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How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. The concept for Genius Hour is derived in part from the idea of “20%

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 13, 2016 8:52 PM
Genius Hour is flipping the script on how we traditionally learn in schools by choosing a specific piece of content, and then having students learn a skill by going deeper through that content.
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Matters of the Heart: the Evolution of School Libraries

Matters of the Heart: the Evolution of School Libraries | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Is it possible for us to frame the evolution of school libraries of the 21st century as a heart surgery? The answer is yes.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 7, 2016 1:23 AM
Evolution of School Libraries
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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Librarian magic | 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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Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 2016 11:43 PM
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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.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 19, 2016 3:03 PM
At least read the descriptions and see if any will provide you the tool you are looking for. You will already be familiar with a few tools but a couple of others might interest you.
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Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution

Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, June 14, 2016 3:06 AM
What has changed is that the maker movement has figured out a group of technologies and tools which enable us to manufacture in low volume
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When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do? (EdSurge News)

When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do? (EdSurge News) | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
As the school year winds down, some educators have spent numerous hours finding the right online products for the 2016-2017 school year by taking demos from vendors, piloting programs, and soliciting feedback. Others went to a conference, saw something shiny, and bought it for their entire school or district.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 11, 2016 12:39 AM

This article includes a useful template.

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Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Going beyond the 4Ss of digital note taking (support, save, search, and share), students should work toward curating, synthesizing, and reflecting on their learning.

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Making curation part of an information management process.

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Rod Murray's curator insight, April 2, 2016 11:20 AM

Making curation part of an information management process.

Rosário Durão's curator insight, April 2, 2016 2:17 PM

Making curation part of an information management process.

Norman René Trujillo Zapata's curator insight, April 4, 2016 1:33 PM

Making curation part of an information management process.

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50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child -

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child - | Librarian magic | Scoop.it

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Google Docs "Cheat Sheet"

Google Docs "Cheat Sheet" | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
FREE DOWNLOAD: Google DOCS  Cheat Sheet! This Google Docs Cheat Sheet will give teachers and students an overview of the NEW Docs Home Screen, as well as a good overview of the available features in...

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Steven Engravalle's curator insight, March 3, 2015 12:30 PM

This a good document for beginners from ShakeUpLearning.com  

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School Librarians Team Up With Teachers to Create Freely Available STEM Lessons

School Librarians Team Up With Teachers to Create Freely Available STEM Lessons | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Librarians and STEM teachers in New Hampshire are working together to co-plan lessons.

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Karen Draper's curator insight, November 9, 2015 10:09 AM

collaboration is key, but problematic with teachers who feel overwhelmed at all the NEW "core" they must disseminate to their students. Librarians ARE a great resource if only we are utilized.

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Where Reference Fits in the Modern LIbrary

Where Reference Fits in the Modern LIbrary | Librarian magic | Scoop.it

And we’ve become the help desk for the community. It is assumed that libraries mostly help bridge the digital divide, assisting the poor and disenfranchised in getting online. But it’s more complicated than that. Keeping up with the full range technology today is a challenge for everyone, and when users have to fill in a knowledge gap, no matter their educational level or economic status, they’re showing up at the reference desk.


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 15, 2015 5:58 AM

Love this, Brian!  And we’ve become the help desk for the community. It is assumed that libraries mostly help bridge the digital divide, assisting the poor and disenfranchised in getting online. But it’s more complicated than that. Keeping up with the full range technology today is a challenge for everyone, and when users have to fill in a knowledge gap, no matter their educational level or economic status, they’re showing up at the reference desk.

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Opinion: Removing trained librarians will hurt students - Montreal Gazette

Opinion: Removing trained librarians will hurt students - Montreal Gazette | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
We live in a rapidly changing world where schools are preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist. With our expertise in research, digital citizenship and nurturing our students’ innate sense ...

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Rise in number of children reading for pleasure - TES News

Rise in number of children reading for pleasure - TES News | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Dystopian teen novels such as the Hunger Games trilogy are likely to be one reason for children being increasingly likely to say they enjoy reading, say literacy experts.

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6 digital citizenship web tools that will help you stay safe(r) online - Daily Genius

6 digital citizenship web tools that will help you stay safe(r) online - Daily Genius | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Having the world at our fingertips can make the internet a wildly powerful tool. It can also end up being a double edged sword.

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It’s time: let’s improve schools' perceptions of teacher librarians

It’s time: let’s improve schools' perceptions of teacher librarians | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Bev Novak recommends ways for teacher librarians to encourage staff and students to make use of the crucial skills they provide.
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Janette Planck's curator insight, October 16, 2016 7:57 AM
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Edith Fullalove's curator insight, October 18, 2016 3:07 PM
This is so true
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The 7 principles of learning | Insights on OECD The Nature of Learning

The 7 principles of learning | Insights on OECD The Nature of Learning | Librarian magic | Scoop.it

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 7, 2016 1:22 AM
The 7 principles of learning | Insights on OECD The Nature of Learning
Juan Carlos Avendaño Cuéllar's curator insight, November 7, 2016 7:11 AM
7 principios del aprendizaje de la OCDE. Parece interesante, ¡qué aproveche!
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Chalkmotion - Engage with Simple Drawings

Chalkmotion - Engage with Simple Drawings | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
create animated doodle slideshows

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 27, 2016 7:37 PM
This is a cool tool for creating and recording simple drawings for presentations. 
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 28, 2016 8:15 AM
Looking forward to playing with this one!
GwynethJones's curator insight, December 10, 2016 10:18 PM

I think using graphics & drawing is a REAL authentic way to ENGAGE kiddos!

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Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom

Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom | Librarian magic | Scoop.it

Storytelling in the classroom can be a powerful way to support literacy. Children can be so absorbed in the tale, they are inspired to retell what they’ve heard to others, motivated to read it for themselves and encouraged to take it further and write their own parts or versions.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 9, 2016 4:11 AM

Some nice tips and ideas.

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10 Best iOS Virtual Reality Apps For Google Cardboard

10 Best iOS Virtual Reality Apps For Google Cardboard | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
You don't need to spend a few thousand dollars to experience virtual reality when you can use technology you already own instead.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 13, 2016 6:33 PM

More great 3D stuff! Thanks again to John Evans! 

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, May 15, 2016 8:17 AM
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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 22, 2016 8:11 AM
an interesting list with useful tips for VR...
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Safe Image Search Resources for Students

Safe Image Search Resources for Students | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
The rise of edtech and 1:1 devices affords teachers to encourage online research.  Recent Pew Research Center data suggests that the very nature of research has drastically changed: students quickly find just enough information to satisfy research assignments via big name search engines and stop there.  Transfer a few sentences and an image onto a Prezi slide…

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 11, 2016 10:10 AM

Offers a list of "safe" portals for kiddos.

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School? | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
What is curiosity? The word is associated with the irregular form of the Latin verb cura, which can mean worry or care about or cure. The word closest in meaning is inquisitive, which also has a La...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, November 23, 2015 8:20 AM

A perfect reminder researched and argued by Jackie Gerstein.

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Free Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Free Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | Librarian magic | Scoop.it

Free K-12 “Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture" curriculum


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 2013 1:21 PM

Common Sense Media does a suberb job developing onine curriculum to promote digital citizenship.  Check it out! 

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, January 19, 2013 6:53 AM

This is a great resource.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:19 PM

This is a great way to introduce students to Digital Citizenship.  I teach in a computer lab, and this course is one of the first things we go over at the beginning of the semester. 

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Learning Beyond The Curriculum

Learning Beyond The Curriculum | Librarian magic | Scoop.it

The science of learning, discovering how people learn, as opposed to the philosophy of learning and education that goes back to Egyptian times, can be sheeted back to around the tenth-century. However, it is only recently that advances in neuroscience and the capacity to investigate the functioning of the brain have really enabled us to see what happens when we learn. In the past ten years our understanding has risen exponentially.


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10 Web Tools to Enhance Visual Content

10 Web Tools to Enhance Visual Content | Librarian magic | Scoop.it
Every marketer wants to engage viewers with a great message. Learn some great tools to enhance visual content for your message.

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Creating School Library Makerspaces

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“Every child has the right to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do.” Laura Fleming, Library Media Specialist, New Milford High School, New Jersey.(Fleming, L. 2015, p. 27)

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16 Empowering Books for Kids

16 Empowering Books for Kids | Librarian magic | Scoop.it

Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it, Matilda announced in Roald Dahl's classic children's book. Be outrageous. Go the whole ho...


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