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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Why They Aren't Using It: The PD Dilemma and Transfer

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Why They Aren't Using It: The PD Dilemma and Transfer | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Love the answers (and suggestions) for when the transfer between teacher PD and uptake is lacking.  Great ideas here.  Super discussion starter for admin and PD team

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The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013 – So Far | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013 – So Far | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Some fantastic sites here!!!!   Share share share - love the descriptions - so helpful

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Easily Remove Backgrounds with Clipping Magic

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Easily Remove Backgrounds with Clipping Magic | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Fantastic Tool!!!  LOVE it.  Ease of use!  

From the blog: 

Whenever you and/or your students are in need of transparent clip art or digital cut outs for all sorts of of projects, presentation or video, dial up Clipping Magic. It’s the perfect tool for both teachers and students!

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Teacher Librarians Are Key to the Digital Shift | Pivot Points | School Library Journal

Teacher Librarians Are Key to the Digital Shift | Pivot Points | School Library Journal | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Vital conversation for districts, schools, teachers - how are we curating the digital shift?  An ounce of prevention....

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Graphic novels and comics for the visually impaired explored in award-winning paper - BEdition Magazine

Graphic novels and comics for the visually impaired explored in award-winning paper - BEdition Magazine | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
Karen Doerksen believes graphic novels and comics can be adapted for the visually impaired
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Are all your learner needs being addressed in your collection?  This is interesting to think about and got all sorts of ideas firing in my brain.

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Awesome Visual on Creative Commons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual on Creative Commons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Very useful - as is the link on the page to a longer explanation.  Let's share with teachers and students...and anyone creating content!

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A Visual Guide To Every Single Learning Theory - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Every Single Learning Theory - Edudemic | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
This detailed analysis and chart of every single learning theory is worth zooming in and studying.
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Though lacking minute detail, this is a fabulous resource for putting learning theories into a visual contex and grouping.  So appreciated!

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Audrey's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:55 PM

There is some very useful information for educators: The Montessori approach: mixed age classrooms, students’ choice of activities, constructivist / discovery learning rather than direct instruction. Homeschooling where students are given freedom to follow their own interest with a rich assortment of resources; Multiple Intelligences: where resources encourage students to use different ways of learning.

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:24 PM

This might be helpful with the dissertation.

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The 10 best summer reads for teachers - The Cornerstone

The 10 best summer reads for teachers - The Cornerstone | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
If you're an avid reader, I'm sure you're looking forward to summer and having more free time to relax with some good books...preferably by a pool or on a beach
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Great recommendations!!   Share with your staff!

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10 Excellent Video Editing Apps

10 Excellent Video Editing Apps | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
These 10 apps make shooting and editing video on your smartphone a breeze.
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Great to use with mobile devices!  Reduces need for expensive video editing suites for small projects.  Most recommended are free.

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slic 31-2 Profile

slic 31-2 Profile | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Congrats to the staff and students at Marlborough Elementary, Calgary, AB.  A great profile of their school library learning commons - videos and websites to chart their transformation process and discussion of staffing for best support.  Hooray!

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:07 AM

Good luck on your continued Learning Commons journey.

We need to keep sharing and help others start their transitions. Congrats Carol

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The Unfair World and the Low Bar | The Principal of Change

The Unfair World and the Low Bar | The Principal of Change | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Love the idea of digital leadership as the highest level of citizenship. Thanks, George!

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How to Lead When You're Not in Charge

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
Maximize your ratio of accomplishment over authority.
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Learning Commons Leaders are leaders, even if/when they are not "in control".  Love the suggestions in this article for developing leaders and leadership skills.  

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:06 PM

Discover the attributes of good leaders and apply to leading the Learning Commons

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thedaringlibrarian - Avatar_Generators

thedaringlibrarian - Avatar_Generators | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Great for discussions of online privacy, digital citizenship, etc.

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Search for "o canada" - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

Search for "o canada" - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Great site for primary sources (mostly USA)

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eduClipper

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Educlipper: a substitute for Pinterest in schools where Pinterest may be blocked.  LOVE digital curation

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15 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Technology In Learning - TeachThought

15 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Technology In Learning - TeachThought | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
15 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Technology In Learning
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Amen! Let's ponder these...use as a lens for strategic lesson and project and inquiry planning.  

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slic 31-2 Brooks Kirkland

slic 31-2 Brooks Kirkland | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Curation is a hot topic - great analysis

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The Adventures of Library Girl: How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse Survival Tip #4: Share.

The Adventures of Library Girl: How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse Survival Tip #4: Share. | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Could this point be better represented?  I think not!  Thank you for this.  Just.......thank you, @jenniferlagarde

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Curate What You Know: The Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series | Library as Incubator Project

Curate What You Know: The Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series | Library as Incubator Project | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
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Love the idea of Library as Incubator!!!  This particular project is a perfect example of collaboration on so many levels: teachers, community, parents.... leading to student engagement and interest in content and real connections to the larger world

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Three Free iPad Apps That Teach Kids To Program

Three Free iPad Apps That Teach Kids To Program | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
The first time that I wanted to stay after school was in the sixth grade. In sixth grade we could stay after school to use Logo Writer. My friend Sean and I had a great time building some simple pr...

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When I was in elementary, we went on field trips to a "special lab" that let us program using Logo Writer - remember the "turtle"?  LT 10, RT 45.....

Things have come a long way.  Use your handheld device to practice.  Programming and coding - a valuable skill for us to explore! 

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Carli Spina's comment, June 11, 2013 7:49 AM
These apps are great! You might also want to check out A.L.E.X. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a.l.e.x./id597040772?mt=8) or Hopscotch (http://www.gethopscotch.com/).
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Building the Culture of an Empowered Mindset Towards Technology Innovation

Building the Culture of an Empowered Mindset Towards Technology Innovation | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
I have been having an incredible year of learning in my half-time role with Parkland School Division, along with speaking and consulting for other schools/districts.  I have learned a lot from both...
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Infographic is very useful - great to use as a discussion starter with your school admin teams. 

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Learning Events

Learning Events | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
Saskatchewan School Library Association,
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Great links to learning event presentations and handouts for Teacher-Librarians.  

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The Favorite TED Talks Of The TED Talks Education Speakers - Edudemic

The Favorite TED Talks Of The TED Talks Education Speakers - Edudemic | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
To keep you inspired and learning, TED Talks Education asked each speaker to compile a list of their favorite TED talks, which are linked below.
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Love that the speakers chose their own favorites!  A new Sir Ken!

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain, by Louis Cozolino

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain, by Louis Cozolino | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
Learning is a dynamic function that each person experiences in a vastly different way. For instance, one individual may retain knowledge the best by studying a textbook while another may need to link an idea to a physical activity they perform.
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Really key for the shift in education from industrialized model to personalization of learning.  Concepts we should all acknowledge for our own learning as well as that of our students.

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How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic

How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic | LibraryLearningCommons | Scoop.it
Social media posts and videos are cropping up in academic publications more and more. This chart shows just how to cite social media with ease.
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Great to have a guide for this - at least they can thoughtfully do it if they're going to do it!  Need a discussion of where/when it is appropriate

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:42 PM

With the increasing amount of information being shared via social media, this resource should be very useful to many individuals.