Informed Teacher Librarianship
2.1K views | +0 today
Follow
Informed Teacher Librarianship
Resources, tools, links and opinions for Teacher Librarians
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Debbie Northway from Teacher Librarians
Scoop.it!

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...

Via Kathleen Cercone, Kirren Wilson
more...
Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 21, 2014 7:11 AM

Learning, cooperating, creating...

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:58 AM

add your insight...

 

 
Lee Hall's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:42 AM

These are very helpful in meeting Common Core standards.

 

Rescooped by Debbie Northway from School Library Advocacy
Scoop.it!

Developing Online Learning Communities - Consider This!

Developing Online Learning Communities - Consider This! | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

"As more and more districts, give in and extend at least a little rope when it comes to the creation and participation of online learning communities more and more educators will need to understand how to develop a successful online learning community. In her recent interview for the  USDOE-supported Connected Educators site, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach author of The Connected Educator explains how to develop effective online learning communities."


Via Karen Bonanno
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Debbie Northway from School Library Advocacy
Scoop.it!

SLANZA online journal

SLANZA online journal | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa online journal.


Via Karen Bonanno
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Debbie Northway from The 21st Century
Scoop.it!

How Do You Know if an App is Truly Educational?

How Do You Know if an App is Truly Educational? | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
How do you know if an app is truly educational? Let’s take a look... Was a rubric used? Are cross curricula activities applied? Etc... (How Do You Know if an App is Truly Educational?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Debbie Northway from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 

 

She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.

 

She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.

 

How are they connected?"

 

Excellent definition. 

 

And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.

 

Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”

 

Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.

 

So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."

 

But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 

 

She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.

 

Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10

 

Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ ;


Via Robin Good
more...
Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 1:22 PM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
Stalder Angèle's comment, August 1, 2012 3:56 AM
Thank you for this scoop!
Shaz J's comment, August 5, 2012 10:39 AM
Thanks for this!