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The importance of instilling a need to read

The importance of instilling a need to read | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

Reading for pleasure at the age of 15 is a strong factor in determining future social mobility. Indeed, it has been revealed as the most important indicator of the future success of the child.

 

That was the startling finding of research carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on education and reading, and their role in promoting social mobility. It highlights why getting teenagers to read for pleasure is more than a sepia-tinted ambition for frustrated parents. It is a fundamental social issue.


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Reading is just as important in the USA!

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:11 PM

some nice reminders about why we read new youth fiction and update our class sets

Lucinda Scott-Kellermeier's curator insight, May 9, 2013 3:14 AM

This article addresses UK reading issues, but the message relates to reading curriculum in any country. We need to anchor classic reading choices with contemporary literature reflecting 21st c. teen experiences and concerns.

PEB's comment, May 9, 2013 9:01 AM
We also need to make sure school and public libraries are stocked with materials children and young adults WANT to read.
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Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic

Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, September 11, 9:00 PM
Thanks for sharing!
Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 1:02 PM

This infographic is useful because of the ideas for how it should be used and how it can be used.

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, September 15, 7:24 PM

Terrific for getting our new users organized! 

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Digital Tribes - What's Your Tribe?

Digital Tribes - What's Your Tribe? | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

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Mike Collins's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:44 AM

What tribes do you belong to?

hedgeshandy's comment, October 17, 2013 3:28 AM
Its fascinating
Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 11, 8:41 AM
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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 5, 6:11 PM

Writing without the power of visuals is flat and boring. These tools bring your ideas to life. Stacey's made some very useful annotations about what is useful about each of the 15 tools.  Great list!  ~  Deb

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 5:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 5:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Sharrock's curator insight, August 5, 5:30 AM
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Titles like the one for this article, 40 maps that explain the Middle East, are becoming increasingly common for internet articles.  They helps us feel that we can explain all of the world's complexities and make sense of highly dynamic situations.  While we can all agree that maps are great analytical tools that can be very persuasive, sometimes we can pretend that they are the end all, be all for any situation.  Maps can also be used to show how something that we thought was simple can be much complex and nuanced than we had previously imagined, as demonstrated by this article, 15 Maps that Don't Explain the Middle East at All.  Both perspectives have their place (and both articles are quite insightful). Not connected to the Middle East, but East Asia, this article entitled Lies, Damned Lies and Maps continues the discussion of maps, truth and perception.  

 

Tags: MiddleEast, conflict, political, borders, colonialism, devolution,historical, mapping

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 5, 3:42 PM

As Seth Dixson says, maps only tell a part of a story, but this may assist as part of an overall understanding of the history of the area.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 5, 5:10 PM

Some of the histories in maps is helpful in realising the complexities of the issues.

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 6:01 AM

add your insight...


Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 13, 11:53 AM

Σε beta έκδοση, δωρεάν με εγγραφή...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 25, 8:41 PM

Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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Claudie Graner's curator insight, August 17, 4:27 AM

It is no more just about PowerPoint...

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 7:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 7, 5:36 AM

This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 8:46 PM

Here's a bit of online facilitation wisdom: "The Two-Question Rule: This means to follow a question with another question that probes for deeper understanding."


Author/Blogger Professor Maurice Elias does a fine job of explaining how questioning helps deepen thinking. 

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 18, 10:45 AM

I like asking open ended questions to see how students think,

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 1:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 9:50 AM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, July 31, 11:21 PM

Good points

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China publishes new map

China publishes new map | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
China has published a new map of the entire country including the islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) in order to "better show" its territorial claim over the region.

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 7, 9:59 AM

Great for geographical discussions on why maps are important, how maps are used, etc.   

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, July 22, 7:27 AM

Completando...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:14 PM

APHG-U4

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30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

"I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen the light since then and therefore I decided to create another more comprehensive list of some of the best iPad apps for teaching music to give music teachers more options to choose from."


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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 8, 6:41 AM

Music in the Content areas also

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Charts Builder

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Create Charts Online ,Choose From Different Chart Types( Line - Bar - Radar), based on Chart.js API


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carldowse's curator insight, June 23, 12:32 AM

Very useful when for teaching the language of change and trends

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, June 23, 12:51 AM
this is a great tool for students to create professional charts on whatever they want to show
Consultants-E's curator insight, June 23, 6:20 AM

This could be very useful for Business English, EAP and IELTS students and teachers alike.

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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Christopher Bezsylko's curator insight, June 27, 8:00 AM

leaders create sustainable change by putting the right tools in front of our teachers/students AND building a culture of innovation

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 4:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 6:01 PM

App list visual

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High-School Dropouts and College Grads Are Moving to Very Different Places

High-School Dropouts and College Grads Are Moving to Very Different Places | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
Cities like Washington and San Francisco are gaining the highly skilled but losing their less-educated workforce.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 16, 11:56 AM

This article, with its charts and interactive maps, is worth exploring to show some of the important spatial patterns of internal migration.  It's not hard to realize that larger, cosmopolitan metro areas will have an advantage in attracting and keeping prospective college graduates; the question that we should be asking our students is how will this impact neighborhoods, cities and regions?    


Tags: migration, USA, mappingcensus, education.

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 19, 5:47 AM

Good charts/grafts - worth looking at and using with the concept of migration.   

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Little Known Ways To Power Your Google Search (Infographic)

Little Known Ways To Power Your Google Search (Infographic) | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
Use this handy illustrated reference guide to use Google search like a pro.

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niftyjock's curator insight, September 9, 3:19 PM

Betters ways to google

Katelm's curator insight, September 14, 10:02 AM

Une petite infographie pour rappeler les basiques (ou pas!) de recherche sous google.

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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad

How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 30, 6:12 AM

Useful.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 30, 7:52 AM

I really want to learn how to do this.

 

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, August 30, 3:05 PM

Truco de Safar

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10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."


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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 25, 9:32 PM

saving this safely. iPads in school this year!

KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 6:04 AM

Very useful information!

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 31, 6:09 AM

I learned something new (not telling you what!) so it must be worth reading.

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 7, 4:26 PM

Simple infographic that gives clear and simple guidance to the process of 'flipping' a lesson.  Good to demonstrate 'simplicity' of process to sceptical colleagues.

Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
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ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com

ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

"We’ve updated the ClassThink guide to managing iPads in education. If you’re planning to use iPads in your school or want to know the latest iPad management tips, it’s an essential read!"


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 13, 8:40 AM

Guía de aplicación de Pad 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 14, 4:42 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

juandoming's curator insight, July 19, 8:02 AM

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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

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"The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing the severe deprivations that each person faces at the same time with respect to education, health and living standards."


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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 21, 8:21 PM

Making sense of poverty.

 

Gina Panighetti's curator insight, August 4, 1:54 PM

"Access"--North America Unit

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:01 PM

APHG-U2 & U6

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5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools

5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
Tired of the same-old presentations? These five free tools can help you add visual oomph to your PowerPoint slides.

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 11:47 AM

pp

Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 12:52 AM

Because a good idea will go to waste if you can't present it right. 

becool's curator insight, August 21, 4:51 AM
Voor wie nog graag ppt presentaties maakt, kan dit een manier zijn om er meer variatie in te integreren. Leve Prezi :)
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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

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"The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing the severe deprivations that each person faces at the same time with respect to education, health and living standards."


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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 21, 8:21 PM

Making sense of poverty.

 

Gina Panighetti's curator insight, August 4, 1:54 PM

"Access"--North America Unit

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:01 PM

APHG-U2 & U6

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 2:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 2:25 AM

Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

Joe Shimp's curator insight, July 25, 8:52 AM

A great way to get YouTube audio only.

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How Much Data Is Generated On Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tinder & WhatsApp Every Minute? | AllTwitter

How Much Data Is Generated On Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tinder & WhatsApp Every Minute? | AllTwitter | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it

Here’s the thing: the internet never sleeps.

 

Which means data never sleeps, and the internet sure likes to use up a lot of it. How much? In any given minute, 277,000 tweets are published on Twitter, 216,000 photos are sent to Instagram and 8,333 videos are shared on Vine.

 

And we’re just getting started. Over that same 60 second period, 347,222 photos are sent on WhatsApp, 416,667 swipes are made on Tinder and 3,472 images are pinned on Pinterest.

 

And if you think that’s impressive, Google receives 4 millions search queries, Facebook users share 2.46 million pieces of content and 204 million email messages are sent each and every minute of the day.

 

This visual from DOMO looks at how much data is generated every minute across the net....


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Moons Lucien's curator insight, July 4, 12:18 AM

Imagine the impact  on your business!! connecting your #print production to one of these web platforms? Millions of #prints :-))

to connect the value for the consumer to your #print #Rebootmoments workshop has develop 4 tools very easy to implement with your innovation marketing team,  that helps connecting these web technology with print. The June workshop in Stuttgard  Germany the  6 #printing companies  participating did exactly that: Innovate their business model with a #gamification solution and a #clickpaper

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, July 4, 6:01 AM

Wow! This is mind boggling. 

Victor Juarez's curator insight, July 7, 3:47 PM

¿Quién dice que las RRSS no tienen alcance?

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 6:20 PM

What an excellent list of video tools and resources from Robin Good. highly recommended 9.5/10.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, August 19, 7:49 AM

Thanks to the collector, Robin Good, of this great list.  I'm sure many people will be interested to learn about all these sites

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, August 30, 10:49 AM

Excelente recopilación

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | wilmington school libraries | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 6:20 PM

What an excellent list of video tools and resources from Robin Good. highly recommended 9.5/10.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, August 19, 7:49 AM

Thanks to the collector, Robin Good, of this great list.  I'm sure many people will be interested to learn about all these sites

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, August 30, 10:49 AM

Excelente recopilación