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Carla Shinn

Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech - 23 views

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    "Libraries and librarians are at the forefront and often the hub of the school. They are a community resource, a public face, a service profession, a helping hand, relationship builders, collaborators, and educational technology leaders. Librarians of 2015 are not the same librarians you remember from 1985. They still order books and teach research skills, but it is very rare to hear them shushing students, or hiding meekly behind the stacks. Librarians wear a number of hats and information literacy is closely tied to educational technology."
Jennifer Lane

TED-Ed Blog» Blog Archive » 20 books to read in 2015: TED-Ed Educators share ... - 45 views

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    If one of your New Year's Resolutions was the classic "read more books" and you haven't so much as opened a magazine, we're here to provide some inspiration. TED-Ed asked a few of our favorite educators to weigh in on the best books in their subject - for students, teachers and lifelong learners alike - to crack into during 2015. Here, find a list of their top 5 picks in literature, science, math and history.
Jennifer Lane

Welcome // | DiRT Directory - 20 views

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    "The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software."
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    Amazing find. Could get lost in this for hours!
jenibo

Free Technology for Teachers: Activities for Teaching Students How to Research With Goo... - 4 views

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    "Google Books can be a good research tool for students if they are aware of it and know how to use it. These are activities to teach students and others about the features of Google Books. 1. Search for a book by using the "researching a topic?" search box. 2. Use the advanced search menu to refine your search to "full view only" books. 3. Use the advanced search menu to refine a search by date, author, or publisher. 4. Search within a book for a name or phrase. 5. Download a free ebook. 6. Share an ebook via the link provided or by embedding it into a blog post. 7. Create a bookshelf in your Google Books account and add some books to it. 8. Share your bookshelf with someone else. "
Carla Shinn

Copyright for Educators & Librarians - 16 views

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    Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.
jenibo

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Te... - 29 views

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    Creative Commons has recently rolled out its new 4.0 licences and made them available for adoption worldwide. This is the fruit of two ears of hard work to overcome some of th weaknesses that marked the 2011 version CC licences.
jenibo

27 Ways to Check Students Prior Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 30 views

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    "Prior knowledge is an essential part of the meaning making negotiated between interlocutors. In classrooms, too, students' prior knowledge is a key factor in students overall achievement and performances. Most often, those lacking this kind of knowledge always lag behind the rest. There are actually several ways teachers can determine how much prior knowledge students have in store before debuting a discussion or a lesson. The visual below created by Mia from anethicalisland outlines some very practical ways that you can use in your class to check for students' previous knowledge. Check it out"
Carla Shinn

Leading In and Beyond the Library - 30 views

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    "This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the evolving role of librarians and libraries as facilitators of content creation, personalized learning, and professional development."
jenibo

Google Sites for Schools - Eric Curts - Google Drive - 31 views

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    The purpose of this help guide is to provide instructions on how to use Google Sites to create a basic class website. There are many more advanced things than can be added to a class site than this guide will address. Also, with Google Sites there are many different ways to create specific web pages, and this guide will simply be demonstrating one way
Carla Shinn

Internet Search Engines Drove US Librarians to Redefine Themselves - 11 views

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    "Although librarians adopted Internet technology quickly, they initially dismissed search engines, which duplicated tasks they considered integral to their field. Their eventual embrace of the technology required a reinvention of their occupational identity, according to a study by University of Oregon researchers."
jenibo

'The Next Normal ' by Kirsty Bloore - Presented at the University of Sydney - YouTube - 15 views

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    Understanding Millenials: The Next Normal by Kirsty Bloore, Director of Research (VIMN) - a real insight into what is important to high school students, how they communicate and what influences them.
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    Kirsty overturns some of the stereotypes we tend to believe of the Millennial Generation, and comes up with some interesting findings about how they see themselves.
Carla Shinn

HYPERLINKED LIBRARY MOOC - 18 views

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    What emerging trends are changing library services? What does the connected world of "continuous computing" mean for 21st Century libraries? The Hyperlinked Library MOOC offered by the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University provides a roadmap toward becoming a participatory, interactive, user-centered library.
Carla Shinn

Webtools4U2Use - 28 views

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    "The purpose of this website is to provide a place for K-12 school library media specialists to learn a little more about web tools that can be used to improve and enhance school library media programs and services, to see examples of how they can be used, and to share success stories and creative ideas about how to use and integrate them. Hundreds of free and inexpensive web tools are available for school library media specialists to use that can make us more productive, valued, and, perhaps, more competitive."
Cathy Oxley

Can We Keep the EdTech Bubble From Bursting? - Online Universities.com - 12 views

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    "With venture capital flooding into the education sector, dozens of companies popping up every day, thousands of schools buying into new technology, and millions of students and lifelong learners around the world getting on board, we need to ask if we've built the edtech house on a foundation of solid rock, or sand."
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