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How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview)

How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview) | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview)
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Librarian Becky Daughtry has worked in both public and private libraries for more than 22 years.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 29, 2014 3:38 AM

Interview with Becky Daughtry, librarian with a 22-year career in public and school libraries

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:48 PM

So true...

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What Didn’t Happen in Edtech in 2013 (EdSurge News)

What Didn’t Happen in Edtech in 2013 (EdSurge News) | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
This year marked a very noticeable surge in technology investment and innovation in education--what I call “innovestment"--which plays an important role in stimulating a sector that is traditionally behind the innovation adoption curve...
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Nice to talk about what we could do better in technology investment, from 4 CEOs. There is more to embracing technology than just having the latest device.

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Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Institute of Education, University of London

Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Institute of Education, University of London | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 18, 2013 1:56 AM

More research to prove what we know already! Useful to have the evidence though :) 

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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With some reflection, I'm not sure we should be as cynical about Web 2.0 as this,  especially as it's really been the impetus for Web 3.0.

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Serge Dielens * Branding * Reputation * Influence * Phygital Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, February 17, 5:40 AM
De l'école du web 1.0 au web 3.0.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 21, 2:06 AM
What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, March 3, 9:47 AM
I'm not sure I would define it this way.  How would you fill in column three?
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School Libraries Boost Student Literacy, Australian Survey Finds

School Libraries Boost Student Literacy, Australian Survey Finds | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The 2013 Australian School Library Survey, conducted by Softlink on behalf of Australia's school library associations, has again revealed a positive relationship between a school’s literacy results and its library’s resourcing levels, the company...
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Note-Taking Using Graphic Organizers | Scholastic.com

Note-Taking Using Graphic Organizers | Scholastic.com | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Teach your students how to use different graphic organizers to take notes when reading nonfiction texts.
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Many assumptions are made about digital literacy, including students' inherent ability to read and decipher the information now arriving in a variety of formats. The ability to synthesise information is more important than ever.

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How to destroy a school library - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How to destroy a school library - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
In a December 4, 2013 School Library Journal opinion piece, Robin Overby Cox explains how to kill ...
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If we recognise aspects of ourselves in this, that's the first step to change.
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25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading

25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - leadingfromthelibrary There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street artSee...

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We still love books. In any format. Even street art.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:50 PM

Such a great post!

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:41 PM

Spot on! Librarians are essential!

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JK Rowling among 10 literacy heroes

JK Rowling among 10 literacy heroes | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Harry Potter author JK Rowling is among 10 people - both famous and non-famous - to be honoured for helping to boost literacy and a love of reading.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 4, 2013 3:45 PM

I like this one: "An unnamed prisoner from The Mount jail who is involved with a project called Storybook Dads, where parents in prison can record themselves reading a book to their children"

Library Staff's curator insight, December 4, 2013 5:19 PM

I concur! 

William Maris's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:46 PM

I love this award! It really goes out to the everyday heroes teaching children how to read. Whether it is J.K. Rowling, whose amazing stories have enticed children to read, myself included, or your everyday library assistant, reaching out and helping you to read. Without these wondorful teachers, writers and librarians, this comment wud be rully hurd tu reeed. Thank you, Language Arts teachers, writers, and librarians, for making the world a better, more literate place. Without you all languages would be dead, like latin. You are inspiring people who help the community. Now, Mrs. K., about that essay...

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Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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We know the benefits of reading aloud to children. Maybe even older ones?

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning. "..Our students have a natural inclination to go to the media centre; these are now the hubs of our schools..."

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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.
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Knew it! If only I had time to read when I need my non-holiday brain...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:04 AM

Note to self...need to read more :) 

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, December 30, 2013 7:23 AM

Excellent news! :-)

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The iCentre: Australia School Libraries “Learning Commons” Concept

The iCentre: Australia School Libraries “Learning Commons” Concept | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
At the 19th Treasure Mountain Research Retreat “The Learner in the Learning Commons” held in Hartford, Connecticut last month, keynoter Dr. Lyn Hay presented “An Anatomy of an iCentre.” Dr. Hay who teaches at Charles ...

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:19 PM

Doesn't really matter what we call this transformational learning space let's just get moving to support learning to learn.

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14 ways to add value when curating content

14 ways to add value when curating content | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:53 AM

14 ways to add value when curating content

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SyReach Notes now offers a full coverage of personal KM needs: Seek with integrated watch module and search engines, Sense with note and article edition, linking and knowledge building. Share by email or publish to Scoop.it selected resources linked to your articles!

Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 2014 3:01 PM

Really thought provoking

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest In The Classroom

25 Ways To Use Pinterest In The Classroom | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
25 Ways To Use Pinterest In The Classroom According To Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
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Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders - The Digital Shift

Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders - The Digital Shift | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Librarians are leading the way in technology use, according to School Library Journal's annual technology survey. SLJ’s got the proof, and we encourage you to share it.
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McGraw-Hill Professional teams with OverDrive to offer eBooks to public libraries and schools | Talking New Media | The digital publishing industry website

McGraw-Hill Professional teams with OverDrive to offer eBooks to public libraries and schools | Talking New Media | The digital publishing industry website | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Catalog of 5,000+ business, consumer, education, technical and medical titles now available Press Release: NEW YORK and CLEVELAND – December 5, 2013 — McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of ...
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Speed Dating With Books! | The Daring Librarian

Speed Dating With Books! | The Daring Librarian | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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A terrific way to promote books! They never know what they will discover...

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:09 AM

Great ideas for reader engagement!

GwynethJones's comment, December 10, 2013 9:27 AM
Jennifer- Your version sounds great, too! Do you have that activity written up on a blog or wiki? I'd love to add that to the blog post under resources!
Library Staff's curator insight, February 27, 2014 6:32 PM

Works so well! Thank you Gwyneth.

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Video - How to Use Google Books for Research

Video - How to Use Google Books for Research | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Google Books can be a good research tool for students if they are aware of it and know how to use it. In the video below I provide a short overview of how to use Google Books for research. You can also find screenshots of the process here.

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Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)? -- THE Journal

Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)? -- THE Journal | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The virtual learning commons could be the secret power that turns your school website into a participatory digital space that serves learning 24/7.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:17 PM

The essential ingredient to success is engaging your school community in 'participatory' learning just the same as you do in a physical learning commons. A VLC is not a one way street to information like a library website, it is instead a virtual hub of knowledge building,collaboration, play, creativity, experimentation and innovation.

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rbutr - Rebuttals, Debunkings and Counter Arguments to misinformation on the internet - Think Again

rbutr - Rebuttals, Debunkings and Counter Arguments to misinformation on the internet - Think Again | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
rbutr helps you find rebuttals to any page you read on the internet so that you can get a complete view of all sides of the discussion.
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Interesting concept. Finding rebuttals to content on the web.

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30 books you have to read before 30

30 books you have to read before 30 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
WE all have our favourite books. This list in't supposed to be definitive.
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The author is suggesting these books need to be read when you are young.

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