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5 Ways to Make Your PowerPoints Interactive

5 Ways to Make Your PowerPoints Interactive | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

A great way to review new concepts is to create a Tic Tac Toe game slide in PowerPoint. In the example from a foreign language class to the right, images are used to represent new vocabulary.  However, this could be easily applied to other content areas as well: in a math class with formulas, in a history class historical figures or dates, in a science class with symbols from the periodic table...


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Some great ideas for teaching Powerpoint.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 9, 2013 10:45 AM

How can you use PowerPoint interactively? Create games and play them with students.

Tips for creating Tic Tac Toe, Connect4 or Jeopardy games. The site also offers free templates for these games.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 29, 2014 6:24 PM

This link provides some great ideas for creating interactive games into your classroom.

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The 5 Best Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators | Edudemic

The 5 Best Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators | Edudemic | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The 5 Best Plagiarism Detection Tools for Educators by @atxcopywriter http://t.co/5081mepUFX
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Some of my favourites.  Students learn how to create authentic and honest presentations.

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HCS Learning Commons

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Upcoming webinar on Overdrive e library

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BEST Book Apps 2014

BEST Book Apps 2014 | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Best Book Apps 2014, Teachers With Apps would like to share with you some of the BEST Book Apps of 2014 that we had the pleasure of reviewing.
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Book apps for the wee ones!

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PI_FutureofPrivacy_1218141.pdf

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Where do we stand on the future of privacy?  This will be debated in years to come as organizations try to limit their incoming and outgoing data.  Unfortunately by 2025 privacy will be a thing of the past?

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The best iPad apps for kids of 2014

The best iPad apps for kids of 2014 | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Education, creativity and entertainment in equal measure in our end-of-year selection of the iPad apps that will delight children and parents alike
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iPad apps for the very young!
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New York City libraries soon will let patrons 'check out the Internet' - Washington Post (blog)

New York City libraries soon will let patrons 'check out the Internet' - Washington Post (blog) | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
With a million dollars in Google funding, the city's three library systems plan to offer locals some 10,000 mobile hotspots.

Via Sue Myburgh, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Too cool!  

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A Principal's Reflections: Impact of a Makerspace

A Principal's Reflections: Impact of a Makerspace | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @E_Sheninger: New post: Impact of a Makerspace http://t.co/HDRirBGfz3 #edchat #cpchat #edtech #njed #digilead

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Way to go Makerspace librarians!  You are changing education one day at a time:)

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Don Wilson's curator insight, December 18, 2014 3:22 PM

Great library media specialists have a unique skillset needed by learners and coaches in ULearn Academy.

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Literacy in the Digital Age

Literacy in the Digital Age | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I have identified thirteen literacies that our students need to become well-rounded 21st-century citizens. These literacies are not taught as separate literacies but are taught across the content...
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Excellent ideas and teaching strategies, links to tools in this comprehensive page from well renowned researcher Kathy Shrock.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 29, 2014 12:06 PM

Excellent resource for your inquiry based learning archives!

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ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension

ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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"The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students.

ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly."

This is a must see for all grades!

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Report: Students read way below level that prepares them for college, careers

Report: Students read way below level that prepares them for college, careers | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Renaissance Learning, which tracks the reading habits of some 10 million US students, has released a report that not only tallies which books kids are reading, but also analyzes the complexity of the reading material.
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Love the idea of a Guys read group.  Lets get our boys loving books! Ungifted, Diary of a Wimpy Kid are just two books which appeal to young men!  

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TinkerLab - Creative Experiments for Makers and Tinkerers

TinkerLab - Creative Experiments for Makers and Tinkerers | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Art Projects for Kids, Science Experiments, and all things Creativity.
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#makered site on all things creative for kids of all ages.
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4 Excellent Visuals Explaining Close Reading for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Excellent Visuals Explaining Close Reading for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
4 Excellent Visuals Explaining Close Reading for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/tiSQfwQk4j via @medkh9
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 3, 2014 6:05 PM

Super tips for explaining close reading to teachers for helping students consolidate reading comprehension skills.

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NMC Horizon Project | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Project | The New Media Consortium | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

2014 NMC Horizon report. 

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Latest research from the Horizon report from a media perspective.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 30, 2014 3:14 PM

"The NMC Horizon Project charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Launched in 2002, it epitomizes the mission of the NMC to help educators and thought leaders across the world build upon the innovation happening at their institutions by providing them with expert research and analysis."  Learning commons team read up on this one.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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More learning commons making the news!  A few years ago libraries were scared of being redundant.  Change makers via the learning commons we have survived the transition!  

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Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014

Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014 | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Overdrive is the undisputed leader in facilitating e-Book and audiobook loans in libraries all over the world. The company has just announced that 105
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Our third year of using Overdrive to better serve our distance patrons.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Bibliography short cuts with Google docs care of Richard Byrne.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 1, 8:30 PM

Easy bibliography maker!

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10 Experts Predict Digital Marketing Trends for 2015

10 Experts Predict Digital Marketing Trends for 2015 | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Are you wondering which digital marketing trends are going to dominate 2015 and which ones will die?
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Content curators ie librarians are so good at digital surfing! Let's create global libraries free and open!
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Infographic: 15 digital trends for 2015 | The Wall Blog

Infographic: 15 digital trends for 2015 | The Wall Blog | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Research by digital consultancy Bell Pottinger Digital has revealed the 15 top digital trends that are set to change the way brands communicate in 2
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Some interesting highlights for digital trends.

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A geek’s guide to geeky holiday gifts (part 1) | OverDrive Blogs

A geek’s guide to geeky holiday gifts (part 1) | OverDrive Blogs | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some great ideas for the geeky kids in your family!  Overdrive Blogs shares their personal best!

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Three Good iPad Apps for Creating Picture Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Good iPad Apps for Creating Picture Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Three Good iPad Apps for Creating Picture Books http://t.co/vTR6Rr5EoM Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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Apps for making story books for primary students!

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!
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Google lesson plans for effective researching.
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From OPAC to Search Engine: Making the Case for Discovery [Discovery Tools Now and in the Future] - YouTube

Presentation from the Amigos "Discovery Tools Now and in the Future" conference on November 18, 2014. For more information, see: http://www.amigos.org/discov...
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Love this new tech!  Now to work this into my budget for next year:)

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 22, 2014 11:51 AM

If you have time to listen to this then it makes some interesting points about how libraries need to move with the times. We need to be up to date and struggle to make decisions quickly enough to keep up. We need to be a the front not waiting to see what happens.

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70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Edudemic

70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Edudemic | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Check out this useful presentation which details more than 75 web tools that work with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Worth viewing for any connected educator!

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More tools for your #diglit pack!  Thanks Pip!  

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38 Question Starters based on Bloom’s Taxonomy - Curriculet

38 Question Starters based on Bloom’s Taxonomy  - Curriculet | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Curriculet is free for teachers and students. Get started here. This is the 2nd post in a series on how... Read More
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Creating questions that meet the Blooms hierarchy.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Library version of the new Horizon report!

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