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9 Lesser-Known Common Core Resources For Teachers

9 Lesser-Known Common Core Resources For Teachers | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Now that the Common Core State Standards established their rule over the future of education, any company capable of producing an educational product wants to link it with the Standards. Sifting through the resources becomes...
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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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A great list I'd like to play with to frame for TLs
 
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 20, 8:55 AM
Terry compiles a great list. 
 
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 20, 12:25 PM

All the buzz you need to know! But not ALL you need to do, just pick your Top 5 then tackle more!

Ines Bieler's curator insight, July 20, 2:09 PM

All the buzz you need to know! But not ALL you need to do, just pick your Top 5 then tackle more!

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Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension.

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Very practical ideas for implementation by teacher librarians!
 
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 15, 12:18 PM
Successful track  record for these strategies.
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 16, 7:56 AM

"Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension."

Donna Farren's curator insight, July 19, 10:59 AM
These are great strategies that can be used in all content areas to help develop reading and comprehension skills
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EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together.

EdVisto - Create Stories. Learn Together. | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Finnish teaching method through online video storytelling, for active learning, creativity, co-creation and international collaboration

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Looks very promising for instruction and storytelling and their intersection!

 
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 7, 2:39 PM

Students create stories collaboratively and turn them into videos. Learned about from Nik Peachey's newsletter.

Francisco González's comment, July 8, 3:45 AM
It looks awesome. Thank you!
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, July 10, 2:18 AM
Storytelling with a sound structure to implement in class
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The Best Harry Potter Teaching & Learning Resources via @larryferlazzo 

The Best Harry Potter Teaching & Learning Resources via @larryferlazzo  | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The first Harry Potter book was published twenty years ago today. Here are are a few related teaching and learning resources (feel free to suggest others): As usual, The New York Times Learning Net…

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Thanks again, Larry!
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16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology

16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Wonderful practical tips for libraries as well as libraries.
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 28, 2:33 AM
Volgende week staat de zomerdriedaagse binnenklasdifferentiatie op de agenda. Deze poster sluit perfect aan bij het thema. 
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 29, 3:43 AM
Instructional technologies
Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, June 29, 8:32 PM
Differentiation strategies
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How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic]

How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic] | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
How do you think? With a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset? Do you believe in limitations or possibilities? Compare the two and see where you fit in!

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Elegant graphic to explain the differences
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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 13, 9:21 PM
Concise and beautiful.
Sample Student's curator insight, May 15, 6:03 PM
This is a reminder to both students and teachers (we are all learners) that a can-do attitude can help us to overcome barriers and obstacles to growth. Often we see a single route to success. When that pathway is blocked, we may give up. But a positive attitude supports multiple pathways and once we persevere we find them. It is about growth, not about benchmarks - any growth, small or large is positive.
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A List of 18 Twitter-Based Classroom Activities for Learning With Social Media by Lee Watanabe Crockett

A List of 18 Twitter-Based Classroom Activities for Learning With Social Media by Lee Watanabe Crockett | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe Crockett

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Jan Stoner's curator insight, May 9, 10:16 AM
Grouped by team-building, communic8n, ed resource ideas
 
GwynethJones's curator insight, June 3, 1:58 PM

Sweet!

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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!

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 24, 12:29 PM
Stories complement logic in teaching when used with care. Students remembered my stories more easily than the material in textbooks. For example, I described how farmers I know use journals to help with their selective breeding of livestocks. 
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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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28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies - via teachthought 

28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies - via teachthought  | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Celeste Elizabeth's curator insight, July 16, 9:02 AM

Excellent! Great reminders to keeps us chalkies on track!

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 17, 3:58 PM
Here are some more suggestions for engaging learners in your classroom.
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12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About - Educators Technology

12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About - Educators Technology | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

"Here is a handy infographic we designed specifically for teachers and students. The visual is based on a post we published here a few days ago featuring a total of 15 practical iPad tips to help you make the best of this device in education. Some of the features mentioned in the earlier post relate to Safari, we omitted those and kept only the ones that are strictly technical."


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Simple but critical tips!
 
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as says the guru:

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Simple but critical tips!
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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
You plan. You assess. You network. You collaborate.

You tweet, differentiate, administer literacy probes, scour 504s and IEPs, use technology, and inspire thinking.

And for all of this, you’re given bar graphs on tests to show if what you’re doing is actually making a difference. But there are other data points you should consider as well.

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 30, 3:09 AM
Doe ik het goed? Leerkrachten stellen zichzelf vaak (stilletjes) die vraag. Vaak is het antwoord ja. Zelden aanvaarden leerkrachten die bevestiging. Nutteloze en valse bescheidenheid als je het mij vraagt. 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 30, 1:33 PM
A word that came to mind as I read this  was "inspire." Good teaching lights a fire and inspires.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 1, 2:37 AM
As librarians and teachers it is useful to consider where we may be making a difference beyond assessment. 
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The Tech Edvocate’s 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps via  MATTHEW LYNCH

The Tech Edvocate’s 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps via  MATTHEW LYNCH | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
BY MATTHEW LYNCH

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Some cool, promising new (to me) apps on this list.
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Search Smarter: 30+ Google Search Tricks You Might Not Already Know by Irfan Ahmad

Search Smarter: 30+ Google Search Tricks You Might Not Already Know by Irfan Ahmad | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Learn how to search Google faster and more effectively with these search tips.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 16, 8:57 AM
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Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, June 21, 12:10 PM

Some great hints and tips on using Google Search.  Check out the drag and drop for looking up images! TY Irfan Ahmad via @TDOttawa for your compiled list of tricks!

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24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers from GetVoip & Educators' Technology

24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers from GetVoip & Educators' Technology | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Some very useful hidden tips!
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Jeanneen Eagon's curator insight, May 6, 9:05 PM
Share with other teachers as we switch next school year!
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Insert a learning simulation

Insert a learning simulation | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Insert a learning simulation Included in the Lab Apps from Office are simulations from PhET Interactive Simulations, a non-profit open educational resource project at the University o

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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.
Paul's curator insight, February 12, 12:19 PM

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
#SCEUNED16
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