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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning

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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning by Mike Acedo 1. http://makezine.com/ Makezine.com is a major hub for the maker’s movement, providing amateur makers and educators with a plethora of information, resources, and project...
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Another resource to add to your tool box if you're thinking about creating or expanding your makerspace. I subscribe to Make magazine and can vouch for the quality content & great ideas within. Go make something!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:50 AM

Great ideas for library makerspaces!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:13 AM

So many fantastic resources here - fun too!

Karen Taylor's curator insight, November 6, 2013 7:16 PM

Blows the mind! An awesome list of resources to transform your learners into inventors. These resouces can be used to teach problem solving skills, ignite children's imagination and facilitate project-based learning. Great resources to engage boys/male learners too.

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Personalize My Learning, Please

Personalize My Learning, Please | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Some of the things we think about when designing personalized learning curriculum. What else do you think about? ~Mia
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Super cool infographic from Mia MacMeekin and Epigogy, Inc. Your teachers will love this one and you will too - not just what personalized learning is but some simple ideas for implementing.

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eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018

eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018 | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
 PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts are predicting (again) that ebooks could soon edge out print as publishers’ most lucrative products. What does this mean?
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This is worth reading about because you know, as a librarian, it's going to come in conversation. The interesting thing is that, according to this article, PricewaterhouseCooper has been making this prediction over and over again thinking that at some point they will be right. 

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Learning To Learning: 7 Critical Shifts

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mTEST Learning To Learning: 7 Critical Shifts
by TeachThought Staff
Guy Claxton is professor of education at Bristol University, and author of Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less (1997).

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I'm thinking about ways to connect the 4 C's with the 4 R's for a powerful learning model. This is an interesting article to share with teachers who want to make the shift to 21st century learning.

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Zavier's curator insight, November 24, 10:30 AM

These points are essential to making good decisions. Learn to be strategic. If you look closely at all of the common points to your left you notice that they are all tactical. 

 

The points on the right, however; are strategic in nature. Those who stick to the left only find themselves with a hoard of unforeseen problems. Those on the right will be puzzled with the the left who are perceived as unstable, or unorthodox at times. 

 

Interestingly, the individuals on the right are likely to see the potential problems, plan for them, and survive long into the future. 

 

The "7 Dimensions"  mentioned here when applied have immense power to create systems of change from unknowns. 

 

Adaption to Uncertainty? 

 

A person or entity adhering only to the strategies on the left is afraid of what is uncertain. This method of thinking is destructive. Uncertainty does not need to elicit an automatic fear response, or a defense. 

 

The right side will fare much better. The point is to accept the uncertainty and then decode it. Essentially, you take something out of what appears as nothing at first glance.This process is helpful, especially for those who have to make organizational decisions regarding strategy, and technology's part in the strategy. 

 

Ideas? 

 

Let's try a social experiment. 

 

For you:

Consider the points on the left and on the right. Today, think of the decisions that you will face. Write down what you think you will do. At the end of the day check your results.

 

Your Job:

 

This list makes it very easy to tell what your leadership is like. Consider the reactions to change in your environment. Are you pulling teeth to get something "new"? The fact is that your organization is bound by the left only you will (and, likely already are) have major difficulties making good lasting decisions. The focus on making data driven decisions is taken out of context, and put into purely accounting terms-the left. There is often a lot of "buck passing" here.  There is a place for such analysis and structure, but it will be more difficult for such organizations to be flexible. 

 

How did you do?

 

Can you flex with it? OR

 

Are you structured to a fault? 

 

If you don't like what you found out, change it! You have the power, so FLEX and become strong. 

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8 Ways to Help Introverts Brainstorm for Creative Projects

8 Ways to Help Introverts Brainstorm for Creative Projects | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Here’s a little scenario that will be familiar to most teachers. There you are leading a brainstorm for a creative project, when you notice several students haven’t contributed a single word.
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GREAT suggestions for bringing more voices into the classroom conversation. Share with your teachers!

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Editor’s Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

Editor’s Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
TEST The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014
by TeachThought Staff
So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year. Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014.
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Great list to use when deciding what to put on your device or what to push out to student devices. Enjoy!

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MLD: Masters in Library Design, Not Science | From the Bell Tower - Library Journal

MLD: Masters in Library Design, Not Science | From the Bell Tower - Library Journal | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
How many LIS program graduates would identify as scientists, ready to conduct experiments and make new discoveries in information theory, practice, and behavior? Probably far fewer than those who get a library job where they practice design.
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This is a thought-provoking article that is well worth reading if you're a library professional. My biggest take-away: Libraries make everything better... Yes.

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Rag Linen | Online Museum of Historic Newspapers

Rag Linen | Online Museum of Historic Newspapers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Rag Linen is an online museum and educational archive of rare and historic newspapers, which serve as the first drafts of history and the critical primary source material for historians, authors and educators. Our collections date back to the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
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Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
It's time to tackle myths like project-based learning is mostly fluff and not academically rigorous. See other PBL misnomers and read how they deserve myth-busting.
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Nice breakdown on the difference between Projects and Project-Based Learning. Worth reading and sharing with teachers who may be reluctant to jump on board for fear of diminished test score returns...

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10 Best TED Talks of 2014 for Educators

10 Best TED Talks of 2014 for Educators | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
TED Talks are a major source of inspiration for educators who need a morale boost, a discussion starter, or a new perspective.
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The 10 best? Perhaps - that's for you to decide; however, this a collection of powerful speeches that should get you thinking...

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Using Toy Ads to Build Media Literacy Skills

Using Toy Ads to Build Media Literacy Skills | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Expert Frank W. Baker wants to convince teachers that toy advertisements are a great media literacy teaching tool. Video clips and colorful 'print' ads abound on the Internet and are sure to engage students.
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Some great ideas to add to your media literacy toolbox! 

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- The Things I Did That Stopped A Love of Reading

- The Things I Did That Stopped A Love of Reading | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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I heard Pernille speak at the SLJ Leadership Summit and was so impressed by her - then I ran across this article and my respect has only grown. How many of us (or our teachers) fall into the "then" category? Let's band together and start the conversation about "now" reading strategies!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 7:27 PM

Choice helps in reading.

 

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Karen Draper's curator insight, November 17, 3:29 PM

I am going to share with my English department.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, November 21, 3:12 PM
It is worth thinking about the classroom practices that really energize readers; this article looks at many standard practices.
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Beginner’s Electronics: 10 Skills You Need to Know

Beginner’s Electronics: 10 Skills You Need to Know | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Many of us have never even touched a soldering iron - but making things can feel incredibly rewarding. There are some key skills you need when tackling electronics projects - whether you plan on fixing broken devices or assembling Arduinos (our Arduino guide), the right skills make the difference between rage and elation. Here's a quick run-down of ten…
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This is a wonderful article to bookmark and keep handy as you embark on that Makerspace you've been dreaming of! 

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4 technology trends every librarian need to know | CILIP

4 technology trends every librarian need to know | CILIP | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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While I'd heard of Augmented Reality (AR) I was not aware of research being termed "discovery" until this article. The information about the large-scale digitization of print materials and open hardware is quite useful and will require a little bit more research. Enjoy!

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Nominations

Nominations | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Nominations for 2014 are now OPEN! To nominate, all you need is complete the form below. Tips - Nominate in as many categories as you want! - You can't nominate yourself ;) - Even if you see your f...
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Today is the last day!

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Music Copyright Infringement Resource - Sponsored By USC Gould School of Law

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Great resource if you're looking for some cases to share when teaching about copyright infringement in music. Clickable links to the court cases.

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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
November 21, 2014
We have reviewed and shared over 200 educational apps during this year. Based on your interactions with these posts together with the popularity of these apps among teachers and...
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Great list to share with teachers!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, November 24, 3:14 PM

Happy to pass these on!

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Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity

Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
November 18, 2014
Creativity block, similar to writer's block, is a mental state that makes you feel incapacitated and unable to generate new ideas to move the process of whatever you are working on...
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I'm a sucker for a good Infographic and I really like this one. What a great poster for the classroom!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 21, 6:40 PM

They are simple and do not take us out of our daily routine in many cases.

 

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Maria Lazaridou's curator insight, November 27, 8:32 AM

Τόσο απλά!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides...
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Fantastic compilation of blog posts by Jordan Shapiro (@jordosh) this is worth keeping around when discussions of digital games and games for learning come up. 

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25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching

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TEST 25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching
by TeachThought Staff
This is part 2 of a 3-part series on Mobile Teaching.
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Part 2 - I shared part one earlier and this is a continuation of a thoughtful series, especially for BYOD/BYOT districts.

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How This Student’s Books Stopped the FSU Shooter’s Bullet

How This Student’s Books Stopped the FSU Shooter’s Bullet | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Jason Derfuss, an FSU student, posted photos online the showed a bullet that went through his backpack and was stopped only by a couple of books that he had just checked
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NEVER underestimate the power of print! Libraries save lives!

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“Dark Hearts” Is A Horror Series For iOS That Adds New Details Every Time You Watch It

“Dark Hearts” Is A Horror Series For iOS That Adds New Details Every Time You Watch It | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
 Most shows still rely on the same narrative devices as those produced for traditional television, even ones made for online platforms like “House of Cards” or “Orange Is The New Black.” Hooked Digital Media, a studio based in Santa Monica,...
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Okay...not necessarily a "library" story but one that is interesting and could have implications for the future of digital materials like eBooks. I'm not a horror fan but I'm intrigued by the notion that repeated viewing of an episode in this series will randomly drop in scenes and details that were not delivered the first time through. Will eBook publishers pick up on this and do the same?

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JFK Essay Contest; Toyota Video Challenge; Gale Cengage Grant; Hunger Games Mental Mapping | SLJTeen News

JFK Essay Contest; Toyota Video Challenge; Gale Cengage Grant; Hunger Games Mental Mapping | SLJTeen News | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
JFK Profile in Courage 2015 Essay Contest Now Open for Submissions
The annual Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites students from across the nation to write an essay describing an act of political courage by a U.S.
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Lots of info to share with teachers here.

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The Difference Between Google And A Library

The Difference Between Google And A Library | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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The Difference Between Google And A Library
by Terry Heick
Ed note: This republished post is part 2 of 2 in a mini-series on Google and student inquiry.
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While there may not be "new" information for those of us in library land, this is an excellent article to share with those administrators who think they can replace a certified librarian with a para or parent because of Google. Enjoy!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 20, 9:23 AM

This is interesting. 

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Announcing the Lilead Fellows!

Announcing the Lilead Fellows! | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce the following individuals as Lilead Fellows for our 2015-2016 Fellows Program. Congratulations to these individuals! We are very excited about our future work and we look...
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I'm so excited to have been chosen for this program! I can't wait to meet the other Fellows at ALA Midwinter - and y'all KNOW I'll be sharing out what I'm learning!

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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Bookmark this site! Great information about the many programs out there to bring tools and dollars into your school!

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