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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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Marian Royal Vigil's comment, September 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Great, Maria. Thank you.
BI Media Specialists's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:51 AM

What a great list of apps for iPad classrooms!  Check them out and tell me what you think!

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:02 AM

A good up to date resource for teachers and parents.

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Grade 4s Dewey-ing it at the Library | IST Library and Information Literacy Center

Grade 4s Dewey-ing it at the Library | IST Library and Information Literacy Center | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
How do we organize the IST library's non-fiction collection? We use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to organize it by subject. The
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Great infographic about the Dewey Decimal system

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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, August 27, 2013 2:47 PM

Love the inquiry questions to match the pictures!

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Blurring to save face – hiding photograph elements « ICT for ...

Blurring to save face – hiding photograph elements « ICT for ... | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
ICT across the curriculum in Falkirk primary schools - Glow blog by Malcolm Wilson ...
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Useful website for blurring parts of photos for publication

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Things to think about before you implement iPads in your school.

Things to think about before you implement iPads in your school. | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"In order to implement the iPads successfully you will need to:

 

* Connection checklist

* Pedagogical checklist

* Logistical checklist"


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There is a lot to think about before we implement iPads at our school!

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A Visual Guide to Twitter

A Visual Guide to Twitter | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

This infographic provides a visual guide and a brief synopsis of different uses for Twitter.

It includes information about how Twitter can be used as a tool for information, customer service, networking, business management and website management.


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So many possibilities for using twitter...

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Carlos Castaño's comment, June 6, 2013 9:48 AM
I'm agree with you.
Alexander Abramov's comment, June 6, 2013 10:23 AM
You put it very nicely
Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:45 PM
A Visual Guide to Twitter
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Gamifying Student Engagement

Gamifying Student Engagement | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
In her TED talk, "Gaming Can Make a Better World," author and researcher Jane McGonigal posits that in game worlds people are "motivated to do something that matters, inspired to collaborate, to coo
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A great way to get students engaged! We had students playing maths games online this morning and the room was a buzz of excitement!

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LMC_MayJune12_WhatDoTLsTeach_Corrected_Poster.pdf


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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 27, 2013 8:47 PM

This is a great visual resource for TLs and Libraries.

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Resources and Downloads for Online Learning

Resources and Downloads for Online Learning | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Turnaround Kid: Tessa Beaver, left, says zoology was her favorite course with the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, shown at right. Tessa went from being a year behind to graduating early with help f
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Thinking about teaching classes online? This website has a lot of resources to get you started.

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12 Sites To Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself

12 Sites To Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
If you are not comfortable using real photos to represent yourself in any online profiles and avatars, why not create a cartoon characters of yourself?

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Laura Brown's comment, April 29, 2013 1:29 PM
I don't count on McAfee for anything. They get it wrong too often and they expect to be paid for it. For personal use AVG or Avast are more reliable and less intrusive. Especially when dealing with people who don't really want to learn how to use a computer.
Gust MEES's comment, April 29, 2013 1:30 PM
Laura, my explication is made with an ALERT!!! Concerning about the rest of your comments, make it less aggressive ;)
Gust MEES's comment, April 29, 2013 1:32 PM
Laura, I didn't know that AVG and AVAST have ALSO a FREE service for checking if a website is malicious or not, can YOU show me that, please, thx!
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Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds

Back Channeling With Six and Seven Year Olds | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"I’m not much of a movie-showing kind of teacher. When I first began teaching, I knew a teacher who showed reel-to-reel movies every afternoon.  I didn’t understand that. For me to show video in my classroom, there needs to be a very clear curricular reason and it has to tie in directly with what we are presently learning. It also has to be the best way for my students to learn something.  I sometimes show videos from our Discovery Education account to introduce or clarify concepts for students, but full-length movies rarely happen. This week was one of those uncommon occasions.

 

We have just finished a unit about fairy tales and I decided to show the students a fairy tale they were not familiar with to see if they could identify the characteristics of fairy tales in a non-book format. I also wanted them to look for some of the viewing elements from our curriculum such as colour, shape, size, movement etc.

 

In the past, I have tried showing a movie and stopping it frequently to allow students to reflect on what they have seen. The students don’t really enjoy this, as it interrupts the flow of the story. (“Can’t we watch it all first?”) But, if I wait until the end, the students have forgotten much of what they have seen. The reflective moments have passed.

 

This time, I decided to try back channelling."


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Great lesson idea for using twitter with students!

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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, March 20, 2013 1:47 AM

A great way to keep the flow of a story going but still have students contribute.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Text Message Exchange Between Fictional Characters

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Text Message Exchange Between Fictional Characters | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"The ever clever Russel Tarr has developed a new neat tool for creating fictional text message exchanges between fictional and or historical characters. The Classtools SMS Generator is free to use and does not require students to log-in. To use the SMS Generator just click the left speech bubble icon and enter a message. Then to create a reply just click the right speech bubble icon and enter a new message. You can make the exchange as long as you like. To share the conversation click the sprocket icon and grab the embed code, direct link, or QR code for the exchange. "


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Jacq's comment, March 11, 2013 2:02 PM
nice idea
Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:52 PM

I like the way you can embed the conversation into your wiki or blog, password protect it and continue to add to the conversation.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:14 PM

Great idea for biography compare and contrast.  This would have worked with that heroes of the 21st century project!

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Curation for Teachers [Infographic]

Curation for Teachers [Infographic] | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:07 AM

This is very insightful when creating an effective, authentic and reliable curation collection.  It is resources like this one that I feel will benefit others in their teaching and learning journey.

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:29 PM

This infographic provides insight into showing how to enhance learning. Critical thinking is an important skill in today's world. Students need encouragement in taking ownership of their own learning. We can find ways to encourage students from this link.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:04 PM

Ya en el esquema se ve como ir mejorando la practica, seleccion y calificacion de los sitios y contenidos.

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Glad You Asked About the Digital Generation

Glad You Asked About the Digital Generation | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
  1. What are the most profound effects that digital bombardment has on children? How is this changing the way educators need to teach in today’s classrooms? The central issue is that kids tod...
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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:29 AM

How will you help 'Digital Natives' to learn?

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

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Great resource for creating interesting stories

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Mary Westcott's curator insight, March 1, 2016 10:14 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

Marisa d's curator insight, March 11, 2016 12:22 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

Salena Argar's curator insight, May 17, 2017 6:31 AM
Seven steps to the perfect story is a great visual representation of how to build a story. This clearly explains the process of how students can construct their narrative and the types of characters they will use. I would definitely use this in my classroom to help students understand the process of creating a narrative.
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Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying? | Edutopia

Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying? | Edutopia | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Implementing BYOD means that a school's ICT system can be expanded to include more apps and more flexibility when it comes to using internal networks and developing class projects.
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Interesting discussion on BYOD and bullying

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Daadab: Education in World's largest Refugee Camp gets a digital ...

Daadab: Education in World's largest Refugee Camp gets a digital ... | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
In a world exposed to ICT from primary school level in most cases, these are a very disadvantaged lot that would naturally go into the job market that is marked by computer trained graduates that have learnt to do most of their things on ...
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Resources for Researching and Evaluating Educational Kids Apps | The Digital Media Diet

Resources for Researching and Evaluating Educational Kids Apps | The Digital Media Diet | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Resource list of research reports and websites to evaluate and curate educational apps for kids under 12.

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With so many educational apps available, it can be hard to choose what to use. This might help!

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Plan one: Embedding digital citizenship and assessment as learning ...

Plan one: Embedding digital citizenship and assessment as learning ... | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
CPF- Using the unit to embed the teaching of some technology tools that will assist publishing the work. Ensuring that technology transforms learning. ICT capability-Digital citizenship, minimise privacy risk, acknowledge other ...
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ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction

ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Create your own Interactive Fiction with this free, easy to use application for Windows.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 5, 2013 4:37 PM

Interactive Fiction (formerly referred to as Text Adventures) are a cross between reading a book and playing a game, where you control the main character. Rather than reading the story from start to finish, you interact with everything by typing commands at a prompt, discovering things as you go along. Well written games give you, the player, the impression that anything you type is understood by giving a sensible and meaningful response. Indeed, part of the fun of playing interactive fiction games is discovering responses to things you didn't expect to have been catered for.

Most interactive fiction follows the same basic rules - these include walking from location to location using compass directions (north, east, south-west etc). You can normally pick objects up, drop them, put them on things, talk to characters, push things and much more. This handy sheet for beginners explains many common commands used in games.

Frank Isaksson's curator insight, May 6, 2013 4:54 AM

Minns du "Walk West" "Open Chest" "Pick up key" "Kill Troll with key"?

 

Då kanske du vill bygga ditt eget?! Gör det!

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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So many features I did not know google had!

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.


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Ruth Vilmi's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:09 AM

I've made many more meaningful contacts through LinkedIn and Facebook. 

Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:22 PM

twitter alone might not be sufficient, as we (or most of us) not 'always online', we have to do other things. combining twitter with a mechanism to comb through the # and compile personalized feed, would be useful.

Catherine Smyth's comment, April 23, 2013 9:20 PM
I'm a fledgling tweeter but love the way Twitter ignites discussion and ideas within a professional community.
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All About Those Facebook 'Like' Scam Posts | Daylan Does

All About Those Facebook 'Like' Scam Posts | Daylan Does | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
Have you noticed those 'Like if you hate cancer. Ignore if you love cancer' posts appearing a lot lately? Ever wondered why they exist? It's all a money making scam. This post discusses how they work.
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Facebook "like" scams - why I won't be clicking on the next "Like if you don't like cancer" picture. I don't like cancer, but I also don't like someone using my name to bump up their profiles.

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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it
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Interesting way of reorganising the school library

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Text Message Exchange Between Fictional Characters

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Text Message Exchange Between Fictional Characters | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

"The ever clever Russel Tarr has developed a new neat tool for creating fictional text message exchanges between fictional and or historical characters. The Classtools SMS Generator is free to use and does not require students to log-in. To use the SMS Generator just click the left speech bubble icon and enter a message. Then to create a reply just click the right speech bubble icon and enter a new message. You can make the exchange as long as you like. To share the conversation click the sprocket icon and grab the embed code, direct link, or QR code for the exchange. "


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Jacq's comment, March 11, 2013 2:02 PM
nice idea
Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:52 PM

I like the way you can embed the conversation into your wiki or blog, password protect it and continue to add to the conversation.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:14 PM

Great idea for biography compare and contrast.  This would have worked with that heroes of the 21st century project!

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You Can’t Teach Literacy With Skype, Can You?

You Can’t Teach Literacy With Skype, Can You? | ICT and Library in Primary Schools | Scoop.it

" I have a few grade two students in my classroom this year for the first time in half a dozen years. Since the last time I had a grade one/two split, the curriculum has changed.  Naturally, I have spent time reading through the grade two curriculum. But when I have specific questions about what my seven year olds need to know, I don’t usually try to find the answer in the curriculum.  I just walk across the hall and ask the grade two teacher. She explains it well and gives me the practical information that I need.  She is also likely to add a few things I had never thought to ask that will help me to be a better teacher of that concept. Learning from her is much richer than the answer in the curriculum guide."


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