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Technology for Teachers and Librarians: Work Smarter, Not Harder: Integrate with Google

Technology for Teachers and Librarians: Work Smarter, Not Harder: Integrate with Google | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it

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Dion Liong's curator insight, March 20, 2016 1:37 AM

Google Apps for Education  does in fact makes learning so much more interesting . More and more companies are making Apps that helps in education that it is an inevitable thing in schools now.

Things are definitely going to be much more different in the future as technology is expanding and improving each day.

Students will now all have to learn the use of electronic devices. However most of these things will lead to more problems like cyber bullying which can affect a child's confidence.

We all can benefit from this as it truly makes our lives much more easier and also companies will make more money as the apps will be implanted into schools. The hassle of printing worksheets would be gone and more trees would be saved thus the earth would benefit too.

However, i do not think that everyone would be able to have such an eletronic device like a computer and some will be left out if we were to do our homework at home. It is still viable as schools will provide us with these gadgets however it may still cause some problems.

 

Virginia's curator insight, March 20, 2016 4:47 AM

This is a super post how to expand your Google Apps for Education tools! Plus, the author is a former Mermaid!

Kerbie Sarmiento's curator insight, March 20, 2016 10:56 AM

Another point to add to our argument for purchasing Gale databases for our middle schools! Thanks to Gwyneth Jones for scooping this:)

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YA Books and More: Make Your Library Sizzle, Not Fizzle

YA Books and More: Make Your Library Sizzle, Not Fizzle | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it

Naomi Bates writes: "And so, it got me thinking....what are some other things that we, as librarians, could tweak just a little, to make a HUGE impact?  Here is my top five list of
habit-breakers for librarians.


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 4, 2016 11:42 AM

Naomi Bates is full of great ideas for your school library! Read her post and see what tweaks you can make to your library--or your library professional little self:)  (NB: I used my own library photo for this Scoop!)

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Why What We Do Matters

Why What We Do Matters | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, I was moved to tears by Jennifer LaGarde's beautiful post about the power of libraries to change children's lives. If you haven't read it, go do so now.

 

This week I've been reading Kate Messner's posts here and here about her latest book, The Seventh Wish. The book is about a middle schooler who loves ice fishing, Irish dancing, and her older sister who is a heroin addict. And because of that last topic, a school principal cancelled Kate's visit. The school also cancelled their book order, because the school library shouldn't provide books about such troubling issues. 

 

Please read Kate's posts, because she is much more eloquent than I am about this travesty. All I kept thinking about when I read The Seventh Wish was one of my former 6th graders who I've known since kindergarten. He'd been bugging me for weeks about a hold he had placed on a popular book. When the book was ready for him, I expected him to fly into the library and start reading immediately. Instead, he asked if I could give it to the next student in line. I was annoyed--I'd made his hold a priority due to his excitement about this book! He looked around to make sure no one else could hear, then said, "Well, I really want to read it now, but my mom is in rehab. I told her about the book, and she said it sounded so good she wants to read it. I thought maybe I could get it when she gets out, so she has something to look forward to, like reading it together." (Yeah, you'd totally guess this family was dealing with addiction, what with that million dollar home, two gorgeous blonde surfer dude kids, and the matching Mercedes SUVs in the garage. Don't think your school is too rich, too white, or too homespun American for this to happen.)

 

Drug and alcohol addiction, poverty, abuse, mental illness, homelessness--the list can go on forever. Things we'd rather our students not know about, but that some students deal with every single day. Let's make sure our libraries are always the place students can realize they're not alone. And if you're fighting a battle with your principal or school district to keep books on the shelf, using Jennifer and Kate's posts together would create a knock-out punch even Muhammad Ali would admire. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 11, 2016 1:15 PM

Next Donors Choose project--an author visit from Kate Messner! 

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School Systems Blog - Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education

School Systems Blog - Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
I'm not sure I'd use Pinterest in Ed.but perhaps."Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education" http://t.co/eJm7rotq...

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Implicit vs. Explicit Instruction: Which is Better for Word Learning?

Implicit vs. Explicit Instruction: Which is Better for Word Learning? | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
Do students learn better when instructors clearly outline learning goals (explicit instruction), or when students explore concepts independently (implicit instruction)?
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TEACHER CREATIVITY AND TEACHER PROFESSIONAL ...

To quench the thirst of the gifted individual the teacher should keep himself abreast with new techniques and novel strategy which is not an easy job and it is a hard task to successfully achieve. Still baffling problem for every ideal teacher is ...

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Math Techniques and Strategies: Guided Reading Groups

Math Techniques and Strategies: Guided Reading Groups | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
It is differentiated instruction. And it does enable you to address the realities of today's diverse classroom.

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A Boost for the World's Poorest Schools - New York Times (blog)

A Boost for the World's Poorest Schools - New York Times (blog) | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)A Boost for the World's Poorest SchoolsNew York Times (blog)“Before, I just used the textbook,” she said. “Now I use teaching materials that I make to facilitate learning.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Great Note-taking Tools for Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Great Note-taking Tools for Teachers and Students | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it

I've reviewed a lot of note-taking tools over the last five years, but I have never made a list. So here's my list of seven great note-taking tools for students and teachers.

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For students, technology is a turn-on

For students, technology is a turn-on | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
Thanks to technological learning tools in public education, there are new ways to help students grasp information.
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» Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers iPad Universe

» Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers iPad Universe | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it

Teachers are finding that using different classroom technologies like tablet computers, digital video, iPods, and video games are great tools for helping students learn.

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Think Like The Testmaker: What Is Higher-Order Thinking?

Think Like The Testmaker: What Is Higher-Order Thinking? | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
As we've noted often in this space, the GMAT is a test of higher-order thinking, one of how you think and now what you know.
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The Daring Librarian: Speed Dating by Book Genre: Personal Ads

The Daring Librarian: Speed Dating by Book Genre: Personal Ads | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 22, 2016 11:32 PM

Deborah Ford says it's marketing, not bragging, so I'm sharing a blog post Gwyneth Jones wrote, featuring a lesson I did. I benefited from the collaboration, as she added her graphics which make the lesson much more visually appealing!  

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Professional Development Ideas for Summer Break | Knowledge Quest

Professional Development Ideas for Summer Break | Knowledge Quest | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
The end of the school year is quickly approaching and we are all looking forward to some rest and time to recoup from our busy year. Probably the last thing we want to think about at this moment is putting... Read More ›

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 2, 2016 12:51 PM

Ideas for any time of the year! I obviously love Scoop.it, but also recommend using Diigo, Pinterest, or any other curation tool you're comfortable with. Just pick a topic you want to focus on, and get busy curating! I also love the idea of catching up on the Edweb.net webinars. Michelle Luhtula's are alway well worth your time. And TL Cafe! Blogs! This article gives you a good foundation for PD that's available anytime, anywhere (as long as you have WiFi.)

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The Advantage of Google Docs in Education | edSocialMedia

The Advantage of Google Docs in Education | edSocialMedia | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
RT @NMHS_Principal: The Advantage of Google Docs in Education http://t.co/pyjv4UCT #edtech...

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Technology in the Classroom: Product Guide | Edutopia

Technology in the Classroom: Product Guide | Edutopia | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
Forest Lake Elementary takes advantage of technology to personalize the learning process. Find out what tools educators and students use in these 21-century classrooms.

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Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Creating a Menu for Reading Instruction

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Creating a Menu for Reading Instruction | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview, the authors of The CAFE Book discuss their system for catering to students' individual reading needs.

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Successful Teaching: Freedom to be Flexible

Successful Teaching: Freedom to be Flexible | Edtech and Media | Scoop.it
I hope you enjoy reading these strategies and tips for successful teaching. If you enjoy these, please encourage others to drop in and read them too because I feel that it is important for us to support each other and share ideas ...

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Individualized Instruction Is the Way Forward for Schools

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Individualized Instruction Is the Way Forward for Schools http://t.co/eMGxMdl5...

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wwwatanabe: Instructional Practices with Huge Impact

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Excellent post on formative #assessment: Instructional Practices with Huge Impact http://t.co/cdYFtbxd #edchat #elemchat #data #k12...

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3 Easy Ways To Gamify Your Classroom

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Gamification can be used in the classroom for all sorts of things.
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How To Embed Technology Into The Classroom

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Introducing technology to teachers to show how to embeding technology in the classroom makes a real difference.

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6 Tips for Building Better iPad Presentations

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The popular tablet can be a useful tool for making presentations on the go. Consider this advice for using it right.
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Technology Lesson Plans

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Pearltrees is a place to collect, organize and share everything you like on the web.

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