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365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten

365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten | School Libraries | Scoop.it
If you want to become a better writer, the best thing you can do is practice writing every single day. But we know sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write about! So we put together this list of 365 creative writing prompts to give you something to write about daily. Whether you write short stories, poems, or like to keep a journal – these will stretch your imagination and give you some ideas on what to write about!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 29, 12:10 PM

Prompts are useful. I'm more comfortable using writing prompts if I know my students can generate a prompt of their own.  One way to promote this skills is to always offer students the option to come up with their own prompt.

Victor Ventura's curator insight, October 2, 9:50 AM
Enough for two years with opportunity to create variations that match well with your grade level.
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What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning? | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 12, 2:54 PM
We have all heard that Inquiry-Based Learning is a way to ignite curiosity, improve engagement, and generating excitement about learning. But...how do we do it? Is it as simple as asking the right questions or is there more to it? This article gives you some concrete steps to creating an Inquiry Based classroom - and, let's face it, the library is the ORIGINAL Inquiry-Based classroom, right? How do YOU model curiosity? What driving questions can YOU come up with?
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The Future of Education: We Need People Who Can 'Make' Things

The Future of Education: We Need People Who Can 'Make' Things | School Libraries | Scoop.it
HundrED is a global, non-profit project aiming to bring together a vision of education for the next 100 years, collecting 100 innovations fro

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Part 1: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Connecting Project Based Learning (PBL)

Part 1: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Connecting Project Based Learning (PBL) | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success.  Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a…

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 13, 10:08 AM
This is part 1 of a planned series on STEM, STEAM, and Makers. There is a promised "over 100 resources" that will be explained and revealed over the course of this series. Media Specialists will find it well worth the time to read this series and be prepared to support these efforts. There is an intimate connection that can be made between PBL and Inquiry Based Learning that media specialists' can lead. There is an option to subscribe to the posts through RSS and it would be a good idea to sign up. What new ideas will YOU get from this series?
Susannah Wood's curator insight, July 13, 2:49 PM
Not specific to gifted education, but I am a big fan and practitioner of PBLs - 2nd year school counseling students you will see this in the spring of 2017!
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Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…

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This article gives me hope that someday the Internet will be a real resource for specific information without the mountains of unnecessary information that doesn't really apply to my searches.
EuroSys Education's curator insight, July 20, 1:35 AM
Weet jij het?
Edinson Uriarte's curator insight, November 14, 8:25 AM

Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0.

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Instructional Coaches | LEARNing To LEARN | Professional Development

Instructional Coaches | LEARNing To LEARN | Professional Development | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Instructional Coaches:

 

1. Provide job-embedded professional development.
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2. Model and demonstrate highly-effective, best practices.
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3. Offer non-evaluative, objective feedback on a regular basis.
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4. Create an environment where student needs drive professional development.
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5. Offer guidance and feedback at the exact time teachers need it most - in the classroom.
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6. Inspire teachers to try new learning strategies and/or tools.
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7. Facilitate the transition from teacher-centered to learner-driven classrooms.
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8. Are site-based teacher-leaders who support both students and their teachers.
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9. Collaborate with teachers in order to engage students in innovative ways.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 23, 2015 8:46 PM

Instructional Coaches:


1. Provide job-embedded professional development.
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2. Model and demonstrate highly-effective, best practices.
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3. Offer non-evaluative, objective feedback on a regular basis.
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4. Create an environment where student needs drive professional development.
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5. Offer guidance and feedback at the exact time teachers need it most - in the classroom.
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6. Inspire teachers to try new learning strategies and/or tools.
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7. Facilitate the transition from teacher-centered to learner-driven classrooms.
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8. Are site-based teacher-leaders who support both students and their teachers.
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9. Collaborate with teachers in order to engage students in innovative ways.
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Marinela Daniela's curator insight, December 25, 2015 1:26 PM

#sceuned15

Beatriz Calzada Sanchez's curator insight, December 25, 2015 2:09 PM

#sceuned15.

 

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Jackie GERSTEIN: I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 19, 2015 8:02 AM

Diseñando creativamente...Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To L... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 20, 2015 3:45 PM

I like the comment that suggest also adding "Do they care?"

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 24, 2015 4:57 PM

more questions uoon which to reflect when designing lessons

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How to Get a Grant for K12 School Technology - K-12 Tech Decisions

How to Get a Grant for K12 School Technology - K-12 Tech Decisions | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“ There are many funding resources for schools looking to bring technology into the classroom. You just need to find the right one. Companies like AMX offer grants.”
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Good Teaching (Not iPads) is the Focus of Burlington’s 1:1 Initiative - K-12 Tech Decisions

Good Teaching (Not iPads) is the Focus of Burlington’s 1:1 Initiative - K-12 Tech Decisions | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“ Burlington Public Schools are rolling out a 1:1 iPad initiative that will soon span grades K-12. The director of Technology Integration talks to K-12 TechDecisions about preparing for 1:1, professional development and managing mobile devices.”
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Why K-12 Schools Should Consider the Chromebook - K-12 Tech Decisions

Why K-12 Schools Should Consider the Chromebook - K-12 Tech Decisions | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“The Chromebook is quickly gaining popularity in the education sector. While it’s not replacing the iPad as the personal learning device of choice, it has become a real contender for mobile learning in K-12 classrooms.”
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Designing a School Makerspace

Designing a School Makerspace | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Jennifer Cooper, designer, maker and gardening teacher, presents a practical approach to defining and designing the right makerspace for your school.
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8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom

8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom | School Libraries | Scoop.it
What Is Problem-Based Learning?
by TeachThought Staff
What is problem-based learning? One definition, if we want to start simple, is learning that is based around a problem.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 11, 2015 2:51 PM

I absolutely LOVE this article and accompanying infographic. This is a great conversation starter with teachers in your building who might want to play but didn't know where to start. Think of what a classroom teacher and media specialist could do with this!

Natarsha Miller's curator insight, March 17, 2015 11:14 PM

This is a solid article and breaks down "what problem based learning is"

Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, August 4, 2015 11:32 AM

I absolutely LOVE this article and accompanying infographic. This is a great conversation starter with teachers in your building who might want to play but didn't know where to start. Think of what a classroom teacher and media specialist could do with this!

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Blogs-Tips and Tricks

Blogs-Tips and Tricks | School Libraries | Scoop.it
. . YOU created your blog, WHAT to take care about now!? . SO, you created a blog; hopefully you did read my advice on my previous blog posts. Let us have a look back on those blog posts and finding out WHAT WE can do BETTER to have success in the internet blogging community:…

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RESENTICE's curator insight, September 29, 5:08 AM

Des astuces pour utiliser les BLOGS dans la pédagogie

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 29, 7:10 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education and blogs, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change

A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teachers need to receive training on models of change. Teachers should be trained in identifying their own professional development needs based on their classroom performance, areas that they aren’t performing up to par based on their own personal self-assessments as well as feedback from students, colleagues, and supervisors followed by intentional processes to help make positive changes in their work environments.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 13, 4:06 AM
Um possível modelo de desenvolvimento pessoal dos docentes.
GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 12:00 PM

Interesting!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, August 13, 10:21 PM

Readiness to ICT driven learning tools and services is very important, I must add.

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Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Use design thinking (brainstorming, prototyping, testing, building, and reflecting) to co-create your classroom environment with the students who will be learning in it.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 29, 12:07 PM
As is often the case, this article is written by a classroom teacher about her classroom experience but there are some powerful things being said that correlates to librarians and libraries. What if you changed up your orientation and had students help you organize/design the space? What would that look like in a library? How would students accessorize your shelves or the walls or other displays? Design-thinking strategies can be an excellent way to give students a voice in their learning space, help them with teamwork, and get them to think about how they learn. How can YOU use design-thinking in your library?
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37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom | School Libraries | Scoop.it
37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom (Great ideas.

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Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go!

Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! You’ve seen the Facebook posts. You’ve seen the headlines, you’ve heard about it in conversation, and you may have seen groups of teens an
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You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard anything about the Pokemon Go! phenomenon. You can be sure that when kids head back to school it will be a hot topic, too! So what's the buzz all about? What is this thing, anyway? Thanks to @galaxybookjockey you'll be "in the know" in no time. Now, if you'll excuse me I'm looking for Squirtle...
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You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard anything about the Pokemon Go! phenomenon. You can be sure that when kids head back to school it will be a hot topic, too! So what's the buzz all about? What is this thing, anyway? Thanks to @galaxybookjockey you'll be "in the know" in no time. Now, if you'll excuse me I'm looking for Squirtle...
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These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best decisions you can make. If you are not sure, these 10 things which happen afterward will surely convince you.

 

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:35 PM

Interesting insights? What do you think?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2015 8:45 AM

For both students and teachers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 3:41 PM

If it feels uncomfortable - you're on the right track!

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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | School Libraries | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that

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jbcassidy's curator insight, July 23, 2015 8:48 AM

Gotta get going on some of these digital tools! Amazing possibilities!

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:03 PM

#EdTech #TechEd #STEM #DigitalLearning

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Why Social Media Belongs in the Classroom - K-12 Tech Decisions

Why Social Media Belongs in the Classroom - K-12 Tech Decisions | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“ As social media becomes an even bigger part of our lives, it's important students are taught appropriate use at a young age. Here are a few reasons why I think social media belongs in the K-12 classroom.”
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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:36 AM

Simply put, this is meeting our students where they are. 

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Download: K-12 TD Guide to Over 20 Technology Grants for K-12 and How to Get Them - Guides & Reports from K-12 Tech Decisions

Download: K-12 TD Guide to Over 20 Technology Grants for K-12 and How to Get Them - Guides & Reports from K-12 Tech Decisions | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“ Download this free K-12 TechDecisions Guide to Over 20 Technology Grants for K-12 and How to Get Them. Some deadlines are coming up soon!”
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Photos: 25 Best Education Apps for K-12 Classrooms: iOS and Android - K-12 Tech Decisions

Photos: 25 Best Education Apps for K-12 Classrooms: iOS and Android - K-12 Tech Decisions | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“ As mobile learning becomes increasingly popular, the role of IT director is changing. IT pros need to be familiar with tablets like the iPad, the Google Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy.”
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28 Google Tools You Didn’t Know Existed - K-12 Tech Decisions

28 Google Tools You Didn’t Know Existed - K-12 Tech Decisions | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“These tools will help you manage your classroom and enhance your lessons. Students can learn to code, browse virtual art galleries, explore the human body, hear world languages and more.”
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EDUCATIONAL MAKERSPACES | Teacher Librarian

The Philosophy of Educational Makerspaces Part 1 of Making an Educational Makerspace R. Steven Kurti, Debby L. Kurti, Laura Fleming   Editor’s
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