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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.

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Educators need to consider this article in light of common core and the push for informational texts. We CANNOT give up good fiction.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:53 PM

I'm thinking of a book display..."Your Brain on Fiction"

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Pocket - Curation Tool

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Pocket (Read It Later, Inc) was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed while waiting in line, on the couch, during commutes or travel — even offline.


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Ines Bieler's curator insight, January 11, 11:04 AM

This looks like a really useful curation tool.

Georgette's curator insight, January 12, 8:54 AM
I have used Pocket for years to keep articles that deserve revisiting or more than a glance.  I also like the feature that will allow the user to email links to pocket.  
 
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myShakespeare

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Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with our full-text, interactive editions of his plays. myShakespeare replaces traditional footnotes with multimedia resources for the 21st-century student.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 1, 5:23 AM

Really great resources for anyone studying Shakespeare. Four plays so far with lots of support and media.

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Webinar: Digital Content Curation for the 21st Century Teacher

Digital Content Curation is the process of collecting, organizing and sharing information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest. This worksho
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The Myth of the Digital Native :Triangulation 149

Leo Laporte and danah boyd, author of "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," talk about how the idea of 'Digital Natives' is a misnomer. Watch the full episode here: http://twit....
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Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » National Library Week: 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and their patrons

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Happy National Library Week! To celebrate, 10 fascinating historical images of libraries and the publics they serve. http://t.co/Vem4FvEAQs
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Tell Your #whylib Story for School Library Month

Tell Your #whylib Story for School Library Month | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
April is School Library Month, and this year's theme is "Lives Change @ Your Library".  This theme connects with Barbara Stripling's campaign to sign the Declaration for the Right to School Librari...
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Sony to launch 'Digital Paper' e-ink screen in U.S., acts like paper - Digital Trends

Sony to launch 'Digital Paper' e-ink screen in U.S., acts like paper - Digital Trends | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Digital Trends Sony to launch 'Digital Paper' e-ink screen in U.S., acts like paper Digital Trends Detailed on a Sony splash page for the product and originally announced about ten months ago for the Japanese market, Digital Paper from Sony is a...
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Weekly Innovation: Paper Notebooks That Become Digital Files - NPR (blog)

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Weekly Innovation: Paper Notebooks That Become Digital Files
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"We love paper, we love digital storage, and this bridges the two worlds," Haas says. Why create a paper-based product in an age of apps?
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Paterson library holds collection of museum-worthy art - The Star-Ledger

Paterson library holds collection of museum-worthy art - The Star-Ledger | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Paterson library holds collection of museum-worthy art
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“A lot of libraries, over their history, they collected old prints and rare books.
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Bound Brook High School librarian wins 2014 Teen Tech Week Grant from YALSA - MyCentralJersey.com

Bound Brook High School librarian wins 2014 Teen Tech Week Grant from YALSA - MyCentralJersey.com | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Bound Brook High School librarian wins 2014 Teen Tech Week Grant from YALSA
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Local teens will be tuning in at the library as Bound Brook High School Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014.
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Kevin Green – Google+ - 19 Daily Habits Of Artists That Can Help Unlock Your…

Kevin Green – Google+ - 19 Daily Habits Of Artists That Can Help Unlock Your… | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
19 Daily Habits Of Artists That Can Help Unlock Your Creativity (RT @FixedOpsGenius: 19 Daily Habits Of Artists That Can Help Unlock Your Creativity http://t.co/ZviMWL64aU
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Happing ending? MN city takes local control from county to reopen library - Watchdog.org

Happing ending? MN city takes local control from county to reopen library - Watchdog.org | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Happing ending? MN city takes local control from county to reopen library
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It's a story of how little Lake Elmo took control of its local library, a story about taxpayers standing up against government and emerging victorious.
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World Digital Library Grows to 10000 Items - ABC News

World Digital Library Grows to 10000 Items - ABC News | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
CTV News World Digital Library Grows to 10000 Items ABC News The World Digital Library led by the Library of Congress reached a milestone Thursday, surpassing 10,000 items with the addition of ancient manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum in...
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Duck Soup | ESheet Creator

Duck Soup | ESheet Creator | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Teachers usually make copies and pass them out to their students to complete and turn in for a grade. NOT ANY MORE!

You can take any document or pdf in your google drive or computer and easily make it an online instantly graded activity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 11, 1:49 AM

This looks like an interesting tool for turning your classroom paperless.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, January 13, 9:04 PM
google related product - functions with google classroom
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:: Storyline :: Narrative app for groups

:: Storyline :: Narrative app for groups | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it

We capture special moments in our lives everyday. But often, these memories get lost deep within chat conversations or the camera roll of our smartphones. With Storyline, you can collaboratively create and share memories together with ease.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 31, 2:31 AM
Good possibilities in storytelling!!! Worth a try. Collaborative narrative is a powerful methodology.
Francisco González's comment, January 31, 12:48 PM
Only available for iOS, not Android version yet. :(
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Digital Curation presentation - thanks @joycevalenza

 My  blog:  h*p://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/    My  tweets:  @joycevalenza    My  site:  h*p://springfieldlibrary.wi

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, February 3, 2013 1:06 AM

Joyce Valenza explains curation! Great as always!

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EL Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award - New York Times (blog)

EL Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award - New York Times (blog) | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
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EL Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award
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The 2014 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has been awarded to E. L.
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Our Library Ecosystem Is Under Threat - Huffington Post

Our Library Ecosystem Is Under Threat - Huffington Post | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Our Library Ecosystem Is Under Threat Huffington Post Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) show that there is a positive correlation between cuts to school library staff and lower reading scores, whereas states that gained...
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The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain

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The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain (RT @TeachThought: The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain http://t.co/Dbk6yGs7Pn from @judywillis #teaching)
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Library consortium in central Ohio expands again - Columbus Dispatch

Library consortium in central Ohio expands again - Columbus Dispatch | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Library consortium in central Ohio expands again Columbus Dispatch Upper Arlington library staff members are wearing buttons that read “Ask me about 10 times more” and “Ask me about 4 million reasons.” The system will see a tenfold increase in...
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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
I was reading the book The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley and couldn't help wondering what our schools would be like today if we were forced to teach without the technology (including co (Minimize distractions and focus on 'just plain...
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Facebook shows off its deep learning skills with DeepFace - GigaOM

Facebook shows off its deep learning skills with DeepFace - GigaOM | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
International Business Times Facebook shows off its deep learning skills with DeepFace GigaOM A Facebook research paper details a new method for recognizing the people in images by combining deep learning techniques with a method for recomposing...
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18 ways to promote creativity in your classroom everyday - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

18 ways to promote creativity in your classroom everyday - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you ...
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Touring the world's most beautiful libraries - Los Angeles Times

Touring the world's most beautiful libraries - Los Angeles Times | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
Touring the world's most beautiful libraries Los Angeles Times The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the most humble citizens have to civilization and...
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Experts Predict the Future of Technology and You Will Probably Be Wearing It - The Wire

Experts Predict the Future of Technology and You Will Probably Be Wearing It - The Wire | Creativity, Learning & Libraries | Scoop.it
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Experts Predict the Future of Technology and You Will Probably Be Wearing It
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As Katie Derthick an engineering Ph.D.
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