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The Role of the Librarian in supporting Common Core Standards
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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies

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Ann Francis's curator insight, July 5, 2014 9:42 PM

#commoncore

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#commoncore

Crystal Delatorre's curator insight, October 29, 2014 1:37 AM

A helpful tool to use in helping teach the common core standards.

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies

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Ann Francis's curator insight, July 5, 2014 9:42 PM

#commoncore

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#commoncore

Crystal Delatorre's curator insight, October 29, 2014 1:37 AM

A helpful tool to use in helping teach the common core standards.

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7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom

7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:40 PM

One of the buzzwords in education today is rigor, but what does that mean? This post shares seven myths about rigor, providing a deeper look at each one if you click through. What are these myths? Three are below.

* Is asking students to do a lot of homework a sign of rigor? Not if it is busy work, or if it leads to burnout. Although parents may define it as rigor what do you think?

* Rigor is not for everyone. How do we help students if we request less of them? Rigor may not be the same for each student but each student should be asked to reach their highest level.

* Standards alone take care of rigor. The Common Core Standards tell us they will increase rigor, but it is the instruction that will make this happen, not the standard.

Much more information on this issue is available in the post.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 15, 2014 7:20 AM

Very true. A must read.

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The Master Teacher Project Has Launched Their New Site - Awesome #commoncore resources #oneofakind

The NEA Master Teacher Project is HERE! The MTP aims to help teachers adjust to the implementation of the Common Core state standards. With the MTP, we're br...

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Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources

Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
Students today are hyper connected to information, but do they know how to research? Nope.

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Jaime Parker's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:22 PM

I have a friend who teaches English courses at the college level and this is her biggest complaint. She says that the students simply do not know how to research. They don't know how to use databases or how to evaluate websites which seems so crazy to me. I'm not sure why these skills aren't being taught or integrated into every content area. Perhaps too much time is being spent preparing students for standardized testing.

 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:07 PM

What to expect when librarians are being cut everywhere or stretched so thin to covel 4 schools in one week?

 

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:26 PM

Useful form for evaluating websites.

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E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER)

E-Curriculum... Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources (OER) | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it

"Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of  those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse. In this series I will investigate some resources that can open up a world of digital curricula. In this second  post of the series, I’ll examine the idea of Open Education Resources."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:03 AM

Are you ready to move away from textbooks and use Open Education Resources (OER)? This post provides links to 24 sites that provide free resources.

Perhaps you are wondering why schools are choosing to use free curriculum. Michael Gorman provides a list of ten reasons in this post that include:

* Provides  opportunity to make learning more authentic by giving you the ability to localize learning

* Can provide differentiations and allow educator to adapt to their students’ needs

An explanation is provided for each link he provides so you get a sense of what is available, and materials are available for students from elementary school through college. Below are a few of the sites listed.

* SAS Curriculum Pathways - a resource that has been around for a number of years and continues to innovate. The website states “The products make learning more profound and efficient, not simply more entertaining.” 

* Concord Consortium - a website that provides excellent STEM resources with hundreds on interactive, research based activities.

* Vision Learning - Peer reviewed materials for learning science available in English and Spanish that emphasize science as a process (inline with the new Next Generation Science Standards)

* CK12.org - CK12 is now focused on STEM and provides a wide variety of free courses from Arithmatic to Probability to Calculus in the area of math (a total of nine math courses); Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Astronomy and Engineering; a few xourses are available for English and History and there is a new course in Economics. CK12 also provides support through a variety of resources including: studyHELP, FlexMath, Braingenie and I Need a Pencil (SAT prep). One of the older sites they continue to revise courses and materials to meet the needs of todays students.

Check out the complete list by clicking through to the post, and consider not only using these materials but sharing materials you have created in some of the communities provided.

 

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, May 9, 2015 9:35 AM

Links to 24 sites with free resources

Maruja Romero's curator insight, May 9, 2015 11:17 AM

muchos recursos digitales abiertos y libres 

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109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category

109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:01 PM

TeachThought asked readers to take a survey and many requested resources for Common Core. This is their first post that provides a wide range of resource for English, Math and Science. Each section is split into three sections: Articles, Journals and Videos...so if you are looking for some resources that have been vetted this might be a good place to begin.                                                          

Jennifer Shackles's comment, July 6, 2013 8:21 PM
Nice resource link page.
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The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
So what are the 8 characteristics of a 21st century teacher? Are they risk-takers, collaborators, and visionaries? Well, yes! Check out the image below to get a clearer picture.

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Library Staff's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:55 PM

Does risk-taking mean changing the way you do things? Shocking. Does collaborating mean some other teachers need to work with you? Unbelievable. And often impossible. Perhaps being a visionary means negotiating the bumps in the road without coming to a complete halt.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 18, 2013 2:42 AM
Collaboration.....love it. Collaborate with your librarian you may be pleasantly surprised :)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:44 AM

Librarians need to be aware of this. We are needed more now than ever! Collaberation is what we do! 

 

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For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools | MindShift

For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools | MindShift | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it

"Writing will always be important, but weaving text, images, sound, and presentation together can give students more and different ways to express themselves. Easy-to-use online tools allow students the opportunity to create multimedia projects that demonstrate knowledge and develop useful skills. Check out these new three tools on the scene."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:05 PM

This post discusses three tools:

* Meograph, an online tool that allows you to create multimedia presentations that use video, maps, images, text, timelines, audio and links. You can check out a Meograph created by a student (on the water cycle) in the post.

* Zeega allows you "to create an interactive web-based story, pulling content from online sources, including photos, music, animated GIFs, and videos." Zeega is free for individuals. Please note that Zeega is for users over the age of 13.

* Wevideo is a primarily used to create videos, but it allows you to "several people collaborate at the same time." 

There is a comparision chart of these three tools (as well as Windows Live Movie Maker and iMovie11 included in the post.

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10 Ways to Use Technology to Teach Writing > Eye On Education

10 Ways to Use Technology to Teach Writing > Eye On Education | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it

"The Common Core’s Anchor Standard 6 for writing in grades K–12 requires students to “use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others”. Here are some ideas for meeting this standard (besides the obvious use of technology—word processing).


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 7, 2013 9:35 AM

What tools are there to help students PRODUCE writing online? Lauren Davis identifies five areas that for producing writing:

* Collaborative tools

* Grammar and language resources

* Fun prompts to get their juices flowing

* Brainstorming and drafting graphic organizers.

* Research tools

What tools are there to help students PUBLISH writing online?
* Magazines

* Online contests

* Class e-newsletter or newspaper

* Book review website

* Class blog or website

There are links to many resources thoughout this post and in many cases specific suggestions are provided for grade levels. If you are not using online tools with your students this post provides great resources to help you begin the process.

mshudson's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:04 PM

Very interesting! I use some of the tools highlighted but must expand my application to include consistent student usage.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:20 PM

So much more fun than just word processing.

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Maker Spaces in Libraries? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Maker Spaces in Libraries? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.

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Media Literacy Tool Kit for Teachers - LiveBinder

Here are some tips on implementing media literacy across the curriculum to reach CCSS...


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Rosemarie Bernier's curator insight, October 19, 2015 11:17 PM

LiveBinder is a way to showcase and present resources for students and teachers.

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Language Arts Podcasts

Language Arts Podcasts | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
Listen to conversations with authors featured in Language Arts.

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Brandi Nicholauson's curator insight, February 10, 2013 1:53 PM

A great podcast about the need to represent LGBT views in your classroom / school through literature. 

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, March 25, 2014 2:31 AM

As the article suggests if carried out correctly project based learning can be a deeper learning experience.  PBL also leads to creative enquiry and teamwork.

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, March 25, 2014 10:04 AM

This is helpful as a philosophical vision - how to rethink our teaching to effectively integrate the inquiry process. Love it! 

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 25, 2014 2:32 PM

This post includes some strategic suggestions on how to make PBL more meaningful for your students. 

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5 Questions To Evaluate Curriculum For Rigor

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Leslie Minton's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:52 AM

Rigor across curriculum content, not just a particular subject matter is essential to effective teaching and learning. It is knowing what rigor is in order to determine if it exists.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:59 PM

This iactually the second article of a series . This is a  word used frequently, but it's definition varies.  I  think rigor need to also differentiate , say, reading levels so each learner is challenged from the level they are currently at. Rigor does not mean, "one size fits all!"

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:03 AM

A text does not the curriculum make. The curriculum is what the children learn and mesh with their lived history. The ultimate test is Life and all its manifestions according to Alfred North Whitehead.

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10 Common Core Takeaways

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  10 important takeaways from recent conversations/meetings/conference talks: 1. The Common Core will help students succeed in college and career. 2. With…

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The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic)

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Hola: Una infografía sobre el proceso socrático. Un saludo

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Audrey's comment, August 9, 2013 7:31 AM
I agree Teri. It encourages reading and encourages students to be in charge of their learning.
Audrey's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:39 AM

Using the Socratic process the educator is a tutor.  The process  encourages evaluative and analytical thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:55 PM

This is an easy and yet thorough infographic.

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School librarians can be crucial partners in STEM

School librarians can be crucial partners in STEM | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
Dr. Mega Subramaniam, assistant professor of information studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, wants everyone to see libraries as tools for STEM.

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What Makes a Question Essential?

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"Teachers regularly pose questions to their students, but the purpose and form of these questions can vary widely. This book is about a particular kind of question—one we call "essential." So, what makes a question "essential"? Let us begin by engaging you in a bit of inquiry using the following concept-attainment exercise to examine the characteristics of an essential question. The exercise has three parts, as explained in the next several paragraphs."


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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, June 27, 2013 5:47 PM
Thanks for your comment. It is a useful article :)
davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:49 PM

This list is a critical approach to understanding the scope and threat of how questions can be designed for critical thinking.

EduClick_España's curator insight, December 8, 2014 12:09 PM

"Teachers regularly pose questions to their students, but the purpose and form of these questions can vary widely. This book is about a particular kind of question—one we call "essential." So, what makes a question "essential"? Let us begin by engaging you in a bit of inquiry using the following concept-attainment exercise to examine the characteristics of an essential question. The exercise has three parts, as explained in the next several paragraphs."

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3 Tools to Tackle Common Core Math Standards

Summer is a time for teachers to take a break from the rigorous demands of day to day teaching, relax, and enjoy a change of pace.
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ReadWorks Offers 1,000+ Reading Passages Aligned to Common Core Standards

ReadWorks Offers 1,000+ Reading Passages Aligned to Common Core Standards | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it

"ReadWorks is a free service that has cataloged hundreds of lesson plans and more than one thousand non-fiction reading passages aligned to Common Core standards. With a free ReadWorks account you can search for lessons and reading passages by grade and skill. In your account you can create digital binders of the lesson plans and reading passages that you want to use." 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 22, 2013 10:16 PM

Richard Byrne posted this resource and it is definitely worth checking it out. The site was founded in 2008 to "help teachers meet the nationwide crisis in reading comprehension. The goal is to "help teachers improve their effectiveness through research-based, classroom-proven practices and  curriculum." 

From their website: ReadWorks provides research-based curriculum and guidance directly to teachers and principals, online, for free, to be shared broadly.To go directly to the site: http://www.readworks.org.

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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Rebecca Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:27 PM

An important point to remember when we are considering using technology in the classroom. The integration of technology can be a help in the classroom while simply using technology can become a hinderance. So where do we make that distinction? 

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:47 PM

This article is about digital technology and how it is used and integrated. Are we truly USING technology when it is not integrated? When we ask for assessment that is presented with powerpoint, for example, we could just as easily ask them to write it in a book or make a poster. Digital technology should be used to facilitate collaboration and build high level thinking skills, that is how learning occurs.

 

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 17, 2015 9:18 PM

Technology use is the first step.  Technology integration is the opportunity to combine technology with pedagogy.  Technology infusion is the process of using technology as a tool for learning, thinking, and problem solving.

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Digital Footprint

Steps students can take to create a positive digital footprint. Video created with Animoto!

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Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries

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The concept of libraries as makerspaces first hit my radar last November when I read about the Fayetteville Free Library’s FabLab.  As I began hearing more buzz about libraries and makerspace...

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10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship - Edudemic

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship - Edudemic | librarians + common core standards | Scoop.it
YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy's videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there's a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

add your insight...

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:13 PM

This a great resource. I will be sharing this at school so we can decide if the lessons are suitable for our needs.

Catherine Smyth's comment, March 22, 2013 1:09 AM
We need more videos for teaching at university.