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Pumpkin Geography

Pumpkin Geography | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it

"After spending a month becoming familiar with the location of the seven continents and the major bodies of water, each student is given a pumpkin to turn into a globe. Students paint the entire surface of the pumpkin blue to represent water. Next, they use pushpins to position and trace the outline of each continent onto their pumpkins. They use actual globes as models and are careful to place the continents in the correct hemisphere. Then, they paint and label each continent a different color. They label the major bodies of water and use white paint to represent the North and South Poles."


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Nigel Burke's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:13 AM

Nice one!

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:51 AM

I love Halloween and all that goes with it, especially pumpkins. This is such a clever idea.

Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:16 PM

What a fun way to celebrate Halloween in the history/geography classroom.

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15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read

15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it
A collection of young-adult books that would appeal to adult readers unfamiliar with the genre.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:21 AM

A great list!  Feat. our fav @libbabray!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:14 PM

Read a lot of these. Fabulous books. The rest I am putting on my "To Read" list.

ghawkinson's curator insight, July 26, 2013 8:42 PM

Many great titles but missing some of my personal favorites from my recommendation list.

 

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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 3:33 AM

Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:08 AM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 19, 2015 8:47 PM

Research has shown teaching isolated library skills is ineffective. 

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So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian?

So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian? | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it
Most people’s knowledge of librarianship is a mash-up of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in Desk Set, some warm and fuzzy memories from an elementary school class visit, Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, even fuzzier memories of...

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, May 5, 2013 5:43 PM

"The mission of librarians, according to Lankes, is to “improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.” I’d unpack that as saying librarians enable learning, which as any librarian will tell you is common practice. It’s so common, in fact, that we never seemed to notice. Now it’s the story we need to tell."

 

Yes teacher librarians are in the business of learning and learning to learn!

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:13 AM

Librarians have a multi-dimensional role to play in any organisation.  Literacy and technology are just part of a day's work,  it is all about integrating knowledge and helping patrons learn what works best for them.

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:30 PM

It looks very helpful and practical. We cannot be expert in all things digital.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:16 PM

Need to look into this... I love it when people take the strain off by finding sites for me.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 19, 2013 4:51 PM

Thanks for the great list of tools. Symbaloo itself is a great one for using with students. I try to use a small set at a time with children.

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Prezzip: Prezi templates & more

Prezzip: Prezi templates & more | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it
Prezzip offers Prezi presentation templates & more. With mixing and matching our visuals you can optimize your presentations.
Unique; all our visuals are free-standing! Clipping paths, isolated.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:47 AM

Templates and more by prezi experts

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:44 PM

And try these great templates that are built into the  Prezi now...

peterlakeman's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:15 AM

Veel templates voor Prezi, maar ook afbeeldingen sets.

Een aantal gratis en een aantal betaald. Mooie Prezi style graphics.

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New Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum Now Available — iKeepSafe


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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.

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The importance of instilling a need to read - Telegraph

The importance of instilling a need to read - Telegraph | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it
Teens who choose to pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life, research shows. But getting them to do so isn’t easy, says Jonathan Douglas.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:53 AM

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. St Augustine's quote can be applied to those who do not read. You never leave your home.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:22 PM

It's good to remind ourselves of this every now and then...

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Interesting graphic on 20th VS 21st Century Education

Interesting graphic on 20th VS 21st Century Education | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it

The graphic is drawing a comparison between the 20th and 21st century learning and education. This work is realized by Dr W.Rankin a couple of years ago.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 24, 2013 4:58 PM

What elements of 21C education does your school exhibit? Check out the graphic and see if there needs to be more distinctions.

Tina Laramie's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:13 PM

Hummmm....

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Create Beautiful Looking Quotes Picture

Create Beautiful Looking Quotes Picture | SMS LiBrArY | Scoop.it

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Optimanova's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:19 AM

Perfect for Pinterest!!

Cori Zuppo's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:33 AM

Very cool app! Simplifies the process of making banners, backgrounds, quotes. Super easy to use. 

Juan Fernández's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:13 AM

It looks like a great tool for language teachers. Something to create quick messages or sentences in a fun way. 

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Strong school libraries build strong students | AASL


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 4, 2013 6:33 PM

Quoteable quotes to support your cause.

Sue Kowalski's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:40 AM

Great tool to use with stakeholders who AREN'T librarians.   Share away! Thanks AASL!