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United Nations History Project

United Nations History Project | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

Welcome to the United Nations History Project. The project aims to illustrate the scholarly importance of studying the history of the United Nations and international organizations in general.

 

Among other things, the website offers a set of teaching materials for UN history. There are annotated bibliographies, timelines, and featured sources on thirteen major themes of UN history. There are resources from a course taught on the global history of the UN at Harvard in spring 2011 as well as a compilation of other syllabi on UN topics.

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Resources, news, and ideas for Hamden Hall Middle and Upper School faculty, October 2012
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A Positive Solution for Plagiarism - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Positive Solution for Plagiarism - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

Don't just tell students not to plagiarize. Show them why the attempt won't work and isn't worth trying.

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FactCheck.org | A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center

FactCheck.org | A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

 

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Use Google Docs to Facilitate a Digital Writer's Workshop

Use Google Docs to Facilitate a Digital Writer's Workshop | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

"As a longtime user of Google Docs, I am very excited that all students in our schools have been given their own Google Apps accounts because I recognize the tremendous potential that comes along with using these online digital tools. One of the things I'm most excited about is using Google Docs to facilitate the writing process."

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EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students | DailyTekk

EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students | DailyTekk | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

"So here’s what I’ve got for all you educators our there: some random and cool EduTech tools, tech tools for teachers and students, ways to integrate mobile devices into the classroom, social learning tools, elearning and online learning resources and finally some test prep, textbook, educational gaming and a few other random resources."

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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

"In this 21st-century world of rapidly changing technology, we want our library to play a central role in our school and community. We’re finding that our new system supports the library program so well that we are better able to collaborate and support the schoolwide curriculum."

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United Nations History Project

United Nations History Project | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

Welcome to the United Nations History Project. The project aims to illustrate the scholarly importance of studying the history of the United Nations and international organizations in general.

 

Among other things, the website offers a set of teaching materials for UN history. There are annotated bibliographies, timelines, and featured sources on thirteen major themes of UN history. There are resources from a course taught on the global history of the UN at Harvard in spring 2011 as well as a compilation of other syllabi on UN topics.

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You Are What You Write

You Are What You Write | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

At EasyBib we are intimately aware of the issues that plague students surrounding information literacy. Plagiarism, source attribution and critical thinking are among some of the real problems that our educators and students face. We put together this infographic to shed light on the matter, to underscore why librarians are needed more than ever, and to show what EasyBib is doing about it.

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K-12 Rock N' Resources

K-12 Rock N' Resources | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

A database of over 3,000 songs for use in the classroom.

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Best Websites for Teaching the Presidential Election - The Digital Shift

Best Websites for Teaching the Presidential Election - The Digital Shift | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it

A school year with a presidential election is like a perfect storm for a social studies teacher. It’s a rare opportunity to teach around a topic that happens to be the focus of the entire nation. While teaching resources abound, the following are my picks for the best content to help you make the most of this teachable moment and get students engaged in the political process.

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15 Copyright Rules Every Student Should Know - Online Colleges

15 Copyright Rules Every Student Should Know - Online Colleges | Swain Library news - October  2012 | Scoop.it
Copyright laws are important, and regardless of knowledge, students are expected to play by these rules.
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