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Schools Embrace Graphic Novels as Learning Tool

Schools Embrace Graphic Novels as Learning Tool | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Some educators say the comic strip-style books engage students and support development of reading skills.
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Top 5 Apps for Kids This Week

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See what's in store for the best kids apps this week.
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Technology without Supports: Like Cotton Candy for Breakfast

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"Does this sound familiar? "Our school just purchased the latest mobile technology tablets for all of the students in our elementary school. Does anyone know where we could get some training about how to use them and what apps we should buy?" We've heard variations on this theme across our state and nationally for several years. Too often, as others have noted, the allure of the device outweighs practical planning for the implementation. Appropriate high-quality professional development and ongoing support for teachers is essential to success."

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Schools Embrace Graphic Novels as Learning Tool

Schools Embrace Graphic Novels as Learning Tool | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Some educators say the comic strip-style books engage students and support development of reading skills.
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Education Week: Spotlight on Building the Digital District

Education Week: Spotlight on Building the Digital District | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
In order to build the digital district, ed-tech leaders must ensure that back-end services run smoothly and securely.
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A Plea to Teachers with iPads: Make Your Practice Visible

A Plea to Teachers with iPads: Make Your Practice Visible | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

Here's my main insight from the iPad Summit that I helped host over the last two days.....

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Education Week: Spotlight on Ed-Tech Strategies for K-12 Leaders

Education Week: Spotlight on Ed-Tech Strategies for K-12 Leaders | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Teachers and students are already driving change, and it’s up to technology leaders to harness it for improved student learning and assessment.
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Can the Digital Generation Do Anything Right?

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What the Kardashians Taught Me About Reading Instruction (No, For Real)

What the Kardashians Taught Me About Reading Instruction (No, For Real) | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.
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Takin’ It to the Streets: Citizen Activists | Collection Development — Library Journal Reviews

Takin’ It to the Streets: Citizen Activists | Collection Development — Library Journal Reviews | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

The titles below provide an introduction to the activism of 2011, to significant uprisings and revolutions of the past few hundred years, and to practical methods for citizens to employ to become active and influence society in positive and constructive ways. For graphic novels on the subject, see LJ ’s earlier article “Occupy This: Graphic Novels About Economic Justice, Social Movements & Historical Revolutions” (ow.ly/9z3M8). Titles designated with a star [] are core purchases for most libraries.

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10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs

10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Sami Rahman shared some of his best tips and tricks for getting started using an iPad for people with disabilities.
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Pinterest for Libraries – what we’re doing | David Lee King

Pinterest for Libraries – what we’re doing | David Lee King | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
I recently helped set up a Pinterest account for our library (and by “help” I mean that I created the account. Most of the work so far has been done by Jeff Tate, our Digital Branch Librarian, and our fine group of staff participating in the pilot project).
What have we done so far? Here’s a list of our goals and process to date, and a list of a few “best practice” tips we’ve discovered along the way:
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Ed Week Readers' Ideas On How We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively

Ed Week Readers' Ideas On How We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, English Language Learners:...
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Alfie Kohn Interview: Will the Common Core Benefit Children? By Anthony Cody

As the Common Core standards now are being promised to fix everything in the world of education, I remain a skeptic. Scholar and author Alfie Kohn wrote an essay on the subject back in 2010. This week I asked him to share his current thoughts. Follow me on Twitter at @AnthonyCody

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Education Week: Getting the Most Out of iPads in the Classroom

In this chat, a teacher and school tech coordinator will take your questions on using iPads and other digital tablets for instruction and provide tips on maximizing their impact on student learning.
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Should Education Entrepreneurs Fear a 'Tech Bubble'?

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"Do educational technology companies and entrepreneurs face the risk of a "tech bubble," similar to the massive boom-and-bust that rocked the market the late 1990s? A recently released paper says it's a real possibility."

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Education Week: Getting the Most Out of iPads in the Classroom

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An EdWeek chat
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» Present Your Slides without Access to the Internet with Free IPad Apps ACRL TechConnect Blog

» Present Your Slides without Access to the Internet with Free IPad Apps ACRL TechConnect Blog | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

In this post, we will show you how to locally save your presentation slides on your iPad, so that you will be fully prepared to present without Internet access. You will only need a few tools, and the best of all, those tools are all freely available.

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Writer's Workshop poetry lesson with the iPad

Writer's Workshop poetry lesson with the iPad | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
First graders in a 1:1 iPad classroom draw their mental images during a poetry read-aloud, share their drawings, and proceed to publish their own work using a variety…...
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Free trial for EasyBib Library Edition

To help libraries try out the new EasyBib Library Edition before the end of this academic year, OCLC is offering a free trial of the service that will run now through May 1, 2011.
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Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media

Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

It'd be nice if they thought of the library/librarian as a collaborator to achieve greater digital literacy amongst students.

 

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The Pearsonizing of the American Mind

The Pearsonizing of the American Mind | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch have found themselves at odds on policy over the years, but they share a passion for improving schools. Bridging Differences will offer their insights on what matters most in education.
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Jennifer Hootman's comment, June 5, 2012 12:54 PM
And perhaps media centers can reclaim their space and equipment for actual teaching and learning rather than as merely testing space.
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Bridging Apps | Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a librarian, student, teacher, or just an avowed bibliophile, Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities. Read on to learn about some of the many ways libraries are helping spread the word about the resources and services they offer, using this innovative new social media forum.

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The Innovative Educator: 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

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Classroom Management That Creates Harmony Instead of Hostility

Classroom Management That Creates Harmony Instead of Hostility | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Music teacher Kevin Mixon offers tips on adopting a classroom-management style that reinforces learning goals and expectations instead of simply punishing bad behavior.
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