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2016 TIE handout. Chart. 10 Easy Steps TIE. Year of the Learning Commons. Learning Commons: the Center of Participatory Learning and School Improvement Continuing their long service to children, teens and teacher, teacher librarians are developing new ways to not only support the consumption of knowledge through great collections in many formats but are encouraging everyone to create knowledge in the new world of information, technology, and the challenges of school improvement.

Year of the Learning Commons

Major changes to traditional school libraries include the reinvention of physical space that meets the needs seeking a physical space that adapts to what they need at any given time. There is space for individuals, small groups and large groups who are using resources, making, building, creating, doing, and enjoying a very busy space that welcomes the use of many forms of technological devices. Digital resources and collaborative learning happens 24/7 in the Virtual Learning Commons Where learners can link to opportunities and work with others across the world.

School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google? Over the past 10 years, the number of schools that have trained teacher-librarians has declined dramatically.

School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google?

Learning Commons Video. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - SD Department of Education. On Dec. 10, 2015 the president signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - SD Department of Education

This reauthorization, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replaces the previous version of the law enacted in 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act. States will be in a period of transition until all provisions of the ESSA take effect. ESSA Work Groups The ESSA requires a State Plan, which will outline the state’s strategies for implementing key requirements of the new law, including accountability and school improvement. The South Dakota Department of Education is seeking broad collaboration in formulating this State Plan. WISE Inquiry Model pdf. The Five Tenets of Personalized Learning. Cross-posted from the Corwin Connect Blog.

The Five Tenets of Personalized Learning

The Bear Report by Thyra Heder. Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom. Dropbox Review. Dropbox is among the simplest and most elegant cloud storage and file-syncing services.

Dropbox Review

It gives you access to your files from nearly anywhere. You can install DropboxFree at Dropbox on virtually any computer or mobile device you own, and dozens of other apps support integration with Dropbox, too. For personal use, Dropbox works simply and effortlessly. It now also supports real-time collaboration for Office Online users, so you and your colleagues can access and edit the same Dropbox file at the same time while seeing one another's changes appear on the screen as they happen. Dropbox is an excellent choice for online storage, though it doesn't quite beat Editors' Choices Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive for value.

Price, Storage Allotment, and Upload LimitsOne note: This review focuses on Dropbox for personal use. 4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios. I still have every single project I ever completed in preschool.

4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

My dad collected them and kept each one in a grocery bag that he tucked away in the back of his closet. Looking through his collection now, there's nothing incredibly prodigious about the work that I created as a four-year-old boy. I see doodles, collages, coloring pages and awkward attempts at writing my own name. Nevertheless, the story that it tells is special to me. This is the effect of good portfolios. Kidblog Kidblog is unique among the web tools featured here because it is built by teachers for teachers. Diigo’s Refocus Back to Annotation. Diigo’s Refocus Back to Annotation For the past few months, we have been hard at work on our website revamp.

Diigo’s Refocus Back to Annotation

What started with the intentions of mainly updating our UI, made us take a step back and really consider what Diigo has evolved into after all these years and receive feedback from our users. After getting in touch with our cherished user base, we are beginning to plan our future direction. Here is a quick overview of the incoming changes. Please note that nothing is set in stone yet, and we will continue to evaluate all feedback from our users. When Diigo was created almost a decade ago, our goal was to provide our users with a simple platform to organize your online content and easily annotate web resources. About Diigo. Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally. Note taking lies at the heart of curricula around the world.

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Beginning in elementary school, we teach students to "take notes" so that they can maintain a record of the content disseminated to them by the teacher. And yet, with mobile devices replacing paper notebooks, this process has become increasingly complex as students (and teachers) struggle to apply previous strategies to new tools. South Dakota State Library. Ethical Curation - Digital Curation - LibGuides at University of South Dakota. Smashing Adobe. Template VLC High. TemplateVLC Middle. TemplateVLC Elementary. Virtual Makerspace. Support a classroom. Build a future. Twitter For Teachers. ICYMI: Twitter Shorthand With a 140-character limit per tweet, abbreviations and acronyms abound. @: A symbol placed before a user’s name that directs a tweet to that user’s account RT: Retweet—when you share someone else’s tweet with your followers MT: Modified tweet—a retweet that you’ve made some tweaks to, such as adding your own comment and/or editing the original tweet for space.

Twitter For Teachers