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Librarians' evolving digital roles | eSchool News | eSchool News

Librarians' evolving digital roles | eSchool News | eSchool News | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
School librarians play a critical role in today's schools--more critical than ever before. This report details some of their concerns.

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It's all about helping teachers and students find and use the right tools to successfully meet their goals. 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 14, 2014 11:28 AM

School librarians are the digital movers and shakers!

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10 Things Every Learner Needs to Know

10 Things Every Learner Needs to Know | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
It’s important to give your learners a clear understanding of the kind of follow-through they’ll need to perform to ingrain new work habits. I strongly recommend sharing these 10 things every learner needs to know. ...

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How Empathy Affects Learning, And How To Cultivate It In Your Students - InformED

How Empathy Affects Learning, And How To Cultivate It In Your Students - InformED | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
"The education system forces people to unlearn the empathy they were born with. It's a system based on always seeming strong, contributing to the economy

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Modeling empathy even on our worst days is so important for kids in this day and age!

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, November 2, 2014 8:01 AM

Also particularly important for the workforce.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:47 AM

Thx Beth Dichter!

Meg Swecker's curator insight, November 3, 2014 9:41 AM

How empathy contributes to advanced learning. Very interesting!

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Vocabulary expanders for English

Vocabulary expanders for English | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
Hi everyone,Here are a few fun suggestions to increase your vocabulary prior to undertaking your exam.Cheers,Kaitlin RobbsVivid-Verb-Listtone_mood_words

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I would have my upper ES grade students add this to their writer's notebook!  Excellent resource to help with continuous vocab growth!

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, November 4, 2014 10:44 AM

Such a great simple visual tool. Should be in everyone's bookmark, on your physical wall hanging up, or whatever other means you use. It helps you start thinking a bit about what words you can use and how to use them.

Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 4, 2014 5:38 PM

Great tools for expanding ELLs vocabulary especially useful when writing. 

 

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How the Internet Works Infographic (+ others)

How the Internet Works Infographic (+ others) | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 8, 2014 10:28 PM

Do you understand how the Internet works? Can you dissect a URL? How much does a terabyte hold? These questions (and several others) are answered in a number of infographics created by Abby Ryan Design and available at this website. If you teach students about these concepts this may help many visual learners in their understanding. The infographics found here are:

* Dissecting a URL

* How the Internet Works

* The Evolution of Computers

* How much does a TB Hold?

* 7 Commandments of Computer Use

* 10 Signs Your Computer has a Virus

* Anatomy of a Ninja

Have fun exploring and sharing these with your students.

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Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies | Edudemic

Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies | Edudemic | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher who grew up in the pre-Internet era, you understand how tech innovation has revamped the educational landscape. Gone are the days of the blackboard and mimeograph. Teachers today carry a heavier (and more complicated) toolbox than ever before. The question is, how efficiently are you using your tools? Inviting Students to

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 11, 2014 9:03 PM

Bringing technology into your classroom can create major shifts, and planning ahead is a good idea. This post shares a guide that has 4 strategies to assist you. The examples provides are for a first grade classroom, but they will provide a foundation for many grade levels.

Strategy 1: Do your homework. This focuses on three areas - lesson planning, legwork and troubleshooting.

Strategy 2: Identify learning goals. This section provides two samples and discusses the value of learning goals.

Strategy 3: Step away from the computer. Keep an eye on your class. You may need to move from 'tech time' to other modes of learning more quickly than planned.

Strategy 4: Capitalize on their desire to explore. Prepare lessons and realize that the students work may lead to questions that provide options for exploring other areas.

There are many helpful ideas in this short guide. With younger students you may want to allow exploration by using a tool such as Symbaloo, where you can create links to websites that you have vetted and allow students the ability to go to new places that you know are safe.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, October 12, 2014 3:00 AM

 Technology learning is less structured than traditional learning. While it’s important to prepare lessons wisely, there comes a point when you must “let it go” and give in to the human desire for freedom of exploration.

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Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual)

Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual) | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 9, 2014 7:08 PM

What do we mean by share your evidence? It is a great question. What happens if something is said that does not fit with our expectations and pre-suppositions?

 

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Frédéric Falisse's curator insight, October 10, 2014 6:51 AM

Sans questions pas de raisonnement. 

D'ailleurs, qu'est ce que la réflexion si ce n'est l'enchaînement de questions?

Et l'intelligence ne serait elle pas simplement l'enchaînement de bonne questions? 

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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world

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3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it

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15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching

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“15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching”


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What Do Public Domain & Creative Commons Mean? - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library

What Do Public Domain & Creative Commons Mean? - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 21, 2014 4:51 PM

Fantastic article about Public Domain & Creative Commons!

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Going Global: Why We Love Mystery Skyping - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Going Global: Why We Love Mystery Skyping - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
Using Skype in the classroom - My students participate in a new game called Mystery Skypes, the latest rage in the world of Skyping.

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Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers

Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
One trend we are going to see in education that hasn't received much discussion yet is the shift from students as consumers to students as creators. This

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Love this one!

Affirmation-the inquiry process (which includes creativity and so many other HOT skills) is so important even for our youngest learners.  It's so important they work through the process and create something to show their learning at the end!  It may be a challenge, but the risk is worth it!

 

Let's not forget...Creativity=important leadership quality!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 20, 2014 10:16 PM

Today many of our students are consumers, yet Common Core would like them to be more creative. What can we do as teachers to help our students become more creative? 

This post begins with an exploration of research that has taken place in this area. Below is one quote from the post.

“Understanding, identifying, and nurturing the creative potential is relevant in education if we want students able to solve academic and personal problems and challenges, to find innovative solutions and alternatives, and to have better tools and resources for success in a fast-changing world...”
The post provides 15 suggestions that you might want to incorporate into your classroom. Three are below. Click through to the post to find all fifteen plus additional information.

* Begin and end each class period with a creation. 

* Require students to create products for other students.

* Welcome mistakes

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students

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I never feel under utilized, but I also am not quiet about what resources and supports I can provide my school community.  I feel very appreciated for the strengths I can contribute.  However, I couldn't do it all without my fabulous assistant!!

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5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher | Getting Smart | Diigo

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Meaningful use of social media in the classroom. 

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All Ask Smithsonian Videos - Quick Science Lessons

All Ask Smithsonian Videos - Quick Science Lessons | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 3, 2014 10:04 PM

If you are looking from some short (as in 1 - 2 minute) videos that may help you begin a science lesson check out Ask Smithsonian, located on the Smithsonian website.

You will find over 40 videos available. The topics vary, from What is the Origin of Applesauce to Is Quicksand Real to Why Do Bugs Die on Their Back. You will also find some videos that are applicable to social studies, such as How Did King Tut Die.

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Common Core Math, a response to NBC coverage, math education - YouTube

See NBCNews.com for the story that inspired this video, "Confusion over Common Core Math" (http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/confusion-over-common-core-mat...
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Love this video!  What a great visual to explain why we are changing the way we teach math!  I know I would be better at math if I would have learned it this way!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Best of the Web Fall 2014

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"This afternoon at the ACTEM conference I presented an update version of my Best of the Web presentation. The slides from that presentation are embedded below."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 9, 2014 10:24 PM

Richard Byrne has updated his Best of the Web presentation. This version provides over 40 great websites/tools that you may want to check out. You should be able to find more information about each resource on this website also. Below are a few of the tools that may be new to you.

* Kahoot

* Canva

* Lucid Press

* Too Noisy

* JellyCam

There are many more in this post. As you watch the embedded presentation you may click on a link and go directly to the website (which opens in a new window).

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, October 20, 2014 1:16 AM

Free Technology for Teachers is a great blog for you to follow. Jeff posts new ideas and tools every day!

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What is 21st century education? - YouTube

"Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 13, 2014 6:24 AM

Entièrement d'accord. Entre autre pour la pensée critque par rapport aux informations reçues. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 13, 2014 11:52 AM

This short video presentation challenges educators with the question: What is 21st century education?

Audrey's curator insight, October 15, 2014 3:22 PM

All this is true  so where do we start?  Children do not start learning when they go to school.  They start learning the moment their eyes open.  Parents can help their children activate their brains and create fantastic neural networks.  All children can encompass all the different styles of learning; Visual:; Auditory; Verbal; Kinaesthetic: -Using touch and taste to explore the information; Logical: a  mathematical approach to concepts; Interpersonal -Learning in groups; Intrapersonal - Learning  alone. Try some of the early learning from home school resources.

 curating for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Epic! presents a gift for educators: a free single subscription to its' iPad app

Epic! presents a gift for educators: a free single subscription to its' iPad app | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it

"This week Epic! offered classroom teachers and school librarians in the U.S. and Canada free, forever, single subscription access to its iPad app, an “ever-growing library of high-quality children’s books from some of the world’s best publishers.” Epic! calls itself the first “All-You-Can-Read” eBook service for kids.  It currently offers thousands of digital titles from 40 publishing partners, including HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, National Geographic, Kids Can Press, Blue Apple Books."


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Don't miss this opportunity!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 25, 2014 9:08 PM

Check out this amazing offer from Epic!, a free single subscription for educators and librarians, to their library of great children's books.

In the post Joyce Valenza shares more information about the the books you may access, which include books for children 4 and under, up to age 12. She also shares the principle goal of the founders for their organization.

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How Questions Promote Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Across Subject Areas

How Questions Promote Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Across Subject Areas | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
Foster more careful and grounded reading in students by asking questions of varying levels of difficulty.

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, September 25, 2014 2:36 AM

Le mélange est intéressant, même si par exemple personne ne parle d'Edmodo chez nous. 

Libchelle's curator insight, September 25, 2014 4:18 PM

This looks quite helpfuL. 

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:07 AM

Una lista  miy completa de aplicaciones.

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The 12 Must-Have Skills Of Modern Learners | Edudemic

The 12 Must-Have Skills Of Modern Learners | Edudemic | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
If you use technology to bolster your understanding of a particular topic, use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to tackle tough questions, or simply collaborate across networks (online and in-person), then you've got some of the skills...
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We, the teachers have to develop these skills in order for our students to develop them. :)

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Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
Using these map creation tools you can easily create and manage interactive maps.

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Teacher Strategies: When Learning Gets Emotional

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Undoubtedly, one of the toughest teacher responsibilities in an inquiry classroom is helping students past those moments of the Information Search Process where they feel frustrated and confused. I...

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Getting stuck during the inquiry process is a natural part of the learning.

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Digital Tools for Pairing Literary and Informational Texts and Close Reading Skills

Digital Tools for Pairing Literary and Informational Texts and Close Reading Skills | A Librarian Who Uses Technology to Support Instruction Designed For All Learners | Scoop.it
Final Post in Series Looking at Apps and Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer are faculty
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Great for UDL-Notability will allow students to audio record thoughts during close reading.

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