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Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter

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If I've worked with your school district or spoken at your state's conference or you happened to run into me at your neighborhoo
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Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools

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An essential component to becoming Future Ready, is making a digital learning plan before purchasing technology. The Interactive Planning Dashboard offers districts a five-step collaborative planning process. Upon completion, districts have a complete digital learning implementation plan, full of research-based strategies, including stakeholder input, local context, and district team leadership responsibilities.
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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | Teacher Librarian Forum | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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Virtual Tours Made Simple

Roundme is a simple and beautiful online app that allows you to create, share and explore Spaces.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 18, 1:32 AM

You can find some great 360 tours from place all over the world. There are also free apps to help you create your own. Bring the world into your classroom.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, May 18, 5:32 PM
Virtual tours worldwide.
Emma McPherson's curator insight, May 19, 8:18 AM
This site provides interactive tours of a range of places and sites, from historical locations, national parks, beautiful buildings and museums, to the explorations of Curiosity on Mars.  This could prove a phenomenal resource in a range of classes by enabling students to experience a remarkable variety of locations, virtually.
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A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Graphic

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A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Graphic by TeachThought Staff If you're a TeachThought reader, you know that thought is a
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Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids

Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids | Teacher Librarian Forum | Scoop.it

Audio books have become increasingly popular in recent years (see Google Tends), but some people believe that listening to a good book is not as legitimate as reading one. In fact many authors, such as Dickens, wrote their books to be read out aloud. You can make the case that listening to Dickens’ books is more authentic than reading them.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 22, 12:49 PM

Nice collection of stories with text and audio.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, February 23, 8:50 AM

Going to give a talk on this soon. Collecting data.

Malachy Scullion's curator insight, February 24, 3:10 AM

Great free site with a variety of stories suiting a variety of students. The stories are read in a variery of accents depending in the reader. For me, this makes it quite useful.

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4 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy

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Designing for Guided Inquiry: Why Partnerships are important

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Guided Inquiry is an instructional framework designed to support students while engaging in inquiry learning tasks. The new Australian Curriculum requires students to develop skills and understandings as critical inquirers of their world across a number of learning areas. In other words, inquiry underpins disciplinary thinking.

 

Inquiry in the Australian Curriculum

 

Some examples of inquiry in the new curriculum include History, where students are expected to engage in historical inquiry to develop an informed explanation about the past. In Science, they are expected to develop scientific inquiry skills and ‘think like a scientist’. In Geography, they are expected to apply geographical inquiry skills as they explore the impact of natural and human forces on the world. In Mathematics, students are expected to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently. In English, students develop language and literacy skills to become effective communicators and inquirers of spoken, written and multimodal texts, as they develop their capacity as literary learners.

 

While each curriculum area expects students to develop inquiry skills and understanding of the discipline, how are schools helping students consolidate this learning across subject areas? Many inquiry skills are common across the curriculum. For example, the ability to construct questions or propose hypotheses, locating relevant sources, analysing sources for accuracy and bias, collecting and analysing data, using evidence from sources to develop an informed opinion, evaluating results to draw evidence-based conclusions, presenting ideas to others via appropriate and creative means, and collaborating and communicating effectively with others. These skills are embedded in each of the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum mentioned above, just to name a few.

 

The Guided Inquiry process

 

By introducing the Guided Inquiry process as a whole school inquiry model, teachers and students can explore the world through inquiry across a range of discipline areas using a common inquiry process, which consists of eight phases: Open, Immerse, Explore, Identify,

Gather, Create, Share, and Evaluate.

 

According to the authors of Guided Inquiry Design (Kuhlthau, Maniotes & Caspari, 2013), employing a GI approach helps students “gain deep understanding of curriculum content and also internalize an inquiry process that they can use in academic settings, the work world, and everyday life as they apply the same inquiry strategies” (Ch.1, para 1), and by “consistently learning through the phases of the Guided Inquiry process, students gain competence and independence for taking responsibility for their own learning process” (Ch. 12). This also ensures that teachers within a school use a common language of inquiry to assist students in making their own connections between what they have learned through inquiry in one subject with other subjects, and from year to year as they progress through school.

 

Building Guided Inquiry teams

 

For this approach to successfully ‘guide inquiry’ as a way of learning across curriculum areas and year levels, schools need to have established a collaborative culture that encourages instructional teaming. It requires the building of collaborative teaching partnerships between classroom teachers and specialist teachers, such as the teacher librarian, reading/literacy teacher, elearning facilitator, ESL/EAL teacher, and careers/pathways teacher. The configuration of each instructional team is dependent upon the scope of the inquiry unit, the disciplinary expertise of the classroom teacher, and the learning needs of the students. For example, a Year 6 teacher might team with the teacher librarian, ICT teacher, and specialist drama teacher to design a guided inquiry unit where students work in groups to complete a Media Arts project (addressing one or more of these content descriptions ACAMAM062, ACAMAM063, ACAMAM064, ACAMAM065)

 

Inquiry projects are often interdisciplinary in nature, however, few schools encourage the design and teaching of interdisciplinary units of work. The new Australian Curriculum’s cross curriculum priorities provide schools with an opportunity to explore the design of such units. 


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Jennifer Davey's curator insight, September 6, 2015 7:29 AM
Guided Inquiry is an instructional framework designed to support students while engaging in inquiry learning tasks. The new Australian Curriculum requires students to develop skills and understandings as critical inquirers of their world across a number of learning areas. In other words, inquiry underpins disciplinary thinking... I need to read this book
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Online Tools and Resources That Support Academic Honesty

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By Michael Yarbrough - A list of 10 edtech tools that can help with academic honesty, fit nicely into daily routines and improve educational efforts.
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Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins | Knowledge Quest

Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins | Knowledge Quest | Teacher Librarian Forum | Scoop.it
10. That you are a teacher who teaches not content but process. You teach children to be information literate, digitally literate, media literate, and visually literate. The skills that you teach, the dispositions that you help children to develop, the responsibilities... Read More ›
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools

Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools | Teacher Librarian Forum | Scoop.it
An essential component to becoming Future Ready, is making a digital learning plan before purchasing technology. The Interactive Planning Dashboard offers districts a five-step collaborative planning process. Upon completion, districts have a complete digital learning implementation plan, full of research-based strategies, including stakeholder input, local context, and district team leadership responsibilities.

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50 Ideas for Issuing Badges in Education

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There are countless possibilities and experiments for issuing badges in education, but here are 50 to get you started.
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The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World

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A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 | Teacher Librarian Forum | Scoop.it
This is a sponsored post. I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry
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Think About It - Frank Sonnenberg Online

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Unlock your potential. Take a moment to think about these 52 awesome questions. 
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10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students

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Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 12, 8:34 AM
These critical thinking activities are rich in language opportunities. Those listed at the end of the article will look familiar to many teachers who teach content information through English.
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:: Pindex :: -Pinterest for education

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Pindex is a pinboard for learning. Collect and discover the best material. Love teaching. Love learning. 


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Polina Kuznetsova's curator insight, March 8, 12:44 PM

This is a kind of Pinterest for learning. Enable you to curate courses from online materials of various kinds and award badges once students have completed the materials.

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 10, 4:34 PM

This is a kind of Pinterest for learning. Enable you to curate courses from online materials of various kinds and award badges once students have completed the materials.

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, March 14, 6:53 AM

This is a kind of Pinterest for learning. Enable you to curate courses from online materials of various kinds and award badges once students have completed the materials.

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Making the most of Bloom's Taxonomy

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Sadly when most educators think of Bloom’s they think of just the single domain, the Cognitive, that rules so much of what we do in education. Had we focused on all three domains equally we may have better understood the part we do use and be much closer to a holistic view of education where the ‘Affective’ and ‘Psychomotor’ domains are viewed as equals to the cognitive. It is a shame that partly due to our obsession with Bloom’s we ignore the important aspects of our student’s feelings (hearts) and their doings (hands) despite these clearly playing a part in the taxonomy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 2015 12:35 AM

Some food for thought.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 14, 2015 6:52 AM

Sounds good in theory.

Jim Barentine's curator insight, September 15, 2015 1:32 AM

So important to work in the upper tiers with students!

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Creating a Culture of Inquiry

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A culture of inquiry begins with a welcoming climate of trust and validation where students understand the value of questions and the adventure of seeking answers.
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