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Teen Tech Week 2014 Day 1: Crafting, Experimenting, and Learning by Doing with Embroidery Floss

Teen Tech Week 2014 Day 1:  Crafting, Experimenting, and Learning by Doing with Embroidery Floss | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
We're celebrating YALSA's Teen Tech Week here at Norcross High and love this year's DIY theme.   We're doing a combination of high tech and low tech activities with students this week; students can...

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More than half of students chasing dying careers, report warns - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Back to School in the Library at #whatisschool by @mrkempnz www.mrkempnz.com (with images, tweets) · mrkempnz

Archive of #whatisschool chat - 27.08.15 - Thursday 7pm EDT, Fri 9am AEST, 11am NZT - Discussing the issues and triumphs in teaching! Follow http://www.mrkempnz.com and @mrkempnz for more!
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City of Joondalup > Explore > Libraries > e-Library > Homework Help

City of Joondalup > Explore > Libraries > e-Library > Homework Help | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Google Confirms Adding New Image Search Filter Buttons To Mobile

Google Confirms Adding New Image Search Filter Buttons To Mobile | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Google Image Search has added large buttons that let you filter your image searches with a press of a thumb on your mobile phone.
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Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

Children's Book Council of Australia Awards | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Two of the winners from the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the year discuss their rewarding collaboration.
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5 Tools for Discovering Where Your Time Went

5 Tools for Discovering Where Your Time Went | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how many hours of TV you've watched, or how much time do you actually spend playing games? Are you curious how much of a time commitment a particular book might be? How about a hike?
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Victoria’s School Librarians Leading The Way On Digital Literacy

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A new twist on cyberbullying

A new twist on cyberbullying | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Educators need to stop preaching to students about cyberbullying and start having frank discussions that inspire empathy and identity building.
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Tales from a Loud Librarian: Symbaloo Helps Teachers & Students Get Organized

Tales from a Loud Librarian: Symbaloo Helps Teachers & Students Get Organized | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Why teachers and principals should be on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Why teachers and principals should be on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
If you are a student heading back to class in September, should personal electronic devices like iPads, tablets or a smartphone be on your list of must haves? And what happens to students whose parents can't afford expensive technology? CBC tech columnist Jesse Hirsh weighs in.
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14 do's and don'ts of successful tech integration | eSchool News | eSchool News

An elementary school computer specialist offers 14 tech integration tips for administrators and teachers.

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom. These five reasons why students want to learn with technology can help you and your teacher-friends determine the right technology to implement.

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I am an advocate for listening to students. We cannot give them everything they want, but we can listen and provide the tools they need to learn.

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Long live books — a safe refuge for every child

Long live books — a safe refuge for every child | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
My love affair with libraries began when I was 10 years old. My parents both worked until late, so after school I’d take myself off to the local library to pass the time until we could all head home.
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 Book Intended to Help Children Fall Asleep Called ‘Worldwide Phenomenon’

 Book Intended to Help Children Fall Asleep Called ‘Worldwide Phenomenon’ | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, a self-published children’s bestseller on Amazon, was picked up by Stockholm-based Salomonsson Agency earlier this week, and now Publishers Weekly is reporting that the world English rights to the book may have...
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Helping Educators Take the Mystery out of Twitter

Helping Educators Take the Mystery out of Twitter | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Paul Hudsonby John PadulaIf I told you there was a global network of passionate educators available to converse with you -- on any subject and at any time -- would you be interested? ...
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Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 2015

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Teen social media & mobile use helps maintain friendships

Teen social media & mobile use helps maintain friendships | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
by Larry Magid A majority (57 percent) of teens have met at least one new friend online while 29 percent say they have met at least five friends that way.
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What Is The Digital Tool or App You Can't Wait To Use To Kick Off The New School Year?

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Review: Create stunning websites in minutes for free with Tackk

Review: Create stunning websites in minutes for free with Tackk | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Anyone can create a beautiful website with Tackk, no coding or design skills needed. It's free and cross-platform, too.
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Visiting libraries is the most popular activity in the UK (spread these resources far and wide!)

Visiting libraries is the most popular activity in the UK (spread these resources far and wide!) | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
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I'm always struck by just how many people use libraries in the UK. It's a
mind-bogglingly huge amount.

When we hear about the figures they're always couched in terms of
reductions - CIPFA tells us about the continuing decline, noting that UK
visits to public libraries in 2013-14 fell to 282 million, from 288 million
the previous year. I'm not surprised it fell - we lost 49 branches and
1,000 full-time-equivalent staff in the same period.

But why do we never take the figures in isolation? 282 million visits!
That's MASSIVE. And then I started wondering how that compared with other
things we visit in the UK. I came up with a list of as many as I could
think of, and guess what? We visit libraries more than we visit ANYTHING
else. In fact, we visit libraries twice as often as we visit football
matches, theatres, A&E and the Church combined.

I mean come on!

So inspired by some utter drivel from the Telegraph about a new Government
initiative about libraries (more on which another time), I've come up with
some different ways of expressing the comparisons between how often we
visit libraries versus other things we visit.

Everything below has no licence attached to it so please use it however you
wish - tweet it, blog it, embed it, remix it, change it, and no need to
attribute anything (except the original data sources). I just want this
message to go as far and wide as possible. I've added various buttons to
tweet the individual elements, or you can tweet a link to the entire post:

Tweet Library usage stats broken down into smaller timeframes

I'd be really keen for people to make their own versions of these - I'm
sure we can do better than what I've come up with below. This is the
perfect size to tweet as it won't need expanding to be viewed on Twitter.

Here are all the subdivisions if anyone's feeling creative with
comparisons:

* 282 million library visits per year
* 23.5 million library visits each month
* 5.423 million library visits per week
* 772,602 library visits per day
* 32,191 library visits per hour
* 536 library visits per minute
* 8.9 library visits per second. For every second! Of the entire year!
I mean seriously, how the hell can people claim we don't need
libraries any more?
Library usage stats on Sway

Here's the first version of the stats. It's done using Sway, a new tool
from Microsoft. Direct link to the presentation here.

Tweet a link to this Sway presentation

Clicking the button above will allow you to tweet a link to that Sway
presentation. I also did a vertical scrolling Sway in a slightly different
style - take your pick! Both Sways allow duplication, so if you want to
take them as a starting point to make your own version, feel free - improve
and enhance it.

Library usage stats on Slideshare

A slightly different approach for this one - a teaser format where the most
popular activity isn't revealed until the very end. Here's a link direct to
the slides.

What is the most popular activity in the UK? The answer may surprise you.
from Ned Potter Tweet

The button above will tweet a link to the Slideshare presentation.

The slides were Featured on Slideshare's homepage and also tweeted by the
CEO of the Arts Council, so hopefully we're getting beyond the
echo-chamber!

Library usage stats on video

Here's a YouTube video - the same statistics as in the slides, but this
time made in PowToon.

Tweet

The button above will tweet a link to the YouTube video.

Library usage stats as an infographic

This is on the way! I'm working with someone who is much better at this
sort of thing than me - but in the meantime the more the merrier, so if you
can express the figures in a compelling way then get infographicing...

Library usage stats as a graph

Thanks to @AVwoman for this! What she calls the "My God, Aren't Libraries
Stupidly Popular!" graph...

Library usage stats: the raw figures

Here are all the raw figures I collected - if you take these and do
something interesting with them, let me know in a comment and I'll add
whatever it is to this list!

230 million library visits in England (282 million in UK):
http://www.cipfa.org/about-cipfa/press-office/archived-press-releases/2014-press-releases/cipfa-library-survey

Cinemas: 165.5 million admissions:
http://www.cinemauk.org.uk/facts-and-figures/admissions/uk-cinema-admissions-2013-by-region/

Church of England: 52 million visits:
https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/facts-stats/research-statistics/parish-attendance-affiliation.aspx

The UK itself: 32.8 million visits from overseas in 2013:
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/ott/travel-trends/2013/rpt-travel-trends--2013.html

Theatre: 22 million attendees in 2013:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/11001177/Almost-twice-as-many-people-visit-the-theatre-than-attend-Premier-League-games.html

Hospital A&E Departments: 18.5 million visits
http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB16728

Premier League Football: 13.9 million total attendance
http://www.espnfc.com/barclays-premier-league/23/statistics/performance?season=2013

There used to be Museums and Galleries figures here, but they turned out to
be just for DCMS owned insitutions so I've removed them - thanks to Ian
Clark for the heads-up.

Library usage stats: as a Google doc

And finally, if you want to do stuff with the data it may be useful to have
it in a spreadsheet: here's a Google doc. It's set to 'anyone can view' -
if you want to edit or add to the data etc just make your own copy.


What other people are doing with the stats

The first remix has arrived! Really pleased that Adlib has redone the
graphic at the top of this page but for Canadian libraries.

I hope others will be encouraged to take this basic idea and run with it -
either by finding new ways to express the information, or finding new
information, or redoing some of these resources for different parts of the
world...



Spread these messages however you want, as far as you can. And keep the
statistics to hand - every time someone says 'we don't need libraries in
the digital age' we can respond 'actually 772,000 people in the UK will
need them today alone!' and all the rest of it.

Let's do this!

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Pilot schemes to give all children automatic library membership - BBC News

Pilot schemes to give all children automatic library membership - BBC News | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
All Scottish children could automatically become library members under pilot schemes designed to promote literacy.
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