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New Study from Washington State Makes the Case for School Librarians | I Love Libraries

New Study from Washington State Makes the Case for School Librarians | I Love Libraries | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

As the nation celebrates April as School Library Month, it's a good time to reflect on the essential role that school librarians play in our children's education.  A recent study in the state of Washington showed the wisdom of investing in school librarians.  As part of the study, Dr. Elizabeth Coker conducted a data analysis of a 40-question survey conducted by the Washington State’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) among 1,486 of the 2,428 K-12 schools in the state.

The results of that study, which was undertaken on behalf of the Washington Library Media Association, were summed up in a report, Certified Teacher-Librarians, Library Quality and Student Achievement in Washington State Public Schools.  Those results showed that students attending schools with certified teacher-librarians perform better on standardized tests and are more likely to graduate.  The reason, the report states, is that certified teacher-librarians "are far more likely to be directly involved in teaching curriculum-designed around Common Core standards.

 

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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
By David Price In my book, OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live And Learn In The Future, I argue that a relentless focus upon high-stakes accountability — through student testing and teacher evaluation — has done little to improve outcomes, and has...
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4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace

4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The rise of the Internet is changing the way employees interact and learn.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!)

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!) | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

When your budget is low on dollars, you need to become creative when it comes to everything in your school library. Since we have a computer lab in our library-media center, (and lots of wall space...) I have decorated the lab with posters and infographics. You might have seen some of my original work, including 7 Things to Know About EBSCO, and the READ poster. There are also many posters which help students format their research paper, search for Google images, and understanding search results. When I began this search I never expected to find so many infographics for school librarians! If you are a language arts teacher, you will also find many related to grammar and reading below.


Via Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das, Dennis T OConnor, Tina Rettler-Pagel, KB...Konnected
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:08 PM

What happens when you mix teacher-librarians with infographics?


Wonderful Things!

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, February 5, 6:36 AM

Muito útil.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 7, 1:37 AM

Some good Infographics here- not limited to librarian use.

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7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator

7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Three years ago we had two classrooms in our library. They looked like this:
The former “training-based” classrooms at VT Library. Photo: R. Miller
These were suitable for training-based instruction but our program has evolved.
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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips examines eight myths that drive education policy, including the value of homework for students and merit pay for teachers, the irrelevance of funding and class size, and the fairness of college admissions.
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The why in Education

The why in Education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Registration of my TED talk at TEDxAmsterdamED on March 26th 2015. The talk is a short (8 minute) version of the story below: Did you ever ask yourself if the decisions you make are driven by what you know or feel is good – or are these decisions simply driven by your habits, by what you’re used to? 

Each and every single one of us is a decision maker when it comes to education. As a parent, you decide on which school you pick for your young child and how you support and stimulate your children during their school years. When you grow up, you decide which school or university you pick yourself. As a teacher, you decide on the way you set up your classes. As a school director, you decide on the way you shape your school and facilitate your team. As a politician, you decide on how the money is spent.

But based on what? What drives your decision making?

 
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Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap

Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
All too often, students in many countries do not get the education they must have to prosper in the twenty-first century. Education technology can help close this skills gap.

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Joran Le Cren's curator insight, March 30, 10:03 AM

A good analysis of the skills required for the 21st century but... we may miss the 21st century because of this:

"Delivering on the potential of technology to address skills gaps will ultimately require effective collaboration among a complex and interconnected group of policymakers, educators, education technology providers, and funders." (sic)


Anything planned for the 22nd century ? or is there any disruptor in the place ?

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 6, 9:22 AM

Business consulting groups are paying close attention to education technology and its impact and influence on learning, and its ultimate impact on the work place. That seems significant.

Cheryl Cruz's curator insight, April 21, 8:28 AM

Companies in the US are finding out they are not getting the talents they need from Americas' education system.  So what could be the most viable solution to this situation? Could/should companies that need this talent do more to invest in education for the students going through the education system now? Could/should companies do more to provide apprenticeships, internships and OJT to curate the type of talent they want/need  from the existing labor pool? The US may not be able to keep up the pace of being in the lead in the world with the current status of the education system in the country.  We are 15 years into the 21st century, let's stop pretending it just started yesterday.  This report takes a look at what other countries are doing to keep the pipeline flowing with students and workers who can deliver the talent and skills of today.

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Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future? - Teachers Training International - Helping you motivate, manage and engage your students

Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future? - Teachers Training International - Helping you motivate, manage and engage your students | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
A video and some photos demonstrating 2 differing views on the classroom of the future.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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BookPal's curator insight, March 10, 1:02 PM

Fascinating insight!

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Claremont Colleges Library wins 2015 LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award | News & Press Center

Claremont Colleges Library wins 2015 LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award | News & Press Center | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Innovation in Instruction Award will be presented to the Claremont Colleges Library (CCL) at ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco.
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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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Pedagogy Of MOOCs And Benefits For Modern Professionals - eLearning Industry

Pedagogy Of MOOCs And Benefits For Modern Professionals - eLearning Industry | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

ThnThe Pedagogy Of MOOCs And MOOCs' Benefits For Modern Professionals. The Pedagogical base Of MOOCs for Students and Modern Professionals!


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Peter Mellow's curator insight, February 21, 6:32 PM

Thanks to Con Sotidis for this link!

 

@LearnKotch

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The History of the Future of Education

The History of the Future of Education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology

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Coding and Computer Science in School Libraries: Researcher Q&A - Education Week Blogs (subscription) (blog)

Coding and Computer Science in School Libraries: Researcher Q&A - Education Week Blogs (subscription) (blog) | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Given time and space to innovate, librarians can be instrumental in engaging students in using programming tools, researchers said.
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Learning Needs a Context

Learning Needs a Context | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
This is a follow up to a post I wrote, How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?  The purpose of these posts is to encourage educators to examine practices they take for granted, implement without deep reflection of their efficacy.
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The 'University Of Everywhere' Isn't For Everyone: The Future Of Learning Will Be A Big Tent

The 'University Of Everywhere' Isn't For Everyone: The Future Of Learning Will Be A Big Tent | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Last May, I used this column to argue that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are more like health clubs than hospitals: Providing free access to a gym will encourage lots of healthy, motivated people to use it and get healthier. And that would be a good thing; healthier people will avoid costly visits to the hospital and will live longer, more productive lives. At the same time, though, doctors do not expect that access to a gym will automatically improve the health of less motivated people, especially those with serious health problems. Some will need a personal trainer to show them the ropes and hold them accountable, while others will require the kind of “high touch” care that doctors and hospitals provide.


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 19, 9:20 AM

Interesting stuff! 

Jo Campbell's curator insight, April 20, 12:08 AM

ICT providing education for more

Sandro Monteiro's curator insight, April 21, 10:40 AM

Once again the issues of motivation and autonomy are critical in successful learning models in higher education.

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Innovation Excellence | 12 Must Read Books on Education for 2015

Innovation Excellence | 12 Must Read Books on Education for 2015 | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you’ve been meaning to read. In 2015, you’re going to want to make room in your schedule for a lot of satisfaction.
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Canada Gets Google Play for Education, Classroom-Ready Android Tablets

Canada Gets Google Play for Education, Classroom-Ready Android Tablets | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Those of us in Canada have been sitting on the sidelines as Google Play for Education was developed and deployed in the United States in November of 2013, and later in the UK earlier this year; fortunately we don’t have any longer to wait.
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7 inspiring children's books to motivate your young activist

7 inspiring children's books to motivate your young activist | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
It's never too early to try to change the world.
Teaching your kids at an impressionable young age about the most important issues of our time can benefit their development, and help shape their passion for social justice later in life.
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Minecraft is coming to every secondary school in Northern Ireland

Minecraft is coming to every secondary school in Northern Ireland | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
MinecraftEdu, an educational version of Mojang's breakout game of building and exploration, is being distributed for free to schools in Northern Ireland.
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Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 NMC Horizon Report - K12 Education Edition

Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 NMC Horizon Report - K12 Education Edition | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
A preview of the NMC Horizon Report's interim results for its 2015 K-12 education edition - emerging technologies & trends & challenges in education worldwide
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7 things every kid should master - The Boston Globe

7 things every kid should master - The Boston Globe | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need. 

1. Reading

2. Inquiry

3. Flexible thinking and the use of evidence

4. Conversation

5. Collaborations

6. Engagement

7. Well-being

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Susan Engel reviewed more than 300 studies of K–12 academic tests. What she discovered is that most tests used to evaluate students, teachers, and school districts predict almost nothing except the likelihood of achieving similar scores on subsequent tests. The 7 to measure qualities seem very useful to 'capture' a child's educational progress.

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The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist | American Libraries Magazine

The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

The landscape of learning is changing. Children and young adults learn not only in school but fluidly across home, school, peer culture, and community. This transformation in learning and the school environment has prompted educators to ask challenging questions about how to de­velop learning spaces to meet these needs within the some­times competing economic, social, and political realities.

At the same time, school librarians continue to serve their communities by linking children, young adults, and teachers with both the information they need and the skills to use it. We’ve identified three trends that we see as most affecting the role of the school librarian in the near future.

 

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Explainer: what is the hybrid classroom and is it the future of education?

Explainer: what is the hybrid classroom and is it the future of education? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
A blend of online and face-to-face teaching is changing the nature of the classroom.

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Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, February 24, 7:23 AM

Blended education gets my vote - in the same sort of way that variable speed limits do - personalised choice driven by emerging communication media - relevant to a connected future whilst keeping people skills personal.

TRUCE's curator insight, March 2, 3:53 PM

Sound approach in my opinion.

Raj Shekhar Mishra's curator insight, March 17, 2:15 AM

The future of our classrooms is bright if we can carefully blend innovation with sound principles of education, rather than let one replace the other.

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MOOCs: from Academia to Corporate - a whitepaper by Docebo

MOOCs: from Academia to Corporate - a whitepaper by Docebo | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
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