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US-UK showdown in Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist

US-UK showdown in Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist | Libraries | Scoop.it
The Guardian children's fiction prize shortlist takes a transatlantic twist as two American authors battle it out with two UK authors
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How To Teach Empathy

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 How To Teach Empathy
by Terry Heick
Right near the core of education, just past tolerance and just short of affectionate connectivity, is the idea of empathy.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 1, 10:29 AM

I love this post and there are so many take-aways that I'm going to bookmark it and re-read it regularly. I love this phrase: Without empathy, you’re teaching content instead of students.

As I read it I kept thinking about how the free and independent self-selection of reading materials is one step in the right direction to building empathy into the school day. It's not something we want to pre-assess or quantify but rather a journey we want to foster for each individual. Great stories tell us how we're the same and connect us to people and places we might never actually visit in the real world. Whether those stories are accessed in the print or digital world, the result is the same for the thoughtful reader. 

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Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT

Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT | Libraries | Scoop.it
I was lucky to have shared my childhood bedroom for a few years with my grandmother, when she had come to live with us after an illness. At bedtime, she would tell me stories of her parents and thr...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 27, 2:39 PM

I love that this article talks about how it isn't the tools but a skill. Isn't that what we're trying to teach?  Worth a read!

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Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset - Edutopia

Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset - Edutopia | Libraries | Scoop.it
You've heard some good stuff about the maker movement such as how making helps students learn through embodied cognition, creates a mindset that's empowering, and builds creative confidence. You're interested in crafting some maker lessons but don't know where to start or how to do something that works in your classroom. Or perhaps you're worried that you don't have time to do a long, involved project. How do you still teach the Common Core or cover the required curriculum? These simple steps will get you started.

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Mobile MakerSpaces in Action (Video) - Adjusting Course #makered

Mobile MakerSpaces in Action (Video) - Adjusting Course #makered | Libraries | Scoop.it
The entire concept is really quite simple.  The Mobile MakerSpace carts that line the hallway leading into our Media Center are capable of transporting new opportunities and tools to virtually any space in our school.  Whether it’s high-tech 3D printing and modular robotics or low-tech knitting and plastic construction blocks…the carts contain tools that elicit collaboration and unleash student creativity.

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Review of the Literature: Makerspaces


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 18, 5:49 PM

How to put the hands on into hands-on learning... and why it makes sense. 

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools 
by Terry Heick
Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant.
So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.

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Elissa's curator insight, July 31, 10:17 PM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 5, 9:33 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Jeff Watt's curator insight, August 7, 11:34 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

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Library Card necktie. Check out card / Date Due Slip tie. Silkscreened men's tie. Perfect librarian, writer, author, bookish gift.

Library Card necktie. Check out card / Date Due Slip tie. Silkscreened men's tie. Perfect librarian, writer, author, bookish gift. | Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Date Due Necktie. Always punctual? Bring those books back on time! The fifth in our series of vintage paper emulation neckties, we present to

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 11, 10:40 AM

Just for fun for all the men (and women) who wear neckties...

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Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians?

Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians? | Libraries | Scoop.it
By removing a teacher librarian students have an attractive space but they are being deprived of services they need to prepare them for college and careers.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 11, 11:41 AM

Many advocacy tidbits in here.  Librarians are important and greatly needed!

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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | Libraries | Scoop.it
The way schools and universities teach and test has to keep up with the way young people are processing information.
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When seniors volunteer with kids, everybody wins - Futurity

When seniors volunteer with kids, everybody wins - Futurity | Libraries | Scoop.it
When older adults volunteer with young children, it's a win-win: The kids get social support and the adults see how they can help the next generation.
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Why 3D Printing Needs to Take Off in Schools Around the World - 3DPrint.com

Why 3D Printing Needs to Take Off in Schools Around the World - 3DPrint.com | Libraries | Scoop.it

."Where 3D printing has yet to really make a huge impact, but provides an ample amount of opportunity, is within educational institutions. These range from elementary schools to high schools, universities, and maker spaces around the globe. One reason that 3D printing has been quite slow in making its impact in these institutions is simply because of the lack of knowledge of the technology by the decision makers in charge.

Because the technology is so relatively new, the greatest impact may come via the introduction of 3D printing into public and private grade schools. The younger a person is, the easier it usually is to introduce new ideas and methodologies. This is why young children are so quick to learn new languages, when compared to their older adult counterparts. This is what makes elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools the perfect place to begin really introducing a curriculum based around 3D printing.

Just about every subject within a school curriculum could benefit from 3D printing technology. We will outline a few of these below:"


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 20, 10:34 AM

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, July 21, 6:59 AM

Robert Frost Middle School, NY, pooled their grant $$ to get theirs. Looking forward to the creations!!

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Funding School Makerspaces | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

Funding School Makerspaces | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers | Libraries | Scoop.it
Your Makerspace may not need much of a budget to operate, if you have a space you can use for free, tools to borrow, and materials found or donated. For some Makerspaces, the ones with lots of parental involvement, many of the projects are self-funded. But if your Makerspace takes place at a school without as much family support, or if you simply do not have this all in place, you may need to research community or family foundation grants to fill in the gap.

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Review of the Literature: Makerspaces


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 18, 5:49 PM

How to put the hands on into hands-on learning... and why it makes sense. 

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Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | Libraries | Scoop.it
Traditionally, libraries provided a quiet space to read. Today's libraries are taking on new roles and helping young people gain 21st-century skills.

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Anna Runyen's curator insight, August 27, 1:14 PM

This is where Makerspace programming fits into the picture.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 27, 1:52 PM

Libraries are always changing and innovating, that's why they are amazing places.

Jonathan Oxley's curator insight, Today, 10:47 AM

Innovative library learning :)

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LEDs for Beginners - Instructables

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"This instructable shows how to wire up one or more LEDs in a in a basic and clear way. Never done any work before with LEDs and don't know how to use them? Its ok, neither have I.

 

***If you have wired up LEDs before, this explanation might seem overly simplistic. Consider yourself warned.***È


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Russell Roberts's curator insight, August 28, 10:05 AM

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this basic tutorial on how to "wire up" LEDs.  Good, useful information.

Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 31, 3:43 AM

Esperimenti con i led

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5 Ways Video Can Increase Student Ownership of Learning

5 Ways Video Can Increase Student Ownership of Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
In a student-centered classroom, it is important for students to take ownership of their learning and make it meaningful in a way that fits their needs and learning styles. This is much easier said than done. As a teacher, it can be difficult to get out o

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 20, 8:22 AM

I've always believed in the power of video for students to demonstrate understanding. This article gives you tips, tricks, and tools that will help you make the case, too!

Xuan Phan's curator insight, August 23, 8:18 PM

This is a must- read article for teachers  with "Student- centered classroom" approach.

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Little kids with big vocabularies start school ready to learn - Futurity

Little kids with big vocabularies start school ready to learn - Futurity | Libraries | Scoop.it
How many words a child knows at age two may predict how ready he or she will be to start kindergarten, new research shows.
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14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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If Librarians Were Honest

If Librarians Were Honest | Libraries | Scoop.it
“If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed…”
My mother was trained in library science, but went on to have a career in software systems.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 7, 4:52 PM

Aaah, this was a lovely read. I recommend it to anyone with the soul of a librarian...

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Libraries | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 25, 11:06 AM

I like the breakdown presented in this article as well as the emphasis on using apps as critical thinking tools, not just creation tools.

Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | Libraries | Scoop.it
From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.
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Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Reading Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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3 Key Qualities for a School Makerspace | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

3 Key Qualities for a School Makerspace | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers | Libraries | Scoop.it
Over the past year I had the privilege of leading a team to create makerspaces in 15 high schools around the Bay Area. Our goal was to learn how to help educators create makerspaces in schools and use making in the classroom. DARPA, which funded our program, eventually wanted to take what we learned and create makerspaces in 1,000 schools. While our DARPA funding ended in December, we believed so strongly in the benefits of these spaces that we continued to support our pilot schools until the end of the year. This was particularly rewarding work.

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Content Curation & Fair Use: 5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator

Content Curation & Fair Use: 5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator | Libraries | Scoop.it
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