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All things educational technology and how they work on my middle school library world!
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Questions librarians need to answer - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Questions librarians need to answer - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In a recent post , Jennifer LaGarde (LibraryGirl) suggests that these questions "really need ...

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More brilliance from my friends and thought leaders: Jennifer & Doug

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:07 AM

Doug adds some extra questions that add extra spice.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:30 AM

Love the questions. Makes you focus on the student which is what we should all be about. 

Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:04 AM

These questions should guide the professional growth of school librarians (new and experienced) and frame the ongoing quest to improve school library programs.

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Top 10 Projects, Features, and Tips Every Mac User Should Try

Top 10 Projects, Features, and Tips Every Mac User Should Try | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Apple gives us a new version of OS X every year nowadays, but a lot of the great stuff you can do with the Mac operating system lies in existing tips and projects. We've uncovered many over the years.

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I'm still not a fan of the new OS - go ahead mock me! LOL but here are some awesome tips that MIGHT JUST change my mind! 

 

Thanks pirate Luke!

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Tackling the questions in 2014 — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Tackling the questions in 2014 — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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As always, Joyce tracks down & shares the vital questions and provoking conversations of our profession.

 

Jennifer LaGarde and Doug Johnson fearlessly ask the vital questions.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 14, 2014 3:48 AM

Great way to start the new year!

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Phones are getting massive, but where’s the support?

Phones are getting massive, but where’s the support? | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Awesome blog by the cool kids of @MsMariesLibrary

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Take back your power Amish style | Learning Fundamentals

Take back your power Amish style | Learning Fundamentals | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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My life improved greatly when I finally ditched Facebook!

 

Here's the sordid story:

http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/08/dear-facebook-we-have-to-talk.html

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Community Post: 28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries

Community Post: 28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The libraries of the world are under threat. Here are some reasons to care.
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Neil Gaiman - he's such a wonderful Lorax for us!

 

And I love how they featured my hometown beauty the George Peabody Library - Baltimore

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:07 AM

considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.

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The 13 Most Fearless Teens Of 2013

The 13 Most Fearless Teens Of 2013 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
All year, HuffPost Teen has chronicled the incredible stories of teenagers who have raised their voices, and the voices of others, to change the world. Some made scientific and technological advances no one thought possible.
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Great find by the amazing Joyce Valenza
But I gotta say HuffPOST I LOVES ya,  this PopUp block &  loggin in to Tweet or Scoopit is ANNOYING but I do it ---then the 2nd pop up block trying to connect w/ FB is BEYOND ANNOYING!
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Augmented Reality and Education: Learning connected to life - Reloaded

Conference at SIMO Education 2013 - Madrid (Spain)

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I love AR!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:16 PM

This is a huge slide set, but visually very arresting.  

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:17 PM

A very large and visually interesting set of slides.

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5 Amazing Ways to Collaborate with Another Class

5 Amazing Ways to Collaborate with Another Class | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Originally posted by me on Edudemic.com - July, 2013 “M…

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It's all about connections! I need to make more time for it!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H!

The Adventures of Library Girl: Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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More brilliance from the awesome Library Girl!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:47 AM

Nice poster!

Debbie Smiloff De Louise's curator insight, December 16, 2013 5:46 AM

Nice weeding tips

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:47 AM

Nice new acronym for weeding your collection.

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And the PLN survey says... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

And the PLN survey says... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I received 513 responses to my informal Professional Learning Network Tools survey I se...
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Fascinating insight into how our PLN grows!

 

Surprising to me that Twitter was not #1!  But then again, you know I'm biased on this!

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And the PLN survey says... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

And the PLN survey says... - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I received 513 responses to my informal Professional Learning Network Tools survey I se...

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Brilliant data. Inspiring thoughts.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Simple Tool for Finding SAT & ACT Vocabulary Words on Any Website

Free Technology for Teachers: A Simple Tool for Finding SAT & ACT Vocabulary Words on Any Website | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Simple Tool for Finding SAT & ACT Vocabulary Words on Any Website http://t.co/a83ojIODFr

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So neat!

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Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool

Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!


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Just what I've been looking for!

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:43 PM

Thanks to Jamie Forshey for sharing this copyright teaching resource via her scoop.it curation page.  I will be sharing this with my elementary and pre-service teachers. 

BookChook's curator insight, February 23, 2014 4:15 PM

Nice simple interactive to help explain copyright to kids. 

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Teach your students about copyright laws.

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

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Let's never forget the human factor!

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Wacky Reading Calendars: 2014

Wacky Reading Calendars: 2014 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A calendar for each month includes reading challenges related to wacky holidays, author birthdays, and more! Each calendar includes 30 reading challenges that
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Super cute FREE downloadable PDF  by @carolynvibbert with wacky reading ideas for every day of the year!

 

Geared towards ELEMENTARY but I can see how it could be adapted for SECONDARY kiddos.

 

If I were less indolent, I would re-create this for older kids using more sophisticated graphics, fonts, & book ideas - def take out read with a baby! ;-P but maybe add a puppy, kitten, or Zombie doll!

 

If you are an Elem ELA or TL it's definitely worth a donation!

PS. LOVE this new TpT model!

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Community Post: 18 Reasons To Love Literary Dublin

Community Post: 18 Reasons To Love Literary Dublin | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dublin, Ireland, was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010. Here are some of the top lit-tastic reasons why all book people should make the pilgrimage to Dublin.
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My dear Oscar Wilde

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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013 | The Daring Librarian

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013 | The Daring Librarian | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This is from last year...but not much has changed...

 

Do you still use flashrives or have you moved to the cloud permanently?

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5 Mthys Vs. Facts About Copyright Infringement on the Internet

5 Mthys Vs. Facts About Copyright Infringement on the Internet | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Thank you to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing the following Infographic on his blog. by floydworx. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. &n...

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Great information!

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Dawn Wright's curator insight, December 31, 2013 5:32 PM

These are commonly held beliefs of students just getting started with online learning/ web design. Gaining a full understanding of copyright law for electronic media is a necessary objective for instructional designers and eLearning professionals. Thank you for this info graphic.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, January 5, 2014 3:07 AM

Copyright infographic

Dawn Wright's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:49 AM

Confusing subject with many students and professionals. Good infographic.

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Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post

Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How can you be more efficient and effective in writing your blog posts? Use a template. Here are the five component that are part of my template.
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Fantastic tips!

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Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:24 PM

Gr. 5 Blogging Unit

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Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project

Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Make It @ Your Library grew out of an IMLS grant-funded library program (ILEAD USA), with “the intention of helping librarians realize makerspace projects in their communities” (how could we NOT love this??)."


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Realize your Makerspace Dreams!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:07 PM

I love how the projects are sorted into categories,  Makes life easier for those of us looking for projects that don't involve tools, 3D printers, or other items we feel bad about not owning.

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:46 PM

Great way to encourage creativity and problem solving/collaboration skills into the library!

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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New Discoveries! Awesome!

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A Daringly Easy Holiday Recipe & for a Party and Your Professional Happiness | The Daring Librarian

A Daringly Easy Holiday Recipe & for a Party and Your Professional Happiness | The Daring Librarian | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Where I give out an easy & tasty party recipe, dish out some professional advice, a graphic design tip, and an Etsy shopping find!

 

All to be taken with a pinch of salt! Happy Holidays & Enjoy!

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Edutweetoz reflects on 2013

Edutweetoz reflects on 2013 | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This week on Edutweetoz is going to be a bit different. Because it's the last week of the year for many teachers in Australia we thought we'd use this time to look back and ahead to 2014 before Edu...
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@EduTweetOz reflects & celebrates learning w/ 6 Brilliant days of Hashtags! What a great idea!

 

This is the end of their school and calendar year and these brilliant educators: @poppyshel @corisel, @dbatty1 and @liz_loveslife and one of my personal inspirations @tina_p  have found a way with 6 awesome hashtags to create a conversation that's both reflect and rejoice in the strong educator PLN they have created within their country!

 

WOW! I am staggared by this concept and intend to chime in a wee bit! Why don't you join in, too? This is the kind of idea that we should ALL embrace!

 

Because with our rich, diverse, and generous global Twitter PLN what do borders or time zones really mean when it comes to learning and sharing?

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