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Long Live Paper

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While e-readers and multimedia may seem appealing, the idea of replacing an effective learning platform — the paper textbook — with a widely hyped but still unproven one is extremely dangerous.
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Reader Idea | Using Times Education Articles With Aspiring Teachers in China

Reader Idea | Using Times Education Articles With Aspiring Teachers in China | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
This Reader Idea outlines how students can prepare for careers in their field by reading Times articles, in this case about early childhood education.
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It’s Time to Stop Talking about the 21st Century

It’s Time to Stop Talking about the 21st Century | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
By Christy Diehl
Technology use in the classroom can be scary. But this June, I found myself surrounded by 25,000 of my closest friends at th
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Eurostar train becomes virtual classroom for future rail engineers

Eurostar train becomes virtual classroom for future rail engineers | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Retired engine refitted and brought to Birmingham's new National College for High Speed Rail
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"Fighting Fake News" #libraries leading the way TKS @amlibrar & @DeweyDecibel #education 

In Episode 16 of the Dewey Decibel podcast, American Libraries magazine looks at the "fake news" phenomenon—its history, how we become susceptible to it, and how we can fight it.


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The Evolving Role of Libraries in Dublin’s 21 Century Schools

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DUBLIN, CA--When one considers the role of a “Librarian”, the most common frame of reference is to reflect upon the time spent in elementary school. One might conclude that the job was centered upon the checking in/out of books, maintain the Dewey Decimal System and suggesting reading selections. All of those qualities remain necessary. However,…
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Nikki Giovanni’s Wonderful Poems Celebrating Libraries and Librarians

Nikki Giovanni’s Wonderful Poems Celebrating Libraries and Librarians | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

"(You never know what troubled little girl needs a book)"


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 14, 2015 3:31 PM

This is just for you, librarians and champions of free, open access to resources and information! Thank you, Ms. Giovanni. I felt like a hero after reading the poems...

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WordPress increases its domination of the top 100 blogs #wordpress #websitedesign

WordPress increases its domination of the top 100 blogs #wordpress #websitedesign | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

WordPress is strengthening its position as the dominating blogging platform or Content Management System (CMS) used by the world’s top 100 blogs. This year, WordPress is used by 52% of the top blogs, up from the 48% we identified in our study in 2012.

 

With over 65 million WordPress sites in the world, it’s clear that Automattic’s platform is popular. But let’s have a look at the entire top 100.


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:55 PM

Depending on the site requirements we like to use WordPress and Joomla for our clients websites.

Jan Radford's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:36 PM

If you are considering blogging, here is a market insight into  blog platforms.  Typepad hosts Dr Charles Best Library blog. It is a paid platform and with that,  you can expect  quality service.

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

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Luba Vangelova writes:  "At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 20, 2014 1:23 PM

OK, this inspired me to keep weeding, so I can free up some floor space for our creativity area.

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The Art of Weeding | Collection Management

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Ian Chant writes: "There’s an uncomfortable truth about library stacks that most librarians know but many don’t like to admit: those shelves hold a lot of junk that has to make way for the new titles getting published every day."


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Tabitha Voorhees's curator insight, October 20, 2015 7:07 PM

For those of us doing Reference Skills 2, this relates to it. :)

Margaret LibStudies's curator insight, October 22, 2015 12:24 AM

Such a hard thing to do, but very necessary.

Shazzy LibStudies's curator insight, October 27, 2015 6:39 PM

Thanks Tabitha, as you have said, relevant for Ref 2 studies

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter

The Adventures of Library Girl: Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

Jennifer LaGarde writes: "Sure... book displays wrapped in caution tape during Banned Books Week are good fun and raise awareness of an important topic, but I just don't think that's good enough.  Too often we view our displays as a way tocommunicate an idea, when really we should think of them as a chance to connect with kids.  Every display presents us with an opportunity to tackle big things: to address individual student needs, to awaken dormant readers, and to engage all kids in meaningful conversations about books, reading and their lives as learners.  What's more, it is my strong belief that every display we build sends a message (not just to our students, but to everyone who walks through the door) about what we value and the purpose of our work with students.  Why would we waste that valuable real estate on displays that don't tell the real story of how librarians make a difference for kids?"

Sure... book displays wrapped in caution tape during Banned Books Week are good fun and raise awareness of an important topic, but I just don't think that's good enough.  Too often we view our displays as a way tocommunicate an idea, when really we should think of them as a chance to connect with kids.  Every display presents us with an opportunity to tackle big things: to address individual student needs, to awaken dormant readers, and to engage all kids in meaningful conversations about books, reading and their lives as learners.  What's more, it is my strong belief that every display we build sends a message (not just to our students, but to everyone who walks through the door) about what we value and the purpose of our work with students.  Why would we waste that valuable real estate on displays that don't tell the real story of how librarians make a difference for kids?


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:21 PM

There's a LOT to ponder--and act on--here. Be sure to click the links to see more on Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell's thoughts about displays, and think about your school population. What story is your library telling through your book displays? 

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6 Strategies That Guarantee People Will Remember Meeting You | Health eCareers

6 Strategies That Guarantee People Will Remember Meeting You | Health eCareers | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
May 5, 2015 Cut the chit-chat by tapping into the science of good conversation! Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to...
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School libraries preparing future global citizens

When is the last time you have taken the opportunity to step into a school library?
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Attracting School Students with e-reader at KV Pattom

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “If school authorities seek to initiate their students into reading, they have to introduce innovative and interactive programmes involving ...
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'Tech-ing' teaching and learning further

'Tech-ing' teaching and learning further | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
HOW long can a student actually concentrate in class if the method of teaching is one-way — with teachers imparting the content of the lesson verbally while students listen.
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But My Principal Won't Let Me! Leadership, Advocacy, & Some Rebel Yell from the Library | Knowledge Quest

But My Principal Won't Let Me! Leadership, Advocacy, & Some Rebel Yell from the Library | Knowledge Quest | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
“I love that idea–but there’s no way my principal would ever go along with that…” “That is really cool that you can do that. But it wouldn’t fly in my school…” “I wish my principal would let me try something... Read More ›

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space Jackie Gerstein @jackiegerstein

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space Jackie Gerstein @jackiegerstein | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

Makerspaces like vocational shops and science labs are great additions to schools. They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. These are great for educational institutions and learners that can afford them.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 3, 9:01 AM

"Classroom educators and librarians may wonder how they might create spaces for playing, tinkering, making, collaborating, discussing, researching, and reflecting. First and foremost, they need to develop an innovator’s mindset, one outside of the box of what a classroom should look, sound, and be like. Second, practitioners need to become intentional in insuring that a full spectrum of making skills, attitudes, and knowledge is offered to learners." (By Jackie Gerstein)

Stephania Savva, Ph.D's curator insight, July 3, 9:35 AM
Makerspaces are the next best thing in education.
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The Evolving Role of Libraries in Dublin’s 21 Century Schools

The Evolving Role of Libraries in Dublin’s 21 Century Schools | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
DUBLIN, CA--When one considers the role of a “Librarian”, the most common frame of reference is to reflect upon the time spent in elementary school. One might conclude that the job was centered upon the checking in/out of books, maintain the Dewey Decimal System and suggesting reading selections. All of those qualities remain necessary. However,…
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What is a Librarian? – Sarah Glassmeyer

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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, January 6, 2016 11:53 PM

It is not just about the books and information. Not even the building or the physical space. The question is: How do we provide access?

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50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

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50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 20, 2016 2:00 PM

There are too many good ideas here to list them all. This is like a "best of" list for activities to get those minds working overtime and really thinking about what they're reading. Enjoy!

Dorothy Miller's curator insight, March 2, 2016 1:12 PM

There are too many good ideas here to list them all. This is like a "best of" list for activities to get those minds working overtime and really thinking about what they're reading. Enjoy!

Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 2016 12:13 PM

There are too many good ideas here to list them all. This is like a "best of" list for activities to get those minds working overtime and really thinking about what they're reading. Enjoy!

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

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Luba Vangelova writes:  "At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 20, 2014 1:23 PM

OK, this inspired me to keep weeding, so I can free up some floor space for our creativity area.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Beth Holland writes:  "When every student has the potential to carry a global library on the device in his or her pocket, the role of physical libraries may become even more important, not just a place to house resources, but one in which to create meaning from them. (Emphasis added.)


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 11, 2015 11:06 AM

At one of our recent library advisory committee meetings, we discussed the changing role of the library.  This is a very well written article that discusses some of the ideas that were shared by those in attendance. 

Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 2015 6:24 PM

Program Management.

Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 2015 6:26 PM

Program Management.

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Wonderful Parody Video for Library Orientation!

Unread Book is presented by Pogona Creative and the Orange Public Library in association with Chapman University and was originally prepared for National Lib...

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:26 PM

Only 4 days until our first class of 6th graders come to the library. I am starting my orientation with this video! Even with SIXTY-ONE sections of language arts classes, I think I'll still enjoy it.

Carlos Silva's curator insight, August 29, 2015 11:01 PM

añada su visión ...

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Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
A review of James Palfrey's new book 'BiblioTech,' and the culturally critical role libraries play.

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IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition (draft)

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A very important document for all school librarians and researchers.

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Hosea Tokwe | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

Hosea Tokwe | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Hosea Tokwe arrived at the Matenda School on July 6, 2007, carrying two boxes of books donated by a former student; he was determined to launch the poor rural school’s first library. It was a tumultuous time in Zimbabwe, however, and the community in Matenda greeted him with suspicion. They feared he was not actually a librarian at Midlands State University Library but an opposition political agent sent to stir up trouble.
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