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Lofty education ideals narrow to a system driven by test results - Mail & Guardian Online

Lofty education ideals narrow to a system driven by test results - Mail & Guardian Online | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Lofty education ideals narrow to a system driven by test resultsMail & Guardian OnlineThird, there is a demand for greater accountability in the education sector, which has led to the introduction of achievement targets, benchmarking, indicators...


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UNESCO: Development of the Media and Information Literacy Indicators

A timeline from 2003 to 2013


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The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

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Practical PBL: Design an Instructional Unit in Seven Phases

Practical PBL: Design an Instructional Unit in Seven Phases | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

You can transform your classroom. While there are many approaches to project-based learning, we have had the most success with the model our team developed -- a model called "The Seven Phases of a Project Cycle." Each and every one of our instructional units is designed using these seven phases.


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10 Free Tools for Everyday Research to Teach Search Skills

10 Free Tools for Everyday Research to Teach Search Skills | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

"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.


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HI Elizabeth. Thank you for the recent rescoops and for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you. Best of luck!
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Children Learning English Affectively: The benefits behind learning a foreign language

Children Learning English Affectively: The benefits behind learning a foreign language | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

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ICT & Global Education For All: Moving Forward? | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

ICT & Global Education For All: Moving Forward? | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
"ICT & Global Education For All: Moving Forward?
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Flipping Classrooms

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Published on Mar 3, 2012 - An introduction to the art of flipping classes.


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Mobile Instructional Design Principles for Adult Learners

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The unique aspects of the mobile learning context present advantages and challenges that must be considered when developing an effective set of instructional design principles for guiding mobile content development. Understanding the differences between the mobile learning context and other learning contexts can offer significant advantages to instructors and learners.


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Digital Literacy Introduction - YouTube

A review of three major principles central to being literate in the digital age: 1) consume; 2) create; and 3) connect.

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The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics

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This post discusses my personal best 30 iPad apps for college students, grad students, professors and everybody else in university and academia.


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Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills

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Business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to integrate development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration into the teaching and learning of academic subjects. Collectively these skills are often referred to as “21st century skills” or “deeper learning.”


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The 21st Century Principal: 6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal: 6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

"...what does being “network literate” look like as it relates to personal learning networks? What are these abilities that we as educators need to be able to do in order to best teach, guide, and facilitate others, both educators and students, in their development of powerful learning networks?"

 

A short list of network literacies that this Principal believes every educator needs to have in order to support colleagues and students in developing their own PLNs.  Articulate and thoughtful. DW

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The Secret To Effectively Using Twitter As A Learning Tool

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Twitter is finding increasing repute as an education tool, and with so many of the world’s top minds coming together each day, why not?


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Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media

Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Some simple advice for educators on how to maximize your time.
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» 4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure

» 4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Andrew K Kirk, Founder of Face The Buzz and Social Media Examiner writer, outlines 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure, but these can all easily be applied to libraries as well.

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50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities

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Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills.

 

Read more:

http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/09/16/50-best-ipad-apps-for-reading-disabilities/

 


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Create Custom Ebook Encyclopaedias From Wikipedia

Create Custom Ebook Encyclopaedias From Wikipedia | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

It's not a difficult process: click the "Create a book" link located in Wikipedia's left sidebar, collate the articles you want to include (you can include complete categories, which makes great sense), and then export it as a PDF or EPUB file. There's a little video tutorial you can watch if you need more help but don't worry: it's really easy.


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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Here are 39 sites for using one of the greatest innovations: THE iPAD


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Dico Krommenhoek's comment, December 9, 2012 2:52 AM
Great post again, Timo! Thanks!
Shannon Gray's curator insight, January 1, 2013 4:32 PM

Great list of links to several sites for using the iPad. Something for every

one...

Chris Brumbaugh's curator insight, January 3, 2013 9:12 PM

Helpful list of links for iPads.

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Teacher librarians crucial in info age

Teacher librarians crucial in info age | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

We stand at the crossroads of two futures for Australian children. The first sees them navigating an increasingly interconnected world as savvy consumers and producers of information who are capable of critically assessing what they read, see and hear. The second sees many of them as simplistic, non-discerning searchers probably plagiarising much of what they produce, easy prey for those who wish to fool them.

What is the best way to ensure the first scenario? Make sure we have enough teacher librarians in our schools.


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12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets

12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Cheat sheets give you a rundown of various features for a given item. Here are some of the best social media cheat sheets .


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Ann Vega's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:12 AM

Great guides for newbies!

sylectra's curator insight, May 5, 2013 9:06 PM

These are more like keyboard shortcuts than like features and benefits to be used when advising clients. However, you can learn how to prevent sharing of a Google+ post (although I can't see many scenarios where that would be needed if you're a business with a Google+ presence).

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How to Use Microsoft Word to Create an Ebook

How to Use Microsoft Word to Create an Ebook | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Microsoft Word has lots of features that make creating ebooks easy. You can use styles to format an ebook or update its formatting to work on a different platform. You can use the References tool to create a table of contents automatically.

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Education Week: Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership ...

Education Week: Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership ... | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.

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12 Awesome EdTech Tools for 2012-2013

A primer on some of the best free tech tools for teachers.

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21st Century School Libraries

School libraries are the hub of the school, librarians are heavily involved in education, and changing technology means the library is actually more relevant than ever.


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Samuel Segereisi's comment, September 4, 2013 5:39 PM
good work. learned a lot.