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The What? Why? & How Edmodo

I created this presentation as a start up for an Edmodo training workshop.

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A great example of incorporating new ideas and resources into presentations...happ to share this from Ana Cristina's Scoop!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good File Conversion Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good File Conversion Tools | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
"Even though I create nearly all of my documents online and use cloud storage services that support a multitude of file formats, there are still a few occasions when someone sends me a file that I need to convert.

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A little extra help with files - you never know...

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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This gives food for thought about teaching thoughtful research and a realistic way to do it - well done, Alan November, thank you for finding and sharing, Susan!

 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 21, 7:44 AM

Share this one with your teachers - good suggestions!

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This Riveting Art From the Front Lines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades

This Riveting Art From the Front Lines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
During WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe. The Smithsonian recently digitized the captivating artwork

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Add this to your toolkit for narrative possibilities with your researchers building presentations or for teachers looking for realistic representations, etc.


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 19, 1:41 PM

If you have teachers that teach this subject, this would be an excellent site to share with them for the visual literacy possibilities as well as the article that accompanies the drawings.

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9 Most Dangerous Apps for Kids

In 2013, a twelve-year-old girl was lured away from her home by a 21 year-old-man. Once they met, he took her to a motel and took advantage
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While you are reviewing your internet safety information, look over these apps, used to bypass the usual safeguards.....

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Why We Need Libraries More Than Ever

Why We Need Libraries More Than Ever | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Close your eyes and imagine your public library. Who do you see inside? Yourself? Quiet readers? Students? A hip librarian behind a large wooden desk? A cat named Dewey wending its way through the stacks? This doesn't begin to scratch the surface!...
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Are YOUR favorites here?

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Bullies and Victims are Opposite Sides of the Same Coin

Bullies and Victims are Opposite Sides of the Same Coin | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
The solution to bullying lies in self-confidence for both parties
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Some insight when gathering info about bullying - I know this is often an underlying facet of teaching online safety......This author has other articles, books and school visit options worth reviewing.

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Google Advanced Search Shortcuts

Google Advanced Search Shortcuts | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Add some oomph to your Google searches with this handy table of Google Advanced Search shortcuts.
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Just a refresher to have on hand as we all gear up for the coming year....

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Picky reader? Let your child try nonfiction or biography - Salisbury Post

Picky reader? Let your child try nonfiction or biography - Salisbury Post | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Picky reader? Let your child try nonfiction or biography
Salisbury Post
Displays for July: headquarters, doll society; South, Rowan Doll Society by Gayle Hansen; East, flowers by Helen Holland.
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Rounding out readers - looking for enticing articles for the distinctive palates of discerning young readers?  Try these .....

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The Educators' Guide to Reddit - Sharing, Learn...

The Educators' Guide to Reddit - Sharing, Learn... | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Any blogger will know that social networking is a great (if not the greatest) way to direct traffic to your site. Many new bloggers struggle to find their audience, but with some careful link shari...
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A way to expand your discussions and your audience.

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

"Below is a handy visual you can share with your students to help them learn about how to critically judge online ( and offline) content. The information included in this visual is based on Google Safety resources as well as on an article I shared here a couple of years ago."


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I am a believer in graphics - many of us can make a clearer connection with our students with a picture reference - so, here is a graphic to help explain critical judgement.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 29, 3:43 AM

Learn how to critically judge content (online and offline) via this graphic

 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 29, 11:16 AM

I wish someone would create one of these graphics with the language of a fourth grade student. It would be so helpful.

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, July 4, 11:29 AM

Nice and very engaging

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How Should Keyboarding Be Taught in Elementary School?

How Should Keyboarding Be Taught in Elementary School? | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
A teacher offers his take on instruction of a skill that standardized testing has put back at the forefront of education.
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Keyboarding infused with research and application - could this help library and literacy skill discussions?  It is certainly worth thought.

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Gamification: putting the fun into learning | AfricaEducation [Blogs]

Gamification: putting the fun into learning  | AfricaEducation [Blogs] | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

Gamification may sound to some like educational games, because it uses gaming techniques to help to teach students new concepts. If one can connect with people effectively through games, can this make learning easier?


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The understanding of gaming techniques as applied to learning can open the doors and minds of our learners - worth a try...

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Great Interactive Tutorials to Raise Search Savvy Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Interactive Tutorials to Raise Search Savvy Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

"Search literacy is an important element of the 21st century learning. The web is teeming with all kinds of information and part of this information  is nothing but junk. To let our students and kids surf this ocean of information without equipping them with the necessary gear is analogous to canoeing through turbulent waves, chances of staying afloat are next to impossible."


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A graphic driven tutorial - helping in another direction - any way we can strengthen the strategy....

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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A great list, with descriptions and advantages of use- good to have at hand......thank you for sharing!!!

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EJ Morris's curator insight, August 19, 4:05 PM

Great vault of visuals  and images.. I'll be adding some of these images to my website later today..      http://EJMorris.com

A. Brian Dengler's curator insight, August 19, 4:49 PM
This is extremely helpful.
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 4:43 PM

Directorio de fuentes de imagen gratuito

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Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
August 18, 2014
Over this weekend, I spent some time sifting through the piles of posts in this blog looking for materials and posts to help new teachers better integrate technology in education. The...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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a little something to help get started - everyone is somewhere in the learning curve for technology - this graphic helps focus on achievable steps to keep moving forward.  Thank you Susan G.!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 18, 12:36 PM

If you are the tech leader or instructional coach in your school, these infographics will help you teach your staff the differences between technology use and technology integration along with suggestions for infusion. Who knows? Some of these may give YOU a new idea too!

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With Eyes Wide Open - Plagiarism | CristinaSkyBox

With Eyes Wide Open - Plagiarism | CristinaSkyBox | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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A good graphic to explain the different aids for research.  Thank You to Elizabeth and Cristina for finding this.

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Your back-to-school letter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Your back-to-school letter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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A reposting in time for the start of school.  Time to begin your school year advocacy strategies to your learning communities.

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills - Innovation Excellence (blog)

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills Innovation Excellence (blog) Don't confuse the act of using a blog with the act of “blogging.” Blogging is an act of “connective writing” where the intention is to share, exchange, and...
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This article gives a good explanation of skill sets for students - something you might find useful to share.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
RT @rmbyrne: Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Safety and Citizenship to Elementary School Students http://t.co/rqz53q3yMt
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Recommending this starting place for all of us who have been asked to include web safety in our instruction.

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A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software. [ Link at: http://dirtdirectory.org/ ]


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A great aid in targeting the best starting point for specific searches!
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Anne Pascucci, MPA, CRA's curator insight, July 21, 6:36 AM

What a great resource!

Donna Farren's curator insight, July 22, 8:47 AM

Great Resource!

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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download!

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download! | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users.Social today means so much more than sending a tweet or posting to Facebook. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users.In recognition of this, Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter (@library_connect) and Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture), Librarian & Technology Analyst/Trend Spotter, offer up a visual portrait...
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the many faces of librarianship.....

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A Handy Interactive Visual on The Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Interactive Visual on The Digital Storytelling Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

"Here is a great interactive Thinglink image on the process of digital storytelling I want to share with you today. This graphic is created by Tonia and features a wide variety of iPad apps that go with each of the stages of the digital storytelling process."


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Helping to synthesize the process - glad to share this one.

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OP-ED | College, Career and Democracy ready? Not without a trained librarian | CT News Junkie

OP-ED | College, Career and Democracy ready? Not without a trained librarian | CT News Junkie | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
I had a conversation recently with a Connecticut politician in which I’d asked him if we truly care about literacy and improving reading skills, why are we spending so much money on testing while schools that most need functioning libraries don't have any? Or if they do have a school…
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This conversation and resulting response carries an excellent research and statistic-based advocacy-rich article.  I would like to send it to every political leader who shakes their head about the state of education...

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Adding to your toolbox!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 19, 6:00 AM

There are plenty of new sites to investigate in this collection.

Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, June 22, 9:21 PM

Thank you!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 6:06 AM

Good list.

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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning - TeachThought

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning - TeachThought | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

"Editor’s Note: We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."


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This graphic may help to put the whole-child ideal together when planning....the knowledge in context and application is a key area for librarians.

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Training in Business's curator insight, June 23, 4:27 AM

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning