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Backwards EdTech Flow Chart

Backwards EdTech Flow Chart | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
I'm a very visual person, so naturally I'm drawn to charts, diagrams and anything that I can look at and understand.  I've made a couple other charts to help people pick technology tools based on B...
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Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it

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Russell Taylor's curator insight, January 23, 2015 5:40 AM

Seems to me that most of the key skills are covered here for the modern workforce, so why don't we see educational institutions taking a lot more notice of these and make the necessary investment?

inspiration4kidz's curator insight, February 2, 2015 10:02 PM

Are we teaching kids these skills in a system designed for the 20th century?

Light Core's curator insight, February 8, 2015 6:47 PM

The only permanence is impermanence. That is irrefutable fact. 

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Think You Could Go To Oxford? Time To Prove It

Think You Could Go To Oxford? Time To Prove It | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
Think you could make it into Oxford University? Now's your time to prove it.

The institution, which is notoriously tricky to be accepted into, has released some of its infamously difficult interview questions.

Tutors stressed that there are no ...

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10 Programming Languages You Should Learn in 2014

10 Programming Languages You Should Learn in 2014 | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
With tech jobs on the rise, these 10 programming languages are essential for aspiring developers.
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BBC - KS2 Bitesize Games - Questionaut

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great mental challenges

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How to Read Documentary Films

How to Read Documentary Films | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
Lesson on using films as documents to develop historical thinking skills in sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating and close reading.
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Taking the Teen Summer Challenge to New Heights, Pierce County Style

Taking the Teen Summer Challenge to New Heights, Pierce County Style | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
At Pierce County Library System (WA), staff recognized that their summer reading program needed to be reimagined. The Teen Summer Challenge was created to provide a more meaningful experience for their tweens and teens.
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A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning

A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning.
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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

The Power of Teacher Collaboration | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
"Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or brea
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The Common Elements of Good Storytelling

The Common Elements of Good Storytelling | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
What makes one post more enjoyable to read or listen to over another? Here are some common elements I've found over the years.
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This woman was threatened with rape after calling out sexist games—Then something inspiring happened...

This woman was threatened with rape after calling out sexist games—Then something inspiring happened... | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
"We are witnessing a very slow and painful cultural shift," explains Anita Sarkeesian, the brains behind "Feminist Frequency."
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Shares 400,000 High-Res images for us to use! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Shares 400,000 High-Res images for us to use! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
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A Complete Tutorial on how to Use Edmodo in your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Complete Tutorial on how to Use Edmodo in your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it

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Zac Woolfitt's curator insight, October 22, 2014 3:04 AM

Interesting and detailed example of screen cast explaining technology option for teachers

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

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Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, October 10, 2014 11:54 AM

In other words, my independent study...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 12, 2014 6:46 AM

6 principios da "Hora Genial " na Sala de aula:

Hora Genial permite liberdade aos aprendizes para desenharem sua aprendizagem. durante o periodo da aula. Sao estimulados a explorarem suas proprias curiosidades, e construirem e organziarem seu conheimento durante a aula. Para que isso se concretize, devem seguir os 6 principios:


1- regra 80/20

2- socializacao

3- criacao

4- requerimento de informacao

5- consolidacao (desenho)

6- proposito


Miguel Damiani's curator insight, October 12, 2014 1:12 PM

Seis principios que todo profesor debe tener en cuenta en su clase

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17 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls

17 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to
engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises
via smartphones and tablets. Their apps are super simple and take seconds
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Facts on Fiction : Book Review for To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Facts on Fiction : Book Review for To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it

great bama Policy Institute

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excellent opportunity to examine bias and website evaluation

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How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson

How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing
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YouTube Video Converter and Download

YouTube Video Converter and Download | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
Clip Converter is a free online media conversion application, which allows you to convert and download YouTube URLs to formats like MP3,MP4,AAC,3GP...
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Over 2 Million Historical Pictures Are Now Available on Flickr ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 2 Million Historical Pictures Are Now Available on Flickr ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
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Media Literacy: How to Close-Read Films and Videos | MiddleWeb

Media Literacy: How to Close-Read Films and Videos | MiddleWeb | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
When students close read a movie, they must learn how to deconstruct the story and also understand the techniques used by filmmakers to create the total effect.
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea: Place-Based Digital Storytelling Modules | PBS

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: Place-Based Digital Storytelling Modules | PBS | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is a six-episode series on the history of the national parks, directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan.
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Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report

Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report | Technology for the Library | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood of Chestnut Hill seems to …

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 9, 2014 10:43 AM

I think classroom teachers have realized this was the case. Including the people closest to the action into the conversation is essential.