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The State of Library eBook Lending

The State of Library eBook Lending | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

State of Victoria public libraries report 298,809 eBook downloads in 2011/12 and 497,045 downloads in 2012/13 (+66%) Users of the State Library of Western Australia downloaded 9,130 eBooks in...

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Directory of Open Access Journals in Education from the Education Research Global Observatory

Directory of Open Access Journals in Education from the Education Research Global Observatory | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

ERGO is a project on the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. As a signatory to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the ERGO is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of open access ("free to read") scholarship in education.


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, July 12, 2:13 AM
I am in France. You can search on https://doaj.org/subjects
Arjun Rajagopalan's comment, July 12, 2:32 AM
Thanks for the super prompt responses. This link worked. Great resource, particularly for those of us in India who have a hard time finding journals.
Pilar Moral's curator insight, August 3, 7:24 AM

Big collection of open access educational journals.

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Lexile Level Is One of Three Components of Text Complexity

Lexile Level Is One of Three Components of Text Complexity | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

The Common Core specifically says that there are “three equally important parts” of text complexity:

Quantitative Dimensions - Can students read it?Qualitative Dimensions - Should students read it?Reader and Task Considerations - Do students want to read it?


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Is an indication of text complexity a useful type of categorisation for school library collections and catalogues?

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The Death of Textbooks

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Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.
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Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators

Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Here is a big categorized list of YouTube channels that provide quality educational videos regularly.

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 8, 2014 12:21 PM

One of my roles is to serve as the Network Coordinator and help facilitate the Internet filtering.  Well, educators are awesome at finding value in tools that others may see as "entertainment".  In this case, YouTube does provide a wealth of education resources and this list just touches on a few.  Thanks to EdTechReview for compiling this list.

Those of you reading my share please add any additional channels that are beneficial to educators in their comments feed. 

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On the Books: Paperbacks and hardcovers still reign over ebooks - Entertainment Weekly

On the Books: Paperbacks and hardcovers still reign over ebooks - Entertainment Weekly | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Early adopters of e-readers: The literary revolution still has not been digitized. In the first six months of 2014, ebook sales composed 23 percent of...
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Love your school library - Primary English

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“Quick tips on how to promote reading through a love of the school library.”
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The importance of weeding, and a buying committee of students
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Why The Boston Public Library Is Discarding Books

Why The Boston Public Library Is Discarding Books | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
In the past few months, library-friends-group book sales, nonprofit internet libraries — even Amazon.com — have been flush with books that were, until
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Free online resources for teachers - Subject Research Guides at University of Melbourne

Free online resources for teachers - Subject Research Guides at University of Melbourne | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
No longer studying? No problem. The Free online resources for teachers guide can help you get started. It is intended as a resource to beginning and practicing teachers, and to showcase the many freely available teacher resources on the web.

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The Arts | Asia Education Foundation

The Arts | Asia Education Foundation | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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Access Asia-focused digital content lists created by AEF to support teachers implement the Australian Curriculum for the Arts

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Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps

Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

"From Tony Vincent: A rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps based on Harry Walker (2010) rubric (with some modifications by Kathy Schrock).


Relevance: The app’s focus has a strong connection to the purpose for the app and appropriate for the student


Customization: App offers complete flexibility to alter content and settings to meet student needs


Feedback: Student is provided specific feedback


Thinking Skills: App encourages the use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating, and analyzing


Engagement: Student is highly motivated to use the app


Sharing: Specific performance summary or student product is saved in app and can be exported to the teacher or for an audience

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Supporting resources English for the Australian Curriculum

Supporting resources English for the Australian Curriculum | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
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Don't miss this useful set of selection tools buried in the e4ac site under Repositories and searchable databases and Educational platforms and video.

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Australian Indigenous Education - Centre for Aboriginal Studies

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The Centre for Aboriginal Studies aspires to contribute to positive social change for Indigenous Australians through higher education and research.
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 16, 2014 6:22 PM

Useful web links to support inclusion of Australian Aboriginal resources in the curriculum.

 

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Janet Symmons's curator insight, June 28, 3:54 PM

Interesting to compare this with the OER policies in Canada (see post earlier today)

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What We Have Learned So Far: The Digital Learning Resources Project

What We Have Learned So Far: The Digital Learning Resources Project | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) (formerly the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, and even more formerly the Smithsonian Office of Primary and Second...
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OECD education today: Spread the wealth, reap the benefits

OECD education today: Spread the wealth, reap the benefits | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

OECD research on resources in schools: Not only are some countries better than others in allocating their educational resources more equitably across schools, but students in these countries generally perform better in mathematics.

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Research publishers costing taxpayers

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Research organisations spent more than $55 million in a single year on subscriptions to academic journals, figures obtained by Radio New Zealand show.
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Journal literature essential for researchers is tied up in huge publisher bundles. This article shows the bill for journal access for New Zealand research organisations and universities
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Why Use Library Databases - YouTube

Library databases will help you find scholarly sources quickly for a better paper.
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Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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Collections support learning performance.
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The State of Library eBook Lending

The State of Library eBook Lending | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it

State of Victoria public libraries report 298,809 eBook downloads in 2011/12 and 497,045 downloads in 2012/13 (+66%) Users of the State Library of Western Australia downloaded 9,130 eBooks in...

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Geography | Asia Education Foundation

Geography | Asia Education Foundation | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Access Asia-focused digital content lists created by AEF to support teachers implement the Australian Curriculum for Geography. 
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Maria Richards's curator insight, May 17, 2014 8:18 AM

Supports my indonesian classes!

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Welcome to Book Genre Monthly

Welcome to Book Genre Monthly | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
This blog has two purposes 1. To record and promote books suitable for young adults and adolescents 2. To impose a structure on my reading so that I regularly change genres. I plan to use months as...
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Helpful resource for literature collection building from a teacher librarian in regional Victoria.

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Elending Landscape Report 2014

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ALIA has released the Elending Landscape Report 2014 which identifies worldwide public library initiatives to secure ebooks for borrowers. The report—prepared by Brussels-based Civic Agenda—is intended to help identify practical elending solutions for Australian public libraries.

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Australian public libraries continue to experience great difficulty in obtaining ebooks for elending and finding a platform that will meet the desired criteria:
* A secure, trusted repository that contains ebooks from the big publishers, as well as from authors direct, and from local publishers
* Content procured at a fair price
* Providing access to local history content
* Library branded
* Providing content that can be accessed from all sorts of devices
* With a clever discovery layer
* The options of loan or buy

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Baker & Taylor, collectionHQ Launch ESP, a Predictive Collection Development Tool - The Digital Shift

Baker & Taylor, collectionHQ Launch ESP, a Predictive Collection Development Tool - The Digital Shift | Library collections for learning | Scoop.it
Baker & Taylor (B&T) and its collection management subsidiary collectionHQ announced the launch of ESP (Evidence-based Selection Planning), an optional feature for collectionHQ that aims to predict system-wide and branch-level demand for books,...
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Evidence-based collection development
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