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The Price Is Right at Unite for Literacy | American Libraries Magazine

The Price Is Right at Unite for Literacy | American Libraries Magazine | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Don't pass this up!  100 free ebooks for PreK-1st.  English titles, but audio available in multiple languages.  Grab the MARC records from CLiC, and thereby obtain automatic links to the Unite for Literacy content.

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Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:45 PM

I love this handy guide to digital storytelling tools complete with an explanation of what it is and how students (and teachers) can use it. Another great post (complete with link to the Google Docs version)

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 5, 2014 5:20 PM

This list comes with a handy Google docs download.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:13 PM

Handy list when looking for something different. 

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less [...]

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Several hidden gems in here for engagement in any industry.  Determine to try one or two for your workplace - even if you only have volunteers who assist you.

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Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:34 AM

They understand what employees are thinking.

They create an intentional culture.

They demonstrate appreciation for contributions big and small.

They support career path development.

They engage in social interactions outside work.

They know how to communicate the organization’s stories.


Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 4, 2014 6:35 PM

Some good examples of how some companies are dealing with employee engagement.  Some of the best answers are straight forward - recognition, open communication, integrity.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:50 AM

When Engagement is missing as evidenced by 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less...what you do?

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important? | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

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Encourage parents you know to pass on the key habit of reading 20 minutes a day.  What a difference it makes! 

 

Now think about it professionally.  If you read 20 minutes a day about your profession, can you imagine all of the background knowledge you'd be building!

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Mike Woods's curator insight, June 16, 2014 7:52 PM

Keep reading folks...

 

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 18, 2014 2:18 AM

That's actually a very interesting way to break down or demonstrate the cumulative effects of time spent reading on literacy. Great stuff!

Grace Kuypers's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:34 PM

This is really great!

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Libraries As Interfaces, Extending The Possibilities | LIANZA 2012 Keynote

Libraries As Interfaces, Extending The Possibilities | LIANZA 2012 Keynote | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
My keynote presentation at this years professional organisation for the New Zealand library and information management profession (LIANZA). My abstract: The opportunities to connect to audiences an...
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This keynote is dated 2012, but it still rings true.  I like this idea.  The internet is not a destination for people to go to and stay.  It is an intersection or crossroads.  People go there (to a website) and then travel off to other places from the website.  Where does your website send your patrons?  What connections are you making?

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Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One

Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Master Curator Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia:
"Many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them.

The most limiting factor of all, in making an effective selection when it comes to content curation tools is the lack of a proper evaluation framework, identifying the specific requirements and needs that need to be met by the content curation tool to be selected.

I am now publicly sharing this list of selection criteria, complemented by relevant questions to be asked when verifying the availability of these features to help both individuals, small organizations and companies evaluate better, and in a more systematic fashion, their ideal content curation toolset.

Here the features-list, organized into 21 groups. (*I have marked with HS those features relevant only to hosted content curation services.)
1. Import and Export functions
2. Content Organization
3. Clipping Abilities
4. Integrated Search
5. Content Monitoring - News Discovery
6. Filtering
7. Display formats
8. Arrangement
9. Navigation
10.Editing and Formatting
11.Ownership - HS
12.Collaboration - HS
13.Private Collections / Streams - HS
14.Intelligence - Memory
15.Crediting and Attribution
16.Preservation - Archiving
17.Distribution options
18.SEO - HS
19.Reach (for hosted curation platforms) - HS
20.Integrations - API - HS
21.Branding - White Label - Design Customization - HS..."

Each group is analyzed with more informations. Read full, useful and interesting article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-selection-criteria-to-evaluate/

(Hat Tip to Robin Good: @Robin Good )

 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 2014 1:40 PM

Great tips to help you pick the best curation tool.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:34 AM

Now we need to curate content curation.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, March 24, 2014 1:15 PM

mega post do Robin Good!

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The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills

The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Buffer I came across a good post from JuastAdandAk the other day. it covers many of the the things we talk about on the blog and podcast. What I really liked though is their break down of the five core steps of curation (also the graphic is great as well) 1. Find : Track other digital curators to emulate / learn from. I had a call the other day with someone asking if we had a what I consider a listening platform in our tool. We don’t and we haven’t built on for 2 simple reasons. It’s easy (beyond easy) …

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No matter what your field is, you should be a curator.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 1, 2014 7:59 AM

A nice write up about what is important in curation. 

Library Staff's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:00 PM

Great infographic on the steps to effective curation.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:35 PM
Curation skilss
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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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Excellent list of ways and whys educators need to be familiar with social networking.

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Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

Jessica Cox's curator insight, November 8, 2015 10:31 AM

Social Networking

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Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development - Forbes

Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development - Forbes | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development Forbes While many people scoff at this process and don't take it seriously, it can actually be a great opportunity to increase communication between you and your boss and improve your career...

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We should all make the time to do this kind of thing in ALL areas of our life - spiritual, personal, professional, etc.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 14, 2014 8:07 AM

This is often the step many of us leave out..the ability to consider ourselves from an objective point of view.  The result so such an omission is often repeated mistakes and heartache....

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:50 PM

Self awareness is vitally important to personal development.  Do you know you strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement and do you really know how other people view you?

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Reading Bingo 2013 Challenge

Reading Bingo 2013 Challenge | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Challenge yourself to read more, to read more widely and to have fun doing it all with our Reading Bingo!
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You can use this same idea in your workplace setting to encourage professional reading. Here’s a fun way to promote reading!   I’m sure these Bingo cards can help you think of even more ideas to put inside a similar card.  I bet your students could even create their own as a personal reading goal.

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digitally based classroom?

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Judith Morais's curator insight, January 14, 2014 6:51 PM

The infographic looks at the cornell system of note taking as well as other methods. A good read for those considering how to build up their own or students note taking skills. 

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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I really think you can see this as how it will change the workplace, not just education.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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Trends That Will Shape 2014 | Social Media Today

Trends That Will Shape 2014 | Social Media Today | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
As Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus make it harder to get found organically, niche sites are going to prove to be more valuable than ever to get in front of your customers.
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How can you use these things impact your role as an education leader or leader in any field?

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Tips for Creating a “Mock BoB” | SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books

Tips for Creating a “Mock BoB” | SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Whether you’re hearing about SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books (BoB) for the first time, or you’ve been a longtime fan of the virtual elimination contest that pits the best kids’ books of the year against one another, the online tournament can be a fun way to engage students, while increasing their literacy skills. Here are some tips for creating your own mock BoB.
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To find the Best Books at your library.  Could be fun during school library month or national children’s book week.

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An Extraordinary Partnership

An Extraordinary Partnership | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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Very proud! Page 38 of the March/April Library Media Connection features an article I wrote! An Extraordinary Partnership. It describes the resulting cafe and digital lounges that were created in our high school libraries in partnership with the departments of library services and child nutrition.

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School Libraries in Action (1961)

Line of children (junior-high-age) entering classroom. Librarians in planning meeting, all women. Kids in front of library display board "Books Away!", showi...

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Great view of the past and how our role has changed.  Many of the key elements are the same, but are in an updated format.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 26, 2014 3:47 PM

A promotional video about what happened in school libraries in the '60s in the USA. 

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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...

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Well-made and very well thought out presentation.  The importance of a trained librarian is very evident here.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 3:13 AM

This is great! Could someone make one for UK school libraries please :) 

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 2014 3:17 PM

Let's video-write our ideas - youtube's last fashion :)

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:50 AM

ALIA Schools promotional film advocating the role of school libraries and teacher librarians.

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Content Curation by Robin Good | ZEEF

Content Curation by Robin Good | ZEEF | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Content curation is the art of finding, selecting, contextualizing, personalizing and illustrating relevant information items on a specific topic and for a specific audience
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Awesome visual of various curation tools categorized by their abilities.

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it we're constantly amazed by the great work our awesome curators do with their content. 


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Everyone has a passion about something.  Identify yours and then share your expertise with others.  Let's get busy learning from each other!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 7, 2014 1:36 PM

Lovely presentation on curating 

Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:15 AM

Great tips!

Hugo Callens's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:56 AM

Content curation is het systematisch verzamelen, selecteren en commentariëren van allerlei content die je op het web vindt met betrekking tot een topic die voor jou,  je organisatie en je publiek relevant is.

Het is o.a. een manier om je positie als "expert" op een bepaald gebied te versterken, om zelf op de hoogte te blijven van de ontwikkelingen in je vakgebied en om tegelijk  je publiek "op te voeden".

In deze presentatie vind je 10 praktische tips om dat proces vorm te geven.

Lees ook: http://www.socius.be/Content+curation

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a recently launched national digital library project that brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. To date, its open website portal includes access to more than 5.5 million text, image, sound, and moving image items from U.S. collections and one of AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (2013).

 

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Parts of a Web page for MLA citations by Kathy Schrock

Parts of a Web page for MLA citations by Kathy Schrock | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink
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Check out how this tool works. Useful for any profession.
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Community Post: New Year's Reading Resolutions

We all love books, so in 2014, we're pledging to become better readers.
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Pledge to become a better reader this year.  Also, pledge to help your child or children in your life become better readers in 2014.  Here's some fun ideas to help meet this challenge!

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Reading Bingo Challenge 2014

Reading Bingo Challenge 2014 | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Welcome to Retreat’s Reading Bingo Challenge 2014. We’ve created a printable bingo card with 24 reading challenges! Join our challenge!
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Here’s a fun way to promote reading!   I’m sure these Bingo cards can help you think of even more ideas to put inside a similar card.  I bet your students could even create their own as a personal reading goal.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Nice Classroom Poster Featuring The 21st Century Mobile Social Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Nice Classroom Poster Featuring The 21st Century Mobile Social Learning | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
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16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
2014 is going to be an exciting year for books and movies! In order of release date.
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Here's some upcoming movies created from books. See if any look good to you for a student or faculty book club. My faculty would annually do a book club with me that ended with dinner out and a trip to a movie. Fun memories!
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