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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21st century principles
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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

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Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

Via John Evans
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Need to share Google Drive with your students?  Here is a quick reference!  

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:55 AM

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

Carol

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Summer Reads

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Summer Reads | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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A few of my favourite reads this summer!  Please share yours so I can glean from you?

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Good Advanced Search Options for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Good Advanced Search Options for Students | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 7, 2013 5:29 PM

Useful Video tips on how to use Advanced Google for refined search results.  Thanks Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers.

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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning

Keynote speech by David Lankes, with excellent examples of what school librarians do, and why.


Via Mary Reilley Clark
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Very good lecture on the role of teacher librarians as facilitators of learning.

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@CotCotCotApps's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:30 AM

I can only advise you to watch the video, it's really top-notch food for thought!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:29 AM

Saved for viewing later.

Donna Presz's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:53 AM

Thank you for making this simple. 

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Paper on how learning objects can be use in library instruction.


Via John Shank
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Interesting thoughts on delivering online library instruction! 

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Alligators and Swamps and 21st Century Libraries

Alligators and Swamps and 21st Century Libraries | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Tonight while I was watering my sapling trees I noticed that there were numerous ants crawling around the mound within the moat that I was flooding.

Via Dr. Steve Matthews
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It takes time to build a 21st century library.  Here Dr Steve Matthews gives some pointers on starting small to create strong foundations.

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An Outstanding Internet Safety Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Parents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Outstanding Internet Safety Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Parents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Outstanding Internet Safety Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Parents http://t.co/tvxw4M3zjr
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Great ideas to help create boundaries with Youtube, Netflix, Instagram and other media!  Help your students maintain some safety by getting there first.

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Superhero Science

Superhero Science | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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TED-Ed—the education arm of TED, whose mission is to amplify the voice of great teachers—has added a new six-video educational series called “Superhero Science,” which poses the question: “If superpowers were real…”  Check it out:)  Your students will enjoy!

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Leveraging emerging technologies to create virtual libraries | eSchool News

Though still a relatively new concept, flipped learning is making an impact in classrooms across the country--and now, forward-thinking librarians are examining whether flipped learning and emerging technologies can transform traditional school...
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HCS learning commons has been virtual for 10 years but our physical component in Kelowna helps us enjoy exciting literary adventures too!

 

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:54 PM

The Virtual Learning Commons opens up your library for learning 24/7. It is not a traditional library website but a space to participate, share, create and learn with others.

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Pearson creates searchable catalog of open educational resources

Pearson creates searchable catalog of open educational resources | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The publishing and education giant Pearson has wrangled up nearly 700,000 open educational resources into an easily searchable catalog through its OpenClass Exchange platform.
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OpenClass Exchange via Pearson group has a ton of open educational resources!

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How to Get Students Ready for Learning

How to Get Students Ready for Learning | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Teachers at Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, use proven Responsive Classroom techniques -- such as relationship-building morning meetings and engaging student-led activities -- to get students focused and ready to learn.
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Love this idea of emotiona connection, yoga exercises and empowering our students to get schooling.  This would really benefit students with attention issues. 

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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.
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Big Yes for younger peoples choices in using libraries and technology!  

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


Via Nik Peachey
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Fun applications and software to help your students become confident narrators and reporters!!  For students who struggle with sharing in the written word these resources will be of huge benefit!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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10 Ideas to Get Those Back-to-School Juices Flowing

10 Ideas to Get Those Back-to-School Juices Flowing | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Educators are getting prepared to welcome students back to school this month. Many have spent the summer reading up on new teaching strategies or getting inspired by colleagues across the country.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Time to get our school prep happening!  Some tips to help you do that from Mindshift.  

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 16, 2013 11:26 AM

Very useful! Thanks Pippa :)

Donna Presz's curator insight, August 19, 2013 8:57 AM

Good links

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How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps

How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Audiobooks have been used in classrooms for decades because listening builds critical listening, comprehension and fluency skills.  Oral language precedes written language (i.e. developmentally), making listening an important component of language acquisition.  In fact, there are reading methods such as The Daily 5 which include listening as a component of reading instruction..."

 

http://teacherswithapps.com/audiobooks-raise-reading-scores/


Via John Evans, Dr. Laura Sheneman
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

I agree using Overdrive as a listening experience will increase your student's vocabulary ten fold.

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John Evans's comment, August 8, 2013 10:12 AM
For some unknown reason the link to the article did not transfer over so here it is: http://teacherswithapps.com/audiobooks-raise-reading-scores/
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10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library - OEDB.org

10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library - OEDB.org | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Instagram is a very popular mobile photo sharing app that’s currently being used by over 80 million users.
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I love this idea!  Now I need to figure out how to use Instagram!  I need my teens to show me;)

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Creative Commons Infographic | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Creative Commons Infographic | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Jerry Johnson, AdinaSullivan, Mary Reilley Clark
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This is a useful visual tool to show your students the importance of copyright.

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Mindi Vandagriff's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:56 AM

We must teach our students Creative Commons early!

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:28 PM

great tool for teaching Creative Commons #tlchat

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:58 PM

This is a useful tool about the creative commons.

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Effective Speech

Effective Speech | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
For officially enrolled students:      You can access all instructor's presentation materials, the guide to all speaking activities and assignments, and our calendar  by logging on to Angel...

Via Gust MEES
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Some great tips, and learning resources for speech makers!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:29 AM

 

Check it out!!!

 

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:29 AM

This even has a link to a free public speaking eTextbook.

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100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) - Edudemic

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) - Edudemic | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Whether you're a librarian or just looking to learn, these are some of the best blogs on the planet when it comes to education. From 1 to 100, each blog has a different take on what you should know about today's libraries and learning.

Via Petra Pollum
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Check out some blogs to follow!  Thanks Petra!

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How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online

How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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I have used Storify and love the elements of digital literacy shared! 

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John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 9:09 AM
How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online
Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:36 AM
Actual e excelente artigo sobre Curadoria na Educação

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Pics4Learning | Free photos for education

Pics4Learning | Free photos for education | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.
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Yay copyright free images!

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Lord of the Flies, William Golding, Literature, Nobelprize.org, Nobel, Nobel Prize, game, edutainment, educational, school, flash

Via Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Study aid to help those reading Lord of the Flies!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:31 PM

Read the book? Now test yourself with this great game.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, July 9, 2013 3:34 PM
My son is doing this as his grade 11 independent novel study. Thanks Elizabeth:)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, July 10, 2013 2:55 AM
Glad it was useful Pippa! Let me know how he finds using it.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Maker Camp Starts Tomorrow - A Virtual Camp for Making Things

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Fun activities for your students to make over the summer!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:46 AM

Check out this virtual camp http://makezine.com/maker-camp/

posted by freetech4teachers starting July 8th!. 

 

"Build at Home Follow along as we post fun DIY projects for campers to build on their own or with friends.Hangout with Us Join our daily Google+ Hangouts, where we’ll share tips and tricks on the projects, and go on virtual Field Trips to amazing places.Share Projects See what other campers are building, and share your own project photos and videos in the Maker Camp Community on Google+."

 

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Listen to news, websites and documents with SoundGecko :: SoundGecko

Listen to news, websites and documents with SoundGecko :: SoundGecko | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Listen to any article and RSS feeds, on the go
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This looks like a neat gadget to have on your mobile device!

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Becoming and Being: Reflections on Teacher-Librarianship

This collection of writings, written by graduate students in the Teacher- Librarianship by Distance Learning program at the University of Alberta, demonstrates the critical role of the teacher-librarian in schools.
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Interesting read for new or experienced teacher librarians written by Canadian librarians!

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Boutsaba Janetvilay's curator insight, June 26, 2013 3:17 PM

Teacher librarianship