Monthly Archives: February 2014

Benefits of Learning Languages Infographic | Kaplan Blog

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What do you think are the biggest benefits of learning languages? Check out our infographic for some interesting, fun and quirky facts!

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I stumbled upon this infographic serendipitously and felt compelled to share.  It seems that foreign language classes in high school are viewed by students as one more requirement towards graduation – nothing more, nothing less.  I suppose I’m a different breed of human, but I wanted to learn to speak French more than saying hello and reciting the ABC’s. So, I bought a conversational French book and practiced – get this – outside of class. By the time I was in college, I could speak almost fluently and even carry on a conversation without sounding ridiculous. Who knew all the mental benefits of learning a new language?

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How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats

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Well, it’s official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as …

Cindy Huskey‘s insight:

Not sure what kind of research students will glean from Twitter . . .

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Emma, Le Trefle – YouTube

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Cindy Huskey‘s insight:

Who says EVERYTHING will be digital in the near future?

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Copyright Infringement: 5 Myths vs Facts | Visual.ly

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We’re in the middle of a Copyright Infringement epidemic happening on the Internet right now. Copyright is misunderstood and as a result webmasters an

Cindy Huskey‘s insight:

This infographic helps to clarify some of the common misconceptions about copyright.

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Cindy Huskey‘s insight:

The first three skills are essential for all consumers of digital content. Let’s face it –  there’s a serious decline in our kids’ ability to evaluate online information and write effectively. Not to mention their lack of social and moral ethics when posting to Facebook and Twitter. How do we educate our kids? Advocate the teaching of information literacy.

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52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom

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52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom – Google, how I love thee.

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Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Cindy Huskey‘s insight:

Something to think about when planning technology-based lessons.

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Teacher’s Guide to Socrative 2.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Cindy Huskey‘s insight:

With the advent of BYOD initiatives, Socrative is essential to any connected classroom.

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Idea Flight

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WHAT’S IDEA FLIGHT?
Idea Flight enables one person, the Pilot, to use their iPad to control content to an audience, their Passengers, or other iPads via W-Fi or Bluetooth. Preparing materials for Idea Flight is simple: Content must be saved as a PDF and can easily be accessed through Dropbox, iTunes File Sharing, or email. Then invite your Passengers to come on board directly from the app.
Idea Flight includes a Passenger List allowing Passengers and Pilots to connect via LinkedIn and now Facebook. Use the Passenger List as a virtual cheat sheet and add attendees to your network while your gathering is underway.

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Leading In and Beyond the Library

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This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.

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