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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News | eSchool News

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News | eSchool News | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.
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A good checklist of ideas to ensure your school library continues to be relevant in the digital era.

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Jay Bansbach's curator insight, March 7, 2014 8:58 AM

Excellent insights!

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SCIS | School library collections survey 2013

SCIS | School library collections survey 2013 | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
In 2013 SCIS conducted an online survey of Australian school library staff to find out more about the state of school library collections. Clare Kennedy reports on the survey results.

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lyn_hay's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:05 PM

This article outlines the major issues identified by 300 Australian school library staff. The strongest concerns of school library staff were the lack of adequate funding for resources and the lack of time and qualified personnel available to provide a high standard of service, with primary schools more likely to cite budget and staffing constraints. Also of note was concern of school library staff in being able to effectively support the resourcing of the new Australian Curriculum, with over half of the schools stating they had difficulty finding age- and curriculum-appropriate resources was a substantial access issue. One major challenge currently facing school library staff is how to manage the growing number of digital resources for those who have access to funds. However, there is also growing concern of smaller schools and primary schools being left behind with regard to digital resource provision.

It would be great to see more teacher librarians taking the time to complete this survey at the end of 2014 to help our profession gain a better understanding of the true status of school library collections in Australia's schools.

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This article outlines the major issues identified by 300 Australian school library staff. The strongest concerns of school library staff were the lack of adequate funding for resources and the lack of time and qualified personnel available to provide a high standard of service, with primary schools more likely to cite budget and staffing constraints. Also of note was concern of school library staff in being able to effectively support the resourcing of the new Australian Curriculum, with over half of the schools stating they had difficulty finding age- and curriculum-appropriate resources was a substantial access issue. One major challenge currently facing school library staff is how to manage the growing number of digital resources for those who have access to funds. However, there is also growing concern of smaller schools and primary schools being left behind with regard to digital resource provision.

It would be great to see more teacher librarians taking the time to complete this survey at the end of 2014 to help our profession gain a better understanding of the true status of school library collections in Australia's schools.

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100 interesting ways to advocate..

A slideshow that lists 100 ways to advocate for school libraries. 


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 1, 2014 3:36 PM

This could be your 100 day task list. 

Tricia Adams's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:13 AM

Great ideas here

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School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions

School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
It's a multi-year plan that calls for filling the high school and middle school librarian positions next year.

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Useful for advocating the case for TLs in schools - evidence based practice

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lyn_hay's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:12 AM

Example of an evidence-based argument used to restore school librarian positions in some Massachusetts schools. Judi Paradis, president of the Massachusetts School Library Association draws upon recent research studies that demonstrate the impact of school libraries on student learning. Many of the points articulated by Paradis can be used by individual TLs or state/national associations to develop a case for TL positions.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

here are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android.


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A great list of apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:13 PM

A neat toolkit.

Lourense Das's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:14 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher-librarians

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Makerspace: iCreate Intro

A quick look at some of the activities in the new Shackelford Makerspace: iCreate area.

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Ideas for getting started with a school library maker space 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:45 PM

An inspiring introduction to makerspace.

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Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School Library Journal

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School Library Journal | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Students still enjoy the print collections

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:29 PM

Print material is still so important!

Joanne Schenkel's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:29 PM

Yes! My year 7 students expressed the same view last week. They prefer to interact with paper books and love the fact that I can guide them to find a book which is a "perfect fit". Many students said they would then use the recommendations from their classmates, particularly those with whom I'd encouraged to try a new author or series.

 

doeni onco's curator insight, January 6, 9:09 PM

The future of libraries is strong. It is evolving to include digital media, but most patrons still prefer print! @Truce_CISD #CISDlibrarians #CastleberryISD

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Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library

Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

Today's best school libraries are not just surviving but thriving in this new information environment by repurposing their physical spaces to adapt to the digital age. Here are the major needs that these libraries are meeting in the October 2013 edition of Educational Leadership.

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A fabulous article by Doug Johnson outlining clearly the role of school libraries and the reasons why they are vital in today's 21st Century digital environment. Teacher librarians share this article with your school administrators. 

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CiSSL: Digital Youth, Inquiry, and the Future School Library … Research to Practice

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Presentation by Alinda Sheerman at CISSL Synopsium, 2013

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The Information Search Process (ISP) and the research essay

Queensland Academy of Health Sciences is a senior secondary high school offering IB Diploma Programme which involves a 4000-word research essay - Kuhlthau's ISP was adapted to provide students with a research structure.

 
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This presentation by Teacher Librarian Helen Reynolds provides a great summary of the ISP in the context of the IB Extended Essay.

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Twin purposes of Guided Inquiry

This presentation focuses on the twin purposes of Guided Inquiry as a means by which open-ended student inquiry can be carried out and scaffolded by Lee Fitzgerald

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This presentation focuses on the twin purposes of Guided Inquiry as a means by which open-ended student inquiry can be carried out and scaffolded, as well as providing means by which evidence of student learning can be gathered during the inquiry.

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Joanne Schenkel's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:32 PM

Best practice...guided inquiry. Great follow up to both Ross Todd's sessions and those I attended at the ASLA conference.

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Guided Inquiry: Student inquiry and Evidence - Based Practice

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21c_report.pdf

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Lyn Hay & Ross Todd's full report - School Libraries 21C  (2010) 

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P2PU | Creative Commons for K-12 Educators

P2PU | Creative Commons for K-12 Educators | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

K-12 educators would like to find and adapt free, useful resources for their classes. Some would even like to incorporate activities that teach their students digital world skills -- such as finding, remixing, and sharing digital media and materials on the web.

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What do your stakeholders know about school library programs?


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 27, 2014 6:28 PM

Even though there is substantial evidence about the significant benefits of school libraries it is often ignored and dismissed.

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Stephen Krashen: Why Invest in Libraries

Stephen Krashen: Why Invest in Libraries | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

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lyn_hay's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:35 PM
Stephen Krashen is another champion of school libraries. Here is the content of his presentation to the LAUSD Board of Education meeting, February 11, 2014. He presents a range of educational research regarding impact of poverty on student achievement, importance of FV reading in literacy development, and the important role libraries play in supporting children living in poverty.


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Audrey Nay's curator insight, March 1, 2014 2:03 PM
lyn_hay's insight:Stephen Krashen is another champion of school libraries. Here is the content of his presentation to the LAUSD Board of Education meeting, February 11, 2014. He presents a range of educational research regarding impact of poverty on student achievement, importance of FV reading in literacy development, and the important role libraries play in supporting children living in poverty.

 

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Gai Dennett's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:42 PM

School Libraries have moved into 21st Century learning

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The Value of School Librarian Support in the Digital World

The Value of School Librarian Support in the Digital World | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

“ The mission of school librarians in the digital age of information gathering and messaging has not undergone any real change of focus. Even though the tools and methods available for accessing info...”


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BETT 2014: Exploring the classroom of the future - Telegraph

BETT 2014: Exploring the classroom of the future - Telegraph | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
From 3D gesture control to augmented reality textbooks, the classroom of the future will be more connected that ever before
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A Parent's P.O.V. on Inquiry-based Learning - Exploring Big Questions

In 2013, Saint Anne School (Saskatoon, SK) was recognized with a CEA Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for its inquiry-based learning...

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Advocating for inquiry based learning

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:36 PM

Great advocacy for inquiry based learning. 

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Six Reasons Why Kids Should Know How to Blog

Six Reasons Why Kids Should Know How to Blog | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

In the digital age, kids need to have an understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. They need to learn the technical how-to’s, as well as a more global comprehension of how to navigate the online world. To that end, Melbourne educator Jenny Luca made a commitment to help her students start blogging and to create ePortfolios. Here are six reasons why, at her school, these skills are now a high priority.

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Jenny Luca outlines some great reasons why students should be blogging

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:11 AM

Transliteracy at its best!

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:36 AM

Is your student blogging?  Here are some excellent reasons why they should be, with digital citizenship being one of them!

Joanne Schenkel's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:23 PM

Value of blogging to educate kids about cybersafety and their digital footprints.

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School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013

School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013 | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.

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Great advice for TLs with suggestions on how we can make school library programs more visible to principals and those in school leaderhship positions. It's a good reminder to "lead from the middle".

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:26 AM

This applies equally in the UK as in the US

Lourense Das's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:19 PM

School librarians as assertive leaders. Nice invitation to work on our competencies ;-)

Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, October 18, 2013 3:50 PM

He was an awesome speaker AND his wife is a librarian! He knows what he is talking about.

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House of Representatives Committees – Parliament of Australia

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Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in 21st Century Australia.

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Scan article: Twin purposes of Guided Inquiry

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Joanne Schenkel's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:30 PM

Follow up from yesterday's PD session.

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Using a wiki to facilitate the process of Guided Inquiry

Presentation (2009) by Lee FitzGerald from Loreto Kirribilli 

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Paula Correia's curator insight, October 17, 2013 5:20 PM

"Guided Inquiry" - Desenvolvido por Ross J. Todd e Carol Kuhlau

Wendy de Jong's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:58 AM

Very practical. I love it when students use a Wiki!

Karly Shire's curator insight, August 31, 2014 6:09 AM

A really fascinating way to exhibit guided inquiry.  The utilising of Web2 tools is certainly something to strive for.

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Guided Inquiry workshop by Lyn Hay 2010

Hay, L. (2010). Is it time for an ‘Inquiry Make-Over’? …enter Guided Inquiry [Workshop]. Cairns Diocese Curriculum Conference Library Strand, Catholic Ed
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Good overview of Guided Inquiry by Lyn Hay

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Wendy de Jong's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:55 AM

Love anything that Lyn does...she has contributed so much to Teacher Librarianship.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:08 AM

Guided Inquiry in the 21st century

Michelle P's curator insight, October 24, 2014 2:16 AM

Very inspiring

 

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Schoollibraries21C.pdf

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Article by Lyn Hay and Colleen Foley about the role of school libraries/teacher librarians in relation to 21st Century student learning. 

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