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Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning

Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning.  Silvia has a great ‘turn of phrase’ – and this is one of them.

Shown in images and words she is getting across a message about how we can work and learn to make it all a little more seamless.

Workflow and Learnflow

Join the flow of fluency!

Join the flow of fluency!

Image: Personal collection.

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Creating a path – to find!

Wiki Pathfinder for Year 7 History Unit

Wiki Pathfinder for Year 7 History Unit

Wow, found this missive has been sitting in the ‘Drafts’ section for some time and thought I should get it out there!

The process of creating a pathfinder was challenging yet satisfying.  The task really brought relevancy to the kinds of collaborative teaching and planning that a TL can do with classroom teachers.  Ideally, the TL and the teacher together would identify the inquiry topic and assessment tasks, then research the types of resources that would be needed for these specific tasks and the level of language literacy ability within the student group.  Agreement will have been reached about the content of the site and which pages might be interactive for the students.  The ‘editing’ ability for the T and TL would need to be agreed too.  The focused selection of appropriate resources and task-specific information saves countless fruitless hours of ‘Google’ searching.  More time will be spent assessing and using the resources that have been evaluated by a TL as being uselful, relevant and authoritative. Access to a pathfinder or learning website would be a great reference for students and staff as they progress through the unit and whole research process.  The interactive features allow ‘feedback’ information the be considered for evaluation of the learning and effectiveness of the tool.

Although on this occassion, I didn’t produce this pathfinder in collaboration with a colleague, the process of planning and creating the site was a valuable learning experience for future use.  Creating a template for the pathfinder has now given me a format to use as an example for future reference.

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An Action Plan for All Seasons | Project Advocacy | School Library …

See on Scoop.itTeaching through Libraries

The importance of advocacy is evident to us during a crisis. When our libraries are threatened or our staff faces cuts, then we leap into motion. But we should be mindful of advocacy every day. With social media tools, we can …

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

It’s all about building your own skills and capacity to support your particular clients and the curriculum you work within.

See on www.slj.com

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now – Edudemic

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Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

The ‘image’ is the go!

See on www.edudemic.com

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If You Use the Web, You Are a ‘Curator’

See on Scoop.itTeaching through Libraries

A curator ingests, analyzes and contextualizes web content. Whether you like it or not, you’ve curated and will continue to do so as long as you’re online.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

I hold to Stephanie’s views – well said!

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Learning 2.0 – Steve Wheeler’s thoughts

We’ve shaped the development and changes in technology – and these new technologies are now shaping the way we learn.

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Curating for learning

Though I liked lots about this Slideshare and have been finding professional value in curating for some time, I feel there needs to be more emphasis placed on the fact that we too, act as filters as we ‘choose’ items/articles to collect.  Too little has ‘value added’ to it by commenting on what we think about it; our experiences and ideas related to the item.  The spread of our PLN will help to broaden opinion and exposure to variety in the information from which we can choose during any curation exercise.

http://www.slideshare.net/lnash/curation-for-schools

Value add for learning.

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