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Nelson Mandela Video Available for Streaming, Creating Custom Clips

Nelson Mandela Video Available for Streaming, Creating Custom Clips | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The C-SPAN Video Library includes nearly 60 appearances by Nelson Mandela on the C-SPAN networks dating back to 1990.
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Critical Thinking Pathways

Critical Thinking Pathways | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.
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Excellent article about critical thinking including some definitions and insights that may help some of your teachers who may need support in transforming lessons.

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Access to Technology for Immigrant Students

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How a ninth-grade teacher handles BYOD issues with a largely immigrant classroom.
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In-depth and thoughtful, this article will have you thinking about how you manage your own foray into BYOD and how to manage the equity question.

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ICTPHMS's curator insight, August 26, 11:48 AM

We definitely have one into this situation within our school and technology classes. Having students who do NOT have access to certain technologies that the majority of their classmates have at home. 

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A Handy Google Drive Cheat Sheet for iPad Users

A Handy Google Drive Cheat Sheet for iPad Users | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
August 25, 2014
Here is another great Google Drive resource created and shared by Shake Up Learning. This is basically a Google Drive cheat sheet for iPad designed specifically to help mobile users...
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Sometimes things don't look the same when you switch from a PC to an iPad and this handy "cheat sheet" should help get you up to speed in no time.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: 27 Ways To Make This the Best Year Ever!

The Adventures of Library Girl: 27 Ways To Make This the Best Year Ever! | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @MrSchuReads: 27 Ways to Make This the Best School Year Ever by @jenniferlagarde http://t.co/nvXSknzwK5
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Pair this awesome poster with the one made by Mia MacMeekin "27 Things Your Teacher-Librarian Does" for an interesting and motivating wall! Great advice from active and inspiring Tweeters!

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Alison Roche Gray's curator insight, August 26, 6:51 AM

for all my fellow librarians!!

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The Modern Classroom: Students, Teachers and Data-Driven Education - Mashable

The Modern Classroom: Students, Teachers and Data-Driven Education - Mashable | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Modern Classroom: Students, Teachers and Data-Driven Education
Mashable
The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant a memory as cursive handwriting.
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After reading this article I kept thinking "education as Amazon.com" - because technology is going to allow us to use those algorithms to individualize the educational experience. The BEST part, though, is under the heading "The human factor: Teachers and data." The technology is best utilized under the professional direction of a human facilitator...

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5 Resources For Discovering New And Exciting EdTech Products

5 Resources For Discovering New And Exciting EdTech Products | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
How do you decide what apps, software, and web tools to put to use in your classroom?
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Great list of resources for sifting through the constantly (and quickly) evolving edtech world - who really has time to read through it every day? I delete hundreds of suggestions just for my narrow focus of this blog so trying to even manage reading several curated sites is a huge time suck. I love the idea of Monthly Genius, too!

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If A Child Is Off-Task…

If A Child Is Off-Task… | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
TEST If A Child Is Off-Task… by TeachThought Staff Quick-hitting thought someone sent to us via email recently that resonated with us: If a child is off-task, perhaps the problem is not the child, but the task –Alfie Kohn If a child is off task,...
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That's all there is to say about that...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 3:30 PM

Perhaps it is our perception of what it means to be off-task. Perhaps the student is fully on task and immersed in something important in their learning.

 

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Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife - ABC News

Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife - ABC News | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
ABC News Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife ABC News As the Ferguson-Florissant School District postponed the start of the school year for more than a week, teachers set up shop at the Ferguson library, providing...
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A little glimmer of light in a very dark situation and it's not lost on me that it comes from a library and librarian.

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YALSA Maker Contest; NAACP Launches Literacy Campaign; Storia Is Streamlined | News Bites

YALSA Maker Contest; NAACP Launches Literacy Campaign; Storia Is Streamlined | News Bites | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND COMPETITIONS
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is looking for submissions forits 2014 Maker Contest.
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Hurry! The deadline for YALSA's Maker Contest is September 1st!

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Understanding Ferguson: Resources on Protest, Nonviolent Resistance, and Civil Rights

Understanding Ferguson: Resources on Protest, Nonviolent Resistance, and Civil Rights | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
A St. Louis bookstore, LeftBankBooks, is devising a reading list for educators and parents, with titles including Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement (Walker & Company, 2008), Boy, Snow, Bird (Riverhead,...
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Take advantage of what could be a teachable moment by sharing this article with teachers who may be using the Ferguson news as a discussion tool in the classroom. Touchy subject, to be sure, but SLJ has created an great list of resources that can be used to help students understand what's going on there.

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Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers

Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
August 18, 2014
On the occasion of the first back-to-school week, I compiled this list of excellent resources to help teachers make the best of Google Drive in their classrooms. I firmly believe that...
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Great list of Google Resources that you can share with teachers (or maybe hang onto for some personal PD!). Enjoy!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 19, 5:19 PM

Good stuff! 

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 23, 5:39 AM

Google Drive 

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New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library

New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Florida’s newest public university—Florida Polytechnic University (FPU)—is so new it doesn’t even have accreditation yet.
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While I'm a little "squeamish" about the idea of a bookless library, I think this design concept is cool and something worth reading about.

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Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
August 18, 2014
Over this weekend, I spent some time sifting through the piles of posts in this blog looking for materials and posts to help new teachers better integrate technology in education. The...
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If you are the tech leader or instructional coach in your school, these infographics will help you teach your staff the differences between technology use and technology integration along with suggestions for infusion. Who knows? Some of these may give YOU a new idea too!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 21, 9:25 AM

a little something to help get started - everyone is somewhere in the learning curve for technology - this graphic helps focus on achievable steps to keep moving forward.  Thank you Susan G.!

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Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools

Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
August 26, 2014
There is a growing number of tools for students offering benefits from organizing assignments to creating study groups to taking notes. Here are some notable options for your students...
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Some of these will be very familiar to teachers but some are less well-known. I'm going to be investigating these to see which ones to recommend to teachers. Enjoy!

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A Pep Talk For Teachers

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TEST A Pep Talk For Teachers From Kid President
by TeachThought Staff
We can all use a good pep talk now and then.
For teachers, these can come from conferences, colleagues, or the latest Ken Robinson video.
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Okay... I can't help it. I love this kid - I don't know who writes for him or if he comes up with this stuff on his own but he is highly watchable, really cute, and will put a smile on your face. Oh, and... share it with a teacher you love (that's what I'm doing, Kid President!)

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30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
August 25, 2014
Learning coding is becoming a necessary skill that kids needs to master in order to thrive in tomorrow's job market. There is now a growing trend in schools and educational cirlces...
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If you're interested in driving this boat, this poster will help you and your teachers locate great resources to get coding a part of your school's day. Enjoy!

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Bernard Petter's curator insight, August 25, 3:37 PM

Fabulous  visual aid.

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How To Choose A Learning Game

How To Choose A Learning Game | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available.
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Great advice from one of my favorite bloggers...

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Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others

Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
August 21, 2014
Google Drive has some wonderful features that enhance collaborative and group work. The video below by Andrew Boan walks you through the different collaborative features in Drive and...
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This article features a video that would make an excellent flipped learning tool for PD. Check it out!

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Bernard Petter's curator insight, August 25, 3:38 PM

Creation to Curation.

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Our Classroom Of Wisdom: 10 Statements of Affirmation

Our Classroom Of Wisdom: 10 Statements of Affirmation | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
TEST This Is Our Classroom Of Wisdom: 10 Statements of Affirmation by TeachThought Staff This is part one in our four-part “This is our classroom” series, one that will help you and your students take a look at your classroom as a “whole...
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This is a piece I'll probably post on my wall...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 3:26 PM

There are some good points. I would take some a step further. For example, it is not just about minimizing the separation between what we learn and how we live. There is no separation between those two things as is there is no separation between teaching, learning, and living.

 

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D Langen's curator insight, August 22, 7:07 AM

I wish I found this when i was still in the classroom. Value thinking and learning in their glorious uncertainty and complexity.

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For 1:1, Content Is Key | Next Big Thing

For 1:1, Content Is Key | Next Big Thing | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Back in January, I wrote that 2014 would be the year of 1:1. Little did I know the extent to which this would become true in my rural region. Seven of the districts that I serve are implementing some level of 1:1 for 2014-15.
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When we have the tools we need to focus on content and resources. Short, well-written piece that speaks to the role of the library/librarian in this environment.

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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Share this one with your teachers - good suggestions!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 22, 1:18 PM

This gives food for thought about teaching thoughtful research and a realistic way to do it - well done, Alan November, thank you for finding and sharing, Susan!

 

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This Riveting Art From the Front Lines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades

This Riveting Art From the Front Lines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
During WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe. The Smithsonian recently digitized the captivating artwork
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If you have teachers that teach this subject, this would be an excellent site to share with them for the visual literacy possibilities as well as the article that accompanies the drawings.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 21, 9:20 AM

Add this to your toolkit for narrative possibilities with your researchers building presentations or for teachers looking for realistic representations, etc.


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Removing The Gamification In Your Classroom

Removing The Gamification In Your Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
TEST Removing The Gamification In Your Classroom
by Terry Heick
Leaving the classroom and becoming whatever it is that I am now has been a humbling experience.
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When I first saw the title I thought "why remove gamification? isn't that one of the things we've been thinking is a good shift in education?" But then I read the article and came away with a whole different perspective. What the author says, and her 7 steps for removing the gamification" are so right on target. My take away starts here: "Resiliency factors and ethics and charisma and a sense of self and purpose—and a dozen other factors–all matter a lot more than academic proficiency in terms of “college and career readiness.” Check it out...

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Teens Teach Tech Grants, Giveaways, and Teens’ Top Ten Voting Opens | SLJTeen News

Teens Teach Tech Grants, Giveaways, and Teens’ Top Ten Voting Opens | SLJTeen News | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to get your older patrons up to speed on the latest tech gadgets, but short on staff time? Turn to your teens for help by having them apply for a Teens Teaching Tech grant.
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Up to $250 available to your teen group for teaching tech to adults in your community.

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Are You Hacking Your School’s Learning Spaces?

Are You Hacking Your School’s Learning Spaces? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
What happens, wonders teacher & technology coach Emily Vickery, when schools rethink the use of space – "shifting from traditional approaches to an emphasis on participatory spaces that take advantage of learning research and digital technologies?
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Excellent blog post that is appropriate to more than just those "in the middle." Redesigning spaces to accommodate a new generation of learners is something I think about a lot - and I'm sure savvy school librarians have been ahead of this curve. How do we keep from "layering" new technology over "old pedagogy?" Links included for further reading.

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