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Social media activities for libraries

Social media activities for libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Some ideas to try out! This is made available under Creative Commons licensing, so you are free to take a copy of this and use it yourself without having to ask me.
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A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Great for high school learning too!  Use with art, digital storytelling, web design classes.

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Olga Senognoeva's curator insight, July 30, 2:52 PM

. ЭТО Учебный концентратор материалов О дизайне В Нем ВЫ найдете:

 

- Статьи

- Уроки

- Инструменты (https://hackdesign.org/toolkit)

- оборудование

- Технологии

 

от ведущих дизайнеров мира.

 

Материал доступен для несведующих в дизайне пользователей.

 

Полезен вебинаристам при создании презентаций и прочих материалов для продвижения вебинаров.

 

Инструкторы курса:  https://hackdesign.org

 

Учебный концентратор представлен в соцсетях:

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hackdesigners/info

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/hackdesign

 

Посмотрите прямо сейчас:  https://hackdesign.org /

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 1:26 PM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Nonprofit attempts to revive school libraries

Nonprofit attempts to revive school libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
A nonprofit organization seeks volunteers and donations to support reopening libraries in public schools facing strained budgets.

 

Schools must be screened for entry into the program with prospective candidates demonstrating solid leadership, strong community support from volunteers who can commit to work during one to two days of operation, Brown said. Buildings also must be in good physical condition.


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Nonprofits understand the loss.  How will these volunteers be trained?

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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 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Nice list to share with teachers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, September 25, 2:36 AM

Le mélange est intéressant, même si par exemple personne ne parle d'Edmodo chez nous. 

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

This looks quite helpfuL. 

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

Una lista  miy completa de aplicaciones.

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Smithsonian Science Education Center Releases Free iBooks Textbook for Students (Grades 3-5) | LJ INFOdocket

Smithsonian Science Education Center Releases Free iBooks Textbook for Students (Grades 3-5) | LJ INFOdocket | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Released online today and available at no charge from Apple’s iBooks Store. From the Smithsonian Institution: Expedition: Insects, an iBooks textbook written, illustrated and animated by the Smithsonian Science Education Center using iBooks Author.
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These look like wonderful additions to the elementary collection.

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And Now We Are 60: SLJ, the profession, and culture from 1954 to today

And Now We Are 60: SLJ, the profession, and culture from 1954 to today | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
To mark School Library Journal’s 60th year as an independent magazine, a look back at some highlights—including some favorite covers.
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A wonderful overview of our recent history.

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Putting Students at the Center: A Reference Guide | Students at the Center

Putting Students at the Center: A Reference Guide | Students at the Center | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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"This reference guide from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation delves deep into the principles of student-centered learning, and explains how they can be implemented to ensure that all students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond."

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A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style

A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
August 7, 2014
In yesterday's post I mentioned that Online Writing Lab (OWL) is one of my favourite go-to place when looking for help with referencing my papers. OWL provides guidelines on both APA...

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A wonderful one-page summary for class use.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 11, 3:19 PM

Post in the media center and share with your ELA and SS staff!

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 15, 7:58 AM

Great resource!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 5:03 PM

Thanks to super curator Joyce Valenza for bringing this to my attention.

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LA School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library

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LA School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library EdSurge Current Locke tenth grade teacher Kathleen Hicks corroborates the backstory: "Over 20 years of transient staffing meant the books were a combination of woefully outdated and...

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New roles?  TL as "jet curator" and "jet mentor"

 

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My Interactive Image by Helen Stower

My Interactive Image by Helen Stower | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink
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Interactive iCentre overview by Helen Stower

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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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Shannon Miller on the importance of student voice.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 4, 1:32 AM

we need to start listening to our students. We are there for them and we can give them a voice. 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 4, 3:34 AM

The best way to find out what students think about their school libraries is to ask them!

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 4, 4:30 AM

Koulukirjastonhoitaja Iowasta kyseli oppilailta Twitterin kautta, mitä he koululta haluavat ja mitä siitä ajattelevat . Lista on ehdottomasti tutustumisen arvoinen!! 

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FEATURE - Makerbot Replicator 2: 3D Printing Tips From an Early Adopter

FEATURE - Makerbot Replicator 2: 3D Printing Tips From an Early Adopter | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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3D printers are all the rage in public libraries, but they are just starting to creep into the academic sphere. At Penfield Library, which is at the State University of New York (SUNY)–Oswego, we have set up a successful 3D printing program using a MakerBot Replicator 2.

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Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology

Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
In the six months Mikael Jacobsen has worked as learning experiences manager at the Skokie Public Library, his days have come to include everything from teaching classes to producing movies and offering information about Microsoft Office products. He oversees the library's digital media lab, coordinates its digital literacy offerings and introduces ideas in hands-on learning for non-traditional items, such as video cameras patrons can check out.
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Some good news from the Chicago Tribune: Employment of librarians is expected to grow 7 percent by 2022, slower than average compared to other occupations. In the future, fewer librarians are expected to be needed as the public becomes more adept at using electronic resources, but at the same time, the rise in electronic information is expected to boost the demand for librarians who know how to do research..

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 29, 3:20 PM

If you are not sure what librarians do then read this. 

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CMS Library Three-Year Plan:

CMS Library Three-Year Plan: | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
What is a Learning Commons?"The learning commons, sometimes called an 'information commons,' has evolved from a combination library and...
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Lisa Buckton's cool presentation of an action plan.

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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 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | 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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Help in making the PLN case for teachers

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Digital Learning Portfolio Guide for Teachers

Digital Learning Portfolio Guide for Teachers | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
September 23, 2014
Here is a great find I don't want you to miss. This is a step by step guide on how to incorporate digital learning portfolios in the classroom.This guide is created by Rudy Blanco...

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Love the focus on reflection, feedback, evaluation.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 23, 11:07 AM

This is a great infographic to share with teachers who haven't yet bought into the idea of student (or personal) ePortfolios to demonstration learning. Yes, it's dated 2009, but the concepts are still applicable to today's world (but with newer tools...)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 23, 12:18 PM

This is a good starting point for using portfolios. It provides information into the various kinds of portfolios which can be looked at more closely depending on need.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Transmedia storytelling with apps could expand but also exploit children's stories

Transmedia storytelling with apps could expand but also exploit children's stories | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Why we need to put children at the center of these efforts.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 18, 2:51 PM


Natalia Kucirkova:  "Transmedia may become a sound business model in addition to a noble cause, but it needs to place the child at the centre, follow the general principles of good transmedia storytelling and not fall into being just a marketing tool."

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15 Early Education Apps That Are COPPA-Compliant

15 Early Education Apps That Are COPPA-Compliant | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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15 Early Education Apps That Are COPPA-Compliant
by TeachThought Staff
COPPA-Compliance isn’t usually the first thing a teacher–or parent–consider when looking for an app.

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Important to keep in mind.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 2, 5:00 PM

Clicking the "I agree" button probably means that you've agreed to more than you really wanted to; however, this list of COPPA-Compliant apps might make you feel a little better when recommending or using with the younger kids.

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | 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.

 

 


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Some cool new platforms (and some faves) to explore.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 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, 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

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

Good selection

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26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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questions for students from Terry Heick

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Second-Graders Start Adorable Indiegogo Campaign To Reinstate School Library

After their school lost its library, two Northern California second-graders are taking to crowdfunding to raise enough money to get the library up and running again. Jen Markham has the adorable...

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Adorable?  This breaks my heart.  These kiddos deserve a library and a librarian.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 15, 4:51 PM

You've got to love these little girls and their entrepreneurial spirit! Obviously they've been impacted by a school library/librarian. This should go VIRAL, IMHO...

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, August 23, 9:42 AM
Only "adorable" in the cuteness of the children involved. Certainly not an adorable situation, to be sure.
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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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Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 8, 5:02 PM

Captions and images capture the crucial elements for the school library learning commons to be successful. 

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

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

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

The shape of the future?

 

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The Daring Librarian: Classrom Cribs! Brain Friendly Learning Spaces

The Daring Librarian: Classrom Cribs! Brain Friendly Learning Spaces | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Inspiration for rethinking our spaces (classroom cribs)--guest post by Erin Klein, AJ Juliani, & Ben Gilipin.

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 5, 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, 10:06 AM

How we design our classrooms and libraries does matter!

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

classroom & library revisited!

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …
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Strategies, resources and a clear, concise infographic.

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Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences

Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Story and images by Manish Singh / WinBeta Earlier this year, 

 

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced "Skype Translator", a ground breaking feature which would allow two people speaking in different languages to have audio conversations. At the company's Worldwide Partner Conference event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a development to that project -- Skype Translator now facilitates video conferencing as well.


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This is going to be such a game changer for connecting learners globally!

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 30, 10:37 AM

Wow! 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 30, 11:16 AM

Looks like we are one step closer to Gene Roddenberry's view of the future. Does this remind anyone of a universal translator??? 

terry clarke's curator insight, July 30, 2:54 PM

Although universal communication among people speaking different languages is certainly a worthy goal, I am reluctant to embrace the technology that allegedly allows instantaneous translation during audio/video conferences among speakers of different languages--for many reasons.

  • My ethnic Kazakh daughter and I are bilingual (English & Russian), and I have found that the act, itself, of learning a new language necessarily draws one closer to the customs and practices of the people who use the language in their day-to-day lives (requiring an examination of nearly every aspect of the lives of those who speak the "different language"--allowing, at least the feeling of, adoption of a new and different culture).
  • Language (particularly oral as opposed to written) is an imprecise method of communication, and even experienced translators will attest that different languages have idiosyncrasies that do not allow for an accurate or precise communication of a particular idea, description or opinion sought to be сonveyed. Подвиг (Podvig) is a Russian word used to describe a particular idea in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is an example of one such word--though others may disagree
  • Because of the decline of formal language usage in favor of slang and the explosion of the use of acronyms (SMH, YOLO, WTF), and the multitudes of "figures of speech", I am skeptical that current technology exists that would allow a computer program algorithm to translate accurately and instantaneously the communications between people speaking different languages.
  • Upon reflection, I could not support the widespread use of the technology described in this article. Language, in its many different and beautiful forms, is a reflection of the culture, history and heritage of those who speak it.
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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 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | 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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Thank you, Sara!

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

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