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DreamTrips | Manifest - San Miguel, Mexico

DreamTrips | Manifest - San Miguel, Mexico | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
NEW: Manifest Library Project, an voluntour to build school libraries for kids in city of San Miguel de Allende.
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Video Games as the New 21st-Century Literacy | Connected Learning

Video Games as the New 21st-Century Literacy | Connected Learning | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Video Games as the New 21st-Century Literacy | Connected Learning http://t.co/mmmBuvgOTG via @AddThis
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11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers

11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
September 11, 2014
YouTube is undoubtedly one of the most popular video hosting platforms in history. The stats released by its administration a few months ago are just mind blowing. With more than 1...
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How Long Will CDs Actually Last?

How Long Will CDs Actually Last?
http://gizmodo.com/how-long-will-cds-actually-last-1624104233
“Once upon a time, CDs were a shiny new technology with a promise of lasting (nearly) forever.
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How-to Use Social Media Platforms to Create Meaningful Learning Assignments

How-to Use Social Media Platforms to Create Meaningful Learning Assignments | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
This post describes and provides examples of three social media platforms used as a pedagogical tool to create meaningful learning assignments in face-to-face and online courses. Social media platf...

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Perfect timing, as I'm putting together a social media toolkit. Thanks!

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Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read |

Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read | | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

One of the main goals is to keep kids reading by minimizing device distraction, kind of like ensuring a book is so good it can be read without being distracted by the TV.


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Librarians in the Digital Age: Disruptions, Digital Thinking & Transformation

Librarians in the Digital Age: Disruptions, Digital Thinking & Transformation | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Librarians in the Digital Age: Disruptions, Digital Thinking & Transformation  http://www.slideshare.net/sbclapp/presentation-for-ecsu-staff-retreat-july-2014   Presentation for ECSU Staff Retreat – July 2014 from sbclapp Stephen...
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Sonya Harnett on children, Golden Boys, the Stella Prize — and animals - The Australian

Sonya Harnett on children, Golden Boys, the Stella Prize — and animals - The Australian | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Sonya Harnett on children, Golden Boys, the Stella Prize — and animals The Australian She published her first novel at 15 and in the three decades since has written acclaimed books for readers of all ages but says she'd much rather be a “flip...
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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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Studying in 2014: could online courses become the new norm? - Career FAQs

Studying in 2014: could online courses become the new norm? - Career FAQs | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Studying in 2014: could online courses become the new norm?
Career FAQs
All of this excitement might have you feeling like you're ready to give up the folding lecture chair forever and join the digital fray, but what about quality?
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OCLC Librarian Survey

Working in a library/cultural institution <10 years? We are researching for a new report & want to hear from you! http://t.co/DCi38pmVF8
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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.
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Teachers-PIN-Teachers

Teachers-PIN-Teachers | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Great for Bulletin boards. Critical Thinking.Glitter Digital Literacy Posters.
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8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students

8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
One of the challenges of back to school time is that you’re filled with a classroom (or classrooms) of students you don’t know. The students you just spent the last year with know your style, understand your expectations and classroom rules.
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Man Booker prize shortlist 2014 includes US authors for the first time - The Guardian

Man Booker prize shortlist 2014 includes US authors for the first time - The Guardian | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
The Guardian Man Booker prize shortlist 2014 includes US authors for the first time The Guardian British writers have clinched three spots on the Man Booker prize shortlist after the UK's most prestigious literary award opened its doors to writers...
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Are You A Reflective Teacher?

Are You A Reflective Teacher? | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
TEST Are You A Reflective Teacher? 
by TeachThought Staff
So this #reflectiveteacher blogging challenge for teachers has been quite a revelation. The desire for teachers to reflect, connect, and share their ideas has been–truly–a beautiful thing.
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Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning

Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

Via Bookmarking Librarian, Karen Bonanno, Rebecca Shiels
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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

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How To Write a LinkedIn Recommendation - Forbes

How To Write a LinkedIn Recommendation - Forbes | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
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How To Write a LinkedIn Recommendation
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The whole idea of getting votes for your Skills is ridiculous. People are more ...
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10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students | OEDB.org

10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students | OEDB.org | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
1) Hemingway Editor This is a free Web-based app that lets you paste in your writing to be analyzed and edited for optimal readability.
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The Common Core and Academic Librarians

The Common Core and Academic Librarians | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower By Steven Bell http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/06/opinion/steven-bell/common-core-101-for-academic-librarians-from-the-bell-tower/#_ “The Common Core is said to be the most radical...
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10 Must-Know Tips For New Teachers

10 Must-Know Tips For New Teachers | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
If you’re new to teaching, the end of the summer may bring more than chills from the cooler air. If it is your first time with a classroom of your very own, it can be a little nerve wracking.
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From Harry Potter to Cat in the Hat, readers reign in this parade for Book Week - Herald Sun

From Harry Potter to Cat in the Hat, readers reign in this parade for Book Week - Herald Sun | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
From Harry Potter to Cat in the Hat, readers reign in this parade for Book Week Herald Sun This is the week many schools and public libraries from across Australia celebrate all children's books but especially those by Australian authors and...
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Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers

Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
August 18, 2014
On the occasion of the first back-to-school week, I compiled this list of excellent resources to help teachers make the best of Google Drive in their classrooms. I firmly believe that...
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5 inspirational videos for change - Proud2Know

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Does chewing gum improve our mind and our productivity?

Does chewing gum improve our mind and our productivity? | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Researchers have tried to understand gum-chewing's effects on chewers, but they haven't really come up with any answersFor advocates of chewing gum in school, if there are any, the past decade of research has brought data, and perhaps hope.
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