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Google Docs and The Common Core

This presentation was shown at the ICE Conference in February of 2013.


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Google Docs and Common Core

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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:53 PM

Links in the presentation to useful forms for student research, graphic organizers, a close reading activity--all on Google Docs for you to use!

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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Students complain about being bored in class.  As teachers, we should try to change that.  Listen to our kids. 

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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We all teach digital literacy. 

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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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What the Library of Congress Has for Teachers: Primary Sources and Tools and Techniques to Use Them | Teaching with the Library of Congress

What the Library of Congress Has for Teachers: Primary Sources and Tools and Techniques to Use Them | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it

Primary sources are more important to teachers than ever before, and the Library of Congress makes it easy not only to find great primary sources, but also to quickly and effectively use them in your teaching.

The Library is one of the world’s largest sources of free primary sources, with more than 30 million items available via easy searching at www.loc.gov. U.S. history, English and language arts, science, world history and cultures–there are primary sources for almost every discipline.


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Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:56 AM

LOC is a great resource!

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, August 25, 2013 6:26 PM

boas ideias

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:15 AM

Primary sources are so important for CCSS.

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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it

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Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:30 AM

Love this! This is a great tool to share with ignorant teachers who are only 1 step ahead of their students.  As NYS rolls-out the research initiative, this will help us triage poor online habits.   And...if a student uses databases, it makes this a little easier.  

Tania Gammage's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:57 AM

This would be an excellent poster for a school library

Julie Aterman's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:25 AM

This is great! I wish I could get it as a poster.

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4 C's + School Librarians = Common Core Success - METC 2013 Presentations

4 C's + School Librarians = Common Core Success - METC 2013 Presentations | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
METC 2013 Presentations:
DIY Infographics for Data Reporting
3 C's + School Librarians = Common Core Success
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Great common core resources for school librarians

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Media Mania—Magic and Mayhem: Mesmerizing Fairy Tale Retellings for Teens | School Library Journal

Media Mania—Magic and Mayhem: Mesmerizing Fairy Tale Retellings for Teens | School Library Journal | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
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Resources for Finding Latino Kid Lit | School Library Journal

Resources for Finding Latino Kid Lit | School Library Journal | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
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Helpful article for building a diverse collection. 

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52 Gmail Shortcuts You Should Know About - Edudemic

52 Gmail Shortcuts You Should Know About - Edudemic | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
There are dozens of Gmail shortcuts that you should check out in your never-ending quest to reach the elusive 'inbox zero' goal.
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Long list of Gmail shortcuts. 

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How Does Your Boss See You?: Proof That Principals Value Librarians | School Library Journal

How Does Your Boss See You?: Proof That Principals Value Librarians | School Library Journal | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it

Principals value their librarians. They also want them to be more visible leaders. Those are just two of the interesting findings from a recent survey of 102 media specialists and 67 principals. In fact, 90 percent of the administrators that we surveyed think we have a positive impact in schools—and a large number also feel that our jobs are important. That’s great news, considering only 65 percent of librarians in the study thought their bosses would recognize the valuable role we play.


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be a leader! 

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Tamara Cox's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:04 AM

Motivation to become a leader in your school.

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: 10 Tips for Parents (and librarians) Working with Reluctant Readers

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: 10 Tips for Parents (and librarians) Working with Reluctant Readers | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it

Great hand out for parents. 

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Tales of a 6th Grade Classroom: Common Core: Evaluating Text Complexity

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Educators Share Tech Struggles: From Tablets To Twitter -- InformationWeek

Educators Share Tech Struggles: From Tablets To Twitter -- InformationWeek | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
Educators from around the world shared lessons on how to best utilize mobile, social and other technologies at annual ASCD education conference.
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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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As Cindy Rogers stated, the future is now.  I do this every time I teacher a lesson about research. 

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Julieta Silva's comment, September 15, 2013 6:45 PM
Yes, the future is here and now!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:03 AM

New trends in Librarianship

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But I'm already really busy!!!   Rescooped from classmate @Liz Carnell

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Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Primary Resources

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:16 AM

Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

GwynethJones's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:04 PM

AWESOME + a tip from Linda:

" Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:30 AM

If you frequently refer to primary sources in your coursework - this may be really useful to you.

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An Argumentative First Day Activity Aligned with W.CCR.1 | Teaching the Core

An Argumentative First Day Activity Aligned with W.CCR.1 | Teaching the Core | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
Here are my thoughts on an icebreaker that seeks to immediately begin building an argumentative, collaborative culture in my classroom.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:20 AM

Great start to the year!

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Teacher's Visual Guide to Creating Infographics Using Piktochart ~ Educational

Teacher's Visual Guide to Creating Infographics Using Piktochart ~ Educational | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it

Piktochart is a great tool that I have been personally using to create infographics to share with you. I have reviewed this tool in several instances here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning and am glad to hear that some of you have found it equally useful.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:05 PM

I've been using Piktochart for a few weeks.  It's a strong program! 

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it

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great tool for teaching Creative Commons #tlchat

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:12 AM

Crystal clear poster!

Mindi Vandagriff's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:56 AM

We must teach our students Creative Commons early!

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:58 PM

This is a useful tool about the creative commons.

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Copyright in a Copy Paste World

Copyright in a Copy Paste World | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.
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JLG’s On the Radar: Middle School Novels with Strong Male Characters | School Library Journal

JLG’s On the Radar: Middle School Novels with Strong Male Characters | School Library Journal | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
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Equation of Success: Top Ten Responsibilities that Students Must Own

Equation of Success: Top Ten Responsibilities that Students Must Own | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
I have written before in the past on various blog sites and networks about the vital equation that must exist in order for a student not to fail in our schools:

Family + Student + School + Policyma
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"A list of basic rules that students should follow to avoid their own failure and to step up as a variable in their own equation of success"- Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This.

Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This. | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's most common sources of information are news outlets, books, and academic archives. So if your teacher has banned Wikipedia, just follow Wikipedia's trail of sources to get to the good stuff. Oh, and don't tell them we sent you.

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Teach students and teachers how Wikipedia can be a starting point in the research process, not the final destination. 

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:57 AM

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Wikipedia is a solid way to begin a search on many topics IF you follow the backtrail to the sources listed in the article. 

As a school librarian, I agree with this advice.  If you know little about a topic that you are researching, begin with Wikipedia to gather search terms and find sources of information from the citations.  Wikipedia should not be cited as a source for academic research, but it can be a tool for finding sources that are.

Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:12 AM

Hmmm... Worth knowing about. Still can't cite it, but a good place to start for background info.

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:06 AM

A great starting point - track it back to see where it might have come from.

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Lady Gaga - building confidence, kindness


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"little acts of kindness- these are the things that are going to change culture"

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:31 PM

Create a culture of kindness in schools - there is no simple one answer

Susan Kelly's comment, May 7, 2013 9:56 PM
Short and rather vapid.
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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Taming the Wild Text

Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Taming the Wild Text | Technology, Reading & Learning | 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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Great article for building a reading culture

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Five habits of great students: Lessons from top-ranked STEM school

Five habits of great students: Lessons from top-ranked STEM school | Technology, Reading & Learning | Scoop.it
Many factors affect how well students do in school, but among them are how the students themselves approach their work and learning. Here are some lessons from a top STEM school.
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