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Thing 11: DIY – MLA 8 Resources

GOAL: Locate resources for a Professional Development class and for teaching students next year. RESOURCES: MLA Style Center The MLA Style Center  published by the Modern Language Association provides a long list of resources: The MLA Practice Template provided shows the framework … Continue reading

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Thing 20 : Evidence Based Practice – Collecting Data

As we continued work on our annual report I realized I needed a refresher on WHY we are are doing an annual report. It’s so easy to take the easy path and throw seemingly impressive numbers on a page, make … Continue reading

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Thing 29: OER – Open Educational Resources

Like many things Open Educational Resources is a term I have heard and even used but never been able to succinctly define. In the end from the various articles I explored I wrapped my head around the fact that as … Continue reading

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Thing 18: Student Assessment & Feedback Tools

I set out to explore Thing 18: Student Assessment & Feedback Tools with the idea of modernizing my lessons but wasn’t sure exactly were I was going with it. I decided to try some tools and see what I found. Dotstorming is … Continue reading

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Thing 14: News Literacy Part 2

In Part 1 of this “thing” I read a collection of articles on news literacy. For Part 2 I will explore some of the various tools to be utilized. In particular I will be looking for tools/lesson ideas to use with my … Continue reading

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Thing 14: News Literacy Part 1

With all the buzz about fake news Thing 14: News Literacy is a very timely topic and one that deserves much attention. After reviewing the list of reading and tools I have decided that this item deserves double the time so I … Continue reading

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Thing 4: Digital Storytelling

https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1uhQ14d0Dm9hzLFj6Wo90FQRu8Hxr4bjZ4WPeUyTZRTM&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2&height=650“>TimelineJSThe article 6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students provided valid reasons to use storytelling with students with a clear list of how digital storytelling mirrors the writing process. The best part of this article was the … Continue reading

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Thing 15: Web Presence

Currently our library website is the Follett catalog page where we list our databases on one tab and you can search the catalog on the other page: While we like the full functionality of the Follett search page. This certainly doesn’t count as a web presence … Continue reading

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Thing 23: Infographics & Data Visualization

After creating collections for lit circles for our grade 9 and 10 English classes my next challenge was figuring out how to present the data to the teachers in an attractive way. I really like some of the lists sent out by Novelists … Continue reading

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Thing 24: Control the Info Flow with RSS & Feed Readers

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