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Kick It Up a Notch with Google Docs

Kick It Up a Notch with Google Docs | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

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Susan Oxnevad's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:25 PM

I used ThingLink to organize and put together some useful resources for using Google Docs for learning. Scroll your mouse over the interactive image to explore a wealth of resources.

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Reflections for personal learning networks for school librarians and teachers with an emphasis on professional development.
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30 Day Twitter Challenge for Teachers by Eric Langhorst

30 Day Twitter Challenge for Teachers by Eric Langhorst | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Eric Langhorst has produced a 30 Day Twiiter Challenge which takes teachers step-by-step in learning how to use Twitter for their own personal learning.

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Thank you, Eric, for creating an excellent program that an individual teacher can follow in learning how to use Twitter. His program includes a daily video that covers the basics in easy-to-follow steps.

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Virtual Teacher Program Certificate | Coursera

Virtual Teacher Program Certificate | Coursera | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Virtual Teacher Program is a specialization offered by University of California, Irvine. Take a sequence of courses to learn to be a Virtual Teacher.
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Options to take the course for FREE (since these classes are part of the Coursera program) just to learn or pay $49 for each of the 4 classes. Add the Capstone Project for another $49 for a total of $245. Nice way to share and learn with a global group.

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Mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Mauilibrarian2 in Olinda | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

24 COOL (and FREE) ways to enjoy #ISTE2015 without being there [#NOTATISTE]

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Thank you, Linda, for curating all the ways to virtually be there at #ISTE2015 

 

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Denton TX Instructional Technology Badge Site Introduction Video - YouTube

"What Badge Do You Want?" Personal Professional Development designed by the Denton Texas instructional technology department to award and recognize teachers developing their personal learning. See badge website for more information:

https://sites.google.com/a/g.dentonisd.org/denton-isd-instructional-technology-badges/home

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Ross Garison, Coordinator of Instructional Technology in Denton ISD, has hit a home run with his instructional technology department's gamification of professional development.  If you peek into his YouTube videos, you will find individual teacher's videos explaining how they incorporated technology into their classrooms with specific tech tools.

 

Can see developing this idea into freshmen library and technology orientation for August!

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10 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning

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10 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning

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Washington Library Media Association Releases Op-Ed: “Look in School Libraries for Graduation Rates”

Washington Library Media Association Releases Op-Ed: “Look in School Libraries for Graduation Rates” | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Two Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) presidents, future and current, have written an op-ed article urging the public to take WLMA’s new impact study, connecting student achievement with teacher librarians, very seriously.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 20, 12:01 PM

Link to the full report can be found in this article.

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Libraries: Free online PD for teacher librarians - Joyce Valenza

Libraries:  Free online PD for teacher librarians - Joyce Valenza | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Free online PD for teacher librarians
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Joyce Valenza presents an infographic designed on Pictochart to list the PD resources just waiting for teacher librarians.

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How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

Via Karen Bonanno
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Yes, please, slow down the brainstorming thinking before students actually start looking for research sources.  These steps can be incorporated into a collaborative librarian/teacher plan for assignments.

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Facebook publishes new security settings guide

Facebook publishes new security settings guide | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Drop-dead simple advice on keeping intruders' hands off your account, spotting phishing attempts and more.

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Drop-dead simple advice on keeping intruders' hands off your account, spotting phishing attempts and more.


To do that, it's added a new security collection called How to Keep Your Account Secure to the Privacy Basics page.

The topics cover setting a strong password, spotting attempts to steal passwords and other info, details on how Facebook handles government requests for information, and advice on what to do if your account gets hijacked.


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8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic

8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
The Internet offers an abundance of online citation tools, from the extremely easy to use, to ones that require more research on the part of the user.
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Classic list citation tools - just pick one and add it to your teacher librarian toolbox.

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Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers : Teacher Reboot Camp

Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers : Teacher Reboot Camp | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Shelly Terrell shares her ideas for digital icebreakers for learners of various ages. 

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Awesome ideas to use with teachers for those professional development sessions!

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Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing

Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing | Teacher Librarians: Networking 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 Librarians: Networking 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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Linda Dougherty: #SummerCleaning plus How to Channel Your Inner "van Gogh"

Linda Dougherty: #SummerCleaning plus How to Channel Your Inner "van Gogh" | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Reminder to clean images from mobile devices such as iPads. Reviewing the app Waterlogue to create watercolor drawings from photographs. 

 

 

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This is a really fun app for one's iPhone or iPad. Even put together a quick Animoto video with the before and after pics.

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A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
The weekend before a TED conference, each speaker rehearses their talk in the TED theater. It’s a chance for the speakers to get to know the space, for our curators to give last-minute suggestions ...
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Mark this for "conference season" to read back over when practicing.  Admit to yourself, you may need to do this in the classroom.

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How to pick powerful stories

How to pick powerful stories for your presentation

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 25, 8:55 AM

Very powerful tips for personalizing communication and sharing emotion!

Fausto Cantu's curator insight, May 25, 9:42 AM

Cómo escoger historias poderosas

Joanne Schmidt's curator insight, May 26, 9:13 AM

helpful hints for any storytelling, using digital tools or not

may be used for Attic Archeology projects and/or TED club

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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future
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Definitely agree with these 7 elements of learning...especially making the connection between the physical research resources to the digital.  Digital Research is available right now for students and teachers.  They just need the guidance to fully realize the potential beyond a Google search.

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Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface

Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Rachel Kramer Bussel writes: "Colleen Graves, a teacher-librarian at Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, Tex., made a bookface display using photos from other libraries along with her own students’ images to encourage participation (with the lure of free books for the most Instagram likes). She also posts Vine videos of new books, prompting some students to ask for those titles."


Via Mary Reilley Clark
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Definitely savings this for a "back-to-school" Instagram project!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 2, 10:46 AM

After yesterdays "misspeak" by the ALA Washington spokeswoman, it was great to see an article--in my favorite newspaper, no less--that celebrated a library trend. And to see a middle school librarian quoted really warmed my heart. We have GOT to try this!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 3, 7:52 PM

Got to try this. What fun!

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Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian - The Digital Shift

Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian - The Digital Shift | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Training high school students in digital research and partnering them with a school librarian can instill a high level of confidence during college, according to preliminary observations of a study underway by EBSCO.
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12 Days of Weeding

Watch as two hilarious high school librarians try to persuade teachers to claim library technology from decades past!
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What to my wondering eyes appear?! Two Lindbergh High School librarians demonstrating "weeding" their library.  Great fun and fits right in with those spring cleaning chores in the school library.  Love how their YouTube video popped up in Scoop.it.

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The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic

The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
No one is going to debate the importance of reading to learn & navigate through life. But reading provides many surprising and important additional benefits

Via Tricia Adams
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Awesome share out to classroom teachers, administrators, and reading specialists.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 27, 5:19 AM

The benefits of reading...

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9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent

9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
You can keep calm in the face of these angry parents, even resolving the conflict, with these strategies: 9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Just in time for those last important phone calls and conferences with parents at the end of this school year - share with your teaching friends.

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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
Linda Dougherty's insight:

Interesting stats from the college students who prefer print books compared to digital.  However, they do like the interactive science and math textbooks.  What does this mean for the high school students?

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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 Librarians: Networking 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

SYNC | Teacher Librarians: Networking and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
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."

Linda Dougherty's insight:

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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