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All things educational technology and how they work on my middle school library world!
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The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy

The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
1.  Why sharing ideas that matter, matters
We built Scoop.it to make it easy and rewarding to share ideas that matter.
Ideas matter: they make all of us, individuals, businesses and societies, progress.
GwynethJones's insight:

I know I've been Scooping a lot about Scoopit today - feels slighty naughty, even because I do LOVE them so much. (and I'm NOT on the payroll - not even a hoodie or a t-shirt!)

 

Flatteringly but maddeningly, I get emails every day from companies wanting my shout outs, RT's, & blog focus nonwithstanding that I say my regard can't be bought (though a hoodie goes a long way ;-) lol --So here's why....

 

Scoopit is a one stop shop for glossy gorgeous customizable digital curation coolness!  

 

It organizes for you, it Tweets for you, it collaborates and publishes all with a click using the handy bookmarklet on my toolbar. Nom nom yummy!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:14 PM

Badges and recommendations! Love how Scoop.it listens to its users.

Marc Rougier's comment, October 15, 2013 2:42 AM
Thank you Gwyneth! We are grateful to count you amongst our great curators. And I must admit, such a love should deserve a hoodie :)
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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

Via Joyce Valenza
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Brilliant list! You can also see my Big MentorMob Playlist of Curation Tools!

http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2013/06/the-big-mentormob-playlist-of-curation.html

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Sarah Olson's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:51 AM

Check this out, and review applications in Classroom 21 rooms.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:59 PM

A lot of useful options to investigate. 

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The battle to destroy Wikipedia's biggest sockpuppet army

The battle to destroy Wikipedia's biggest sockpuppet army | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
And it's just the "tip of the iceberg," according to one editor.

Via Mary Reilley Clark
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What great fun & a terrific conversation starter!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:53 AM

This would be a great research topic! Who decides who edits, who gets banned at Wikipedia? 

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TL Virtual Cafe - FlipItGood

TL Virtual Cafe - FlipItGood | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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A must NOT miss TL Virtual Cafe FREE Webinar presentation  -  @sraslim is AMAZING! Plus her graphic rocks it HARD w/ DEVO dolls! #WANT

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No school is perfect

No school is perfect | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Jane Caro argues most schools are good, so when selecting schools parents beat themselves up for no reason.     I am...
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Make your school the BEST! No school is perfect. Every school has about 5 lame teachers, 9 so so teachers,  & 38 amazing teachers! Celebrate them, support them, & be one of them!

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10 Essential Tips For Closing Digital Divide

10 Essential Tips For Closing Digital Divide | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The principal of an elementary school in one of Oakland's most violent neighborhood gives tips on how to implement a blended learning program that serves the needs of disadvantaged students, many of whom are English language learners.
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SO many brilliant ideas here! Pick one! BLENDED, Avoid Trends, or Partial Flip!

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IE Awards's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:52 PM

Some interesting insights into the digital divide and how to work with it 

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Free lending libraries sprouting on front lawns in D.C. area help create neighborhood bonds

Free lending libraries sprouting on front lawns in D.C. area help create neighborhood bonds | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A burgeoning literary movement is beginning to take root in the region: free lending libraries on front yards.
GwynethJones's insight:

It's spreading! Shared by @jelam, the Little Library has come from NYC to DC! I shared this back in May and am LOVING this idea even more!

 

How can we adopt these in schools? Some say Lending Lockers! What to do with those donated books & ARCS? AWESOME!

 

Orig Scoop! http://bit.ly/16h3PHx

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Prince George’s teacher begins 40th year in first-grade classroom at Bladensburg school

Prince George’s teacher begins 40th year in first-grade classroom at Bladensburg school | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Mona Sobel has spent four decades at Bladensburg Elementary. “I still love what I do,” she said.
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My Mom, Laurel Gombatz is quoted in this article - she's amazing! And she's retired from teaching for 34 years...but she rarely talks about herself! That's OK, she's got a big mouthed & proud daughter!

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11 Things You Might Not Know About J.K. Rowling

11 Things You Might Not Know About J.K. Rowling | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
AKA the most interesting Muggle in the world.
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Muggle borns listen up....The world of Harry Potter is indeed rich and layered and more fascinating than you can imagine!

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J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. announce new movie franchise set in wizarding world | EW.com

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. announce new movie franchise set in wizarding world | EW.com | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
All ended well for Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling’s books, but it turns out the author isn’t finished with her magical world. Rowling and Warner...
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I mean, I can't deny this fills me with trembly excitement being a huge HP fangirl but the SNARKY and Cynical side of me thinks ...WOW JK, not enough money?

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J.K. Rowling To Write Screenplay For 'Harry Potter' Spinoff : NPR

J.K. Rowling To Write Screenplay For 'Harry Potter' Spinoff : NPR | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The author of the incredibly successful Harry Potter books, which went on to be incredibly successful movies, has made a deal with Warner Bros.
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More Harry Potter, yes please!

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15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive

15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There are many cloud storage services out there, one of which is Google Drive.
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Cool ideas! But for MY teachers I DO NOT Recommend downloading the Hard Drive version of Google Drive. For our GAfE it just doesn't work because of the potential for charging you $$$$ if you fill it up!

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Welcome Back Teachers! - A fantastic open letter!

Welcome Back Teachers! - A fantastic open letter! | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Welcome Back!I can't wait to collaborate with all of you this year! It is a very exciting year with the Chromebook pilot program coming...
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Amazing, inspiring, & totally thievable idea for a letter to teachers!  by @SOMSlibrary 

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Education Technology | Scoop.it

Education Technology | Scoop.it | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Shine on the web
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Here's the Scoopit Ed Tech Interest Channels! Super way to discover & build our PLN!

 

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Content Curation Visualized

Content Curation Visualized | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum

Via Linda Dougherty
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gwynethjones's insight:Linda Dougherty's insight:"Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum"

 

Couldn't have said it better meself! 

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:14 AM
Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum

GwynethJones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:57 PM
Linda Dougherty's insight:"Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum"

 

Couldn't have said it better meself!

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:58 PM

People need help with resources. Curation is the new black!

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Create Fun Fiction with Scholastic’s Story Starters

Create Fun Fiction with Scholastic’s Story Starters | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Ready to get students excited about writing? Then check out Scholastic’s Story Starters, a virtual Willy Wonka type machine that randomly generates writing prompts. Yep, from general fiction to adventure, fantasy, and science fiction, this fun interactive is sure to provide students with some writing inspiration.


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SWEET!

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Inge Grobbelaar's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:43 PM

21st century education is giving students the opportunity to utilize and learn about technology, which is important. Although, it is also limiting students to a certain extent. How much of their own initiative, imagination and creativity is being used if technology is doing it for them?

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News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV | The Daring Librarian

News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV | The Daring Librarian | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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New blog post! News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV feat. @Flocabulary @snnheadlines

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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:00 AM

A great literacy idea!

Jessica Schmitz's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:48 AM

A great idea to get kids involved.  Possibly do this with the "Journalism" class - or simply have it offered as an elective or for kids to do during study hall time ?

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LAUSD halts home use of iPads for students after devices hacked

LAUSD halts home use of iPads for students after devices hacked | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Following news that students at a Los Angeles high school had hacked district-issued iPads and were using them for personal use, district officials have halted home use of the Apple tablets until further notice.
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Oh HUBRIS! Thy name is LA! Maybe if you hadn't gotten rid of your Librarians!

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L.A. students breach school iPads' security

L.A. students breach school iPads' security | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the...
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See? It ain't the tool, it's the teaching! OR....why not to block access. It just challenges the kiddos -- try teaching choices not chains! 

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Professor Says He Has Solved a Mystery Over a Slave’s Novel

Professor Says He Has Solved a Mystery Over a Slave’s Novel | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A novel praised for its dramatic depiction of Southern life in the mid-1850s became a best seller, but its tantalizing secret — the author’s identity — may have been solved.
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Fascinating!

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Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools

Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When Central High School opened its new library in 2005 - a $4.5 million research and media hub funded by alumni - Apple named it a national model. Students visited it more than 147,000 times last...

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GwynethJones's insight:

Like Joyce said, this breaks my heart!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 15, 2013 11:27 AM

This breaks my heart

Wendy Cotta's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:02 PM

The fragile role of institutions that support scholarship...

Karen R. Harker's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:28 PM

Not even and endorsement from Apple could save public school libraries...what I don't understand is how they can justify shuttering a $4.5 million facility.

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Closing school libraries? This means war | Editor's Note | News and Opinion | Philadelphia Weekly

Closing school libraries? This means war | Editor's Note | News and Opinion | Philadelphia Weekly | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Philadelphia Weekly is your local guide to Philly politics, alternative news, music, restaurant reviews, bars, art, real estate, classifieds, photo galleries, videos and more.
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This makes my blood BOIL! @christybrenn

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Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant - The Huffington Post
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"Library expert Doug Johnson says that all libraries have three primary responsibilities in the coming decade: providing "high touch environments in a high tech world;" offering virtual services; and standing ground as uber information hubs." ----- AMEN!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 14, 2013 2:08 PM

Library staff need to get this message out. Our libraries are so much more than warehouses for books!

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Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

Via John Evans, Linda Dougherty
GwynethJones's insight:

AWESOME + a tip from Linda:

" Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:16 AM

Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:30 AM

If you frequently refer to primary sources in your coursework - this may be really useful to you.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, September 14, 2013 3:31 PM

Primary Resources

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Welcome to the SOMS Library - Open Letter for Parents

Welcome to the SOMS Library - Open Letter for Parents | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dear SOMS Families,The library program has some exciting opportunities in store for your child this year:Our program will be promoting...
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I totally stole this letter for my school blog! AND the QR Code pocket idea!

 

Of course if you search my blog I DID do a post QR Code pocket Loo Review & Pocket Video back in May! ;-)

 

So that makes it a little easier to sleep at night! LOL

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