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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21 century principles
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How Teachers Mix Online Math with Classroom Instruction

How Teachers Mix Online Math with Classroom Instruction | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

As schools start experimenting with educational software — or blended learning — teachers are trying to find ways of using tech to enhance learning in different subjects. When it comes to math, specifically, the tactics vary widely — from using software for remediation, to practicing drills and exercises to move students ahead at their own pace, to completely re-conceptualizing the traditional classroom model.  This Mindshift article looks at the pro's and cons of using online math tools in the blended classroom.

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Costly hi-tech kit lies unused in schools, says study - BBC News

Costly hi-tech kit lies unused in schools, says study - BBC News | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
BBC NewsCostly hi-tech kit lies unused in schools, says studyBBC NewsCostly digital technology that has the power to transform education often sits in boxes because teachers do not know how best to use it, a study claims.
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National Gallery of Art | NGAkids home page

National Gallery of Art | NGAkids home page | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

NGAkids helps children develop interpretive and analytical skills through interactive discussions of paintings and sculpture in the National Gallery of Art, educational explorations, online interactive activities, and interactive art projects. Explore stories in art, take a post card tour of one of the galleries, get directions for art activities and projects, and more. Middle school and up.

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HBC Our Story is Canada's Story

HBC Our Story is Canada's Story | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Visit the www.hbcheritage.ca for more information on discovering the history of Canada, from the evolution of the HBC to it's role in Canada's development.  This site is perfect for students of all ages studying Canadian socials.

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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Thinkstock.  Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research?

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Rutgers Beginner's Guide to Research - Animated guide to information skills

Rutgers Beginner's Guide to Research - Animated guide to information skills | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Rutgers Guide to research- an animated guide to information skills .


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Lessons From Sandy; Tech Tools for the Next Big Storm

Lessons From Sandy; Tech Tools for the Next Big Storm | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Superstorm Sandy took a toll on millions of people. Here are some of the many lessons we can learn from it.
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Tech: 6 Digital Tools to Track Hurri… - Adweek

Tech: 6 Digital Tools to Track Hurri… - Adweek | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Tech: 6 Digital Tools to Track Hurri…AdweekWhile you wait—and while you still have power—we've collected some of the most interesting digital tools you can use at home to track the storm's progress and capture this weather event as it happens.
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America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong : NPR

Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year.
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Loertscher Bootcamp 2012 - BCTLALearningCommons

Loertscher Bootcamp 2012 - BCTLALearningCommons | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Moving the learning commons to the virtual core of the school with David Loerstcher.  2012 BCTLA conference.

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Online ebook converter

Online ebook converter | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Convert your text files to common ebook formats with this free online ebook converter. Over 15 input formats offer a high quality conversion.
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CristinaSkyBox: Financial Literacy is a Learning Opportunity

CristinaSkyBox: Financial Literacy is a Learning Opportunity | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Digital Delights for Learners - CristinaSkyBox: Financial Literacy is a Learning Opportunity http://t.co/0OzX3cz1...
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Teachers Corner

Teachers Corner | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Do you need to supplement your social studies resources on Canada?  From the Government of Canada you can find tons of ideas in their teachers corner! 

 

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Model of a Personal Philosophy for Teaching Special Ed

Model of a Personal Philosophy for Teaching Special Ed | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Writing a statement of personal philosophy for the special ed teacher encompasses more than academics. It is imperative to focus on one's own core beliefs and expectations and how those affect students.
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Can the Digital Generation Do Anything Right?

Can the Digital Generation Do Anything Right? | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Jason Tomassini is a staff writer for Education Week, covering the education industry, entrepreneurship, and innovative approaches to learning. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, and other news organizations.


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Welcome to deafplanet.com

An expansive resource for Deaf and hearing children to learn together online, in English, French, American Sign Language, and Langue des Signes Québécoise.

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The Daring Librarian

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The Daring Librarian Gwyneth shares with others some of her tips for the care and feeding of the reluctant tech user!  Way to go Gwyneth for getting technology happening in your learning commons!  I love the tip for letting the kids lead!  That is what I am doing with my teen geek squad.

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The League of Extraordinary Librarians: SLJ’s latest tech survey shows that media specialists are leading the way - The Digital Shift

The League of Extraordinary Librarians: SLJ’s latest tech survey shows that media specialists are leading the way - The Digital Shift | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Meet the latest tech superheroes: school librarians. According to School Library Journal’s 2012 School Technology Survey, media specialists are leading the charge to bring new media, mobile devices, social apps, and web-based technologies into our nation’s classrooms. SLJ.


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Library as Platform

Library as Platform | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Facebook is in many ways an anti-model for libraries, but from this one action libraries can learn much. On May 24, 2007, Facebook became a platform: a set of resources — services, data, tools — that enable independent developers to create applications. Interesting possibilities open up if we think of libraries as platforms…open platforms.

A library platform would be about developing knowledge and community, not primarily for developing software. Still, like an open software platform, it would:

Be open to all Give access to every scrap of information it has, including its digital content, but also metadata about that content, its usage, and the social interactions around it Enable new products and services to be built by anyone with an idea Integrate everything the library knows into the entire Net ecosystem Library Journal article.
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Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities

Our buildings matter. Our services matter. But they don’t matter on their own, and we do not determine their value – that is a job for the community.  David Lanke shares his thoughts on the future of the librarian and library, or learning commons.

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Free PowerPoint Templates, Backgrounds & Presentations

Free PowerPoint Templates, Backgrounds & Presentations | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
More than 250+ Free PowerPoint templates and backgrounds are available for immediately download.

 

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UJAM – Make your music.

UJAM – Make your music. | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

With UJAM, you can create music for all the things in your life, for free!  Watch this Youtube review on UJam to learn how to use!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=redHMH7sPw4

 

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From Blog to Book. Make a book from your blog. Automatically. | Blurb

From Blog to Book. Make a book from your blog. Automatically. | Blurb | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Go from blog to book. Free software to help you print your blog and make a blog book from Wordpress, Blogger & more. Turn a blog into a book at Blurb.
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Video Games That Bring Civics Class to Life

Video Games That Bring Civics Class to Life | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

By Andrew Miller. The online educational video game site iCivics, created in 2009 by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that features civics curriculum, has partnered with EverFi, an ed-tech company focused on K-12 and higher ed. And through the partnership comes a new initiative Commons – Digital Town Square, offered free to all K-12 schools.

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ACSI Oct 5th – GoogleDocs 101…

ACSI Oct 5th – GoogleDocs 101… | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Paul Kelly adminstrator of HCS shares why he uses Google docs in his school.

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