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EDU Libs | An educational Library for everyday use

EDU Libs | An educational Library for everyday use | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
EDU Libs provides documents, papers and essays for university and school research.

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Looks like a useful resource for student research. Thinking about project-based learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:49 AM

This looks like a useful place to search for and share educational documents and articles. there are even some classroom worksheets.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 7:13 AM

Great resource 

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Why brands need to start seriously considering Snapchat

Why brands need to start seriously considering Snapchat | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Snapchat exploded on to the social scene last year and is showing no signs of slowing down. If you’re a brand who targets 'Generation Z', then you will undoubtedly seen the incredible user rates of teens on the platform.

 

Begging the question for brands - is it time to go fishing where the fish are?...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 25, 1:26 AM

What's all the buzz about Snapchat? How do brands use it and what's in it for you? Jamie McAdam, Planner at Blonde, answers your questions.

SageRave's curator insight, April 25, 1:30 PM

Is Snapchat populated with high quality prospects?

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Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia. 

Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia.  | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 11, 9:09 AM

On the value of balance

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 12:57 PM

Bravo!

Information sherpas, Literacy promoters, collection curators, & protector of patrons!

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Storytelling Is The How--Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Take Risks

Storytelling Is The How--Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Take Risks | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.

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Teaching leadership skills to students can be challenging, but these tenets transfer beautifully from an industry model to an education model. They apply to teachers, administrators and students alike, and would undoubtedly enhance school climate.  Creating this culture would support the development of a Learning Commons philosophy in a school.

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Andrea Payne's curator insight, January 27, 3:23 PM

I've been reading "Real Influence" by Robert Ullman and John Goulston (http://www.amazon.ca/Real-Influence-Persuade-Without-Pushing/dp/081442015X), and they talk about the importance of connecting authentically.  In Real Influence, Ullman and Goulston refer to this authenticity as "Connected Influence".  

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, January 28, 4:38 PM

The future need innovators and the present needs innovative teachers to nurture them.   Creativity and the ability to innovate are natural characteristics but they must be built up and encouraged in our students, colleagues, and selves.


IteratED is committed to bringing out and nurturing the best in all of our faculty and students. We understand that this requires greater autonomy to make decisions and more trust in the natural ability to learn through exploration.


Are you a teacher who wants to reach for your highest potential? We are here to help you get there. Contact IteratED for more information on how together we can provide exceptional 21st-century education.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 26, 9:03 AM

Be strong and courageous.

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This Will Revolutionize Education

For nearly 100 years, we've been asking the wrong questions about technology and learning. It's not which technology is more effective, but how best to use each technology to promote meaningful thought processes.


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Fantastic!  Technology might change, but it cannot replace the importance of human interaction and mental processing. It is the learning going on inside the students' heads that matters. Teachers are the key:  "The teacher's role is to guide the social process of learning... and make students feel important and accountable for doing the work of learning."   The philosophy behind creating a community of co-learners with students and teachers is a perfect example of  the Learning Commons.  Collaboration and communication are factors that will revolutionize education, technology provides us some nifty tools as assistance.  

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:53 PM

Powerful stuff!

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PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Sure! Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 22, 2014 8:00 AM

Check out this great visual on Problem Based Learning (PBL)from Mia MacMeekin. It provides a look at the seven steps found in PBL. For each step she provides a number of ways for students to think about the specific process. What are the seven areas?

1. Start with a real life problem

2. Map it out

3. Prototype, prototype, prototype

4. Be creative

5. Think global

6. Join a challenge

7. Set goals

8. Create learning moments

Along the way she also makes some suggestions on what you should be doing as a teacher. If PBL is new to you (or your students) this would be a great visual to have your students recreate, where they may change words and add images to make it their own. Then hang it in your classroom and support them as they become experienced at problem based learning.

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20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator

20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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This is not a completely comprehensive list, however,  it is a good idea for trying to focus our priorities in a job that is so multifaceted that it is often overwhelming. I might consider reorganizing the list into action items and philosophical items, and choose one or two a week to focus on. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 22, 2014 10:29 PM

Have you considered creating a "core set of teacher practices" that you use and you think other teachers should use? David Wees had done this with this chart of 20 Things Every Teacher Should Do. Check it out and if you have items to add make sure to let him know. 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 26, 2014 12:23 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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Raise a Reader Infogram

Raise a Reader Infogram | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 10, 2014 11:48 PM

Here is a great infographic to share with parents as schools come to an end (at least in my state). Learn some of the many reasons why it is important for students to have parents (or siblings, friends, etc.) read to them after school is out. Learn some of the statistics for students whom have too much screen time and the best places to keep books in your house.

Terri Goldson's curator insight, June 12, 2014 6:32 AM

Reading is a fundamental skill that all children must develop. The foundation for the joy of reading can be developed at home. Check out the info-chart, read, learn, explore and form your own opinion.  ....Knowledge IS Power!   Terri Goldson, Sr

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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators


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In the Learning Commons community, this makes sooooo much sense. Inquiry based learning is all about questioning, gathering, re-thinking, re-purposing and sharing information. Teachers and t-l's who practice and model curation in course design will be better equipped to instruct their students in curation. Love this! 

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 27, 2014 8:43 AM

Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educatoris as Curators

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:14 AM

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

Sencillo y muy entendible!, gracias

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'The Fault in Our Stars' Grownups Should Read

'The Fault in Our Stars' Grownups Should Read | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You shouldn't be embarrassed to read a novel that confronts human suffering.

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Genre labels frequently discourage people from reading certain books because, "I don't like science fiction." Great books shouldn't be labelled "teen" or "romance" or "mystery".  A story about the human condition transcends genre, and John Green has crafted a beautiful story with authentic characters. I would encourage anyone to read it. Bring Kleenex. 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:12 AM

WARNING: Spoilers.


Great article that draws comparisons of #TFIOS with a Greek Tragedy & Shakespeare.


If was a High School English teacher I would be ALL OVER THIS!

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Educator as a Maker Educator

Educator as a Maker Educator | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator. To acce...

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I'd really like to make the transition in my Library Learning Commons to integrate a makerspace. My goal is to help promote a maker mentality in my school. This is a great resource to introduce the idea to teachers. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 2, 2014 10:36 PM

Are you interested in being known as an educator whom is also a maker educator? This post from Jackie Gerstein provides a great visual that looks as many of the roles you might play, including

* Process facilitator

* Resource suggestion provider

* Lead learner

* Relationship enabler

* Technology tutor

This visual is designed in ThingLink and if you click through from the post you will find additional resources in the visual

And you might also view a SlideShare where Gerstein provides  additional resources.

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Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education... Over 20 Essential Resources

Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education... Over 20 Essential Resources | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that examines the importance of facilitating digital citizenship with today's students. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering ...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:34 AM

Michael Gorman shares a wonderful list of annotated links.

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 27, 2014 9:59 AM

Always looking for quality free resources for this topic!

Valerie Hill's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:50 PM

Teaching digital citizenship has rapidly risen to the top of my priority list as a school librarian.

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Tune up your Syllabus: Tips and Policies to Support Safe Social Media Use

Tune up your Syllabus: Tips and Policies to Support Safe Social Media Use | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Explore social media policies and security tips for protecting students’ privacy and data when using blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, and other online sites.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:59 PM

Time to revise your syllabus?  Get up to speed on social media policy. 


Here is a round-up of current policies on social media use for educators.  Topics covered include Ferpa, Student Blogging, Protecting Student Data from Breaches, Integration of social media into the classroom, and social media guidelines for teachers.

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The Getty Adds Another 77,000 Images to its Open Content Archive

The Getty Adds Another 77,000 Images to its Open Content Archive | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

AmaLast summer we told you that the J. Paul Getty Museum launched its Open Content Program by taking 4600 high-resolution images from the Getty collections, putting them into the public domain, and making them freely available in digital format. We also made it clear -- there would be more to come.


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Amazing resources for student researchers and art lovers alike! THIS is the sort of thing that makes me love the internet!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 24, 2014 10:28 PM

Getty has added an additional 77,000 images to their Open Content Program (which means they have made available over 87,000 images). This post, from Open Culture, provides additional information or you may want to head directly to The Getty and begin to search. 

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages."

 

Tags: language, culture, infographic.


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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, April 26, 8:02 PM

Some APHuG foreshadowing

Kaitlyn Evans's comment, April 27, 12:18 PM
If you were to look back 50 years ago, I'm sure that these statistics would be slightly different. It does not surprise me that English is still the most popular language and is spoken in more countries than any other language. I never realized how many people speak Chinese (1.39 billion speakers) in comparison to English (527 million). I think other languages will start to become more spoken than english in the years to come.
Scott Greer's comment, April 27, 5:07 PM
I live in China. The number of students taking English is huge. 3300 students at my middle school alone...
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9 Presentation Tips All #EventProfs Should Give Their Speakers

9 Presentation Tips All #EventProfs Should Give Their Speakers | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Speakers are the backbone of any conference. They have the power to make or break your event. More often than not, your line-up is the main reason why your del

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50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries

50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A list of images about books, reading, and libraries, that were most frequently shared on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media networks.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 17, 11:06 AM

Yes, books make me happy. In any form.

Thaïsa De Weerdt's curator insight, January 18, 10:00 AM

Ik vond dit een interessant artikel omdat ik zelf heel erg van quotes hou. Dit is voor mij dus een leuk artikel om te lezen. Het is eens iets anders.

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The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching

The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

“Sticky Teaching”–interesting idea. Learning that lingers. Chris Lema gets at that idea in the following presentation, along with a basic explanation of why this idea works by focusing on the patterns that brains “can’t ignore.” Cool approach, so we’ve taken the six strategies, and given an example for each.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:50 PM

Sticky teaching looks at "understanding what the brain can't ignore." In this post there is an explanation of six strategies of sticky teaching.

1. Awaken the intrigue.

2. Begin and end often.

3. Create lots of contrast.

4. Draw them in with stories.

5. Emotion draws attention.

6. Focus on the big idea.

Each of these ideas is discussed in the post.

There is also an embedded slideshare in the post. It provides some interesting statistics and explains why each of these strategies work.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:52 AM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology

5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

One of the things I hear most often from teachers who are reluctant to put technology into the hands of their students is that they have visions of students goofing off constantly behind their screen instead of focusing on their work.

 

Playing games, chatting with their friends, and browsing the internet are all likely suspects drawing your students’ attention away from whatever the task at hand happens to be, but just because students have access to technology doesn’t mean you have to transform into device police and forget about teaching. Even if your students would much rather be watching videos on YouTube than learning about the Roman Empire, you still have the upper hand: they want to be using the device. Period.

So how can you leverage that into students who are actually working on what they should be? Here are a few tips. Tell us what you do in your classroom to keep your students from goofing off while they have devices in hand! Share with the Edudemic community by by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.


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Good advice - simple and straightforward!

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Re-imagining Information Literacy Competencies

Re-imagining Information Literacy Competencies | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Barbie E. Keiser


"The task force was charged with updating the information literacy competency standards for higher education “so that they reflect the current thinking on such things as the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the changing global higher education and learning environment, the shift from information literacy to information fluency, and the expanding definition of information literacy to include multiple literacies, e.g., transliteracy, media literacy, digital literacy, etc.”'


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 2014 10:28 AM

Re-imagining Information Literacy Competencies

Claire Brooks's curator insight, September 24, 2014 7:15 PM

good overlap of digital literacy/info lit/PLE

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Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills?

Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills? | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online -- and although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences. But is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don'ts of social media?

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 7, 2014 10:51 AM

Is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don’ts of social media?


Does it take a village to raise a digital kid?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2014 12:19 PM

It is a combined effort requiring communication between parents, educators, and students. I found that the digital technology charge was often led by those who were not in classrooms and who rarely engaged parents in meaningful and open conversations. Social media is not one more thing to be dumped on classroom teachers. It takes a joint effort.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 7, 2014 1:57 PM

I definitely think that schools need to teach social media skills. It goes hand in hand with good research skills and information literacy. It should not be an add on it should be part of it. 

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Format MS Word Like a Ninja Super Hero! | The Daring Librarian

Format MS Word Like a Ninja Super Hero! | The Daring Librarian | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

MS Word Comic Tutorials for Kiddos & Staff!

 

Laminate & put in your computer lab!

All Creative Commons Share Alike!

 

Gee, I use lots of !!'s when I scoop!


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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 8, 2014 10:42 AM

I created these printable MS Word comics for my kiddos & staff with the help of a fellow teacher and Jones. 


They're all Creative Commons and can be printed out & laminated for your computer lab!

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, June 9, 2014 3:55 AM

Usar BD para dicas úteis aos alunos que têm de escrever trabalhos usando o word...

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5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety

5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

I Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Help keep your kids' online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe.


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I have to agree with Gwyneth Jones in that, "there is no safety, only awareness" when teaching kids digital literacy. These are some great myths that need to be understood so that we can better equip our kids to navigate both the real and virtual world effectively.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 8, 2014 6:39 PM

The first one is pretty important as all children do not turn into bullies. It makes sense that not all kids who use the Internet will turn into bullies. My guess is it would probably be about the same statistical occurrence as pre-Internet, but the footprints are saved.

 

Bullying is a complex and lived experience that is often a product of being bullied and having seen bullying go unchecked. Teachers and other adults who are good role models digitally and in person greatly help the cause of helping children.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 9, 2014 2:00 PM

Good information to also share with parents, especially about their child's digital footprint and how to keep it private.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:30 AM

Learning about truths and  ignoring rumours  about internet safety for  children and young people.

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ParticiPoll - free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll - free audience polling for PowerPoint | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.

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Great way to make powerpoint presentations interactive! 

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Bouchut's curator insight, May 19, 2014 12:12 PM

multi devices. Permet de provoquer des sondages directement depuis power point

 

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 27, 2014 6:03 AM

Un autre outil à ranger dans la catégorie des CRS

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, May 30, 2014 7:57 AM

So cool!!  I am envisioning a social studies class with mock elections and student iPads.  What a wonderful way to use the tools we have been given!

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:09 PM

Five lessons, each is differentiated as Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced. Mapped to three sets of national standards.


Excellent way to get started teaching search skills. (I know there's no room in your curriculum to do this. Perhaps that's what's wrong with your curriculum?)


Seize the opportunity to help your students develop real 21st Century Skills.  

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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit From Joyce Valenza

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit From Joyce Valenza | Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:50 PM

I make a habit of following Joyce's work. She's always experiment with new tools and consistently delivers quality content. 


Who better than an expert 'cybrarian' to deliver a graphically enhanced Copyright Toolkit?