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Welcome to my newsletter. Since I am constantly reading a variety of education and library journals I thought you might find some of my highlights of interest. Each article is accessed by clicking on the title. You can also start a conversation with colleagues by posting comments by hovering at the bottom of the box. A popup will appear. If you have an article to share send me the url.

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- Introducing Google Knowledge Graph - better search results

- Introducing Google Knowledge Graph - better search results | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

Today Google is announcing a new tool in search: The Knowledge Graph.

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ASCD Inservice: How To Teach Students to Make Evidence-Based Inferences

ASCD Inservice: How To Teach Students to Make Evidence-Based Inferences | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Though abstract and difficult to model, inference is an important skill to teach students -- it's the gateway to the kind of higher-order, critical thinking students need to succeed in school and work.
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101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

Are you looking for teaching tools that are actually easy to use and, dare I say it, fun?

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Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms | November Learning

Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms | November Learning | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

     Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations.

     While the debate goes on, the concept of Flipped Learning is not entirely new. Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University has been researching this type of learning since the early ’90s, and other educators have been applying pieces of the Flipped Learning method for even longer.

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US Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Book Prices

US Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Book Prices | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
The Justice Department sued Apple and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books by adding $2 to $5 to the price of each e-book.
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SCAN-We're Critical to Thinking: Can you prepare kids for testing AND teach them to think?

SCAN-We're Critical to Thinking: Can you prepare kids for testing AND teach them to think? | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

Having a set of common questions for all complex situations is a great way to get students in the habit of thinking and helping them develop content for their writing. Who might have a point of view or opinion on the topic? Who are the stakeholders? What are some of the issues?

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TPS Journal | For Teachers - Library of Congress

TPS Journal | For Teachers - Library of Congress | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Teaching with Primary Sources Quarterly, a publication for teachers focusing on pedagogical approaches to teaching.
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The Challenge of Challenging Text

The Challenge of Challenging Text | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

When teachers understand what makes texts complex, they can better support their students in reading them.

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- 50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools

- 50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

More sites have been developed and more tools are available to students and educators than ever before. This list is in alphabetical order.

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Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational Texts

Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational Texts | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction."    If the link does not work try: http://tinyurl.com/6mmpy6o

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'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR

'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck?
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Project-Based Learning | Edutopia

Project-Based Learning | Edutopia | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Discover how project-based learning teaches students to explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.
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New resources help with using Skype in the classroom

New resources help with using Skype in the classroom | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

eClassroom News...Save the Children and the Science Museum of London will have individual projects on Skype in the classroom by the end of the year.

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Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction

Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

What exactly, makes the Common Core standards so compelling?  Well, the English Language Arts standards are organized around a series of “shifts” in thinking about pedagogy that attempt to increase the complexity of student understanding.

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Why Kids Can’t Search

Why Kids Can’t Search | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
We're often told that young people tend to be the most tech-savvy among us. But just how savvy are they? A group of researchers led by Colle...
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iTunes U: Free Education for the Masses | iPad.AppStorm

iTunes U: Free Education for the Masses | iPad.AppStorm | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
It’s amazing what people are willing to give away for free. Some of the most talented writers in our industry are devoting their time for little more than recognition or the plain joy of flexing their muscles.
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Top challenged books

Top challenged books | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

Each year, the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top 10 most frequently challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools.

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New initiative offers digital media ratings

New initiative offers digital media ratings | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
A new learning ratings initiative will evaluate the learning potential of websites, video games, and mobile apps, and will offer ratings and reviews to give parents, teachers, and students a guide to find resources to extend learning time, make...
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Got video? Great video resources for your class! | Digital Learning Environments

Got video? Great video resources for your class! | Digital Learning Environments | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

One of the greatest things that the web offers is the myriad of video resources that can potentially enhance your lessons. Here is a short list of ones that and a few tips for video utilization.

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Three Key Players for 21st Century Skills

Three Key Players for 21st Century Skills | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Prior to leading the National Education Association and the N.C. Association of Educators, John Wilson taught special education for 23 years. He is a past chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the Learning First Alliance, and the N.C.
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Reading: The Core Skill: Every Child, Every Day

Reading: The Core Skill: Every Child, Every Day | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it

"Every child a reader" has been the goal of instruction, education research, and reform for at least three decades. We now know more than ever about how to accomplish this goal. Yet few students in the United States regularly receive the best reading instruction we know how to give.

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Reading: The Core Skill: True—or Not?

Reading: The Core Skill: True—or Not? | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
The staggering volume and speed with which information is presented and the sophisticated ways in which facts and figures are represented make it practically impossible for an average adult to single-handedly judge accuracy and credibility without guidance.
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The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head

The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Many educators are experimenting with the idea of a flipped classroom model. Find out what it is and why everyone's talking about it.
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3 Big Rules Your Kids May Be Breaking Online | Common Sense Media

3 Big Rules Your Kids May Be Breaking Online | Common Sense Media | School Library Scoop | Scoop.it
For those of us who grew up with dial-up modems, it can be hard to understand what the digital age is like for today's kids. Access to information is...
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