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Build an awesome class website with Google Apps

Build an awesome class website with Google Apps | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
Get parents involved in your classroom – and in their kids’ education – by putting all the information they’ll need on a class website. No web design skills or budget? No problem. Google Apps make the process easy and free.
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The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
We collect some of the brightest voices from the world of educational technology.
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Finally! Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration - Douchy's Blog

Finally! Record the Screen of Your iPad in Any App, with Narration - Douchy's Blog | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it

 - "Yesterday X-Mirage added the ability to record not only your iPad screen and audio via Airplay, but also your voice narration.  I've been waiting for someone to implement this for ages. ".


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What Students Really Need to Hear

What Students Really Need to Hear | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
It's 4 a.m.  I've struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can't.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain.  Why?  Because I am stressed about my students.  Rea...
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Blooms Digital Web Tools

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125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org

125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
It’s nice to have a support network of smart librarians to talk to and learn from on Twitter. I’ve compiled a list of 125 librarians I recommend following on Twitter.
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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

Via Susan Bainbridge
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 27, 2013 11:50 PM

Librarians and the Digital Age

Freek Kraak's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:11 AM

"In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever..."

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:50 PM

:-)

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:40 AM

The 'image' is the go!

Graham Lynch's curator insight, August 8, 2013 6:05 AM

Media Coordinator

Tania Gammage's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:03 AM

Fullof great ideas..something to think about doing. Now on my list!

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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Internet & American Life Project | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Internet & American Life Project
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Class of 2013: The Top 10 Lessons You'll Need

Class of 2013: The Top 10 Lessons You'll Need | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
Speaking to you today marks a milestone in my life. I am 40 years old. Twenty-two years ago, when I was in your seat, I never, ever thought I would be 40 years old.The implications of being your

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Common Core Testing Problems Crop Up In Other States

Common Core Testing Problems Crop Up In Other States | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
Several states have already started field testing the new Common Core computer-based assessments. And some of those tests didn't go quite as smoothly as people had hoped.

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Creative Commons for Educators | Instructional Technology Solutions

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 56 Books for Reluctant High School Readers

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School Video News

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School Video News is the TV/Video production eMagazine for teachers and administrators. Articles and videos on all aspects of TV/Video production in the K-12 environment. Featuring school profiles, Videography, audio, lighting, set design, curriculum development and much more.
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10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians

10 things classroom teachers need to know about  modern school librarians | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
1)    We hate quiet. Oh, sure, the typical view of a librarian is an older woman, in a cardigan and cat-eye glasses, with a tight bun, shushing everyone who dares to make a sound. That may have bee...
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 8:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 10:18 AM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 6:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:45 AM

9 free videos on copyright, ethical use of information; creation, remixing, mashing up and reuse of information

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:18 PM

This animated presentation is very good, albeit fast. I wonder if there is a similar one for school students. The younger we get kiddos to understand the purpose or the idea behind copyright, the easier to explain all the ramifications later when the students are older.

 

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Horror in YA Lit is a Staple, Not a Trend

Horror in YA Lit is a Staple, Not a Trend | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
Though R. L. Stine and Christopher Pike may be our quickest associations with teen screams, horror encompasses a wide array of books.
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How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
You can actually use Instragram in the classroom and library. Here are a few simple ways that should help you start trying something new!
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Free Plagiarism Poster!

Free Plagiarism Poster! | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
 
I know this is a little simplistic, but I thought this flowchart from the fine folks at EasyBib was a fantastic way to drive home to students that more often than not they need to cite their sources.

Via Mario Zidar
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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:44 AM

Paragráfe, citação, referência bibliográfica não são plágio!

There's no need to plagiarism... just quote properly!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 24, 2013 1:39 PM

Yes, simple to us, but to our kids? Probably not. Nice to have a visual for them to see just when they need to cite and add a bibliography.

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Getting your End of the Year report read - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Getting your End of the Year report read - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry Da...

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Turnitin: Ratings for Top Student Sources

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This is helpful!!!

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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
The second annual Digital Learning Day is on February 6, 2013. We've compiled some useful resources on digital learning to help you celebrate the day with your class.
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10 Things Colleges Now Look For In High School Students - Edudemic

10 Things Colleges Now Look For In High School Students - Edudemic | Tess' Random Library Tidbits | Scoop.it
There's a huge amount of competition for every spot in a college classroom. Here's a few tips for high school students to make sure they make the grade.
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