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Google Advanced Search Shortcuts

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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.
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Adding tales from around the world can serve as a starting point for observing cultures around the world.

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The School Kindness Project

The School Kindness Project | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman.
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Simple gestures can impact positively - Lead the way!

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Digital Citizen

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Digital Citizen | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.

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Info to share during the beginning of the year and a model to consider for additional ideas.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 5:55 AM

Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.


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Internet Archive Book Images: Scholar digitizes huge collection of images from

Internet Archive Book Images: Scholar digitizes huge collection of images from | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
            Attention fans of history, historical images, book art, and archives in general: Georgetown University scholar, Yahoo fellow and developer Kalev Leetaru is currently working to create a searchable database of 12 million copyright-free...
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Historical images and book art in a searchable database - copyright-free - those are very good reasons to add this to your toolbox....


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September is Library Card Sign-up Month | Conferences & Events

September is Library Card Sign-up Month | Conferences & Events | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Toolkit for librarians planning a 2014 Library Card Sign-up Month celebration contains a sample letter-to-the-editor, sample scripts and proclamations to promote Library Card Sign-up Month locally, print and Web public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Honorary Chair Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Xmen, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four.

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Graphics to advocate for library cards - Pair them with your graphic novel display.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 29, 8:29 AM

Get those graphic novels working overtime in getting library cards in the hands of students!

Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, September 3, 11:18 AM

What are you doing to build a better partnership with your local branch? 

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[New post] Interactive Bulletin Boards to Connect Home, School and Community - anitav@altoonalibrary.org - AAPL Mail

[New post] Interactive Bulletin Boards to Connect Home, School and Community - anitav@altoonalibrary.org - AAPL Mail | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Google's approach to email
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Good ideas to reach out to families during those meet n greets.  Thank you for sharing Matt Renwick.

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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 ...

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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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Mary Starry's curator insight, August 30, 12:21 PM

A faculty member can never have too many resources for images.

MrBieb's curator insight, September 2, 1:49 AM

Een heel bruikbare lijst om je voortaan geen zorgen meer te maken over het rechtmatig gebruik van foto's/afbeeldingen.

Ana Fernández's curator insight, September 2, 2:23 AM

¿Eres consciente de la importancia de utilizar imágenes de uso libre en tus proyectos?  ¿Alguna vez te has parado a pensar en los problemas que pueden derivarse del uso de imagenes de terceros? ¿Sabías que Google Imágenes permite filtrar las búsquedas por el tipo de licencia?

En este artículo nos presentan una selección de estos bancos de imágenes libres de derechos que nos serán de gran utilidad.

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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...

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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

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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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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study and author intent.
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Some ideas for extending the discussion of literature - get your students thinking in different directions.....

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Media specialists' role continues to evolve

Media specialists' role continues to evolve | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Emily McCollum and Mickaela Atterberry couldn't stop giggling and laughing as they played an interactive software program at Millbrook Elementary School's media center last week.
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A nicely written,positive description of interactive library media specialist services - happy to share!!!!

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Share your #TeacherSelfie with the world! - Daily Genius

Share your #TeacherSelfie with the world! - Daily Genius | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
"We think it’s time for teachers to have a little fun. That’s why we’ve created a fun little ongoing initiative we’re calling #TeacherSelfie.

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Here's a chance to be included with teaching universe - on your own terms...Go for it!!!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Looking for resources to help understand and address learning differences in the classroom? This collection of videos and resources offers strategies teachers can use to reach all students in an inclusive environment.
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This article represents a mixture of age ranges, but the variety has possible excerpts that could be used, as well to help in explaining unique talents.

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This article represents a mixture of age ranges, but the variety has possible excerpts that could be used, as well to help in explaining unique talents.

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How to Cite Images on Your Blog

How to Cite Images on Your Blog | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

When using Copyrighted work with written permission from owner...


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Helping to keep everything documented.....

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Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, September 1, 8:56 AM

@SkilledUp can point me to a class to learn about citing image use on the web.  It doesn't stick when I read about it.

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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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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

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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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