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8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class

8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
February 25, 2014
Below is a list of some practical web tools that you can use with your students to generate discussions around videos. Using these tools, you will be able to add interactive...
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Thinking of dipping your toes into a flipped classroom? These tools will give you lots of options as well as data to make sure students have understood your lesson. Enjoy!

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Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement
by TeachThought Staff
From a press release
COLUMBIA, Mo.
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This is interesting and I'd love to see an example of what this scale looks like. My biggest take-away from this: Those who did not receive free or reduced-cost lunch had higher cognitive and behavioral engagement

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Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation

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Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation
by TeachThought Staff
This post is promoted by Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition, who asked us to talk about the credibility of information research in a digital world.
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Lesson 1: Not all sources are created equal... This is why we need a certified, professionally-trained library media specialist in every school.

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Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips
by Ryan Schaaf, Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Do they get it?
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Some of these will be familiar to many of us but it's worth having them all together in a post for easy sharing.

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Tech It Up | Win $100,000 for your school | SHARP

Tech It Up | Win $100,000 for your school | SHARP | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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One school will win $100k worth of Sharp products and 10 will win 70" Class AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems. Put your application together - deadline is April 30!

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GLMA Summer Institute Powered by RebelMouse

GLMA Summer Institute Powered by RebelMouse | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Information about Georgia Library Media Association's 2-day summer conference for school library and instructional technology professionals. Powered by RebelMouse
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This program is going to be a fantastic summer professional conference for anyone in the Southeast looking for relaxed but rich PD. Sponsors are bringing in Donalyn Miller and the presenters are coming from all over the state with their great ideas. June 8-9, 2015 - put it on your calendar!

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015
by TeachThought Staff
We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point.
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Rated for playability, cognitive load, and innovation with an eye towards appropriate school use. This is a great list with something for anyone looking for a video game for learning.

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Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.
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I love that this author makes the distinction between teaching reading and developing a love of reading. One does not create the other...

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Tuesday Tech Talk

Tuesday Tech Talk | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Instruction Technology & Media Services
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Consolidated page of previously shared resources. Enjoy!

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Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
March 17, 2015
Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in education.In blended learning students and teachers...
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I LOVE this Infographic that shows what blended learning is so you can better understand it yourself and help you help teachers make the leap!

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Fran Bove's curator insight, March 23, 9:06 AM

A neat info-graphic that explains blended learning to teachers.

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
If you're designing an eLearning course, you need to keep the entire process as organized as possible. Stay focused with these 10 eLearning resources.
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If you are finding yourself in the position of making suggestions for blended learning tools, this is a great place to start. Some are free and sound easy to use - others may require an investment in funds as well as expertise to get up-to-speed with the tech requirements. If you have a Tech Specialist in your building, share this article and start a conersation!

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Cyril BRUNEAU's curator insight, March 17, 7:14 PM

Voici une liste d'outils à tester qui seront d'une aide confortable pour la création, l'animation ... de vos cours en Elearning.

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A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without

A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Whether you're a student, educator, executive or a scientist, Google offers online services and products that help everyone remain as productive as possible. There are many Google services that have come and gone through the years, but a few of them -- like Gmail, Google Drive and of course Google Search -- stay even more…
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Whether you're going Google as a district or just want to leverage the tools more effectively, this is an excellent place to start!

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Mrs. PH's curator insight, March 13, 12:10 PM

Great tools for everyone

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8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom

8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
What Is Problem-Based Learning?
by TeachThought Staff
What is problem-based learning? One definition, if we want to start simple, is learning that is based around a problem.
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I absolutely LOVE this article and accompanying infographic. This is a great conversation starter with teachers in your building who might want to play but didn't know where to start. Think of what a classroom teacher and media specialist could do with this!

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Natarsha Miller's curator insight, March 17, 11:14 PM

This is a solid article and breaks down "what problem based learning is"

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Excellent Checklist for Online Professional Learning

Excellent Checklist for Online Professional Learning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

NoMarch 7, 2015
Today we are sharing with you this interesting checklist designed to help educators, teachers and school leaders evaluate online tools for professional learning. This checklist is part...

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No kidding - this is an excellent tool when considering online tools to share with your staff. Well worth bookmarking and referral.

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Travel Grants | AASL National Conference

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I earned one of these for ALA and it made a huge difference in my ability to attend. Please share with your colleagues!

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22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
March 23, 2015
Over the last weekend, we spent sometime curating what we think are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions for teachers and students.Our selection is based on the reviews we have...
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I was already aware of many of these tools but did not realize they were part of the suite of apps available through Chrome. 

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Best Apps and Websites for the Flipped Classroom

Best Apps and Websites for the Flipped Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Be less of a teacher and more of a mentor by turning traditional lecture-based instruction on its head. This list of resources -- everything from interactive practice sets to instructional videos to whiteboard tools -- help students learn new things at home, freeing up classroom time for...
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I'm a huge fan of Common Sense and this page is yet another great tool to share with your teachers interested in flipping their classrooms. Not all are free but this is a good list that will get you started.

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ClaireM's curator insight, March 24, 1:28 PM

This site provides a list of apps that are helpful for students of all ages. Since most students today, no matter how old, have smart phones these apps can be useful for them in learning their materials for any class.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create an Audio Slideshow With Annotations in YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create an Audio Slideshow With Annotations in YouTube | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
How to Create an Audio Slideshow With Annotations in YouTube #tlchat #tlelem #edchat #edtech #nced http://t.co/1Uy2mlbQe0
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Is this going to give Animoto a run for its money? 

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Summer Teacher Institutes - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Summer Teacher Institutes - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Apply now for our free summer teacher institutes - due Mar 24 http://t.co/LOlm0YBgRF #edchat #sschat #elemchat #engchat #tlchat
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Time is running out to get your application in. While I have never been myself, everyone I know that has participated simply raves about these courses!

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CyArk

CyArk | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Digitally preserving and sharing the world's cultural heritage.
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Very cool site - especially in this day and age where militant groups find it necessary to destroy heritage sites. From the "about" section of the site: CyArk was founded in 2003 to ensure heritage sites are available to future generations, while making them uniquely accessible today. CyArk operates internationally as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of using new technologies to create a free, 3D online library of the world's cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.

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The Strategic Imperative for Schools: Technology as Connector

The Strategic Imperative for Schools: Technology as Connector | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
If schools hope to prepare students for an unknown future, they must make technology easy to use -- through hardware, software, mindset, and practice.
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This quote below could so easily be adapted by changing "business" to "education." 

In the MIT Sloan Management Review, ... executive summary, the authors note: "Technology's promise is not simply to automate processes, but to open routes to new ways of doing business."

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques
by TeachThought Staff
As frequently as a chef needs to check a sauce for taste, teachers should check for understanding.
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I love the idea of frequent, seamless snapshots of understanding being taken throughout the school day/month/year instead of following the stress-inducing, false-positive kinds of testing in which we are currently heavily invested. This is a post you will want to read and share with classroom teachers!

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Four models of non-traditional schools at SXSWedu - The Hechinger Report

Four models of non-traditional schools at SXSWedu - The Hechinger Report | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, TX—The annual South by Southwest Education conference in this capital city attracts hordes of educators, education technology companies and innovators. Each day this week, presenters pitched new gadgets, apps and technology that they said would revolutionize teaching and learning. Also, several presentations featured educators touting non-traditional school models and redesigned school structures and classrooms. …
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Interesting ideas to consider as we think about how the 21st century classroom will change to meet the needs of our students.

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The Next Generation Science Standards: Standards with a Purpose

The Next Generation Science Standards: Standards with a Purpose | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
This series of videos provide an overview of the NGSS, as well as in-depth descriptions of the standards’ three dimensions.
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Get a head start on NGSS with these videos. Share with teachers and start the conversation about how the school library can support the "three dimensions" going forward!

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Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist?

Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist?
by TeachThought Staff
Be creative. Curious. Seek questions. Develop ideas. Play.
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This is (IMHO) the perfect mindset for teaching in the school library. I think librarians who are providing quality programs in the K-12 arena exhibit the 3 habits that artists demonstrate: comfort with ambiguity, idea generation, and transdisciplinary research. Something to think about...

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Charter schools less likely to have libraries - Washington Post

Charter schools less likely to have libraries - Washington Post | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
About one-third of public charter schools have full-time librarians, half the rate of traditional public schools.
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Well this is interesting... I'm wondering if this is true for charter schools in general or just for the ones operating in Washington, D.C. If it's true for charter schools, who is teaching information literacy skills?Curious...

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