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Thoughts from Carl Grant

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Working Together Is Working Smarter | Sustained Collaboration

Working Together Is Working Smarter | Sustained Collaboration | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools.


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Engaging and collaborating with teachers is part of our core business.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:34 AM

How do we get administrators to catch on to this?

Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:58 AM

Teachers & teacher librarians collaborating to achieve curriculum goals has to be the 'smart' way.

Rita Godwin's curator insight, April 21, 2013 8:07 AM

Informative infographic showing how collaboration with colleagues helps to advocate for the LMS's role in the school.

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Project Based Learning | BIE

Project Based Learning | BIE | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Complete resources for PBL, K-14: publications, online tools, professional development, and research.
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Reading 'can help reduce stress' - Telegraph

Reading 'can help reduce stress'  - Telegraph | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds, according to new research.
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Davila Annette's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:23 PM

A leer se ha dicho! 

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Silence is not so golden in the modern library

Silence is not so golden in the modern library | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
WHILE you've been busy Googling, there's been a revolution in libraries, and it's noisy.
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Social Media Revolution 3 (4:15 version via Erik Qualman)

http://www.socialnomics.net/ Based on #1 International Best Selling Socialnomics by Erik Qualman this is the latest in the most watch social media series in ...
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Welcome to the new economy built on sharing

Welcome to the new economy built on sharing | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
In the "shared economy," people are renting out their homes, cars and almost everything else they own, changing the way we spend and consume
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In libraries, sharing is our middle name.

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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it.
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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2013 | CORE Education

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2013 | CORE Education | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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Lis Marrow's curator insight, April 26, 2013 8:18 PM
Excellent resource! NZ company that is really go ahead
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YourTeacherLibrarian - Are You Ready?

YourTeacherLibrarian - Are You Ready? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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SCIS's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:35 PM

 a lovely infographic on how the role of the school librarian is changing

Jessica Raeside's comment, March 26, 2013 8:32 PM
The changing face of the teacher librarian
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InfoWhelm and Information Fluency

We live in a 24/7 InfoWhelm world. We have access to more information than we will ever need. This video will tell you just how much information there is out...
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THE CITY AT OUR FEET...

THE CITY AT OUR FEET... | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

" (Teachers) .... knew that a lot of us wouldn’t get through it, but we might later on; we knew it was there. I’m grateful to those teachers for that – for having the courage to give us books we might not like at the time, but would appreciate later on..".

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That's why we're librarians. And teachers. That teenage gaze might not provide instant feedback, but we're storing up good stuff for later.

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The Art of Browsing: New Shows Focus on Books

The Art of Browsing: New Shows Focus on Books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Browsing is fundamentally an act of independence, of chasing your own idiosyncratic whims rather than clicking on Facebook links or the books recommended by some greedy algorithm.
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"I’m sure some people think of browsing as an invitation to distraction, but I like to think of it an intellectual stroll. Some paths lead to meaningless cul-de-sacs, others to revelations..." 


This is why bookshops and libraries will always be a place to browse, a place for the curious mind to wander.



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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 20, 2013 7:00 PM
I think browsing is great! I heard someone say that the book they need is always next to the book they think they want! I think that describes browsing perfectly :)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 20, 2013 7:03 PM
Just looked at the article and almost the same quote is there.......must be a good saying then!
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A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:58 PM

Here's an 'at-a-glance' chart to help with social media citation. 

Patricia LeClaire's curator insight, April 18, 2013 9:33 AM

A useful guide not provided in the current versions of the ALA and MLA manuals.

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Share Infographic

Share Infographic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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kkclibrary's curator insight, April 17, 2013 5:22 PM
Use me as a web tool
Davila Annette's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:22 PM

Excellent!

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:04 AM

cybrarians, librarians, curators, moderators, facilitators . . .

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"How To Do Research" Game

"How To Do Research" Game | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
"How To Do Research" game is presented by Kentucky Virtual Library. It's designed for kids to learn how to do research independently with kids-friendly user experience. Did you know that you can ac...

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A simple flowchart for researching.

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Estefanía Aguilar's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:36 AM

muy visual. Great!

Dawn Darling's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:17 AM

Love the gameboard format!

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 24, 12:37 PM

A Game for the children :)

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Q: How to Connect Critical Thinking, Research, and Information Literacy?

Q: How to Connect Critical Thinking, Research, and Information Literacy? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

The value of what might be called “fan literacies” to the teaching of skills and concepts related to a range of curricular content, including (so far) writing fiction, the Hero’s Journey, and digital literacy/netiquette.


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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:19 PM

Como relacionar Pensamento Crítico, Pesquisa e Literacia da Informação?

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The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic

The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
We are in the midst of a major shift at school libraries thanks to technology innovation. Here are a dozen of those tech tools responsible.
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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:26 PM

12 tecnologias que mudaram para sempre as Bibliotecas Escolares.

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10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use

10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Teaching students about copyright and digital citizenship has never been as pressingly important as it is now.Undoubtedly Internet has become a major source of information for students but this pool...

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Christine Harris-Smyth's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:25 AM

Good knowledge of copyright and fair use is a must-have for all commuinications professionals. You don't need to be an expert but you need a map of the neighbourhood.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 2, 2013 6:50 PM

Essential ethics!

reuvenwerber's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:21 AM

Help for teaching this important topic.

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Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.

Watch Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure. from Web2Expo right now on Blip

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How low is the filter for quality bar now? Do we live in a world of filter failure?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 2013 5:02 PM

Curation was not a hot topic back in 2008 when Clay Shirky observed, "It's not information overload. It's filter failure." 


Now curation is becoming a way for indidividuals to share their expert interests and for all of us to assemble an expert's gallery of human curated topics that we want to follow. 


Is curation, the answer to the 'fact' of information overload? 

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian | Librarians in the real world | 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. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more


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Anne McLean's curator insight, March 26, 2013 5:47 PM

21st century libraries have makerspaces.  So teacher librarians, get with it!

lfredric's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:18 AM

Lots of interesting ideas  LF

Lis Marrow's curator insight, April 26, 2013 8:18 PM
At maker thorium Wellington nz
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What will the new Google search mean for teachers?

What will the new Google search mean for teachers? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools
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Find free images online!

Find free images online! | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Images are an important part of the creative side of any teacher's work. We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sour...
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The Busy Person's Guide To Social Media - Edudemic

The Busy Person's Guide To Social Media - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
None of us have enough time to spend all day on social media. Lucky for you, there's this busy person's guide to social media that will help you out.
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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:17 PM

O guia para pessoa ocupada com os média sociais.

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Books for Boys | ReadKiddoRead.com

Books for Boys | ReadKiddoRead.com | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Find great books for your children or the children you teach. The #1 bestselling author James Pattersons site guides you through titles, reviews, and exclusive content on the books children will love, and readies you when they ask for more.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 22, 2013 3:25 AM
Thanks for sharing! Very useful.