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Heart of the School - A fantastic school library website

Heart of the School - A fantastic school library website | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

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Gordon Dahlby's comment, February 13, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 19, 5:10 AM

These and many other tools are available. But if you are a teacher, what do you think? Is it really necessary to have all these skills? There is so much content readily available online and if you can organise to prepare materials in teams, or have access to a PLN on or offline, then you can share the load. 

 

Some teachers and content creators have specific skills and their expertise can be used or accessed by anyone. Personally, I think it's good for teachers to be aware of the digital possibilities for their teaching context, but it is generally unrealistic for anyone to expect all teachers to become skilled in so many different areas. 

 

Is it not better to pick fewer areas more relevant to you and focus on them? Be a master of a few areas useful to you, not a jack of all trades feeling stressed that you are master of none. 

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The Adventures of Library Girl: 5 Things Every School Library Website Should Have

The Adventures of Library Girl: 5 Things Every School Library Website Should Have | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

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Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians | Teacher Librarian

Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians | Teacher Librarian | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This article was originally published as a Tag Team Tech column on www.voyamagazine.com. It has been reprinted and reproduced numerous times

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Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense

Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it
Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 23, 2014 5:58 PM

Thank you, Sara!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 2014 6:45 PM

Reducing school librarians and librarians is one element of reducing the necessary resources in schools.

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Vision of a School Library Learning Commons

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 9, 2014 9:19 AM

Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

jerigby's curator insight, August 9, 2014 5:04 PM

A little long, but a good explanation of the Learning Commons vs Library.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:24 AM

The shape of the future?

 

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Who Needs a Librarian Sign

Who Needs a Librarian Sign | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it
Graphic design by Gwyneth Jones and Background by Valeriana Solaris

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Brenda McPherson Fry's comment, April 27, 2013 12:02 PM
Love it! Love it!
GwynethJones's comment, April 27, 2013 12:37 PM
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Library Staff's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:42 PM

Perfect analogy. 

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10 Examples of Storytelling in Web Design

10 Examples of Storytelling in Web Design | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

In “Storytelling in Web Design,” I explained the three most basic aspects of storytelling — character, setting, and action — and offered ways to begin including storytelling in web design using basic design elements. In this article, I will examine ten sites that use storytelling and list the character, setting, and action found in each story.


Via Gregg Morris, R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, March 28, 2013 3:58 AM

Excellent. 

Ruth Bass's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:39 PM

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Kick It Up a Notch with Google Docs

Kick It Up a Notch with Google Docs | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

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Susan Oxnevad's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:25 PM

I used ThingLink to organize and put together some useful resources for using Google Docs for learning. Scroll your mouse over the interactive image to explore a wealth of resources.

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Intellectual Property Infographic Explained through Google

Intellectual Property Infographic Explained through Google | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it
Every small business needs to know the law regarding intellectual property. This infographic represents the basic rules surrounding intellectual property.
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40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools - Free ebook download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read book online for free.

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Calaméo – Publish your documents

Calaméo – Publish your documents | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

Publish your magazine, presentations or documents and share them with the world. Embed rich-media content to your publications like videos and audios. It's free and iPad friendly!


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ThingLink Brings Interactive Virtual Reality to Schools | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink Brings Interactive Virtual Reality to Schools | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality is about to find it’s way into schools and classrooms with a new layer of interactivity from ThingLink! ThingLink VR will allow educators to create an affordable interactive learning environment to immerse students in learning experiences like never before.

ThingLink is evolving from image and video annotation to 360 content, which gives educators a larger canvas to create virtual learning experiences. 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 16, 4:47 AM

Suomalaista osaamista! KnowHow from Finland!

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Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN) with Web 2.0 Tools

Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN) with Web 2.0 Tools | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

How do educators keep current with the ever changing world of technology? How can Web 2.0 tools be used to communicate and collaborate with peers across the hall and around the world? This session will focus on some of the newest tools teachers are using to support their own professional learning goals.
Find links to each of us in the sidebar to the left and look below for more suggested PLN resources and interesting links. We look forward to learning with you!
If you want to think more deeply about learning networks and community, spend some time reading, listening and responding to the information at Bud Hunt's "Lie of Community" site.


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 5, 2014 8:49 AM

Help in making the PLN case for teachers

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


Via Baiba Svenca, Joyce Valenza
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 2014 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 27, 2014 1:42 PM

Good selection

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The Daring Librarian: Classrom Cribs! Brain Friendly Learning Spaces

The Daring Librarian: Classrom Cribs! Brain Friendly Learning Spaces | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:21 PM

Guest blog by the classroom cribs team.  Great ideas and pedagogy on why designing effective learning spaces matter.

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 6, 2014 10:06 AM

How we design our classrooms and libraries does matter!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 6, 2014 11:22 PM

classroom & library revisited!

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

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Libchelle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 4:18 PM

This looks quite helpfuL. 

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:07 AM

Una lista  miy completa de aplicaciones.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 1, 2015 1:03 AM

A very very good list! Check it out if you are looking for ideas. 

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Education PowerPoint Templates - free download

Education PowerPoint Templates - free download | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

Via Baiba Svenca, Lauryn Crabtree
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s comment, August 10, 2012 2:12 PM
Awesome! Thank you!
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Who Needs a Librarian Sign

Who Needs a Librarian Sign | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it
Graphic design by Gwyneth Jones and Background by Valeriana Solaris

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Brenda McPherson Fry's comment, April 27, 2013 12:02 PM
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GwynethJones's comment, April 27, 2013 12:37 PM
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Library Staff's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:42 PM

Perfect analogy. 

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: REMIX: Adding Conversations to ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: REMIX: Adding Conversations to ThingLink | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

ThingLink has added a new feature to encourage collaboration and conversations about images. It's called REMIX


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Education PowerPoint Templates - free download

Education PowerPoint Templates - free download | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s comment, August 10, 2012 2:12 PM
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Creative Commons : Spectrum of Rights

Cartoon concept and design by Neeru Paharia. Original illustrations by Ryan Junell. Photos by Matt Haughey. This comic strip is licensed under a Creative Common
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9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class | School Library Discoveries | Scoop.it

I am pretty sure as you introduce the idea to your students everyone will want to have a say in their next e-magazine. There is nothing much more rewarding to students then to have a proof of their hard work recognized in a publication of some sort.

 

Most of the tools cited here are easy to use and have user friendly interface and they will let you create your own e-magazine or newspaper in few simple steps. Yet I would recommend your discretion as you use them with your students.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/9-tools-to-create-e-magazines-and.html

 


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Peter Parise's comment, November 25, 2012 9:02 PM
Wow this is a good collection!