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Barbara Stripling: Librarian with a bullhorn: A national campaign for libraries comes to the Oncenter | syracuse.com

Barbara Stripling: Librarian with a bullhorn: A national campaign for libraries comes to the Oncenter | syracuse.com | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Barbara Stripling spoke to her followers Friday with a bullhorn - not that she needed any help convincing her audience. Stripling, of Syracuse University, is national president of the American Library Association. She brought her National Declaration for the Right to Libraries to ...
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Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction

Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The best nonfiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal's columnists

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 18, 4:38 PM

A great list for non-fiction (mostly adult) readers that includes business and consumer health titles as well as memoirs, poetry, and sci-tech. I had a lot of fun just reading the descriptions...

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 21, 1:09 PM

Brilliant!

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iPaddiction: Top Tech Tool For iPad and Chromebooks

iPaddiction: Top Tech Tool For iPad and Chromebooks | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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Very useful cross-platform suggestions!

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Brand backing for school library - Yahoo News UK

Brand backing for school library - Yahoo News UK | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Russell Brand has praised the power of libraries and revealed he has helped pay to set one up in his old school.
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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, December 1, 2:23 PM

Thank you Russell Brand!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 1, 2:24 PM

Well said Russell Brand!

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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.

 

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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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Project Tomorrow | Speak Up

Project Tomorrow | Speak Up | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
This is a special blog posting by Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, to share some selected , preliminary data findings from Speak Up 2014 (data collected from October 6 – November 24 from 1,015 librarians and media specialists nationwide). The final data results will be published in a series of national reports in spring 2015.
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Points to our connection in media technology integration.

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
December 7, 2014
When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is now consensus as to what really defines these processes. This...

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Great visualization of the ways we may encourage and nurture thinking.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 9, 12:17 PM

Excellent piece explaining the differences with comparisons, exemplars, Venn diagrams, and graphics.

Yvonne Krishnan's curator insight, December 9, 4:27 PM

A fantastic infographic that solidifies the differences between these two sought after ways of thinking.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 19, 12:05 PM

Since we need to be encouraging (and teaching) both kinds of thinks, visuals like these will reinforce the metacognition of our students.

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Google to revamp its products with 12-and-younger focus

Google to revamp its products with 12-and-younger focus | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Pavni Diwanji, the vice president of engineering charged with leading the new initiative, told USA TODAY.

"We expect this to be controversial, but the simple truth is kids already have the technology in schools and at home," says the mother of two daughters, ages 8 and 13. "So the better approach is to simply see to it that the tech is used in a better way."

Google would not offer a timetable for the rollout. But executives noted this will be a full-time effort that comes on the heels of recent kid-centric efforts such as its virtual Maker Camp, Doodle 4 Google competition and Made with Code initiative, which Thursday will see the lights of White House Christmas trees illuminated based on coding programs created by kids from coast to coast.

"We want to be thoughtful about what we do, giving parents the right tools to oversee their kids' use of our products," says Diwanji, who will attend the White House ceremony. "We want kids to be safe, but ultimately it's about helping them be more than just pure consumers of tech, but creators, too."
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Looking forward to the roll-out.  Happy that creativity will be a focus.

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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

LA School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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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