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School libraries replaced with 'learning commons' - Windsor - CBC News

School libraries replaced with 'learning commons' - Windsor - CBC News | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Spacious, wireless and largely bookless; that's the direction of the modern library at the local Catholic School board.
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21st century Learning Commons
How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21st century principles
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What New Research on Young Kids’ Media Use Means for Teachers

What New Research on Young Kids’ Media Use Means for Teachers | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learn critical insights into mobile device use, media habits at home, and the digital divide.
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The latest research on young kids usage of media from CommonSense.

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Explore Spaces

The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the North Carolina State University community and partners.
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Ideas for building a new learning commons!  This visual smorgasbord gives plenty to ideate.  

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Internet Safety for Kids - CynjaSpace App by The Cynja

Internet Safety for Kids - CynjaSpace App by The Cynja | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Internet Safety for Kids - CynjaSpace is Cyberspace with Training Wheels! CynjaSpace App by The Cynja teaches kids internet and online safety.
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Cyberspace app for kids learning online safety!

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Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learning to read doesn't stop after third grade. Students will continue to encounter difficult texts and having a growth mindset about struggle, paired with
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Great article and video content for role modelling reading in the younger grades.

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Bookopolis

Bookopolis | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Bookopolis is a safe online community for young readers to share their favorite books and discover new ones
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Share your favourite books and connect online with other young readers.  This fun online community allows students to learn about other book reviews and genre.  Teachers can set up classroom accounts to monitor student reading and sharing.

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SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, teens from Smithsonian | tweentribune.com | Current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments

SmithsonianTweenTribune | Articles for kids, middle school, teens from Smithsonian | tweentribune.com | Current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Lexile leveled current events, lesson plans, quizzes, assessments
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Tween Tribune shares a collection of news articles on current events.  Lots of lesson plans and lexile levels filtered by topic.  Articles in Spanish as well.

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lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre!

lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
lingro is a free multilingual AJAX dictionary and language learning site. Currently supporting English (ESL), Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
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Dictionary tool which allows students to type in a web address into the field on the Lingo website and then go to that site.  Lingro instantly turns that site into a clickable dictionary.  Lingro also translates 8 million words into 11 languages. Great for SE, ELL students and struggling readers.  Free.

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SchoolJournalism.org

SchoolJournalism.org | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Teaching students about fake news with journalism ideas.  

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Bringing Pictures to Life – Teaching with Graphic Novels

By Meagan Gillmore

Beverley Brenna knows what children like to read. She has written award-winning children’s books. She teaches prospective English teachers in the University of Saskatchewan’s education program. Before that, she was a classroom teacher—
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Graphic novels bring life to students with lower reading levels, who need the visual context.  

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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Lots of great tools here to support back to school in January.

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Europeana Collections

Europeana Collections | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Explore 54128075 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe.
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OER collection from Europe for teaching resources.

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Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Adaptive Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation

Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Adaptive Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history
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CK-12 OER digital curricula.

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OER Commons

OER Commons | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.
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OER commons sharing tons of lessons and educational resources.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month - OverDrive Blogs

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month - OverDrive Blogs | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
OverDrive is the only US eBook provider to offer the dyslexic font option. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month: reading solutions for every kind of reader.
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Conducting Research-based Projects in Elementary Grades with Safety in Mind -- THE Journal

Conducting Research-based Projects in Elementary Grades with Safety in Mind -- THE Journal | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Educator Pat Duebel was concerned with the way elementary school students choose to conduct research for school projects. Fortunately, there are best practices for teachers to adopt and safe websites for learners to visit, which she shares here with THE Journal.
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Excellent ideas and downloadable research templates for elementary aged students.

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Teaching Strategies to Detect Fake News

Teaching Strategies to Detect Fake News | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
An overview of teaching strategies, lesson plans, resources, and ideas you might find valuable as you teach your students about the dangers of fake news and the means to counteract it.
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Detecting fake news suggestions and lesson plans.

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#digcitkids 

#digcitkids  | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Digital citizenship from a kids perspective.

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digcitkids.com is a site to encourage students to do monthly challenges to become excellent digital citizens.  This site encourages #studentvoice

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Teachers Use StoryBots Educational Games

Teachers Use StoryBots Educational Games | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
StoryBots is FREE for teachers! Sign up now and put your students on the path to success with educational books and videos, math games and teacher tools.
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StoryBots from JibJab is a free resource for pre kindergarten and kindergarten teachers.  It includes tons of videos, books and activities for use on whiteboards, tablets and laptops.

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ACMI Generator

A creative studio space to explore storytelling and the moving image. Download free video, images and sound and upload your own media. Create your own storyboards and share them online.
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Generator is a free resource from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image giving students training and tools to make their own short films.  Learn how to create a storyboard and make your first movie!

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Classes, Communities Across US Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Influence On Literacy

Classes, Communities Across US Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Influence On Literacy | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In the midst of Read Across America Week, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers will participate in Read Across America Day, an annual reading celebration on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
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Read Across America day celebrates Dr Seuss Birthday!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 2, 3:36 PM
Dr. Seuss had an influence on literacy. His books are also a great way to introduce children and adults to social justice and equity.
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Research Guides: Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda: Home

Research Guides: Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda: Home | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This guide offers a brief introduction to the spread of misinformation of all kinds and tools for identifying it, and reading the news with a more informed eye
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Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learn how executive skills—like working memory and cognitive flexibility—play an essential role in reading.
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What skills are required for successful reading.

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EDTools Newseum

EDTools Newseum | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Search hundreds of standards-aligned lesson plans, artifacts, case studies and more that bring the Newseum’s content and collection to you.
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Ed tools in Newseum include OER commons with great primary resources for teaching inquiry.

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DocsTeach

DocsTeach | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Docs Teach has some wonderful OER lesson plans, primary sources and great history ideas for curriculum. American focus.

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Enter Access Code | Amazon Inspire

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Amazon leads the wave of OER commons.  Sign up for the Beta model.

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