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Guided Reading within the Daily 5 Framework

Guided Reading within the Daily 5 Framework | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
I was filling in for a 3rd grade teacher, who needed to attend an assessment meeting on behalf of one of her students. When I walked in, she had me start the third of four rotations. She uses the D...
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Reading/teaching example and sample to share - helping to expand the tools we use to encourage the love of reading.

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Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


Instead of surrendering their power to the person who insults them, students should learn why some words are triggers and how to master their own reactions.
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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media - Edutopia

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media - Edutopia | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and...

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Tools to add to your maker spaces or share with your research groups as they design their presentations....

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 26, 1:36 AM

Edutopia is always worth the time!

CTD Institute's curator insight, January 29, 3:31 PM

Great list of 50+ websites and blogs and apps that can be woven into content to provide opportunities for differentiated instruction.

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Top Ten Favorite Tips to Improve Children’s Memory - Psychology Today

Top Ten Favorite Tips to Improve Children’s Memory - Psychology Today | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

" Studying for tests is tough on kids and parents. I’m frequently asked to speak and write about how parents can help their children remember things they need to learn for school. From my perspective as a neurologist and teacher, I’ve evaluated the neuroscience research about how the brain learns and remembers most successfully. This article brings together the strategies I’ve suggested, based on that research, reported by parents and educators to be most helpful."


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some helpful  hints for making connections and getting things to stick

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Blog - SLWorkshop

Blog - SLWorkshop | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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playing up your strengths by knowing about new research and how we fill the needs of students

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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a great find - for more than just makerspaces!!

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20 Ways to Make People Fall in Love With Your Instagram: A Guide for Libraries and Other Cultural Institutions

20 Ways to Make People Fall in Love With Your Instagram: A Guide for Libraries and Other Cultural Institutions | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


I recently attended the annual MCN conference in Dallas, TX, where lots of digitally-minded museum, library, and cultural people get together to learn from and about each other. While there, I gave an Ignite talk.
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Great ideas for expanding publicity into the net-o-sphere!!!

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.
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This has hints for various age groups - good to keep handy for reference.

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List of academic databases and search engines -...

List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page contains a representative list of major databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles.

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's insight: As always, double-check whatever you find on Wikipedia but this list is an excellent starting point for finding academic databases to use with your students. With just a quick glance I can tell that many of them are not FREE databases but if you're curating re...
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a great list to exemplify databases and accessibility

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40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-14 - Happy Hooligans

40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-14 - Happy Hooligans | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
40+ of our ABSOLUTE, ALL-TIME BEST books for boys (ages 8-16). Adventure, drama, suspense and humour that will knock the socks off even the most reluctant readers.
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A list worth sharing with anyone who may answer the question "what can I give my boys to read?"

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The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words

The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Check out this creative classroom activity where students package their favorite line from a book, poem, movie, or song to gift to another classmate.
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I LOVE this - wish I was still teaching at the high school - it could work so well there......

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Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


One of my favourite sources for information and guidelines regarding referencing and citation styles is the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). I have heard several professors (in the humanities, at least) recommend it to graduate students. But there are also several other resources student researchers and academics can draw on to hone in their research writing skills. This page from Plagiarism.org features a plethora of excellent materials and citation sources that are all available online or in the form of PDF documents , free to download and use.


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One site for different citation styles AND additional resources to help write the perfect paper.

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This Man Opens A Book With No Pictures. Watch The Little Kids’ Reaction After He Starts Reading.

This Man Opens A Book With No Pictures. Watch The Little Kids’ Reaction After He Starts Reading. | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

This man slays a room full of kids with 'The Book With No Pictures...'


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funny,funny, funny!!!!

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making the connection to words in a BIG way!!!


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Free Images for Your Projects

Free Images for Your Projects | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Learning in Hand Show #29 tells you about three websites that are great for
finding clipart, photos, symbols, and icons. These sites feature images
that you already have permission to use on your website, blog, poster,
slideshow, video, animation, etc., etc. Also, get tips on how to download
these images and advice for finding images to illustrate your ideas.
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Look at these for adding resources for your new learning spaces...

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Can a text message help bridge the 'word gap' for low income children?

Can a text message help bridge the 'word gap' for low income children? | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Researchers at Stanford University think they may have found a way to bridge the so-called "word gap."
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An interesting new way to reach parents to practice a letter or sound of the week.  Good results, easy to replicate?

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Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad

Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Khan Academy has released all of its classes specifically for the iPad. This is great for anyone interested in getting some free education, but it’s much more than that.

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Point your patrons in new directions...

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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 28, 10:56 AM
A good resource for math, science, and the humanities!
Ula Rutter's curator insight, January 28, 2:26 PM

I've been recommending this resource to a number of students recently; it has lessons in many subjects now, but was originally started by a mathematician who posted explanations of maths topic.

 

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy -teachbytes

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy -teachbytes | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

Recently, I’ve been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I’ve posted a couple of articles about Pinterest before, and I’ve noticed that it is very popular among educators for both personal and classroom use. As I researched (and procrastinated) I started developing a running list of different ways Pinterest could be tied back in with Bloom’s taxonomy, which is my go-to for aligning technology tools with educational standards. Today, I finally sat down and put all of that together into a nifty graphic!


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I like the added effort and applicable results - so happy it has been shared!!!!

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students
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another voice, another perspective

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Come Revel in the Organized Glory of Historic Libraries

Come Revel in the Organized Glory of Historic Libraries | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
All photos by Franck Bohbot via Bored Panda From the Bibliothèque Nationale de France to the Boston Public Library, the photographer Franck Bohbot...
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just ahhhhhhhh!

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The Why’s and How’s of Gamifying Your Classroom (EdSurge News)

The Why’s and How’s of Gamifying Your Classroom (EdSurge News) | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Three years ago I flipped my high school math classes, but wasn’t satisfied. Having heard about mastery-based learning, I wanted to move my classes in that direction. But I could not figure out how to make that step work for me; I wanted to make this move fun and exciting, get away from old and bori
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When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED

When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Most of us know better than to use technology for technology?s sake. The Shiny New Tech Syndrome is taking the world by storm, and with the added pressur

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Really simple insights that make all the difference. Don;t use technology whenever it undermines learning and decreases interaction, or when technology is used to decrease failure! 

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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:25 AM

A helpful graphic for those of us working on personalization as a centerpiece of school design.

Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:55 AM

Exercice de trêve des confiseurs : traduire (ou non) ces tendances dans le cadre de l'entreprise 

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, December 29, 2014 11:55 AM

This will be a good site to follow and apply to my English classroom.  I am already on this path but new insight will be helpful in the development.

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The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014

The Best 8 iPad Video Creation Apps for Teachers in 2014 | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
November 21, 2014
We have reviewed and shared over 200 educational apps during this year. Based on your interactions with these posts together with the popularity of these apps among teachers and...

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Happy to pass these on!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 21, 2014 4:39 PM

Great list to share with teachers!

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How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English

How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
When you engage your English-language learners through the power, fun, and sharing of narrative, the formal elements of language acquisition will follow more easily.
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Reasons to keep telling and sharing stories!


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Excellent Visual Search Engine for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Visual Search Engine for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

InstaGrok is an interactive search engine that allows students to search for any topic in a visually engaging way. When students conduct a search query, InstaGrok finds the relevant information related to that query and present it in the form of interactive concept maps (grok).


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This article has an excellent presentation ready to share with others.   An intuitive approach that may be added quickly and easily to current searching, teaching and learning strategies.

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Usher Webcast

Usher Webcast | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Join superstar Usher for a live performance and special program about how kids can open a world of possible through reading. Sign up today!
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Spreading the word.....

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