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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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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.
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Great article about the variety of ways Makerspaces can take up residence in your library!

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, Today, 9:42 AM

Love this quote, "Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money."

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4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids

4 Excellent News Resources for Young Kids | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
May 3, 2015
Great Websites for Kids is an excellent platform that reviews websites geared towards kids up to age 14. The reviews are carried out by members of the Association for Library Service to...
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Curated from the site by ALSC!

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An Epic Guide to Student Engagement in the Classroom - A.J. Juliani

An Epic Guide to Student Engagement in the Classroom - A.J. Juliani | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
When I first saw this infographic (created by Dr. Roland Rios) based on Schlechty’s Levels of Engagement, it actually took me a moment to collect my thoughts. I quickly asked myself, “What the heck does student engagement even mean?” And then followed that with, “I wonder if my students actually have high attention and commitment, or …
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This says a lot about students who behave one way for Teacher A and make a complete 180 for Teacher B. What is the level of engagement in the school library? If it isn't near the top, what can we do to push it up there? This is an excellent poster to share with administrators and/or teachers who don't believe in independent self-selection...

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, Today, 9:45 AM

Check out this chart and evaluate how your students respond to you in the library.  What level of engagement are you striving for?

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The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Digital access, commerce, communication, literacy and etiquette… What do these words have in common? Well, for starters, they are all components of digital citizenship. In fact, these concepts---an...
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Nice image to use not only during your digital citizenship lessons but as a poster for computer areas in the school.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 5, 9:48 AM

My pick for Infographic of the Week. ;)

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How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research
by Jane Healey, Ph.D.
I specialize in an odd subject—research.
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I love this post from te@chthought. Well worth reading and then applying the principles to your research lessons/units.

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What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t

What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Screenshot/High Tech High The term "project-based learning" gets tossed around a lot in discussions about how to connect students to what they're learnin
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Interesting article that shows the difference between "project-based learning" and "project-oriented learning." Good to know...

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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So many great ideas to take from this...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 21, 9:57 AM

Now this is a great idea! 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, Today, 9:50 AM

Ackroyd decided this wasn’t optimal. “People no longer have to come to a library to get information,” she says, “so the library has to get people coming in for different reasons. Students need somewhere to socialize, create things and collaborate.”

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AASL @ ALA Annual Conference | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

AASL @ ALA Annual Conference | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
AASL meetings, programs and special events at the ALA Annual Conference.
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Check out the AASL events at ALA San Francisco!

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4 Great Educational iPad Apps Are Free Today

4 Great Educational iPad Apps Are Free Today | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
April 16, 2015
In today's post we are sharing with you some  excellent iPad apps that have gone free today. You might be already familiar with them for we have reviewed them here several times...
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Grab them up for free and play away!

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions
by Terry Heick
Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.
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I love the Learning Taxonomy pie chart and I love the chart from The Right Question Institute. Good librarians have known for years (forever?) that the right question can mean the difference between helping and frustrating a patron - let's make sure students know how to focus their questions, too! Share this with your teachers.

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A-Writer's curator insight, April 16, 4:24 AM

http://www.a-writer.com/

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 16, 9:50 PM

Video demonstration of a question seminar with student.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!)

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!) | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

Via Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das, Dennis T OConnor, Tina Rettler-Pagel, KB...Konnected, Tom Perran
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Another wonderful post for media specialists!

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 11, 10:05 PM
Great site for tech resources for the classroom!
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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom
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Awesome blog post from Te@chthought writers.

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Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools

Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
April 13, 2015
Looking for a utility you can deploy and use at the district, school, or classroom levels? Here are a set of useful tools that can use to make your lives, and the lives of other...
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Short and sweet - this article is right on target with tools to help you in the library and help your teachers in their classrooms!

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Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text

Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Selecting Text For Comprehension In the previous literacy posts in this series I identified a few guiding questions that stem from the research: Do students...
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Fantastic article to share with teachers in your building!

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 5, 4:21 PM

The Texas TEKS and most, if not all, state standards speak about complex texts. 

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom
by TeachThought Staff
Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.
It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program.
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Google Classroom is not only a powerful tool on its own but it works pretty well with many of the learning management systems being used by school districts. But don't just stop at forms and docs - read on!

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How To Be a Teacher Leader | CTQ

How To Be a Teacher Leader | CTQ | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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This is a very appropriate article for the school librarian. Written by Liz Prather, there are some excellent points: Be the thing you teach, Be the expert of your classroom, Be data savvy...and more. Enjoy!

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Virtual Field Trips Spice Up Learning

Virtual Field Trips Spice Up Learning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
In today’s budget-conscious and time-stressed schools, virtual field trips are a great way to excite students without leaving the classroom.
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This is certainly an are in which library media specialist and instructional technology specialists can team up with teachers.

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10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know - Brilliant or Insane

10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know - Brilliant or Insane | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
We've learned to pre-assess learners in far more creative ways in recent years. Use these ten approaches to launch great pre-assessment
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Great ideas to share with your teachers or use yourself in the library!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 28, 6:17 PM

Some great ideas here! 

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Washington Library Media Association Releases Op-Ed: “Look in School Libraries for Graduation Rates”

Washington Library Media Association Releases Op-Ed: “Look in School Libraries for Graduation Rates” | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Two Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) presidents, future and current, have written an op-ed article urging the public to take WLMA’s new impact study, connecting student achievement with teacher librarians, very seriously.
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Link to the full report can be found in this article.

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Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech | Tech Learning

Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech | Tech Learning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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But... we all knew that, right?

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Paul Simmons's curator insight, April 20, 5:55 AM

Schools are making mistakes for overlooking the skills and knowledge that librarians have about technology. When actually they are often at the forefront of technology. 

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Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship

Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The horror stories of young people not grasping the reach and influence of the content they put online are familiar to all of us.
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Excellent article to share with teachers AND parents. 

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Using Comics to Teach English Language Learners

Using Comics to Teach English Language Learners | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
A comic book rendering of Dawn K. Wing, a media and reader services librarian in New York.
I discovered the power of graphic novels as a language-learning tool while teaching English in Japan in 2006.
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Great article talking about how graphic novels can help your ELLs - most of which also translates to helping low readers who don't necessarily have the language issue. The author also includes information for helping kids (or you) create original comics!

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Beyond books: what it takes to be a 21st century librarian

Beyond books: what it takes to be a 21st century librarian | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
From connecting with people to keeping up with the latest technologies, there is a whole lot more to the job than stamping due dates
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I love this statement: If anything, the internet has added to the range of services libraries provide and in turn this has also increased the variety of roles available to librarians.

While we in the profession know that to be true, it is difficult to make that known to the casual user (or the school administrator or state legislators). This would be an excellent article to keep on hand when that person comes in and comments on how nice it is to have a job where you can read all day...

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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 16, 5:56 PM

Great sharing of the detailed work we do for every person we help.  Thank you!

Loretta VU's curator insight, April 25, 2:07 AM

When I tell people it will take me about 4 years to finish my Library Diploma on-line/part time they ask how hard is it to learn how to lend out and shelve books.  Like that's all a librarian does!

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Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 13 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 13 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and more.
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I love this thoughtful post on courage and finding worthy role models through books and reading. I believe that the library is the last place in public school where a child is free to explore his or her passions and interests without regards to being tested or judged. The list of books discussed will provide librarians with a worthy set to have on hand for students. 

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Questions to Promote Reflective Digital Citizenship in Students - Looking Up

Questions to Promote Reflective Digital Citizenship in Students - Looking Up | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
In my post “Beyond Private and Public in Social Media” I called for an approach to teaching students about digital citizenship that does more than try to mitigate risk: “Students need adults who will guide and support them as they navigate the complexities of relationships and online sharing. They need adults who can help them find answers and …
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This would be a great article to use when planning your introduction to digital citizenship programming. 

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