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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.


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probably for many students an eye-opener

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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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Integrating Mindfulness Into Education

Integrating Mindfulness Into Education | library life | Scoop.it
Teachers need tools and support to be effective in their work and maintain emotional well-being.
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Jewelbots Is A Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls How To Code

Jewelbots Is A Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls How To Code | library life | Scoop.it
Jewelbots, a programmable friendship bracelet that debuted on Kickstarter last week, is on a mission to make coding popular among pre-teen girls. Jewelbots..
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Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection | library life | Scoop.it
By collecting their learning artifacts and compiling them into portfolios, students should have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and see their own growth.
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FloorPlanner

FloorPlanner | library life | Scoop.it
Online floor plan design

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 25, 3:44 AM

Great free tool to get students desiging house floor plans. Great for project work and speaking activities.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 25, 8:35 PM

Great free tool!

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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | library life | Scoop.it
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone.

Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you. 

Read on for ideas from the educators and entrepreneurs who think making 24/7, including what is involved with project-based learning and making in the classroom and tried-and-true lessons from the field on starting your makerspace.

Making on a budget? We surely do. We've got ideas for stocking your space with resources from your arts and crafts closet, plus inspiration from educators working to bring makerspaces to low-income and all-girls classrooms.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 23, 5:00 AM

Great for library makerspaces as well!

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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes

Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes | library life | Scoop.it

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Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF

Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF | library life | Scoop.it

How do children see their rights affected by digital media and tools? In July and August 2014, 148 children in 16 countries took part in workshops to discuss the opportunities and risks associated with digital media; these discussions – and the voices of the child participants of the workshops – are reflected in this report


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 4:27 AM

Well worth reading for an insight into the minds and opions of kids/ teens growing up in a digitally connected world.

Manuel Pinto's curator insight, May 30, 5:12 PM

The report here:

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Childrens_Rights_in_the_Digital_Age_A_Download_from_Children_Around_the_World_FINAL.pdf

 

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ClassTools Breaking News Generator

ClassTools Breaking News Generator | library life | Scoop.it

This is a great tool from ClassTools.net.


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Character Minutes's curator insight, May 24, 6:28 PM

Have students create their own character news headline!

 

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 27, 6:52 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Imelda Elliott's curator insight, June 27, 4:45 AM

Great tool for language teachers.

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Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves?

Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves? | library life | Scoop.it
Education pioneer Sugata Mitra joins The Stream to discuss the future of learning.

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transivm's curator insight, May 5, 12:33 PM

añada su visión ...

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:21 AM

añada su visión ...

Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 14, 10:48 PM

An instructional pedagogy every teacher should understand.

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Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing | eSchool News | eSchool News

Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing | eSchool News | eSchool News | library life | Scoop.it
If you think you would like to create a digital media lab in your school, here are some tips to get started. Find a space: You don't actually ne
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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | library life | Scoop.it

Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:...


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Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 4:46 PM

Get your ideas and data across in a very effective way.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 11:49 PM

Here are links for to help with creating info-graphs.

Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, March 23, 6:21 AM

Omdat ik heb zitten stoeien met Easel.ly en dat niet echte een fijne tool vind (heel beperkt en grafisch niet zo...), hoop ik dat hier een tool bij zit die me meer aanspreekt! Uitproberen dus...

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | library life | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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RawShorts - Explainer Video Software

RawShorts - Explainer Video Software | library life | Scoop.it

Raw Shorts gives you everything you need to make an explainer video animation, right at your fingertips.


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Diane Johnson's curator insight, July 16, 7:04 PM

Useful tool for developing video support for students or for students to use as a platform for demonstrating understanding.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, July 23, 10:40 AM

Something to explore further...

Iva Golec's curator insight, Today, 9:14 AM

This looks like a great tool for creating explainer videos for students or getting them to create them for projects. Great way for them to show understanding of concepts.

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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios | library life | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dave Guymon says that student portfolios are narratives of growth. He suggests four free web tools - Kidblog, Google Sites, Evernote and Three Ring - for students, teachers and parents to track this progress.
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The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter

The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter | library life | Scoop.it

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 29, 7:29 PM

Im not sure this is so innovative but it does help us think about the issues.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 30, 4:55 AM

Tellement vrai !

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 4, 11:48 PM

Infographic "Seven ways to remake learning in your school".

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How to Make Great Presentations With Pecha Kucha

How to Make Great Presentations With Pecha Kucha | library life | Scoop.it
Learn how to make great presentations using the Pecha Kucha method, and download our custom Pecha Kucha PowerPoint template to help out.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 25, 12:32 PM

Pecha Kucha is a great way for students to keep within specified time limits when doing presentations.  It also helps students organize their ideas.  If you haven't used it before, there is are step-by-step instructions on how to use it as well as helpful tips at the end of this article.

Te Aniwa Tutara's curator insight, June 25, 3:42 PM

I will definitely be using this technique and I may even incorporate it into the assessment requirements for my students.  This was fascinating and interesting.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, June 26, 3:28 PM

This article shares some great tips on how to complete a Pecha Kucha presentation using PowerPoint.

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Zoho ShowTime

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Bring life to your presentations. Deliver your presentations the smarter way. Use your mobile to deliver presentations. Interact and engage with your audience, measure your presentation peformance and hightlight your presentation skills and credentials as a speaker.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 19, 2:11 AM

Zoho have just released their new presentation app Show Time which lets you make your presentations interactive. Use your PPT or pdf to start with and engage your audience.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 7:45 PM

This nifty little program not only lets you run your slide show from your smartphone, but it has audience engagement and analytics. Cool! 

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3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | library life | Scoop.it

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Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, June 8, 10:45 AM

Tecnología Educativa para el Aprendizaje

Richard Samson's curator insight, July 30, 7:53 AM

This is something that is great to do with students.

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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | library life | Scoop.it
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone.

Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you. 

Read on for ideas from the educators and entrepreneurs who think making 24/7, including what is involved with project-based learning and making in the classroom and tried-and-true lessons from the field on starting your makerspace.

Making on a budget? We surely do. We've got ideas for stocking your space with resources from your arts and crafts closet, plus inspiration from educators working to bring makerspaces to low-income and all-girls classrooms.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 23, 5:00 AM

Great for library makerspaces as well!

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Inspiring Learning Spaces

Inspiring Learning Spaces | library life | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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great edtech blogger

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Simon Youd's curator insight, May 21, 6:30 PM

Student centered learning spaces

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 8:21 PM

What about inspiring teaching spaces?

 

@ivon_ehd1

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:22 PM

This would be beneficial to teachers as it gives ideas not only on how to design an effective learning space with examples from all over the world but why they could be effective.

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Library To Learning Commons: 7 Reasons Why Your School Should Make The Shift

Library To Learning Commons: 7 Reasons Why Your School Should Make The Shift | library life | Scoop.it
The transition into 21st Century Education is well underway in education
with some districts and schools being further along than others.
Philosophically and pedagogically changing a school is far from easy and
takes time. One of the biggest factors slowing down the transition away
from traditional learning is the physical space that many of us do our work
in. Most of our building were built in a different era and aren’t conducive
to authentic 21st Century Learning.

A key area in any school is the library, or as many schools are now
reinventing it as, The Learning Commons. Think of a Learning Commons as
Library 2.0, an area where collaboration and communication are abundant.
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Home | Moovly

Home | Moovly | library life | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Makerspace Tour: The HIVE

Makerspace Tour: The HIVE | library life | Scoop.it
*This post is part of an on-again off-again series where I visit makerspaces in schools, libraries and public/private spaces.  It's a great chance to see the amazing diversity of spaces there are i...
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Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals | library life | Scoop.it

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.


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DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals uses a quality control system to guarantee the content

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 5, 4:45 AM

An excellent research resource.

Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, March 6, 4:08 AM

Applicable for research

Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, April 29, 1:40 PM

Hopefully, this will be very useful in academic writing.