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3 Free Cool Tools to Curate Content - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad -

3 Free Cool Tools to Curate Content - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Content curation is a great way to find, organize and share useful knowledge efficiently. There are many free digital tools available to help manage web content in flexible ways allowing us to quickly share resources that are accessible online.
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Speak Up Reports - Personalizing the Classroom Experience

Speak Up Reports - Personalizing the Classroom Experience | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Personalizing the Classroom Experience – Teachers, Librarians and Administrators Connects the Dots with Digital Learning is the second in a two part series to document the key national findings from Speak Up 2011. This report focuses on how today’s educators are personalizing the learning process for students. The ways that educators are personalizing learning centers around their own experiences with online learning, socially-based media and digital content - much like the students in their own classrooms are already doing!

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AASL joins CoSN in release of report on mobile technologies and social media

AASL joins CoSN in release of report on mobile technologies and social media | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Making progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media" - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and other leading education associations in releasing a new report aimed at helping inform and guide education decision makers as they revise policies related to the use of mobile technologies and social media in schools.

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Australian teens online 4+ hours a day on non-school activity: ECU study

Almost a quarter of teenagers are online for four or more hours a day on non-school-related work, a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers has found. The report found 85 per cent of respondents used social networks, with 75 per cent accessing sites such as Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis.

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities

 

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School Libraries Managing the digital paradigm shift by EduTalk

School Libraries Managing the digital paradigm shift by EduTalk | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School Libraries: Managing the digital paradigm shift. by EduTalk. in Education. Don Rokusek,of Follett Software's DESTINY and John Williams of Follett Library Services are our guests.
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A Principal's Reflections: It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections: It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As we continue to move even further into the 21st Century, technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. As a father, this principal sees this firsthand with his son, who is in first grade. The gift he wanted the most this past Christmas was an iPod Touch, which Santa was kind enough to bring him. Then there is his younger sister who will regularly ask to use his iPad so she can either care for her virtual horse or dress Barbies in creative ways. As he downloads all of the apps on these devices, the majority of their time is spent engaged in games that require thought, creativity, and sometimes collaboration. His point is that many children across the world have access to, and are using, technology outside of school in a variety of ways. Not only do many have access, but also older children possess their own devices (cell phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc.).

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Video game design in the classroom

Video game design in the classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

science-based video game design project will inspire you to consider doing the same for your students, moving them from the role of "player" into the role of "creator." The main project overview for our gaming unit available for download, if you need inspiration. (see below). There is also a resource page with links and more downloads.

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Inquiry Tools - ICTs enable learning

Inquiry Tools - ICTs enable learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Students often say - I read it on the Internet it must be true! The trust they place in the top results of their searching can be misguided. They need to develop critical thinking skill to validate and select the enormous amount of information available to them. The internet is the most powerful, convenient and potentially manipulative medium ever invented and is continually growing.

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The power of Social Networking in Grade 6 with Edmodo

The power of Social Networking in Grade 6 with Edmodo | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Mr G Online shares his experience working with years 5/6 level.  It has led him to being, among other things, a support teacher in a variety of curriculum areas. The week just past he was taking workshops and lessons across Reading, Writing and Inquiry. Edmodo proved to be the best vehichle for activities.

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Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo

Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Diigo is a powerful information capturing, storing, recalling and sharing tool. Here are just a few of the possibilities with Diigo:

Save important websites and access them on any computer.

Categorize websites by titles, notes, keyword tags, lists and groups.

Search through bookmarks to quickly find desired information.

Save a screenshot of a website and see how it has changed over time.

Annotate websites with highlighting or virtual "sticky notes."

View any annotations made by others on any website visited.

Share websites with groups or the entire Diigo social network.

Comment on the bookmarks of others or solicit comments to your shared bookmarks.

 

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Is curation the new search? Seven tools for selecting & aggregating a variety of media and resources,

Is curation the new search? Seven tools for selecting & aggregating a variety of media and resources, | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Curation tools present an exciting new genre of search tool--strategies for scanning the real-time environment, as well as opportunities for evaluating quality and relevance in emerging information landscapes.

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103 Resources For Becoming a Pinterest Expert

If you’re hungry for learning and becoming more knowledgeable about Pinterest, then this organization of articles can help. Included here are 103 articles to guide your way through Pinterest, as well as some similar spin-offs.
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Digital literacy, mobile devices and curriculum general capabilities ...

Digital literacy, mobile devices and curriculum general capabilities ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This key trend highlights the importance of why school libraries need to function effectively in the school community. The abundance of resources adds to the complexity of the information environment in which students work.
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