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Technology in the classroom: Widening a digital divide or...

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In the weeks before the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Atlanta concluding Tuesday, I received more than 20 emails from publicists suggesting interviews with makers of educational technology products/programs/software here to tout their wares.
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"But low–frills technology in schools can lead to unintended consequences. Recent researchshows that though “technology has often been hailed as the great equalizer of educational opportunity, a growing body of evidence indicates that in many cases, tech is actually having the opposite effect.”

Children of different socioeconomic backgrounds use technology differently, with varying amounts of academic impact.  Their different experiences have the potential to widen existing opportunity gaps in American society."

 

Very important findings concerning equal opportunities to learning and studying. And this division of use has just happened? Is there a way to change the direction?

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible."

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading
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Great tips for enhancing the reading culture in schools!!

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

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If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution?"

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Flipping The Library Classroom for Information Literacy - Connect Learning Today

Flipping The Library Classroom for Information Literacy - Connect Learning Today | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Like many Teaching Librarians across the country, the librarian position in my school had been reduced to part-time before I came to the school.
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Great job!! this really woke some ideas and especially happy that these methods are used in information literacy issues!

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

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  via Mindshift If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institu...
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"If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution?

“Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years."

Very interesting reading, highly recommended!

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New classroom mantra: Don't be bored. Make something

New classroom mantra: Don't be bored. Make something | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Aundrey Page is a teacher at North Clayton High School and a Teach For America–Metro Atlanta alumnus.
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"With a few taps and swipes on their phones, tablets and computers, today’s students have nearly instant access to much of the world’s information. But with a projected 8.65 million U.S. workers needed by 2018 in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (collectively referred to as STEM), they need to be more than just consumers – they need to be makers."

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How to flip the classroom | Flipped Institute

How to flip the classroom | Flipped Institute | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Flipping is easy – and with a little thought and planning, teachers can use the flipped model to create engaging learning experiences for their students.
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Sound like a worth trying in teaching information seeking... 

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School Libraries Renewed

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The United States no longer has a workforce dependent on operating machinery and performing repetitive tasks. Educators are therefore challenged to change the way students learn.
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Why your child deserves a school librarian.

Why your child deserves a school librarian. | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
With a decade of school libraries under my belt it is easy for me to see why your child needs a school library with a trained professional to run it. I've seen first-hand the positive difference th...

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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:48 PM

Parents: Follow the link to the brochure. GREAT resource.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:32 AM

Well said! 

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:11 PM

Children need as many reading models and enabling adults as they can lay hands on. Of course they deserve  school librarian!

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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom

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"You became a teacher not to pontificate to trusting minds, but to teach children how to succeed as adults. That idealism infused every class in your credential program and only took a slight bump during your student teacher days. That educator, you figured, was a dinosaur. You’d never teach to the test or lecture for forty minutes of a forty-five minute class."


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Read Aloud - Importance of Reading Aloud

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:44 AM
Nice!
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:57 PM

Get involoved in the 15 minute movement.

1stGradeELL's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:21 PM

A great infographic detailing the reasons we read aloud even to our more proficient young readers.