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10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

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Fake news is popping up everywhere! Use these 10 tips to spot them a mile away.
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14 Books To Read For Mental Health Awareness

14 Books To Read For Mental Health Awareness | Libraries | Scoop.it
Fourteen unique perspectives on living with mental illness.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, May 31, 2016 8:48 PM
Loved Every Last Word!!!
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More Thrifty School Library Design Tips

More Thrifty School Library Design Tips | Libraries | Scoop.it
A lot of imagination, a little elbow grease, and the right tools can yield dramatic results like these.
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Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time (EdSurge News)

Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time (EdSurge News) | Libraries | Scoop.it
Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones have become commonplace in classrooms, the easy answer is to find a new shiny tech tool.

Let’s be honest—flashy, colorful, unique apps will hook your students, but not usually for long. Is this emphasis (or overemphasis) on apps the right way for students to experience learning? Will their attention hold in the long-term?

We don’t think so.

Whether you are a classroom teacher, instructional coach, or administrator, ask yourself these ten questions before tapping GET, INSTALL, or BUY.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 26, 2016 7:45 PM

I also stop APP push notifications and I delete apps that I don't use - that's a good thing to do!

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Podcasting with Spreaker

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Buffy Hamilton writes: "We’ve been megabusy this week in the Hooch Learning Studio learning about podcasting.  10th Literature/Composition classes from Ms. Harrison, Ms. Garth, Ms. Smith, and Mr. White have participated in a live class podcast using Spreaker, a podcasting platform that allows students to create podcasts through several mediums:

A web-based application that students can use (helpful in school environments where students can’t download an application like Audacity)A downloadable desktop app that works for a PC or Mac.Mobile apps for IOS or Android devicesThe ability to upload an audio file a student might record with a tool like GarageBand or Audacity and then upload the file for easy publishing"
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Buffy generously shares lots of great tips to get started on a podcasting project. I haven't used Spreaker, but love the idea that you can use it across various media. 

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HumbertoPortocarrero's curator insight, March 21, 2016 7:15 AM

From Mary: "Buffy generously shares lots of great tips to get started on a podcasting project. I haven't used Spreaker, but love the idea that you can use it across various media."

EdfoGlobal's comment, March 25, 2016 3:17 AM
www.edfoglobal.com is a educational portal that provides end to end solution for each and every need of a student under one platform (be it Information from Playschool to PhD, Coaching Centres, Sports, Admissions, Educational Loans, Career Counselling, Supply of Curriculum Books and the like)
ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 27, 2016 7:52 AM

From Mary: "Buffy generously shares lots of great tips to get started on a podcasting project. I haven't used Spreaker, but love the idea that you can use it across various media."

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SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores

SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores | Libraries | Scoop.it
Trying to convince administrators of your value? This study, unique because it documents the contribution of school librarians through the use of test results for specific ELA and writing standards, provides ammunition.
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This is just the latest piece in a string of research studies that make a direct correlation between the presence of a certified school library media specialist in an adequately funded school library with improved student achievement on standardized tests. In spite of this large (and growing) body of research, districts all over the country still under-fund and under-staff their school libraries. How much research has to be done to turn this disturbing trend around?
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BMO's curator insight, March 19, 2016 6:21 AM
Wat geldt in de U.S.A kan ook alhier gelden.
Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 2016 12:04 PM
This is just the latest piece in a string of research studies that make a direct correlation between the presence of a certified school library media specialist in an adequately funded school library with improved student achievement on standardized tests. In spite of this large (and growing) body of research, districts all over the country still under-fund and under-staff their school libraries. How much research has to be done to turn this disturbing trend around?
Austio's curator insight, March 22, 2016 12:25 AM
This is just the latest piece in a string of research studies that make a direct correlation between the presence of a certified school library media specialist in an adequately funded school library with improved student achievement on standardized tests. In spite of this large (and growing) body of research, districts all over the country still under-fund and under-staff their school libraries. How much research has to be done to turn this disturbing trend around?
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We Need Libraries As Much As Maker Spaces | John Spencer

We Need Libraries As Much As Maker Spaces | John Spencer | Libraries | Scoop.it

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GREAT Blog post by John Spencer! I left 2 comments.

Because I'm not the least bit opinionated.

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 17, 2016 7:16 AM

Libraries can be gathering spaces that bring people together in a variety of ways. To limit that would be problematic.

Jamie Collins's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:01 AM

GREAT Blog post by John Spencer! I left 2 comments.

Because I'm not the least bit opinionated.

Kathy Moser's curator insight, March 17, 2016 2:42 PM

GREAT Blog post by John Spencer! I left 2 comments.

Because I'm not the least bit opinionated.

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Your Library Advocacy Toolkit #KySTE16

Your Library Advocacy Toolkit #KySTE16 | Libraries | Scoop.it

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25 YA Books For GAME OF THRONES Fans |

25 YA Books For GAME OF THRONES Fans | | Libraries | Scoop.it

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12 Times Harper Lee's Words Stopped Us In Our Tracks

12 Times Harper Lee's Words Stopped Us In Our Tracks | Libraries | Scoop.it
The "To Kill a Mockingbird" author died on Feb. 19. Here are some of the great lines she left behind.
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Kim Mento's curator insight, February 28, 2016 2:55 PM

She will be missed. 

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How a School Hallway Became a Literary Masterpiece

How a School Hallway Became a Literary Masterpiece | Libraries | Scoop.it
To get students interested in books, this school decided to dress up their drab hallways.

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Highly Effective School Librarians Create Collaborative Culture

Illustrates competency #1 of Colorado Highly Effective School Library Programs: Collaboration http://tinyurl.com/COHighlyEffective

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How to Edit Instagram Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Instagram Filters & More

How to Edit Instagram Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Instagram Filters & More | Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn step-by-step instructions for editing photos on Instagram to make them much more compelling.

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Rich in Color | 9 YA picks for LGBT Pride Month

Rich in Color | 9 YA picks for LGBT Pride Month | Libraries | Scoop.it

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BJ Neary's curator insight, June 1, 2016 7:51 PM
I have read a few of these books, now I want to read them all, especially If You Could Be Mine- I saw the author speak at a diversity conference in Phila, PA in November 2015.
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The Daring Librarian: NEW Google Image Search Save

The Daring Librarian: NEW Google Image Search Save | Libraries | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 9, 2016 12:41 PM

Maybe we haven't seen a big announcement about this because they're quietly working out the quirks. Shows up for me on Firefox but not on Chrome. Shows up for me on one of my Gmail acounts but not on the other. Must be logged into Google to use - but so far, so cool!

 

May not be launched outsize the US - so we're first to see this. OR...it could go away tomorrow!

 

Either way, you heard it from me first, so give it a whirl! ;-)

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Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List

Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List | Libraries | Scoop.it
Settle in for some armchair travel! This list will take you to the eighty most populated countries in the world.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, April 28, 2016 7:53 PM
80 countries in 80 books!
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Examples of best practice from Great School Libraries


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Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both | Libraries | Scoop.it

Maha Bali writes: "We often hear people talk about the importance of digital knowledge for 21st-century learners. Unfortunately, many focus on skills rather than literacies. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom."


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Maha Bali's article is worth sharing widely with anyone who needs to be nudged ever so gently into the 21st century of education. (We're 16% through it, folks!) Bali addresses the need to teach about digital skills and literacy in an authentic context, not a vacuum, and gives many concrete examples for doing that. 

 

I recently did a lesson on blogging with a 6th grade class. We looked at several tween and teen blogs, then reviewed good digital citizenship practices emphasizing student safety and copyright. Finally, each student created a blog on Blogger. Will they make mistakes? Probably. (When I specifically told them to keep it school appropriate, with nothing in the blog they wouldn't be allowed to do at school, and one student immediately started searching for "Call of Duty 3" images!) Will we all learn something from this? Absolutely. 

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Cristin Kennedy's curator insight, March 26, 2016 12:07 PM

Maha Bali's article is worth sharing widely with anyone who needs to be nudged ever so gently into the 21st century of education. (We're 16% through it, folks!) Bali addresses the need to teach about digital skills and literacy in an authentic context, not a vacuum, and gives many concrete examples for doing that. 

 

I recently did a lesson on blogging with a 6th grade class. We looked at several tween and teen blogs, then reviewed good digital citizenship practices emphasizing student safety and copyright. Finally, each student created a blog on Blogger. Will they make mistakes? Probably. (When I specifically told them to keep it school appropriate, with nothing in the blog they wouldn't be allowed to do at school, and one student immediately started searching for "Call of Duty 3" images!) Will we all learn something from this? Absolutely. 

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, March 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Maha Bali's article is worth sharing widely with anyone who needs to be nudged ever so gently into the 21st century of education. (We're 16% through it, folks!) Bali addresses the need to teach about digital skills and literacy in an authentic context, not a vacuum, and gives many concrete examples for doing that. 

 

I recently did a lesson on blogging with a 6th grade class. We looked at several tween and teen blogs, then reviewed good digital citizenship practices emphasizing student safety and copyright. Finally, each student created a blog on Blogger. Will they make mistakes? Probably. (When I specifically told them to keep it school appropriate, with nothing in the blog they wouldn't be allowed to do at school, and one student immediately started searching for "Call of Duty 3" images!) Will we all learn something from this? Absolutely. 

Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, October 19, 2016 1:08 PM
Maha Bali's article is worth sharing widely with anyone who needs to be nudged ever so gently into the 21st century of education. (We're 16% through it, folks!) Bali addresses the need to teach about digital skills and literacy in an authentic context, not a vacuum, and gives many concrete examples for doing that.
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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 | Libraries | Scoop.it

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

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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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How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.
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A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
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Susan Kluger's curator insight, March 15, 2016 5:18 PM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
Steven Hill's curator insight, March 15, 2016 5:54 PM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, March 16, 2016 8:01 AM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
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School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google?

School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google? | Libraries | Scoop.it
School libraries, and their librarians, must retool to remain pertinent to their schools.
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How to Optimize Your Social Media Profile | Shake Up Learning

How to Optimize Your Social Media Profile | Shake Up Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
PinterestWhen it comes to your online presence, telling your story, and branding yourself or your school, social media can no longer be ignored! But just having an account is not enough.
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'The library of things' now lends a lot more than just books

'The library of things' now lends a lot more than just books | Libraries | Scoop.it
The true sharing economy can be found in the public library.
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Highly Effective School Librarians Encourage Reading

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Highly Effective School Librarians Are Instructional Leaders

Illustrates competency #13 of Colorado Highly Effective School Library Programs: School Leadership http://tinyurl.com/COHighlyEffective

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