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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills

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"If you are a teacher-librarian or media specialist, you are the one responsible for making sure students have learned the proper research skills. Since all students need to how to do research, why are school districts still cutting jobs for our position? Once kids get to middle and high school, they need to know how to do certain things tied to research, including a bibliography, website evaluation, searching techniques and so much more. Below you will find sites to assist you in teaching research skills for all ages.Use the Teacher-Librarians tab at the top to find a megalist of stuff for you."

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Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book | The Browse | Scoop.it
Moira Butterfield and Nosy Crow keen to see authors and publishers collaborating more on book-apps.
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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

Topics: education, google, guest, How To, search, students, technology

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I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called “Why Kids Can’t Search“.  I’m always interested in this particular topic, because it’s something I struggle with in my middle and high school classes constantly, and I know I’m not alone in my frustrations.

Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again.


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Upcoming Webinars | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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After reading Andy Plemmons article in Knowledge Quest, I am excited about his upcoming AASL webinar about participatory culture in the elementary school library. 

 

Also, the facebook book and blog that Andy has created for the David C. Barrow Media Center have some great ideas! 

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Digital scrapbooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Beeclip EDU

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Beeclip EDU is a fun and easy-to-use scrapbooking app that promotes student creativity, self-expression, and imagination.

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10 Free Tools for Everyday Research - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - @soxnevad

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Why do so many students choose Wikipedia when asked to find information on the Internet? I believe the answer is that Wikipedia is like the McDonalds of the Internet, you can always find it and you know what you’re going to get.
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Kennedy Library Out Loud » It’s the end of the world as we know it (episode 1)

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Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

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Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.
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This is your brain on Jane Austen, and Stanford researchers are taking notes

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Researchers observe the brain patterns of test subjects reading a Jane Austen novel. The fMRI images suggest that literary reading provides a valuable exercise of people's brains.

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375 Free eBooks: Download to Kindle, iPad/iPhone & Nook

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This collection features free e-books, mostly classics, that you can read on your computer, smart phone, or Kindle. It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
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The Algorithmic Copyright Cops: Streaming Video's Robotic Overlords | Threat Level | Wired.com

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Livestream and automated copyright blocking algorithms don't play very well together; and from the looks of things, the problem is only going to get worse.
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Would You Let Readers Watch as You Write Your Book? - GalleyCat

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Would You Let Readers Watch as You Write Your Book?

 

UK author Silvia Hartmann will launch “The Naked Writer” project on September 12th, letting her readers follow along on Google Docs as she writes her next novel. Hartmann (pictured) will share the Google Docs link via her social networks. Whoever clicks on the link can offer feedback and watch her work.

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Amazon Finally Gets the Kindle Right with the Paperwhite, Delivering on Price and Technology

Amazon Finally Gets the Kindle Right with the Paperwhite, Delivering on Price and Technology | The Browse | Scoop.it
It took five years and five models, but Amazon has finally released a new generation of the Kindle -- the Kindle Paperwhite -- that delivers the goods. The problem with the previous models boiled down to this.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Video Projects to Try With Your Students

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Video creation projects are some of my favorite things to do with students. I like video projects for a number of reasons not the least of which is that students generally enjoy them too. I like video projects because when they're organized properly students have to write, research, produce, and revise just as they would if they were writing a story or research paper. Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Video Projects to Try With Your Students:



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Multiple Intelligences Apps for The iPad

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Howard Gardner is an internationally recognized leader in the field of developmental psychology. He has prolifically authored several books and journal articles on the nature of intelligence. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences (Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice ). Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.


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Audrey's comment, June 17, 2013 3:58 PM
Wow this looks good! audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
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Interessant classificació

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12 People Changing Education As We Know It

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If the crisis in higher education and the recent teacher strikes in Chicago are any indication, this is a tumultuous time for education, as major…...
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10 Free Tools for Everyday Research to Teach Search Skills

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"As educators we are faced with the challenge of teaching students to efficiently use the Internet to find and use information. Searching for information and making sense of it is a process that involves critical thinking and it is an important skill. Fortunately, there are many free digital tools available to help students efficiently sift through an overwhelming abundance of web content to find the relevant and reliable information they need. This post will explore some digital resources to provide educators with tools to help all students become savvy searchers and independent learners."

 

Susan Oxnevad shares a wealth of other tools and resources to teach students how to search.

 

" - Google Search Education

  - Google Custom Search

  - The Find Tool

  - Oolone

  - Twurdy

  - instaGrok

  - Qwiki Reference

  - Reliable Search Engines: 

iPL2 -A public service organization and a learning/teaching environment manned by students and volunteer librarians which features searchable resource collections for kids and teens, as well as an a“Ask a librarian” section.
Sweet Search - A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts
KidsClick! – A web search site designed for kids by librarians – with kid-friendly results!"

 

 

 


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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

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Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're…...

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 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:53 PM

You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

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Lots of options to help struggling learners...
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Bookstore video helps launch the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out! | Banned Books Week

Nicely done video produced by a bookstore in Arizona launches Banned Books week, coming up September 30th. 

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Browsing Public Domain Books / Most Popular / Juvenile & Young Adult | Feedbooks

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Free books for Android & iPhone/iPad...
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Google Launches Open Course Builder | TechCrunch

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Google launched an open source course building web application for the growing list of K-12 and big-name universities developing online classes.
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The library becoming more popular than ever, but books no longer the primary focus | Impact Lab

The library becoming more popular than ever, but books no longer the primary focus | Impact Lab | The Browse | Scoop.it

 

"The New York Public Library (NYPL) retired its pneumatic-tube system sometime last year. It had been used to request books for more than a century. . . .

 

. . . But for all their supposed obsolescence, libraries remain vital places, and many of them are more crowded than ever. Printed material, however, is not always the primary draw. “Increasingly, people can use that material anywhere that they want to, which means they come to the library for other needs,” says Jim Neal, the vice president for information services and university librarian at Columbia University. “They come to study. They come to work together. They come to use technology they can’t carry around. They come here to consult with experts, with librarians.”

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20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom | Edudemic

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Interesting infographic with survey results about The 21st Century Classroom! Check out the diagram. 

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Summer Project: Kill Dewey

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Is it a trend in libraries or will it be a big mess? Some say that Dewey is dead and libraries are moving away from this classification system to a more "user-friendly" system. 

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