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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 15, 2013 3:15 AM

100 slides to display tools for learning

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Can be a good source for us to know where our students most of time gather information from the Web.
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Trends | Transforming Libraries

Trends | Transforming Libraries | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify trends relevant to libraries and librarianship. This trend library is available to help libraries and librarians understand how trends are developing and why they matter.


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Libraries and structural change 7 | SLQ Today

Libraries and structural change 7 | SLQ Today | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Do we really know what to do about libraries? Tim Mather suggests we need to remember what it is we want to be so that we can find new ways in a digital age.

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Beautifully written - a love letter to libraries and the place they hold in communities.

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In a Land of Laptops, Do Kids Still Want Books?

In a Land of Laptops, Do Kids Still Want Books? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
In a 1:1 STEM charter school (where every student has a laptop and most have mobile devices), are print books even needed? The answer might surprise you.
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The power of a good book

The power of a good book | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A new online national publication for school educators, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.
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A very good question....

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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums


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▶ What is Creative Commons? - YouTube

A simple explanation of what Creative Commons is, aimed at primary and elementary school aged children.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www...
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THE 2014 BOOKTOPIA BOOKS OF THE YEAR

THE 2014 BOOKTOPIA BOOKS OF THE YEAR | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
2014 will be remembered as the year Australian Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. We're sure you'll all recall that Narrow Road featured in our Best Bo...
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The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians chart a new course in Vancouver Public Schools

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, January 9, 5:15 PM

Leading the way!!

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Inspirational case studies!

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:39 PM

Kursy w bibliotece, super pomysł, nawet Ci najbiedniejszi na pewno chętnie z tego skorzystaja. Pomogą w nauce jak i w dalszym zyciu .

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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.
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Teaching Literature Through 'Choice' & 'Practice'

Teaching Literature Through 'Choice' & 'Practice' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Regie Routman, Katherine S. McKnight and Michael W. Smith share additional ideas on effectively teaching literature.
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6 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You Look Awesome Online

6 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You Look Awesome Online | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Do you have a content curation strategy in place? Are you looking for better ways to find and share other peoples content? Content curation is an easy way to provide your audience with relevant and...

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I use all of these tools, and they certainly make my life easier. The genius is the ability of some to be set in place so you don't actually need to do anything day to day  - they do it for you!

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These 50 Awesome Book Covers Will Inspire You – And Teach You How to Design Your Own – Design School

These 50 Awesome Book Covers Will Inspire You – And Teach You How to Design Your Own – Design School | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
People are superficial. They're going to judge your book by its cover.
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50 books that every child should read by 16

50 books that every child should read by 16 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's conducted a survey of 2,000 readers to find 50 books every kid should before they turn 16. Click through the gallery to find out what titles made their list.
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SCIS | The fourth age of libraries

SCIS | The fourth age of libraries | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Australian Science Fiction author and PhD in medieval fantasy literature Sean McMullen, wonders if libraries will still exist in twenty years after having got this far.
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And his conclusion is.....

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Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read

Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequences of boys…
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Sci-Fi Terms, Defined: Apocalyptic vs. Dystopia vs. Spec Fic

Sci-Fi Terms, Defined: Apocalyptic vs. Dystopia vs. Spec Fic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Confused about apocalyptic vs. dystopia vs. speculative fiction vs. slipstream? Get sci-fi lit terms defined here!
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Evaluating Internet Research Sources

Evaluating Internet Research Sources | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Guidelines for evaluating Internet sources, including a checklist to help assure credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and supported claims.
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How do you sift through all the information available and decide what is worthwhile? Your detection skills explained here.

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What Really Works When You're Too Anxious To Fall Asleep

What Really Works When You're Too Anxious To Fall Asleep | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Why is it that just when our heads hit the pillow our thoughts take off in a sprint?

Our brains have this annoying tendency to ruminate on worst-case scenarios and other negative reflections at night -- and all that worry is seriously disrupting o...
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Reading on the rise among young Danes

Reading on the rise among young Danes | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Schoolchildren’s increased interest in books attributed to school campaigns and better targeting by publishers
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School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
You might think technology would spell the end of books and libraries. But many schools have embraced the digital revolution and built innovative spaces that foster a love of literature
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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books
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