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How to Analyze a Primary Source

How to Analyze a Primary Source | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
A primary source is a first-hand account of a time-period or event. It includes newspapers, letters, memoirs, music, court cases, records and anything else that took place at the time you are researching. Historians, students and...
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Good outline.  Written from a student's perspective.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 25, 2014 1:44 PM

Excellent tips on understanding how to analyze a primary source from Wiki-How.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, July 27, 2014 4:30 PM

Great list of steps to share with students and teachers.

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Read All Day : Teachers Remake Taylor Swift's Shake It Off - YouTube

The OAS staff shakes it up to a school favorite to surprise our students as we celebrate Read Across America Day, a day filled with reading, book shopping an...
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Get ready to smile and sing along!

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The Hidden Advantages to Digital Libraries

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The Hidden Advantages to Digital Libraries

Presented by Heather Lister, middle school librarian and a certified Instructional Technology Specialist in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Thursday, Mar. 12 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
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Digital libraries are much more than just eBooks! In this webinar, middle school librarian Heather Lister will overview the various resources available to begin a digital library, as well as ways to share these resources with your teachers and students. She will explore the many resources she uses to build her digital library of eBooks, websites, and databases. Attendees will hear about the many advantages of digital content - including specific tools and features that help support students of various abilities and interests.

As librarians and teachers, we face the challenge of providing students with resources that address both their curricular needs and their diverse academic needs. Find out how a digital library can provide your students and teachers with information at a wide range of reading levels, many with features that add additional support or extension activities. Join Heather for this interactive session to learn how you can use a digital library to support a wider range of your students and teachers. She will field questions from attendees after her presentation.

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8 Ways to Engage eLearners [Infographic]

8 Ways to Engage eLearners [Infographic] | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
The 8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic provides 8 tips that will leave your learners energised and primed to look at your learning in a different light.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Engage-ME%21

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/practice-21st-century-assessment-flowchart-page2-pdf.pdf

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 


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Tanoh Laurent Kakou's curator insight, March 4, 6:59 PM

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terry clarke's curator insight, March 4, 11:01 PM

Superb graphic of the 8 steps important to engaging e-learners, along with an excellent collection of links providing more tips for the teacher/professor whose course includes distance-learners. I certainly could have used this information my last half dozen years as a Marshall Graduate College professor/lecturer!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, Today, 10:54 AM

This infographic shares 8 excellent tips on how to keep your online learners engaged.

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Gener

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I'm not sure about the pricing.  But, if you are looking for a list to help you get started exploring infographics, this one is a good start.

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Standing TALL Award | Texas Library Association

Standing TALL Award | Texas Library Association | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Know an outstanding Texas school librarian or library leader who deserves to be recognized?  Keep reading to find out how to nominate him/her.

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The Impact of Assigned Reading on Reading Pleasure in Young Adults

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Stacy Creel, Assistant Professor, School of Library & Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi
Creel, Stacy.

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Interesting.  Do you offer choice?

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Finding the Right Narration Style for an eLearning Course - Business 2 Community

Finding the Right Narration Style for an eLearning Course - Business 2 Community | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Before beginning work on a new eLearning course, there are a number of details to hash out. Who is the intended audience and at what level is their knowledge of the subject matter?

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Audio tips for online PD you create.

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Download the 2014 Australian School Library Survey Report - Softlink

Download the 2014 Australian School Library Survey Report - Softlink | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
2014 Australian School Library Survey Report links library resourcing to literacy. Download the report provided by Softlink.

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Australia school libraries have strong leaders.  See what you can learn from them.

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SCIS's curator insight, February 25, 8:49 PM
In 2014, Softlink conducted the fifth annual Australian School Library Survey. This report outlines the findings from the 2014 Australian School Library Survey into Australian school library budgets, qualified staffing levels and NAPLAN literacy results.
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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES]

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES] | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
5 free templates that will teach you how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint.
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This looks simple enough. Let me know if you try these templates.
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Why Infographics are Good for ELearning

Why Infographics are Good for ELearning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"Graphics can often make or beak an online course. Rarely today do you see a course that doesn’t contain any relevant images – although I have unfortunately come across some. Luckily most elearning will make use of graphics, but sometimes they are not implemented properly."


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Infographics are useful for a variety of purposes.  What tool do you use to create them?

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online4ed's curator insight, February 18, 9:49 AM

Sharing with my students creating infographics this week!  

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 18, 10:43 AM

As we consider different types of platforms of writing and communicating, infographics are a form that should consistently be modeled and created by students. If we are preparing our students with the ability for future success infographics will be one of the main ways information will be shared and conveyed.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, February 20, 10:13 AM

Infographic on infographics! Love it!

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How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker

How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others?

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"When Hoeft took into account all of the explanatory factors that had been linked to reading difficulty in the past—genetic risk, environmental factors, pre-literate language ability, and over-all cognitive capacity—she found that only one thing consistently predicted how well a child would learn to read. That was the growth of white matter in one specific area of the brain, the left temporoparietal region. The amount of white matter that a child arrived with in kindergarten didn’t make a difference. But the change in volume between kindergarten and third grade did."

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2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner | Texas Library Association

2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner | Texas Library Association | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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And the winner is........!  Watch the video to see the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award, a children's choice award for 3rd-6th grade readers in the great state of Texas.    29,674 children voted for this title!  The video also reveals the three runners-up.

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A Free Professional Learning Community Exploring eBooks for K-1

A Free Professional Learning Community Exploring eBooks for K-1 | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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A Free Professional Learning Community

Exploring eBooks for K-12

Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources

Exploring eBooks for K-12 is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides teaching ideas and discussions about the use of eBooks in schools and helps educators work together to speed their adoption. In this innovative online community, you can stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues on how to integrate eBooks into teaching and learning. You can post questions, start discussions, and get feedback from experts and peers on the issues and challenges you face every day.

As a member of the community, you'll receive:

Invitations to free webinars on new ideas and successful practicesFree CE certificates for attending and viewing webinarsAccess to a resource library with webinar recordings, free resources, and quizzes to receive a free CE certificate for all past webinarsOnline discussion forums where you can connect and collaborate with other educators and experts

Join the Community

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Maker Education Activities

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The Maker Movement is a technological and creative revolution underway around the world. Fortunately for educators, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power...

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Librarians - Makerspaces can be a good fit for your library.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, Today, 6:09 AM

Jackie Gerstein has created a new website that explores the Maker Movement. If this is an area that you would like to explore you will find 10 areas that you can explore:

* Paper Circuits

* Squishy Cirtuits

* Bare Conductive Paint

* Sew Electrics

* Operation Game

* Toy Take Apart

* Soldering Projects

* LittleBits

* Makey Makey

* Hummingbird Robotics

Each of these areas leads to a webpage and the ones I checked out included a number of videos to help you understand the topic as well as some documentation and additional resources.

She also includes a brief video that helps you understand what the Maker Movement is (and you hear from learners involved in a number of projects). In addition there is a ThingLink (based on the image above) that provides  links to additional resources.

The Maker Movement provides learners with opportunities to create something that is new to them. It is authentic learning and learners will go through iterations as they work through the process, and potentially experience failure that will help them become successful.

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March Madness!

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Texas School Library Standards Update - Call for Steering Committee Volunteers

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Information Technology / Technology Conference - Call for Presenters

Information Technology / Technology Conference - Call for Presenters | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Planning for the 21st Annual Region One Technology Conference is well under way.  We are now accepting presentation proposals. Sessions are limited to 45 minutes or 90 minutes and will be scheduled starting at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 through noon on Friday, May 22, 2015.  


District Personnel: 
District personnel who present a MINIMUM of 90 minutes will have their $125 conference registration fee waived. 

If you are a school district employee and would like to present on any day of the conference - Wednesday, May 20 through Friday, May 22, 2015, complete the online Presenter Proposal Form and submit it for consideration. Deadline March 20, 2015. 

NOTE: School district presenters must agree to present a minimum of 90 minutes (for
           two separate days if applicable) in order to have their registration fee waived.
           All presenters will be notified if their session is selected or declined.

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Ready to start your own ScoopIt?

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I'll help you!  It's a great tool to build your digital professional profile and to reach out to those who share your professional interests and passions.

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Aspirational Librarianship

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In the September/October issue of Knowledge Quest, Buffy and Kristin coauthored an article that suggested that there was a widening gap between the standards and expectations AASL promotes and the ...

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How about you?  Do you aspire to meet the AASL standards?

 

"I aspire to what AASL considers “excellence”, keeping that as a potential goal while looking at the reality of the situation on the ground."

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

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Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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Remember you are a teacher-librarian.

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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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Ideas for providing PD to your teaching staff.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 28, 2:45 AM

I love this infographic!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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Good reference tool.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 26, 9:37 AM

Great tool to figure out how to do infographics. They're getting more popular all the time.

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 26, 6:22 PM

Great document for building a good info graphic with a layout that is going to get the results you want.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 3:29 PM

This article helps you determine the best layout for the type of infographic you may be creating.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search for Publicly Shared Google Docs, Slides, and Spreadsheets | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Everyone needs to know these tips.  You can find amazing products/presentations online that people are willing to share.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, February 18, 2:52 AM

Clear instructions.

Tammy Thomas's curator insight, February 21, 10:45 AM

Aikin,

 

Here is a wonderful time saver for searching...  It is the best way to search for lesson plans  & more with publicly shared Docs. Just type site:docs.google.com "Example Topic" into Google Search. 

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School Librarian Advocacy

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Excellent letter written on behalf of Texas School Librarians.  Thank you, Julie Briggs!

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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

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Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype

 


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Have any of you used Skype in your library? 
Authors Who Skype with Classes & Book Clubs (for free!)

http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/ ;

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Kelly's curator insight, February 23, 11:00 PM

While Skype offers an additional option, it is limited by the 1:1 connection (unless you pay for an upgraded version) as well as the inability to screenshare, etc. However, it may be a very good option when looking at international connections and low-cost alternatives and should not be summarily dismissed.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 3:17 AM

As always you just have to have rich imagination and ideas how to use tools for creative and useful educational purposes  and it works!!! :)

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 3, 3:34 PM

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