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10 Self-Analysis Questions That Cultivate Independent Thinking Abilities

10 Self-Analysis Questions That Cultivate Independent Thinking Abilities | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
Are your learners working on their independent thinking abilities? Give them a hand and share these 10 useful self-analysis questions for guidance.
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Hoaxy: How claims spread online

Hoaxy: How claims spread online | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it

From the website: "Hoaxy visualizes the spread of claims and related fact checking online. A claim may be a fake news article, hoax, rumor, conspiracy theory, satire, or even an accurate report. Anyone can use Hoaxy to explore how claims spread across social media."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 3, 2017 3:28 PM

An interesting site to explore with students. It works best when you can compare a claim and fact check as one data set. When I looked at the claim and fact check on "Obama signs Christmas bill making alternative media illegal," the data showed how the claim appeared and was shared for two days before any fact checking was shared. That alone could be a great discussion point for students. Share the quote often attributed to Winston Churchill: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth gets its pants on," or the updated versions in this New York Times headline: "A Lie Races Across Twitter Before the Truth Can Boot Up." (And that four year old article is also a fine one to add to your fake news discussion!)

Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 9, 2017 10:00 AM
this provides an interesting visual to begin a conversation regarding fake news.
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Teachers Teaching with Technology

The Information and Communications Technology Learning Action Cell (ICT LAC) primarily functions as a professional learning community for public educatio
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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2015 9:06 AM

Jackie Gerstein shares a list of skills and dispositions well worth developing.

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NEA Approves National School Library Study

NEA Approves National School Library Study | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
The National Education Association (NEA) is set to launch a study to measure student access to school librarians and libraries. The project was approved by its Representative Assembly at the organization’s annual meeting that just ended in Orlando, FL.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 9, 2015 4:59 PM

This could be a critical validation coming from outside our own ranks!

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About | reads4teens

About | reads4teens | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we'd love it if you participated!

Voting will be online from August 15 - Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015). The winners will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 14, 2015 6:10 PM

If you work with YAs, voting starts tomorrow:
"The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we'd love it if you participated!
Voting will be online from August 15 - Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015). The winners will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!"

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School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff.

School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff. | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it

School library marketing has to begin and end with impact.  It has to be about what we do for our kids, our teachers, our communities and why it's important.  It has to be about outcomes and the message that "we're all in this together" or, put another way, that we care just as much about student success as any other teacher in the building.


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"Before we can even begin to think about how we're going to market our work and its impact on student learning, we have to create work that impacts student learning! "

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If you want to be considered an awesome school librarian, you have to think of the kid' needs. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, March 18, 2014 8:15 PM

Includes a template for planning the marketing of your school library

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School Libraries On the Chopping Block: Essential or Expendable?

School Libraries On the Chopping Block: Essential or Expendable? | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
This board explores the diverse voices in the school library debate. As budgets get cut, libraries often disappear. Since April is School Library Month, consider these perspectives & decide whether you consider them essential or expendable.

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Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry

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By Hauna Zaich

Summary by SmartBrief on EdTech

 

"English teacher Hauna Zaich writes in this blog post how she uses Learnist -- a website that is similar to Pinterest and is designed for educators -- in her eighth- and 10th-grade classes. Zaich uses "Learnboards," which are collections of Web resources, for her flipped-classroom lessons such as instruction on grammar where she uses reading, examples, videos and online activities. "I see so many possibilities for Learnist in my classroom and am excited to apply this innovation to my teaching practice," she writes."


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Signing Savvy | ASL Sign Language Video Dictionary

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Signing Savvy is a sign language video dictionary that contains American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs.

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Free Books for Teachers & Librarians | D. Robert Pease | Middle Grade & YA Science Fiction & Fantasy Author

Free Books for Teachers & Librarians | D. Robert Pease | Middle Grade & YA Science Fiction & Fantasy Author | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
RT @drobertpease: If you are a teacher, or school librarian, you can get my books for free: http://t.co/xqaF740P #teachers #librarians #freebook #kidslit

 

 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:42 PM

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Book Art and Libraries

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Get inspired with these places and spaces from around the world.

 


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Love it! I've also seen stairs painted as spines and book shelves build that say things like "READ". It's so awesome!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:13 AM

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:24 PM

Libraries and art do so go together!!!

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10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video

10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
Video content has exploded in popularity, and it’s no wonder. Consumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re anywhere from 64% to 85% more likely to buy after…
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 20, 2017 11:33 AM
Always helpful to find some free resources for creating videos!
 
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 20, 2017 11:49 AM

'Cause we gotta have the music!

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 23, 2017 8:24 AM
Lekker grasduinen in muziekjes? Hier is een lijstje mogelijkheden.
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How to NOT Get Duped By Fake News

How to NOT Get Duped By Fake News | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it

William Colglazier writes: "Asking simple and logical questions can destroy a lunch-time rumor, and it’s exactly what needs to be done when engaging with updates to your newsfeed on Facebook and Twitter. Rumors and lies are not a 21st century invention, and neither is fake news."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 18, 2017 10:25 AM

Advice on fake news written to a teen audience. I like how Colglazier compares fake news to high school rumors and think it would be a good comparison to share with students. How about getting them to write their own pledge of allegiance to be more critical thinkers?

 

I've been presenting the Staten Island Ferry Disaster and the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus to 6th graders (Octopi: Heartless Killer or Adorable and Endangered?) I will be adding some points from this article in our discussion.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 19, 2017 9:17 AM
Intertesting article on the topic of the day that appeared in Teen Vogue. Given these times, it is essential to include media literacy in our curriculums so that social media alone is not a source our young rely on for information.
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Teaching Kids to Code: Text-Based vs Block-Based Programming - FRACTUS LEARNING

Teaching Kids to Code: Text-Based vs Block-Based Programming - FRACTUS LEARNING | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
About two decades ago The MIT Media lab introduced the concept of block-based programming. The idea was to develop an interface that allowed computer programs to be built by simply dragging and dropping puzzle blocks to represent complex programming constructs and commands. With this new method for teaching and learning computer science, the hugely popular Scratch platform was born. This approach lowered the bar for experimenting with programmatic thinking, making it possible for students to create interactive animations and small games without writing a single line of code. This simple concept removed the need to learn the syntax of a formal programming language, and made teaching and learning the basics of computer science accessible to younger learners and to teachers with no formal coding background.

Outside of the classroom though, coding has always been, and still remains, a process of typing letters, numbers and symbols. This text-based programming, used in programming language such as C, Javascript and Python, requires coders to obey and conform to formal syntax. Despite the pain of dealing with typos in names of variables and inevitable syntax errors, no other coding method designed to be more “user friendly” has really caught on. Tools have been offered for managers to define business logic through a graphical user interface without writing lines of codes. Or for web developers to add interactive behaviors to their websites without learning Javascript. But in reality, neither of those substitute the power and flexibility of text-based programming. And with neither winning significant adoption, the demand for the classic skill of text-based coding continues to grow and grow.

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13 Digital Research Tools For The Google Generation

13 Digital Research Tools For The Google Generation | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
13 Digital Research Tools And The Credibility Lessons They Teach

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 25, 2015 8:28 AM

teachthought's Terry Heick share ideas and a List.ly list.  What might he have missed?

#credibility #research #inquiry

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Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 30, 2015 11:19 AM

Some cool tools for digital storytelling!

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Green Projects for the Classroom

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Whether you teach biology, history, or language arts, the Web is a rich and ever-growing resource, with curriculum ideas for integrating environmental issues into lesson plans.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 17, 2014 4:06 PM

Lesson plans from elementary to high school to help create environmental awareness.

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“Sketchnotes” Invigorate Student Note Taking and Bolster Visual Thinking

“Sketchnotes” Invigorate Student Note Taking and Bolster Visual Thinking | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
Brad Ovenell-Carter, an education innovator at a K-12 school in Vancouver, B.C., is teaching students the value of sketchnotes—illustrated records that distill a lecture, speech, or lesson into a visual synopsis. Others educators are catching on.
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The New School Library

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As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.

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Anne McLean's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:58 AM

More important than ever, in the digital age.

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Classroom Freebies: Free Literature Circles Role Descriptions ...

Classroom Freebies: Free Literature Circles Role Descriptions ... | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
You can download these two freebies: Literature Circle Role Finder and Literature Circle Role Descriptions from my Literature Circle Models page at Teaching Resources. Teaching Resources. Labels: Laura Candler ...

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Learn Sign Language (ASL)

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Free Online ASL Classes. Learn Sign Language (ASL) on your time and in your budget!

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some regional differences but looks like a good self paced study

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | School Library Media Centers | Scoop.it
Infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning that can help you find free educational resources you can use, alter and share.

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