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BYOD in the 21st Century

Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie, I present some of the many advantages and limitations of t...

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Good stuff to think about.  I like the creativity that BYOD brings, but 1:1 would rock!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:29 PM

1 to 1 tech to students would be grand but most school districts won't be able to meet that dream.

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Tinker,Maker, Solder, Pie: Maker Spaces and Libraries

Makerspaces are being created in libraries both public and
academic and range from fancy and technology-heavy (3D
printers! Arduino workshops!) to simple and crafty (Build your own lego robot! Learn how to knit!


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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

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Tamara Cox's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:48 AM

links to makerspace guides and articles about them

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Flipping the Learning Commons

One of the reasons I enjoy the learning commons so much is that dynamic libraries are the original flipped classrooms. Students arrive prepared with much of the content knowledge they need to work ...
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BYOD in the 21st Century

Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie, I present some of the many advantages and limitations of t...

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Good stuff to think about.  I like the creativity that BYOD brings, but 1:1 would rock!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:29 PM

1 to 1 tech to students would be grand but most school districts won't be able to meet that dream.

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50 Activities Replaced By Technology

50 Activities Replaced By Technology | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it
From using public telephones to calling movie theaters for showtimes, there are a few activities replaced by technology we still actually do.

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Jess Went's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:26 PM

A visual stimulus that would be an appropriate resource to support students as they evaluate designs and create designs.  

 

Suggested Activities:

-Students identify the technology that has replaced the technology shown.

- Students complete comparison activity where they compare the benefits of the old and new technology and make judgements based on their observations.

-Students choose a piece of technology that they currently use and create a new technology to replace it.

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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it
School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

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karen beck's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:04 PM

helpful for planning a new Learning Commons

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:04 AM

Discusses important considerations when designing the learning environment for modern, 21st Century school libraries.

Marci Milius's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:56 AM

Learning Commons

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School Library. Yesterday's libraries, tomorrow's libraries - 12 differences - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Diigo

School Library. Yesterday's libraries, tomorrow's libraries - 12 differences - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Diigo | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Trying out Diigo. The highlited words are the big takeaways from my learning commons class this semester.


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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Michelle Plumlee's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:52 AM

Great article written by a teacher.  Brings several students to mind!

Andrea Linkous's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:40 PM

This is AMAZING!

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:52 PM
A good reminder.
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6 Steps to Help Students Ask Better Questions | The Science of Learning Blog

How often do we teach students how to formulate good, in-depth questions? Use these 6 steps to help boost your students’ ability to ask better questions and drive their own learning.

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Critical Thinking Skills - Poster

Critical Thinking Skills  - Poster | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it

A great poster to start the learning process - action verbs and discussion starters.


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Playbook

Playbook | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What do you need to know to get your Makerspace up and running? The Makerspace Playbook guides those who are hoping to start a Makerspace at their school or in their community. We welcome your feed...

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Tamara Cox's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:34 AM

Free playbook with tips and tricks

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BYOD- What are we afraid of?

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I recently was confined to a small space and had to listen to  heard two teachers expounding the dangers of allowing smart phone use in the classroom. Aside from being terribly bored with this oft ...
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About the VLC - Virtual Learning Commons of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) - Learning Commons at Upper Canada Virtual Library

About the VLC - Virtual Learning Commons of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) - Learning Commons at Upper Canada Virtual Library | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learning Commons. Virtual Learning Commons of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). About the VLC.

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Angela Wilkins's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:36 AM

Watch the videos to see how they went about changing their library's physical space into a learning commons.

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20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers

20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Let's lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis and see just what is behind each one.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 6, 2013 12:20 PM

Adam Heckler writes:

" The worst part about it is that the technology world moves so fast and changes so rapidly that the jargon and slang is extremely hard to keep up with, even for people who try to pay close attention.

So today I thought I’d bring you a mini-encyclopedia or mini-dictionary of sorts, where I’ll lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis. I’ll do my best to explain them as well, so you can at least sound knowledgeable if you are, say, stuck in a conversation with someone who knows a lot about technology. Here we go!..."

Cathy Booth's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:17 PM

To read

Cathy Booth's comment, March 26, 2013 12:18 PM
Useful for learning terminology for how technology is being used in education.
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The Future Of Web 2.0 Websites (Possibly Web 3.0)

The Future Of Web 2.0 Websites (Possibly Web 3.0) | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Web 2.0 is the terminology assigned to define websites that have been refurbished from an earlier version of the internet.

 

Since most Web 2.0 features are free, websites such as Facebook, Wikipedia, etc. have developed remarkably fast and, as these sites grow, more innovative features are being added using new technologies. In fact, Web 2.0 will continue to grow in the future. 

 

The simultaneous growth of these new trends is outside the scope of Web 2.0’s definition and this is where the next generation of the internet will begin. The third generation of the internet – the Web 3.0 – will completely alter social networking.

 

‘Web 3.0’ is a network of information that can be routed both directly or indirectly using computers and includes television quality video, three dimensional reproductions of images, enhanced reality, man-made semantic barometers, and the all-encompassing sensors – wireless and broadband.

 

Read More Here: http://www.killerstartups.com/startups-tools-and-guides/future-of-web-2-0-websites/

 


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Liveti Liiveti's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:30 PM

With the evergrowing usage of social networking and video sharing mediums by contemporary society, it was inevitable that such an idea as Web 3.0 would be brought up. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. have some form of impact on everyone's daily lives. I myself constantly check my Facebook news feed, sadly even once every 5 minutes. This article states that the idea of Web 3.0 'will completely alter social networking', this is something that I will anxiously await to see. How will the general public react to such alterations? Will it be too much of a jump?

 

Facebook changes, such as the conversion from profile views to timelines (http://mashable.com/2012/02/07/dislike-facebook-timeline/) and the introduction of Graph Search (http://maximizesocialmedia.com/social-media-agencygraph-it-facebooks-graph-search-the-future-of-social-media), have been met with some very negative reviews. Many have panned these changes as they have been so accustomed to previous versions.

 

Web 3.0 will completely alter social networking, but is that a good thing?

 

 

Adam Woodbridge's curator insight, March 27, 2:55 AM

As computers and software progress, so does the internet. Millions of people use the internet everyday and it has to be improved constantly. Web 3.0 is the next level of internet which will be a greater tool than Web 2.0 is at gathering and producing information, and connecting people. 

Derek Phillips's curator insight, March 28, 6:44 AM

Due to the web rapidly grows in both users and content, it has, for many people, become a part of everyday life, whether it be in the workplace or for personal use. As a result of this, it is essential to improve the capability and resources available publicly through the web. This is being done within Web 3.0.

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10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects | open thinking

10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects | open thinking | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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From Library to Learning Commons Yourschoollibrary Ppt Presentatio..

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From Library to Learning Commons Yourschoollibrary Ppt Presentatio.. - A PowerPoint presentation (Viewing #PowerPoint slideshow - From Library To Learning Commons yoursch..

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Can I Use This Image On My Website?

Can I Use This Image On My Website? | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Can I Use This Image On My Website?The handy flowchart will help you decide.

The handy flowchart style poster should help you decide whether or not you can a particular image on your website. If yes, the poster also suggest way on how you can properly credit the original source of the photograph.


http://www.labnol.org/internet/credit-images-flowchart/18943/#


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:57 AM

great flowchart visual on creative commmons.will post in classroom

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Presentation

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Presentation | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Google Slides or Presentation is one of my favorite web services for creating presentations. We have covered several other useful presentation tools before and you have a wide range of choice to choose from but Google Presentation will always remain your best alternative when things are not going the same way you want.


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101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About

101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About | Inquiry in the School Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The 101 best web 2.0 tools for teachers based on functionality, application, ease of use and compatibility with educational technology.

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