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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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Inspirational images of libraries that emphasize imagination, fun, and  wonder.  The creativity we are trying to inspire and nurture in our students should be reflected in the library design.

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:23 PM

Bring a little fun into the world...just need to find room in the  budget to do it!

 

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Bibliotech: 6 concerning trends in digital collection development

Bibliotech: 6 concerning trends in digital collection development | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting and compelling reading from a leading light in Effective school library practice about how we make digital content available for students and lots more. Have a read

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Learn How To Find, Analyze and Visualize Information Effectively at School of Data

Learn How To Find, Analyze and Visualize Information Effectively at  School of Data | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data

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This is a cool looking tool for School librarians and other educators!!!

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raremare's comment, August 28, 2013 11:27 PM
Thats interesting
animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:06 PM
it's brilliant
Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 2014 11:54 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources

Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Preview and download the course Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources on iTunes U.
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"nonlinear collection of Multi-Touch resource books are designed to support educators who are authoring content and/or guiding learners who are authoring content for publication.  These Multi-Touch books  will raise awareness about digital citizenship, copyright, and plagiarism.  This foundation will help participants explore the expanding collection of open educational resources (OER), learn and apply various digital licenses, and apply appropriate citation practices.  Finally, participants will learn ways to protect their own work and demonstrate ways to curate their own collection of OERs. This course is designed as a collection of resources to help the teacher/student navigate through open educational resources."

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CORE Education: Modern Learning Environments

CORE Education: Modern Learning Environments | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Inspiring, beautiful, functional school buildings. Because schools should be places where dreams come true.
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Thanks to Mark Osborne at Core for sharing these fantastic images of learning environments around the world-  

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

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Why we need Digital Citizenship learning in our schools!

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:17 AM

Great article. Lots of links as well.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:19 AM

Super resource told like it is in the schoolhouse.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:42 AM

Digital Citizenship

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Student achievement suffers without full time school librarians. The graphic clearly shows the impact of a full time school librarian on literacy outcomes

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Setting Their Own Goals and Schedules - Professionally Speaking - December 2010

Setting Their Own Goals and Schedules - Professionally Speaking - December 2010 | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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How could library services support a personalised learning programme like this one?  How could library services adopt some of this thinking even in a more traditionally structured learning environment?  Great reading in any case.

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Hamish Lindop's comment, March 7, 2013 7:43 PM
I heard that the next fuze program at auckland libraries is going to be planned by teens, seems quite "student-directed"
L2_S2S's comment, April 7, 2013 8:09 PM
Self directed learning is a great innovation if supported, as in this school by focused teachers and mentors and is an added bonus as it prepares students nicely for tertiary learning
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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development [Infographic]

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development [Infographic] | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Attention SchoolLibrary teams - Curation is a great way to support the learners and teachers in your school!
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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 1, 2013 5:43 AM

Check also:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:56 PM

 Handy infographic outlining ways to use the web as a PD tool.

Ruth Garner's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:21 AM

Handy

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» 21C skills achieved through Guided Inquiry BACIRC

» 21C skills achieved through Guided Inquiry BACIRC | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Australia's Teacher Librarian of the year shares reflections on Guided Inquiry 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:26 PM

add your insight...

Adam Carron's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:38 PM

Does exactly what it says!

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Kete Mātauranga: The journey from school library to iCentre

Kete Mātauranga: The journey from school library to iCentre | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Papatoetoe Intermediate School in Auckland New Zealand has redeveloped their library into a modern learning environment.  Read about their new Kete Matauranga and how this committed team turned a leaking building into a tremendous opportunity

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Kete Matauranga- iCentre-

Papatoetoe Intermediate School have redeveloped their library into a fantastic modern learning environment.  This is an excellent example of a Modern library learning environment that has been developed by a committed team of educators in South Auckland- New Zealand.

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Excellence in practice-Library service transcends library space-Raroa Intermediate

The library service at Raroa intermediate serves its students better than ever through online services. Clare has linked the library to the students through ...
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Be inspired by this fantastic 5 minute video showcasing Raroa Intermediate School Library where Clare has made the library's services available everywhere all the time by providing web access to the catalogue, a great blog and much more. 

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21st Century Librarianship Is Not For Casual Librarians

21st Century Librarianship Is Not For Casual Librarians | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
I commute to work about 30 minutes through city streets and Interstate. I am not a casual driver. My pilot training and experience gave me a sense of driving with precision and purpose, as well as driving defensively and decisively.
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Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space

Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Libraries as modern learning environments with lots of great examples from NZ in the post and in the comments!

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Esther Casey's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:56 AM

Libraries have the potential to significantly enhance the development of life-long learners through excellent provision of expertise, resources and spaces.  There are some great NZ examples referred to in this post.

pru's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:06 PM

There are challenges for school libraries in balancing these spaces, particularly collection space. Once the overriding priority, have we gone too far in rationalising physical collection space and thus risked devaluing what is part of a library's unique value? Of course making virtual collections visible in our space is also important.

Sandra Mason's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:56 PM

A 'now' library!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Virtual Tours for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Virtual Tours for Students | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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A great selection of virtual tours ! Google art project, Smithsonian museum, World wonders project and more!!

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:35 AM

Another way to engage student directed inquiries. Bring the world into the school virtual learning commons.

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School Libraries: Excellence in Practice at Amesbury School

Carolyn Knight, Teacher in the Library and colleagues at Amesbury School, a new Year 1-6 school in Churton Park, Wellington talk about how their school libra...
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Our latest Excellence in Practice Video -  Amesbury School - a wonderful new school in Wellington New Zealand.  The leadership team at this school made a priority of creating a library that is a fantastic modern learning environment, staffed by highly qualified educators and totally integrated into their new school

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A Guide to Digital Research

A Guide to Digital Research | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast A Guide to Digital Research on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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"focuses on supporting the digital research needs of students and teachers.  The collection of assets will explore the steps from task to finished product.  Students will learn digital citizenship and etiquette while they develop information literacy skills."

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Reading Together Ohaeawai School

School librarian Liz Christensen talks about how the role school library has been a critical success factor in supporting literacy development at Ohaeawai Sc...
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Watch this short video to learn how one rural primary school is Creating Readers through its amazing library service and the Reading Together (TM) programme

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L2_S2S's curator insight, March 18, 2013 4:52 PM

Fantastic library services coupled with the Reading Together (TM) programme get fabulous results for student literacy in rural northland

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Libraries support learning - across the education spectrum- Makerspaces help achieve this 

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SocialTech: Connected Libraries: project summary and recommendations

SocialTech: Connected Libraries: project summary and recommendations | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

Young People identify the school library as an important, unique and valued area within the school. They ask that the BSF Programme look at what the library was for and how it was used.

They want the role of the library to be extended and promoted as a place to relax as well as learn. School libraries are particularly valued as quiet, calm spaces, encouraging and supporting informal learning and learner-directed research.

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What are your students' priorities for learning environments? what can your library enhance or change to better respond to student needs? How are you measuring and documenting the effectiveness of your services on student outcomes?

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New Zealand Kauri | Services to Schools

New Zealand Kauri | Services to Schools | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Using NZ primary sources with your students-- Check out this  latest Primary source gallery 

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 My  blog:  h*p://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/    My  tweets:  @joycevalenza    My  site:  h*p://springfieldlibrary.wi
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Thanks to Dr. Joyce V for a great slide share on Curation !!

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L2_S2S's comment, February 14, 2013 9:36 PM
"Curating... is the critical thinkers collection"- what a great way to express this!
karenradz's comment, February 20, 2013 9:00 AM
Thank you for the inspiration!
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100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school)

100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school) | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

To start with...

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology.

3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian.

4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly


Via Lourense Das, Ann Vega, Dr. Laura Sheneman, Virginia Pavlovich, Les Howard, Andrea Zeitz, GwynethJones
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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

“School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students' research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity. These traditional roles and strengths are increasingly critical as society faces a deluge of digital information, and the lines between content user and content creator are blurred and even actively deconstructed.”


Via Karen Bonanno
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"School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students’ research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity"

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Audrey Nay's comment, February 8, 2013 3:53 PM
Great description of SL's role
Christine Margocs's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:37 PM

Libraries are great resources when teaching digital literacy.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 8:16 PM

Libraries are digital platforms serving the needs of schools and communities. 

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Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...
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L2_S2S's curator insight, January 17, 2013 2:46 PM

This is critical viewing for all school librarians and principals!.   The importance of School Librarian as Information Coach! who is dedicated to student learning outcomes.

Beryl Morris's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:03 AM

Viewing this keeps one motivated to be the change.