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New Study Uncovers The Powerful New Role Of Media In Children's Lives - Edudemic

New Study Uncovers The Powerful New Role Of Media In Children's Lives - Edudemic | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A new study takes a look at the new role of media in children's lives. You may not like the results.
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Our kids are wired at 2.  Yikes, gone are the days when TV was banned for toddlers.  The stats are good for educational reasons but is the research out on age appropriate limits?

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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21 century principles
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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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Some awesome apps in this Mindshift article.  

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 22, 8:21 PM

Apps approved by librarians!  Great list!

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How to create a community of learners. Reflective prompts for students, teacher and principals. Modeled on Bloom's approach to thinking.
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Blooms Taxonomy of questions for reflection via student, and teacher.

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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
List of assessment and rubric information
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Rubrics for everything including research projects!

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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing - ReadWriteThink

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing - ReadWriteThink | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students use a scaffold to help them compile information to write a solid research paper.
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Scaffolding ideas for teaching students the research process. ReadWriteThink lesson plan middle grades.

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Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class!

The World’s easist way to search for safe, creative commons images and cite them.
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Adding images to your project is easier now than ever with new and safe photograph sharing tool.  

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Flip and Scoop: Using Scoop.it and the Flipped Classroom to Study Black History

Flip and Scoop: Using Scoop.it and the Flipped Classroom to Study Black History | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This lesson uses the flipped slassroom and Scoop.it to help students learn and teach about black history.
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Teaching students about Black History using Scoopit for curation and research!  Love it!

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Epic app for reading e books.

Epic offers access to unlimited children's e books.  Free educator account.

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Epic offers access to unlimited children's e books 12 and under.  Teachers and librarians get free access.

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Around DH in 80 Days

Around DH in 80 Days | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
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Share your digital humanity journey with Around DH in 80 days.  

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Oxford Owl free e books, phonics and writing.

Oxford Owl free e books, phonics and writing. | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.



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Whether your child is a pre-schooler looking for a new favourite picture book or an independent reader looking for a challenge, there are some great reads in this free eBook library.  Phonics lessons and activities complement this British site.

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Personalize Learning: Why is Change and Transforming Education so Complex?

Personalize Learning: Why is Change and Transforming Education so Complex? | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Change is complex. This post describes the process and the five reasons and reactions that people might have to change.
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Having gone through a change from library to learning commons I can attest that change is hard but good.  Looking at this new change with the BCedplan I can see that all of these criteria need to be met!  

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Some Ideas for Personalizing Learning in the Younger Grades

Some Ideas for Personalizing Learning in the Younger Grades | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
"Mom, you have to see this...?" Thea hands me her science project, her very first in in 1st grade, and she is so excited she has a hard time standing still. "I have to do this thing and I get to ch...
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Great ideas for sharing personalized learning in the younger grades. 

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Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom - Skype An Author Network

Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom - Skype An Author Network | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A place to join a network of authors willing to Skype into classrooms to speak with teachers and children.
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Skype an author for book clubs!

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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist? | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
While libraries and makerspaces are both interdisciplinary, resource-filled places of informal learning, each serves distinct purposes for enriching student experience and school culture.

Via Dean J. Fusto, John Evans
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Informal learning takes place on a daily basis when students are allowed to explore their potential with #MakerSpaces or design.

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educeri - Dataworks Educational Research

educeri - Dataworks Educational Research | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Lesson plans for K-12 database.

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14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles

14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

A study found that students who read about famous scientists' personal and intellectual struggles do better in their science classes. Great list of books chosen by librarians.

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Books that connect students to science and promote read alouds in the learning commons.  You are never too old for a read aloud.

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School Libraries | News and Press Center

School Libraries | News and Press Center | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Information about school libraries from the 2016 State of America's Libraries Report, including collaborative partnerships, digital learning and the Speak Up National Research Project surveys, and updates to current national learning standards and program guidelines.
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Statistics on the state of school libraries in the US care of ALA.  

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Big6 x the Month

Big6 x the Month | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

BigSix defines the research process/core competencies in clearly defined categories.

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Great ideas for sharing the Big Six in combination with the new core competencies BCEdplan to address the research skills needed in Inquiry.

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Ebooks boost boys' reading abilities, research finds

Ebooks boost boys' reading abilities, research finds | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Reading on a tablet encourages boys to think it is "cool" and they are more
likely to have their nose in a story for longer
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E reading good for boys according to new research.

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Teaching Digital Citizenship skills

Teaching Digital Citizenship skills | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Lesson plans and resources on digital literacy and standards.



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Media literacy and digital citizenship lessons including copyright and ethics.

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Children's Technology Review | News and reviews of children's interactive media

Children's Technology Review | News and reviews of children's interactive media | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Great reviews of apps from CTR.

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Copyright Librarian – Nancy Sims, Lawyerbrarian at large

Copyright librarian Nancy Sims shares copyright information with her blog.

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Learn more about copyright with librarian Nancy Sims.

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Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Brainology is an online interactive program in which middle school students learn about how the brain works, how to strengthen their own brains, and how to better approach their own learning. In the process they develop a growth mindset whereby they think of their intelligence as something they can develop through study and learning rather than as something fixed, as explained by our co-founder Dr. Carol Dweck.
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Now this looks interesting.  Now to find the budget ;)

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Video: A Lesson in Humanity From Children's Holocaust Diaries

Video: A Lesson in Humanity From Children's Holocaust Diaries | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Alexandra Zapruder, author of the book Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust, discusses how children's accounts of the genocide during WWII serve as a powerful reminder of the dehumanizing effects of racism, bias, and prejudice.
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Excellent choice for teaching social justice in #highschool. Video shares author's work around the Young Writers Diaries of the Holocaust.  

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 30, 2015 2:19 PM

High school social justice grade 11.

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Home

Home | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Google lit trips database.

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10 Tech Hacks to Help a Struggling Reader

10 Tech Hacks to Help a Struggling Reader | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Belinda Luscombe Kids who struggle with reading get an early lesson in one of life’s more sucky realities; the earlier a person falls behind,…
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Excellent tips to help your struggling reader!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 7, 2015 8:48 PM

Reading challenges and how to address them with creative solutions.

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Tips on helping your struggling reader!