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10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun

10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun | Readmorebks | Scoop.it
Just about a year ago, we published a post detailing the 10 best web tools for enhancing the reading experience.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 2, 2014 4:49 PM

This is a great list to share with your ELA teachers (and parents?)!

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, December 4, 2014 5:04 AM

We are always happy to share anything that encourages reading for pleasure.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 5, 2014 10:01 AM

Good support for creating a culture of literacy in the school!

 

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Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts

Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts | Readmorebks | Scoop.it
Online digital technology has empowered users in ways that were unimaginable twenty years ago. Social media sites have given us the ability to reach a global audience, and have increased the averag

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 5, 2014 1:47 AM

This is a really interesting post about what we share on social media. how do we want to be seen and how we can influence people. A good one to show students as it is really well written. 

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

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Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
Mark Engle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Google Apps, I believe are leading the way to student productivity. As teachers, we may see this as another hurdle in learning new technology, but students will grasp the concepts of Drive, Sharing, Collaborating, and etc, much easier than their teachers. I never thought about using the drawing as a whiteboard tool. Will have to give it a shot. Our district currently doesn't support hangouts, but with iPads we can probably use facetime in much the same way as described.
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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills

15 Must Have Google  Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills | Readmorebks | Scoop.it
April , 2014
Google is one of the primary search engines students turn to when doing their research. On the face of it, searching Google seems as simple as typing in a search query and waiting for...

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This is a good way for students to get more out of Google.

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Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, May 13, 2014 3:40 PM

Kids do not know this stuff.

Jo Laretive's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:38 AM

Always keen to up-skill myself and students with online searching.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 15, 2014 9:29 PM

Thanks for sharing, the more we teach on this the better of our students will be in the information-saturated world they live in!

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25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading

25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading | Readmorebks | Scoop.it
There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street art

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Callie Carling's curator insight, August 14, 2013 3:28 PM

I love books - this is incredible!!!

Kathy Moser's curator insight, November 22, 2013 11:01 AM

Really cool and clever and creative!

Sharlene Lien's curator insight, July 23, 2015 7:12 PM

Just because...to cool not to scoop!

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You have a Twitter account... now what? | socia...

You have a Twitter account... now what? | socia... | Readmorebks | Scoop.it
So you have a Twitter account. Great! But what's next? Maybe you've had this account for months or years and you haven't figured out what to do with it. Here are a few quick tips to enhance your experience!

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - EdTechReview

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - EdTechReview | Readmorebks | Scoop.it

Learn How To Make Students Better Online Researchers. 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.


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Infographic: eReading on the Rise

Infographic: eReading on the Rise | Readmorebks | Scoop.it
News and Info for Library Partners

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SCIS's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:39 PM

eBook reading is on the rise accross every age group.' Nearly a quarter of all readers aged 16 and up reported reading an eBook in 2012, up 16 percent from 2011'.

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

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) - Edudemic | Readmorebks | Scoop.it
In the Library with the Lead Pipe: This multi-author blog is written by a team of librarians who touch on issues like education, administration, community members, and much more. Hi Miss Julie! ...

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Thanks for sharing.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 16, 2012 11:57 AM

Great stuff here --Even my blog! (under Tech Focused) What the what!? Congrats Tiff, Matthew, Tamara, Bobbi & lots of our PLN friends! W00t!

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Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools

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Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools

While there are still many active, avid readers, survey data that I have collected with Dr. Kristen Turner from Fordham University from 802 middle and high school students shows that only 7% of them read regularly on a tablet or ereader at school (forthcoming), while the Pew Internet and American Life Project reports that 93% of teens have a computer at home, and 78% have a smartphone. Despite the increasing access to computers and mobile technologies, we found that many of them are not using use these tools for active digital reading. - Troy Hicks


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 30, 2015 9:07 AM

This reaffirms what I've noticed with my high school library students.  Almost 100% of them prefer a printed book vs. an ebook.  The few that read digitally have their own e-readers such as Kindle or tablet. Most who use a tablet either use Overdrive from the public libraries or simply purchase titles via Amazon.  Several have mentioned with Kindle, they use the Audio sync with their purchased books to take advantage of having audio to listen as they read along.

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60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern, Mobile Teachers

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TEST 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern, Mobile Teachers
by TeachThought Staff
In the conversation around teacher quality and performance, crucially missing is the notion of time.
Simply put: Teachers.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 14, 2014 4:08 PM

Some time-savers for teachers. Great suggestions from TeachThought!

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Full-time School Librarians Linked to Higher St...

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"According to new research from Library Research Services, which reviewed standardized test scores from Colorado schools in 2005 and 2011, reading scores statistically increased when schools retained or gained a school librarian.

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills

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April , 2014
Google is one of the primary search engines students turn to when doing their research. On the face of it, searching Google seems as simple as typing in a search query and waiting for...

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Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, May 13, 2014 3:40 PM

Kids do not know this stuff.

Jo Laretive's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:38 AM

Always keen to up-skill myself and students with online searching.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 15, 2014 9:29 PM

Thanks for sharing, the more we teach on this the better of our students will be in the information-saturated world they live in!

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

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TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:41 AM

Visuel !

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

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Surprise!

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Read a sample or download Surprise! by Bianca Johnson with iBooks.
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This free ebook is available to read on iPads.  The author hopes young people will be inspired to read more books,

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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

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Designing eLearning For ipads

Find about emerging need of eLearning on iPads, learn how to get started with it as a first step towards ‘mobile learning’.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 25, 2013 2:21 AM

Let's get started with iPads. Teachers need to learn how to use materials and also how to create them

Fernando Yanes's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:13 AM

Interesante ... como para ir preparando las transformaciones. "La escuela nunca fue ni será el monopolio del conocimiento"

Peter Shanks's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:57 PM

like them or not, the ipad has become an educational tool that content and application developers can't ignore

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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

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