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Bring back shushing librarians

Bring back shushing librarians | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?
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Imagine a search engine that simply removed the top 1 million most popular web sites from its index. What would you discover?

Imagine a search engine that simply removed the top 1 million most popular web sites from its index. What would you discover? | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Imagine a search engine that simply removed the top 1 million most popular web sites from its index. What would you discover?
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Are digital textbooks worth it? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Are digital textbooks worth it? | eSchool News | eSchool News | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
It has been nearly three years since the FCC and Education Secretary Arne Duncan rolled out the Digital Textbook Playbook and challenged schools to go digital within five years. It’s safe to say schools are not there yet.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 30, 11:13 AM

Absolutely! Only problem is with the MEATware. ;)

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 1, 7:20 PM

Digital textbooks--and other resources--offer teachers options and, therefore, offer students options.

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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Search, Research, and Discovery, in Life and in Learning

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Search, Research, and Discovery, in Life and in Learning | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
For you, for your colleagues, for your students, or for your own pursuits—and in celebration of research—Victor provides a variety of useful tools for learning in the areas of search, research, and discovery for life and learning.
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Digital Literacy free learning materials from: SWGfL

Digital Literacy free learning materials from: SWGfL | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

These free materials are designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Find the lessons that are just right for your classroom.

 

Browse by Key Stage or Year Group, for cross-curricular lessons which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 2, 2014 5:30 PM

Foundation to Year 10 resources and lessons from the UK.

J A Jones's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:46 AM

Many of these lessons could be integrated into library instruction.  Also available as free download from iTunes.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:02 AM

Digital literacy tools by grade will guide teachers with choosing technology to suit literacy levels.

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Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A CSLA Film - YouTube

Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A CSLA Film - YouTube | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
This advocacy film about California teacher librarians illustrates how we nurture student interests, integrate technology, teach information literacy, prepar...
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Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
6 social learning needs that can be applied to eLearning. Targeting these needs will result in more effective courses.

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70 iPad Apps for Elementary STEM

70 iPad Apps for Elementary STEM | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

To document and share these 70 apps I chose to include on my STEM iPad cart this year, I created screenshots of each iPad folder and uploaded them to a Flickr album.


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9 Amazing Resources to Promote Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

9 Amazing Resources to Promote Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Amazing resources for teachers and parents to promote internet safety and digital citizenship inside and outside the classroom.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 16, 2014 2:36 PM

Back to school tools! 

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Library Resources

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Library Literacy resources - Some lessons Library Lessons - Annotated Bibliographies Creating a bibliography and research tips - Creating a standard bibliography and research tips Get more from Goo...
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Cite This For Me: Harvard, APA, MLA Reference Generator

Cite This For Me: Harvard, APA, MLA Reference Generator | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Auto-generate your citations in minutes so there's more time to play fetch.
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8 K-12 tech tools to watch in 2015

8 K-12 tech tools to watch in 2015 | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
From digital textbook innovations to platforms that simplify STEM teaching and learning, here are some of the classroom tools we have our eyes on this year.

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Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly

Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
The adoption and use of ebooks in U.S. school libraries has grown steadily over the past four years, slowed mainly by limited access to ereading devices and cost, says a new ebooks report by SLJ, sponsored by Follett.
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

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There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Improving the Library Homepage through User Research -- Without a Total Redesign

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Home - Rust Research Project, Fall 2014 - LibGuides at Gwinnett County Public Schools

Home - Rust Research Project, Fall 2014 - LibGuides at Gwinnett County Public Schools | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
LibGuides. Rust Research Project, Fall 2014. Home.
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Dreamreader - English Reading Practice for Learners

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Fiona Price's curator insight, September 28, 2014 7:04 AM

The vocabulary worksheets are a great idea to exploit reading texts in a post-reading activity, encourage ownership of learning, self-study and a fantastic idea for differentiation.

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Creative Random Word Generator

Creative Random Word Generator | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
On-line random word generator, generates up to 8 random words. Includes idea visualisation features to inspire creative thinking.

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Phonic games - Resources - TES Australia

Phonic games - Resources - TES Australia | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Ideas for supporting phoneme, grapheme correspondence, initial sound recognition, blending, and segmenting.
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