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More Than 500,000 Google Reader Users Migrate to Feedly

More Than 500,000 Google Reader Users Migrate to Feedly | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Feedly, a news aggregator which promised to make the migration from Google Reader seamless, has already seen an influx of over 500,000 million Reader users.
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RIP Google Reader.  Not that I have used you lately.  Feedly promises to take your readers and help them assimilate the web.  I will use Twitter and Scoopit in the meantime:)

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Publishing: we can't see the right track for all the digital platforms

Publishing: we can't see the right track for all the digital platforms | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Robert McCrum: More young people are reading books now than they were 10 years ago. And despite all the talk about electronic devices, content remains king
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Reading is still hot but the choice of how we read will still dominate and divide.  

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Librarians' evolving digital roles | eSchool News | eSchool News

Librarians' evolving digital roles | eSchool News | eSchool News | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
School librarians play a critical role in today's schools--more critical than ever before. This report details some of their concerns.
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School librarians are the digital movers and shakers!

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Lisa Norris's curator insight, April 14, 1:16 PM

It's all about helping teachers and students find and use the right tools to successfully meet their goals. 

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The Best Web Tools for Students to Create Visually Powerful Digital Resumes and Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Web Tools for Students to Create Visually Powerful Digital Resumes and Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Web Tools for Students to Create #Digital Resumes and #Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/pviuahzx7o
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Digital resumes and portfolio software and tools.

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10 Ways to Evaluate Blogs - ICT in Education -

10 Ways to Evaluate Blogs - ICT in Education - | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Now that the new school year has started, or is about to start, we all want to have fresh insights...
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Evaluating blogs should be part of every teacher's assessment toolkit.  This article will help although it does not discuss design.

 

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The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Stu...

The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Stu... | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Margarita Parra's insight: En estas épocas, no dar los créditos de la manera correcta es muy grave. Apps para documentar sus citar y crear bibliografías. (The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Stu...
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Citation apps! Still love Bibme!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Common Craft Explains Primary and Secondary Sources

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Learn more about primary and secondary resources with this great video from Common Craft.  

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Google Alert A Great Tool to Help Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Alert A Great Tool to Help Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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This tool is great for research purposes!

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Avinoam Nowogrodski of Clarizen, on the Rewards of Listening

Avinoam Nowogrodski of Clarizen, on the Rewards of Listening | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The chief executive of Clarizen, a work management software company, says leadership is about asking the right questions.
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This lesson applies to teachers and to students.  

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Pi Day

Pi Day | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point....
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Celebrate Pi Day with your students and teach them the joys of math!

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Noah shows the Bible is still relevant, say biblical scholars

Noah shows the Bible is still relevant, say biblical scholars | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Biblical scholars contend that Hollywood's portrayal of Noah may well take some liberties from the original text, but that it will also open up conversation about the enduring significance of the Bible in contemporary culture.
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Noah the movie opens soon and puts the Bible back in its place!

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Women's History Month: Six Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

March is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day, March 8, is also a part of the celebration each year. For educators and students, the month provides a wonderful opportunity to dig deepe
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Lesson plans for Women's History Month in March.

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Universal Design for Learning Guidelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning Guidelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Planning learning which meets all kinds of needs.  Great list!

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Is This the Future of Reading? MIT's Experimental Sensory Book - KQED (blog)

Is This the Future of Reading? MIT's Experimental Sensory Book - KQED (blog) | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Is This the Future of Reading? MIT's Experimental Sensory Book
KQED (blog)
This new invention from the MIT Media Lab will no doubt be controversial.
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A different kind of reading experience with augmented reading.  Future calling?

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David Villalobos's curator insight, February 13, 2:21 PM

Wow,  if this can get past the beta stage i would be extremely excited. Imagine reading about a cold rainy day and you can actually feel the cold air run down your spine. This a really amazing innovative way to read and could change the way authors write. It will motivate them to be even more descriptive than they already are. 

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From screen to page: Using pop-culture to encourage reading - Innovate My School

From screen to page: Using pop-culture to encourage reading - Innovate My School | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A recent report on the reading habit of the nation’s children has revealed that British kids aren’t adequately challenging themselves with books. While some might see children’s affinity for movies and videogames has a distraction from reading, James Bell of Renaissance Learning is convinced that teachers, librarians and parents can use this passion to get kids onto the page.

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Yes to finding ways to encourage reading and tying it into movies and or culture.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 14, 8:35 AM

Some nice ideas on encouraging reading for pleasure. 

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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 11, 1:29 PM

This site was shared by my friend @dramaticscience in regards to creating new learning pathways and #makered ideas.  Now how to incorporate this into our learning commons Ning as a starting place for passions?

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 17, 1:42 PM

Fun site for your students to learn how to do and make new things!

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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Digital literacy and teaching higher level critical thinking skills is part of a 21st century teacher's daily skill pack!

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Thats astonishing...
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Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

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How to Change Things When Change is Hard – Carnegie Commons

How to Change Things When Change is Hard – Carnegie Commons | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How to Change Things When Change is Hard http://t.co/mpz8NndDyc
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Loved this book and also the principles shared. Having traveled the journey of change I know it is not easy. But very worthwhile!
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eBooks: Growing Up Online | Internet-Safety

eBooks: Growing Up Online | Internet-Safety | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

 

 

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A free eBook from The More You Know and NBC News featuring interactive tools and videos to help parents and teachers talk with children about using technology responsibly and safely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Internetsafetyhttp://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Infographic

 


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Tools to share with your students in regard to Internet safety.  Thanks  Gust for sharing.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 26, 9:34 AM


A free eBook from The More You Know and NBC News featuring interactive tools and videos to help parents and teachers talk with children about using technology responsibly and safely.




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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 26, 5:00 PM

E book on Internet safety to teach some basic skills for internet privacy. 

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7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills -- THE Journal

7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills -- THE Journal | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.
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Apps to teach literacy!
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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library.  A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn.  When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money.  I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.


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Awesome maker spaces in this learning commons!

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 2, 9:06 AM

A principal's view on school libraries

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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library
Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 15, 3:05 PM

Raises ideas about thelibrary as a makerspace 

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Are our schools doing a good job of preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill?
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Inquiry based learning is where our students need to learn critical thinking skills?  Without the ability to question we are stagnant.  

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Colorado Administrator Forges New Path for School Librarians

Colorado Administrator Forges New Path for School Librarians | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
When budget cuts forced her district to cut back on librarians' schedules, Julie A. Bowline re-deployed her librarians as digital literacy teachers.
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Cybrarians rock!  

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Widbook | Write, read and share!

Widbook | Write, read and share! | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Find great books, publish your own, collaborate and follow authors around the world. Be part of amazing stories on this online platform for book enthusiasts.
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Create Online Presentations with responsive Design

Create Online Presentations with responsive Design | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Responsive User Interface within Presenter allows you to create Online Presentations and infographics easier and faster than before right in your browser.

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Creative presentations for all.  

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 12:39 PM


Learn about on How-To create websites who are adapting to different screen resolutions, great tutorial...


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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 by Sandy Somera

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 by Sandy Somera | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Web tools to match Blooms and digital literacy outcomes!  

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tom jackson's curator insight, February 24, 9:26 AM

a very creative way to use ThingLink, how can you use this concept to improve student access to information?