21st Century School Librarian
100 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

Great Educational Web Tools for Teachers, Librarians, and Administrators

Great Educational Web Tools for Teachers, Librarians, and Administrators | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
May , 2014
There is a rising tide of tools created for teachers, librarians, department heads, and administrators at both the school and district levels. Tools such as device management, video...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from K-12 School Libraries
Scoop.it!

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids to Code

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids to Code | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when coding was viewed as " the mysterious science of the elite", now thanks to the proliferation of web 2.0 technologies anyone with an interest to code can learn to do so and...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
more...
Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, October 25, 2013 4:16 PM

Love this infographic and it would be great to have it in your back pocket when you go to convince your admin team that coding should be taught. Links to tools to help YOU learn to code, too!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, October 26, 2013 1:59 PM

At our recent SLAWNY Fall Sharing conference the keynote speaker, Sannon McClintock Miller, showed us how she is teachiing coding to the students in her elementary LMC.  It's time to take a hard look at this topic as needed instruction in our schools.

Rescooped by Kelly McManus from English Language Teaching Journal
Scoop.it!

525 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

525 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
Download 525 free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Via Jonathan Acuña
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

Using Learnist in the High School Classroom

Using Learnist in the High School Classroom | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
This board is about ways to introduce and use Learnist in the high school classroom, as well as ways to use Learnist to overcome some common classroom challenges.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from Common Core Online
Scoop.it!

High School Presentation Rubric #CCSS Aligned

High School Presentation Rubric #CCSS Aligned | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century (High School Presentation Rubric (CCSS Aligned) | FreeBIEs | Tools | Project Based Learning | BIE - http://t.co/hedS1r0wOB)...

Via Darren Burris
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from Digital Sandbox
Scoop.it!

Linda Dougherty: Back to School - Freshmen Orientation, Part One

Linda Dougherty: Back to School - Freshmen Orientation, Part One | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it

Via GwynethJones
more...
GwynethJones's curator insight, September 8, 2013 4:17 PM

Super cool idea for a Library orientation lesson! Adapting an idea I got at the #AASL07 Conference in Reno & totally updated! It Rocks!

Rescooped by Kelly McManus from NIC: Network, Information, and Computer
Scoop.it!

The Anatomy Of A Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

The Anatomy Of A Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
“ The Anatomy Of A Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]”
Via Ruay-Shiung Chang
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from eLanguages
Scoop.it!

Anatomy of A Tweet- Must See Guide for Teachers

Anatomy of A Tweet- Must See Guide for Teachers | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
“ Using Twitter for educational purposes starts with understanding how this social networking and microblogging platform works. This is best done via going through the tutorials found in its FAQ page...”
Via KiwiBelma
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from K-12 School Libraries
Scoop.it!

Librarians Are NOT Knowledge Keepers - Pass It On.

Librarians Are NOT Knowledge Keepers - Pass It On. | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
meme**noun1.an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
a humorous or inspirational image, video, piece of text, etc.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
more...
Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 3, 2013 1:30 PM

KNOW your value when you hear all the reasons we "don't need" librarians anymore. Another great post by my favorite Library Girl, Jennifer LaGarde!

Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool.

Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool. | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it

A site to help with research.  Download the toolbar and get started.

Kelly McManus's insight:

Promising tool that I need to investigate further before sharing with students. Unfortunately, integrating with google drive is part of the upgrade to pro (a minimum of $3/month) which will make using this on google chromebooks less attractive.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

The great shift in search

The great shift in search | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
Search is evolving to fit the needs of users who don’t just want a web site, but the actual answer to the question driving the search. To stay on top semantic search technologies are key.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from Eclectic Technology
Scoop.it!

AudioBooks Raise Reading Scores (Infographic)

AudioBooks Raise Reading Scores (Infographic) | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
more...
Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:28 PM

This infographic discusses how audio books may increase students reading scores. The infographic is split into a number of sections:

* The Problem in National

* The Benefits of Spoken, Sophisticated Language

* How Audio Books Help

A few of the statistics in this post are below.

* Students who don't read by 3rd grade are 4 times more likely not to graduate from high school.

* Only 32% of 4th grade students are proficient readers.

Many infographics that we find provide evidence but neglect to provide the resources to help us assess the evidence. This infographic provides links to over 20 resources that were used in its' creation. In addition, the website that posted the infographic, Tales2Go, provides audio books for students and provides access to additional resources on their website (http://www.tales2go.com/). Audio books available through Tales2Go are primarily for students in grades K - 5.

Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Google?

Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Google? | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
Think about 2008 for a minute. Wikipedia was only two years old, and Facebook had only existed for four. I was supporting a research project with a group of sixth graders studying ancient history. Th
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

23 Resources for Getting Published in the Library Field - OEDB.org

23 Resources for Getting Published in the Library Field - OEDB.org | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
Are you wondering how to break into the publishing world as a librarian? If so, here are over 20 resources to get you started on your journey to publication bliss!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

Research Article: “Libraries as Co-Working Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning” | LJ INFOdocket

Research Article: “Libraries as Co-Working Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning” | LJ INFOdocket | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kelly McManus
Scoop.it!

Discovering Pathways Through Connected Learning | Connected Learning

Discovering Pathways Through Connected Learning | Connected Learning | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from Social Media Strategist
Scoop.it!

Quick Tips to achieve Twitter Cut Through :The Anatomy of a Good Tweet

Quick Tips to achieve Twitter Cut Through :The Anatomy of a Good Tweet | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
It never hurts to keep your tweeting style fresh and here is a great post which includes key points to always remember when writing your tweets to help you standout fropm the rest. As you will be well aware its all about cut through and fighting for attention !
Via David Wesson Evolve Social
Kelly McManus's insight:
Great tips with examples, useful for writing assignment
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from All about Web
Scoop.it!

Anatomy of a Power Tweet | Social Media Today

Anatomy of a Power Tweet | Social Media Today | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it
“ Tweets fly by in a blink of an eye. Use these tips to power your tweets up and lengthen their life. Write an interesting or intriguing headline with searchable keywords. Keep your tweet action oriented.”
Via Abir Roy
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kelly McManus from Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks
Scoop.it!

Research Roundup: Some Studies on Making and Learning | Makerspace.com

Research Roundup: Some Studies on Making and Learning | Makerspace.com | 21st Century School Librarian | Scoop.it

We often get parents and teachers asking us if we can point to studies that prove that making is a good approach in the classroom. This question usually gets asked by advocates for Makerspaces who know from their own experience how effective student-driven, interdisciplinary projects  can be, based on what they’ve seen in their own homes and classrooms. We’re delighted to report that a number of research teams have approached us, especially recently,  to ask if they can study what’s happening with Maker Faire, Young Makers, and Makerspaces, to put some real data behind our hunch that this is the way to go in education.

 

KQED’s MindShift blog recently reported on a project undertaken by a team working with Project Zero:

 

 

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains?

 

 

We’ve been meeting with some of the team members who are making this work happen.

 

Lee Martin of the School of Education of the University of California, Davis recently received a grant from the Spencer Foundation to study “Adaptive Expertise in “Do-It-Yourself” Engineering Design Projects” and he’ll be observing some of the kids preparing to exhibit at Maker Faire 2013 for his data. Martin seeks to “measure the core STEM attributes of resourcefulness, perseverance, and the ability to learn and innovate in novel contexts, which researchers call “adaptive expertise: efficient problem-solving skills combined with the ability to adapt and learn in the face of novel problems.”

 

 Click headline to read more--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
more...
No comment yet.