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Maker Space at the Westport Library

On June 25, 2012 a Maker Space will begin to operate in the Westport Library. The Maker Space is a place to create, tinker, play and collaborate. From June 2...
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Libraries and Literacy in the Digital Age
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Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
An increasing number of Americans are expressing interest in smaller space living; some owning homes under 100sq ft.
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Don't Write Off ALA's Work on Digital Literacy and the FCC Before Reading This

Don't Write Off ALA's Work on Digital Literacy and the FCC Before Reading This | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
About two weeks ago there was an article in the New York Times titled Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era which caused an outcry among librarians, and there has been a whirlwind of online activity.
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Libraries reinvent themselves for the digital age

Libraries reinvent themselves for the digital age | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
It is National Library Week and every year at this time the American Library Association releases its State of America’s Libraries report.
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Maker Space at the Westport Library

On June 25, 2012 a Maker Space will begin to operate in the Westport Library. The Maker Space is a place to create, tinker, play and collaborate. From June 2...
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School libraries: using data to boost student literacy

School libraries: using data to boost student literacy | ENG 654 | Scoop.it

Librarian Adam Lancaster explains how his school used tracking data and reading quizzes to support reluctant readers


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No More School Librarians?

No More School Librarians? | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
Media specialists argue that guidance and research skills are needed more than ever in the Internet age...
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Teacher-librarians change with the times - students need to be more info-savvy

Teacher-librarians change with the times - students need to be more info-savvy | ENG 654 | Scoop.it

Today, in addition to introducing children to books and curating collections in school libraries, teacher-librarians are doing the same with websites and online information.

They often research and vet appropriate websites ahead of time to provide to teachers when they're covering a particular subject, just as they do with books.

But they also teach students to do better Internet searches, refine their search terms, and become more independent.

Part of the challenge is a trend teachers and librarians call "satisficing," a combination of satisfying and sufficient or suffice, said Finlay. In other words, students' approach is often "get what I need for an assignment and hand it in."

Teacher-librarians aim to get students to look deeper into their subjects.


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10 EdTech Inventions You Probably Don’t Know Yet | Edudemic

10 EdTech Inventions You Probably Don’t Know Yet | Edudemic | ENG 654 | Scoop.it

Educational technology has infiltrated the mainstream: To support teacher involvement in collaborative networking and online learning environments, the Department of Education launched Connected Educator Month in August 2012. The many possibilities of “EdTech” have also attracted entrepreneurs, startups and investors, invigorating this already exciting community. ...

 

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LSE Research: The Library in the Digital Age

As widespread digitisation of books triggers the most significant shift in reading habits since the Gutenberg press, what happens to the libraries? Will they...
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Assessing Digital Literacy Skills: Learn One Approach to Creating Online Assessment Tools | District Dispatch

Assessing Digital Literacy Skills: Learn One Approach to Creating Online Assessment Tools | District Dispatch | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
Below, guest blogger and Saint Paul Public Library Director Kit Hadley offers insight into ways that libraries can navigate the digital literacy environment...
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DSL - Digital as a Second Language

DSL - Digital as a Second Language | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
Today's students are "digital natives." They have grown up in an environment that has always included computers, the Internet, cell phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Teachers, on the other hand, are "digital immigrants" and speak digital as a second language. Find out how this affects the way we teach our students.
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Digital Passport™ Helps Educators Grapple With Hard to Teach Concepts of Digital Literacy and Citizenship | Common Sense Media

Digital Passport™ Helps Educators Grapple With Hard to Teach Concepts of Digital Literacy and Citizenship | Common Sense Media | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
As the school year begins, you may be wrestling with how to better prepare your students to live in an increasingly digital world. With technology mor...
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The Future Of Libraries In The E-Book Age : NPR

How will libraries survive the digital revolution? Publishers and librarians alike are trying to dream up new business models now that e-books are all the rage.
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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.
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Missing From 6 School Libraries: Librarians | New Haven Independent

Missing From 6 School Libraries: Librarians | New Haven Independent | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
Without librarians, kids are missing out on a key resource in the school, said one teacher at a bottom-performing Tier III school. “We have a wonderful library—it's just sad and empty. It breaks my heart every day,” said the ...

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Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
The concept of libraries as makerspaces first hit my radar last November when I read about the Fayetteville Free Library’s FabLab.  As I began hearing more buzz about libraries and makerspace...
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Podcast396: Six Iowa Teachers & Librarians Share Their Digital ...

Podcast396: Six Iowa Teachers & Librarians Share Their Digital ... | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
A select group of 19 K-12 teachers and teacher/librarians in the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been participating in a series of professional development workshops to further develop their ...

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | School Libraries around the world

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | School Libraries around the world | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again.

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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | ENG 654 | Scoop.it

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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10 Ways Libraries Matter in a Digital Age | American Libraries Magazine

10 Ways Libraries Matter in a Digital Age | American Libraries Magazine | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Libraries: championing digital information on campus

Libraries: championing digital information on campus | ENG 654 | Scoop.it
Alison Mackenzie explains how a new project is looking at the role university libraries play in developing digital literacy...
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