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Report: Middle School Students Using Smartphones More Interested in STEM -- THE Journal

Report: Middle School Students Using Smartphones More Interested in STEM -- THE Journal | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Middle school students who use mobile devices for school work are more likely to express an interest in STEM subjects, yet there's a large gap in the number of students using the devices at home and those using them in school, according to a new...
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Digital Encyclopedia | George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Digital Encyclopedia | George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington - easy to get lost in this one...

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How to Begin a New Skill

How to Begin a New Skill | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Great example for coaches -  how creating the right environment facilitates learning (in this case for a 2 year old!
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Teen Lit Publishing Experts Reveal Recipes for Bestsellers | School Library Journal

Teen Lit Publishing Experts Reveal Recipes for Bestsellers | School Library Journal | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

What are the ingredients that make up a YA bestseller? A panel of seasoned publishing professionals addressed this question and many more at the Women’s National Book Association NYC chapter’s event “The Making of a Young Adult Bestseller-From Acquisition to Reader,” November 14. It was moderated by New York Public Library’s youth materials specialist and Fuse #8 blogger Betsy Bird, at Manhattan’s Wix Lounge, a free work and event space for creative professionals.

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Response: Helping Boys Become Stronger Writers

Response: Helping Boys Become Stronger Writers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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Can You REALLY Describe Good Teaching? | Connected Principals

Can You REALLY Describe Good Teaching? | Connected Principals | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Do you have a great teacher in your school?  Several great teachers?   Teachers whose classes students can't wait to get into?   I think we all hav...
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Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books

Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Facebook status updates.
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How Blogging Can Improve Student Writing

How Blogging Can Improve Student Writing | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Instructional coach Ben Curran offers tips on getting started with student blogging, which he says can help address the common standards in language arts.
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The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom

The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Educators have caught on to Pinterest in a big way. From kindergarten to college, teachers, professors and students are using Pinterest creatively to organize and share ideas from all around the Web and even in their own classrooms and campuses.
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New York City Films: Home Page

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Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | PB&J Publishing

Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | PB&J Publishing | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

Great infographic for the writing classroom!

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5 Tips for Planning Excellent Common Core Lessons | Burkins & Yaris

5 Tips for Planning Excellent Common Core Lessons | Burkins & Yaris | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
In this post, we offer five suggestions for planning instruction that will align with the Common Core standards as well as help accomplish the instructional ideals espoused by the Common Core.
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A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

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Khan Academy Releases New App For iPhone & iPod Touch [Updates]

Khan Academy Releases New App For iPhone & iPod Touch [Updates] | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Students who like to learn on the go will get a fillip with the launch of Khan Academy’s new app for iPhone and iPod Touch. Now, nearly 3500 videos, let’s call them micro-lectures, on video will be instantly accessible to students worldwide for free.
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Learning Styles Don't Exist

Learning Styles Don't Exist | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
This video would be seen by many as a controversial view of the "learning styles" theory - yet the theory has no scientific evidence to support it.
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Middle–Grade Fantasy: Believe It! | Focus On | School Library Journal

Middle–Grade Fantasy: Believe It! | Focus On | School Library Journal | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

You’ll find enough good fantasy here to satisfy not only the confirmed lovers of the genre, but also the skeptics, readers who have yet to experience the lure of dragons and quests, magic and myth.

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Best Books 2012 | School Library Journal

Best Books 2012 | School Library Journal | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

Picture books, novels for both middle and YA readers, and a hefty selection of nonfiction, too.

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube...
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Survey: School filtering can impede learning | eSchool News

Survey: School filtering can impede learning | eSchool News | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
More and more students are bringing personal mobile devices to school, but a new survey from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) finds that content filtering often prevents students from taking advantage of learning’s social...
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Classroom bucks teach students to earn, save and spend

Classroom bucks teach students to earn, save and spend | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Amari Jones is saving her cash to buy fancy erasers. Tanner Newbanks is drawing pictures of cars to make some extra dough. And Hunter Eason is learning how it feels to get a raise.
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Common Core State Standards: Middle School

Common Core State Standards: Middle School | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Visit Middle School classrooms who have begun to adapt to the new Common Core State Standards. Learn what changes Middle School teachers are making in their teaching techniques to adapt to the new standards.
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New Personal Editorial: Managing High Potential Employees in Libraries: The Rock Star Dillemma – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Personal Editorial: Managing High Potential Employees in Libraries: The Rock Star Dillemma – Stephen's Lighthouse | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

Thought-provoking article from Stephen's Lighthouse: Illuminating Library Industry Trends, Innovation and Information.

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TouristEye For Chrome: A Chrome App To Help You Plan Trips

TouristEye For Chrome: A Chrome App To Help You Plan Trips | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
If you are planning a trip to multiple cities, then it is best to have a travel plan created and organized. There are various websites that let you form such a plan.
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What is DebateGraph?

DebateGraph is an award-winning, cloud-based service that offers individuals and communities a powerful way to learn about and deliberate and decide on complex issues.

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New iPad App May Be The Future Of Collaborative Online Learning - Edudemic

New iPad App May Be The Future Of Collaborative Online Learning - Edudemic | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

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"One of the biggest problems many people have with Khan Academy and YouTube Edu is simply the format. It’s not the fault of Khan or YouTube … it’s just that the passive video format is just that. It’s passive. Khan and others are introducing more interactive technology that acts as an added level of learning to the lessons but no one has nailed it quite yet.

 

"A San Francisco-based startup called Net Power & Light Inc. wants to change that. And they’re working with one of the most popular (in terms of YouTube views at least) Harvard professors to show off what they can do. Net and Professor Michael Sandel have partnered to offer a more interactive way to learn using the Apple iPad.

 

"Net’s software is called ‘Spin‘ which essentially turns passive video watching into interactive group learning. It’s like project-based learning but with the entire planet instead of just your classroom.

 

"Right now, Spin lets you remix and interact with content from Harvard, Stanford, TED, and the National Geographic Channel.

 

"“Teachers felt web-based learning wasn’t giving them the full experience,” Tara Lemmey, Net Power & Light’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said in an interview. “Education shouldn’t live by itself. It’s a world of together.”


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