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School libraries replaced with 'learning commons' - Windsor - CBC News

School libraries replaced with 'learning commons' - Windsor - CBC News | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Spacious, wireless and largely bookless; that's the direction of the modern library at the local Catholic School board.
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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21 century principles
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Super Storytelling with StoryBird - YouTube

Tutorial on using StoryBird.com including ideas for the classroom.
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if you have not discovered Storybird see how easy it is with this short comprehensive tutorial.  Yes for #stories!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 18, 9:09 PM

Quick tutorial on using Storyboard with your younger students!  Your child will love producing their own stories with beautiful artistic selections from a database of artists.  

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Adding Security to the Internet of Everything | Internet of Things | CyberSecurity

Adding Security to the Internet of Everything | Internet of Things | CyberSecurity | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Don’t panic just yet: but in a few years, your fridge could become a target for cybercriminals. As the number of devices in the Internet of Everything grows, so does the likelihood that connecting these devices and networking them together could increase the number and type of attack vectors we will see in the future. And that means we need to think differently about IT security and the levels of protection needed for this new, connected world. Protecting all of IoE interactions is crucial in enabling people and organizations to benefit from these advances.

The IoE builds on the foundation of the Internet of Things, or IoT. By comparison, the IoT refers to the networked connection of physical objects (doesn’t include the “people” and “process” components of IoE). IoT is a single technology transition, while IoE is a superset that includes IoT.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=wearables


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 9, 10:12 AM
Don’t panic just yet: but in a few years, your fridge could become a target for cybercriminals. As the number of devices in the Internet of Everything grows, so does the likelihood that connecting these devices and networking them together could increase the number and type of attack vectors we will see in the future. And that means we need to think differently about IT security and the levels of protection needed for this new, connected world. Protecting all of IoE interactions is crucial in enabling people and organizations to benefit from these advances.

The IoE builds on the foundation of the Internet of Things, or IoT. By comparison, the IoT refers to the networked connection of physical objects (doesn’t include the “people” and “process” components of IoE). IoT is a single technology transition, while IoE is a superset that includes IoT.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=wearables


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/


Spencer Tan's curator insight, February 20, 11:49 AM

Thus with the above news from Cisco one can be sure that with the increase of devices, internet security will be the next big thing and top investment from Small Business to Large Scale Enterprises? One could deny the need of investing in as simple as SSL certificates to DOS prevention  or even large scale hardware and Software firewall.


I deem ICT companies will make a big ding investing in specialization of deploying and implementing in Internet Security.


Also Read up on how to verify that the Website you visit or intend to make purchases is secure. 


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Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Research-based curriculum adapts beautifully to fun, easy-to-use app
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New reading app for younger students!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 4:14 PM

New reading app for classroom teachers and homeschool families!

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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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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking
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Fun way to make stories come alive and teach critical thinking at the same time.

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ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015

ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015 | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Reading passages on Black History Month for all grades!  Thanks ReadWorks.org

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 6:07 PM

Fun reading comprehension activities on Black History month.

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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

HCS Learning Commons | 21 century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Heritage Christian Schools
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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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