What If We Hired 4 Teachers For Every 3 Classrooms?

March 11, 2014

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What If We Hired 4 Teachers For Every 3 Classrooms?

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

…and what if that 4th teacher was already in the building but it happens to be the teacher-librarian? We have a PR problem in our ranks if we are not recognized as a team member tasked with the competencies of which Dr. Wiggins speaks. 

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Over 100.000 Free High Resolution Images to Use in Your Class

March 11, 2014

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March 9, 2014
Here is anther great resource for high resolution images that you can use with your students  in class. The Wellcome Library has announced that over 100,000 images are now…

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

There’s always a reason to look for high quality images that can be used by students for projects. Bookmark this one and make sure students know about it!

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Great Resources for Teaching Using Comics

March 11, 2014

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A few days ago I shared with you here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list featuring some of the best web tools that you can use with your students to create comics. As a…

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

This goes along nicely with a Scoop from last week about where to find tools for using comics with students. I have personal experience with this idea and it REALLY works for reluctant or remedial readers. Check it out!

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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

March 8, 2014

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A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,…

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

What a great find! Keep this handy for the inevitable questions that arise as students delve into research and create projects.  Thanks Karen Bonano for sharing!

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How Education Innovation Has Evolved From The Horn Book

March 8, 2014

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Advances in education have always stemmed from innovation. From chalkboards, to pencils, to computers and online based activities, education has come a long way.

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

I love the part of this graphic that shows a timeline of the evolution of educational technology – and, yes, a pencil is a piece of technology. One could argue that not much has really changed because it truly depends on how the educator uses and/or integrates the existing "tool du jour." Isn’t it fascinating to note how the spiral of change is getting tighter? 

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Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information

March 8, 2014

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With the proliferation of mobile technology, our ability to access information has increased, dramatically changing the practice of teaching. Comparing the two scenarios, the circumstances couldn’t…

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

We librarians have known for quite some time that it isn’t an issue of getting enough information but rather an issue of having too much at the ready. Adding to the wealth of information is the ubiquitous mobile device in the hands of students. Thought provoking article…

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Too Many Teachers Leave Before Hitting Their Stride

March 8, 2014

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HowToo Many Teachers Leave Before Hitting Their Stride

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

How can we, as school librarians, change this appalling statistic? Can we step in and help mentor new teachers? Certainly classroom management and discipline issues are big deterrents to remaining in the profession but what can we do to take off some of the performance, curricular, and testing pressure from our newbies? Food for thought…

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With “GeniusCon” Project, Students Connect and Problem Solve

March 7, 2014

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Matthew Winner’s first-grade GeniusCon participants brainstormed ideas for how to stop bullying.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be, and how would you do it?

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

Very cool project and worth replicating!

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Together, Spotify And Echo Nest Want To Build The Facebook Connect Of Music

March 7, 2014

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“We want to enable straight playback from Spotify on other services”, CEO Daniel Ek tells me. It’s part of why his company just acquired The Echo Nest, the top music personalization and discovery API in the industry.

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

This looks like an interesting development…

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Khan Academy Gets Rare Partnership To Close Wealth Gap In College Test Prep

March 7, 2014

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Widely popular online learning platform Khan Academy closed a rare exclusive partnership with the College Board to bring free test prep software to the masses.

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby‘s insight:

I just heard about this yesterday on NPR. Read more about how Khan Academy folks are shaping SAT – this could affect high school curriculum and it’s good to be aware of what might be coming down the pike.

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