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17 Creative Children's Libraries

17 Creative Children's Libraries | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Libraries are like a playground for your mind, and sometimes, children’s libraries can even look like playgrounds. We love it when a library is as imaginative and creative as the stories that fill...


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Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News

Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Redesigned learning spaces can engage students and faculty members, research says.

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In the back of my head I know those daggy chairs and tables are mind-numbing. Or is it just me?

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The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content

The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, June 19, 8:59 AM

An excellent perspective about blogging as content curation.

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 20, 10:25 PM

More on CC incorporated with Blogging

 

christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 3:18 AM

Great visual representation of blogging as curation

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Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014

Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 22, 10:42 PM

This looks great! Full,of very useful ideas. 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 24, 4:31 AM

Really useful and full of great ideas.

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Six Word Summary Showdown | Teen Book Battles

Six Word Summary Showdown | Teen Book Battles | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Posts about Six Word Summary Showdown written by ksarrain, reneethelibrarylady, dcouch2013, adyer2012, mura5aki, katieoflibraryland, and JennyGReads
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Great idea for a competition or promotion.

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Infographics & Information Literacy

Infographics & Information Literacy | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Presenting information, data, or library instruction content, in appealing and innovative formats offers librarians opportunities to engage students and library users in services, resources, and in...

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, June 14, 7:50 AM

An information literacy infographic 

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 15, 6:36 AM

Free tools for creating Infographics for school library professionals >> instruction - engagement - resources

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 15, 8:21 AM

Great graphic to place for continuing support and review!!

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KIDS REACT TO OLD COMPUTERS - YouTube

Thanks to our friends at "Halt and Catch Fire"! Check it out! http://www.amctv.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire Premieres June 1st, Sundays 10/9c on AMC Old Com...
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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image!Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with i
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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out'

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
New library learning labs envisioned as spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it.
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The Future of Publishing - created by DK (UK) - YouTube

The Future of Publishing - created by DK (UK) - YouTube | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

This video was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films (http://www.thekhakigroup.com/)

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 1:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 8:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 6:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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Best Storytelling Quotes from Famous Writers

A collection of 16 Storytelling quotes from succesful writers such as Leo Tolstoy, Robert McKee, Alan Moore and Lewis Caroll. Enjoy! http://storytellingcardg...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 9, 9:24 AM

Here's a group of quotes about storytelling, most of which I hadn't seen before. Yeah! More to add to my collection.


Have fun this Friday reviewing these quotes, and add them to your presentation file.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 19, 10:29 PM

A lovely collection of quotes from storytellers. Enjoy! 

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Inquiry skills across the Australian Curriculum

Inquiry skills across the Australian Curriculum | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
In this post I present my analysis of the Australian Curriculum v6.0. Inquiry skills and information literacy are embedded in the Australian Curriculum in the subject areas Science, History, Geogra...
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Mandy Lupton is a professor at UQ. She believes in the bird's eye view of the teacher librarian over the curriculum and has presented this scope and sequence analysis with a critique of omissions and misalignments.

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100 novels everyone should read - Telegraph

100 novels everyone should read - Telegraph | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The best novels of all time from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 26, 11:14 PM

Now here is a reading list. I think I have some reading to do...

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The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza

The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Joyce Valenza
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Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 26, 6:03 PM

Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 26, 11:44 PM

A great list! Thanks Joyce! 

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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Content curation is what teacher librarians do - it's the value adding that is important for teachers and students. " curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." Absolutely.

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, July 25, 12:40 AM

was not aware that curation.... definition was born in 1990

lynnegibb's curator insight, July 25, 4:53 PM

This gave me plenty of food for thought and some new insights into the art of and purposes of curation

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 7:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

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95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN

95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Try anything on this list that doesn't feature angst-ridden, sparkly vampires.
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The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You Network Literate?

The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You Network Literate? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
It’s said that when architects walk through an office, they see ceiling ornamentation, light sources, building acoustics. When psychologists walk through an office, they see unresolved father issues

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What do librarians see?

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 8, 5:38 PM

I like the stages: Apprentice, Journeyman, Master

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, June 9, 12:48 AM

Apprentice: Using network technology

Journeyman: Establishing a network identity

Master: Utilizing network intelligence

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...
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Thank you Silvia. Well said. It's not just students who think anything on the net is there for the taking. I use my own media as much as possible, or Creative Commons images, but even with my knowledge it's a steep learning curve. Awareness is the first step.

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Lighting Quality, Not Quantity | Library by Design

Lighting Quality, Not Quantity | Library by Design | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
When it comes to thinking about lighting, two common misconceptions dominate library design. The first is that cutting energy consumption equals sustainability—it doesn’t. Then there’s the notion that everything in a library space should be equally lit, which in practice just means that lighting fails to draw attention to or emphasize any part of the space. Dashing these notions guided the lighting design during the renovation of Madison Public Library’s (MPL) Central Library, WI. The result is an architecturally integrated lighting system that helps to transform a decrepit 1965 building into a state-of-the-art facility, registered for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, with a highly flexible architectural interior and an operational lighting demand almost half of what is allowed by code.
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A snapshot of learning innovation - YouTube

Some examples of learning innovation @ Shekou International School. Samples of digital portfolios, global connections, feedback loops, visible thinking, stud...
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400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, May 30, 11:53 AM

Thanks to Susan Bainbridge

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 1, 3:57 PM

What a wonderful resource to have available! To be able to see the creativity of others through time without having to visit is such a privilege.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 5, 9:42 AM

Imágenes Digitales del Metropolitan a Dominio Público.

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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 3, 7:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 7:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 8:36 AM

Thank you for this TERRIFIC resource!!!

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Is curation just noise?

Is curation just noise? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
One of the facets of new marketing - inbound marketing, that is - is the activity called 'curation'.  It's nothing to do with living in a museum looking after old stuff.  It is picking and sharing ...

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Librarians have always collected and curated. Now it's more connected and curated. Has to be a good thing.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 4:10 AM

Doug Belshaw on digital literacy: meme, remix and other elements of #digitalliteracy >> digital literacies

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 31, 7:06 PM

Really valuable for iLearn and developing a focus on Inquiry

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, June 6, 5:40 AM

I love this list: cultural, cognitive, constructive, communicative, confident, creative, critical, and civic. I think my fave right now is "critical"