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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Writing Prompts with a Visual Twist

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Great blog post describing a Tumblr blog full of fantastic writing prompts.  LOVE IT! 

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Why 20% Time is Good for Schools

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Have you ever met an adult who doesn’t really love what they do, but just goes through the motions in their job and everyday life? Have you spoken with men and women who constantly complain, showing

Ephansen‘s insight:

Great first step…in making learning more relevant.  Let’s keep at it!  Competency skill building, inquiry skills…all emphasized in a Library Learning Commons.  You can be intentional in the skill building and demonstration, even while loosening the reins.  Part of learning how to learn – authentic learning.  

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Texting Generation More Likely To Read Books and Use the Library Than Older Americans — THE Journal

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In what might come as a shock to those whose prime occupation is bemoaning the literacy of the current generation of young adults, new research has revealed that Americans aged 16 to 29 actually read more books and use the library more than those…

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This goes against the assumptions of many! 

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Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills

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  via Edudemic If your local school system offers computer science courses, chances are those courses are electives that won’t count toward core science or mathematics credit. The implicit mes…

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How could we further explore and encourage this within the LC concept?  Collaboration with tech teachers, leadership, integration with tech squad, clubs (especially if programming is not available as a course/option, etc.)

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School libraries evolving into 21st century learning spaces

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Dramatic changes are occurring in school libraries across the province as they are transformed into 21st century learning spaces.

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Great Canadian Examples – explains shift and emphasis on the learning taking place and not just a physical transformation!

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Is your school’s “digital citizenship” practice a pass or fail?

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cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Walmart Corporate This past week, I worked with a small group of educators on becoming a “Networked Educator”, and we had some great conversations about ho…

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Really appreciate the driving lesson analogy.  Food for thought here

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