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50 Best Websites 2012

50 Best Websites 2012 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
TIME's annual salute to sites and services which can keep you entertained and informed, save you time and money -- and maybe even change your life.
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John Palfrey: Thoughts About the Future of Libraries and Learning

John Palfrey: Thoughts About the Future of Libraries and Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
John Palfrey talks about digital scholarship, digital students, and the challenges and opportunities both provide. From the closing plenary of the SSP Annual Meeting.
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Digital Natives? E-Book Consumption Varies Among Young People

Digital Natives? E-Book Consumption Varies Among Young People | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Two devoted book lovers, Catherine A. Cardno of Education Week Commentary and Amy Wickner of the EPE Library, write about new releases and trends in the K-12 education-publishing arena.
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Teacher librarians could soon be left on the funding shelf

Teacher librarians could soon be left on the funding shelf | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians could soon be left on the funding shelf...
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Why Learning Should Be Messy

Why Learning Should Be Messy | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School i...
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Generation Whine

Generation Whine | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

From Lena Dunham to "F--- I'm in My Twenties," inside the cultural fixation with the worries of privileged twentysomethings.

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How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years! Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years! Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
I'll be giving a banquet talk at the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) conference ...

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Designing a LIbrary for Modern Times - ABC Queensland - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Designing a LIbrary for Modern Times - ABC Queensland - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
When you think of libraries you conjure up images of quiet, reflective spaces with the smell of old paper don't you? And many libraries have remained pretty much the same way for decades.
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Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing in Softlink Australian Schools Survey

Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing in Softlink Australian Schools Survey | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

"Findings from Softlink’s annual Australian School Library Survey have revealed a positive link between literacy results and school library resourcing levels. The 2012 survey found schools with higher than the national average NAPLAN reading literacy scores received above average levels of library funding and staffing. 

A comparable result was identified between schools with low NAPLAN scores and low funding levels, with the relationship’s significance increasing from primary to secondary school.  These results were echoed in the 2010 and 2011 surveys."


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Online Database of Social Media Policies

The largest online database of social media policies from companies, governments, non-profits.
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13 Free iPhone Apps to Make Life Easier

13 Free iPhone Apps to Make Life Easier | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
With hectic days and packed schedules, we could use all the help we can get. Your iPhone can help assist with everyday tasks.
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School libraries are still about teaching students 'to use information efficiently and ethically'

School libraries are still about teaching students 'to use information efficiently and ethically' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
"Libraries are an important component of what schools do to ensure students read proficiently," said Ryan Argot, Northern School District spokesman.
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2012 Inky Awards Announcement | Inside A Dog

2012 Inky Awards Announcement | Inside A Dog | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A site for young people about the books they like to read. Discover the latest youth literature news, find YA books for teenagers (reviewed by teens), join a book club and discuss your favourite reads, and enter our monthly competitions.
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Building a vibrant future for school library conversations

Building a vibrant future for school library conversations | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The Australian Teacher Librarian Network assists school library staff to stay up to date with emerging devices, tools, media and virtual environments.

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School libraries: using data to boost student literacy

School libraries: using data to boost student literacy | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Librarian Adam Lancaster explains how his school used tracking data and reading quizzes to support reluctant readers...
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You're The Voice: Indi on arduous books written by dead people | Inside A Dog

You're The Voice: Indi on arduous books written by dead people | Inside A Dog | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A site for young people about the books they like to read. Discover the latest youth literature news, find YA books for teenagers (reviewed by teens), join a book club and discuss your favourite reads, and enter our monthly competitions.
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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.
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Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start | eSchool News

In 1998, a 15-year-old high school student used the personal website of a professor at Northwestern University, Arthur Butz, as justification for writing a history paper called “The Historic Myth of Concentration Camps.” That student, who we will...
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writing on surfaces in learning spaces

writing on surfaces in learning spaces | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Stephen Heppell talks about writing on desks walls and surfaces, using mobile devices to save

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4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure

4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Andrew K Kirk, Founder of Face The Buzz and Social Media Examiner writer, outlines 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure, but these can all easily be applied to libraries as well. It’s so important to be aware of how to measure success for marketing and outreach campaigns, especially with regard to social media since use of these tools are often more difficult to justify to stakeholders.


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