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Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available.

While this list is by no means fully comprehensive, it will assist educators in getting started when implementing iOS devices in the classroom.

This site will change almost daily as it will be updated with new and exciting apps!

 

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Bring back shushing librarians

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Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?
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Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check

Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

By Salvador Rodriguez

April 9, 2014, 10:59 a.m.

A bug named "Heartbleed" was recently discovered and likely affects most websites on the Internet. Fortunately, an online tool makes it easy for users to quickly check whether a website is secure or not.

Heartbleed is a bug that affects OpenSSL, a technology that is used by many Internet services to keep user data secure. Hackers can take advantage of the bug to steal a key code that can then be used to steal information, including user passwords.

A fix has been created for the bug, but many websites across the Internet have still not implemented it to their services.



http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-heartbleed-test-check-safe-sites-20140409,0,2218732.story#ixzz2ybCvv8y6

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Technology Trends in Libraries for 2014

Technology has changed the face of libraries, and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to customers. This workshop introduces emer...

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 15, 9:37 AM

Awesome take-aways to look at for your school library.

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Mr C says...

Mr C says... | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
FILM, TELEVISION, MUSIC, THE ARTS, POPULAR CULTURE, MEDIA EDUCATION
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Advances in Citation Management Technologies: How Do They Shape Inquiry and Literacies?

Advances in Citation Management Technologies:  How Do They Shape Inquiry and Literacies? | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Two years ago, I adopted EasyBib as my primary citation subscription service for a multitude of reasons, but the driving factor was to spend less time on the mechanics of citation and more time hel...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 23, 6:02 AM

Buffy asks how "less emphasis on the mechanics of citation change people’s perceptions and connotations of “research”?" and "How do these technologies and access or lack of access to them function as sponsors of literacy?"

 

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 27, 5:23 AM

I have subscribed to EasyBib for several years and LOVE that the Gale Databases now make it one click to export the citation info. to EasyBib. Way more students use the databases because of it.

 

 

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Five Best Screen Capture Tools

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Capturing your computer screen is a terribly handy trick in all sorts of situations, ranging from creating tutorials to capturing web moments for posterity. Take a peek at the five most popular screen capture applications.

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We Are Teachers

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Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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Free Printable Door Signs for EXAM Week

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School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff.

School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff. | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

School library marketing has to begin and end with impact.  It has to be about what we do for our kids, our teachers, our communities and why it's important.  It has to be about outcomes and the message that "we're all in this together" or, put another way, that we care just as much about student success as any other teacher in the building.


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 18, 4:10 AM

"Before we can even begin to think about how we're going to market our work and its impact on student learning, we have to create work that impacts student learning! "

Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, March 18, 11:56 AM

If you want to be considered an awesome school librarian, you have to think of the kid' needs. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, March 18, 5:15 PM

Includes a template for planning the marketing of your school library

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25-point Website Usability Checklist

25-point Website Usability Checklist | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Use this simple, 25-point checklist to assess critical website usability issues. Includes free download (1-page PDF).

 

The list is split into 4 roughly equal sections, (I) Accessibility, (II) Identity, (III) Navigation, and (IV) Content. I'll describe and rationalize all of the sections and line items below, but you can also download the checklist as a simple, 1-page PDF. I try to keep it simple with 3 basic ratings: (1) Green Check = Good/Pass, (2) Red Check = Needs work, but no disaster, (3) Red X = Bad/Fail. Not all points are necessarily applicable to all sites.


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Terry Patterson's comment, March 17, 11:09 AM
Great short list. One to use that is very useful and best known is the Nielsen's heuristics list. Of course, we're talking about the generic aspects. Heuristics can be specialized as well depending on the type of software application and its function. :)
Kim Spencer's curator insight, March 18, 4:05 PM

So useful to use in a class info literacy session.

GA13's curator insight, March 19, 10:27 PM

Another good usability article.

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Teach the past in a medium of the future: 5 timeline generator apps

Teach the past in a medium of the future: 5 timeline generator apps | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Looking to reinvent history? Try bringing these 5 timeline generator apps into the classroom!

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Telling our Stories: Aboriginal young people in Victoria and Digital Storytelling - IBES

Telling our Stories: Aboriginal young people in Victoria and Digital Storytelling - IBES | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Download: Telling our Stories: Aboriginal young people in Victoria and Digital Storytelling (pdf: 1.5 mb) at http://broadband.unimelb.edu.au/publications/2014/Telling-Our-Stories.pdf


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Jean Anning's curator insight, March 3, 4:04 PM

Useful also for Digital Technologies and cross-curricular priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture

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Read With Me - A Reading App

Read With Me - A Reading App | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 3, 10:58 PM

"Read With Me is the easiest, most customizable assessment platform for monitoring oral reading progress on any web device. Built by teachers with students and parents in mind."

Lou Salza's curator insight, March 14, 8:11 PM

Small cost, highly valuable. Oral reading practice is becoming extinct in our schools.  Apps like this may help to revive the practice!-Lou

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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 7, 1:35 PM

What a great find! Keep this handy for the inevitable questions that arise as students delve into research and create projects.  Thanks Karen Bonanno for sharing!

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 8, 3:21 PM

Looks like a great resource!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 14, 3:52 AM

I'd say  this just about covers it!  Thanks @Joyce Valenza

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

Interactive Learning Sites for Education | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

These activities work great with your SMARTboard or interactive  whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab  or at home for individual learning. Choose from fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, english language arts, science, social studies, brainteasers, music, art, holidays and more!


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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, April 13, 12:16 PM

COOL!

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 14, 12:27 AM

Citation of sources; referencing

Dean Mantz's curator insight, April 14, 7:28 AM

Thanks to reuvenwerber for sharing this post on his Jewish Education Around the World page.  http://www.scoop.it/t/jewish-education-around-the-world/

 

This comes and a perfect time as my TnC356 preservice students from Sterling College are creating PSA videos and digital storytelling projects. 

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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool

A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Alissa Walker:  'I also like the simple way Hi talks about itself on its homepage: "A community of writers, journalists, journalers, illustrators, photographers, travelers, poets, and musicians exploring the world, and sharing those explorations through images and text."'

IBooks Author's curator insight, April 1, 7:45 AM

So is there an approach here to add to your next book?

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Evaluating information

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Information literacy refers to the set of skills required to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library.  A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn.  When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money.  I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 3, 7:06 AM
Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library
Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 15, 12:05 PM

Raises ideas about thelibrary as a makerspace 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 20, 8:28 PM

Awesome maker spaces in this learning commons!

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Wiki based resource page: tools for search -

Wiki based resource page: tools for search - | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 19, 2:37 PM

Here's the home page of a wikispaces archive of search tools. There are a lot of resources here that are new to me. Will they be new to you?

Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, March 20, 1:43 AM

A lot of links to search tools which I haven't explored all. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 21, 2:49 PM

Wiki based resource page: tools for search

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Sokratik, create and share

Sokratik, create and share | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 17, 10:14 AM

Interesting tool for flipped lessons. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 17, 8:13 PM

This is an amazing little tool that makes extremely effective and simple video presentations. I am going to test it out on iPads and see how it goes!

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, March 18, 4:22 AM

a great tool to prepare and share visual presentations

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Retro library signs - using old keyboard keys

Retro library signs - using old keyboard keys | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Our first sign using an old keyboard. If anyone knows where to purchase old typewriter keys cheaply, I would appreciate it. I'm hoping to do signs for 'fiction', 'picture books', etc. using some in...

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The Research Safari

The Research Safari
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HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School

HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
LibGuides. GENERAL: Citing Sources. HOME.

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:28 AM

Good graphic to pull it together visually.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:29 AM

Good use of a graphic to pull plagiarism together visually.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2:08 AM

Easy to understand guide to avoiding plagiarism

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The Boat - Reading Australia

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Details and resources for The Boat by Nam Le
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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 7, 1:35 PM

What a great find! Keep this handy for the inevitable questions that arise as students delve into research and create projects.  Thanks Karen Bonanno for sharing!

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 8, 3:21 PM

Looks like a great resource!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 14, 3:52 AM

I'd say  this just about covers it!  Thanks @Joyce Valenza

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Reading Australia - Home

Reading Australia - Home | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
This is the Reading Australia Home page. Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.
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