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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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Khawar Ijaz's curator insight, January 2, 2015 6:18 AM

you can watch indian dramas on line http://www.dramashush.com/

Westcoast Reader's curator insight, March 5, 2015 10:59 PM

Very useful!

Heatherstreasure's curator insight, June 7, 2015 9:40 PM

A great list of Sites where you can find free photos for your blog!  

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Report Shows Teens Aren't Reading for Fun

Report Shows Teens Aren't Reading for Fun | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

In a way, the report's findings about teens aren't surprising. Older students have always read less than younger ones, as the multiple demands of growing up take over. For many, there's simply no time to juggle reading for pleasure with schoolwork, afterschool activities, sports, homework, jobs, and socializing. But some students are managing to fit it in.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 21, 2014 10:05 AM

Interesting article with some good tech suggestions for getting students doing more reading for fun.

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Children, Teens, and Reading

Children, Teens, and Reading | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

This research review charts trends in reading rates and reading achievement over time among kids and teens in the U.S. We focus on national surveys and databases for data on children's reading habits and reading scores, looking at differences across time, and between demographic groups. We also examine the growing literature on ereading among young people, which has largely studied attitudes toward ebooks and ereading. We conclude with a discussion of key future areas of research on reading and ereading.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:24 PM

Interesting research into reading and attitudes to digital reading.

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Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online

Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

It's about family, after all. It's absolutely crucial that for this process, as with any other family lesson, parents and children learn together: Begin with the basics and don't wait too long to started on doing so.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 3, 2014 4:11 PM

Some good tips and advice.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, so your expectations and your teaching approach may differ quite noticeably from your colleagues. But the nagging question still remains for many teachers – what exactly is digital literacy?


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 22, 2014 7:43 PM

The eight C's devised by Doug Belshaw are a neat framework to consider for use in thinking about digital literacy. There are others that are also useful and that is also useful. It will be interesting to note how this field is defined over time.

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, May 22, 2014 10:06 PM

Digital literacy and 21st century citizenship are becoming inseparable

Josie Gibson's curator insight, May 24, 2014 1:52 AM

Just as applicable for executives...

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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:21 PM

Amazing

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, December 18, 2013 6:15 AM

A brief attempt to define these overlapping ideas.

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Knowmia - Technology for Teaching. Tutorial videos.

Knowmia - Technology for Teaching.  Tutorial videos. | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:48 PM

22,000 videos that you can include in your classroom programs.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:49 PM

An extensive video tutorial library on any subject. 

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30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom - InformED

30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom - InformED | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

In today’s market, students must largely be innovative and create their own jobs. Collard suggests teachers focus on teaching particular skills or set of behaviors, rather than preparing students for specific careers.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 4:24 AM

Some interesting tips on promoting creativity in class.

Brian Reed's curator insight, December 27, 2013 8:50 PM

If You Want To Know More: http://bit.ly/14uJM7i

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WOW! Lovely RTs and rescoops! Cheers
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Paper Vs. Screen—Does It Matter Anymore?

Paper Vs. Screen—Does It Matter Anymore? | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

Until the 11th century, people wrote text without spaces between the words. Gutenberg’s printing press changed that standard, and we can expect to see even more changes in the future.


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Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, December 10, 2013 5:13 AM

screens near you

Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 10, 2013 3:30 PM

la lectura se ha transformado?

jgarate's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:05 AM

buen resumen de ideas y estudios sobre el tema

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Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph

Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
Considering the importance placed on digital literacy in many career roles, the new 2014 curriculum seems a step in the right direction – but does more still need to be done?

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:55 PM

Yes!!

Nick Hester's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:19 AM

Yes

Carlos Lon Kan Prado's curator insight, December 29, 2013 8:02 PM

Estamos en el camino de alfabetizar

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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources

10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:24 PM

American examples in focus - there are Australian ones to identify too.

rwestby's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:36 PM

Not just for kids. Great for everyone. 

K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, October 5, 2013 3:36 PM

These are great web resources for teaching your students about locating primary sources. 

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CristinaSkyBox: Inquiry as Learning - An Environmental Example

CristinaSkyBox: Inquiry as Learning - An Environmental Example | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

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Freyberg Library - Another Weebly site

Freyberg Library - Another Weebly site | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
Freyberg High School Library web pages: Palmerston Northcompetitions, hot reads, how to use the library, research links, etc...

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Jan Radford's curator insight, September 24, 2013 3:10 AM

Another great example using Weebly.   Versatile and clear.  What a great introduction to this site.  Note the vision statement  is included and it ends with 'Use libraries Learn stuff'.  Visions are powerful. 

 

It is also a simple site, so if you are just about to start out, this is very achievable.

 

How did I find it?  I was almost a foundation day pupil at Freyberg, back in the days before the grounds were laid and our parents despaired of all the mud we brought home!  I think there were 78 of us.

 

 

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We're About to Tell You the Secret to Creativity, and You May NOT Want to Sit Down - InformED

We're About to Tell You the Secret to Creativity, and You May NOT Want to Sit Down - InformED | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

The study found that walking indoors or outdoors similarly boosted creative inspiration. The act of walking itself, and not the environment, was the main factor. A person walking indoors – on a treadmill in a room facing a blank wall – produced twice as many creative responses compared to a person sitting down.


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Anne Whisken's curator insight, May 8, 2014 7:51 PM

'It’s important to note that, according to the study, the type of creativity affected by walking is associated with “divergent,” rather than “convergent,” thinking. In other words, walking benefits creative brainstorming but not the kind of focused thinking required for single, correct answers.'

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/news/creativity-and-walking/#ixzz31Ag3q0vI

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 14, 2014 4:55 PM

Great info to share with the trait of creativity.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, May 17, 2014 6:17 AM

Κάτι ήξερε και ο Αριστοτέλης: 

http://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%A0%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%B9%CF%80%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B7%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AE_%CE%A3%CF%87%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%AE

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Tech-Inspired Ideas for Students' Summer Reading

Tech-Inspired Ideas for Students' Summer Reading | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

Take advantage of your students' passion for tech and introduce them to ereader apps like iBooks, Nook, or Kindle. Consider including a link to our Essential Books for Kids and Teens in your end-of-the-year email to parents. Parents can help kids find a good read from the library or bookstore to download onto their devices. In addition, before they take off for the summer, consider sharing these six apps and sites that support reading for fun.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:22 PM

Some interesting links to sites and apps to encourage kids to read for fun.

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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze social implications. All of which makes them extremely vulnerable to the overwhelming amount of information they have access to

 


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Amy Melendez's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:56 PM

From the post: "It is our job as educators and content producers to encourage kids to be capable, global citizens in a digital age. Integrating a news story into your classroom everyday not only sparks important conversations, but encourages students to create and analyze their own media responses, provides a basis for asking questions and is a seamless, natural way to incorporate CCSS nonfiction content into your daily lesson plan."

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, June 4, 2014 1:35 PM

¿cómo dar alfabetización digital a los nativos digitales?

TeachingStudies's curator insight, June 5, 2014 4:58 AM

bridge to cross

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Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures

Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 30, 2014 5:53 PM

dowload immediatly awesome free picturas from Gratisography

GranGoddessa's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:10 AM

Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

4twenty2's curator insight, June 12, 2014 4:15 AM

Fantastic resource with some great images - easy to use, brilliant for innovative presentations or compelling blogs!

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How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 21, 2014 7:11 AM

Learning, cooperating, creating...

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:58 AM

add your insight...

 

 
Lee Hall's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:42 AM

These are very helpful in meeting Common Core standards.

 

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Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Character Education for the Digital Age

Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Character Education for the Digital Age | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:36 AM
Issues of Digital Citizenship

 

"Here are just a few of the issues that a comprehensive digital citizenship curriculum should address.

 

 

Balance. Understanding past, present, and possible future effects of technology. Cultivating a sense of balance that considers opportunity as well as responsibility, empowerment as well as caution, personal fulfillment as well as community and global well-being.

 

 

Safety and security. Understanding how online actions might lead to harm to yourself or others. Includes protecting your own privacy, respecting that of others, and recognizing inappropriate online communications and sites (such as sexual material and other resources intended for adults).

 

 

Cyberbullying. Understanding the potentially devastating effects of cyberbullying and how it violates ethical principles of personal integrity, compassion, and responsible behavior.

 

 

Sexting. Understanding the negative consequences of using a cell phone to take and transmit pictures of a sexual nature of oneself or others.

 

 

Copyright and plagiarism. Respecting others' intellectual property rights and reflecting on the legality and ethics of using online materials without permission (a complex and murky area of the law, bounded by "fair use" guidelines)."

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:31 AM

Great one thanks for sharing.

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:30 PM

I chose this article because it deals with issues of digital citizenship and specific issues (like cyberbullying, sexting, safety and security) that should addressed in a digital citizenship curriculum.

 

 

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

How about that last characteristic of a 21st-century learner, effective communicator? Being literate means one who is advanced at reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And, in all schools -- deeper learning driven or not -- literacy is a curriculum fundamental.


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 17, 2013 7:21 PM

A defining look at where teaching and learning is going, and what really makes a digitally literate student. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 18, 2013 5:36 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, December 19, 2013 5:11 AM

Is enough of this being done in the classroom? I wish I could say this is happening in my kids' classrooms here in Germany. These literacies need to be taught much, much sooner.

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Is Technology shoving Pedagogy to the center stage?

Is Technology shoving Pedagogy to the center stage? | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

More and more we see how fast changing technology is part of the world and how that impacts the ways people learn. My perception is that the supporting role of technology in learning will only grow and tend to becomes seamless.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 12, 2013 11:26 AM

For me, this is one of the key points here "All that has to impact teacher training. Teachers need to be immersed and fluent in different digital tools, to be able to use those seamlessly in a flow while also assessing the impact of new technological developments that do not stop coming."

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

Why not keep paper and evolve screen-based reading into something else entirely? Screens obviously offer readers experiences that paper cannot. Scrolling may not be the ideal way to navigate a text as long and dense as Moby Dick, but the New York Times, Washington Post, ESPN and other media outlets have created beautiful, highly visual articles that depend entirely on scrolling and could not appear in print in the same way.


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Helen Teague's curator insight, December 8, 2013 12:03 AM

from Nik Peachey---this article compares screen reading with paper-based text

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:10 AM

A detailed paper discussing screens vs paper. Lots of other links included. There is no research paper connected with article. I did a paper on practice modalites that involved print text vs media for learning and engagement. More papers are needed out there on such topics, as technology research studies can quickly become outdated.

Mirna Goldberger's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:21 AM

I am definitely not made to scroll, my brain prefers printed paper.  I cannot focus and retain as well, when I read online.

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it

How about that last characteristic of a 21st-century learner, effective communicator? Being literate means one who is advanced at reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And, in all schools -- deeper learning driven or not -- literacy is a curriculum fundamental.


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 17, 2013 7:21 PM

A defining look at where teaching and learning is going, and what really makes a digitally literate student. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 18, 2013 5:36 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, December 19, 2013 5:11 AM

Is enough of this being done in the classroom? I wish I could say this is happening in my kids' classrooms here in Germany. These literacies need to be taught much, much sooner.

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Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help

Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.

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God Is.'s curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:40 AM

Great tool for people of all ages...

K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:21 PM

A free online resource for parents, students and teachers. 

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | Teacher Librarians | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:41 AM

Visuel !

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.