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Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom

Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Andrew Marcinek is an instructional technologist at Burlington High School in Burlington, MA. He is also a regular blogger on Edutopia. Follow him on Twitter @andycinek.
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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 Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
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Students Create Fake Online Profiles to Bully Peers

Students Create Fake Online Profiles to Bully Peers | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Some behavior in such situations can now be deemed illegal under state cyberbullying laws or even cyber-impersonation and identify-theft laws.
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Free Webinar: Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link

School leaders are accustomed to working hard to make curricula challenging and engaging and to make sure it meets state standards. And many educators are now becoming more skilled at using technology in their classrooms, whether it’s laptops, digital whiteboards, or smartphones. But experts say that to get the best results for students, it’s important to be deliberate and thoughtful in the way technology is incorporated into curricula. Just layering technology on top of an already existing curriculum is often not the best way to enhance the learning process and maximize the effectiveness of the technology tools available. School and district technology leaders and curriculum experts must work together to find the best way to integrate technology into teaching and learning in order to develop the most innovative and successful methods for delivering curricula to students.
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Noreen M. Walton, the director of learning support services for the 33,000-student Poway Unified School District in San Diego
Mark Hofer, associate professor of educational technology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

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Never A Dull Moment: Body piercing? Extreme sports? Teen pregnancy?  Welcome to the action-packed world of hi/lo books

Never A Dull Moment: Body piercing? Extreme sports? Teen pregnancy?  Welcome to the action-packed world of hi/lo books | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

My heart’s desire is to turn reluctant readers into book sluts!” says Tori Jensen.

Jensen, a high school librarian from St. Paul, MN, isn’t out to corrupt kids. She’s simply trying to get them to read, especially those students who’d rather get sprayed by a skunk than curl up with a conventional tome. That’s why Jensen constantly booktalks hi/lo titles and uses them extensively with struggling readers. She also hand sells these turbocharged titles to every kid she can and reviews hi/lo books on Goodreads.com, a social networking site for readers.

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An Immigrant Student's Story: I Was a Dictionary Girl

An Immigrant Student's Story: I Was a Dictionary Girl | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Providing non-English speaking students with resources to navigate through their school day can make all the difference in their academic success, writes Helen Janc Malone.

 

I bet there's a way the library media center could also be a part of the intentional support structure for English language learners.

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The Problem with Lesson Plans

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Nancy Flanagan is an education writer and consultant focusing on teacher leadership. She spent 30 years in a K-12 music classroom in Hartland, Mich, and was named Michigan Teacher of the Year in 1993.

 

"There's an old joke about the deadwood teacher who taught the same year 30 times. Kind of ironic, now, at a time when we think we can standardize lesson plans and everything else about schooling."

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“How To” Pedagogy Sheets

Each two-page How To sheet includes an introduction to a teaching and learning topic, best practices and ideas, supporting research, and references.


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I Resolve to Read

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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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Education Week Teacher: Getting Real About Student Writing

To build students' skills and interest in writing, author Kelly Gallagher argues, teachers need to move away from the "prescribed school writing discourses" and demonstrate the real-world purposes of written composition.
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Top 10 Teacher Stories of 2011 - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher

We hope you'll indulge us in one more greatest hits list ... (if you don't read any of the others before winter break ends, at least check this one out!).
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The Five Biggest Ed-Tech Themes in 2011

The Five Biggest Ed-Tech Themes in 2011 | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

We at the Digital Education blog have tried to process a busy and pivotal year in the world of education technology. But in case you haven't read every single entry during the last 12 months (for shame!), here's a wrap-up of what we think were the five biggest ed-tech themes of 2011.

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e-Learning from ACRL | Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

ACRL - Winter Online Course Offerings - Check out the ones related to instruction!

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The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students

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Intel Unveils New, $200 Tablet for Education

Intel Unveils New, $200 Tablet for Education | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Intel has announced the launch of its 7-inch tablet encased in rugged plastic, created specifically for use in the education market. The tablets, called Intel studybooks, are expected to cost less than $200 each, says Kapil Wadhera, the general manager of Intel's education market platforms group, according to the Wall Street Journal's tech blog Digits. That price is less than half the starting price of a new iPad (which starts at $499).
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Education Week: Learning to Identify and Understand K-12 Innovation

Education Week: Learning to Identify and Understand K-12 Innovation | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

Live Chat (Friday, March 23, 2012, 3 to 4 p.m. ET) Everywhere you turn in K-12 education these days, it seems that someone somewhere is trying to do something "innovative." But how much of that work lives up to the word's meaning?

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Response: Ways To Help Our Students Become Better Readers

Response: Ways To Help Our Students Become Better Readers | 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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HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY CHANGED YOUR TEACHING?

HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY CHANGED YOUR TEACHING? | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

Our teacher-panelists discuss the lessons they have learned about integrating technology with classroom instruction.

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Teaching Kids How to Disagree

Teaching Kids How to Disagree | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. 

 

"Conflict resolution is one of the most important life skills that students can learn when it comes to social and professional relationships."

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We Can Overcome Poverty's Impact on School Success

We Can Overcome Poverty's Impact on School Success | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
Through policy and investment, schools can erase poverty's impact on learning, Michael A. Rebell and Jessica R. Wolff say.

 

"America does not have a general education crisis; we have a poverty crisis."

 

Food for thought.

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Digital Visitors and Residents: What Motivates Engagement with the Digital Information Environment?

This 21-minute video features the latest results of this JISC-funded, collaborative pilot project between OCLC Research and the University of Oxford to inves...

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Museum 2.0: Fifteen Random Things I've Learned about Design for Participation This Year

Museum 2.0: Fifteen Random Things I've Learned about Design for Participation This Year | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it

Some possible parallels for teaching....

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How Essential Are School Librarians? - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher

Wow!

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Education Week: Educators Evaluate Learning Benefits of iPad

Education Week: Educators Evaluate Learning Benefits of iPad | The Teaching Librarian | Scoop.it
In the wake of the iPad 2 release, teachers are still determining best practices for the different versions of the tablet computing device.
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