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Millicent Frazier

I am a middle school teacher. I taught social studies and language arts. This will be my second Master's Degree. I am seeking ways to make my classroom one that reflects the 21st Century.

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FRIT 7234. 7234 Blog Group. Semantic Web for Education Online Resources - Google Docs. Innovations in Education » Understanding Content Curation. July 7, 2012 Come to my session at ISTE 2016: “Personalize Learning With Student Curation” 6/28 4:00 – 5:00 CCC 113, Table 2 There are many buzzwords and phrases prevalent in education today. “21st Century Learning”, “Blended Learning”, “Personalized Learning”, “Flipped Classroom” – just to name a few.

Innovations in Education » Understanding Content Curation

The one that has recently caught my attention and curiosity is “content curation.” I manage a grant project in my district designed to assure students acquire “21st century skills” A current strategy for this is using backwards design, formative assessments of 21st century skills, and “blended-learning.” New for next school year: teachers are being asked to “curate resources” to accompany the backwards-planned, inquiry-based units of instruction. This curiosity led to further questions: Why curate? Collecting vs. I set out to read as much as possible of what others have written on the subject, (see my Scoop-It on Curating Learning Resources) to help with my understanding. Thinking Level. Moovly. Advanced Google Image Search. Using Google's Advanced Search. Five tips for designing effective online learning modules.

Online learning makes it easy for students to learn what they need to move ahead in their training, courses, or careers.

Five tips for designing effective online learning modules

6 elements of a successful iPad implementation. By Samantha Messier and Stephanie Schroeder 11/17/2014 Topics: Mobile Learning, 1-to-1, Professional learning As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations.

6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices. A key feature of our model was synergy among multiple, interdependent program elements: Community engagement A strong instructional model Digital devices and apps for students Logistical support Guidance toward high-leverage resources Ongoing, embedded professional development None of these elements alone is sufficient. 7 Rules (And You Can’t Just Do One!) They always say that in polite company we don’t talk about politics, religion, or sex.

7 Rules (And You Can’t Just Do One!)

Because, well, it runs the risk of offending someone and sparking fights and passionate opinion. I never believed that, and I love engaging in the good fight for the rights associated with the basic human condition. That said, when we talk about school library funding, you can get a similar reaction. Some say it’s like the weather: Too many people talk about it but few really do anything about it.

I believe that school libraries are a human right—plain and simple. A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America. The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years.

A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America

The first stage of our research explored the growing role of ebooks, including their impact on Americans’ reading habits and library habits. Our second stage examined the full universe of library services, as well as what library services Americans most value and what they might want from libraries in the future. In March, we released a report from our third and final stage of research—the fruits of a representative national survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older. It explores public libraries’ roles in people’s lives and in broader American culture—how libraries are perceived, how they are valued, and how people rely on them.

The provision of digital content is certainly a key element of the services that make libraries useful. This approach is a little new for us. The table above (PDF) provides an overview of the typology groups. Interviews/Podcast. T is for Training. 21st Century Librarian. Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning. What is Strategic Planning, Really? Mike Eisenberg Vodcast #1—What is Information Literacy? Copyright Clearance Center. MLA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Connected Learning. Creating your Personal Learning Network (PLN) Glogster EDU: A complete educational solution for digital and mobile teaching and learning.

Feedly. The Unquiet Librarian. Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills. Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas.

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally competitive, information-based society, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration—as well as digital literacy skills such as how to find, evaluate, synthesize, and present information. These skills will be critical for success on the new Common Core assessments set to begin this year. But teaching and measuring these competencies can be a challenge, which is why a growing number of schools are adopting new approaches to instruction and assessment—such as project-based learning—that give students ample opportunities to develop these skills. With the generous support of, we’ve assembled this collection of resources to help you integrate 21st century skills into your own curriculum. eSchool News Articles 5 steps to a problem-solving classroom culture Additional Resources.

Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) : Georgia Department of Education. World Continents & Oceans Games - geography online games. "I stumbled upon your fun interactive geography games from a link on the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance Website.

World Continents & Oceans Games - geography online games

BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts. Georgia Council on Economic Education - Home Page. Education Help. Super Teacher Tools.