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Geo-Literacy Projects Build Students' Understanding of Our Complex World

Geo-Literacy Projects Build Students' Understanding of Our Complex World | Libraries | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to organize, visualize, and analyze information that relates to local and global issues is critical preparation for living in our connected and fast-changing world.
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Make Literacy a Focus of PBL

Make Literacy a Focus of PBL | Libraries | Scoop.it
Across the arc of a project -- from entry event to final presentation -- teachers can find opportunities to deepen students' literacy skills.
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Terms of Service: Understanding our role in the world of Big Data.

Terms of Service: Understanding our role in the world of Big Data. | Libraries | Scoop.it
A graphic novella about Big Data, privacy and the future of sharing.
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The Nonfiction Minute

The Nonfiction Minute | Libraries | Scoop.it
The blog written by the award-winning children's nonfiction book authors of iNK Think Tank.
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10 Excellent Google Drive Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Google Drive Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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No More Language Arts and Crafts

No More Language Arts and Crafts | Libraries | Scoop.it
I’ll admit that I hold my children’s teachers to a higher than reasonable standard. Would you want my kid in your English class? As a parent, I could be a burr in your saddle. I get that. I’m not a...
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Reflector Airplay Receiver - Mirror an iPhone or iPad to a Mac, PC or Android

Reflector Airplay Receiver - Mirror an iPhone or iPad to a Mac, PC or Android | Libraries | Scoop.it
Reflector is an Airplay receiver that allows wireless streaming of your screen to a computer. Everything you do on your iPad, iPod or iPhone is shown on the screen.
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Possible for wireless mirroring

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Why Libraries Matter

Why Libraries Matter | Libraries | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, attendance at New York City libraries' free programs jumped 88 percent to 2.5 million.
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A library is awesome video--New York City.

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A Novel Idea | American Libraries Magazine

A Novel Idea | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Online Book Clubs? Yes, please.

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5 Ways Libraries Cultivate Community Art

5 Ways Libraries Cultivate Community Art | Libraries | Scoop.it
Creativity -- like information --should be accessible to everyone in a community, and the library is the perfect democratic space to make that happen....
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I stole some ideas from Library As Incubator.  I hope to see our school library turn into a space for creation. 

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The secret cultural institution in your school: The school library

The secret cultural institution in your school: The school library | Libraries | Scoop.it
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This article discusses the many varied and important purposes of a school library.  I do agree we have a cultural mission as well as an academic mission. 

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Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library

Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library | Libraries | Scoop.it
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From EL

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“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom

“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom | Libraries | Scoop.it

By combining the flipped learning model with differentiated instruction, teachers can quickly and efficiently mobilize their students in "right size" learning activities.

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7 Cornerstones of Making with Kids

7 Cornerstones of Making with Kids | Libraries | Scoop.it
Toronto-based MakerKids is one of the world's only makerspaces specifically designed for kids, and many people have asked us to share our recipe. We think of it as a brunch — there are many ways to...
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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development | Libraries | Scoop.it
Having clear objectives and starting on time are some of the tips one expert offers for creating effective professional development for teachers.
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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven | Libraries | Scoop.it
Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small.
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Maker Space

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Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Osmo app connects real toys with iPad game

Osmo app connects real toys with iPad game | Libraries | Scoop.it
A detailed look at Osmo, a new and innovative way for kids to play with real toys and their iPad's at the same time in a way never thought possible.
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Maker Space idea maybe???

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens | Libraries | Scoop.it
The messy, hands-on Maker classroom is perfect for a PBL unit when the teacher is willing to collaborate, tinker, fix, break, and rebuild alongside students.
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"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."

 
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Libraries | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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Great article if you are moving towards a learning commons or maker space. 

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Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk

Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk | Libraries | Scoop.it
How often do librarians find themselves trying to explain that the library’s mission is not about books but about information? This public mis­understanding about what we are doing and why leads to a community misconception of what we should be doing in the future. The reality is that we as librarians make the same mistake all the time. We know intellectually that informational flow and access are our main missions, but our decisions and our hearts often put the focus on books. Books, in many cases, remain by far the best delivery vehicle for information, but there are many subject areas where other informational vehicles would be more effective, even if implementing those vehicles might mean less money spent on books.
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Marking to read

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