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101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About

101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About | The Browse | Scoop.it
The 101 best web 2.0 tools for teachers based on functionality, application, ease of use and compatibility with educational technology.
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Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the iPad in 1968

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the iPad in 1968 | The Browse | Scoop.it
Unpacking humanity's collective conscience through 'the last word in man's quest for perfect communications.' In 1964, legendary science...
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Read E-Books On Multiple Devices - Wired How-To Wiki

Read E-Books On Multiple Devices - Wired How-To Wiki | The Browse | Scoop.it

Why can't we all just get along?? 

 

"When the ePub file format was created for e-books, it was meant to be an open standard, meaning that ePub e-books could be opened and read on any compatible device. Amazon went its own way with the Kindle and its proprietary AZW e-book format, but a wide range of competitors adopted ePub and did their part to make it a fair, ubiquitous format for all. Devices from Sony, Barnes & Noble and Kobo all support ePub, and when Apple released iBooks for iOS along with the iBookstore, it was announced that it would adopt ePub as its standard e-book format as well."

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Fair Use of Images Glog - for Middle School Students

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A Glog for middle school students about using images they find online in their school projects. By the Room 201 Blog.

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20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest - Online Colleges

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest  - Online Colleges | The Browse | Scoop.it
Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities.

 

"1. Pinning book covers

2. Showcasing historic archives

3. Creating reading lists

4. Sharing new acquisitions

5. Promoting library activities

6. Research

7. Encouraging kids and teens to read

8. Showcasing learning-related infographics

9. Collecting ideas for library displays

10. Getting inspired for library programs, etc." with links to relevant articles.


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ALA Puts $750,000 Behind Need to Boost News Literacy in Today's Teen Digerati

ALA Puts $750,000 Behind Need to Boost News Literacy in Today's Teen Digerati | The Browse | Scoop.it

"In this age of tech-crazed kids, helping teens become more educated news consumers is more important than ever. According to the American Library Association (ALA), which announced on February 21 a two-year $750,000 campaign to help boost teens' ability to critically examine the news, this is a necessary skill in a world in which Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites are prime sources for learning about the day's events."

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Can’t Confirm That Quotation? Search Google Books | MindShift

Can’t Confirm That Quotation? Search Google Books | MindShift | The Browse | Scoop.it

Dear Savvy Searcher,

 

“We have hit a stumper. A colleague is looking for confirmation that Maya Angelou said the following (along with where and when):

 

‘We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.’

 

 

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What Schools are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media | The Young and the Digital

What Schools are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media | The Young and the Digital | The Browse | Scoop.it

"The debates about schools and social media are a subject of great public and policy interests. In reality, the debate has been shaped by one key fact: the almost universal decision by school administrators to block social media. Because social media is such a big part of many students social lives, cultural identities, and informal learning networks schools actually find themselves grappling with social media everyday but often from a defensive posture—reacting to student disputes that play out over social media or policing rather than engaging student’s social media behaviors. . . ."

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OMG: Want to Reach Millennials? You Have to, Like, Speak Their Language - 2012-03-02 19:22:28 | Broadcasting & Cable

"A recently released study conducted with a panel of 100 millennials by MTV advises that if marketers take the time to understand the everyday language of their target audience, they can speak to them more effectively.

 

Fluency in the particular language cues of the current generation, the study says, could serve as a valuable tool for marketers to package relatable messages to a millennial audience in their ad campaigns.

The study also says marketers should draw on what millennial lingo reveals about them, namely:

 

The desire to be seen as smart and funny; and appreciation for clever and quick wit
Originality and authenticity
A heightened sense of drama about their own lives
Optimism over rebellion. .  . "


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10 Things E-Books Won't Tell You

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Don't dismantle those bookshelves just yet. E-reading is still far from perfect.

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Internet Archive’s Repository Collects Thousands of Books

Internet Archive’s Repository Collects Thousands of Books | The Browse | Scoop.it
As society embraces all forms of digital entertainment, a latter-day Noah is looking the other way. Brewster Kahle, who runs the Internet Archive, a nonprofit, hopes to collect one copy of every book.
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A Wrinkle in Time Turns 50! | The Hub

A Wrinkle in Time Turns 50! | The Hub | The Browse | Scoop.it

Happy 50th Anniversary to A Wrinkle in Time, one of the best novels ever written for teens. 

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Author Bill Zimmerman's Treasure Chest - Become an Escape Artist

Author Bill Zimmerman's Treasure Chest - Become an Escape Artist | The Browse | Scoop.it
Through our interactive projects, journals, games and publications, this treasure trove from author Bill Zimmerman provides people of all ages with affirmation of the human spirit, encouragement of their own creativity and sense of fun, and words...
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Copyright and Open Access: Back to the Roots | @ccess

Copyright and Open Access: Back to the Roots | @ccess | The Browse | Scoop.it

So fascinating! 

 

"The way in which we publish today has been directly shaped by the history of printing, publishing and copyright law. To understand why publishing today is typically ‘closed by default’ – and to understand why it need not remain so any longer – we must first understand how the current publishing and copyright models originated."


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TED Talks For Kids | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

TED Talks For Kids | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | The Browse | Scoop.it

It looks like they are refining the TED talks to include more sophisticated production work to include animation, better audio and edited down to 10 minute pieces! Great work, great idea. 

 

"Over the years, Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, Dave Eggers and other big names have given TED talks on the subject of education." 

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Pick your monopoly: Apple or Amazon

Pick your monopoly: Apple or Amazon | The Browse | Scoop.it
You might ask why breaking up a monopoly would raise prices rather than lower them.
The answer has to do with how Amazon went about building its e-book monopoly in the first place.
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YouTube Finds a Way Off Schools’ Banned List

YouTube Finds a Way Off Schools’ Banned List | The Browse | Scoop.it
The video-sharing Web site has created a way to let schools limit students’ access to selected content, providing a portal for free educational materials.
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Storyboard Generator

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This is a great tool for developing storyboards based around scripts. Great for helping to visualise a text / script.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 27, 2012 8:47 AM

Share your creative work with the Generator community. Upload to the Video Gallery and Free Media Library.

Karen Faulkner's curator insight, March 25, 2013 6:26 AM

What a fantastic tool for uper primary students to bring to life scripts

StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege's curator insight, May 6, 6:25 AM

Might be a useful tool in support of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to create social stories to remind them of how to complete tasks with multiple steps. 

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Smithsonian Magazine Retina | The iPad of 1935 The April, 1935 issue of...

Smithsonian Magazine Retina | The iPad of 1935 The April, 1935 issue of... | The Browse | Scoop.it
The iPad of 1935 “ The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nift invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader...
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Seth's Blog: The future of the library

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What is a public library for? First, how we got here: Before Gutenberg, a book cost about as much as a small house. As a result, only kings and bishops could afford to own a book of their own. This...
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16 Reasons Librarians are Still Extremely Important

Librarians are a key component of helping organize the world's information. Despite search engine's making it much easier to access information, librarians will still be a critical component to organizing the internet's taxonomy.

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3D Technology Helps Autistic Kids Learn to Read

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A menagerie of virtual 3D animals that swim, eat bugs, and fly is helping
autistic children develop crucial reading skills at Audubon Park Elementary in
Orlando, Florida. Teachers at the nearby Baldwin Park public school say Letters Alive, software that combines interactive
3D technology with sounds, words, and realistic animal actions, is helping the
school’s 50 autistic children overcome the challenges they encounter when
learning to read....

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Little Free Libraries are taking root on lawns

Little Free Libraries are taking root on lawns | The Browse | Scoop.it
Hundreds of free book-sharing boxes are popping up around the country.

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Weinberg Foundation/Baltimore Reads Launch Book Drive - Bradenton Herald

Weinberg Foundation/Baltimore Reads Launch Book DriveBradenton HeraldIt's the next chapter of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project, which means filling up those new libraries with new books!
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