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ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
Expert Jason Ohler offers his thoughts on major technological trends that impact teachers and students.
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Resources for Maker Education

Resources for Maker Education | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
Find resources and tools to help bring elements of maker culture into schools and classrooms, and encourage students to explore STEAM subjects within the context of maker projects.
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Why are school libraries essential? | I Love Libraries

Why are school libraries essential? | I Love Libraries | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

(Video courtesy of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians) Student Achievement More than 60 education and library research studies have produced clear evidence that school library programs staffed [...]...


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6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students.


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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 30, 12:18 PM

Great article, Diana!


Though I gotta admit use of the word SHOULD always get's my oppositional defiant hackles rising. Because I don't want to GUILT people into innovation.


Maybe I woulda used the word COULD or 6 Active Learning Spaces Cool for Your Library. But then again, I'm weird that way! ALWAYS love your ideas & advocacy Diana! You're my Makerspace guru!
Cheers!
 

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Core skills of digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship. - Techy Trends

Core skills of digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship. - Techy Trends | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
Core skills of digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship.

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6 STEAM tinkering tools for the holidays - eSchoolNews

6 STEAM tinkering tools for the holidays - eSchoolNews | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
The year that was brought with it a renewed, and much welcome, interest in science and technology, as STEAM, makerspaces, 3D printing, and coding all became hot topics. Each year, as parents look to celebrate the various holidays with our kids, many of us rack our brains trying to find gifts that are both fun and educational. This year is no different and fortunately, the latest STEAM push has made many of the learning tools very desirable as holiday gifts.

The following are six ed-tech tools that will undoubtedly spark the creative and innovative side of kids of all ages (parents and teachers included). These tools are dynamic, engaging, and fun for everyone. Best of all, they’ll help students focus on higher-order thinking skills as they make, design, create, and code their way into 2016.

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Do Your Students Know How to Evaluate a Website?

Do Your Students Know How to Evaluate a Website? | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

An awesome list from Julie Greller: Do Your Students Know How to Evaluate a Website?

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Libraries are for Making

Libraries are for Making | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
Libraries are for Making https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKjjXC3WwAAeAMR.jpg Evaluating Potential Technology for a Makerspace: Cubelets, Little Bits, MaKey MaKey, Raspberry Pi, Sphero http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2015/02/evaluating-potential-technology-for-a-makerspace-cubelets-little-bits-makey-makey-raspberry-pi-sphero/...
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Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries | Knowledge Quest @DianaLRendina

Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries | Knowledge Quest @DianaLRendina | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
Since I first started my Makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School in January 2014, I have received a lot of positive feedback. I’ve given talks, presented at conferences, and shared about our experiences through my blog and through social media.  Some of the questions I am most frequently asked are: Why should makerspaces be in the library?  Why not just convert a classroom into a STEM lab?

In a similar vein, I often hear from librarians who are struggling to get their administration/teachers/community to understand the rationale for having a Makerspace in their library.  Aren’t those kids just playing?  Shouldn’t libraries be quiet and clean?  How does this tie in with the curriculum?

How we react to these types of questions are crucial in our advocacy for our spaces.  Here’s some ways to respond.

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Sensing STEAM: 30+ Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain

Sensing STEAM: 30+ Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
Kids can feed their senses while they play & learn with these awesome STEAM activities. 30+ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math projects!

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Marteana Davidson's curator insight, August 24, 2015 9:15 PM

definitlely will be trying one of these activites with the kiddos/

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Fill Your Child's Digital Backpack

Fill Your Child's Digital Backpack | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

Today's kids need digital skills to be successful in school and beyond. Help them to develop a healthy relationship with technology by teaching them to use it wisely and appropriately for both schoolwork and fun.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 2015 4:56 AM

Good place to find age appropriate digital tools.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 1:01 AM

Some great resources in this post. Good site as well.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 13, 2015 8:13 AM

Articles and resources to share with students of all ages.

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14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Essential Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to conduct smart search queries online is an important part of cultivating a digital citizenship culture within your classroom.  Smart searching goes beyond the simple ability to conduct quick search queries to how to effectively locate information online and assess their authenticity and accuracy. In other  words, smart searching encompasses a complex set of interrelated skills and competencies that together make up the holistic picture of what it is to be a search savvy netizen.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter

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Small Tech, Big Impact: Designing My Maker Space

Small Tech, Big Impact: Designing My Maker Space | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
How one public librarian researched, budgeted, and created the best maker space for her customers over the course of six months.
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How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.


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Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning

Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

Find information, strategies, protocols, and tools -- including resources and downloads from teachers and schools – to promote curiosity and engage students in asking questions, thinking critically, and solving problems.


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[BYOD] 9 Tips for Successful Implementation | m...

[BYOD] 9 Tips for Successful Implementation | m... | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

Mobile devices are becoming increasingly ubiquitous for everyone—including students. So, it’s no surprise that bring your own device (BYOD) programs are also becoming much more widespread among schools and districts.

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Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers | Edudemic

Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers | Edudemic | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

When it comes to social media, students may know more than you, but as students progress through school, online research skills become more important.

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Maker spaces and future manufacture | D*Hub

Maker spaces and future manufacture | D*Hub | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

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Brisbane Grammar School Library's curator insight, July 30, 2015 8:30 PM

Great future conversation about Makers in a learning environment... and the library!

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Maker Education Can Improve Student Learning - @dhoekstra78

Maker Education Can Improve Student Learning - @dhoekstra78 | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it

Over the past six weeks in CEP 811 I have learned about constructivism and Maker Education by reviewing the research that supports this type of instruction. More importantly, during the past six weeks I have become a Maker as I created a remix video, an interactive cell model and a SketchUp of my ideal classroom. This week, I created an infographic using Easelly to inspire and encourage educators to incorporate a maker mentality in their classroom." 


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Maker Studio - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

Maker Studio - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
These are project options and ideas for students working in our "Maker Studio." In STEM class students alternate working in the Maker Studio and learning in our STEM "Learning Lab." Maker Studio projects are also available for students in our after-school Maker's Club. 

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 26, 2015 3:18 AM

Great project ideas!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 15, 2015 3:39 PM

Tons of #STEM #Resources for all grades.  #Classroom #STEAM

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Website: MakerSpace

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31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed

31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
Who needs an iPad when you've got a cardboard box?

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Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 31, 2015 3:42 AM

Idee da realizzare con uno scatolone

Supartois Université d'Artois's curator insight, August 31, 2015 3:53 AM

Interessant pour les parents et les profs de primaire :)

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 31, 2015 7:32 AM

No doubt about it.  This is just some pretty cool stuff. It will put a smile on your face and get the creative juices going. 

 

Could one of these projects be used with a group of kids?  Could older ones build for younger ones?

 

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Entrepreneurial librarianship - 36 suggestions - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Entrepreneurial librarianship - 36 suggestions - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Modern learning and library environments | Scoop.it
ENTREPRENEUR : one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise m-...
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