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Ideas for Middle School Libraries

Ideas for Middle School Libraries | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Create Your Own Infographic From Your Social Media Activity This could be a fun Teen tech Week activity to try.
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How 13-Year-Olds Really Use Snapchat

How 13-Year-Olds Really Use Snapchat | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Snapchat gives teens a way to send messages without fearing their parents will ever see it. That's the best and worst part about it.

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, June 29, 9:43 AM

Written by an 8th grader. Very insightful!

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 8, 8:48 PM

This is a very interesting read! What are kids using Snapchat for? It is certainly being used heavily at our school. Article is written by a 13 year old. 

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The Flip Side of Professional Development (EdSurge News)

The Flip Side of Professional Development (EdSurge News) | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
It seems like the word “flipped” is everywhere in education today. There are flipped classrooms of all sorts, from Kindergarten to dentistry. By looking through a “flipped” lens, we can rethink any traditional learning environment, including professional development. Flipped Professional Development
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Definitely something to think about when planning PD for your staff.

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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » How Well Are You Doing Your Job? You Don’t Know. No One Does.

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » How Well Are You Doing Your Job? You Don’t Know. No One Does. | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

In Brief: The outputs librarians are measuring are not directly associated with specific practices that lead to improved lives for the people we serve. If we cannot make that connection, we have no way of knowing how well we are doing our jobs. This article suggests four measurable outcomes that libraries and librarians could use to make sure their activities are improving their constituents’ well-being, and also use in comparing their effectiveness with each other, allowing less effective libraries to learn from libraries that are achieving greater levels of success.


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Alyson Tyler's comment, May 8, 5:33 AM
Thanks for sharing, a great read.
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 8, 7:28 AM

Ideas for truer measures of effectiveness and accountability.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 8, 7:28 AM

Ideas for truer measures of effectiveness and accountability.

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Cheating in School— How the Digital Age Affects Attitudes About Plagiarism [Infographic] - WiredAcademic

Cheating in School— How the Digital Age Affects Attitudes About Plagiarism [Infographic] - WiredAcademic | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Independent news source & thought center for the online education community.
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Why would you WANT to Fly? |

Why would you WANT to Fly? | | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Love the distinction between the SKILL of reading and the LOVE of reading. Libraries, if funded, can and do nurture the LOVE of reading--or, as the article says, the love of flying.

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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.
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Advances in Citation Management Technologies: How Do They Shape Inquiry and Literacies?

Advances in Citation Management Technologies:  How Do They Shape Inquiry and Literacies? | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Two years ago, I adopted EasyBib as my primary citation subscription service for a multitude of reasons, but the driving factor was to spend less time on the mechanics of citation and more time hel...

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I have subscribed to EasyBib for several years and LOVE that the Gale Databases now make it one click to export the citation info. to EasyBib. Way more students use the databases because of it.

 

 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 23, 6:02 AM

Buffy asks how "less emphasis on the mechanics of citation change people’s perceptions and connotations of “research”?" and "How do these technologies and access or lack of access to them function as sponsors of literacy?"

 

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Digital Citizenship :: Cable in the Classroom

Digital Citizenship :: Cable in the Classroom | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship is a holistic and positive approach to helping children learn how to be safe and secure, as well as smart and effective participants in a digital world. That means helping them understand their rights and responsibilities, recognize the benefits and risks, and realize the personal and ethical implications of their actions.
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Free, standards based lessons that teach key digital citizenship concepts.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Moving From Decoration to Documentation

The Adventures of Library Girl: Moving From Decoration to Documentation | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

"I've been thinking a lot about first impressions lately and about what our physical spaces say about the work that goes on in the library.  I visit a lot of school libraries and when I do I try to put myself in the shoes of someone who a) knows very little about what happens in these spaces BUT who is also b) charged with making funding/staffing decisions for libraries in the coming year. "

 


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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 13, 6:41 AM

I am going to paste this flyer in my binder and review it every year.  Jennifer LaGarde is just so awesome!

Mary Clark's curator insight, February 13, 6:42 AM

Grr, scooped this on the wrong board initially!

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Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Doesn’t Work | Looking Up

Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Doesn’t Work | Looking Up | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
@michellefawcett Did you ever see this? http://t.co/IwjuVjjBUX

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Leading In and Beyond the Library

Leading In and Beyond the Library | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Steps for making project based learning more effective.

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Impact of School Libraries on Learning | Research report

SLIC has commissioned Robert Gordon University (RGU) to undertake research into the impact of school libraries, which was launched at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 18, 1:56 PM

The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence on the impact of school libraries on learning for the Scottish Education Department.

 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 18, 2:57 PM

Always good to have more research. 

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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With all the cuts in school library programs --we need to get the word out about what it is that we do.

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Image Attribution Helper | Practical Ed Tech

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Image Attribution Helper | Practical Ed Tech | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Now if I can just teach them that attribution is necessary.

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New Plagiarism Infographic – Stephen's Lighthouse New

New Plagiarism Infographic – Stephen's Lighthouse New | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Plagiarism can lead to death. This made me laugh -- but does get the point across.

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Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
how to avoid plagiarism: an infographic for bloggers and harry potter fans.
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For Teachers: The Difference between Fair Use and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For Teachers: The Difference between Fair Use and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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What my teachers tend to forget is that they have to cite their sources even under fair use. They just don't have to ask permission first.

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Around the Web: 18 recent reports relevant to libraries and librarianship

Around the Web: 18 recent reports relevant to libraries and librarianship | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
I’m always interested in the present and future of libraries. There’s a steady stream of reports from various organizations that are broadly relevant to the (mostly academic) library biz but they can be tough to keep track of. I thought I’d aggregate some of those here. Of course I’ve very likely missed a few, so…

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At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions ~ Educator Innovator

At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions ~ Educator Innovator | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

by Maureen Kelleher

 

"Rachel Kaplan, a 16-year-old from Northbrook, Ill., a Chicago suburb, started plotting mysteries almost as soon as she could hold a pencil. Her short stories have won regional awards in Scholastic’s annual art and writingcompetition. Last week, she became an e-author, published on Scribd and in the iBooks store.

 

"Serena Dinh, an 18-year-old college freshman in Albany, N.Y., started playing violin at age 9. A few months ago, she taught herself a little guitar. But it wasn’t until this month that she wrote her first complete, original song.

 

"Both teens followed their passions at the library, during Teen Tech Week 2014."


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School libraries need to work hard to have the policies, resources, staffing, and setting to encourage this type of independent learning.

For many of us, at least some of those things are lacking.

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SonicWALL Phishing IQ Test (Formerly the MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test)

SonicWALL Phishing IQ Test (Formerly the MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test) | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Test your Phishing IQ

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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 | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

There 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. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues.


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Great list of links. Love the visuals.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 6, 5:33 PM

A very useful tookit to have (or, at the least be aware of).

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, February 7, 8:50 AM

Although these Apps are listed as being for librarians, they are really great for anyone. Teachers and students!

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 8, 4:50 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher / school librarians. Interesting to check out

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Voices From The Trenches: The Teacher Librarian's Role in 1:1 ...

Voices From The Trenches: The Teacher Librarian's Role in 1:1 ... | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, Doug Johnson and I asked for help from teacher librarians working in 1:1/BYOD programs as we attempt to put together a guide of best practices for TLs serving students where everyone "has a library in their ...

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Change is hard, but stay focused on students and learning.

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Sign Up for ABC of Information Literacy Infographic

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U.S. Code: Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS | LII / Legal Information Institute

U.S. Code: Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS | LII / Legal Information Institute | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Dense reading -- but it's all in there.

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