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4 Steps to Planning a Successful Makerspace | iPads, MakerEd and More in Education

4 Steps to Planning a Successful Makerspace | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Despite all the press makerspaces receive, not all are successful. Oftentimes when schools create makerspaces, excitement builds for the first few weeks as students create and explore.
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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | K-12 School Libraries

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians.
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Data Crunching Proved This School Library Program Was Crucial | K-12 School Libraries

Data Crunching Proved This School Library Program Was Crucial | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Two determined Nebraska librarians came up with a road map to making strategic decisions based on their school district’s data. | K-12 School Libraries
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Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning | K-12 School Libraries

Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Makerspaces can democratize learning, create a culture of participation, allow for teaching with visual cues, offer thematic planning opportunities, and facilitate differentiated instruction.
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Digital Textbook Sales Surpassing Physical Sales | Edudemic

Digital Textbook Sales Surpassing Physical Sales | Edudemic | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
As the balance shifts in favor of digital textbooks, 100% adoption of electronic text on campuses, in classrooms and across school districts may not be far.
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How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn? | K-12 School Libraries

How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn? | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Educator and consultant Will Richardson says it's time to change our internal working models about what education should be and focus around the question: "How | K-12 School Libraries
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Out Now: YA Titles Great for Middle Schoolers

Out Now: YA Titles Great for Middle Schoolers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Tween patrons looking for great YA reads over the long summer vacation? Our latest roundup of YA titles for middle schoolers feature light romance, comedy, sports, friendship, and adventure.
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Creating eBooks for Children - Let's Do It Together!

Creating eBooks for Children - Let's Do It Together! | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Story books for children have a long history and are universally valued by children and parents. Digital stories for children offer new ways to share stories and advance literacy.
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How can I start a makerspace at my school?

How can I start a makerspace at my school? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
So, you've decided that you might want a makerspace at your school? Great! We're here to guide you through setting up your very own.
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Writing School Library Web Pages

Writing School Library Web Pages | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Jan Radford's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:09 PM

This is part of an amazing resource for school librarians from Linda Bertland, a retired librarian in the US.  Links are up to date. Press home and look at the range of resources on this site.  Thanks to Shamblesguru for this link.

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A collection of different school library websites identified by the web host they use. Most of these examples are towards the bottom of page 1 and on page 2.

 

More recently  I have added some sites to consider while you make basic decisions on design and layout.


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Jan Radford's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:20 PM

You will have some idea of what you want to do with your site, so look at these different websites to see which would suit you best. 

 

Most platforms are free and all can be developed without knowing html.

 

Please contact me if you know of library sites that are using other platforms.

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What is IB?

What is IB? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The IB is a concept driven, inquiry-based curriculum framework that is made up of the PYP, MYP and DP programmes.

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Being a new IB school we are getting a lot of questions from parents wondering what IB is about, and more specifically, how PYP is different than what we are doing now.  This website has a lot of great information for parents, but also ways to share it in easy-to-understand ways for all stake holders.

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Michelle Bellomy's curator insight, May 16, 2015 3:26 AM

Being a new IB school we are getting a lot of questions from parents wondering what IB is about, and more specifically, how PYP is different than what we are doing now.  This website has a lot of great information for parents, but also ways to share it in easy-to-understand ways for all stake holders.

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The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | Digital Promise

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | Digital Promise | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians chart a new course in Vancouver Public Schools

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For Students 2016 | K-12 School Libraries

For Students 2016 | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
ISTE Standards for Students 2016. It's all about the learning and the learner!
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5 Questions And Answers To Get You Started With 3D Printing - | K-12 School Libraries

5 Questions And Answers To Get You Started With 3D Printing - | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @DavidGeurin: 5 Questions And Answers To Get You Started With 3D Printing https://t.co/xhKMOwd9Af #edtech #3Dprinting https://t.co/PuflZ… | K-12 School Libraries
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Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! | K-12 School Libraries

Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Everything Librarians Need To Know About Pokemon Go! You’ve seen the Facebook posts.
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Library Media Tech Talk: Four Ways To Lead From The School Library | K-12 School Libraries

Library Media Tech Talk: Four Ways To Lead From The School Library | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
4 ways to lead from the school library: https://t.co/VVnjO0zOql #txlchat #edchat #StonyStories | K-12 School Libraries
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Ten ways to Ditch that Reading Log | K-12 School Libraries

Ten ways to Ditch that Reading Log | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
When you read for pleasure do you record the date and pages read on a worksheet? How does this activity make reading more enjoyable?
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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking - | K-12 School Libraries

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking - | K-12 School Libraries | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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The post 25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. | K-12 School Libraries
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Assessing Digital Literacy: Standards, Tools, & Techniques — Emerging Education Technologies

Assessing Digital Literacy: Standards, Tools, & Techniques — Emerging Education Technologies | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
(Image Source) Standards and Techniques for Assessing Digital Literacy are Emerging Digital literacy is like any other core curricular subject. It is no longer an option, just as reading and math are not.
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Valuable #Lessons from My First #Makerspace Year | Knowledge Quest @DianaLRendina

Valuable #Lessons from My First #Makerspace Year | Knowledge Quest @DianaLRendina | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
When I first started my makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School back in January of 2014, I was figuring everything out as I went along.  The term was still brand new, I couldn’t find any maker sessions at conferences, and there were only a handful of other school libraries sharing about their makerspaces.  Armed with a couple of books on the growing Maker Education Movement and a dream to create an engaging environment in my library,  I gathered some supplies, put them out there, and waited to see what would happen.  My ideas and philosophy were constantly growing and evolving as we tried new activities and formats at my school.  Some experiments worked; some failed miserably.  But I learned from each and every one as our makerspace grew into an integral part of our library culture.  Looking back on the last year and a half, I’ve realized that there’s several essential lessons I’ve learned in getting our makerspace going. Hopefully they can help save you some stress (and reassure you that everything will be awesome).

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International Mindedness in the PYP

International Mindedness in the PYP As defined by the learner profile...

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mylibrary

This site provides links to a range of library related activities : research helpers, books, teacher resources, databases

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Jan Radford's curator insight, September 2, 2015 9:03 PM

Uses Wix.  Visual and yet structured to user needs.  Worth considering.

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International Mindedness in the PYP

International Mindedness in the PYP As defined by the learner profile...

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PYP students take the lead | SharingPYP blog

PYP students take the lead | SharingPYP blog | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

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I think student-driven learning is something I struggle with because my students are so young - this is a good article on how to get that started in my classroom.

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Michelle Bellomy's curator insight, May 16, 2015 3:18 AM

I think student-driven learning is something I struggle with because my students are so young - this is a good article on how to get that started in my classroom.