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International Schools: Library management, Information Literacy, and Research Skills; MS/HS Librarian
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33 Best Sites for Free STL Files & 3D Printer Models | All3DP

33 Best Sites for Free STL Files & 3D Printer Models | All3DP | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
This is a selection of the best 3D printing websites, content repositories, marketplaces and search engines for free 3D printer files to download. Each lets you browse a large choice of 3D printing designs to print at home.


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Games | Games for Change

Games | Games for Change | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

Founded in 2004, Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world change using games that help people to learn, improve their communities, and contribute to make the world a better place.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 25, 2017 2:02 AM

This site has a great collection of educational games along with reviews and information about each game.

Lexical Leo's comment, January 30, 4:23 PM
Some of them are really good. I've used a couple
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Orientation inspiration — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Orientation inspiration — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

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Alison Jeffery's curator insight, September 16, 2014 10:45 AM

I wish I had come across this before running library orientation for the first time. It's certainly given me food for thought for next year....

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7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher

7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher We’ve mused in the past on the kinds of things teachers might be expected to do with technology in the classroom, what they should be able to do...

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Picting, not Writing, is the Literacy of Today’s Youth -- THE Journal

Picting, not Writing, is the Literacy of Today’s Youth -- THE Journal | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest are among the most popular websites and apps on Planet Earth. Those websites support "picting" — using images to communicate. In this week’s blog post, we present a "pro" and a "con" about the value of "picting" — using images — not words — for communication and self-expression.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 10, 2017 10:13 AM

Interesting stuff.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, May 11, 2017 9:05 PM

"Two interesting observations:

  • In the K–12 classroom, today’s youth spend 90 percent of the time with text-based materials and 10 percent of the time with image-based materials.
  • Outside the K–12 classroom, today’s youth spend 90 percent of the time with image-based materials and 10 percent of the time with text-based materials."
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Why you should start using Google Keep right away via @KylePace and @ptaylorsjr 

Why you should start using Google Keep right away via @KylePace and @ptaylorsjr  | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

"For most people, however, I recommend Google Keep, especially for anyone who uses the many products Keep integrates with. These include Chrome, Calendar, Gmail, Photos, Drive, Docs, Google Now, Google Assistant and Google Home. The integration of Keep with these other apps is powerful stuff."


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10 Steps to a Better Library Interior: Tips That Don’t Have To Cost a Lot | Library by Design

10 Steps to a Better Library Interior: Tips That Don’t Have To Cost a Lot | Library by Design | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

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Information Literacy And Digital Literacy: Life Long Learning Initi...

Lecture presented at PAARL's National Summer Conference on the theme “Finding the Library’s Place in the 2.0 Environment” to be held in Puerto Princesa Ci

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Library Staff's curator insight, November 10, 2013 4:23 PM

Love that the definition of digital literacy comes from a resource published in 1997. The essence is the same, no matter the format or the new technologies.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:22 AM

Information Literacy and Digital Literacy

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Ed-tech best practices: November/December 2012 | eSchool News

Ed-tech best practices: November/December 2012 | eSchool News | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

"How to make “bring your own device” programs work for your schools, and how to assess your students’ reading skills without losing valuable instructional time to testing: These are among the best practices in educational technology use featured in the November/December 2012 edition of eSchool News.


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ISTE Webinar: Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core-Oct 3rd

ISTE Webinar: Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core-Oct 3rd | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

This is the time to transform our educational system so all learners can compete and contribute to the global economy and workforce. The term "Personalized Learning" is a buzzword in education. The presenters will clarify what is and what is not Personalized Learning and define Personal Learning. They will share Personal Learning Toolkits that include charts, Common Core lesson examples, Personal Learner Profiles and Personal Learning Backpacks along with strategies to support the diversity of learners in the classroom. Presenters will walk you through how to transform a traditional classroom to a Stage One Personal Learning Environment.

 

Learn about the Six Steps to Personalize Learning!


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Personalized learning: another way to differentiate learning?

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Audrey's comment, January 8, 2013 5:46 PM
Yes I am interested in this, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
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Beating Cheating: Five Ways to Advance Academic Integrity

Beating Cheating: Five Ways to Advance Academic Integrity | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
Cheating is a plague upon schools across our nation, and it appears to be on the rise.

How can we advance academic integrity in our schools? Check out the five suggestions within this article, including "Teachers matter enormously, and can have a huge influence over whether their students cheat by their pedagogical choices and styles." 


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Pedagogical or Punitive?: The Academic Integrity Websites of ...

Pedagogical or Punitive?: The Academic Integrity Websites of ... | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
This study is a snapshot of how Ontario universities are currently promoting academic integrity (AI) online. Rather than concentrating on policies, this paper uses a semiotic methodology to consider how the websites of ...

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How Do You Play Games

How Do You Play Games | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
This site features instructions and guides to fun games, icebreakers, activities for classrooms, parties, youth groups, camps and businesses. Click on a game to read how to play!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 25, 2017 1:55 AM

A useful collection of physical games and warmers for livening up the class.

Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, November 26, 2017 4:04 AM
Gute gruppensynamische Spiele für Teams 
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 27, 2017 4:30 AM
NIce showcase on how to use games in a language class!
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Should Students Take Notes on a Computer? | Edudemic

Should Students Take Notes on a Computer? | Edudemic | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
Today's educators must now ask themselves whether or not taking notes on a laptop has a detrimental effect on their student's performance.
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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
TEST Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form
ISTE has long had available technology standards to help promote informed use of technology by students.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:19 AM

Great chart

Helen Rowling's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:53 AM

For digital learners this is a great way to view the standards DC.

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:30 AM

Interesting and explanatory graphic on digital citizinship standards

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Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual

Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism. Recently over a coffee

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 2017 9:12 AM

Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Connectivism

 

Elizabeth Karvonen's curator insight, January 20, 2017 4:44 AM
Definitely a new slant on Bloom. Important for all teachers in the digital age.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 21, 2017 7:42 AM
Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual
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Educational Leadership:The Global-Ready Student:Beyond Your Classroom's Walls

Educational Leadership:The Global-Ready Student:Beyond Your Classroom's Walls | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

"...[H]ow do teachers prepare students for global citizenship and 21st century skills without "adding on" a whole new curriculum? Here are some suggestions and resources for building global learning communities, engaging students in global language learning, building intercultural awareness through global literature, and exploring the world through virtual travel. These ideas can be integrated into busy school days and current content areas using common technologies and instructional resources."

 

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Excellent article with numerous ideas and resources.


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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:05 AM

This is a great infographic for showing the thought process of finding information.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:50 AM

A pretty well-reasoned, fundamental thought process for most knowledge work research.  This serves as an even better backward (there-to-here) model to guide the core research workflow process automation  a knowledge worker may want to devise, install.  Think work product-informed -> DevonThink structures -> DevonAgent w/'Active Filtered' automated searches.  The most important drivers here are - 'ethical' - (more than just multiple sources, a stage needs to be added at the work product stage to provide authenticity) and - 'bias' -  (a post automated search,  subsequent manual search for corroborating items selection to provide authority).

corroborating

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Michael Westwood's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:25 AM

The practical steps described here could be adapted into a very useful language lesson for advanced language learners preparing to enter university.

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms

MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
If educational technology and 1:1 education are going to thrive, school leaders must be focused on constantly employing the best practices and tools in relation to the most pressing needs of their students.

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Concept-based teaching and learning - IB Blogs

Concept-based teaching and learning - IB Blogs | School Research, Information, & Library Pearls | Scoop.it
A discussion of the benefits of concept-based instruction supports the majority of attributes in the IB learner profile. Concept-based instruction requires an understanding of synergistic thinking, transfer of knowledge and social ...

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Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity Online

This list of best practice strategies is based on “Institutional Policies/Practices and Course Design Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education,” produced by WCET in February 2009 and updated in April 2009.


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Academic Integrity & BYOD

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