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Jean Darnell: Awaken Librarian!: Black Panther & #WakandaLibrarian

Jean Darnell: Awaken Librarian!: Black Panther & #WakandaLibrarian | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
A librarian blog about 21st century advocacy initiatives in the fields of innovation, technology and literacy.
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New study reveals why some people are more creative than others

New study reveals why some people are more creative than others | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
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Performance Reviews Are Pointless And Insulting -- So Why Do They Still Exist?

Performance Reviews Are Pointless And Insulting -- So Why Do They Still Exist? | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
If performance reviews are time-consuming, expensive, ineffective at improving performance and generally a waste of time, why are they still around?
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Technology vs Humanity: key themes from Futurist Gerd Leonhard's new book

More at www.techvshuman.com -- which side you on? Do we need an EPA for humanity ? Technology vs. Humanity is a last-minute wake up call to take part in the …
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10 facts about jobs in the future

Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at Pew Research Center, presented these findings at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank’s Youth…
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How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.
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donhornsby's curator insight, September 28, 2017 1:06 PM
Coming up with a social media marketing plan is a great step toward diving in to social. If social media looks thrilling and overwhelming all at once, start with a plan. Once you see the blueprint in front of you, it’s a little easier to see what lies ahead.
CCI VAL D'OISE's curator insight, September 30, 2017 1:49 PM
Coming up with a social media marketing plan is a great step toward diving in to social. If social media looks thrilling and overwhelming all at once, start with a plan. Once you see the blueprint in front of you, it’s a little easier to see what lies ahead.
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In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy

In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Schools across the country are educating students in how to sift through today's online avalanche of alternative facts.

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The Periodic Table of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers

The Periodic Table of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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7 Awesome Idea Generators to Help Your Brainstorming (and writing) via Sandy Stachowiak

7 Awesome Idea Generators to Help Your Brainstorming (and writing) via Sandy Stachowiak | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
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7 Awesome Idea Generators to Help Your Brainstorming

Sandy Stachowiak

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 7, 2017 1:00 PM

Always looking for brainstorming ideas! Thanks

@sandystachowiak

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10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking -

10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking - | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

Social media is here to stay.

No matter how much we lament a loss of privacy, too much screen time, superficial identity, or countless other worries, media has been around since language was invented, and we have always sought to make that media as social as locally available technology would allow.

From chisels and tablets to the printing press to radio and television to twitter and Facebook, as long as we continue to have thoughts and ideas, we will continue to seek to publish and socialize them with others.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 29, 2017 1:30 PM

Love these ideas!  Though the handwriting is hard to read & would be doubly so for my kiddos

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100 Great Teaching Images

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"Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced. Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world. Pictured above is the Westerdok District in Amsterdam."

 

Tags: images, art, landscape, worldwide.


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Mireia Civís Zaragoza's curator insight, December 29, 2016 9:36 AM
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100 Great Teaching Images
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10 Amazing Fire Tricks and Science Experiments! Compilation - YouTube

This video is a compilation of 10 cool Fire Science Experiments and life hacks that you can do at home using everyday household items. Today we are her
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Data Reveals The Most Hotly Anticipated Superhero Movies 2018

Data Reveals The Most Hotly Anticipated Superhero Movies 2018 | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
The Brandwatch React team uses Twitter data to find the most hyped up superhero movies 2018. Find out which movie tops the list, and which are more popular in male and female audiences.
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What Separates Good Writing From Bad Writing?

What Separates Good Writing From Bad Writing? | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Author and professor Adam Grant said, “Good communicators make themselves look smart. Great communicators make their audiences feel smart."
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10 Creative Ways Companies Are Using Snapchat

10 Creative Ways Companies Are Using Snapchat | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
As Snapchat continues to grow and evolve, so does its userbase of brands. Here are five creative examples of how companies are using Snapchat.
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Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan

Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Celebrate the work of Ashley Bryan, 2004 CSK Illustrator Award winner and brilliant artist, film-maker and storyteller. This wonderful read discusses the theme of being true to yourself, loving the unique features of you and how to handle the inevitable jealousy/envy that pops up in life. Though it's an adaptation of a Zambian folktale, this book has a universal theme of "wonderfully me."
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On Being a Ninja Librarian: Getting Teens Into the School Library

On Being a Ninja Librarian: Getting Teens Into the School Library | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
How to strategically (and sneakily) bring teens into the library and keep them coming back time and time again. Hence, Ninja Librarian.

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How Americans Use Social Media to Access News in 2017

How Americans Use Social Media to Access News in 2017 | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Most Americans in 2017 use social media to get at least some of their news, according to a recent report from The Pew Research Center. See the details here.
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10 Easy Ways to Use QR Codes in Your Instruction

10 Easy Ways to Use QR Codes in Your Instruction | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
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In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead? | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
What does the push for digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?

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Google Docs Scavenger Hunt by Catlin Tucker

Google Docs Scavenger Hunt by Catlin Tucker | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
With the new school year, comes new students and a steep technology learning curve. My goal is to make learning how to use technology fun and engaging. Given how many tools we use, that's no small feat! Many of my

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 4, 2017 10:53 AM

LOVE this Scavenger Hunt! Thanks,

@Catlin_Tucker  !!!

Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 6, 2017 10:40 AM
clever idea to start the school year, especially with those who have school provided devices. They would have either an introduction or a refresher course. The game aspect of it would be particularly attractive .


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How to Create Animated GIFs via @rmbyrne 

How to Create Animated GIFs via @rmbyrne  | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote about a free animation tool called Flip Anim . In that post I mentioned using animated GIFs of math problems or t

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 10, 2017 8:34 PM

I used to do this the old hard way, this way is MUCH easier!

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Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck

Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it
How literary devices -- the tools we use to tell stories -- can help you find the best images for your presentation deck.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 27, 2016 8:55 AM
Thoughtful article to help you think outside the box with your images and style of presentation.
Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 31, 2016 11:33 AM
Love this. I think we ALL need to revisit presentation skills and what can engage an audience. I am working on that with my 6th graders.
Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, January 2, 2017 8:49 AM
Clean and appealing!
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Rawpixel Free Image License

Rawpixel Free Image License | A Reader's Retort | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 1, 2017 1:51 PM

I really LOVE using @rawpixelimages  & @PicMonkey 

to make super graphics for presos & publications.

 

@RawPixelImages - They're FREE have GENEROUS Licensing and use rules for images. Check it out!

 

@PicMonkey is basically FREE but worth the Royale features every day and twice on Sunday! They make graphic design quick, easy, and FUN! See?

Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, January 2, 2017 8:48 AM
Via @GwynethJones: I really LOVE using @rawpixelimages & @PicMonkey to make super graphics for presos & publications. @RawPixelImages - They're FREE have GENEROUS Licensing and use rules for images. Check it out! @PicMonkey is basically FREE but worth the Royale features every day and twice on Sunday! They make graphic design quick, easy, and FUN! See?