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Copyright Infringement: 5 Myths vs Facts | Legal123.com.au

Copyright Infringement: 5 Myths vs Facts | Legal123.com.au | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
A simple Infographic that explains what copyright infringement is and how to avoid copyright breaches on your Australian website.
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How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study

How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

Sapna Maheshwari writes: "While some fake news is produced purposefully by teenagers in the Balkans or entrepreneurs in the United States seeking to make money from advertising, false information can also arise from misinformed social media posts by regular people that are seized on and spread through a hyperpartisan blogosphere.

Here, The New York Times deconstructs how Mr. Tucker’s now-deleted declaration on Twitter the night after the election turned into a fake-news phenomenon. It is an example of how, in an ever-connected world where speed often takes precedence over truth, an observation by a private citizen can quickly become a talking point for a world leader, even as it is being proved false."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 20, 2016 4:55 PM

This is a great timeline to share with students, and a reminder that once you post something on social media, you no longer control the narrative. 

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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.

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One of my teachers just shared this with me with a note: "Doesn't this sound more useful than a maker space?" I tend to agree! 

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 8, 2016 9:37 AM

One of my teachers just shared this with me with a note: "Doesn't this sound more useful than a maker space?" I tend to agree! 

Ng Joo Hui's curator insight, March 8, 2016 10:30 AM

Re-invention of the school library.

Darin Nakakihara's curator insight, March 9, 2016 10:24 AM

One of my teachers just shared this with me with a note: "Doesn't this sound more useful than a maker space?" I tend to agree! 

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International Library Spotlight: The Forum

International Library Spotlight: The Forum | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Tour The Forum, a stunning new library in the UK. This multifunctional civic building provides a variety of services to citizens in one convenient location.
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remc12 - Information Literacy

remc12 - Information Literacy | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

A wiki about Information Literacy

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Lots of good links here - from general resources to activities, projects, tutorials, and more.

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Resources for School Librarians

A directory of web sites which will assist the K-12 school librarian with the operation of the library and the instruction of students.
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Digital Citizenship for Elementary Kids: 6 Awesome Activities

Help your elementary school kids learn about digital citizenship using these cool tools and awesome activities.
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20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
You make thousands of rational decisions every...
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Could be helpful when talking to students about biases in sources.

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Digizen - Resources - Digizen Game

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Digizen - Internet Social Networking advice and guidance for young people, parents and teachers
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Gives students a chance to work through different digital citizenship scenarios.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

Five-Minute Film Festival: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.
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Great conversation starters. All under ten minutes long.

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Library Makerspaces - LiveBinder

Tips and resources for library makerspaces
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Thousands of resources for those wondering about what is a makerspace or how to create one.

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Library Commons-a Peek at the Future

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Claudette Riley writes: "

One look around the wide open room on the south side of Carver Middle School, which overlooks walking trails, and it becomes clear: This is not your father's school library.

It is, however, a peek at what's to come.

At Carver, the library is called a "learning commons." There are brightly colored walls (purple signifies collaborative space); small group work space with trendy furniture; tables with rocking chairs; rows of desktop computers; and a nook filled with games that is in the process of being transformed into a "maker" or creative play space."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:49 AM

I love the quote toward the end of this article from school board member Annie Busch, a former public library administrator: '"Libraries are not just a little place with walls around it, where you are coming in and getting a book," Busch said. "We need to change our mindsets about what happens in a library." ' It's wonderful to see a school district that really gets libraries!

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 26, 2015 12:03 PM

I love the quote toward the end of this article from school board member Annie Busch, a former public library administrator: '"Libraries are not just a little place with walls around it, where you are coming in and getting a book," Busch said. "We need to change our mindsets about what happens in a library." ' It's wonderful to see a school district that really gets libraries!

Sharlene Lien's curator insight, July 23, 2015 6:58 PM

Changing the mindset

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Siberian resort builds 'ice library of dreams' - BBC News

Siberian resort builds 'ice library of dreams' - BBC News | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Russian tourism board etches people's dreams into huge blocks of ice by Lake Baikal.
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Not a school library -- or a lasting library -- but awesome nonetheless.
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Why We Need Libraries In a World Filled With Noise

Why We Need Libraries In a World Filled With Noise | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

A.J. Juliani writes: "Libraries are vastly important to our social and economic future. We often forget that in many communities, many schools, and many areas around our country (and the world) libraries serve as a refuge for not only reading but also learning.

 

There’s a movement in the United States and many other countries to add makerspaces to libaries. We are going through a process now in my school district of planning and looking at what a library should look like in 2016 and beyond.

 

I know libraries are a sacred place because I was a bookworm growing up. I also know that these spaces can be used for making, creating, and designing, as much as they can be used for reading, researching, and consuming information.

 

But in a rush to make the library more about creation, we must not forget that it is a place that still needs to be focused on literacy. It still needs books, it needs adults to encourage reading, it needs to be open and safe and free."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 14, 2016 2:46 PM

I quoted too much of A.J.'s article because it was too hard to choose a single paragraph! This is a great love letter to libraries. Keep it handy for anyone who thinks they don't matter or read it when you need a reminder 

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SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores

SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Trying to convince administrators of your value? This study, unique because it documents the contribution of school librarians through the use of test results for specific ELA and writing standards, provides ammunition.
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Marketing for Libraries

Marketing for Libraries | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

From blog postings to press releases, the key to message design is understanding the desires, wants, needs, and interests of the audience. How will your communications convince people to check out a book, seek help from a librarian, or participate in a program?

Thousands of blog posts and email announcements go unread everyday. How will you engage your patrons in information worth reading, viewing, or hearing?

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Studying How to Study - Lessons in digital literacy

Studying How to Study - Lessons in digital literacy | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

In this lesson students will learn about some of the factors that influence successful study. They will evaluate their existing study skills in the light of information from an infographic and do some online research into effective study techniques.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2015 6:03 AM

My latest lesson plan on TES.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, December 22, 2015 7:06 PM

Above my young student's requirements - some interesting ideas to to use as examples for topics.

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Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic « Library Research Service

Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic « Library Research Service | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Libraries Transform

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The launch of ALA's new initiative -- and the reasoning behind it.

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About | Teaching Copyright

The Teaching Copyright curriculum is a detailed, customizable learning plan to help educators raise interesting questions about copyright, technology, and law, such as:

What is legal online?
How is creativity being enabled by new technologies?
What digital rights and responsibilities exist already, and what roles do we play as users of digital technology?
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Great resource that helps teachers meet an ever-growing, yet often ignored need to teach students about copyright rights and responsibilities in the digital age.

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School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books

School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
A snapshot of today’s educational e-book market, and where influencers think it is heading.
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Interesting article. From my perspective -- ebooks are still a changing market.

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Creating Upstanders in Today's World ^ Educator Innovator ^ 4 part webinar series

Creating Upstanders in Today's World ^ Educator Innovator ^ 4 part webinar series | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

Educator Innovator partner, Facing History and Ourselves, has teamed up withConnected Learning TV during the month of August to explore what it means to be an upstander in today's digital and physical worlds. In the month-long webinar series, which has been co-streamed at Educator Innovator, participants have explored the steps and strategies that can help students recognize their voice and agency in today’s world, starting with the creation of safe and reflective classrooms. Rich curriculum from Facing History and Ourselves helps students go deep into issues of human behavior, resonating in history, literature, and current events. This approach builds a foundation for students to choose to participate in their own community to make a difference for the world today. Catch the final webinar in the series this Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT, and watch the entire archive of Facing History webinars at Educator Innovator. 


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Always looking for ways to grow good digital citizens.

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Landmark victory for school libraries and students today!

Landmark victory for school libraries and students today! | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
It’s official and, incredibly, it’s virtually UNANIMOUS. Thanks in large part to the enthusiastic response to our call to action yesterday, and a boost from mega-author James Patterson, the US Senate today voted 98 – 0 in favor of the bi-partisan Reed-Cochran Amendment to S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015! This amendment will explicitly make effective school library programs part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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A step in the right direction. Now, is there any teeth behind it?

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5 Tips for Active Learning Space Design - YouTube ^ by Crhis Kobza

Chris Kobza is managing director for learning spaces at the University of Oklahoma.
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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, June 24, 2015 2:25 AM

Cómo el espacio puede fomentar el aprendizaje. Flexibilidad para aprender mejor.

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