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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading
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A good checklist for our schools! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Develop Web Search Challenges for Students

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | The Browse | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Nick Hester's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:56 AM

Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:08 PM

I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

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Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration

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The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise.
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The 5 Best Free Map Creation Tools for Teachers

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Utilizing maps in the classroom is a practice that can increase your students’ cognitive development by enabling them to visualize difficult concepts. However, bringing maps into the classroom isn’t always an exciting experience for students.
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Google Earth Intros Tour Builder, A Cooler Way to Tell Stories [VIDEO]

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Google Earth has introduced Tour Builder, a service that lets you tell stories through map locations, photos, videos and text.
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Teaching Math with Mangahigh

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Mangahigh is a next generation online math resource for 7-16 year olds. It uses the power of video games to engage students and balance fun with learning.
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Chrome Assistive Technology Toolbox

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"As educators we believe that students with vision, hearing, physical, communication, and learning challenges have the same potential to learn as anyone else if the "mechanical" impediments to participation in the classroom are removed or lessened...We have attempted to collect many of the available apps and extensions which we believe could foster alternative forms of access for real learning to occur, with the ultimate hope of extending the definition as to who can be a learner in any particular setting."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:03 PM

Chrome has an amazing number of free apps and extensions that help to provide access to individual whom have 'vision, hearing, physical, communication, and learning challenges.' This website allows you to search for by task, profile or keyword and includes a Google Presentation "Co-opting Chrome to Help Learners." Although these apps may be marketed as geared to assistive technology they are useful for all students.

Teresa Pearl's comment, December 12, 2013 5:40 PM
This allows people to see all the tools available on Chrome. There are a ton of free apps that provide access to all learners. You can use the website to search for by task.
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PW's Best Children's Books of 2013

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Selecting just 50 titles from the thousands of books published for children and teens in a given year is always a painful undertaking, and this year was no different.
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It's time for lists! 

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Getting the Most Out of Nonfiction Reading Time | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

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Nonfiction books give kids a chance to learn new concepts and vocabulary, as well as broaden their view of the world. Learn how to take a "book walk" with a new nonfiction book and how to model active reading.
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Books on Film: The BBC Talks Diversity in Children’s Books — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

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This BBC piece highlights most of the major issues in diversity in children's literature. 

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5 Useful Free Web Tools for Project Based Learning assignments

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The Web provides many tools that can play a fun and helpful role in Project Based Learning Project based learning is one of many active learning methods,

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Why your child deserves a school librarian.

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With a decade of school libraries under my belt it is easy for me to see why your child needs a school library with a trained professional to run it. I've seen first-hand the positive difference th...

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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:48 PM

Parents: Follow the link to the brochure. GREAT resource.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:32 AM

Well said! 

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:11 PM

Children need as many reading models and enabling adults as they can lay hands on. Of course they deserve  school librarian!

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PopUp Archive serves up thousands of hours of ‘lost’ radio broadcasts

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If you have a penchant for perusing historical broadcasts, then you might just like PopUp Archive.

Launched last week in cahoots with the Public Radio Exchange, PopUp Archive ...
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This cool technology "listens" to an audio file, tags and timestamps it, thus making it searchable by key word. There are some nice collections already there. 

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

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If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the ro
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Wikimedia sends legal threat to WikiPR over sockpuppetry and meatpuppetry

Wikimedia sends legal threat to  WikiPR over sockpuppetry and meatpuppetry | The Browse | Scoop.it
Wikimedia, the nonprofit that oversees the Wikipedia project, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to WikiPR, an astroturfing company that pays people to distort Wikipedia entries on behalf of clients who want to erase embarrassing history or boost...
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What sockpuppetry is. .. 

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ABCya.com | Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities

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Free kids educational computer games and activities

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RitaZ's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:25 PM

 free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 24 Resources for Thanksgiving

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Smithsonian goes 3D

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Jessica Sadeq from the Smithsonian shares big news--the Institution has launched the Smithsonian X 3D Collection and 3-D explorer [Twitter].
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Cool new tools to Investigate and discover archives and artifacts. 

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The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun

The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun | The Browse | Scoop.it
Yes, strong literacy skills help students get good grades and, eventually, good jobs. But schools shouldn't forget to emphasize the joy of getting lost in a book.
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All kinds of pleasure. 

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Become a Storymaker

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Become a better storymaker. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:56 PM


Tracey Halvorsen:  "[...]experiencing “stories” is a core human desire, not only for entertainment, but touching upon our basic survival instincts. By experiencing other people’s stories, we seek to have a wider perspective on life and how to traverse it."

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Workflow & Learnflow of an Animation Story

After teaching a 1:1 Toolkit class for incoming Middle Schoolers tothe 1:1 laptop environment this past quarter, I am currently teaching a Media Basics course for sixth graders. I am using a school...
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I'd love to teach a Media Basics course to my fifth graders and they would love it too. Maybe next year. . . 

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Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013

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Three-quarters of US children 8 and under now have access to some type of "smart" mobile device at home (such as a smartphone or tablet), a jump from 52% just two years ago.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 11, 2013 4:23 AM

72% percent of children age 8 and under have used a mobile device for some type of media activity such as playing games, watching videos, or using apps, up from 38% in 2011. How are you targeting your school library services to cope with this?

 
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Letters About Literature | Read.gov | The Library of Congress

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Check out the Library of Congress "Letters about Literature" for an engaging classroom activity -- kids write letters to the author of a book that changed their lives. 

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