The Browse
2.1K views | +0 today
Follow
The Browse
Topics in Literacy - Old, New or Other
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | The Browse | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

Why play is important in learning. . . .try, experiment, fail, plunge ahead and figure it out. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Model Library Curriculum shared on our PA DOE portal — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Model Library Curriculum shared on our PA DOE portal — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | The Browse | Scoop.it
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved and posted a Model Curriculum for Pennsylvania School Library Program that aligns with Common Core Standards. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Knowmia Now Offers 8,000 Video Lessons For High Schoolers - Edudemic

Knowmia Now Offers 8,000 Video Lessons For High Schoolers - Edudemic | The Browse | Scoop.it
We've been tracking Knowmia since it got underway over the summer. Co-founded by the creator of the Flip video camera, Knowmia has seen tremendous growth and you should start checking it out.
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

"We’ve been tracking Knowmia since it got underway over the summer. Co-founded by the creator of the Flip video camera, Knowmia has seen tremendous growth and you should start checking it out. Boasting more than 8,000 videos, the site offers video lessons by teachers to anyone."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Education Pinboard Site Learnist and Discovery Communications Announce Partnership, $20M Investment -- THE Journal

Education Pinboard Site Learnist and Discovery Communications Announce Partnership, $20M Investment -- THE Journal | The Browse | Scoop.it
Discovery Communications, the parent company of Discovery Education and a number of popular cable television channels, has made a $20 million investment in Grockit, part of a wider partnership.
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

Learnist, an educational pinboard site, has recently received an infusion from Discovery Communications to bolster its online presence and perhaps provide "distribution opportunities" for Discovery's educational media. 

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

How to use Picasa to create your class / school yearbook - Edgalaxy - Cool Stuff For Nerdy Teachers - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.

How to use Picasa to create your class / school yearbook - Edgalaxy - Cool Stuff For Nerdy Teachers - Edgalaxy:  Where Education and Technology Meet. | The Browse | Scoop.it
Creating a school yearbook is a hindrance for teachers who are time poor and struggle to layout...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Books for Young Latinos Exist – Just Not in the Classroom

Books for Young Latinos Exist – Just Not in the Classroom | The Browse | Scoop.it
A recent New York Times article highlighted the lack of classroom books written by and featuring Latinos, yet it referenced only big six and textbook publishers and left out nonmainstream houses.
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

"On December 4, the New York Times ran an article on the lack of classroom books written by and featuring Latinos. The article highlights the problem, and a few solutions – commissioning writers to write books with Latino characters, or allocating a representative percentage of textbook content for Latino works – but, some say, it left out publishers that are already providing the stories needed. Referencing big six and textbook publishers, the article did not spotlight any nonmainstream publishing houses."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Stacey Py Flynn from Internet Tools for Language Learning
Scoop.it!

Weavly | Mix videos, GIFs & sounds!

Mix videos, GIFs & sounds online!

Via RitaZ
more...
RitaZ's curator insight, December 22, 2012 2:30 PM

create excellent looking mashup videos by uploading video, audio, or images and then mixing them together

Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Internet Identifies, Threatens Wrong Man as Newtown Shooter | Danger Room | Wired.com

Internet Identifies, Threatens Wrong Man as Newtown Shooter | Danger Room | Wired.com | The Browse | Scoop.it
Major news organizations and internet users misidentified social-media accounts as belonging to the Newtown, Conn., killer, leading to denunciations and even death threats.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

The Game of Books: Reward Your Imagination

A game for adventurous readers where the books you read earn you unique points and rewards.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning | The Browse | Scoop.it
11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

"Browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century. Even the current trends in education include the use of new technology, from collaborative projects to blending traditional textbook teaching with innovative tools."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

PBS Remixes 'Reading Rainbow,' Delights Map And Book Nerds Everywhere : NPR

PBS Digital Studios started its "Icons Remixed" series with a charming Fred Rogers video that was hugely successful this summer, and followed it with "Happy Little Clouds" from Bob Ross and "Keep On Cooking" with Julia Child.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Pearson to Take Stake in Nook Unit

Pearson to Take Stake in Nook Unit | The Browse | Scoop.it
The British publishing and education company Pearson says it will invest $89.5 million in the digital Nook business for a 5 percent stake, as Barnes & Noble says that its holiday sales will be below expectations.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Blog Post: Goodreads 2012 By the Numbers: An Infographic

Blog Post: Goodreads 2012 By the Numbers: An Infographic | The Browse | Scoop.it
It's been a big year for Goodreads. Not only did we double in size—from 6.5 million members to more than 13 million—we saw our members pass a major mil...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Stacey Py Flynn from Library Corner
Scoop.it!

The right to remix

The right to remix | The Browse | Scoop.it
What role does Creative Commons play in copyright and online creativity?

Via Miguel Mimoso Correia
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

The 33 Best Educational Technology Blogs for 2012 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 33 Best Educational Technology Blogs for 2012 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Browse | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Stacey Py Flynn from Library Web 2.0 skills
Scoop.it!

The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | The Browse | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Via Jean Anning, Petra Pollum, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

Nicely done archive of short videos and animation for teaching and learning. 

more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 11, 2012 11:47 AM

Awesome resources for teaching literacy, or book club related discussions.  

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, December 17, 2012 2:01 AM

Even though this site is aimed for young school aged children, a lot of the  information is related to storytelling that could be used by any age group.

Sean Stoakes's curator insight, March 20, 2013 6:28 PM

A website created for teachers and eductors to use animations and films as a teaching resource. The website shows that animation could be used a teaching tool

 

Rescooped by Stacey Py Flynn from The 21st Century
Scoop.it!

What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning

What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning | The Browse | Scoop.it

WeAreTeachers, an educational resource website, have released the results of a survey of 309 K–12 classroom teachers from public, private and religious schools across the country about their views on game based learning. We thought the results were very interesting, especially the statement ’81% of teachers feel students are more engaged when they are playing games’.  


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
more...
Ricard Garcia's comment, December 10, 2012 2:09 AM
I can't find the complete report in their website, just the infographic.
Teach n' Kids Learn's comment, December 10, 2012 8:55 AM
Ricard Garcia... I checked for the report on the WeAreTeachers site and they don't have it posted. They only have info on what is in the graphic...
EduClick_España's comment, April 22, 2013 6:18 AM
I'm affraid the full text report is not available. Will be checking for updating asap!
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you

What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you | The Browse | Scoop.it
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

Here is a nice little app for reader's advisory services. Too bad it's not connected to World Cat or GoodReads instead of just Amazon. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Four Tools for Determining Web Cred | Joyce Valenza's NeverEndingSearch - The Digital Shift

Four Tools for Determining Web Cred | Joyce Valenza's NeverEndingSearch - The Digital Shift | The Browse | Scoop.it
Stacey Py Flynn's insight:

Joyce Valenza's current piecce in School Library Journal is just fascinating and highlights the challenges that students (like all of us) face in analyzing the credibility of social media and user-generated content. 

 

New tools to assess social influence are included. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

SLJ's Top 10 Tech: 2012 - The Digital Shift

SLJ's Top 10 Tech: 2012 - The Digital Shift | The Browse | Scoop.it

Shift happens. It disrupts. Next year, it’s critical for our profession to see opportunities where others might see obstacles. We can scout. We can innovate. We can harness disruption and lead. Or, we can opt out and let others do it instead.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stacey Py Flynn
Scoop.it!

Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2012

Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Books of 2012 | The Browse | Scoop.it
Announcing the best books of the year! The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Stacey Py Flynn from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

A $1,500 DIY Robotic Book Scanner - By Roy Tennant / The Digital Shift

A $1,500 DIY Robotic Book Scanner - By Roy Tennant / The Digital Shift | The Browse | Scoop.it
RT @sml8data: A $1,500 DIY Robotic Book Scanner - The Digital Shift http://t.co/CaFdzlJX #open...

Via Karen du Toit
more...
Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 4, 2012 4:21 AM

"Recently a Google engineer unveiled a do-it-yourself (DIY) robotic book scanner. As reported by The Verge, Dany Qumsiyeh and a team of colleagues constructed it out of sheet metal, scanner parts, and an ordinary vacuum cleaner to build a page-turning scanner that only requires human intervention to put a book on the device. Scans are automatically sent to a connected laptop. “After a quick 40-second setup,” states the article, “it can digitize a 1000-page book in a little over 90 minutes.”

But perhaps even more amazing is that they have open sourced the plans and patents, thereby providing anyone the ability to do the same thing. Clearly, putting this together takes skills that many of us don’t have, but what it likely means is that some enterprising business will start making the robotic book scanner to capture a market heretofore not well served by scanners that cost tens of thousands of dollars."

 

Open source plans and patents: http://code.google.com/p/linear-book-scanner/