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Why Audio Books in the Classroom? - Pernille Ripp - 1 views

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    "Some may say that does not count as reading, I certainly used to balk at it counting toward any reading goal, this year I am discovering otherwise.  Sure, there are cognitive differences in the processes that happens when we read with our eyes versus our ears, however, the skills that we are able to utilize through the listening of an audio-book are monumental in building further reader success.  And research has shown that the cognitive processes are surprisingly similar.   So what has adding (and investing in audio-books) done for our students?"
Rhondda Powling

Celebrate Science: What Is Literary Nonfiction? - 0 views

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    "The author's use of "literary nonfiction" accommodates all the definitions. It includes finely-crafted texts that tend to win awards, sell best to schools and libraries, and make ideal mentor texts. It may be narrative nonfiction, including many kinds of life stories (biographies/autobiographies/memoirs); poetry; or expository/informational books with a strong voice, innovative format and text structure, and rich, engaging language."
Rhondda Powling

Technology hasn't killed public libraries - it's inspired them to transform and stay re... - 0 views

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    "Critically, libraries are evaluated based on traditional metrics, such as loan and membership numbers, capturing only a fraction of the full value they contribute to our individual and collective life. Failure to recognise this by governments and policymakers puts at risk the diverse and nuanced ways libraries might shape Australia's future."
Rhondda Powling

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers | Common Sense Education - 1 views

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    " As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -- about teenagers and social media. But are those assumptions correct? Now we have research to help us find out. Common Sense is releasing (Sept 18) its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences, a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers.
    This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; the original report was released in 2012."
Rhondda Powling

15+ must have resources for teaching digital citizenship | Ditch That Textbook - 0 views

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    "Our students are living their lives online. They can share everything and anything with the world with just a tap of a button and with it comes a new way to connect. It's nearly impossible to keep up. With technology changing constantly it can be difficult to know where to begin teaching digital citizenship.
    Fortunately for us, there are many apps, tools, and resources available to educators to help our students navigate the digital world safely.
    In a recent #Ditchbook chat, educators shared over 15 incredible resources to get you started teaching digital citizenship and take it farther than just a one-off lesson or unit."
Rhondda Powling

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data - The Verge - 0 views

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    "Now is as good a time as ever to be reminded that - beyond deleting your Facebook account for good - there are some precautions you can take to protect your privacy and make use of Facebook as a utility without compromising your personal data. No single user can prevent a company like Cambridge Analytica from lying to the public and lying to Facebook about where its data came from and how it's using it. But you can make sure that a significant chunk of your data is never out there in the first place. The post has steps to follow to assist you."
Rhondda Powling

Frankenstein200: An Interactive Story & STEM Experience | Touch and Go | School Library... - 0 views

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    "The free Frankenstein200, "an interactive story experience" designed to spark curiosity and encourage critical thinking in STEM topics, including artificial intelligence, robotics, and bioengineering."
Rhondda Powling

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy - EdTechTeam - 0 views

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    "Media literacy is an important skill for all young people and so is the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. This post discusses the approach of one educator when trying to develop her students' skills.

    Digital literacy doesn't just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and
    All learning happens through reflection and revision.
    So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely"
Rhondda Powling

Digital storytelling | Pearltrees - 0 views

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    Some useful digital storytelling resources on Pearltrees page
Rhondda Powling

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Alternatives to Padlet - 0 views

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    "While none of the following tools have as many features as Padlet, they all provide the core element of a digital wall to which you apply digital sticky notes. Five alternatives to Padlet are discussed in this post."
Rhondda Powling

Find an Answer - 1 views

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    From the Australian Copyright Council. Factsheets that are a reliable source of copyright information
Rhondda Powling

Reshot: Uniquely Free Photos - 0 views

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    Useful site for for students to go to for images to put in their projects
missy duncan

Expert Writers Center | Best Online-based Writing Company - 0 views

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    The best online based writing company. Helpful in meeting any student's writing needs.
Rhondda Powling

(411) Jeff Kinney's tips on getting kids reading - YouTube - 0 views

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