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Lincoln: The Great Emancipator?

Lincoln: The Great Emancipator? | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Steven Spielberg and the current presidential election have brought Lincoln back to public attention. He is the president who preserved the union and is credited with abolishing slavery. Who was the real Lincoln?
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Some interesting articles on Lincoln and the abolition of slavery.  Great for high school history students.

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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21st century principles
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Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learn how executive skills—like working memory and cognitive flexibility—play an essential role in reading.
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What skills are required for successful reading.

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EDTools Newseum

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Search hundreds of standards-aligned lesson plans, artifacts, case studies and more that bring the Newseum’s content and collection to you.
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Ed tools in Newseum include OER commons with great primary resources for teaching inquiry.

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DocsTeach

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Docs Teach has some wonderful OER lesson plans, primary sources and great history ideas for curriculum. American focus.

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Enter Access Code | Amazon Inspire

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Amazon leads the wave of OER commons.  Sign up for the Beta model.

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Learning Registry | sharing what we know

Learning Registry | sharing what we know | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Open access resources available in this awesome database.

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Digital Public Library of America

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The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
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Open educational resources at DPLA for teacher access,

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Educational Technology

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Educational Technology | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Con Athanasiou By now, teachers would have realised that educational technology is evolving rapidly; however, they might still be unclear about which technolog
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Different types of technology for different ed tech folks.  Lots of choice here!

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Arron Saini's comment, January 5, 5:24 AM
To worry is just a self created negative illusion towards future. If you wish get rid off, this is a good solution: http://www.dadabhagwan.org/path-to-happiness/self-help/how-to-stop-worrying/
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How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media-Savvy)

How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media-Savvy) | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Clickbait, hyper-partisan opinion, and completely false information are running wild across the internet.
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Teaching your students evaluation/analytical skills in this useful article.

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Adobe Spark Page - Create beautiful web stories in minutes

Turn words and images into beautiful, magazine-style web stories that will impress readers on any device
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Create beautiful web stories with Adobe Spark Page.

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Unsplash | Free High Resolution Photos

Unsplash | Free High Resolution Photos | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Do-whatever-you-want high-resolution photos.
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Copyright free photographs for your next creative venture.

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READING GUIDE Gr 3-6

This PDF guide will help teachers and parents of students in gr3-6 understand some of the complexities of reading in the early years.

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PDF guide for teachers and parents wanting extra resources and teaching guidance for students in grades 3-6.  This guide was put together by Stenhouse Publishers.  

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Keywords: Learning to Focus Internet Research - ReadWriteThink

Keywords: Learning to Focus Internet Research - ReadWriteThink | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Surf’s up! Students will make a splash in this lesson when they learn how to effectively surf the Internet for specific information.
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Internet search lesson plan middle grades.  Comprehensive unit on research and evaluation of websites.

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Show Your Work! a book by Austin Kleon

Show Your Work! a book by Austin Kleon | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered. By the author of the New York Times bestseller Steal Like An Artist.
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This book is the TL mantra!  Library staff love sharing their work.  

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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Lots of great tools here to support back to school in January.

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Europeana Collections

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Explore 54128075 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe.
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OER collection from Europe for teaching resources.

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Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Adaptive Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation

Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Adaptive Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history
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CK-12 OER digital curricula.

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OER Commons

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OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.
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OER commons sharing tons of lessons and educational resources.

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CC0 - Creative Commons

CC0 - Creative Commons | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
“No Rights Reserved” CC0 enables scientists, educators, artists and other creators and owners of copyright- or database-protected content to waive those interests in their works and thereby place them as completely as possible in the public domain, so that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction under … Read More "CC0"
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Creative commons for sharing freely!

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A Survival Guide to Teens' Digital Lingo

A Survival Guide to Teens' Digital Lingo | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Decode teens' shorthand with our Digital Glossary.
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Teen lingo on social media is a must for parents of any teen.

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Time For Kids

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TIME FOR KIDS is a news magazine geared toward students in grades K-6. Timeforkids.com offers age-appropriate news stories and features about children’s books, movies, the environment, science, world cultures and other high-interest topics. Students can find easy-to-use homework help, grammar and punctuation practice, writing tips and a flash-card maker. Educators and parents can view teaching resources, printables, interactive classroom materials and a teacher community board where they can connect with each other.
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Teach students how to become savvy journalists with this age appropriate resource by Time magazine.

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How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

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Parents have several tools to enable kids to develop a love of reading books, including not being controlling over what kids read.
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Tips to ensure a love of reading in your students!

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WSI Information Fluency

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This website allows students to investigate the accuracy and bias and evaluate for further reading.

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Makerbook

A hand-picked directory of free resources for creatives.
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Free resources from photography to video check out this great website for design purposes.

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Heroines Every Child Should Know

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From the days of Esther, Judith and Antigone to those of Florence Nightingale, women have shown every kind of courage that men have shown, faced every kind [x]of peril that men have braved, divided…
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Free e books on Gutenberg to teach your students classics!

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Acceptable Use or Plagiarism, Quiz 2

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Quizz to teach students about acceptable use and plagiarism in high school.

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