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Cathy Jo Nelson's Professional Thoughts

Cathy Jo Nelson's Professional Thoughts

ProfHacker Many of us have favorite tools that suit our workflows well, helping us accomplish our tasks and keep track of needed bits of information. Below you’ll find a list of applications, services, and utilities that I use almost daily. Workflow. I’m a big fan of ToDoist, my preferred task manager. I know I know. Let’s backtrack a minute. A few weeks ago, coincidentally during Day of DH 2016, it was brought to my attention that Voyant, a web-based text analysis tool, had upgraded to Version 2.0. This has been a popular tool with ProfHackers (I’ve written about using it as has Brian), and the new version is a great improvement. a cleaner, crisper appearance better cross-platform and mobile device support (all tools in HTML5, no Flash or Java Applets) advanced search capabilities, including wil… My assignments are often inspired by things I learn about from my Personal Learning Network (PLN), and this particular assignment is inspired by several people. I was involved in multiple ways.

The Unquiet Librarian Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog Advocacy and the 21st Century School Librarian: Challenges and Best Practices Librarianship | August 24, 2017 School librarians must work harder than ever to prove their value to students, educators, administrators and parents. Get tips to incorporate school library advocacy into your daily practice. School librarians must work harder than ever to prove their value to students, educators, administrators and parents. The American Library Association (ALA) launched the Libraries Transform Campaign to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. “The information literacy role of school librarians expands beyond the basic literacy of reading to teaching students to access, evaluate, and use information, both within their academic environment and as citizens of a democracy” (Harlan, 2015, p. 54). The information literacy role of school librarians expands ... to teaching students to access, evaluate, and use information, both within their academic environment and as citizens of a democracy. Harlan, M.

Cool Cat Teacher Blog Beth’s Thoughts on Technology in the Classroom — This blog focuses on education, technology and learning. It has been one heck of a roller coaster start to the school year. Lots of new tech to deploy, PD to develop not to mention new state standards to integrate and the likely hood of licensing changes. It is a lot to take in. But October is here and things tend to get into a rhythm and it is time to connect with others and indulge in some personal learning. As many of you know Pokemon Go was all the rage the last few weeks. It will be interesting to see how Niantic responds to this. As noted in the article about Pokemon revenue the game was beginning to lose players. UPDATE: Pokemongo support has posted a fix for some users, though not sure how this helps those who only have one gmail account and still have issues. This June the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education formally adopted new Digital Literacy and Computer Science Curriculum Frameworks. I have had fun exploring a variety of tools and websites geared toward K-5 students. Other resources?

AASL Blog Ideas for Using AASL Best Websites: Blendspace April 10, 2014 Posted by Heather Moorefield-Lang in Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, Technology. Blendspace, one of AASL’s 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning in the Manage and Organize category, offers both teachers and librarians a very intuitive, option-rich environment for sharing content online with students and other teachers. With Blendspace, you can: build a simple “playlist” of websites, videos, images, and text you can share in a presentation or live lessonembed a playlist in a website or blog to share resources onlinecreate flipped or blended lessons that have students watch videos, visit websites, and respond to short quizzes to monitor participation and comprehension Blendspace first came to life in 2012 as Edcanvas, offering an easy way for educators to blend “materials together from all over the web into beautiful lessons,” as described in the Blendspace blog. Posted by Brooke Ahrens in Check this out!. Mission:

New Stephen's Lighthouse The Absolutely True Adventures of a School Librarian Blog Adventures in Educational Blogging Blog - Will Richardson Over the years, we’ve heard a lot of predictions about what the future of work holds for all of us, not just our kids. It’s interesting now to see some of those predictions actually playing out. Case in point is this post in the Harvard Business Review that summarizes the Herculean change initiative now underway at AT&T. The biggest takeaway for me? From the outset, AT&T was clear that employees interested in new roles would be required to use their own time for—and in some cases invest their own money in—their reeducation. And: Once employees have identified skill gaps through the self-service platform and in conversations with their managers, they take it upon themselves to fill them through online courses, certifications, and degree programs developed through a partnership between AT&T, Udacity, and Georgia Tech. All of this works within a “culture of perpetual learning.” Some of that learning is focused on skills like coding, data science, and cloud-based computing.

TLNing - A community for teacher-librarians and other educators Larry Ferlazzo - Best of Web You can find all of my “Best” lists in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them. Two thousand “Best” lists are a lot of best lists! In an effort to make them both further accessible and to update many of them, I began posting “Best Lists Of The Week.” I’ve created about sixty-five of them so far and they encompass a few hundred “Best” lists. You will find these newly categorized lists on a page titled My Best Of The Week, and they’ll be shown as “buttons” (you can see what they look like at the top of this blog post) listed alphabetically (more-or-less). I hope you find the lists, and the way they’re organized, helpful! Please note that I continually update and revise all of the lists. The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More All My BAM! Reading

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