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7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard

7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Interactive Analysis of Tolkien's Works | Visual.ly

Interactive Analysis of Tolkien's Works | Visual.ly | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Explore the Lord of the Ring, the Silmarillion and the Hobbit like never before. Sentiment analysis, keyword frequency, character mentions and mush mo
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One way to analyse a script is through Burkean analysis, which utilizes word, sentence, theme, and scenic repetitions to locate important moments and ideas of a play. This article demonstrates, using Lord of the Rings, different methods of such, including word counts and repetitive topics.

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Jumbled Sentences – A Series of Free Writing Apps for iPads

Jumbled Sentences – A Series of Free Writing Apps for iPads | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Jumbled Sentences is a series of five free iPad apps designed to help students learn to construct sentences. The apps provide students with drag and drop activities in which they sort jumbled words...
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The Smithsonian.com Video Contest | Smithsonian Magazine

The Smithsonian.com Video Contest | Smithsonian Magazine | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more.
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6 ways to use Pinterest for storytelling | Articles | Main

6 ways to use Pinterest for storytelling | Articles | Main | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Think of your products in terms of stories—and make them come to life on Pinterest. Communicators from Disney Parks, PBS and Definition 6 show you how.
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What are the "products" of a librarian? How can we use this idea to promote what we do?

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Transform Your Class One Video at a Time

Transform Your Class One Video at a Time | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn how to transform your class through the use of student produced video to increase motivation and learning. By producing videos students practice writing, speaking, and creativity skills at the upper end of Bloom's Taxonomy.
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The hows and whys of student-created videos in the classroom.

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Martha's Vineyard Film Festival expands school program : The Martha's Vineyard Times

Martha's Vineyard Film Festival expands school program : The Martha's Vineyard Times | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The films come from the collection of international children's shorts that the MVFF has screened over the past four summers.
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Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity and Changing Educational Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity and Changing Educational Paradigms | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
We love RSA Animate. This week, they've animated an adaptation of Sir Ken Robinson's talk about changing educational paradigms, based on one
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Love this presentation from Sir Ken Robinson...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services

Free Technology for Teachers: Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's insight:

Great idea for getting students started on Web 2.0 tools that require an email address for login.

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10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations

10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, both internally with your teammates and externally with your clients.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Awesome Apps for Teachers to Create their Own Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Awesome Apps for Teachers to Create their Own Apps | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Infotopia-A Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students

Infotopia-A Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
infotopia newsletter,infotopia newsletters,teacher resources,safe search engine,K-12,education
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Beyond the Book Report: Ten Alternatives

Beyond the Book Report: Ten Alternatives | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
In my last post I described 10 ways to cultivate a love of reading in kids. I want to expand on that theme by suggesting 10 alternatives to the book report.
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Guided Inquiry Design: Tools for Learning How to Learn -- Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | edWeb

Guided Inquiry Design: Tools for Learning How to Learn --   Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | edWeb | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

Presented by Leslie Kuhlthau Maniotes, PhD, effectiveness coach in the Denver Public Schools

 

"One main goal of Guided Inquiry is to have our students increase their awareness of learning how they learn.  How do we help students to become aware of their own learning through the inquiry process?  How do teachers assess this learning?  Guided Inquiry Design includes a comprehensive set of tools embedded through the inquiry process. These tools have multiple functions. They are used to help students become aware of how they learn through inquiry and, at the same time, give teachers a formative assessment of the learning. In our community’s next webinar, we will showcase the tools in Guided Inquiry Design, explore the depth and reach of their use, and explain how to implement tools throughout the inquiry process.  Join Leslie Maniotes, NBCT, MEd, PhD is a Teacher Effectiveness Coach in Denver Public Schools, on February 26th for an exploration of Guided Inquiry Design tools to help your students learn how to be better learners."


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Identifying the different methods students learn in guided inquiry to help differentiate the material to meet all the different needs of the students. 

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Technology Tailgate: 21 Great iPad Storytelling Apps

Technology Tailgate: 21 Great iPad Storytelling Apps | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Storytelling apps are one of the most powerful aspects of the iPad. They allows for collaboration and creativity that I couldn't really achieve before using the iPad. Here are some of my favorite Storytelling Apps."


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Reading Passages

Reading Passages | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Lots of resources - many more than I've been able to explore at this point.

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The Last Massive Exploding Meteor Hit Earth in 1908, Leveling 800 Square Miles of Forest

The Last Massive Exploding Meteor Hit Earth in 1908, Leveling 800 Square Miles of Forest | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
In 1908, a meteor exploding in mid-air released the energy equivalent to 185 Hiroshima bombs
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The Gettysburg Address: Literary Nonfiction and the Common Core

The Gettysburg Address: Literary Nonfiction and the Common Core | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Although House of Cards on Netflix, the fictional Elmer Gantry and the preposterous Watergate cover-up all provide ammunition to those who view rhetoric pejoratively, rhetoric should be studied as a
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Writing An Evidence-Based Essay - A How To Guide

Writing An Evidence-Based Essay - A How To Guide | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

Hi Readers! Since this week’s Social Media theme has been Analyzing Primary Sources, we’re taking it to the next level and examining how to apply those Inspiration tools to writing.


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Vincent Munch's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:26 PM

how-to-guides are specific to the topic