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GrammarCheck.net – Free Online Grammar Checker

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Check your grammar for free on our site. Check whole documents or just a few sentences. Simply copy and paste your text to our website to proofread and correct it online.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, February 5, 2013 4:36 PM
Glad you liked it Carmen!
Buddhi Sapkota's curator insight, February 6, 2013 12:28 PM

its good tool..

Rick Yvanovich's comment, February 7, 2013 12:18 AM
Thanks for this!
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How School Libraries and School Librarians work to bring the world of information to the school community.
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40 weirdly intriguing questions...

40 weirdly intriguing questions... | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it
1. What’s a question you’re afraid to ask? To whom?
2. What’s something you hide about your personality?
3. What’s something other people think about you that you don’t agree with?
4. How do...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 2015 5:13 PM

Prompts are where you find them and I just found this thought provoking list of question on semi anonymous tumblr blog. 


Questions demand answers. Open ended questions evoke stories.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 2015 5:20 PM

Discussion Prompts are where you find them and I just found this thought provoking list of question on a semi anonymous tumblr blog.

Questions demand answers. Open ended questions evoke stories.


Icebreakers anyone?

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"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it
Most people teaching today weren’t trained to instruct students about researching in a technologically advanced world. Many need a quick refresher course or tutoring packet on successful student research. The tips below are meant to help teachers and students get off to a good start as they embark on an inquiry adventure:

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Olivier Baggiano's curator insight, July 31, 2015 8:34 AM
Love the scaffolding and the idea sharing approach to searching info
Ruth Hall's curator insight, August 11, 2015 9:04 AM

It's not that Google isn't a useful entry point, it's more the thinking  that needs to happen to focus a search, to evaluate sources for credibility and bias/opinion, to compare information, synthesize and add one's own insights. 

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11 Reasons Librarians Are Better Superheroes Than The Avengers

11 Reasons Librarians Are Better Superheroes Than The Avengers | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it

This week as National Library Week and April 14th was National Library Workers Day. Tell us about your amazing library or librarians in the comments!


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15 Early Education Apps That Are COPPA-Compliant

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15 Early Education Apps That Are COPPA-Compliant
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COPPA-Compliance isn’t usually the first thing a teacher–or parent–consider when looking for an app.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 2, 2014 5:00 PM

Clicking the "I agree" button probably means that you've agreed to more than you really wanted to; however, this list of COPPA-Compliant apps might make you feel a little better when recommending or using with the younger kids.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 3, 2014 12:24 PM

Important to keep in mind.

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, August 30, 2014 3:21 PM

A faculty member can never have too many resources for images.

MrBieb's curator insight, September 2, 2014 4:49 AM

Een heel bruikbare lijst om je voortaan geen zorgen meer te maken over het rechtmatig gebruik van foto's/afbeeldingen.

Ana Fernández's curator insight, September 2, 2014 5:23 AM

¿Eres consciente de la importancia de utilizar imágenes de uso libre en tus proyectos?  ¿Alguna vez te has parado a pensar en los problemas que pueden derivarse del uso de imagenes de terceros? ¿Sabías que Google Imágenes permite filtrar las búsquedas por el tipo de licencia?

En este artículo nos presentan una selección de estos bancos de imágenes libres de derechos que nos serán de gran utilidad.

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A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers

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With the increasing use of internet by our kids comes the risks that, if not addressed appropriately, would make this use disastrous. From online predators looming around waiting for their next vic...

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, July 26, 2014 10:10 PM

Just having a conversation about this tonight. It's up to ALL PARENTS to educate themselves, not rely on others, and have a significant trust relationship with your children regarding their use of technology.

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Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Beth Krommes

What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again—in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ea...

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Lesson Plan Map – Search Education – Google

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Lesson 1: How can appropriate search terms and queries guide targeted searches?

Standards
Common Core (CC) Standards: CCR W 1, CCR W 2, CRR W 7, CRR W 8, CRR L 6, CRR R 4, RI.3.5
AASL: 1.1.2, 1.1.4, 1.1.8
ISTE NETS•S: 3.a, 3.b, 6.a


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:03 PM

Five lessons, each is differentiated as Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced. Mapped to three sets of national standards.


Excellent way to get started teaching search skills. (I know there's no room in your curriculum to do this. Perhaps that's what's wrong with your curriculum?)


Seize the opportunity to help your students develop real 21st Century Skills.  

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, April 29, 2014 3:24 AM

Excellent rubric.

Ra's curator insight, May 3, 2014 3:58 AM

top start point for search skills

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The Department of Education - School Library Support - Designing library learning spaces

The Department of Education - School Library Support - Designing library learning spaces | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it
Designing the physical library learning spaces

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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

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We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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Google for Education

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Tips resources and advice for using Google Apps for Education. Including
Google Docs, YouTube and all other Google resources in the classroom.
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Get the most out of Google.

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plus.maths.org

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This looks like it has lots of answers for "why do we need to know that?"

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The 18 best blogging platforms on the internet in 2015

The 18 best blogging platforms on the internet in 2015 | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it
Despite ongoing cries that blogging is slowly dying, there are still tons of people looking to start new blogs for the first time or move to a better home on the…

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Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.'s comment, May 27, 2015 5:33 PM
Thank you for such wonderful tools. I find it so useful!!
Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.'s comment, May 27, 2015 5:33 PM
Thank you for such wonderful tools. I find it so useful!!
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Glad to know that you find them of interest!
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How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

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Many of us sincerely wish students would follow their passions, but many of them, especially the younger ones, sincerely don’t know what that is. When we ask them, “What interests you?” and they respond, “I don’t know,” they aren’t being disingenuous or stubborn. The enormity and vagueness of the question after they’ve been conditioned to provide “right” or “correct” answers sets them up for fear and a blank brain.

Below are strategies I teach teachers when they want to encourage student-led research and they are willing to slow down the process to make the early steps visible.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 26, 2015 12:48 AM

Teach them how to generate a question and find their own interests. 

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FirstSiteGuide - Learn How to Start, Run and Grow Your Own Website

FirstSiteGuide - Learn How to Start, Run and Grow Your Own Website | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it

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MindingYourBusiness's curator insight, September 17, 2014 12:37 PM

Read their free and very comprehensive guide (has lots of pictures too).

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month | Conferences & Events

September is Library Card Sign-up Month | Conferences & Events | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it
Toolkit for librarians planning a 2014 Library Card Sign-up Month celebration contains a sample letter-to-the-editor, sample scripts and proclamations to promote Library Card Sign-up Month locally, print and Web public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Honorary Chair Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Xmen, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 29, 2014 11:29 AM

Get those graphic novels working overtime in getting library cards in the hands of students!

Anita Vance's curator insight, August 30, 2014 10:13 AM

Graphics to advocate for library cards - Pair them with your graphic novel display.

Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:18 PM

What are you doing to build a better partnership with your local branch? 

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17 Creative Children's Libraries

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Libraries are like a playground for your mind, and sometimes, children’s libraries can even look like playgrounds. We love it when a library is as imaginative and creative as the stories that fill...


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L Bearder's curator insight, March 9, 2015 5:03 PM

Some look a little dated but still magical, fun and inspiring!!

Lisa Ann Allcott's curator insight, November 12, 2015 4:24 PM

Fun, inspiring children's libraries from around the world. 

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Doug Johnson Website - dougwri - Easy changes for a more student-friendly facility

Doug Johnson Website - dougwri - Easy changes for a more student-friendly facility | School Libraries-Heart of the School | Scoop.it
Easy changes for a more student-friendly facility
Head for the Edge, May/June 2014
Doug Johns...

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Platypus Police Squad book trailer - YouTube

Jarrett J. Krosoczka makes his debut as a chapter book author/illustrator with Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked! In the first book of the Platypus...

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MakeUseOf

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MakeUseOf is a booming online technology magazine featuring cool websites, cool software and internet tips on a daily basis.
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What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like?

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There’s an empty room at the REALM Charter School, which opened three years ago in an existing commercial building in Berkeley, Calif. When Emily Pilloton, director of the school’s Studio H design and build class, and Hallie Chen, an eighth-grade teacher, asked students what they envisioned for the space, they...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 27, 2014 12:12 AM

This is one of those things that makes perfect sense and engages students in a great way.

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:35 PM
Content curation
Anne-Laure Conté's curator insight, December 14, 2015 3:04 AM

What about a test on this matter at the baccalaureat ?

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Mashpedia

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Mashpedia is a web encyclopedia that aggregates content from different sources and fosters social participation around specific topics.
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User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch

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harish magan's comment, August 30, 2013 10:03 AM
Content is king. Curators are almost agree to this that if the content is good reader will read it till end.
Katherine Hanson's comment, August 30, 2013 10:08 AM
I completely agree, Harish - always has been, always will be
harish magan's comment, August 31, 2013 5:34 AM
Thanks for agreeing with me