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The Future of the Library | The Incubator

The Future of the Library | The Incubator | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
By John Borghi I work in an academic library, the Rita and Frits Markus Library at Rockefeller University, but I am not a librarian. I attend weekly lab meets, keep track of the latest developments in research methodology, and ...
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Investigating Bugs...A Great Way To Teach Research and Study Skills

Investigating Bugs...A Great Way To Teach Research and Study Skills | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Creative ways to teach research and study skills. (Teaching research and study skills by Investigating Bugs. Eww! http://t.co/NeHpB2q4Uj)
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Enhancing curriculum and instruction with the iPad

Presentation used for the Noertheast Regional Summer Training 2014 on iPads in the Classroom.
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Tablets are here to stay......
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Python is now the most popular introductory teaching language at top U.S. universities

Python is now the most popular introductory teaching language at top U.S. universities | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
8 of the top 10 CS departments in the U.S., and ~70% of the top 40, teach Python in introductory courses.
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whatever programming g LA Guage we offer at the k 12 level, we need to offer them. program mi g skills are vital for the future...and the logic involved in a quiting them is e en more necessary....
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Teaching English as a Challenge

Teaching English as a Challenge. This experiential workshop relates the theory and practice of a programme, English in Action, teaching English through Drama, designed especially for the Ministry of Education’s Special Education department in the...
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TPR. by another name. but yes, it works great in the foreign language classroom.... whatever the foreign LA Guage is. there are some neat ideas in here..
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Lessons Learned Publishing to Lulu, Amazon and the Apple iBookStore (July 2014)

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Lessons Learned Publishing to Lulu, Amazon and the Apple iBookStore (July 2014) | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
"Back in April, my 10 year old daughter (Rachel) shared a Google Document with me which was her fourth completed book, and her longest finished chapter book to date. She titled it, “Mature Little Me.” Inspired by Chris Simon, the STEM teacher at Independence Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma, from 2011-2013, it’s a fourth grade adventure story with some invention/maker flavor. Back in April I didn’t set aside the time needed to help with some edits and get it published online for Rachel, both as an eBook and a print-on-demand book via Lulu.com. This evening I spent about 3 hours editing and publishing her book, and learned a BUNCH as a result. I’ll attempt to document much of that learning in this post."
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give our kids the chance to write, and I believe they will...
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How Technology is Changing the Future of Learning - Resources ...

How Technology is Changing the Future of Learning - Resources ... | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Training professionals need to understand how learning technologies are evolving and how future technologies will impact and benefit their organizations. Join us for a discussion exploring the future of learning technology, ...

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Oregon Education Leaders Focus On Improving Teacher Training - Chinook Observer

Oregon Education Leaders Focus On Improving Teacher Training - Chinook Observer | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Oregon Education Leaders Focus On Improving Teacher Training Chinook Observer This summer in Oregon, education leaders brought together teaching professors and school officials to focus on improving teacher training.
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It is important for all teachers to teach reading, or at least understand how...to address problems at any level in any classroom... interesting article
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Code Blocks | Scott Robinson

Code Blocks | Scott Robinson | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Programming is an important concept in children’s education which should be taught in schools as it improves problem-solving skills and promotes ...
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this would be an interesting g center to add to the library....maybe I need to take a programming class......
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EDCompass blog » A Conversation with an Assistive Technology Expert

EDCompass blog » A Conversation with an Assistive Technology Expert | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
@batesdiane A Conversation with an Assistive Technology Expert http://t.co/lv3gxXOZ via @zite...

 

For information on resources scroll to the end of the interview. You will find links to accessibility within browsers, reading collections, audio and video collections,and more.


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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 7, 2014 3:24 PM

Very down-to-earth approach: I like that in today's edu-buzzword cacophony.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 7, 2014 11:10 PM

Interesting comments by

Marshall BarnesFounder, Director of SuperScience for High School PhysicsSome of these I agree with in regard Edison and 1000 failures before finging a light filament and worthy of a read in his Paranovation blog~Especialy his claims to producing Video Rock early on~
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It shoudl be our Mantra to teach Cretive Thinking skills to our students everyday.

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50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think

50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.


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I was always taught that you have to ask the right question to get the right answer...and teaching students to think about developing and pursuing questions is an important part of the process.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:21 AM

Challenging questions to extend our thinking - keep asking why?

Lyn Pritchard's curator insight, June 27, 2014 8:02 AM

It is so important to ask the right questions - those that stimulate thinking, discussion and further investigation

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 29, 2014 6:44 AM

Ask the right questions and help yourself to think

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3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill

3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy - and all the elements contained within that term-  is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did …

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Paris declaration on Media and Information Literacy: final draft #emilforum

Paris declaration on Media and Information Literacy: final draft #emilforum | (RT @literacy_agent: Paris declaration on #Media and #Information Literacy: final draft #emilforum #literacy http://t.co/gK8rpZtlfz)...
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Father 'tremendously proud' of son's defense of little free library

The father of Spencer Collins, 9, said he was tremendously proud of his son for taking the defense of his little free library to Leawood's City Hall on Monday. Leawood voted to impose a moratorium...
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Teaching Visual Digital Literacy with Infographics - cyberpop!

Teaching Visual Digital Literacy with Infographics - cyberpop! | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Ideas for using infographics as a teaching assignment in the online college classroom. Two higher ed case studies.
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this is used in colleg e. ... but these are great for k12
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Multimedia Authoring Teaching Resources | Digital Workshop

Multimedia Authoring Teaching Resources | Digital Workshop | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Teacher resources for interactive multimedia courses, including video tutorials on creating a mountain bike multimedia project with shopping cart.
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The Power of Maps, Past and Present

The Power of Maps, Past and Present | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
New ways of envisioning how America once looked, and how it is changing.
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great for use in a social studies class.....
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Teaching and Facilitating Entrepreneurship in the School Setting ...

Teaching and Facilitating Entrepreneurship in the School Setting ... | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Making money never interested me (I am a teacher, for gosh sake). Fast forward to last year – I had the privilege of visiting Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy (BKBA) in Detroit and spending some time with its superintendent, ...
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Those who can teach, teach teachers - Omaha World-Herald

Those who can teach, teach teachers - Omaha World-Herald | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Those who can teach, teach teachers Omaha World-Herald Makenzie Macrander hands colored pencils to Ralston High English teacher Daniel Boster earlier this year as part of a high school-elementary school exchange.
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A different point of view. teaching is definitely more than a simple learned skill..... it's actually a wide variety of skills....
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Mark Goulston » Blog Archive » Usable Insight – Teaching Your Children Personal Responsibility

Mark Goulston » Blog Archive » Usable Insight – Teaching Your Children Personal Responsibility | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Teaching your children personal responsibility: http://t.co/EZjzKEVgxr
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learning begins at home....but students also need to see teachers modelling integrity.
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Muncie library to offer Google Maker Camp starting today - Muncie Star Press

Muncie library to offer Google Maker Camp starting today - Muncie Star Press | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Muncie library to offer Google Maker Camp starting today Muncie Star Press MUNCIE — Rocket gliders, LEDs, silicone putty, Raspberry Pi, solder pins, squishy circuits and more await kids and teens, ages 10-18, at Google's Maker Camp beginning today...
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is the school library the right place for creative activity? just I te rested in opinions here.
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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2016 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 29, 2016 7:38 PM

Very useful! Thanks to Michel Verstrepen.      

Munira Mansoor's curator insight, March 20, 3:51 AM

This topic shows how to put professionalism in our Routine and get it accommodate in our work.

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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 6, 2014 1:54 AM

Time for complex, real-world problems to solve.

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Going global: a literacy, a process, a call to action (and some resources)

Going global: a literacy, a process, a call to action (and some resources) | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

Jacobs defines global literacy as the ability to be a fluent investigator of the world, to be able to examine different perspectives, to be able to report on and share ideas, and to take action on those ideas.  Being globally literate requires learners to be able to collect meaningful information about people and places and personalize what they are learning.


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