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10 Digital Resources That Will Improve Your School Library

10 Digital Resources That Will Improve Your School Library | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

via Edudemic School had ended. Yet, there was a mini EdCamp nestled deep in the library in Warwick, Rhode Island. In that EdCamp sat a group of inspired, tech-loving educators trying to get ...


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Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 27, 2013 11:08 AM

Some good ideas here

 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:37 AM

New Trends in school libraries

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 19, 2013 12:18 PM

Great video examples to challenge the educational norms.

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the ro

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This is well formulated definition of teaching practices of today.

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The 'Maker Movement' Inspires Shift in STEM Curriculum

The 'Maker Movement' Inspires Shift in STEM Curriculum | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Science, technology, engineering and math curriculum is starting to emphasize projects including app development.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 1, 2013 1:06 PM

Move towards project-based learning with a focus on inquiry.

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's comment, August 2, 2013 4:16 AM
This way of learning science may inspire those girls and boys who love games. "All innovations and innovation economies rely on this ability to solve a currently unsolved problem, but so much in education revolves around solving questions that already have known answers," Andrew Coy.
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Inquiry-Based Learning

Inquiry-Based Learning (RT @gregcollins2010: Inquiry based learning with an #onted focus: http://t.co/TqgEPbjpYM #ontcl #ljpsplc #ntchat)
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Game-Based Learning Ideas from ISTE

Game-Based Learning Ideas from ISTE | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
I had a great time at this year's ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference, as both a presenter and participant. Of course I was excited to hear Jane McGonigal again as she

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Great resources from the 2013 conference

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Strong curriculum, not assessment, lies at heart of learning - Cowra Guardian

Strong curriculum, not assessment, lies at heart of learning - Cowra Guardian | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Strong curriculum, not assessment, lies at heart of learning
Cowra Guardian
Later this week, a Senate committee will hold the first hearing of an inquiry into the effectiveness of the annual NAPLAN tests.
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"The best way to develop literacy and numeracy is via a broad, rich curriculum. Literacy and numeracy are used and developed when students are taught science, English, the arts, mathematics and all the other learning areas that make up a well-rounded curriculum." We in Finland agree!

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­The Downside of Online Empowerment

­The Downside of Online Empowerment | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Last month at Temple University, Kelly Mendoza defended her impressive Ph.D. dissertation, “Protection and Empowerment: Exploring Parental Internet Mediation Strategies for Preteens.” Her research ...

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Avoid The Hype: Online Learning's Transformational Potential

Avoid The Hype: Online Learning's Transformational Potential | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

In Larry Cuban’s recent piece in theWashington Post, “Why K-12 online learning isn’t really revolutionizing teaching,” he in essence says that our research showing that online learning is adisruptive innovation that has the potential to transform K–12 education into a student-centric learning design that can allow each student to realize his or her fullest potential is unfortunate hype from academic gurus.

What’s unfortunate is Cuban’s misrepresentation of our research to hype his argument.

 


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We need consideration, critisism and patience in choosing practices for teaching and learning - face-toface or online.

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How to Replicate Success in Education Reform? Regional Partnerships May Be Key | Remake Learning

How to Replicate Success in Education Reform? Regional Partnerships May Be Key | Remake Learning | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

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The Pittsburgh example shows the effectivenes of research and developement collaboration between schools, research teams, and entrepreneurs to create an education innovation cluster - which is strong enough to make visible and spread good practices from community to community.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 31, 2013 3:49 PM

Spreading the word through regional networks like the Kids & Creativity Network in Pittsburgh

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What Counts as Writing? | DMLcentral

What Counts as Writing? | DMLcentral | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

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Important insight - learning literacies doesn't happen only in school context, and those reading and writing skills of young people are gaining at the Internet and social media are important to be acknowledged. They should be reminded that those skills are relevant and they really are transferable to schoolwork.

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Media Education Foundation: Media Literacy, Education and Choice | Center for Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy provides you with a wide selection of teaching tools, carefully evaluated for their quality and importance to the field.

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Information Literacy and Inverted Classrooms

Information Literacy and Inverted Classrooms | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
I'm hearing more and more about inverted (or "flipped") classrooms as an emerging teaching model in higher education. Today, this Ed Tech article, "Colleges Go Proactive with Flipped Classrooms" re...

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This is really a way of using talking heads effectively - and classroom for useful collaboration. Thanks Anu and others for this!

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 25, 2013 7:52 AM

Flipping information literacy teaching...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 25, 2013 9:53 AM

An interesting analysis and application of theory to library classes on information literacy. My middle school class on this topic meets only once a week, so this would be a valuable route to pursue.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:20 AM

Flipped classrooms are a strategy that will work for some. What about those who it does not serve well?

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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.

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A very useful article about how to use iPads soundly.

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Andrew Tan's curator insight, August 2, 2013 8:13 PM

It's old piece (almost a year old) - but I thought useful to think about.  For us, we are focussing on apps to promote collaboration and creation of content (cf. #2)

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What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC

What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

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Learning commons is  a good concept to widen school libraries and library practices towards collaborative learning.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:52 AM

"As we work to build twenty-first learning skills...collaboration, creation and communication we need to look at how we can support this by creating an environment that meets that need.  The Learning Commons concept takes libraries that one step further to support digital students and learning."

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The New School Library

The New School Library | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 19, 2013 4:53 PM

I like the tagline - human connection to digital resources and academic success

nida baloch's comment, August 1, 2013 12:40 AM
i like it
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How Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org

AdLit.org offers resources (articles, research, teaching strategies, book recommendations) for parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
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It is not so difficult, or is it?

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What If We Flipped Online Learning? - Edudemic

What If We Flipped Online Learning? - Edudemic | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

flipped online learning would involve a larger focus on the student producing the learning materials and having an online instructor be more of a ‘guide on the side’ as it were. Rather than watching videos and taking a quiz, you’d have a robust discussion, have students create projects to share with classmates, and generate more discussion out of that.


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Reading age jumps with tablet help

Reading age jumps with tablet help | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
A new way of using tablet computers in schools could change how children are taught in Wales, after average reading ages at one primary leapt from nine to 13.

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Thanks Anu, good news from Wales indeed!

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, June 16, 2013 8:39 AM

Great results in Swansea program with tablet computers in enhancing reading gave dramatic results in reading, raised self-esteem and interest in learning... Would be interesting to see a follow up after a year or two.

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A Digital Gap Between Kids and Parents

A Digital Gap Between Kids and Parents | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
A new study finds there is a significant disconnect between what kids do online and what their parents think they do. Is this just a new flavor of an old problem? Or is something else going on?

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50 Shades of Information Literacy

50 Shades of Information Literacy | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Information literacy can be found hidden in every corner of every discipline out there. It's not always called information literacy and it does not always look the same. In that way, information li...
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All disciplines are working with the same important approach - which some call "information literacy", some something else. We need multidisciplinary conceptual work to understand this important learning skill.

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How to Develop Digital Literacies in yourself and others

A presentation for JISC Regional Support Centre West Midlands' event, Discover-e 2012: Preparing Learners for a Digital Future http://info.rsc-wm.ac.uk/events/e...

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Excellent reflection of a multidimensional concept!

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:26 AM

One of the most innovative and interesting presentation on Digital Literacy!

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Digital skills as important as numeracy and literacy, says IT leader

ICE Worldwide, LLC is a global legal, marketing, business development and investor relations firm with offices in Boston, Singapore and Japan.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 26, 2013 2:12 PM

Important skills of today and future are emphasized along with literacies.

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's comment, May 29, 2013 2:54 AM
Thanks, Anu, very important indeed!
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Why not Learn Some New Technology this Summer?

Why not Learn Some New Technology this Summer? | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Over the summer many of us slow down, or stop structured school with our children. What a great time to learn some new technology for yourselves! Prezi is a great tool for doing presentations. Thou...

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