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Padlet Mini - Quickly Collect & Curate Content

Padlet Mini - Quickly Collect & Curate Content | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Padlet Mini is a handy new toolbar extension for Chrome and Safari that's designed to help users collect and curate web content in a couple of clicks.
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Desgining New Literacies

Desgining New Literacies | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn doodles/sketches combined with a photograph). ...
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kathyvsr's curator insight, August 17, 6:42 PM

"I see, I think, I wonder"

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Classroom Posters and Resources for Teaching Students about Digital Citizenship

Classroom Posters and Resources for Teaching Students about Digital Citizenship | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
August 13, 2014
After posting about the iPad apps you should try in the first week of this new school year and after learning about the 26 questions students should be able to answer during this...
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5 Must Have Resources for History Teachers

5 Must Have Resources for History Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
August 15, 2014
Below is a set of excellent websites ideal for history teachers. These websites, curated by Graphite, provide a treasure trove of primary source  materials that you can draw on...
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Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. - Perfecting Your Social Media Profiles - #infographic

Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. - Perfecting Your Social Media Profiles - #infographic | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
This infographic will serve as a guide for perfecting your social media profiles on all the major networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 18, 4:18 AM

I know mine could use some work. 

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"These days, your social profile is like your second face. It’s the identity tag for everything you do and everyone you encounter in the online world. Whether you’re trying to run a business, plan an event, promote a passion project, or just make friends, a finely-tuned social profile is the cornerstone of this endeavor."

Read more: http://www.digitalinformationworld.com/2014/08/perfecting-the-social-media-profiles-infographic.html#ixzz3Ap0RZ5b5

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How to Start a Great Writing Center

How to Start a Great Writing Center | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
An on-campus writing center helps middle and high school students develop their written communication skills. Here are six best practices for launching this resource.
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Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum

Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 18, 2014
Here is a list of educational tools you may not have heard of, but may be useful when assembling your classroom curriculum. 
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A library of over 45,000 free...
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A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics

A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July, 2014
Here is a wonderful resource packed full of digital tools to help student researchers. DiRT ( Digital Research Tools) Directory is a registry of digital tools for scholarly use. The...
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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.
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A Starting Point for Ensuring Student Online Privacy

The online privacy debate has started to gain momentum in the education community and protecting students is an important and necessary conversation to be had by schools and districts.
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Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July12, 2014
Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)  has undergone several great...
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How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website

How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
One of the coolest tools for creating visual online content in recent years is the “whiteboard” video. You know the type—a hand, a pen, a whiteboard, and some fun drawings that help bolster your online brand and generate a lot of social shares.
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Deirdre Bonnycastle's curator insight, July 16, 9:23 AM

This is a great Flipped Classroom idea

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The Best Websites for Finding Academic Books and Journals

The Best Websites for Finding Academic Books and Journals | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July, 2014
Instead of heading to the library to bury your face in the stacks, use these search engines to find out which libraries have the books you need, and maybe even find them available...
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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class

20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
August 16, 2014
Looking for some powerful collaborative web tools to use with your students in this new school year? The presentation below features the top 20 free tools ideal for interactive...
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Excellent Copyright Poster for Your Class

Excellent Copyright Poster for Your Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
August 12, 2014
Now that the new school year is about to start, it would be great to devote a session with your students where you can talk to them about issues related to copyright and proper use of...
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7 Steps to Create Engaging Infographics for Your Class

7 Steps to Create Engaging Infographics for Your Class | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
August 15, 2014
The use of visual aids in teaching is a practice well established in the education literature and teaching pedagogy. Visuals tend to enhance the content's comprehensibility and...
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4 Great Resources for Inspirational Teaching Quotes

4 Great Resources for Inspirational Teaching Quotes | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
August 15, 2014
Looking for some resources on inspirational quotes to use in class? Here are a few of my favourite Pinterest boards where you can have access to a wide collection of quotes and...
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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.
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7 Questions to Inspire Thinking and Ideas: ThingLink App

7 Questions to Inspire Thinking and Ideas: ThingLink App | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to "lead" #1to1ipadchat,with Dena Gynn last week. Follow @Glynn_ed 
In preparation for the event, Dena advised me to write 6 questions to guide a discussion and provide examples.
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What Is RSS and How Can It Improve Your Life?

What Is RSS and How Can It Improve Your Life? | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
An ancient Web technology beats the pants off news delivery from social media. In truth, Facebook and Google+ don’t deliver true news. Social media content arrives late and at random; it’s not tailored to your needs and lacks organization.
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Excellent Periodic Table of Visualizations for Teachers

Excellent Periodic Table of Visualizations  for Teachers | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July, 2014
There are a variety of forms in which visual representation is materialized. Knowing these forms will enable you to diversify the visual channels through which you communicate information...
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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 1: Staff Presentations

Use technology to implement the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) for clarity and efficiency in presenting to and communicating with school staff.
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Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom

Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
On 5 August 2014 there is a (priced) webinar offered by the Association of College and Research Libraries: Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom.
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A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators

A Must Have Questioning Toolkit for Teachers and Educators | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
July 14, 2014
Here is a great resource I have recently stumbled upon and never had the chance to share it here till this evening. A Questioning Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help teachers,...
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Must Bookmark Site: “The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources”

Must Bookmark Site: “The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources” | Literacy Using Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Edublogger has recently published an invaluable resource, The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources.
It’s a star addition to The Best Online Sources For Images.
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