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Creative Ways to Create Your Own OER - edWeb webinar

Creative Ways to Create Your Own OER - edWeb webinar | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
One of the best things about open educational resources is that anyone can make them!

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 15, 11:18 AM
The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes. http://goo.gl/st4aLZ
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You Suck At PowerPoint!

It's not the program that sucks, it's you.

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flea palmer's curator insight, October 1, 10:42 AM

This presentation really gets the message across.

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JibJab.com - Funny eCards, Birthday Cards, and More (class / staff engagement)

JibJab.com - Funny eCards, Birthday Cards, and More (class / staff  engagement) | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
Personalized eCards from JibJab for every occasion; birthdays, holidays, congratulations for a new baby, recent graduate, or just for fun in the office.

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Infographic: Why Waste Water?

Infographic: Why Waste Water? | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
Requiring all water to be drinkable, regardless of its planned use, wastes water, energy and money. There is a better way.

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Google 101: Interesting Facts, Tips, Tricks & Stats [Infographic]

Google 101: Interesting Facts, Tips, Tricks & Stats [Infographic] | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
This infographic reveals few stats which are: 97% is the percentage of revenue from advertising (click to tweet) First Android Phone Released: September, 2008 (click to tweet) Monthly Google Searches: 11.944 Billion (click to tweet) 87.1% U.S People use Google in mobile phones (click to tweet) Number of Google Employess : 53891 (click to tweet) [...]

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Lots of fun facts to be had here!

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, August 20, 8:15 AM

O infográfico mostra cifras surpreendentes muito bem comentadas pela Ana.

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I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked---even if I hated it.

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Having recently "signed off" from Facebook again for a while, I totally relate to this!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 2:12 AM

What's the sound of one thumb rising?


I hear a man trapped in filter bubbles, drowning in a torrent of robot generated 'news'.  


Fascinating article.


Lourense Das's curator insight, August 13, 7:29 AM

What does it mean - "like" on FB? Check this article and you will find out. #facebook #filterbubble #advertising

gwynethjones's curator insight, August 13, 10:35 PM

FASCINATING experiment! - Reason # 201 why I broke up w/ FB!

The Daring Librarian: Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

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Using iMovie to introduce new topics - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts

Using iMovie to introduce new topics - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
So after years of always being asked “what are we doing next sir?” and “what is that?”  I thought it would be a good idea...

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Using iMovie myself to produce promotional materials for our library service.

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Great New Features on Shadow Puppet Edu

Great New Features on Shadow Puppet Edu | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 11, 10:06 AM

Specific, immediate, formative, transparent.

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 11, 2:55 PM

Receiving and providing MEANINGFUL feedback in the classroom is critical for teachers. This article focuses on the student - appropriate feedback keeps them engaged!

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 12, 5:37 PM

Easily digestible and shareable post on meaningful feedback - pass it around your staff room!

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What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID'S TALE - BOOK RIOT

What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID'S TALE - BOOK RIOT | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
I had the chance, once, to put my money where my mouth was. This is what I said when they challenged my teaching of THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

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LibrarianLand's curator insight, July 31, 10:21 AM

 A very important book and a description of a teacher's response to a request to censor it.

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Booklandia Podcast Episode 1

Booklandia Podcast Episode 1 | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
It was an honor to participate in the first ever Booklandia podcast. We had a lot of fun talking about a few great 2014 books. You can listen below! Booklandia 1 - 3 Books For Your Classroom/Studen...

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The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
These iconic talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.

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Hashtags, Twitter Chats and TweetDeck for Education

Hashtags, Twitter Chats and TweetDeck for Education | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it

Twitter chats are one of the best ways for educators to connect with other educators, exchange and debate ideas, ask for help and provide assistance, find new resources and take action. The challen...


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I have Tweetdeck open all the time when I am at work - great to see trends as they are happening!

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gwynethjones's curator insight, July 20, 12:43 PM

Twitter chats demonstrate the power & connectedness of Twitter! It also builds your PLN and gives you invaluable resources!

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Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers

Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
One trend we are going to see in education that hasn't received much discussion yet is the shift from students as consumers to students as creators. This

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jose antonio gabelas's comment, October 7, 11:09 AM
La creación de los jóvenes fue el motivo de mi tesis doctoral http://cineysalud.blogspot.com.es/2010/05/la-creacion-de-un-cortometraje-proceso.html que pongo a vuestra disposición http://eprints.ucm.es/11632/
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, October 7, 12:12 PM
Hi Jeff, why not get them to create animations with Powtoons?
Jeff Rutherford's comment, October 7, 12:14 PM
I'll check out Powtoons now. Not familiar with it. My 10-year-old has a YouTube channel. I figured out how to record Xbox 360, and he uploads lots of Minecraft videos.
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3 Steps to Prevent PRESENTATION POLLUTION

Another deck by : http://slidecomet.com Stop suffocating your audiences with bullet-filled slide decks and wasting precious time designing from scratch. In thi…

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The Science of Storytelling Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Science of Storytelling Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
The Science of Storytelling Infographic: In the The Science of Storytelling Infographic you will find invaluable information concerning storytelling.

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 14, 8:46 AM

Making your mind up.

Marvin Marcelino's curator insight, September 14, 9:07 AM

The only method that never fails to have the effect of enduring learning

Paul's curator insight, September 17, 6:21 AM

Would love to get a story-teller at our school this year!

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Secret Teacher: why I've given up my dream job in teaching

Secret Teacher: why I've given up my dream job in teaching | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
'I have nothing but respect for those who don't find teaching a toxic environment.' After just four terms as an NQT, this week's Secret Teacher explains why they've left the profession

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Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited - eLearning Industry

Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited - eLearning Industry | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
Gamification is an incredible way to engage learners in their training. Learn about the difference between structural and content gamification here...

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, August 18, 8:22 PM

New to making and playing online games in your classroom? This article walks you through what it's all about - from an adult education perspective. 

 

Once you've read this, maybe go download Minecraft on your iPad and have a play... it's not hard to spot the links to education with this creation game.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 19, 4:18 AM

More for your resources!

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Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You

Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
Through the course of our “summer school” here at Techfaster we’ve met plenty of tech savvy educators. From ISTE in early July to the NAESP show and Campus Tech that wrapped up this week, teachers, administrators and education enthusiasts were learning, sharing, and networking with each other. These are definitely the tech savvy teacher type, and that’s validated in the infographic below from Daily Genius. But just because you spent part of the summer at EdTech conferences doesn’t necessarily mean you are a tech savvy teacher. Of course the reverse is true as well, maybe you had family events and your own kids to tend to during the summer. Are you a tech savvy teacher? A strong indicator would be that you’re even reading this article here at techfaster.com. Are you keeping your students, parents, fellow teachers and administrators up to date with the goings on in your classroom with your own blog? That’s a good sign you’re a tech savvy teacher. Just think about what the communication you can have with a blog, would have been like in the days of the ditto machine? You would have to plan out your thoughts, outline them, create a ditto original, print them, pass them out to students, and just pray they didn’t end up on the floor of the school bus. Are you networking with other teachers you’ve never met on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or a knowledge sharing educational site? Are you regularly attending edtech chat or listening to podcasts? All of these are signs that you care about your own professional development, living in current times and caring about your students. YouTube, Twitter, SnapChat, Minecraft, Instagram, and Vine are all a part of your students lives. Facebook, Pinterest and email are all a part of your students’ parents’ lives. You’re almost too far behind if you’re not a “tech savvy” teacher. Check out the infographic below and see how you stack up.

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Thankfully I appear to be doing a few of these things!

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Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials | TechCrunch

Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials | TechCrunch | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
Snapchat is now the third most popular social app among millennials, according to a recent report by comScore which finds that Snapchat has 32.9% penetration..

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Susan Denise PortilloRoche's curator insight, August 13, 9:35 AM

Learning about Snap Chap.

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 13, 3:15 PM

The Facebook lead is astounding. My students report is most often that FB is NOT their platform of choice!

gwynethjones's curator insight, August 13, 10:25 PM

This is a must convo for Digital Citizenship

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5 Mistakes You’re (Still) Making On Twitter - AllTwitter

5 Mistakes You’re (Still) Making On Twitter - AllTwitter | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
5 Mistakes You’re (Still) Making On Twitter

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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 10, 1:53 PM

I learn something new every day!


#1 Responding to TrueTwit validation


I never heard of True Twit before until I got one via a DM! I UNFOLLOWED them immediately!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 11, 1:23 PM

I didn't know to use bit.ly instead of tinyurl to shorten links. Tinyurl doesn't enable re-tweeting. Hmm....

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Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student - TechCrunch

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As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is one interesting thing that starts to happen.

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Students Deserve, Teachers Deserve

Students Deserve, Teachers Deserve | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it

Teachers are quick to point out the importance of equality, of equity.

"All students deserve the chance to..."

"All students should have the opportunity to..."

Did you fill in the blanks? Educators are in the fortunate position to...


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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not

Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not | Learning in Libraries | Scoop.it

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Arlene Nucero's curator insight, July 22, 10:32 AM

differentiation poster

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 22, 12:17 PM

Great infographic!!!

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 4:53 PM

Nice inforgraphic to share with our GT specialist.