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3 Ways to Reconfigure an Old Computer Lab

3 Ways to Reconfigure an Old Computer Lab | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Bentley University transformed a largely forgotten, dreary lab space into a campus hotspot.

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Good ideas to implement in a Learning Commons for school libraries.

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Curating ideas and tools for teacher librarians in information and media literacy. Reflections for personal learning networks for school librarians.
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How To Properly Integrate Education Technology Using The ‘Plan, Trust, Expect’ Method

How To Properly Integrate Education Technology Using The ‘Plan, Trust, Expect’ Method | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
“Professional development days are like trying to learn 12 games at once.” On a professional development day, someone explains the rules to all 12 games, one after the other.
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"Don’t make the learning about technology, but remember first time exposure to a particular app, site, device, etc., is a good time to ‘relax’ on your more specific academic expectations." So true! Another good reason for teacher and librarian collaboration so the students have two mentors guiding their first steps with tech applications.

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SYNC

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YA Literature into Your Earphones

 

"SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on.

SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the young adult audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

SYNC gives away 2 FREE audiobook downloads every week each summer. In 2014, 26 titles will be given away over 13 weeks starting May 15th."

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Just in time to share with teens and teachers as the end of school comes closer.  May 15th is almost here!

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Charting the PD Waters With Badges (EdSurge News)

Charting the PD Waters With Badges (EdSurge News) | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Although I love the freedom, flexibility and personalization of informal learning with my PLN on social media, I always felt that there should be a system for acknowledging that learning.  Badging for professional learning, now, seems an obvious solution. Badging itself has a long, rich history, eve
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Organizing a badge program for professional learning or student orientation to high school programs sounds like a win for everyone.

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Winnie Host's curator insight, October 9, 5:14 PM

 I think this might work in my information literacy boot camp initiative.

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School - YouTube

Published on Apr 4, 2014

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Texas Library Association, Demco, and the Dean's Research Funds (College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University).

If you are a principal or school administrator and you want to share why your school librarian is the heart of your school, contact Dr. Judi Moreillon (jmoreillon@twu.edu).

This video is also available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/91689175


Via Heather Perkinson
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Perfect to share with your school librarians and their administrators.

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6 Mistakes I Made with Professional Development

6 Mistakes I Made with Professional Development | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
These 6 strategies represent some of the most fundamental mistakes I've made in my years of educational technology professional development.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Nice reflection piece that can be applied not only to edtech professional development but any PD for teachers. Note to teacher librarians: how do you present professional development to your staff?

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Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap

Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.

"An Emerging Species.....What we don't reflect on enough is how some educators are connected to the global community, emerging trends and research, and larger conversations around reform and the direction of global education in general -- and how so many other educators are simply not tapped into that world."

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Love this thought...."Teachers who learn together grow together. And teachers who grow together teach children in powerful ways. " Beautifully written support for teachers being connected with social media.

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#edcampSTL on February 8, 2014

#edcampSTL  on February 8, 2014 | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Dr. Chris McGee @cmcgee200 - EdcampSTL goes mobile  - just download the Guide. 

http://guidebook.com/g/EdcampSTL/?ref=badge&gid=5760

 

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Are you ready for #edcampSTL?

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The AASL Unconference: Join us! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The AASL Unconference: Join us! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

"Our kinda edgy, late-night event will take place in the Capitol Ballroom at the Marriott beginning at 9 PM on Friday night.

The focus is on informal, peer-to-peer learning, PLN building, and sharing–ensuring that voices get heard and that current concerns have a forum." from Joyce Valenza

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Going to AASL in Hartford in November? Add the #AASLUNCON  to your list of "I Have to Be there".  Not attending in Hartford?  Be looking for links and tweet streams coming your way to keep you connected even at home.

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4 Caution Lights For School Leaders

4 Caution Lights For School Leaders | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Zig Ziglar’s “wheel of life” is often referred to by leadership coaches, like Chris Locurto, because it represents a good visual of the competing interests in each of our lives.
Linda Dougherty's insight:

Good to remember for all educators - balance your work life and personal life.

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Kimberly Bower's curator insight, March 19, 5:15 PM

Balancing competing interests can be challenging!

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The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers

The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

"During Teen Read Week I decided to invite students to the library and show book trailers for the ALA logo Seek the Unknown @ your library campaign.  As I've done numerous book talk/book trailer gatherings I'm always up for something new.  Since our district is launching Google in Education for all our students and faculty, I decided to embed the mystery, science fiction, and supernatural book trailers into a Google presentation. "


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Mary Clark's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:19 PM

I have over 120 book trailers in my YouTube channel now.  Sue's instructions will make it easy to customize my book talks!

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The Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo

The Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
“ Take a look through our handy list of Twitter lingo for a complete glossary of terms you may come across in tweets.”
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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Complete Social Media Image Size Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Complete Social Media Image Size Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Complete Social Media Image Size Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:28 PM

Perfect to share so we all can update our social media pages! [happy dance]

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This Is The Only Version Of "Pride And Prejudice" You Need To Read

This Is The Only Version Of "Pride And Prejudice" You Need To Read | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Describing this as "minimalist" would be a bit of an overstatement.
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This is going on my wish list on Amazon!  Yes, it could be added to a text set for Jane Austen books but this is just too fun to pass up.

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Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing

Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes ways to beat learning loss this summer such as creating an online forum where students post book reviews.
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More good ideas to connect with students during their summer vacation.

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Creating Cross-Curricular Text Sets for the Middle Grades | MiddleWeb

Creating Cross-Curricular Text Sets for the Middle Grades | MiddleWeb | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Teacher educator Amanda Wall has preservice teachers creating themed text sets that can help deepen student learning across the middle grades curriculum.
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Even though the article focuses on Middle High curriculum, that basics outlined could be used to develop text sets for elementary or high school

 

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Apply by June 1 for YALSA/Dollar General Teen Read Week Grants

Apply by June 1 for YALSA/Dollar General Teen Read Week Grants | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are seeking innovative and literacy-focused Teen Read Week™ programming proposals.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Looking for a funding source for a special program in your school library? See if you qualify for this literacy program.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 15, 11:30 AM

Don't let this deadline pass you by if you want to apply for funding!

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Gamification Engages Job Candidates Beyond Their Resumes

Gamification Engages Job Candidates Beyond Their Resumes | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
You likely don't think of gaming when you think of searching for a new job; but gamification is a burgeoning trend in some companies' hiring process.

Via David W. Deeds
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It will be interesting to see where this goes. I do like the idea of researching your potential employer's needs and working on solutions to work into your answers at a job interview.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 6, 9:42 AM

I don't know if I'd play a game during the interview, though. ;)

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Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been in hiring roles and have received thousands of resumes from new college graduates. I’ve interviewed many for real jobs and ...
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Even if  you aren't a new graduate, good points for everyone to update their resumes, make sure your LinkedIn profile is outstanding, and practice those thank you notes...like your grandmother taught you! Good ideas to share with teachers for professional development plus students working on career projects.

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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - 21stedchat, blended learning, digital learning, edchat, Innovation, pblchat, Teaching

Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - 21stedchat, blended learning, digital learning, edchat, Innovation, pblchat, Teaching | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.
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Great outline of steps to integrate nonfiction reading, research process that includes evaluation and data collection to the completed creative product: the Infographic!

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Twitter Finally Explains Twitter [VIDEO]

Twitter Finally Explains Twitter [VIDEO] | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Twitter released a video answering a question many non-users frequently ask: What is Twitter?
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Dan Kerr Shanghai Tedx Talk- Living a Life Well Lived

Shanghai TEDx - Dan Kerr "Living a Life Well Lived" October 22,2013
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Awesome speech to share with administrators and teachers alike - work on balance between personal life and work life.

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Twitter Illiterate? Mastering the @BC’s

Twitter Illiterate? Mastering the @BC’s | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Only about 18 percent of American Internet users are active on Twitter, so here are some tips if you’re still new to the microblogging service.

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Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, October 26, 2013 2:04 PM

I'm currently working on becoming "Twitter LIterate".  One of the obstacles in our way will be unblocking the filter that keeps us from using it in the classroom.  For now though, it is an incredible resource for joining very speicific conversations about those topics that most interest you.  I encourage everyone to give it a try this year.

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Multiplication lessons

Multiplication lessons | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Choose a multiplication fact to learn using this grid of times tables. Clicking on the multiplication fact will take you to a series of lessons.

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Hannah Roukas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:19 AM

This website is amazing!  It uses games, pictures, colors, and words to explain multiplication in depth.  It even includes a "More Tips" button, in case the kids need more practice, or the teacher needs a new way to present the material.  You can choose any multiplication fact, too.

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Welcome to the SOMS Library - Open Letter for Parents

Welcome to the SOMS Library - Open Letter for Parents | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

“ Dear SOMS Families,The library program has some exciting opportunities in store for your child this year:Our program will be promoting...”


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:08 AM
Locker Libraries! Perfect idea to use instead of making my own Little Libraries.
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Superhero Science

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Comic book writers are indebted to scientists, and they demonstrate their gratitude by giving these real life mega-minds special places in the pantheon of superhero mythologies. Bruce Banner, who goe
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My favorite things in one lesson plan:  comic book heroes and SCIENCE! Can see this outline being used over several grade levels and science fields.  Check the comments from Physics teachers for their ideas.

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