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Turn Your Voice Recordings into QR Codes Using Vocaroo.com by @SOMSLibrary - TeacherCast Blog

Turn Your Voice Recordings into QR Codes Using Vocaroo.com by @SOMSLibrary - TeacherCast Blog | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Great My students are working on an author study unit in school and I recently taught them how to make QR codes using Delivr.


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TCEA 2016 Convention & Exposition

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The five-day TCEA Annual Convention & Exposition is one of the largest educational technology conventions in the nation and the largest in Texas. Every year, thousands of educators from across Texas and the United States converge in Austin, Texas for quality professional development, a superior exhibit hall, and networking with their peers. From nationally-known speakers and hundreds of hands-on workshops and concurrent sessions to special events and a 900-booth exhibit hall, attendees experience educational technology at its best.
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Librarians, let's get your ideas submitted!

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TexQuest Basics: Training Notes

TexQuest Basics: Training Notes | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
TexQuest Basics TRAINER GUIDE Created by Education Service Center, Region 20 for TexQuest. ESC-20 serves as the TexQuest Support Center. The content in this module is intended mainly for library media specialists, teacher leaders, instructional technologists, and curriculum specialists who w
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Have you been asked to lead a workshop at the end/beginning of the school year?  TexQuest has a great outline here for you to adapt to your own needs.  You can modify the concept to fit any of the digital tools/databases you want to highlight for your faculty. 

 

With the coming of the new Texas Teacher appraisal system, your role as an instructional leader is more important than ever before!  You have the change to step up and be the superhero that helps them use technology and move from Developing to Proficient.  Step up and lead!  The students of Texas need you to help their teachers be student focused.

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A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Centur...

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A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills ~ Educational Technology and... http://t.co/1MZLn7odpC
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"Jackie's set of attributes featured in this chart chime in with Giroux's view of education as a way of producing citizens who are 'critical, self-reflective, knowledgeable and willing to make moral judgements and act in a socially responsible way.'"
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Maker Workshop – Leadership Academy Online | School Library Journal

Maker Workshop – Leadership Academy Online | School Library Journal | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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MakerSpaces are a HOT topic in school libraries.  Check out this event.  http://www.slj.com/maker-workshop/#_

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Our Newest 3 Minute Tech Tool Tutorial: Screencast-O-Matic

Our Newest 3 Minute Tech Tool Tutorial: Screencast-O-Matic | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"Screencasting, or capturing what you do on your computer (or tablet) in a video format while you narrate your actions, is one of the most powerful functions that modern computer technology has delivered to today’s educators."


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This is one of my go-to tools.  I use it for so many things.  It's a great tool for tech support when you can share a screen with someone.  Make a quick video to model what they should be doing on their computer.

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EmergingEdTech has been running a Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge and this week Screencast-O-Matic is the tool of the week. If you have not used this tool and are interested in doing screencasting (also known as screen capture) take the time to review this video.

The free version allows you to record up to 15 minutes, but you cannot edit the film. There is a paid version for $15 per year, which allows for editing and unlimited length! Screencast-O-Matic may be used as a web app, or you can download it (PC and Mac).

Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 24, 9:39 AM

This article includes a video tutorial on Screencast-o-matic, a video capture tool that can help you create videos for your students to help them in their learning.

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TASL Talks: Legislative and Advocacy for YOU: Self-Selected Reading as a Predictor of Reading Improvement (TLA Conference Program)

TASL Talks: Legislative and Advocacy for YOU: Self-Selected Reading as a Predictor of Reading Improvement (TLA Conference Program) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
TLA Program offers us DATA to support self-selected reading – check it out and make good use of it!
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Flipped Lesson Resources

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Offering Technical Support Anymeeting- www.anymeeting.comGoToMeeting- www.gotomeeting.comShow Me What's Wrong:...
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Flipped learning ideas for your school library.
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7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator | The Ubiquitous Librarian

7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator | The Ubiquitous Librarian | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Three years ago we had two classrooms in our library. They looked like this:


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Interesting visuals to make you think about your library's potential.

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Eccentric Habits of Tech Geniuses Infographic

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It’s often true that genius and madness are often two sides of the same coin, so it shouldn’t surprise you that the elite figures of the technology world all have their own eccentric habits and hobbies.The Eccentric Habits of Tech Geniuses Infographic presents a few of the ways that the tech elite keep themselves inspired.

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Which eccentric habit would you like to mimic/practice?  I'll take the 24 karat gold room that blocks out all of the radio waves and television signals. 

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Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools

Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

David Cohen writes: "While it's clear that libraries and librarians have a significantly positive impact on students and schools, we still have to fight to keep these vital resources in our schools and municipalities."


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Happy National School Library month!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 7, 4:32 PM

A great article to share with district officials and administrators!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, April 8, 4:52 PM

This is an excellent article on why school libraries are still important to the educational process.

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How to Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning | Edudemic

How to Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning | Edudemic | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Are you an educator who is thinking about taking the plunge into using Twitter in your classroom? Many of us think of Twitter as a place to share pictures of our latest meal or as the place where industry gurus post their greatest observations. It’s common to wonder: how can we use Twitter in a meaningful way—especially in a classroom?

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Quick overview of Twitter.

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Convert PDFs to Google Docs

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This is a guest post post from Brenda Doucette (@doucetteb) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site. Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. As we…

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Keep everything at the tip of your digital fingers.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, March 30, 10:05 AM

This is a GREAT tip and one I have been search for a long time!  Thanks!

Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, March 30, 3:47 PM

very simple

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 31, 9:16 AM

The OCR feature in Google Drive now lets you make copies of PDF files that can be edited and annotated. Anyone use this yet?

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Digital Citizenship in Schools shared a... - Digital Citizenship in Schools | Facebook

Digital Citizenship in Schools shared a link.
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Be intentional. Help your students establish their digital footprint.
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Makerspaces in School Libraries

Makerspaces in School Libraries: An IGNITE presentation for LSC 531 at the University of Rhode Island. Link to my Libguide to follow within the next week ...

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Across the nation school sponsored STEM initiatives are on the rise to encourage students to explore the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  School libraries typically provide access to many of the tools necessary for STEM projects such as access to computers, devices and the Internet.  What are you doing in this area?

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Teacher Librarian Roles

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Teacher Librarian Roles | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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What do you think? Agree or disagree? Is anything left off?
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Discovery Education Of the People | Space Day 2015 | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Discovery Education Of the People | Space Day 2015 | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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A Live Tour Inside NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

2015 is an exciting year for planetary exploration with a number of important NASA missions and significant discoveries. In celebration of Space Day, join us on May 1st, live from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to find out more about NASA’s missions, their cutting-edge discoveries, and why it is important for us to continue to explore the solar system.

This 30 minute virtual field trip begins at 1:00 PM (ET) and is appropriate for all grades. Submit your questions ahead of time – you never know, it may get asked live on air!

Friday May 1, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM (EST)

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

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Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.

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Great tool as a reminder about the kinds of feedback we should provide.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 23, 12:37 PM

What two components are necessary for good assessments? This post states:

1. Activity or Performance

2. Feedback Criteria

Using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy the infographic looks at each level of Bloom's and provides a short explanation of the focus as well as possible assessment activities AND grading and feedback criteria.
The image (above) show the ''higher levels of active active thinking." Click through to the post to see the full infographic and more information.

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Social media for professional development and networking | E-verything!

Social media for professional development and networking | E-verything! | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Find some library leaders to follow.  Lurk awhile and before long you will find yourself ready to post.

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TED Talks and LIbraries

How can libraries use TED talks and TED programs for their events? Presented at the Texas Library Association
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Did you know your library is eligible for a free license to host a TEDx talk? Check out hear slides. There is also a link to a student club with 10 sessions that result in the development of their own TED Talk.
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All About Those Books Treasure Hills - YouTube

Treasure Hills celebrating library week. HCISD does not own any rights to this song used in this presentation and its intended for entertainment only.
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How are you celebrating your librarian and school library during National Library Week?
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New drawing: Google Docs Sharing Permissions 

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New drawing: Google Docs Sharing Permissions  - Bill “Lewis” Pier - Google+

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This graphic is vital to your use of shared Google documents.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, April 11, 7:39 PM

Very good visual summary of sharing permissions in Google Drive apps.

Kudos to Sylvia Duckworth.

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The Importance of Andragogy in Education

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A question that haunts me however, at almost any education conference that I attend is: Why are so many (not all) of these educators, who are so skilled in a classroom of kids, so bad at teaching in a room full of adults for professional development?

 

The obvious answer may be that children have a motivation to learn that is different from adults. I have addressed this in a previous post, Pedagogy vs. Andragogy.

 

According to an article, “Adult Learning Theory and Principles” from The Clinical Educator’s Resource Kit, Malcolm Knowles, an American practitioner and theorist of adult education, defined andragogy as “the art and science of helping adults learn”.

 

Knowles identified the six principles of adult learning as:

 

* Adults are internally motivated and self-directed

* Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences

* Adults are goal oriented

* Adults are relevancy oriented

* Adults are practical

* Adult learners like to be respected

 

If we consider these adult motivations in terms of presenting for the purpose of professional development for educators, it is obvious that presentations should not be the conventional “sit and get” Power Point extravaganzas that we have come to recognize as commonplace at education conference sessions. It would also rule out those very inspirational TED Talks as real tools for adult learning.

 

An adult will get a great deal more if he/she is part of the presentation as a conversationalist. In that way they will be respected and able to not only impart their expertise, and experiences, but also address their specific needs on the topic. This makes the session personally relevant and more self-directed. Another important part of adult learning is to be able to learn something today that can be used tomorrow.

 

This is not a format unfamiliar to educators. It is probably the key to the success of the Edcamp movement. All of the Edcamp sessions are guided conversations. It is also a key factor in the Education Twitter chats that happen globally around the clock. Even panel discussions would benefit by limiting the panel discussion time in favor of more audience participation for interactive involvement. This would extend, or, in some cases, create a designated question and answer portion with every panel session.

 

Lecture has a place in any presentation, but how much time it is given even with a glitzy Power Point Presentation should be a major concern of any presenter. The goal in professional development should never be to show how much the speaker has learned, but how much we can get the participants to learn.

 

 


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School librarians, remember that you have two very different patrons.  It is important to think differently about the adult teaching staff you are supporting.

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7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning

7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />

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Consider the role it has in your library.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, April 8, 8:12 PM

Social credibility is becoming the new credentialing. Parents and educators need to guide students in developing an online presence that bolsters their social credibility.

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School Library Month | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Month | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
School Library Month - American Association of School Librarians (AASL): http://t.co/8Uh4KNCEks #slm15
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Get ready to celebrate libraries and the awesome librarians who support them!
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Good reminder just in time for preparing for National School Library Month.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 30, 9:57 AM

I love this - find the one that floats your boat and share it with administrators, teachers, and Central Office stakeholders. A picture can truly be worth 1,000 words.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 30, 4:09 PM

Great ideas for re-imagining space in your learning commons and your role as a TL.