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I started this collection as a class requirement and have found it very helpful. I was worried at first and did not see the point, but now I can not help adding things I like!!!

Teacher Librarian Blogs. The True Adventures of an Incurably Curious Educator. Primary Sources on the Holocaust on Pinterest. Learning Python, Linux, Java, Ruby and more with Videos, Tutorials and Screencasts. TED: Ideas worth spreading. Beautiful Word Clouds. Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles. Tagul - Word Cloud Art. Voki - Home. - Got a picture? Blabberize it! iMovie for Mac. GarageBand for Mac - Apple. Referenceandinformationresources / Plagiarism Resources.

Tutorials: Two brief videos from ABC News (one focuses on the videos available on YouTube that "teach" cheating): From Connect with Kids: High Tech Cheating A brief video and article (August 18th, 2010) Free Online Plagiarism Detection Tools: Bowman, V. (2004).

referenceandinformationresources / Plagiarism Resources

NY: Neal-Schuman. Callahan, D. (2004). Orlando: Harcourt. Harris, R. (2004). Lathrop, A., & Foss, K. (2000). Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited. From cheating and plagiarism to honesty and integrity: Strategies for change. Libraries Unlimited. McKenzie, J. (1998). Age. McKenzie, J. (2002). Minkel, W. (2002). Johnson, D. (2004) Plagiarism proofing assignments. Johnson is also the author of Learning Right from Wrong in the Digital Age: An Ethics Guide for Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Others who Care About Computer-Using Young People. Noodle Tools. (2006). How Can You Use Audio in the Classroom? There are many ways to use recorded books in the classroom, but here are some of the most popular tried-and-true methods for engaging your readers with audiobooks.

How Can You Use Audio in the Classroom?

On this site, you’ll find four sample audio excerpts, each accompanied by a teacher-tested lesson plan and reproducible to build and reinforce reading skills. Audiobooks support literature study and motivate kids to enjoy literature, and they help develop reading skills such as comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. Recorded books can be used anytime by ESL students or others who struggle with print text, or who need help accessing the book in order to keep up with the class.

Using audio lets them take personal control of their study and repeat material as often as they like. Virtual presents. Podcasting for the ESL/EFL Classroom - EVO 2013. Podbean, Free podcast hosting.

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#FRIT7234. For busy teachers, there are limited opportunities within the school day to be observed, to observe other teachers, to pause and reflect on the details of specific classroom moments, and to receive support from colleagues.


Since in-person observations may be difficult to arrange, teachers may find themselves going it alone when trying out new learning, refining practice, or facing challenges in their classroom -- at times without much feedback or support. A robust new video observation toolkit from Harvard helps address these challenges by suggesting ways of using video technology to rethink traditional approaches to teacher observation and professional development. Downloads from the toolkit include a variety of resources to help school leaders, teachers, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and personal learning networks prepare for, launch, and evaluate the success of video observations in school communities.

Tools Snapshot. Via @educationweek Great Read #FRIT 7234. How to Build a Simple #Elearning Game. FRIT 7234. Photo Credit Competent note taking is one of those study skills that students are rarely taught in high schools.

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I, like many others, learned note-taking the hard way by the sink or swim method in college. As my older kids get closer and closer to finishing high school and heading out to the world of the college lecture hall, I have been researching exactly how to teach them this valuable skill. This post will list several different ways to learn to take notes but there is really no substitute for practice. Taking good notes – notes that will be useful for studying from later – require that the note taker evaluate, organize and then succinctly summarize the information being presented. General Note Taking Tips Before I talk about methods and formats for note taking, there are some important things to remind your students. Competant note takers: Note Taking Opportunities You may wonder how your student can get that much-needed practice in note taking.

The Only Way to Solve Discipline Problems for Good. When it comes to dealing with discipline problems, we teachers have a few different choices… We can ignore it.We can yell at the student.We can give an eloquent lecture.We can calmly tell the student to correct their behavior.We can assign a consequence and move on.

The Only Way to Solve Discipline Problems for Good

But while some of these options are clearly better than others, none of them are the most effective way to deal with ongoing discipline problems. And that’s because all of these are just surface solutions. They don’t get to the root of the problem. If We Really Want to Solve the Problem… Resources for School Librarians.

The Adventures of Library Girl. 10 Things Librarians Should Do Before School is Out. It's the final countdown!

10 Things Librarians Should Do Before School is Out

Another school year in the books (well, nearly...). Why does it seem like the beginning and end of the year are the most frantic times? South Georgia Regional Library. South Georgia Regional Library System Reservations and Scheduling Procedures For Public Use of Library Meeting Rooms Use of the Library’s Public Meeting Rooms is governed by the Policy, Guidelines and Procedures for Public Use of Library Meeting Rooms as adopted from time to time by the South Georgia Regional Library Board of Trustees.

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You must familiarize yourself with those Policy, Guidelines and Procedures for Public Use of Library Meeting Rooms prior to reserving and using the Library’s meetings rooms.Reservations for meeting rooms must be made with designated Library manager or staff during normal Library operation hours and in advance of the requested meeting room use. There is no charge for using Library meeting rooms.The maximum time the room may be reserved and used is three (3) hours.


10 free tools for creating infographics. Done right, infographics can be a great way to make sense of complex data.

10 free tools for creating infographics

The best infographics transform complex information and data into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Exclusive offer: Save 15% on Adobe Creative Cloud now Here, we've selected our top free tools and apps for making infographics. Some of the options here are even suitable for non-designers, as templates and other features make them easy to use. Give these free tools a try and let us know which ones you get on best with on Facebook or Twitter. 01. Symbaloo - Your Bookmarks and favorites in the cloud.