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Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students | Digital Learning Environments

Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students | Digital Learning Environments | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The following are what Brad Flickinger believes are the rights of all student to have with regards to using technology as an educational tool, written as a student to their teacher

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Eduwebinar - Professional learning network

Eduwebinar - Professional learning network | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Virtual professional learning network for teachers supported by education webinars to boost professional development opportunities in an online environment.
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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 7:18 AM
Great news! :)
jerigby's comment, April 3, 2013 9:29 AM
I love eduwebinars! It fits in to my schedule better than attending workshops.
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Challenge Based Learning Showcase // Duffy Primary School - YouTube

In 2013 ISMOTION partnered with Duffy Primary School to implement transformational teaching and learning. In 2014 an iTunes U course has been launched to support others interested in learning more about this approach.

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10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging | MiddleWeb

10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging | MiddleWeb | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Blogging is an essential element of teaching and student ownership in Pernille Ripp's classroom. Here's her 10-step process.
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 14, 10:19 AM

Most of what you need to get your students blogging is included here, even the parent letter.  Great job, Pernille Ripp!

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Libraries of the Future - All Sides with Ann Fisher

Libraries of the Future - All Sides with Ann Fisher | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
While 91 percent of Americans think libraries are important to their communities, only 30 percent say they are highly engaged with their public library.
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths | STEM resources

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths | STEM resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This is the new home for convergent learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


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New Digital Literacy Program Educates K-12 Students on Internet Safety

New Digital Literacy Program Educates K-12 Students on Internet Safety | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The free curriculum is designed to facilitate conversations between teachers and students about digital citizenship in the 21st century.
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Learning Commons/School Libraries Policy and Resources - Alberta Education

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To support students in attaining the goals and standards as stated in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning, school authorities must ensure that students have access to a learning commons. A learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and play to expand and deepen learning.

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Policy statement and resources to support school libraries in Canada.

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Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Help your students "Lift Off to Literacy" by engaging them in an extra 60 seconds of literacy activities for 60 days.

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Resources for Libraries | Transforming Libraries

Resources for Libraries | Transforming Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The tools are designed to help libraries strengthen their roles as community leaders and bring about positive change in their communities.

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Researching online not the only way to go - Albuquerque Journal

Researching online not the only way to go - Albuquerque Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Researching online not the only way to go Albuquerque Journal A: There is an assumption among digital natives that a quick Google search and a Wikipedia entry will give them all the information they need, says Carl Harvey, library media specialist...
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Learning hub' takes shape

Learning hub' takes shape | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

“Almost all of our design ideas have come from students,” said Amanda Kozaka, library and instructional technology specialist.

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Why Listen? Using Audiobooks to Support Literacy | Books on Tape

Why Listen? Using Audiobooks to Support Literacy | Books on Tape | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Why is listening so important? School librarian Dr. Rose Brock explains how audiobooks develop literacy skills, the connection between reading and listening, and how you can build and market a strong audiobook collection

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time.
Academics such as  E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education.

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Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology - eWeek

Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology - eWeek | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
eWeek Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology eWeek Collaborative tools like Google Apps for Education with Classroom, easy-to-manage affordable devices like Chromebooks and tablets, and limitless educational content in...
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A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits

A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Inspired by the recent Innovative Education in Colorado Conference, teacher librarian Phil Goerner set out to become a certified Google Educator this summer. Here's what he learned.
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Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read |

Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read | | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

One of the main goals is to keep kids reading by minimizing device distraction, kind of like ensuring a book is so good it can be read without being distracted by the TV.

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Can Students 'Go Deep' With Digital Reading?

Can Students 'Go Deep' With Digital Reading? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Mark Pennington’s students often read on their laptops. Pennington, who’s a reading specialist in Elk Grove near Sacramento, Calif., sees a need to teach kids how to read digitally and stay engaged, and thinks that digital reading will eventually catch up to what kids can do reading print. When asked if his seventh-graders are more engaged when reading from digital readers or in print, he said it depends — motivation and environment play a big role.

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

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Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students

Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“We’re not ready to go to high school, Ms. Ziller. We don’t know what you’re going to do without us? I mean, how will you be able to get everything done in the library without our help?!
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Lourense Das's curator insight, September 10, 7:23 AM

"How will you be able to get everything done in the library without our help?!"

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Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning

Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

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Experience the power of a bookbook™ - YouTube

At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas. Join the revolution...
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Very clever. Love the instructions on how to use.

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WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 8:09 PM

a truly innovative idea!!! ;-)

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Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ...

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Digital book talks or digital storytelling are examples of 21st century information skills in practice.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 6, 7:24 PM

Excellent tutorial.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 7:57 PM

I've been adding links to student-made trailers into our Destiny catalog, for other browsers to watch!

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Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines

Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As a former student of Rhetoric, and an avid satirical news writer and reader myself, I am fascinated by the information literacy issue surrounding fake news. Fake news aims to achieve three things: to entertain the reader, to provide commentary on a social or political issue, and to force readers to think critically about the information they consume.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 6, 8:09 AM

This is an important part of teaching and learning in a world saturated with information.

 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 6, 9:47 AM

Great tool and interesting classroom exercise to get students to think deeper and more critically about what the media shares. Not only an important part of learning, but a fun exercise as well.

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Michelle Colte Named School Librarian of the Year

Michelle Colte Named School Librarian of the Year | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

School Library Journal has revealed the winner of the first School Librarian of the Year Award. Library media specialistMichelle Colte of Hale Kula Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, snagged top honors for her “innovative use of technology and exceptional community engagement,” according to the announcement made today.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, September 5, 1:21 PM

Congratulations!  Can't wait to learn more about Michelle Colte!

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School Librarian of the Year Finalist Andy Plemmons: Expecting the Miraculous

School Librarian of the Year Finalist Andy Plemmons: Expecting the Miraculous | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary School in Athens, Georgia, strives to “expect the miraculous”—his school library’s motto, an idea drawn from Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal-winning book.
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