December 19, 2014

Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons

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Flipping the classroom or library encourages students to learn at home through teacher-made videos, and frees up valuable class time to devote to discussions and exploring topics more deeply.

Four Tools for Determining Web Cred | Joyce Valenza’s NeverEndingSearch

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When it comes to measuring the authority of an online source, there’s more than Klout, according to Joyce Valenza. In her latest post on her SLJ blog NeverEndingSearch, the teacher librarian examines some tools that researchers of all ages can use to assess social influence.

SLJ’s Top 10 Tech: 2012

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From MOOCs to open educational resources, Joyce Valenza examines the top trends of the year in technology. There are unique opportunities for librarians here and Valenza outlines specific actionables in this online version of School Library Journal’s feature story.

Joyce Valenza Shares a Secret Search Tool

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“When it comes to search, your favorite search engine and your favorite databases may not necessarily be the right places to launch inquiry,” writes Joyce Valenza. Recently she’s tried an overlooked feature of one of her favorite resources, LibGuides, to access the best resources via the expert hive.

Joyce Valenza’s Picks: Back-to-School Edition

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From a new 4-D storytelling software program to the creation of a maker space in her own library, Joyce Valenza has had a busy summer. Catch up on all the tips from a season’s worth of content at her SLJ blog NeverEndingSearch.

Joyce Valenza’s Picks of the Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

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Joyce Valenza winnows down the best of the best. The teacher librarian taps the sites she’ll be exploring this summer on her award-winning blog “NeverEndingSearch.”

Google Launches Site to Teach Better Searching

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Google’s new Search Education hub offers leveled lesson plans for K-12, search activities from AGoogleADay, and an archive of webinars.

Taming that ‘Monster of Content’ YouTube

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Joyce Valenza’s tips on using the latest tools to help conference presenters and educators better use the video resource.

Syracuse Launches Pinterest Contest for the New Librarianship

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The iSchool at Syracuse University is looking for a few good pins. Joyce Valenza details the challenge to Create a Future of Librarianship Pinterest Board.