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Interview with Renee Hobbs: Media Literacy for the 21st Century

Interview with Renee Hobbs: Media Literacy for the 21st Century | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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The changing role of the librarian: an information coach - Tech ...

At one time not so long ago, literacy was defined as the ability to read and write and the school library was a place where students came to check our books to read or to find information in reference books.

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L2_S2S's curator insight, July 9, 2013 5:05 PM

Building a new library allows an opportunity to completely rethink the concept of what a library is.

Jane Schmude's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:27 PM

A good explanation of the changing nature of the library as a place of interactive learning.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:57 PM

Just what I was trying to tell someone the other day. She said, "my students don't like to read novels, but I suppose I should take the kids to the library." To which I replied, "But they like to use the Internet to find things; wouldn't you like for them to do a better job of finding things?"

 

I like Information Coach --

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Cataloguing video games

An introduction to cataloguing video games for Toronto District School Board cataloguing staff


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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 29, 2013 10:38 AM

Goal: maintaining a free, open, and sustainable national digital library resource.

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Common Core Standards and the School Library Media Center

The adoption and implementation of the Common Core Standards (CCS) can pose a unique opportunity for the school library media specialist to bolster their role as a leader within the school and to r...

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Charlotte Danielson on teaching and the Common Core ...

Charlotte Danielson on teaching and the Common Core ... | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teaching expert Charlotte Danielson says the Common Core State Standards provide opportunities for teachers to "think deeply about what students are learning." This is a reprint of an article that originally appeared in ...

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Using creativity to help school libraries? | Super School Univ.

Using creativity to help school libraries? | Super School Univ. | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Not by a long shot, says Susan Ballard, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). ...

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State of America's School Libraries - Huffington Post (blog)

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How will students meet the new Common Core Standards without the guidance of school librarians? Schools are adopting more technologies to meet the Common Core guidelines.

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4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss

4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

Fortunately, devices like tablets and e-readers make taking summer reading with you an easy task. And many app-makers out there have made apps that students (and in some cases, teachers too!) with summer reading.


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Literacy Lockers

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When I was at the Michigan Reading Association a couple weekends ago, I had the privilege to attend Donalyn Miller's luncheon and listen to her speak about reading communities.  I've known Donalyn ...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:40 PM

For those of you who have lockers at school.  Students could also add these to Edmodo, Moodle, or in our case, their Google Sites!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:03 AM

Great idea to share with our reading crew who are always in the Library.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 13, 2013 3:48 AM

Great idea! Have you ever done the toilet door to tell students about new books? You have a targeted audience that have nothing else to read :) I know it's slightly different but just thought I'd mention it. 

 

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Van Meter Library Voice: EdCanvas....A Different Type Of Canvas To Support Learning, Creativity and Education

Van Meter Library Voice: EdCanvas....A Different Type Of Canvas To Support Learning, Creativity and Education | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Thanks, as always, Shannon! 

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Mary Clark's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:57 PM

Shannon always has the best ideas, and shares them so generously!

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Authors for Libraries

Authors for Libraries | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:37 AM

Search here for authors to visit your library, or for great quotes from authors about the importance of libraries!

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4 Reasons You Should Read the Books Your Teens are Reading ~ Bruce Van Horn

4 Reasons You Should Read the Books Your Teens are Reading ~ Bruce Van Horn | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @BruceVH: People, especially teens, don't care how much you know until they know how much you care http://t.co/9eVrBZOGpl #leadership #parenting
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Read just to read...enjoy the experience AND the conversation!

 

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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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L2_S2S's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:22 PM

Inspirational images of libraries that emphasize imagination, fun, and  wonder.  The creativity we are trying to inspire and nurture in our students should be reflected in the library design.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:23 PM

Bring a little fun into the world...just need to find room in the  budget to do it!

 

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Storytelling for YouTube Generation

Storytelling for YouTube Generation | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Below is an interesting Prezi presentation that I came across while I was browsing my Twitter feeds. This work has been realized by Steve Dembo and features some of the ways YouTube is being used for...

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51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks

51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

"eBooks should’ve been a game-changing technology.

 

The idea was simple enough: no longer did you need to travel to the library to wade through rows and stacks and floors and buildings and card catalogs only to wag home only as much as you could carry."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 14, 2013 3:29 AM

An interesting post that only mentions the financial and equiyt mpact of e-books and the provides links to multiple sources for free e-books.

Junita Lyon's curator insight, July 14, 2013 3:36 AM

A great site

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 4:53 AM

good to know about. 

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AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning: Comic Master ...

In today's blog post we will take a look at Comic Master, one of the AASL's Best Websites in the Digital Storytelling category. This sleek-looking, interactive site lets students create original comic books and graphic novels.

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Jay Bansbach's comment, March 8, 2013 11:50 AM
Cool tool for School!!
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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:New Literacies and the Common Core

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:New Literacies and the Common Core | Innovative Leadership in 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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NJASL School Libraries Video

This video was produced by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians with funding provided by its advocacy partnership with LibraryLinkNJ.

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Jay Bansbach's curator insight, March 28, 2013 9:02 AM

Excellent video for advocacy of all kinds!!

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NY Schools Need School Librarians

The Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University presents 3 of its academic staff talking about the importance of school libraries in supporting student learning and helping teachers teach the common core curriculum standards in the US.


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30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries

30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
We want everyone to take advantage of the resources at their local library. From the American Library Association's Campaign for America's Libraries. Atyourlibrary.Org is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

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Jay Bansbach's curator insight, June 4, 2013 10:27 AM

Great for program advocacy!

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Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog

Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Swiss Army Librarian is a blog by Brian Herzog mostly about library and technology issues relating to public libraries

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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:41 AM

An Awesome Box--what a great, simple idea!  

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The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint.

The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint. | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:15 AM

Be sure to read the comments!  There are already two more suggestions for presentation tools.

Lorraine 's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:37 PM

Interesting list of alternatives to PowerPoint

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:42 PM

Clever way of presenting alternate presentation tools.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Hundreds of Things to Do With Old Books

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Hundreds of Things to Do With Old Books | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:18 AM

I want that circulation desk!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:19 PM

There are some way awesome ideas here. Recycling is good!

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org | Innovative Leadership in School Libraries | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

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