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7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs

7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

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Google Docs is pretty cool, but sometimes you want something a little different. 

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M&D Business Solutions's curator insight, January 31, 5:51 AM

Gadgets para Google Docs.

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7 возможностей визуализации, альтернативы Google

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, February 2, 3:11 PM

I want to add these to my Symbaloo organizer I learned about at the DE workshop I attended Friday. 

 

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Sixth graders ditch traditional lessons to create video game businesses | PBS NewsHour

Sixth graders ditch traditional lessons to create video game businesses | PBS NewsHour | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
It took seven people to create the “Golden Medallion” spy adventure video game and its advertising campaign.
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Imagine what would happen if teachers and librarians truly facilitated learning, helping students to envision this kind of learning and growth. I think it'd be pretty amazing.
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Booktrack - Amplify your story

Booktrack - Amplify your story | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Booktrack has created a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. The patented technology lets anyone add a synchronized movie-style soundtrack—including music, ambient audio and sound effects—to an e-Book or other digital text content, with the audio paced to each individual’s reading speed. This innovative platform enables users to create and share stories—on a mobile or tablet device—in a unique and exciting way, transforming the “written” word.
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This is an awesome way to enhance the creative writing process and enliven the classics. Students can read and listen to the classics, OR add sound to their own stories or to classic stories in the public domain. Imagine how closely a student must read to re-imagine Alice in Wonderland or Sherlock Holmes by adding music and ambient sound. Interested in trying out this new tool? Ask your librarian to collaborate with you!

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

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This poster should be in every classroom; a great set of questions to ask. If you need help getting your students to ask critical thinking questions, ask your librarian. He or she is a great resource.

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Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 5:52 PM

isual guide to critical thinking. print or post to share with students

 

Charlotte Walters's curator insight, April 11, 5:24 AM

Hello, Year 9! 

Here is an excellent resource regarding questions that a critical thinker asks whilst reading. I believe this will be incredibly useful for you as you develop your chapter summary for chapter four of The Outsiders which is due at the end of this week. Remember - you can present your chapter summary in any way you wish - a story board, a mind map, a Prezi, a short multimedia presentation, whatever takes your fancy. 

As a critical thinker, you will need to develop the skills to read between the lines of what the author (in this case, S. E. Hinton) is describing through the text. This infographic provides you with some questions to help you get into the role of a critical thinker, and get you started on your project.  

Jackie Gil's curator insight, May 14, 9:43 AM

Con tanta información a nuestro alrededor es fundamental que aprendamos a cuestionar nuestros hallazgos y nuestras propias ideas.

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
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There are some powerful quotes here about the value of school librarians. Share this with your principal, school board, and more!
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Artistic to the Core: Music and Common Core - Edutopia

Artistic to the Core: Music and Common Core - Edutopia | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

"I'm not a gambling person, but if I had to place a bet on one sure-fire method for engaging students, increasing test scores, reaching students who fall below standards, challenging students who exceed grade-level standards, accessing students' creativity and originality, maximizing brain connections formed, applying concepts to new situations, and making the learning process more fun for the students and teacher, I would place that bet on . . . teaching the core curriculum through the arts."


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Want to integrate arts in your classroom? Did you know that schools here in Fairbanks have the Picturing America set of laminated posters for check out through the library. Or perhaps you'd like students to do something more technology based; try using Layar or Thinglink to add content (stories, voice recordings, weblinks, etc.) to images. Ask your librarian to help you!

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Digital Citizenship Poster Now Available in 7 Languages (EN, FR, DE, PT, NL, ES, GR)

Digital Citizenship Poster Now Available in 7 Languages (EN, FR, DE, PT, NL, ES, GR) | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Last month we posted a free digital citizenship poster for our educator community to download. The response we received after posting it was incredible - more t

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Check out this nice poster about digital citizenship made by EdModo. Everyone should have something like this posted in their classroom.  

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 10:44 AM


Available in 7 languages NOW! Download it!


Lynne Nemeth's curator insight, March 22, 4:58 AM

Definitely worth  adhering to these actives.

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The NPMS Library Needs You!

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The North Pole Middle School Library and 8th Grade Video Production Team are competing in the FOLLETT CHALLENGE. Vote for us! Your...
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The North Pole Middle School Library and 8th Grade Video Production Team are competing in the FOLLETT CHALLENGE. Vote for us! Your vote can win $5,000 or more for our library! Click on the link for more information or go straight to FollettChallenge.com and search for North Pole Middle to vote. You can vote once per day until April 4, so start voting today!

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.

 

In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.

 

Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."


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Do you have an iPad? Or use iPads with your students? Check out this handy chart of Apps for the classroom. 

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Emily Kate Hardy's curator insight, February 27, 8:35 PM

Inquiry Learning isn't something I do that often.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 27, 11:30 PM

Many of these app are also available for Android - Dropbox, Evernote, Skype, all Google apps obviously etc. 

Mick Huiet's curator insight, March 14, 11:06 PM

This is a very logical organization of apps.  It would be interesting to compares other schools or districts app usage in this manner.

 

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Beyond the Bubble | Stanford History Education Group

Beyond the Bubble | Stanford History Education Group | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
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If you haven't seen this website before, check it out. Great assessments for critical thinking using primary sources. 

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Sochi 2014 Games: 6 Winter Olympics-Themed STEM Resources

Sochi 2014 Games: 6 Winter Olympics-Themed STEM Resources | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games are right around the corner (they start Feb. 7), and students likely are getting excited to watch Team USA compete. Although just about every subject can incorporat
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Looking for resources to pull the Winter Olympics into your classroom. Well, here you are!

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7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs

7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

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Google Docs is pretty cool, but sometimes you want something a little different. 

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M&D Business Solutions's curator insight, January 31, 5:51 AM

Gadgets para Google Docs.

Елена Ремизова's curator insight, February 2, 7:58 AM

7 возможностей визуализации, альтернативы Google

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, February 2, 3:11 PM

I want to add these to my Symbaloo organizer I learned about at the DE workshop I attended Friday. 

 

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Librarians help kids find the perfect book

Librarians help kids find the perfect book | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Finding a BFF — best friend forever — can take a lifetime. Finding a good book that middle school students will go out of their way to read in their personal time can seem like a similarly daunting task.
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Check out the write-up in the Daily News Miner about the Book Match Program we held on Friday at NPMS. 

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Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning - Edutopia

Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning - Edutopia | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

"Last week, I was composing a rubric to go along with a writing assignment for my juniors. The assignment, though cleverly disguised as an end-of-unit essay for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, is actually a mock paper for the IB Language and Literature curriculum. For this assignment, students select one of six prescribed (by IB, not by me) questions to answer in the context of a text they've read. They then develop an 800-to-1000-word response that is grounded in the text."

 


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Would you like to develop something like this? QR codes are easy to create and use. Our school iPads and iPods already have scanning apps on them. Your librarian can help you develop and use this technology in your classroom. Alll you need to do is ask!

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Tips for Teaching The Research Paper | Secondary Solutions

Tips for Teaching The Research Paper | Secondary Solutions | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
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Learning how to research is critical to success in life, employment, and academics. It's part of making good choices, whether they be personal ones, consumer ones, or academic ones. Writing a research paper is one way to make the process visible and concrete to the student, and it helps develop students' writing and communication skills. I believe that every high school student should have to write at least one research paper a year. Although there are various ways to approach that task, this website offers some suggestions. Teachers, don't forget to ask your librarian to collaborate with you on research assignments. Librarians don't just help students find information, they teach how to avoid plagiarism, cite sources, organize information, paraphrase, summarize, and communicate in a variety of formats.
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

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Michael Westwood's curator insight, April 9, 7:25 AM

The practical steps described here could be adapted into a very useful language lesson for advanced language learners preparing to enter university.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 10:18 AM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 6:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
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There are some powerful quotes here about the value of school librarians. Share this with your principal, school board, and more!
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5 Apps I am Using to 'Tweak' My Lessons - Fractus Learning

5 Apps I am Using to 'Tweak' My Lessons - Fractus Learning | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
I wanted to share with you some of the brilliant apps I am using to 'tweak' my lessons. Not a whole unit, not a whole week, just one lesson.

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Check out some of these great Apps for working with differentiated learners. Ask your librarian about getting these Apps on the iPads at your school. 

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 3, 6:13 AM

This is an excellent collection of apps. I found two were new to me and I can't wait to explore them. Thanks for sharing.

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 10:35 AM

Great apps mentioned!

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What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos?

What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos? | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
My PhD: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/theses/PhD(Muller).pdf It is a common view that "if only someone could break this down and explain it clearly en...

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SCIENCE TEACHERS: WATCH THIS VIDEO! This is a great video that explains what students gain from watching videos dealing with science concepts. Watch this and use the information to choose great videos. Or add components to the videos you already watch to help make sure your students will learn. 

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Peter Sampson's curator insight, March 23, 12:02 PM

Suggests the need to expose people's misconceptions before new learning can occur.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 28, 8:38 AM

5 maneiras para aumentar a chances de aprendizagem por meio de videos. O comparativo é feito com videos da  Kahn Academy . Great reserach ! 

AMPA Santa Teresa. 's curator insight, March 31, 4:41 AM

Aquest vídeo et pot sorprendre amb el que els estudiants  aprenen (o no aprèn) quan miran vídeos. Si eres mestre, si estàs creant vídeos per a estudiants o tal vegada utilitzes els d'altres,  agafeu temps per mirar aixo. 

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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 22, 10:20 AM

Some terrific business and analytic tools. 

Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, March 22, 12:23 PM

Well I am learning something new every day. How about you? Do you have knowledge that  you want to share with us?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 9:14 AM

click the Show As List to see all14 tools. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

Do your students have trouble organizing their research? Still using note-cards and need something more up to date? Try using Google Slides to Organize your Research. 

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This is an awesome tip for keeping all your notes in one place and organizing your research!

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

"In this quick post I want to share with you this beautiful interactive image on the SAMR model. I learned about this resource from a tweet shared by our colleague David Fife. As you can see from the image below, iPadders provided examples of how to use each classroom task according to the different SAMR categories. And in each category, a set of apps and tools are provided to help you carry out the task under study. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Enjoy"


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Wondering how to integrate technology into your classroom so that it's enhancing learning? Check out this great chart with wonderful examples. 

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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, February 23, 9:14 AM

Another example of SAMR model.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 3:23 PM

I've heard a lot about SMAR but never really taken the time to look into it. It might be time now that I'm looking at integrating more technology into my classroom. This model clearly supports technology and expects the use of it. 

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 3:42 PM

Explains a lot about how digital tech can help, though on investigation this seems to be a model developed seemingly from nowhere without much academic work behind it. Example of a simple model stating the obvious? Does it matter that it's origins are hazy? Having had the chance to look into it and its creator, it's interesting to note how popular it is and how accepted it is, without much critique. Is it really that great a model?! Just wondering! Raises a lot of questions.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues.


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Although these Apps are listed as being for librarians, they are really great for anyone. Teachers and students!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 6, 5:33 PM

A very useful tookit to have (or, at the least be aware of).

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 8, 4:50 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher / school librarians. Interesting to check out

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 8, 7:23 PM

Great list of links. Love the visuals.

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Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble - Mind/Shift

Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble - Mind/Shift | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
For subjects like math and foreign language, which are traditionally taught in a linear and highly structured context, using more open-ended inquiry-based models can be challenging. But inquiry learning is based on the premise that, with a little bit of structure and guidance, teachers can support students to ask questions that lead them to learn those same important skills -- in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Inquiry isn't easy but it doesn't mean it isn't worth it. How the library help you integrate more inquiry into your classroom?

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How Technology is helping us with our Education Today

How Technology is helping us with our Education Today | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Technology in Education
An infographic focusing on the theme of Technology in Education.
How different types of technology help students to learn more and more
efficiently, Also how social media,

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Check out this infographic about the changing use of technology in education.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 11, 9:26 AM

Very helpful information

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 11, 9:32 AM

Technology is helpful, but does not replace the human touch of a good teacher. It requires thoughtful and mindful decisions based on context to make education work.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, January 14, 6:51 PM

Useful infographic

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Bellevue (WA) to Rehire School Librarians

Bellevue (WA) to Rehire School Librarians | Library Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Washington State’s Bellevue School District is seeking to hire two certified media specialists, to be known as Research Technology Specialists, by this spring and hopes to fully staff more of its secondary schools—whose librarians were cut in...
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It's good to know some districts are not afraid to fix their mistakes. 

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