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Aren't we already the “digital literacy corps”? - Blogs - School Library ...

Aren't we already the “digital literacy corps”? - Blogs - School Library ... | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it
However, the recession has had an enormous impact on school libraries. Many programs have been completely cut; others are being run by volunteers rather than a certified school librarian; and other programs have lost their ...
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Crap Detection 101

The all-important literacy of determining the credibility of information found on the Internet. A companion to my blog post of the same title. (Voice-over in...

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Networked: The New Social Operating System

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Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by email, text messages, tweets and Facebook updates. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But in Networked, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction. The new social operating system of “networked individualism” liberates us from the restrictions of tightly knit groups; it also requires us to develop networking skills and strategies, work on maintaining ties, and balance multiple overlapping networks.

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Bull beware: Truth goggles sniff out suspicious sentences in news

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A graduate student at the MIT Media Lab is writing software that can highlight false claims in articles, just like spell check.

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The Embedded Librarian

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David Shumaker looks at successful embedded librarians, and explains how libraries are using embedded librarianship principles to enhance staff and services.

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Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry

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Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school.
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10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses | Social media in ITT

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10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses - Over the summer I was running a number of two week ICT in language...

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Art & Inquiry at the Exploratorium « Art Works

Art & Inquiry at the Exploratorium « Art Works | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it
“Inquiry”—the learning approach that animated Oppenheimer's vision for the Exploratorium—has evolved into the contemporary pedagogy of inquiry-based learning. This has been explored and developed in depth by the ...
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Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship

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"Our schools should be producing kids who tinker, make, experiment, collaborate, question, and embrace failure as an opportunity to learn. Our schools must be staffed with passionate teachers who are not just prepared to foster creativity, perseverance, and empathy, but are responsible for ensuring kids develop these skills."

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New media earns place alongside news history with interactive gallery at ... - Washington Post

New media earns place alongside news history with interactive gallery at ... - Washington Post | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it
7Online WSVN-TVNew media earns place alongside news history with interactive gallery at ...Washington PostNewseum Vice President for Broadcasting Paul Sparrow says it's a chance to teach young visitors about digital literacy.
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Autonomous education - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Autonomous education - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it

"That's why libraries and technology programs that honor students' individual interests and abilities by giving them access to materials of personal interest are so very, very important. The one-right answer, the one-right activity, the one-right course of study mentality is worth all our efforts to resist by offering autonomous educational experiences."

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Study: Effective School Libraries Impact Entire Schools, Not Just Test Scores

Study: Effective School Libraries Impact Entire Schools, Not Just Test Scores | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it

"An effective school library impacts more than student achievement—it also lifts a school's entire educational climate, says a recent two-phase study by Rutgers University's Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) on behalf of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL)."

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Education Week Teacher: Flattening the School Walls

Education Week Teacher: Flattening the School Walls | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it
Principal Tom Horn has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—along with teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based-learning model. (Fascinating.
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The Annual Report Guide by Debra E. Kachel

The following chart, created by Debra E. Kachel, summarizes information addressed in her article “The Annual Report as an Advocacy Tool” on pages 27-29. School librarians can use the chart and article to guide the development of an annual report to be shared with others. It is an important advocacy tool that helps succinctly communicate what is being accomplished through the school library.

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“How to Implement the 'Flipped Classroom'” | iLearn Project

“How to Implement the 'Flipped Classroom'” | iLearn Project | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it

Despite the attention that the videos get, the greatest benefit to any flipped classroom is not the videos. It's the in-class time that every teacher must evaluate and redesign. Because our direct instruction was moved outside of ...


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Information Literacy

Collaboration Information Literacy ICT Literacy The Research (Re: #UMD397 information literacy convo - Teachers Connecting w/ Teacher Librarians http://t.co/Lv6haTL0 HT @AuntyTech via @VennLibrarian...)...
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The need to shift and widen school library advocacy efforts - Gary Hartzell

For more than twenty years, school librarians have focused the largest portion of their advocacy efforts on individual principals, superintendents, and board members, struggling to convince them that libraries should be integral and institutionalized elements of K-12 education. It hasn’t worked.


Libraries and librarians remain frighteningly vulnerable to cuts, even elimination, in schools everywhere. These individualized field-based advocacy efforts may have forestalled greater disaster, but they have not and cannot by themselves make libraries and librarians secure in our schools.


To do that librarians need to widen their advocacy efforts and give priority to two new targets: (1) the educational administration (Ed Ad) professors who shape beginning administrators’ perceptions and values and (2) the professional associations that have a powerful influence on how administrators approach their work challenges once they are in the field. In effect, this widening represents a shift from battling for current school leaders’ support to preemptively conditioning the next generation of administrators to support libraries as they take up their new responsibilities.


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Redesigning Library “2.0″

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I’m envisioning that when we’re done making this space, we’ll have a bright, engaging, whimsical, and flexible learning space that encourages innovation, creativity, reading, and research.


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Your Drive to Compete May Come Down to Dopamine | Healthland | TIME.com

Your Drive to Compete May Come Down to Dopamine | Healthland | TIME.com | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it
Are you the kind of person who is always "on," constantly driven to achieve? Or are you more of a slacker type, less motivated by the promise of material reward?
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New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again

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"New Librarianship: From Sharing to Lending and Back Again" Tennessee Library Association Brown Bag Series, Webinar. Abstract: This talk examines a bright future for libraries that can build strong connections with communities.
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The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo's "choices for The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is 'Clearly Superior'”

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The Library as Genius Bar: In Mercy High’s iPad program, librarian Linda Behen offers tech support and more

The Library as Genius Bar: In Mercy High’s iPad program, librarian Linda Behen offers tech support and more | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it

"While students will be expected to maintain the iPads—even over the summer—the library will provide a Genius Bar, akin to the tech-support kiosks found in Apple Stores. There the school’s Tech Doctors, a small group of 8 to 10 honor students, will offer troubleshooting help under Behen’s supervision."

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Postering with new tools « NeverEndingSearch

Postering with new tools « NeverEndingSearch | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it

"I thought I’d share a couple of cool tools I’ve been playing with to make posters for student projects and to promote library services and events."

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Education System Stifles Creativity, Survey Finds -- THE Journal

Education System Stifles Creativity, Survey Finds -- THE Journal | Flying Off the Shelf | Scoop.it
Is the American education system stifling creativity? That's the attitude held by a majority of Americans, according to a new worldwide survey focused on attitudes toward creativity in schools, the workplace, and the home.
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