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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21 century principles
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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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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

Topics: education, google, guest, How To, search, students, technology

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I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called “Why Kids Can’t Search“.  I’m always interested in this particular topic, because it’s something I struggle with in my middle and high school classes constantly, and I know I’m not alone in my frustrations.

Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again.

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I Want YOU! Free, Virtual, & Global | The Daring Librarian

I Want YOU! Free, Virtual, & Global | The Daring Librarian | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"The virtual Library 2.012 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Held worldwide over the course of two days, with 150 sessions and 10 keynotes, subject strands include physical and virtual learning spaces, evolving professional roles in today's world, organizing and creating information, changing delivery methods, user-centered access, and mobile and geo-social information environments. Attendance is free; sign up at Library 2012 to attend or to be kept informed." -- from the #Lib20102 site!

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How Big is the Internet?

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We help you visualize the size of the Internet by showing you how much space it would cover if each web page were a standard sized piece of paper. (How big is the Internet?)

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For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Whether it's Wikipedia, Michael Lewis, or Aristotle, reading brings a host of benefits to the workplace.  Harvard Blogs.

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Why Kids (and Parents) Will Love Kinect Sesame Street TV

Why Kids (and Parents) Will Love Kinect Sesame Street TV | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Andrea Smith: "Sesame Workshop has teamed up with Microsoft to create Kinect Sesame Street TV — one of the most innovative children’s video games we’ve seen in a while" ...


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The Brave New Librarian

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We need school librarians more now than ever before. And we need them to act bravely and boldly.

Why? Take a look at this article from 2010. "Why we need libraries and librarians."

With the advent of new information technologies, the challenge of making meaning and finding truth has become daunting. While we have ready access to more information, the casual reader is often overwhelmed by the mountains of data and is ironically made more dependent on artificial intelligence to guide searches.

Without well honed search strategies and a very strong grounding in information literacies, students all too often fall prey to a cut-and-paste pattern that reduces the quality and originality of thought.

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CraigMarlatt.com

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CanadaInfo is more than 500 pages of information about Canada - its government, history, facts, people, security, geography, provinces, symbols, and more. Browse through statistics, maps, and photographs and then choose from dozens of fact sheets to download to your computer.

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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition.While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection.

It can help to start out by asking yourself some important questions, such as “What can the iPad do that is not possible without it? Put another way, what problems does the iPad solve?” TeachThought.

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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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Presente3D - Convert your PowerPoint lessons to 3D

Presente3D - Convert your PowerPoint lessons to 3D | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Presente3D is an affordable add-on for PowerPoint, accessible right within the Microsoft PowerPoint ribbon bar.

It works seamlessly with all available clip art libraries and doesn't require expensive graphics cards or computing power.

Read the review http://3dnewsandreviews.com/presentation-stunning-3d-presentation-software-now-available-beta-testing-over/


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Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation

Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Microsoft is taking an unusual approach to tackling a shortage of computer science graduates — one of the most serious issues facing the technology industry, and a broader challenge for the nation’s economy.  New York Times.

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Your Brain on E-Books and Smartphone Apps

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Modern technology can do strange things to your brain. Just ask the man who tried to turn a magazine page with a finger swipe. (Your Brain on E-Books and Smartphone Apps - Modern technology can do strange things to your brain.
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Four communication rules for parents - Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

Four communication rules for parents - Philadelphia Inquirer (blog) | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)Four communication rules for parentsPhiladelphia Inquirer (blog)Establishing effective communication usually takes an exercise in which parents and children are taught to listen.
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Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.
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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: SpongeLab- Techie Site of the Week!

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: SpongeLab- Techie Site of the Week! | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Learn more about an interactive platform for science, Spongelab,  that will encourage collaboration and awesome sharing of resources as well as analytics!  Pippa Davies blog.

 

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School Transformation Through Arts Integration at Bates Middle School in Maryland

What do Mars and modern dance have to do with each other? How do you connect fractions with Andy Warhol? At Wiley H. Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, the answer is arts integration. Every teacher there is committed to weaving the arts and standard curricula together to create a richer and more lasting learning experience for their students. Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland has integrated the arts into every corner of their curriculum -- and they are seeing real academic benefits.  Edutopia.

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