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- 10 More Easy Tech Tools That Every Educator Should Have Started Using Yesterday, Pt. 2

- 10 More Easy Tech Tools That Every Educator Should Have Started Using Yesterday, Pt. 2 | library ideas | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:52 PM

Some new and some familiar but all worth sharing with the teachers in your building!

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Creating Information Literacy Tutorials in iBooks

A workshop on creating IL tutorials in iBooks (Apple environment) for librarians & educators in the UAE was held at UAEU.
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Robin Williams Library Riffs

Robin Williams (1996) doing a series of comedic riffs for the opening of the new San Francisco Main Public Library. #robinwilliams Robin Williams, public library,
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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers | library ideas | Scoop.it

How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!


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Information literacy – long list of resources

Information literacy – long list of resources | library ideas | Scoop.it

"I’ve been looking at information literacy resources over the last few weeks, and have emailed a number of stakeholders drawn from my research and identified nominations and recommendations from networks."


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Viva la Library (The Information Literacy Song)

A humorous reworking of Coldplay's hit song "Viva La Vida" with new lyrics by Dr. James F. McGrath of Butler University, focusing on information literacy and research.


Via Karen Bonanno, Anne McLean, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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carogers's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:26 PM

it passes the CRAP test!

Paula A. Calabrese's curator insight, June 8, 2013 8:51 AM

Let's get the word out on the value of libraries to our students...

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 9, 2013 12:43 PM

Love it!

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How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - How-To Geek

How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - How-To Geek | library ideas | Scoop.it
Google is a powerful tool, but you’re missing out on a lot of that power if you just type words into it. Master Google and find the best results faster with these search tricks.

Via Dennis T OConnor, AnneSpiegel, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | library ideas | Scoop.it
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 28, 2014 4:16 PM

And why wouldn't we ask students to tell US what engages them? I loved the fact that about "10 categories representing reoccurrin themes that appeared again and again." And when you look at the responses? Well... read for yourself how alarmingly simple it can really be.

TheBookishBee's curator insight, August 31, 2014 11:22 AM

Loving #2!  We do need to do more with our technology that is RELEVANT to their learning....we just need to listen to what students have to say about what works and what doesn't.

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Selfie is Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year

Selfie is Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year | library ideas | Scoop.it
Ubiquitous noun for social media self-portraits faces down newly discovered cute mammal the olinguito in annual contest (RT @JoshConstine: "Selfie" is Oxford Dictionary's word of the year http://t.co/tnAimTz5xO...
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A new life for old books

The discovery of a set of old encyclopedias bound for the trash sparked a creative outlet for trained psychologist Julia Strand. Strand breathes new life into old books that would otherwise...
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Words for Life - Tips for getting boys to read

Words for Life - Tips for getting boys to read | library ideas | Scoop.it

Research shows that boys are less likely to enjoy reading than girls. More boys than girls struggle with reading and writing at school and boys are more likely to say they don’t spend any time reading outside the classroom.


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After a half-decade, massive Wikipedia hoax finally exposed

After a half-decade, massive Wikipedia hoax finally exposed | library ideas | Scoop.it
Wikipedia editors finally remove an article about a battle that never actually happened.

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librarywork

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:06 AM

There is a myriad of resources here for media specialists, collected by the librarian of St. Joseph School: authors, books, history of books, fiction v nonfiction, call numbers, book care, library catalog, Dewey decimal system, dictionaries, interactive activities, dictionary use, Internet use and history, reference sources, research skills, reading, genres, words and word games, thesaurus usage, using maps and more.