Smart Librarian Stuff
0 view | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by autumnlibrarian
Scoop.it!

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Smart Librarian Stuff | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by autumnlibrarian from Beyond the Stacks
Scoop.it!

How to Use Online Video in Your Classroom

How to Use Online Video in Your Classroom | Smart Librarian Stuff | Scoop.it
Credit: Hugh D'Andrade


It's one thing to talk about Mount St. Helens erupting in science class. It's another thing altogether to watch a video of the mountain's summit exploding into dust. Teache

Via Heather Perkinson
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by autumnlibrarian from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Joyce Valenza's Picks from AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2013 | NeverEndingSearch

Joyce Valenza's Picks from AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2013 | NeverEndingSearch | Smart Librarian Stuff | Scoop.it

by Joyce Valenza

 

"The team confirmed several of my personal favorites: Pinterest, Smore, Easel.ly, TED Ed, and DPLA, for instance. But I learned about so many truly useful new tools this morning, my mind was racing with plans for both personal use and serious fall implementation.

Here is a list of  some of those new-to-me discoveries:

 

-Workflowy: for planning an organizing

-FlipSnack: for digitally publishing professional looking flip books.  I’ll check this out as an alternative to Issuu.

-LitPick:  a global network  that offers free books to preteen and teen book reviewers in exchange for book reviews 

-Socrative: a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

-QuadBlogging: allows four schools to blog together and share student writing

-Biblionasium:, a Goodreads alternative for young readers (look for a full post on this one later this week)

-Marqueed: a collaborative platform for annotating images and PDFs

-Inklewriter: a platform for writing interactive, branching stories (ala choose your own adventures)  Stories can be published to Kindle.

-myHistro: allows stories to be created and shared as mashed-up maps

-19 Pencils: a library/search tool for locating, sharing and using K-6 educational resources

-iCivics: founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the site includes 18 educational video games, teaching materials, and a comprehensive, standards-aligned civics curriculum,

-Wonderopolis: the National Center for Family Literacy celebrates the learning moments in everyday life—ones that fit in with dinner preparations, carpool responsibilities, a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus, or within school curriculum and education programs.

-Youngzine: child-centered zine by and for kids in grades 8 through 12 where they can learn about current events around and events shaping their world using fun trivia,  visuals and videos.

-Seriously Amazing: The Smithsonian presents seven quirky characters who symbolize the questions the Smithsonian asks and answers every day.

-Codeacademy: teaches kids to code interactively in a variety of languages

 

 


Via Jim Lerman
more...
Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 5, 2013 12:37 PM

Go to the original article by clicking on the title or image above to locate links to all the above sites, as well as numerous others.

Rescooped by autumnlibrarian from SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians
Scoop.it!

School Libraries On the Chopping Block: Essential or Expendable?

School Libraries On the Chopping Block: Essential or Expendable? | Smart Librarian Stuff | Scoop.it
This board explores the diverse voices in the school library debate. As budgets get cut, libraries often disappear. Since April is School Library Month, consider these perspectives & decide whether you consider them essential or expendable.

Via Joyce Valenza
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by autumnlibrarian from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Curation Tools for Students and Teachers: My Favorites So Far by Joyce Valenza

Curation Tools for Students and Teachers: My Favorites So Far by Joyce Valenza | Smart Librarian Stuff | Scoop.it

I hope to introduce a variety of curating tools to classes and individual students this year. While this is an exciting way for learners to discover how to manage their information worlds, not everyone actually needs or wants to curate every single time they begin research.

 

Students and teachers can exploit the curation efforts already out there.

 

In fact, the new curation tools present an exciting new genre of search tool, a tool for scanning the real-time environment, as well as opportunities for evaluating quality and relevance in emerging information landscapes.

 

Because a couple of my seniors selected autism as an area of interest for their senior project, I’ll use this topic as a sample search in five of my favorite new search tools.


Via Robin Good
more...
Tracy Shaw's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:36 PM

Concrete and very usable ideas from Joyce.