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This site is loaded with heaps of links to a variety of topics on education.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 9, 2013 5:03 PM

The layout is like a huge display board.....serious information overload, but there could be some real gems found.

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How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen.

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What If Students Learned This Way Instead Of That?

What If Students Learned This Way Instead Of That? | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it

In trying to imagine what would be different if we did this instead of that, I was surprised at how education has settled one a small handful of models in light of so much possibility. Was it because we’ve found the magic formula, and in 2014 we’re in an era of simple refinement? That we know “what works,” and now it’s all a matter of tweaks?


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Thought-provoking ideas that most of us consider already, but probably not all at once. This is the ultimate in differentiation.  Unfortunately, standardized testing and the importance of scoring well gets in the way even when we have the best of intentions.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 4, 5:46 PM

Reflections on different styles of learning through a cause / effect lens.

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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


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Leslie Lilly's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:52 AM

Literacy is the gateway to a life of opportunity. 

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Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:08 AM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.

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SAP: 'Internet of Things' is Future of Information Management, Smart Cities [Infographic]

SAP: 'Internet of Things' is Future of Information Management, Smart Cities [Infographic] | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
If you've ever wondered where information management and related IT fields are going, or where all the different strands will come together, new research by SAP may have the answer -- Machine to Machine (M2M) technologies across a vastly expanded...

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Interesting statistics for those who love infographics!

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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
Jamie Nast/Flickr Helping students learn how to learn: That's what most educators strive for, and that's the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfe
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Lesie Maniotes always provides thought-provoking ideas.  It's a good, quick read to reflect upon.

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Keynote

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Great quick reference visual for planning lessons.

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20 Reasons Why you Should Use Google Plus ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Simplifying Text Complexity

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Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom.
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Good video/PPT explaining text complexity by Sarah BrownWessling on the Teaching Channel.

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Common Core and 21st Century Standards - LiveBinder

A teacher resource tool for standards transitioning
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Very indepth and detailed information concerning the common core and all things Teacher-Librarians would want to know.

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Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects

Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
More and more, we're hearing the term "Digital Citizenship." I think we should simply call it "Citizenship."

In our increasingly connected world, what it means to be a citizen is contextualized by m
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Great idea to build on to make a lesson on being a good citizen!

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ED Tech Cheat Sheet Every Educator Should Know about

ED Tech Cheat Sheet Every Educator Should Know about | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
Great idea and guideline for teachers.
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Nice explanation of the newer tech vocabulary terms.

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A Visual Primer On Learning Theory

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1. Behaviorism: learning is a process of reacting to external stimuli

2. Cognitivism: learning is a process of acquiring and storing information

3. Constructivism: meaning is continuously “constructed” through experience and reflection

4. Connectivism: learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 13, 2013 3:57 PM

This is a great graphic on four significant learning theories - well worth considering it as a display.

Dr. Ruby Parker's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:23 PM

A great visual tool to introduce learning theory.

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Why Don't They Apply What They've Learned, Part I - Do Your Job Better

Why Don't They Apply What They've Learned, Part I - Do Your Job Better | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
Getting students to transfer knowledge from one context to another is a much more complicated process than many of us expect.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 22, 2013 3:42 PM

Many of us would like our students to apply the skills they learn in one subject to other subject areas and/or apply the skills outside the classroom. To be successfull, there needs to be more scaffolding of the learning and repeat opportunities to practice the skill.

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Vision of a School Library Learning Commons

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...

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A little long, but a good explanation of the Learning Commons vs Library.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 8, 5:02 PM

Captions and images capture the crucial elements for the school library learning commons to be successful. 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 9, 9:19 AM

Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 12, 5:24 AM

The shape of the future?

 

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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 28, 8:39 PM

Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 28, 8:40 PM

Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 28, 9:01 PM

Meet them where they are...

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Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy

Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
In this post I examine and define instructional design, and share why it’s essential to the development of online courses. "Design brings forth what would not come naturally"  Klaus Krippendorff De...

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Great info for designing an online course.

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21st Century Learning

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...in picture form... This is in addition to other resources. It is seeing the student as having the information at the tips of their fingers, analyzing the information, and doing something with it...
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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
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Great information and short cut tips for everything Google!

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Teacher's Guide on The Use of Google Sites in The Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...
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I liked the ideas in step 1 of this visual.

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The need for media literacy in the digital age

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Policymakers should beware of producing generations of students drowning in digital devices without enough good ideas about what to do with them.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:56 AM

Interesting article and links on the need for media literacy in the digital age

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Can PBL Help Pave the Way to College Success?

Can PBL Help Pave the Way to College Success? | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
In high-poverty neighborhoods of Los Angeles, students attending Alliance College-Ready Public Schools have good reason to be hopeful about life after high school.
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Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate

Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate | Joan's Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
Do you have students who rarely raise their hand when you ask a question? When I think back about kids in my classroom who didn't participate at first, I remember Jared and Maya (whose names I change
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Ideas that are for k-12 students to help them be more willing and able to answer questions in class.

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Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 11, 2013 5:16 PM

This is a great video by the Washington Library Media Association. Outlines very clearly the role of the teacher librarian in the school community in a techology oriented environment with a strong focus on teaching and learning.

Susan Yutzey's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:37 PM

Video that captures the role of the school librarian in today's schools.  Produced by the state of Washington school librarians. David Loertscher and Washington's Administrator of the Year speak eloquently about school libraries and school librarians.

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Teacher Librarian - December 2012 digital edition

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The digital edition of Teacher Librarian | December 2012


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 15, 2013 3:57 PM

Includes articles on reading programs, forming iTeams/iStaff, Flipped Librarians, Collaborative Learning and more.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 16, 2013 3:30 AM

A lot of interesting reading!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 17, 2013 12:05 AM

Several articles worth reading.Infant literacy, 'Flipping' support and App usage.