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I believe in Space...and Desire: Jessica Begley on library design

I believe in Space...and Desire: Jessica Begley on library design | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A guest post by urban planner turned librarian Jessica Begley. What can libraries do to help users make the most of their spaces? Like the Pixies, I believe in Space. I have been fascinated by how ...

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And she's from Canberra!

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Libraries; maintaining a role in the digital world - ABC Online

Libraries; maintaining a role in the digital world - ABC Online | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Libraries; maintaining a role in the digital world
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By Design's Janne Ryan spoke with architecture critic Elizabeth Farrelly and architect Tone Wheeler about the powerful connection between knowledge and the design of libraries.

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KrisPaterson's curator insight, May 1, 2013 2:07 AM

I loved this piece about libraries, architecture and design. Some fantastic examples of public architecture, and reference to what modern consumers/clients are comfortable and uncomfortable with.

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Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.

 

When we're working with schools on our Design Thinking School programme, one of the easiest ways to explain what we're looking for in the way a project is set, is whether the statement or questions being asked can be Googled easily: is this a Googleable or Not Googleable topic?


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 15, 2013 3:19 AM
Thanks, will take a look.
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Create book trailers to encourage reading. - LiveBinder

Create book trailers to encourage reading. - LiveBinder | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
resources for teachers to support students...

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Thank you Audrey Nay for sharing this!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 1, 2013 2:58 AM

This will be a great cross curricula activity! Thanks for sharing! 

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Internet Search Challenge: Searching isn't as hard as Thinking.

Internet Search Challenge: Searching isn't as hard as Thinking. | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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The problem with Total Google Reliance. Asking the right questions means thinking is not bypassed.

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Who Needs a Librarian Sign

Who Needs a Librarian Sign | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Graphic design by Gwyneth Jones and Background by Valeriana Solaris

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Perfect analogy. 

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Brenda McPherson Fry's comment, April 27, 2013 12:02 PM
Love it! Love it!
GwynethJones's comment, April 27, 2013 12:37 PM
YAY! Thanks!
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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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Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model

Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
As librarians struggle with the task of redefining their roles in a digital age, many are seeing an opportunity to fill the void created by the loss of traditional bookstores.
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Top 10 Tools for Content Curation

Top 10 Tools for Content Curation | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Content Curation is all about gathering items of importance and interest and sharing them for other people to see.Content Curation is a means of feeding....
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Via Beth Kanter, from her excellent Slideshare on content curation. 

 

http://www.bethkanter.org/13ntccur8/

 

 

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A favourite gets even better- Padlet | Bright Ideas

A favourite gets even better- Padlet | Bright Ideas | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
One of our favourite online tools is Wallwisher, which we've written about before.  It's a simple site that requires no login, and allows anyone to add sticky
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Copyright Friendly Music & Sounds - Copyright & Creative Commons, Free Images and Music - Library at Brisbane Grammar School

Copyright Friendly Music & Sounds - Copyright & Creative Commons, Free Images and Music - Library at Brisbane Grammar School | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
All things related to copyright, intellectual property, plagiarism, referencing, Creative Commons and copyright-friendly resources.

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Thank you Brisbane Grammar!

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!
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Five Search Engines You Can Use to Search the Deep Web

Five Search Engines You Can Use to Search the Deep Web | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), information in the Deep Web is just not visible to the software spiders and crawlers that create search engine indexes. Since this information makes up the vast majority of available content on the Web, we are potentially missing out on some pretty amazing resources.


Via Karen Bonanno
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Looking a bit more deeply in seeking information

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 27, 2013 4:21 PM

Meta search in action.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 28, 2013 8:00 AM

usefulothers useful to know when teaching searching to 6th formers!

 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, May 27, 2013 7:50 AM

Just a reminder about what 'else' is out there to access!

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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

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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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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 24, 2014 12:37 PM

A Game for the children :)

Lotte Schacht's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:09 AM

Great stuff.

larcher's curator insight, October 19, 2014 11:07 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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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.