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Five Tech Trends for 2013 that Every School/YA Librarian Should Know About

Five Tech Trends for 2013 that Every School/YA Librarian Should Know About | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Tweet So I am turning on my crystal ball and attempting to take a look into the future, 2013, to give you a heads up on some trends that I think are going to appear in the coming year. The list is ...
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Humans Evolved to Process Stories Better Than Logic

Humans Evolved to Process Stories Better Than Logic | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Any story we tell of our species, any science of human nature, that ignores how important stories are in shaping what and how we think and feel is false. We evolved to be ultra-social (and self-deficient), so we care deeply about character and plot.  

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 7, 5:25 AM

Absolutely.

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 12, 1:22 PM

A short article with so many links, you'll be spiraling down the rabbit hole of storytelling for quite a while! This completely supports my bias toward story, so it was a delight to read!

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Welcome to the 21st Century: 45 Resources on Coding

Welcome to the 21st Century:  45 Resources on Coding | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
By now you know what coding is, but do you realize that kids as young as kindergarten are learning how to code through online games an

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Books to Inspire Coding & Robotics - TinkeringChild

Books to Inspire Coding & Robotics - TinkeringChild | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
I have been running a Coding and Robotics Club at school for a couple of years now. I started with coding and last year picked up a large number of NXT Mindstorm robots so it felt right to combine the two! Megan and I have spoken about this new 21st century language called coding in previous posts here and here. We spent the first semester including coding into our library progam which can be read here.

We use both fiction and non-fiction to inspire our girls in Library lessons. These ideas and skills can then be transferred into the Makerspace Zone and into Coding and Robotics Club. In this post I thought I’d share some of the books we use and have available for our girls to borrow. By sharing the books and stories during library lessons and having them on display promotes interest in programming and learning to code so creations can happen!

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A wonderful list for elementary and middle school.
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Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, December 15, 2016 11:22 AM
I love If I Were a Wizard!
GwynethJones's curator insight, March 5, 7:04 AM

Always looking for more books to inspire Robotics & Coding!

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Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter

Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
If I've worked with your school district or spoken at your state's conference or you happened to run into me at your neighborhoo

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Love this inspiration from Jennifer!
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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 2, 2016 12:53 PM

The Amazing Library Girl @jenniferlagarde does it again!

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Collaborative Teaching for Interdisciplinary Learning

Collaborative Teaching for Interdisciplinary Learning | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Collaborative teaching has benefits for both students and teachers. Watch how one team of teachers plans and presents lessons covering multiple disciplines. The collaborative process helps with professional development of teachers, both new and experienced.

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Alan Hendrick's curator insight, October 23, 2016 9:37 PM

It is always better to work as a team, two are better than one and three can conquer even more.

basil60's curator insight, October 25, 2016 2:42 PM
As part of the Learning Space Design discussion, collaborative teaching is often flagged as a key skill. A great video for all teachers!
Serge G Laurens's curator insight, October 28, 2016 3:14 PM
Collaborative Teaching for Interdisciplinary Learning
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What Is on the Horizon for Education Technology?

What Is on the Horizon for Education Technology? | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Report outlines important tech issues facing school districts.
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Do learners need teachers? A reflection | Brave New World

Do learners need teachers? A reflection | Brave New World | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Wisdom from Tania!
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How do You Play? 

How do You Play?  | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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If you need icebreakers! So many ways to begin learning about each other.
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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 26, 2016 3:56 AM

Games - Team games, Icebreakers, Board Games, Card Games, Classroom Games

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 26, 2016 7:21 AM
Icebreakers
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Teaching with Graphic Novels 

Teaching with Graphic Novels  | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Modern graphic novels have emerged as effective teaching tools that help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about reading.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 10, 2016 10:01 PM

LOVE me some Graphic Novels! Thanks, Joyce!

GwynethJones's curator insight, March 5, 7:05 AM

My kids are crazy for graphic novels.... here's how to teach with them!

Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 6, 8:57 AM
This is hard to judge. Teachers, you need to decide. The presentation, content, etc have to be weighed. The graphics will gain the S's attention.
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Hello, Hollywood! How to Add a Little Green Screen Magic to Your Videos 

Hello, Hollywood! How to Add a Little Green Screen Magic to Your Videos  | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
View this session's presentation slides here:

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26 Forward-thinking Programs for Back to School

26 Forward-thinking Programs for Back to School | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
From a picture-book presidential election to a course in cleaning up digital footprints, designer garment upcycling, and TOEFL test prep, these initiatives pack a powerful impact.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 2, 2016 10:25 AM

So many great ideas here! We're so lucky to work in a profession that gives us a fresh start every year! I have so many new things I want to share with students and staff.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Vizia - Create Interactive Video Quizzes

Free Technology for Teachers: Vizia - Create Interactive Video Quizzes | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Vizia is a free tool for creating video-based quizzes. On Vizia you an import a video from YouTube or from Wistia and then add questions along the timeline of the video. You can ask multiple choice questions as well as short answer/ open-response questions. Adding a poll question into the video is also a possibility in Vizia. All of the responses to your questions are collected in a spreadsheet that you can download and or open in Google Sheets.

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Looks very handy for having students interact with video.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 28, 2016 11:12 AM

Video quizzes? Yes, Please!

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5 Things Teachers Want from PD

5 Things Teachers Want from PD | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
We rarely accept “sit and get” instruction as ideal for our students. So why is it still the most common form of professional development for teachers across the country?

. . . we found that both teachers and administrators value the same things in professional development—and it’s not sitting

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 2016 9:14 PM

Well worth reading if you are planning any form of professional development.

Gladys Baya's curator insight, July 15, 2016 2:12 PM
Formación docente relevante, interactiva, liderada por alguien que comprenda su experiencia, sostenida en el tiempo y que se apoya en una concepción del docente como profesional.  Así - según Karen Johnson - es la formación que desean los docentes hoy ... y que rara vez reciben! Por mi parte, como docente coincido plenamente. Como formadora docente, ¡tomo nota y me comprometo a trabajar para ello!
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20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts

20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
A list of handy resources for making your blog or Twitter feed look great, at absolutely no cost.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 11, 10:20 AM

Who doesn't love FREE Images!? Great source!

David Alexander's curator insight, February 12, 6:20 AM
Sermons have to engage the eyes to engage the heart and mind.
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always need these

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Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news |  Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 5, 6:55 AM

From PBS NewsHour!

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The Evolving Role of the Teacher

The Evolving Role of the Teacher | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

More teachers today are providing opportunities for their students to connect and learn in powerful ways. There is an increasing focus on collaboration, competency-based learning, use of open resources, project-based learning, and learning environments are shifting to support these new opportunities. These shifts are accelerated by access to technology that has transformed how we learn and interact with one another.


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Silvia Uzal Rguez.'s curator insight, December 14, 2016 4:40 PM
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 16, 2016 8:36 AM
This is a new paradigm shift within ESL /ELL role of the teacher.
Almudena's curator insight, December 26, 2016 4:11 AM
The role of the teacher
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Infographic of the Week: 27 Ways to Reflect on Your Teaching | #Reflecting

Infographic of the Week: 27 Ways to Reflect on Your Teaching | #Reflecting | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The beginning of a new year typically presents individuals with a designated time and opportunity to reflect upon the events of the past 365 days, to cherish the unforgettable moments, to learn from mistakes or disappointments, and most importantly, to set goals for the next chapter in this adventure we call life. In education, we call these types of behaviors “reflective practice”, or the manner in which teachers step back and evaluate the learning environment.

 

As in any other profession, we assess what was successful, what didn’t work as planned and/or what needs to be adjusted the next time—all in an effort to improve our craft.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=reflection

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/update-twitter-chats-what-to-do-better/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/swirlz42/mia-macmeekin/

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 12, 2016 11:17 AM
The beginning of a new year typically presents individuals with a designated time and opportunity to reflect upon the events of the past 365 days, to cherish the unforgettable moments, to learn from mistakes or disappointments, and most importantly, to set goals for the next chapter in this adventure we call life. In education, we call these types of behaviors “reflective practice”, or the manner in which teachers step back and evaluate the learning environment.

 

As in any other profession, we assess what was successful, what didn’t work as planned and/or what needs to be adjusted the next time—all in an effort to improve our craft.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=reflection

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/update-twitter-chats-what-to-do-better/

 

 

https://www.pinterest.com/swirlz42/mia-macmeekin/

 

Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, November 14, 2016 9:48 AM
With teachers ever increasing to-do list, it's not unheard of to put our reflections on the back burner. This is one of the most important parts of our profession, and we need to make time for it. Here are some ideas on how to reflect!
GwynethJones's curator insight, December 10, 2016 9:44 PM

It's important to take the time to REFLECT on your teaching practice. It's a good practice! And it's from @JoyceValenza. So it's gotta be good, right?

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Should we focus on teaching or learning?

Should we focus on teaching or learning? | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
"Inquiry happens when you focus on the art of teaching." Kath Murdoch. This is an interesting moment in Kath's conversation with teachers. I lose focus on my note-taking as I pursue this thought... I tend to say 'focus less on teaching and more on learning', and here is Kath Murdoch, inquiry guru, expressing what, on the face of it,…

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 7, 2016 10:28 AM

Inquiry happens when you focus on the art of teaching." Kath Murdoch. 

 

After the session, I attempt to categorise the teachers’ ideas under conceptual headings. The more I think about their statements, the more my categories overlap. I consider first Kath’s shared list of inquiry practices and then Ron Ritchhart’s cultural forces. In the end it comes down to a handful of big ideas, for me…

 

Language:  Use a language of learning not compliance. Choose language that supports learners in describing and reflecting on their thinking and learning.

 

Process:  Focus as much on the process of learning as the content. Use split screen teaching. Notice and name how we are learning, not just what we are leaning.

 

Release:  Let go of your expectations and allow students to lead. Ensure the learners do the heavy lifting. Release responsibility as early as possible, then observe where to take the learning next.

 

Teacher as learner:  Position yourself as part of the learning community, not as the expert in the room, both physically and through your interactions. Make your own thinking process visible.

 

Time:   Do less, but do it more deeply. Devote time to developing learning dispositions. Give children time to reflect on how and why they change their ideas or thinking.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

 https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/time-the-most-important-factor-neglected-in-education/

 

 

Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, October 11, 2016 11:45 AM
Teacher as learner
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Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
This paper explores how the new economy and growing inequities impact students, and how to better prepare them for future success in a project-based world.

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Compelling argument for engaging learners in inquiry projects.
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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 30, 2016 6:06 AM
Aprendizagem baseada em projetos, um passo para um novo mundo.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 31, 2016 3:41 AM
Des documents intéressants à parcourir. Dans l'enseignement, il faut un juste équilibre entre travaux, projets, et cours pratiques.
Marta Ger And's curator insight, November 26, 2016 3:34 AM
La complejidad y el caos existirán también en los trabajos. No empezaremos y acabaremos nuestra vida laboral en la misma empresa, como les sucedió a nuestros padres. Nosotros tendremos un par de trabajos en diferentes sectores y empresas, nuestros hijos 6 o 7 empresas diferentes y nuestros nietos, como bien dice el texto, 6 o 7 a la vez. 
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Google for Education gets a host of updates as the school year starts

Google for Education gets a host of updates as the school year starts | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Google's Chromebook has been particularly successful in the education market -- and that's helped drive its broader software platform, Google for Education
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Lego Story Maker- A Great Digital Storytelling App for kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Lego Story Maker- A Great Digital Storytelling App for kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change

A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Teachers need to receive training on models of change. Teachers should be trained in identifying their own professional development needs based on their classroom performance, areas that they aren’t performing up to par based on their own personal self-assessments as well as feedback from students, colleagues, and supervisors followed by intentional processes to help make positive changes in their work environments.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 13, 2016 4:06 AM
Um possível modelo de desenvolvimento pessoal dos docentes.
GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 2016 12:00 PM

Interesting!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, August 13, 2016 10:21 PM

Readiness to ICT driven learning tools and services is very important, I must add.

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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 3, 2016 3:33 AM
another enough ideas and sharing about this topic :)
Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, August 7, 2016 9:36 AM
Interesting and useful advice for better teachers.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 11, 2016 10:16 AM
Teachers, in their never ending journey, must commit to continuous professional development. The suggested practices, in this article, can serve as a guide for the dedicated professional to use in their collaborative learning community.
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Open Educational Resources - Babson Survey Research Group

Open Educational Resources - Babson Survey Research Group | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 1, 2016 8:03 AM
Important document revealing the barriers to implementation.
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What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education?

What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education? | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
A new digital resource platform gives teachers easy access to content and provides Amazon an open door to the education technology marketplace.
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This will be critical as a curation tool for us and the classroom teachers we serve.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 28, 2016 11:11 AM

Let's just face it, Amazon rocks...in general. And now they rock for teachers, too!