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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

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Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project

Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"David Grant, who guides the Portland school's technology integration and curriculum development, has put together a six-step rubric for designing a project."

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Worth reading the comments frm experienced teachers.  Interesting to note that - 

Tech learning was scaffolded out so students weren't learning the technology at the same time they were creating their individual final products and the CD-ROM.
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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources

10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources | Teaching through Libraries | 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.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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American examples in focus - there are Australian ones to identify too.

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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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27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School

27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
We're all in this together and figuring out how to encourage teamwork in school is something every administrator, teacher, and student should know how to do.
The post 27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School appeared first on Edudemic.

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Basic, good ideas as reminders.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:46 AM

Yet another awesome Infographic from Mia MacMeekin to print and hang in the classroom as a reminder of how teams really work.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Penny For Your Thoughts: What's Really On The Mind of Today's Teacher Librarian

The Adventures of Library Girl: Penny For Your Thoughts: What's Really On The Mind of Today's Teacher Librarian | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
TL Advocacy: The Adventures of Library Girl: What's Really On The Mind of Today's Teacher Librarian... http://t.co/jsYVtgutxa
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Wow - creative, generous and informative colleague!  Read to the end and get all the extras to use and try

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Free Technology for Teachers: On YouTube You Can Now Find Free Music to Legally Download and Re-use

Free Technology for Teachers: On YouTube You Can Now Find Free Music to Legally Download and Re-use | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"For the last couple of years Vimeo has offered free music to download and re-use in your video projects. Now YouTube is offering the same thing through the YouTube Audio Library. This library is slightly different than the free music available when you use the YouTube slideshow creation tool. The music in the YouTube Audio Library is music that you can download to use in projects online and offline. You can search the library of music according to genre, mood, instrument, or duration. You can listen to the tracks before downloading them as MP3 files."


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 27, 2013 10:06 AM

Dobra novica, saj je za pripravo e-gradiv potrebnoimeti veliko glasbenega ozadja ...

Linda Jones's curator insight, September 27, 2013 2:18 PM

Great News!

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We Wanted To Talk About 21st Century Education

This animation was produced on behalf of the Australian delegation to the Global Education Leadership Programme (GELP). It makes the case for making big changes…

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Says it in a nutshell.  We need to Enable, Engage and Empower youth.  Much of Australia has a fair way to go though!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:24 PM

An interesting overview of the future of education and learning in Australia in a globally connected world.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 26, 2013 1:42 AM

Global Education Leadership Program video.

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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint

A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Have you ever Googled yourself ? Have you ever checked your virtual identity? Do you know that you leave a digital footprint every time you get online? Do you know that whatever you do online is accumulated into a digital dossier traceable by others ? These and several other similar questions are but the emerging tip of the sinking iceberg.One that is packed full of concerns related to issues of our online identity and privacy issues.

 


Via Patric Lougheed
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Some good teaching ideas and short video to use as discussion starters!

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Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 5:19 PM

Must share with GATES/Edmodo

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Curation as learning in information literacy ~ libfocus - Irish library blog

Curation as learning in information literacy ~ libfocus - Irish library blog | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @MMichelleMoore: Curation as learning in information literacy ~ libfocus - Irish library blog: http://t.co/lNUKYu4lRb
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Site explains well how curating information is a valuable 'filtering' infoLit skill!

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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
List of assessment and rubric information

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Kathy Schrock's long list!

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, June 29, 2013 3:17 AM

Great source of resources and tools on this topic.

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An Action Plan for All Seasons | Project Advocacy | School Library ...

An Action Plan for All Seasons | Project Advocacy | School Library ... | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
The importance of advocacy is evident to us during a crisis. When our libraries are threatened or our staff faces cuts, then we leap into motion. But we should be mindful of advocacy every day. With social media tools, we can ...
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It's all about building your own skills and capacity to support your particular clients and the curriculum you work within.

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Copyright statement (State Library of Queensland)

Copyright statement (State Library of Queensland) | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

All of the text published on this website is licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. Under the terms of this licence you may distribute, remix and build upon the text from the site, but you must attribute the State Library of Queensland as the source of the information.

You may use other material on the State Library website for the purposes of private study, research, and criticism and review without permission. We ask that you acknowledge State Library of Queensland when you use material from our website.

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Such a wealth of primary resources - we need to get it right!

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The educated blogger: Using Weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom | Huffaker | First Monday

This paper explores the role of weblogs, or blogs, in classroom settings. It examines the importance of literacy and storytelling in learning, juxtaposing these concepts with the features of blogs.
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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.

Via Allan Shaw, Karen Bonanno
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Worth repeating: the processes are more important than the content!

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, October 9, 2013 1:35 PM

A great, succinct set of guidelines.

Lynne Stone's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:10 AM

This underlines the importance of good teaching to build student capacity to learn and use what they have learned.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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Couple of games to try  with added benefits

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Rudi Permana's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:04 AM

Sometimes we often forget to take lessons from the process (playing the game) or experience (in the real life)  that we've been through.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 12, 2014 12:37 AM

Need an idea for team-building with your students for those first days of school?  These are classic ice-breaker activities any grade level can enjoy.

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Cybersafety – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

Cybersafety – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility! | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Teaching about cybersafety is the responsibility of every teacher.
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We all need to take this information on-board for personal and professional purposes.

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Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections - a review

Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections - a review | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Many are questioning the need for libraries to have digital collections, as access to information appears ubiquitous. With the answer to every question seemingly a ‘Google’ away, it is a common misconception that libraries and library staff are no longer needed. .  .  .  

The provision of digital as well as physical collections provides not only what users need and demand, but also provides supports equity of access."

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Thanks Bris Catholic Ed and ResourceLink Crew!

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Suggestions and examples for teachers at several stages of experience.

Note 4 me - Comic Life information p163.

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.


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Well said in conclusion: "Librarians who adopt these (listed) skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are."  That's certainly what we all need to do!

 
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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

Галина Егорова's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:10 AM
5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

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7 tips for making your principal your ally - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

7 tips for making your principal your ally - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Librarians, you cannot afford to have an adversarial relationship with their principals. You cannot even afford principals who are "agents of benevolent neglect." You need an administrator who actively supports you and your program.
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It's about being proactive and out there!

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Assessments of Information Literacy available online (Information Literacy Assessments)

Assessments of Information Literacy available online (Information Literacy Assessments) | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Discover Jon Muller's list of Assessments of Information Literacy http://t.co/5FlBjrH2Xs (via Lizz Zitron)
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Heaps of links to be investigated!

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How to Create an Infographic in an Hour or Less [5 Free PPT Templates]

How to Create an Infographic in an Hour or Less [5 Free PPT Templates] | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn how easy it is to create a new infographic in under an hour using one of our 5 free PowerPoint templates!
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Perhaps the annual report could be produced in one visual infographic!

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Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:04 PM

Want to try these!  GATES??

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Designing Research Assignments

Designing assignments to develop information literacy skills via #Drew http://t.co/LGb562TIRi
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The essential steps inthe research process with the 'digital citizenship' factor added in too. Then suggestions for assignment styles that could support the development of the IL skills.

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Alida promoting book titles with Pinterest — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Alida promoting book titles with Pinterest  — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

This is how I made the Pinterest pages for my school. This is as close to a step-by-step process as I can give.  The best way to learn it is to play around with it yourself. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy.

I started a Gmail account for my library and chose a password that I would feel okay sharing with other people.  I want my aides and any other librarian who might follow me in the position to take over the social media accounts. I use this account for every social media account I use for my library.

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Step by step 'How to ...' very visual.

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Libraries matter: 5 fantastic library infographics

Libraries matter: 5 fantastic library infographics | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
A selection of best library infographics from around the web.

Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
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beyond the BER - we need the Librarian to support the best use of the libraries.

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:09 AM

My favorite is A Librarian's worth:
This great infographic, created by Masters in Education and ObizMedia, gives a lot of new light on the role of libraries and librarians, as it changes a reference point totally. What would we do without librarians? There is only one answer to this question: nothing.

Bee Ang Lim's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:34 AM

Good way to present statistics