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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | Edudemic

The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] | Edudemic | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

This free, printable, PDF infographic shared on Edudemic illustrates the advancement in technology and learning tools starting with the rod to today's mobile learning devices. 


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Today's Teachers Must Become Connected Educators | Teach.com

Today's Teachers Must Become Connected Educators | Teach.com | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

We live in an age of fast-paced change and, unfortunately, economic downturn. Most schools and school systems are not able to give us the kind of professional development we need, as often as we need it.

 

But the good news is that we also live in an era of great technological proficiency, where many useful learning tools are available for free — tools that are safe and fast and easy to use: information-gathering tools, knowledge-management tools and, best of all, tools for collaboration.

 

If we are connected educators and we know how to leverage this ubiquitous technology to connect to other people who share our interests and passions — to find them, to vet them and to learn from them — then we possess a powerful means of do-it-yourself (DIY) professional development.

 

Connected educators understand how to:

find people who are on our professional wavelength; build and efficiently manage a personal learning network; gather, analyze and curate what we learn online; then bring it all back to the schoolhouse, where we share what we’ve harvested with our professional learning communities in an effort to increase student learning.

 

It may be projects we’ve found, or what we’ve discovered from reading or connecting with our favorite authors and bloggers, or fresh perspectives we’ve pulled together by crowd-sourcing answers to important questions about teaching practice and student learning. 


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10 Essential Tech Skills Students NEED To Know

10 Essential Tech Skills Students NEED To Know | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

When confronted with the question: What tech skills do you want your kids to know by the end of primary school? I was forced to reflect on my IT education and where and when I obtained it. 


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Setting up a library iPad program

Guidelines for Success.  Post includes setting up iTunes account, setting restrictions on iPads so users can't install apps, resetting the devices when they are checked back in (to remove user information), and much more.  Very informative.


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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - iGeography by Jenny Ashby (Workflows for Learning with iPads)

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - iGeography by Jenny Ashby (Workflows for Learning with iPads) | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Students today have the world in their hands. Geography couldn’t be easier using various apps on the iPad. Excursions right in their hands without leaving the school. We’ll be using work?ows to enhance geography learning and share to the world.


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Rubrics for Restructuring 2012 - 7 & 8

Rubrics for Restructuring 2012 - 7 & 8 | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Over the next few days, I will be updating my 2002 Rubrics for Restructuring. To see the originals and how they can be used read "Now that you know the basics."
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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
So I’m working on some signs to put around school, and here is sign numero uno.

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USA | “Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills

USA | “Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

USA | If you have not sat down yet with your downloaded copy of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with a highlighter in your hand, it’s time. And if you have, it’s time to read it again and for all of us to change our vocabulary. School librarians teach Common Core skills.


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Smithsonian Wild

Smithsonian Wild | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
View 200,000 plus candid photos of animals in the Smithsonian WILD. Showcasing exciting research by the Smithsonian Institution and its collaborators around the world.

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Planning District-Wide Technology Professional Development | Clif's Notes

Planning District-Wide Technology Professional Development | Clif's Notes | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Brenda McCombs, Drew Polly, Clif Mims and ALBHS Science Department 2009 Midsouth Technology Conference We'll be sharing information about the Impacting...

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Free Technology for Teachers: More Wordle in the Classroom Ideas

Free Technology for Teachers: More Wordle in the Classroom Ideas | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Wordle ideas in your classroom.

 


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SCASL Conference Reflections: Day Two

SCASL Conference Reflections:  Day Two | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
“Ereader Duel:  Nook vs. Kindle”  Tamara Cox and Carla Nash Tamara and Carla sponsored a showdown between Nooks (both Simple Touch and Nook Color) and Kindles (both Kindle and Kindle Fire).  It was a lighthearted “duel” that ended in a tie.  Both...

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Agents of Change: Facilitating Inquiry Based "Mobile" Learning

Agents of Change: Facilitating Inquiry Based "Mobile" Learning | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Mobile learning environments, such as the combination of the iPad with cloud-computing services, provide an orchestra of possibilities for Inquiry-based learning. Within one device students can...

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Simple Pinterest for Beginners | Cool Cat Teacher

Simple Pinterest for Beginners | Cool Cat Teacher | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a new network that revolves around pinning photos. If a website or blog does not have a photo, it literally cannot be "pinned" to a pinterest board. (Listen up bloggers and website owners, powerful sharing is going on at Pinterest, if you want to be included, you should have nice graphics.)


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What Do YOU Know About the Creative Commons? - The Tempered Radical

What Do YOU Know About the Creative Commons? - The Tempered Radical | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Quick question: The last time that you needed an image for a project, where did you get it from? Google, right? That nifty little Images tab makes it SO easy to find just the right shot for your slide deck,...


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What's our future – school libraries and librarians | Brave new world

What's our future – school libraries and librarians | Brave new world | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in what we do and how we do it at ...

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Changing view of Wikipedia

Changing view of Wikipedia | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
I was very pleased yesterday about the reactions of international librarians in workshop when asked about Wikipedia.

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March Madness: School Libraries in 1:1 and Virtual Settings - ISTE ...

March Madness: School Libraries in 1:1 and Virtual Settings - ISTE ... | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
The last two weeks have offered us thought provoking discussions around the concepts of BYOD and Social Media Policies – areas affecting all educators in the 2…...

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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | SMU Research

Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | SMU Research | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study.


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Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map

Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

The Kentucky Virtual Library's How To Do Research could be a good resource for elementary school or middle school students to have bookmarked as a guide through their research projects. Not every step along the way is explained in depth so you will have to help students actually perform some of the tasks along the way.


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The Power of Educational Technology: Arguments for the iPad in Education

The Power of Educational Technology: Arguments for the iPad in Education | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

As we continue to explore the possibility of becoming a 1:1 iPad school, I am starting to put together my arguments in favor of this adoption


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Leap Year and Leap Day: Pictures of People Leaping About, in Honor of February 29 | LIFE | TIME.com

Leap Year and Leap Day: Pictures of People Leaping About, in Honor of February 29 | LIFE | TIME.com | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
In honor of Leap Day 2012, LIFE offers a gallery of pictures celebrating the simple act of leaping around, and the sense of boundless possibilities that one extra day on the calendar can sometimes ignite.

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Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
CO Assn. of School Libraries Rocks! Visit "Survive and Thrive!

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