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App of the week: Eddy's Number Party! | eSchool News

App of the week: Eddy's Number Party! | eSchool News | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A kindergarten readiness app that helps young children practice counting, matching numbers, and improving memory and attention.
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Review on a new math app for Kindergarten students learning their numbers!  This one looks good!

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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21st century principles
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Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learning to read doesn't stop after third grade. Students will continue to encounter difficult texts and having a growth mindset about struggle, paired with
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Great article and video content for role modelling reading in the younger grades.

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Bookopolis

Bookopolis | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Bookopolis is a safe online community for young readers to share their favorite books and discover new ones
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Share your favourite books and connect online with other young readers.  This fun online community allows students to learn about other book reviews and genre.  Teachers can set up classroom accounts to monitor student reading and sharing.

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SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, teens from Smithsonian | tweentribune.com | Current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments

SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, teens from Smithsonian | tweentribune.com | Current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Lexile leveled current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments
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Tween Tribune shares a collection of news articles on current events.  Lots of lesson plans and lexile levels filtered by topic.  Articles in Spanish as well.

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lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre!

lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
lingro is a free multilingual AJAX dictionary and language learning site. Currently supporting English (ESL), Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
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Dictionary tool which allows students to type in a web address into the field on the Lingo website and then go to that site.  Lingro instantly turns that site into a clickable dictionary.  Lingro also translates 8 million words into 11 languages. Great for SE, ELL students and struggling readers.  Free.

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SchoolJournalism.org

SchoolJournalism.org | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
SchoolJournalism.org.
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Teaching students about fake news with journalism ideas.  

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Bringing Pictures to Life – Teaching with Graphic Novels

By Meagan Gillmore

Beverley Brenna knows what children like to read. She has written award-winning children’s books. She teaches prospective English teachers in the University of Saskatchewan’s education program. Before that, she was a classroom teacher—
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Graphic novels bring life to students with lower reading levels, who need the visual context.  

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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

Europeana Collections | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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

OER Commons | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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

Time For Kids | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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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#digcitkids 

#digcitkids  | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Digital citizenship from a kids perspective.

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digcitkids.com is a site to encourage students to do monthly challenges to become excellent digital citizens.  This site encourages #studentvoice

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Teachers Use StoryBots Educational Games

Teachers Use StoryBots Educational Games | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
StoryBots is FREE for teachers! Sign up now and put your students on the path to success with educational books and videos, math games and teacher tools.
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StoryBots from JibJab is a free resource for pre kindergarten and kindergarten teachers.  It includes tons of videos, books and activities for use on whiteboards, tablets and laptops.

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ACMI Generator

A creative studio space to explore storytelling and the moving image. Download free video, images and sound and upload your own media. Create your own storyboards and share them online.
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Generator is a free resource from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image giving students training and tools to make their own short films.  Learn how to create a storyboard and make your first movie!

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Classes, Communities Across US Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Influence On Literacy

Classes, Communities Across US Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Influence On Literacy | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In the midst of Read Across America Week, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers will participate in Read Across America Day, an annual reading celebration on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
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Read Across America day celebrates Dr Seuss Birthday!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 2, 3:36 PM
Dr. Seuss had an influence on literacy. His books are also a great way to introduce children and adults to social justice and equity.
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Research Guides: Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda: Home

Research Guides: Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda: Home | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This guide offers a brief introduction to the spread of misinformation of all kinds and tools for identifying it, and reading the news with a more informed eye
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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

EDTools Newseum | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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

Digital Public Library of America | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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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