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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:44 PM

Great ideas for literacy promotion in schools.  

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 27, 2013 7:16 PM

I've sat through many librarian interviews lead by principals.  A standard question I always hear is "How will you promote reading?"   Sometimes the answers I hear surprise me.  A.R. is something I've heard frequently.  I challenge you to imagine a world without A.R. What would you do then?  I would recommend studying this webpage for ideas. 

 

If you're fortunate to already be in a school library you might find some fresh ideas for promoting reading on your campus.

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

Such a great post!

Library Staff's curator insight, December 9, 2013 8:02 PM

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

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Nashville school's library offers glimpse of the future - The Tennessean

Nashville school's library offers glimpse of the future - The Tennessean | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
Nashville school's library offers glimpse of the future The Tennessean This school year, Wright Middle School became the second completed large-scale renovation through the Limitless Libraries program, which pairs Metro schools with the Nashville...

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The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

The Most Famous Book Set In Every State | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
From California to Illinois to New York, these are the most famous books that take place in every state in America.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:38 PM

Very interesting graphic.  I would love to see a children's and YA version of this as well.

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Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google

Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
The ubiquity and ease of Google searches could make kids' minds go soft without the ability to critique or contextualize the answers.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 17, 2013 4:27 PM

A colleagues comment: " Teacher librarians have a crucial role to play in teaching critical thinking and research skills to form digitally literate learners."

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Content Curation Visualized

Content Curation Visualized | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:57 PM
Linda Dougherty's insight:"Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum"

 

Couldn't have said it better meself!

GwynethJones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 1:06 PM
gwynethjones's insight:Linda Dougherty's insight:"Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum"

 

Couldn't have said it better meself! 

Library Staff's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:58 PM

People need help with resources. Curation is the new black!

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A Childhood Built on Banned Books - Bibliology

A Childhood Built on Banned Books - Bibliology | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
The banned books list is my "to-read" list. What part of education involves removing the choice of reading materials that might make someone uncomfortable,

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, September 26, 2013 10:45 AM

One of my favorite quotes from this article...

 

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"I read sweet stories, too. I don't want to make you think that I was a glutton for punishment. It's just that the meaty books - the books that made me feel, the books that made me think, the ones that dealt with situations that I'd never personally experienced - were the most gratifying of them all. And those are the ones that people want to remove from library shelves."

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Another regarding those who want to ban books...

 

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"Most people are not willing to communicate about difficult things, which is the crux of the problem that results in people wanting to ban books. They don't want to think about difficult things, either because something happened to them, or because it is so far from their reality that they want to ignore it."

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And one more...

 

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"How can we hope to stop the horrors that humanity can wreak upon itself if we do not allow ourselves to notice that they exist, discuss the problems, and move past them together?"

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The best literature engages us with plot and thereby we allow ourselves to discover and consider our responsibilities to each other for reducing the pain and suffering resulting from those who are foolish or evil.

 

I always believed that true optimism was not the Panglossian belief that everything is wonderful as it is. But rather, the optimism  of Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King jr. where the first knowing is knowing that there are serious problems that can be addressed and never losing faith that "something" can be done to reduce the chasm between the present and the perfect. 

 

As in...

We are NOT perfect.

There is SOMETHING we can do.

Reaching perfection is unlikely.

So the choice is leave it be as short of perfection as it is or don't.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

"Google Lit Trips is the legal fictitious business name of GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit

Susan Myburgh's curator insight, July 28, 2015 12:06 AM

add your insight ...

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10 Kit Lit Nominees Chosen for 2013 National Book Award

10 Kit Lit Nominees Chosen for 2013 National Book Award | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2013 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award, the first time in history that a longlist of nominees will be presented for all four categories of awards: young people’s literature, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.


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BJ Neary's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:49 PM

I know the authors, I have to get reading these books!

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4 Innovative Libraries Transforming Lives Around the World

4 Innovative Libraries Transforming Lives Around the World | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it

Only about a third of the world's population has access to the internet. Here in the United States, libraries have become a major source of Internet access for people who otherwise can't afford computers or net access -- and the same goes for libraries around the world. Giving people access to the Internet in a public setting doesn't mean handing them a free pass to infinite animated GIFs; it means jobs, health information, and education.


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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:41 PM

Wants to see this happen in the Philippines.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 13, 2013 3:26 AM

The digital divide is addressed by libraries around the world.

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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Julieta Silva's comment, September 15, 2013 6:45 PM
Yes, the future is here and now!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:03 AM

New trends in Librarianship

Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:48 AM

But I'm already really busy!!!   Rescooped from classmate @Liz Carnell

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it

With iPads, once we begin thinking beyond the confines of a page, anything is possible. Consider the video below created several years ago by two of my students. First they wrote plot summaries. Then they wrote character sketches. From there, they crafted paragraphs about theme, tying the visual and auditory elements of their videos back to the books. Finally, they created storyboards and bibliographies before producing and publishing their final product.


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Training in Business's curator insight, December 3, 2013 12:56 PM

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

 

#elearning  http://goo.gl/BRqvr0

 

 

Romeo Quijano's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:03 PM

Interesting 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 27, 2013 7:19 PM

Worth taking a look at.  How many times have you heard people ask what their students can "do" on the ipad to submit their work.  This will walk you through using the ipad for writing.

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Your Next Great Read

Your Next Great Read | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
Like many librarians, Tulsa City-County Library faced a disconnect when it came to providing face-to-face readers’ advisory service. We didn’t always get the opportunity to do so.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:24 PM

Any school libraries do something similar?

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Librarians on the Fly: Baby Steps to creating a Makerspace in the Library

Librarians on the Fly: Baby Steps to creating a Makerspace in the Library | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
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School Library Impact Studies | Keith Curry Lance

School Library Impact Studies | Keith Curry Lance | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
Keith’s latest research on the impact of school libraries and librarians is being pursued on several fronts: a major, federally-funded, statewide study in Pennsylvania; and a Colorado replication of a national study that documents the impact of the Great Recession and its aftermath on school library staffing and thereby on students’ reading scores. - See more at: http://keithcurrylance.com/school-library-impact-studies/#sthash.XODVRigp.dpuf

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 19, 2013 6:16 PM

Keith has produced the definitive research on the effectiveness of libraries. 

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Do Your Students Know How To Search?

Do Your Students Know How To Search? | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:00 PM

Only 15% of students are considered power users who can transfer their tech skills from place to place. The divide is not on the horizon. It is with us.

rwestby's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:26 PM

Searching is not just for kids - Internet search skills are something needed even for adults.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:22 PM

Excellent, truly current information about teaching students to search and curate well. Use this for independent study!

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School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013

School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013 | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:26 AM

This applies equally in the UK as in the US

Lourense Das's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:19 PM

School librarians as assertive leaders. Nice invitation to work on our competencies ;-)

Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, October 18, 2013 3:50 PM

He was an awesome speaker AND his wife is a librarian! He knows what he is talking about.

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The librarian edge: Title talk: Librarian + What? Teacher? Facilitator? Curriculum Leader?

The librarian edge: Title talk: Librarian + What? Teacher? Facilitator? Curriculum Leader? | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it

Where did the teaching go?  It's still in there, but shifted - from direct to indirect - while retaining learning as the priority.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 17, 2013 4:53 PM

Changing titles ... changing roles ... the dynamics of school libraries.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:29 AM

and now a change in the application process too . . .

Connie Wise's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:21 PM

What is your library job description?

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News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV | The Daring Librarian

News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV | The Daring Librarian | librariansonthefly | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:49 PM

New blog post! News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV feat. @Flocabulary @snnheadlines

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:00 AM

A great literacy idea!

Jessica Schmitz's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:48 AM

A great idea to get kids involved.  Possibly do this with the "Journalism" class - or simply have it offered as an elective or for kids to do during study hall time ?

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Librarians on the Fly: Creating Customized Google Forms for Your Library

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The Unwind Dystology

Neal Shusterman shares the secrets behind the New York Times bestselling Unwind Dystology.


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Love Neal Shusterman!

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BJ Neary's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:43 PM

I can't wait for Unsouled!