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Introduction to Coding with Ruby - Udemy

Introduction to Coding with Ruby - Udemy | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Start your coding career with Ruby - the easy, popular web programming language and gateway to Ruby on Rails

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How to Use Weebly & YouTube to Create a Video Blog Series

How to Use Weebly & YouTube to Create a Video Blog Series | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Earlier this fall ago I published a post about creating video blog entries on Blogger. Last week someone asked me how his students could do the same thing through Weebly.

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How Do We Make Writing? Five Ways to Hack Your Writing Workshop - Brilliant or Insane

How Do We Make Writing? Five Ways to Hack Your Writing Workshop - Brilliant or Insane | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

gelaStockman"In a different life, I was an English teacher. In fact, I spent the first half of my twenty-four year career in education writing beside middle and high school kids. Writing workshop was my passion, and Nancie Atwell was my hero (well, she still is). Naturally, I was thrilled when my principal tapped me to design and teach an entire course specifically devoted to this endeavor. For many years, all of the kids in our middle school enjoyed writers workshop beside their core English classes, and I got to be their teacher.

 

I loved this, and I loved teaching so much that when I stepped out of the classroom to begin doing staff development, I refused to let it go. Nearly a decade ago, I founded the WNY Young Writers Studio, a community of writers and teachers of writing. Then, I began doing a whole lot of action research.

 

Here’s what I learned: When many young writers sit down to confront flat, empty screens and pages, they experience frustration and even defeat. Wading into procedures that often feel contrived using tools that are completely intangible paralyzes them."


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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know - TeachThought

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know - TeachThought | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Nowadays, many educators use the same methods over and over again in their lessons for students to express themselves and demonstrate their new knowledge. Today’s students want to express themselves in a variety of different ways. They want their academic work to be relevant, engaging and fun.

Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School? | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

The only rational answer to the conundrum of curiosity is to disengage our educational system from standardized testing and common curricula. Curiosity does not hold up well under intense expectation. Give agency to teachers, with the explicit message to slow down and provide students time to wonder and be curious.

 


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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, November 28, 2015 10:32 PM

Curiosity projects, MakerSpaces, Passion projects, asking questions and seeking answers...all mind-expanders.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 3, 11:51 AM

Children, and for that matter teachers, bring curiousity with them. Teachers can help create contexts where that curiousity remains vibrant.

Valerie Morris's curator insight, May 25, 3:18 PM

Curious?

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Wallflowers in the Online Classroom

Wallflowers in the Online Classroom | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
The study found that visits to discussion boards correlated with student success. But the students didn’t have to post—they just needed to spend time there.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, November 20, 2015 11:28 AM
Are there wallflowers in your online classroom? It may not be such a bad thing.
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Public Domain

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Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.
Completely free & made available by Pond5.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 2, 2015 9:47 PM

The Public Domain section of Pond5 has a large collection of media available for free download and royalty free use.

Olga Boldina's curator insight, July 16, 2015 8:03 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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Smith System is a manufacturer of innovative products that make educational environments more healthy, comfortable and inspiring for students and educators.
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Digital Public Library of America : New Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization : Free

Digital Public Library of America : New Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization : Free | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Now at the end of the project, we’ve made this curriculum available in a self-guided version intended for digitization beginners from a variety of cultural heritage institutions. Each module includes a video presentation, slides with notes in Powerpoint, and slides in PDF. Please feel free to share, reuse, and adapt these materials.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 20, 2015 2:41 PM

Here's a significant archive of professional development curriculum for Librarians.  Online and Free... as it should be! 

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Words for Life - Home

Words for Life - Home | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
For parents to help their children develop vital communication and literacy skills from birth to age eleven.
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Research Room - Articles and Essays on Multicultural Education, Diversity, and Social Justice

Research Room - Articles and Essays on Multicultural Education, Diversity, and Social Justice
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Computational Thinking - A Revolution in 4 Steps

A Keynote Presentation to the 'Teach Kids to Code' Conference which was part of Future Schools 2015 in Sydney March 11/12

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Paul Herring's curator insight, March 13, 2015 1:26 AM

Updated a little to include some of the narrative so it makes more sense! Videos also included.

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Block Posters

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A free poster maker to create massive wall posters from your own images! Free!

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A Wonderful Tool to Help Students Easily Design Their Own Games ~ EdTech and MLearning

A Wonderful Tool to Help Students Easily Design Their Own Games ~ EdTech and MLearning | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Gamestar Mechanic is a gaming platform where students grades 4 to 9 get to learn how to design their own games using the learning principles of game design. Gamester Mechanic features three main components to engage students in game-based learning: the Quest, Workshop and Game Alley.

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3 Google Scholar Tips Every Student Should Know About

3 Google Scholar Tips Every Student Should Know About | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
November 13, 2015
As a research student you probably are already doing a lot of research in Google Scholar which you should given the power and reliability of this academic search engine. The...

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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, November 18, 2015 6:10 PM

Some useful tips here.

Vicki Hansen's curator insight, November 19, 2015 8:59 AM

Giving students MORE from Google!

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Books That Genius Hour Teachers Love - Genius Hour Guidebook

Books That Genius Hour Teachers Love - Genius Hour Guidebook | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Since starting teaching with Genius Hour, we have read so many inspirational books that have changed us and our pedagogy. With the help of my GH friends and fellow contributors – Joy Kirr, Hugh McDonald and Gallit Zvi – we have compiled this list of books that we know Genius Hour teachers love.

Of course we know it is incomplete, as we haven’t read all the great books out there, and new books are coming out regularly. We hope you will add to this list by sharing your favorite book in the comments section. We look forward to more great GH-friendly reading!

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7 Simple Tools for New Teachers to Learn

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These seven tools for new teachers, ranging from video creating platforms to online reading logs, are not only simple, but..

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 19, 2015 6:54 PM

Good list!

Carolynn Bruton's curator insight, November 21, 2015 3:57 AM

Jessica Sanders discusses 7 useful tools for the classroom. #EdTechUCT I particularly liked the #Animoto idea of videoing a book review and @PoolEverywhere where the teacher could create a "pop quiz" to ensure understanding of possible difficult-to-understand concepts - and answers can be done via Twitter or the web browser on their phones. Great accessibility in #SouthAfrica education context!

 

Pati Morris's curator insight, November 29, 2015 11:54 PM

Adding to my list of resources for helping teachers with tech!

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Infographic: How the maker movement is growing by leaps and bounds | eSchool News

Infographic: How the maker movement is growing by leaps and bounds | eSchool News | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Electronics maker company littleBits has created a new infographic, in collaboration with Getting Smart, designed to show the rise of the maker movement and its explosive growth, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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midmarketplace's curator insight, August 9, 2015 5:20 PM

This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  

 

Check it out?

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:05 AM

This is a great infographic for showing the thought process of finding information.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:50 AM

A pretty well-reasoned, fundamental thought process for most knowledge work research.  This serves as an even better backward (there-to-here) model to guide the core research workflow process automation  a knowledge worker may want to devise, install.  Think work product-informed -> DevonThink structures -> DevonAgent w/'Active Filtered' automated searches.  The most important drivers here are - 'ethical' - (more than just multiple sources, a stage needs to be added at the work product stage to provide authenticity) and - 'bias' -  (a post automated search,  subsequent manual search for corroborating items selection to provide authority).

corroborating

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Stark Depression-Era Photos of People Reading, From Shelters to Libraries

Stark Depression-Era Photos of People Reading, From Shelters to Libraries | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
This month, Yale released an archive of thousands of Depression-era photos by iconic photographers who were commissioned by the government to document the effect of the hard times on the nation.

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The Golden Treasures of Google! The Fabulous Tools You Don't Know About!

The Golden Treasures of Google! The Fabulous Tools You Don't Know About! | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
The Golden Treasures of Google! The Fabulous Tools You Don't Know About! Most of us know of the Googley Goodness of Google Drive and related apps for education, but did you know there is much, much more that Google offers for FREE! There are so many hidde

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Getting a “quick fix”: First-year college students’ use of Wikipedia | Garrison | First Monday

Getting a “quick fix”: First-year college students’ use of Wikipedia | Garrison | First Monday | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Getting a “quick fix”: First-year college students’ use of Wikipedia
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