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Making In Schools Series - Teaching Channel #makered

Making In Schools Series - Teaching Channel #makered | School libraries | Scoop.it
Check out this great series on Making in Schools from The Teaching Channel"

Part 1 - What Is Making? http://bit.ly/1TieCYt

Part 2 - Developing Student Agency Through Design http://bit.ly/1RyaW08

Part 3 - Start Teaching Through an Inquiry Stance http://bit.ly/1qi45B7

Part 4 - Lodestar: A School Built Around Agency http://bit.ly/1V4kZOQ

Part 5 - Three Ways To Connect With The Making Community http://bit.ly/1ROyiUB

Part 6 Coming soon!

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Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators - graphite

Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators - graphite | School libraries | Scoop.it
Making something from scratch is a great skill to have. It requires confidence and imagination. For students who are into making new creations, these terrific apps and other digital products can help them develop their creative chops.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 8, 2015 2:54 PM

#APP #Apps #CODE #MAKE #Education #Games

Daniel Lobo Ríos's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:01 AM

I'm going to check these Apps, I think it are interesting to work the mind. Thank you!

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7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change | School libraries | Scoop.it

A study of 2,852 direct reports of 559 leaders found that some behaviors were more helpful in changing others.


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Tania Padierna's curator insight, September 21, 2015 5:29 PM

Las palabras convencen a otros, pero el ejemplo arrastra...

Boost Your Sales's curator insight, October 11, 2015 6:53 AM

...and always practice it!

Davell Logan's curator insight, October 27, 2015 4:52 PM

Excellent 6 facts.

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5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News | eSchool News | School libraries | Scoop.it
I believe that every child has the right to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do. The maker movement has created opportunities for all educators to give students authentic learning opportunities that go beyond the typical classroom experiences and to rethink traditional learning environments to include those that nurture the kinds of creativity and innovation that will benefit our students both in school and beyond. We know children learn by exploring and playing and doing and making and that these kinds of things lead to deeper engagement. The maker movement embodies opportunities for experimentation and innovation to occur across all grade levels and all content areas.

Physical makerspaces have allowed us the opportunity to pull some of this excitement of the maker movement into our schools. Makerspaces can help set the stage for meaningful student learning, as well as help cultivate a culture of innovation within a school. My makerspace inspires innovation, passion, and personal motivation and interests, and has encouraged students to pursue STEM subjects and careers.

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john dimitriou's curator insight, April 20, 2015 6:20 AM

Authentic learning - Makerspaces are important for students to build, assemble, create and test.

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Making Room for Making - Edutopia

Making Room for Making - Edutopia | School libraries | Scoop.it
As a teacher, the library has always been an important, almost sacred place for me to go with my students. It was an opportunity to use the computer lab once in a while and look for books to help support research. Over the past few months, the library has taken on a new and different role for all students and teachers.

Our library has become a place where I hang out during my prep period and brainstorm with my amazing teacher librarian, Courtney McGuire. We have been looking at our space and trying to think of ways to bring more students in during their study period. We have students who are interested in many different topics but don't have the access to the resources for fully exploring them. As Courtney and I looked over the underutilized resource section, we thought about turning the area into a makerspace.

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21 Educational Apps Approved By Teachers

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Tired of reading the same old list of recommended apps? We’ve curated twenty-one fresh ones for you here, and you won’t find Dropbox or Evernote among the ranks. The best part is, they’re all approved and used by actual teachers.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 25, 2015 10:50 PM

I've used some of the apps, but many are apps I've been wanting to try out...si ce I've heard such great things about them.

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7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School libraries | Scoop.it

"Today while I was reading a short article on the importance of videos in education, it dawned on me to compile a list of some of the best video creation tools to share with you here. I do have a separate section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning where I have been featuring a plethora of video tools . But today's collection is somehow different not only because it contains the cream of the crop but also because these tools are all web based.

All of the web tools below do not require any software installation and you can work on them right from your browser. I am pretty sure you will find them very useful particularly  when working on video projects with your students. Please have a look and share with us if we have missed any important title. Enjoy!"


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Pratima Patil's comment, September 25, 2013 3:00 AM
Cool stuff. I loved creating my own videos.
Character Minutes's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:22 AM

Students could create use one of these to make their own "character" commercial or the teacher could use it to introduce the "monthly" character trait.

Jorge Leal's comment, September 25, 2013 12:23 PM
Pow toon is a good option, but I had problem when I tried to export the video.
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10 Characteristics of Great School Cultures

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | School libraries | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

maralma's curator insight, October 15, 7:39 AM
INTERESTING!

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5 Powerful Ways to Open a Presentation

5 Powerful Ways to Open a Presentation | School libraries | Scoop.it
We've all been there before: staring at the glow of your blank computer screen with no idea on how to open or start your talk. For starters, you should never be staring at PowerPoint with no clear ...

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CO School Libraries Infographic

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Check out this excellent Infographic from CDE and the Colorado State Library! Share, print or post! Spread the word!


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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | School libraries | Scoop.it

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CASL's curator insight, March 8, 2013 10:58 AM

"This study adds to the evidence that all K–12 students need and deserve quality school library programs with full-time certified staff. Students are more likely to succeed when they have library programs that are well staffed, well funded, technologically well equipped, well stocked, and more accessible. And, the neediest learners may benefit the most from trained librarians and quality library programs."

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iPad apps for young coders

iPad apps for young coders | School libraries | Scoop.it
Teaching your children to code should be high on the priority list for parents. To make this task easier, there are a growing number of tools that use

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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne | School libraries | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of video, audio, and collage creation tools, with WeVideo, Audacity, and PicMonkey topping some of my lists. However, it can be a challenge for students to locate copyright-friendly media when using these tools for presentations or idea sharing. It’s always best for students to create materials or use ones that are in the public domain. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for the latter.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 20, 2015 11:01 PM

I would add http://photosforclass.com as a great tool to find CC licensed images from Flickr. The benefit is the CC license it adds to the bottom of the image for proper attribution. 

Nezha EL MASSOUDI's curator insight, August 21, 2015 7:30 AM

Free images, audio and video ressources. A Must-Have

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 29, 2015 10:55 AM

This is huge. If we don't direct students (and teachers) to public domain sites - they just google it.

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | School libraries | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:06 PM

This is an interesting look at PBL. I certainly agree with the idea of a 'Maker' being the learner in the classroom. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 12, 2015 8:57 PM

#STEM #PBL #Project Based #Learning

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School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz - Edutopia

School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz - Edutopia | School libraries | Scoop.it
If you build it, will they come? Just because you create a makerspace (PDF) in your school doesn't guarantee that your community will embrace it. Students who have had all personal choice removed by traditional educational models can be passive and feel overwhelmed when faced with real-world problems or design challenges. Academic passivity is common in schools where students swallow content and regurgitate it on multiple-choice tests. Students simply want to know how to get the "A." This type of learning does not stick.

Teachers may find the role of facilitator (or "guide on the side") uncomfortable if they are used to being the "sage on the stage." New technology in these spaces may be intimidating. Teachers need encouragement and professional development to change their mindsets and become facilitators of learning.

How do you change your culture and ensure that your shiny new makerspace will empower students to acquire 21st-century skills? How do you change the culture of student apathy to encourage a mindset of doing? Follow these steps and design tips to build a culture of making and active learning.

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20 Amazing Sites to Get Best Free Stock Photos

20 Amazing Sites to Get Best Free Stock Photos | School libraries | Scoop.it
Finding the right photo to use for your website or blog can be challenging considering that almost every image is now copyright protected. Copyright grants the original owner exclusive legal rights to use and distribute their creative work.

The good news is that, there’s a growing number of websites that share visually-appealing stock photos that are not only beautiful, but most of them are free to use.

Today’s post will focus on the 20 websites that offer the best free stock photos you can find to add to your websites, blogs and social media posts. If you have other suggestions that included in the list, you may add them in the comment section below.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 30, 2015 3:40 PM

Thanks to Vodien for the post suggestion

ASU ESL Innovation Lab's curator insight, May 31, 2015 9:44 PM

These sites have free graphics, but check the copyright to see if they are creative commons.

 

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Maker movement drives the future - TechSpot

Maker movement drives the future - TechSpot | School libraries | Scoop.it
Walking the packed grounds of the San Mateo County Fairgrounds this past weekend with my son to attend the 10th anniversary edition of the Bay Area Maker Faire, I couldn’t help thinking I was seeing a vision of the future.

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10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad | School libraries | Scoop.it

"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."


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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 26, 2014 12:32 AM

saving this safely. iPads in school this year!

KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 2014 9:04 AM

Very useful information!

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 31, 2014 9:09 AM

I learned something new (not telling you what!) so it must be worth reading.

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10 Golden Rules To Take Your Library’s Twitter Account to the Next Level

10 Golden Rules To Take Your Library’s Twitter Account to the Next Level | School libraries | Scoop.it

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nilocram's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:21 AM

10 regole per migliorare l'uso di Twitter in biblioteca

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Hope every school library has a Twitter account. The advice in this article is golden for everyone.

Natalie Sing's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:24 PM

Great advice for our Learning Commons!

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New chapter: The Impact of School Libraries on Academic ...

New chapter: The Impact of School Libraries on Academic ... | School libraries | Scoop.it
We are honored to have co-authored a chapter with our founder, Keith Curry Lance, “The Impact of School Libraries on Academic Achievement,” in the new book School Libraries Matter. In addition to reviewing the school ...

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Robin Jordan's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:44 AM

Now just need to get a copy...

Linda Mercer's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:44 AM

Awesome!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:43 PM

advocacy information

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Teaching the Ten Steps to Better Web Research

We offer an outstanding Web search tutorial called "Ten Steps to Better Web Research" at www.SweetSearch.com/TenSteps This presentation provides background, r...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 11, 2013 3:45 AM

Students  need guidance when researching and how to locate information online. 

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10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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School Library Impact Studies

School Library Impact Studies | School libraries | Scoop.it

Need data? Library Research Services (LRS) has a wealth of reports, presentations and fast facts about the impact of school libraries on student achievement.


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Full-Time School Librarians Linked to Higher Student Reading Scores

Full-Time School Librarians Linked to Higher Student Reading Scores | School libraries | Scoop.it

Want to see students get higher reading scores? Then make sure their schools have a media specialist.


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