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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.

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A great place to wander, browse, share, inspire, mentor, unconference, bring like-minded individuals together....

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FYIs for education, advocacy and awareness of issues relevant for school and public libraries.
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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

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The most significant thing we could do to reduce poverty? Read.

The most significant thing we could do to reduce poverty? Read. | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

"Putting 500 books into a young child’s home has the same impact on educational success as having two parents with master’s degrees. That’s according to a 20-year, 27-nation study..."

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And then they went to the library....

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Students Explain Engaging Assignments

Students Explain Engaging Assignments | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year
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I smiled when I was how man of these were research related - here is the perfect time and place to point out that teacher-librarians are deeply imbedded in positive learning.

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Phil Bradley:Internet search, Librarians, search engines, web search

Phil Bradley:Internet search, Librarians, search engines, web search | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Internet search information, techniques and Web 2.0 resources for the library and information professional community
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This is one of the brightest gems I have found - articles, search engines, social media, presentations - it has soooooo much.

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A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of

A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
June 7, 2014
From elementary school to college, students of all ages have a growing pool of educational tools available to them. Here are a set of tools you might not be aware of, and have been...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Thank you to Sue Grigsby for finding and posting this collection of great tools - nice to find tried and true sites! - A great variety for all ages.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 7, 5:33 AM

Love these articles from Education Technology & Mobile Learning blog! This is one that will be very helpful and includes a curated list of students organizers by district librarian Shonda Brisco - a great example for all of us to follow!

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 7, 11:07 AM

Thank you to Sue Grigsby for finding and posting this collection of great tools - nice to find tried and true sites! These are valuable for teachers AND students - share with your families, too!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 10, 7:28 AM

New tools to explore!

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Report: The Impact of School Libraries on Learning

Report: The Impact of School Libraries on Learning | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
  This is an excellent and important research paper, for us all to use for advocacy.  Good research showing that a good school library does impact results.  It also tells us what a good school...
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Joining the results from around the globe to strengthen our voices - a good school library program, with a professional librarian, positively impacts student learning!!!!!!

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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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How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. 10 tips for getting your kids hooked on books -- ebooks or the paper kind.
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Advice to share at the beginning of the Summer Reading Season - family centered hints, with genre and author examples for starters.

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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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50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom

50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
50 Ideas For Using Skype in Your Classroom
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Or Skype in your Library!  Please note that many of these are not age or grade-related!!!  Visit another classroom or a neighbor/community helper or a librarian or an author....many possibilities!!!

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Infographics & Information Literacy

Infographics & Information Literacy | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Presenting information, data, or library instruction content, in appealing and innovative formats offers librarians opportunities to engage students and library users in services, resources, and in...

Via Karen Bonanno
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Great graphic to place for continuing support and review!!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 14, 4:22 AM

I think this is a really good info graphic. 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, June 14, 7:50 AM

An information literacy infographic 

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 15, 6:36 AM

Free tools for creating Infographics for school library professionals >> instruction - engagement - resources

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.

Via Sue Holmes
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A great place to wander, browse, share, inspire, mentor, unconference, bring like-minded individuals together....

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Stopping the Summer Slide in English Language Arts

Stopping the Summer Slide in English Language Arts | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick suggests eight ways for teachers to prevent summer learning loss in the English language arts, including library dates, digital book clubs, and student blogs about topics that matter to them.
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I LOVE #3!!!!! Great ideas to share!!!

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Inflow model

An integrated model of applied information literacy
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This is an easy to use, easy to share framework to use with all of your collaborators, from friends to faculty to students, etc.

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Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve.

Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve. | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
"Library lovers" and "information omnivores" score high on library engagement -- and tech usage.

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Something to make you smile - keep on keeping up!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 15, 4:21 AM

I love reports like this. We are highly tech savvy, tell me more :)