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A Delicious Literary Treat: Everything you Need to Host a Book Tasting for your Students

A Delicious Literary Treat: Everything you Need to Host a Book Tasting for your Students | Infobits | Scoop.it
I've been reading about book tastings for years. I first saw the idea on Buffy Hamilton's blog The Unquiet Librarian in 2011 , but I couldn't wrap my brain around how a book tasting differe

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Library Eye Candy from Joyce Valenza!

Library Eye Candy from Joyce Valenza! | Infobits | Scoop.it

Joyce Valenza writes: "There’s redecorating and there’s just plain old decorating.

When it comes time for a bit of library refreshing, in the form of posters and bulletin boards, there are so many wonderful shared options. In the spirit of fall refreshing, I thought I’d refresh on of my posts, Fall decorating: a round-up of smart (and free) posters, from a few years back.

As I mentioned back then, every year, as we move back into our libraries and classrooms, we search for meaningful, inspiring, attractive visuals to fill our display cases, to grace our bulletin boards, to embed on our websites and most importantly, to engage and inspire those who visit."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 3, 2016 3:22 PM

So many great ideas here! I am going to give my student aides more freedom in decorating and displays this year. I have one aide who has already shown she has a great eye for it! 

GwynethJones's curator insight, September 3, 2016 8:21 PM

W00t! Always honored to be mentioned by Dr. Joyce Valenza!

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Mobile Media in the Classroom: Diving into Digital Discoveries

A quick overview of what QR Codes are, where they came from, how to make them and use them in the classroom and school library. Also, how to leverage the power…

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2016 6:21 PM

My presentation for QR Codes, Mobile Apps, & Daring Digital Discoveries. Updated! #QRCode  @Instagram #Snapchat #Vine #PokemonGo

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Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge

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Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge is here!


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BJ Neary's curator insight, December 16, 2016 8:16 PM
The Book Riot 2017 Read Harder Challenge
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Teachers: Is your school library having an impact on teaching and learning? 4 ways school librarians can effect change.

Teachers: Is your school library having an impact on teaching and learning? 4 ways school librarians can effect change. | Infobits | Scoop.it

A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.

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Presentation Tips For Delivering an Amazing Webinar

Presentation Tips For Delivering an Amazing Webinar | Infobits | Scoop.it
Understand the presentation secrets to creating engaging webinars that will have your audience glued to their screens. These webinar presentation tips will help

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crowhopsuggests's comment, August 5, 2016 12:15 AM
Extremely good...!!
Giuliano Deledda's curator insight, August 6, 2016 2:57 AM
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"Understand the presentation secrets to creating engaging webinars that will have your audience glued to their screens. These webinar presentation tips will help."

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10 Essential PowerPoint Hacks For Exciting Presentations

10 Essential PowerPoint Hacks For Exciting Presentations | Infobits | Scoop.it
Besides practicing a lot, great presenters have picked up smart PowerPoint hacks (i.e., clever tips and tricks) that work well and make their job easier.

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Cathia Gaïta's curator insight, August 30, 2016 8:25 AM
Toujours bon à savoir.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 26, 2016 11:26 AM
Great tips!
 
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, November 28, 2016 9:53 AM

These are amazing hints and tips.  Thank you Presentation Panda @pandapresents for making our lives easier when presenting!

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Six Steps to Project Based Learning

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Project based learning is attainable for all districts. With this rubric, learn how to implement PBL that meets the needs of every learner.
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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Infobits | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.

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Emily K. Reuter's curator insight, July 4, 2016 6:19 PM
Whether teaching in the online or in-person classroom, presentations occur from both the students and the instructor. Take a peek at some of these fabulous and often 'free' digital tools for presenting content.
Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 2016 11:43 PM
כלים מעניינים, לא רק למורה אלא גם לתלמיד
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 16, 2016 7:00 AM
This is a great update on 21 presentation resources that can be used in your learning and teaching environments.
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Illustrative Lettering - Turning Letters into Art

Illustrative Lettering - Turning Letters into Art | Infobits | Scoop.it
I will be teaching my illustrative lettering process from concept to completion, and students will be given the assignment of illustrating their favorite letter, or the first letter of their name. Once the students understand the process, they can then extend their concept to an entire word if they please. Otherwise,  their illustrated letter can stand alone as a piece of artwork worthy of being framed!
If yo

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Free Screen Recorder | Download Ezvid

Free Screen Recorder | Download Ezvid | Infobits | Scoop.it

Ezvid is exceptional because of the power of its cutting-edge effects and features. With voice recording, facecam, voice synthesis, screen drawing, and speed control, Ezvid the world's single best solution for making videos which entertain, inform, and enchant your viewers.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 24, 2016 2:06 PM

Looks worth a free download if you need a versatile screen recorder.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 27, 2016 7:08 PM
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Looks like a pretty versatile program. It's free!
 
vgpascal's curator insight, April 28, 2016 4:09 AM
Testé et approuvé si vous avez un compte Youtube ! La solution propose de multiples avantages :

Les +
+ capture d'écran animés
+ banc de montage facile à prendre en main
+ ajouts de textes
+ ajout d'un filigrane de personnalisation
+ accès à une banque de musique de fond (issue de la bibliothèque ou la vôtre)
+ synchronisation de la voix
+ incrustation de la webcam possible
+ mixage d'images et de vidéos existantes
+ durée jusqu'à 45 minutes
+ ajout d'éléments pour le guidage d'attention (dessin, flèches...)

Les -
- exports Youtube seulement
- compatible uniquement avec Windows
- le système stocke les fichiers qui composent votre vidéo (différentes séquences) dans le dossier username/my documents/ezvid/projects
- seule la version montée sera exportable sur Youtube... il ne manque plus qu'à la récupérer par des moyens tiers depuis Youtube ;-)
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Colorado's Highly Effective School Library Program (HESLP) Rubric

Colorado's Highly Effective School Library Program (HESLP) Rubric | Infobits | Scoop.it

The new HESLP rubric is designed to foster partnerships and collaborations based on mutual support and ongoing dialogue between teacher-librarians and their administrators.
This revised rubric highlights student-centered learning, emphasized in the Colorado Academic and Common Core Standards. Teacher-librarians can use the rubric to identify where they can have a greater impact on student learning.
This 2016 rubric represents a change in thinking about how teacher-librarians and library programs are viewed and valued. This rubric emphasizes teacher leadership and values collaboration among administrators, staff, students and the community—shifting the view from that of a support role to that of a guide for staff and students to transform learning practice. Most importantly, it also opens the conversation for how teachers and teacher-librarians are designing student-centric learning opportunities and collecting evidence of their impact on student learning.


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This rubric uses the performance scale of Basic - Partially Proficient - Proficient - Accomplished - Exemplary, with descriptors of each level. I think this can be used to assist teacher librarians in developing their role statement and informing their professional learning plan for the year. It is certainly a powerful document to help inform a conversation between a TL and their principal, particularly with regard to their role as a teacher. 

 

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lyn_hay's curator insight, February 24, 2016 12:51 AM

This rubric uses the performance scale of Basic - Partially Proficient - Proficient - Accomplished - Exemplary, with descriptors of each level. I think this can be used to assist teacher librarians in developing their role statement and informing their professional learning plan for the year. It is certainly a powerful document to help inform a conversation between a TL and their principal, particularly with regard to their role as a teacher. 

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 16, 2016 10:15 AM

This rubric uses the performance scale of Basic - Partially Proficient - Proficient - Accomplished - Exemplary, with descriptors of each level. I think this can be used to assist teacher librarians in developing their role statement and informing their professional learning plan for the year. It is certainly a powerful document to help inform a conversation between a TL and their principal, particularly with regard to their role as a teacher. 

 

Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, March 16, 2016 1:25 PM

This rubric uses the performance scale of Basic - Partially Proficient - Proficient - Accomplished - Exemplary, with descriptors of each level. I think this can be used to assist teacher librarians in developing their role statement and informing their professional learning plan for the year. It is certainly a powerful document to help inform a conversation between a TL and their principal, particularly with regard to their role as a teacher. 

 

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Slides Carnival

Slides Carnival | Infobits | Scoop.it
Find free presentation templates and focus on communicating your ideas. Use these free template designs to give your audience a memorable experience.

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Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | Infobits | Scoop.it
Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 28, 2016 1:50 PM

It's the beginning of a new school year. Here's some quality ideas that will power up your thinking about this year's classes. 

 

Jennifer Gonzales is a National Board Certified teacher with a passion for teaching and learning.

GwynethJones's curator insight, August 29, 2016 10:20 PM

Very cool!

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators | Infobits | Scoop.it
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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 11, 2016 8:24 AM

Viki is so awesome! Do you follow the

@coolcatteacher

?

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides | Infobits | Scoop.it
Magnetic Poetry kits have been around for about 25 years, providing individuals with the inspiration to create poems on refrigerators everywhere! In fact, the informality and spontaneity of Magneti…

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 8, 2017 4:43 PM

SWEET! What can't GOOGLE APPS DO?

Oh yeah, still....my laundry!

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Creative Commons License Chooser - Google Docs add-on

Creative Commons License Chooser - Google Docs add-on | Infobits | Scoop.it
Add-on that will help users select a Creative Commons license and then embed the image and license link in the document.

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The 7 Best Tools to Present & Share Your PDF Files Online

The 7 Best Tools to Present & Share Your PDF Files Online | Infobits | Scoop.it
PowerPoint is seen to be boring. Presenting with PDF files can be a quicker and easier alternative. Here are seven selected tools to present & share your PDF files online.

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FPPT's comment, May 26, 2016 10:53 AM
I'd add http://slideonline.com to the list
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 16, 2016 12:24 PM
Great resources for presenting online content via PDFs.
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Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013

Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013 | Infobits | Scoop.it
Converting PowerPoint presentations into video format is a great way to give your speech extra engaging power. Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 5, 2016 5:07 AM
Move over Power Points, and static pages, enter VLogging and Youtube! The world has come a long way since the times of power point presentations, and why not when you can have the advantage of video! Videos make for better engagement of the audience, they appear to be more human, and yes there is less of print matter! 
Mary Jo Davies's curator insight, August 5, 2016 10:10 AM
You don't always need to use a video editor for professional presentations. 
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 7, 2017 9:44 AM
Converting Presentations
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Design a PowerPoint that doesn't suck using standard PowerPoint fonts

Design a PowerPoint that doesn't suck using standard PowerPoint fonts | Infobits | Scoop.it
You may have heard people say; “Standard fonts are boring!”, “Standard fonts suck!” and “Never use standard fonts again!”. While I agre

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 8, 2016 12:25 PM

It's all about fonts in presentations.

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Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish | Infobits | Scoop.it
Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 28, 2016 2:11 PM
Lots of great resources including rubrics and resources for the project-based classroom. You don't have to do things completely how this school did, but there are lots of great resources to give you food for thought.
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Knovio: Online Video Presentations for Instant Multimedia

Knovio: Online Video Presentations for Instant Multimedia | Infobits | Scoop.it
Create instant multimedia content for learning & marketing. Explain, document, teach, pitch, document anything. Free versions available. Desktop & mobile.

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How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | Infobits | Scoop.it
It's easy to find free and low-cost graphics. But it's not always easy to edit them. This post explains how to customize illustrations in PowerPoint.

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Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ | Infobits | Scoop.it
New research shows that your attitude is more important to how you do in life than your intellect.
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 22, 2016 10:25 PM
Attitude, curiosity and social skills, top three in recruiting
Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:17 AM
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Without a doubt, EQ is at least as important as IQ. Add a growth mindset and you are nearly unstoppable!
 
Carlos Fosca's curator insight, March 26, 2016 10:26 AM
Without a doubt, EQ is at least as important as IQ. Add a growth mindset and you are nearly unstoppable!

 






 


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Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music

Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music | Infobits | Scoop.it
Download royalty free music for use in films, YouTube, and other projects, with no copyright restrictions.

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wu wei's curator insight, March 13, 2016 3:32 PM
Just share great music for everybody:)
Emily Lee's curator insight, March 31, 2016 8:15 PM
This is very interesting to know that the royalty music does not have copyright restrictions.