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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
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The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, format, and topic.

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. With an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data, the DPLA can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.

For more information about the DPLA platform and open API, please see the For Developers section.

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century. For most of American history, the ability to access materials for free through public libraries has been a central part of our culture, producing generations of avid readers and a knowledgeable, engaged citizenry. The DPLA works, along with like-minded organizations and individuals, to ensure that this critical, open intellectual landscape remains vibrant and broad in the face of increasingly restrictive digital options. The DPLA seeks to multiply openly accessible materials to strengthen the public option that libraries represent in their communities.

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The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA  brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.

The DPLA planning process began in October 2010 at a meeting in Cambridge, MA. During this meeting, 40 leaders from libraries, foundations, academia, and technology projects agreed to work together to create “an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform, and empower everyone in current and future ­generations.”

In December 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, convened leading experts in libraries, technology, law, and education to begin work on this ambitious project. A two-year process of intense grassroots community organization, beginning in October 2011 and hosted at the Berkman Center, brought together hundreds of public and research librarians, innovators, digital humanists, and other volunteers—organized into six workstreams and led by a distinguished Steering Committee—helped to scope, design, and construct the DPLA.

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13 Barriers to Education Innovation

13 Barriers to Education Innovation | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Changes in leadership, varied stakeholders and low sharing are just a handful of 13 barriers to education innovation.

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How to Make PDFs Editable With Google Docs

How to Make PDFs Editable With Google Docs | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Do you have a PDF file that contains text you want to edit? While you can't edit the file itself, you can use Google Drive to extract the text from a PDF file and place it into a normal document, which you can then edit and format it...

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another great duh moment! Love it!!

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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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Wow I can't wait to play!!

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, June 23, 10:25 AM

Wow!! I can't wait to play!

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Wow I can't wait to play!!

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30 apps for educators and students | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

These 30 apps can help educators and students get the most out of teaching and learning.
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This is a great timely list of apps that are especially useful for personalized learning. I look forward to playing with educlipper more!

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13 Examples Of The Evolution Of Classroom Techn...

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13 Examples Of The Evolution Of Classroom Technology (13 Examples Of The Evolution Of Classroom Technology | @scoopit http://t.co/rWYEuu5HFa tech #learning #educational history)...

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Love this infographic.  Wonder what will happen in the next 100 years in technology.

 

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Best Practices in Instructional Design of Serious Games - Interactive Infographic

Best Practices in Instructional Design of Serious Games - Interactive Infographic | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Learn about the Best Practices for Instructional Design of Serious Games through this interactive infographic

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How to Open and Edit Word Files in Google Drive

How to Open and Edit Word Files in Google Drive | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it

Every now and then I will receive a Word (Docx) file as an email attachment. I have configured my Google Account to allow me to open these files as documents converted into Google Docs format. In the video below I demonstrate how to configure this setting.


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I just figured this one out myself! Very useful to know!

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Test-Taking Vocabulary - Flocabulary

Test-Taking Vocabulary - Flocabulary | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
This educational rap song teaches 15 test-taking vocabulary words found on high-stakes tests, including: describe, identify, explain, infer, develop, evaluate, compare and contrast.
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I love this fun flipped way to help kids master the vocabulary words commonly seen in high stakes tests

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Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, April 2, 11:46 AM

We love this fun flipped rap video for students to learn the vocabulary often seen on high stakes tests!

Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, April 2, 11:48 AM

We love this fun flipped rap video for kids to learn high stakes test taking vocabulary!

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Flipping the Classroom Facilitates Active Learning Methods

Flipping the Classroom Facilitates Active Learning Methods | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Flipped classroom instruction teaching frees up time for Active Learning: Project Problem Constructivist Experiential Inquiry Based Learning Methods & Mastery
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You should know these - Imgur

You should know these - Imgur | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Infographic: The Gamfication of Education

Infographic: The Gamfication of Education | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space. How can we use it to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Diego Avila's curator insight, May 9, 2:39 PM

Infographic: The @Gamfication of Education

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Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding?

Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding? | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
What Goes on in a Student's Mind as They Watch an Instructional Video may be Different Than you Think! Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students
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I  have been following Derek Muller's research on the need to address common misconceptions in the body of flipped videos since I started making them and am glad that he is getting a larger audience for his insights.

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, March 21, 8:28 AM

I have been following Derek Muller's research on the need to address common misconceptions in the body of flipped videos since I started making them and am glad that he is getting a larger audience for his insights.

Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, March 21, 8:37 AM

I have been following Derek Muller's research on the need to address common misconceptions in the body of flipped videos since I started making them and am glad that he is getting a larger audience for his insights

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8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
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This great resource is from my buddy Susan Grigsby! Nothing like a fabulous Media Specialist!

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, February 26, 10:56 AM

This great resource is from my buddy Susan Grigsby! Nothing like a fabulous Media Specialist!!

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5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher

5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
By Cari Bennette - For dynamic learning experiences to engaged students and parents, here's tips for teachers on how to apply social media in the classroom.

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Select Paragraphs & Large Text Block Easily in iOS with a Two-Finger Tap - OSXDaily

Select Paragraphs & Large Text Block Easily in iOS with a Two-Finger Tap - OSXDaily | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it

"Most iPhone and iPad users know that you can tap and hold onto any text within iOS to select it, then by using the little draggable bars, you can adjust the size of the text selection rather easily too. While this is great for selecting a single word, a sentence, and even a small block of text, it’s not so great for choosing to highlight large groups of words like a lengthy paragraph, or just a generally large block of text. But not to worry, it turns out that iOS has a much better way of selecting large text blocks in one fell swoop, and it uses an easy to remember tap gesture that seems to be so little known that it’d almost qualify as a secret."


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Who knew??? So happy!!

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7 engaging video sites for teachers and students | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Engaging video sites are a key resource for educators, and we've got 7 great video resources you should explore.
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Amazing resource of GREAT Video sources for both teachers and students alike!

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Writing Academic Rhymes - Flocabulary

Writing Academic Rhymes - Flocabulary | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Explore strategies for using student-written rhymes in the classroom.
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Need a break from test-taking? Project-based learning is a great way to keep kids engaged while getting them out of their seats. Have students get creative and write their own raps with their free lesson plan for writing academic rhymes!

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, May 7, 11:23 AM

Need a break from test-taking? Project-based learning is a great way to keep kids engaged while getting them out of their seats. Have students get creative and write their own raps with their free lesson plan for writing academic rhymes

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How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context

How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
With game-based learning students learn how to solve the problems in context. They understand how the equations they are solving fit into the world. The question, “Why do I need to know this?” is rendered obsolete. It is more than just subject matter, more than just content. There’s context. Students understand how integer partitions work within a system.

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Real world problem solving who knew?

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Amy Burns's curator insight, May 1, 2:41 PM

Clearly articulated benefits of game-based learning.

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8 Fantastic Sites and Apps for Citizen Science

8 Fantastic Sites and Apps for Citizen Science | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring sites and apps for citizen science. Students can make thousands of fascinating observations just by roaming around in nature or doing experiments with everyday items. These splendid sites seed ideas for fun, safe experiments and...
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If you haven't checked out Graphite you should!! Great reliable source of educator vetted resources by Common Sense Media!

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Teachers Living the Dream in New Dream Classroom Cadre

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The Dream Classroom model hones in on creating a flipped and Inspired classroom, shifting the focus off of traditional teacher-led lectures and moving the emphasis to student generated learning through collaboration and independent application.

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, April 3, 12:57 PM

The Dream Classroom model hones in on creating a flipped and Inspired classroom, shifting the focus off of traditional teacher-led lectures and moving the emphasis to student generated learning through collaboration and independent application.

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The Value of Self-Paced Learning | Techweek Chicago Dispatch | Big Think

The Value of Self-Paced Learning | Techweek Chicago Dispatch | Big Think | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Why do we expect a C student to have a shot of understanding the next concept when they have gaps on a more basic one? 
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10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent (and Hugely Popular) Digital Learning Platform

10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent (and Hugely Popular) Digital Learning Platform | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo? I've been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and popularity
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Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad

Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Get Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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amen...

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Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 31, 10:20 AM

Hmmm...not a Mac guy but I love my iPad!

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, March 31, 3:19 PM

Be aware you need to have an Office 365 subscription to edit and create documents and they take up a lot of space on the iPad with each one being over 200MB. 

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, April 1, 2:17 AM

Finally!  Try it!

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Engaging virtual field trip apps, resources | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Virtual field trips are more accessible than ever, and we've compiled a number of virtual field trip options for your schools.
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Bringing real world connections to life!

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, March 31, 8:12 AM

Bringing real world connections to life!

Be Sensitive's curator insight, April 9, 1:16 PM

Stop..do what works.

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The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom - Edudemic | Technology Tools For Education | Scoop.it
Screencasting is getting a lot of attention as a tool for teachers when using the flipped classroom model. Certainly, screencasts are a great tool for teachers to create presentations for their students to view at home. But I think that screencasting is most powerful when it is used as a student creation tool. Screencasts take …
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love this flip on the flip!
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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, March 21, 10:45 AM

love this flip on the flip...