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Useful resources for Library inductions/ orientations

Useful resources for Library inductions/ orientations | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Useful Resources for Training and Student Inductions.  Recommended Information/ literacy skills tutorials  East Midlands Research Support Group Online tutorial designed for early career researchers...

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I like the variations listed here - from several corners of the globe.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:28 AM

Good resources for Library Inductions and Orientations

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:01 PM

Really great collection of links to resources and tutorials on information literacy, offered by a variety of universities, libraries etc. across the globe.

Nicholas Bowskill's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:00 PM

Resource collection put together by East Midlands Research Support Group in UK to help retain and induct early career researchers.

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Dan's Blog

Dan's Blog | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Discussing Librarianship and Information Science
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Nice work!!! A category and link for some of the greatest websites for Information Access!!!

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Locals, records detail the path to integration of Charleston's libraries - Charleston Post Courier

Locals, records detail the path to integration of Charleston's libraries - Charleston Post Courier | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


The smooth sounds of jazz flowed most nights from the two-story structure at Bogard and Kracke streets, drawing black teens indoors to dance and socialize away from the unrelenting racism and segregation that held a firm grip on Charleston in the ...
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 to add to the collective memory about segregation...

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Teaching with Content Curation

Teaching with Content Curation | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


Content curation is "...the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic. Teacher content curation can be used by students and students can be asked t...

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added info for helping your students find, evaluate, and share relevant information.

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Martin Karlsson's curator insight, February 12, 2:20 AM

Key to the future

deniseroberts's curator insight, February 12, 3:46 PM

I use curation all the time on various topics and subjects.  Love it!

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 12, 3:51 PM

Chouette article sur le mix de curation et d'utiliser les mêmes outils au cours.

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This Stunning App Made Me Wish All Textbooks Were On iPad

This Stunning App Made Me Wish All Textbooks Were On iPad | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
When I say textbook, you probably think something along the lines of “boring” or “meh,” but a new app called Earth, A Primer for iOS brings boring old geology textbooks into…

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Imagine this on full screen - with full class involvement....

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Recess for High School Students

Recess for High School Students | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Last year, Montpelier High shifted its schedule to free up 15 minutes–for recess. Teachers and students find they are more calm and focused, with a camaraderie that continues into the classroom.
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Results include increased library use.....Yay!!!

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Fall Back in Love With Teaching - Education Week News

Fall Back in Love With Teaching - Education Week News | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


With Valentine's Day approaching, Cindi Rigsbee shares four ways teachers can make room for a little more love in the school day.
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Take a moment to review, breathe, refresh and begin again....

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Sacramento libraries go way beyond books - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento libraries go way beyond books - Sacramento Bee | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


Last June, Sacramentans turned out for city libraries, voting overwhelmingly to dig into their pockets for $12 more a year per single-family home to help the city’s library system continue to provide quality services.
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Good news that support does come for libraries - serving the public with more than just books!!!

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How important are libraries in elementary schools?


It’s no secret that when funding goes for a elementary school, one of the first affected areas is the school library. A school with a dedicated library could end up with only a shelf in a classroom. A

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From ALA - a radio interview that positively describes modern school libraries and librarians.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 31, 12:11 PM

A School Library is a whole school resource. "Buy a resource for the library you buy it for the whole school to use. Buy a resource for the science department then only the science students get the benefit" Great point!

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Can a text message help bridge the 'word gap' for low income children?

Can a text message help bridge the 'word gap' for low income children? | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Researchers at Stanford University think they may have found a way to bridge the so-called "word gap."
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An interesting new way to reach parents to practice a letter or sound of the week.  Good results, easy to replicate?

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Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad

Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Khan Academy has released all of its classes specifically for the iPad. This is great for anyone interested in getting some free education, but it’s much more than that.

Via EDTC@UTB, Elizabeth E Charles
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Point your patrons in new directions...

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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 28, 10:56 AM
A good resource for math, science, and the humanities!
Ula Rutter's curator insight, January 28, 2:26 PM

I've been recommending this resource to a number of students recently; it has lessons in many subjects now, but was originally started by a mathematician who posted explanations of maths topic.

 

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy -teachbytes

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy -teachbytes | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

Recently, I’ve been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I’ve posted a couple of articles about Pinterest before, and I’ve noticed that it is very popular among educators for both personal and classroom use. As I researched (and procrastinated) I started developing a running list of different ways Pinterest could be tied back in with Bloom’s taxonomy, which is my go-to for aligning technology tools with educational standards. Today, I finally sat down and put all of that together into a nifty graphic!


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I like the added effort and applicable results - so happy it has been shared!!!!

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students
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another voice, another perspective

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Come Revel in the Organized Glory of Historic Libraries

Come Revel in the Organized Glory of Historic Libraries | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
All photos by Franck Bohbot via Bored Panda From the Bibliothèque Nationale de France to the Boston Public Library, the photographer Franck Bohbot...
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just ahhhhhhhh!

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How do Unschoolers Turn Out?

How do Unschoolers Turn Out? | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Unschoolers weigh in on how their lives have evolved, including college, career, and overall happiness.
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A thoughtful, well-described article about the effects of school choices.  Included to give insight for family assistance at your library.

In sum: “The findings of our survey suggest that unschooling can work beautifully if the whole family, including the children, buy into it, if the parents are psychologically healthy and happy, and if the parents are socially connected to the broader world and facilitate their children’s involvement with that world.

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Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits

Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits
by TeachThought Staff
Being a relatively new concept, the definition of Maker Ed isn’t exactly set in stone, though it roughly relates learning by making.
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A list of kits in varying levels of difficulty to expand and challenge your thinkers and tinkerers.

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Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Here are some Augmented Reality Resources for Education.  Please contact me at engagetheirminds@gmail.com if you have a suggestion for a new link.  Click here for a Flipboard Magazine of current ar...

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Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

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Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 4, 2:09 PM

This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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Creating Video Projects

Creating Video Projects | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
In this post I'm going to talk about creating videos with your class. I'll take you through some simple steps to get your students going.  I've been using student-generated videos in class for a few...

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Always happy to find and share new ideas for implementation - this one can be a simple intro or an expansion of another project - you decide!

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CTD Institute's curator insight, February 4, 12:23 PM

This Blog entry, part of the Teaching theTeacher website, really brings up useful information for teachers interested in integrating video proction into content.

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School libraries not what they used to be

School libraries not what they used to be | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Students can talk; they can even get a little noisy while tapping away at keyboards, peppering a guest speaker with questions, or giving a presentation to classmates. [...] it is a model that is set to spread soon to other schools, as the boundaries between libraries and classrooms dissipate during the district's ongoing digital learning initiative. The tenets of the learning commons align really well with 21st-century skills and with our International Baccalaureate program. The learning comm
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A good article about the many activities that take place in the library - so much active learning!!!!

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Corporation school children rarely get access to libraries - The Times of India

Corporation school children rarely get access to libraries - The Times of India | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


Though libraries are set up in every corporation school, they either remain locked or are converted into classrooms for want of space.
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Just an FYI about the price of progress elsewhere - sadly it has a familiar ring to it..... 

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Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it


Instead of surrendering their power to the person who insults them, students should learn why some words are triggers and how to master their own reactions.
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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media - Edutopia

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media - Edutopia | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and...

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Tools to add to your maker spaces or share with your research groups as they design their presentations....

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 26, 1:36 AM

Edutopia is always worth the time!

CTD Institute's curator insight, January 29, 3:31 PM

Great list of 50+ websites and blogs and apps that can be woven into content to provide opportunities for differentiated instruction.

CTD Institute's curator insight, February 2, 4:31 PM

Included in the 50+ are 7 sites for ePortfolio creation and development (LiveBinder, Pathbrite, Portfolium, DoYouBuzz, FlavorsMe, Shown'd and OPResume; all things Google, and  blogs.

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Top Ten Favorite Tips to Improve Children’s Memory - Psychology Today

Top Ten Favorite Tips to Improve Children’s Memory - Psychology Today | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

" Studying for tests is tough on kids and parents. I’m frequently asked to speak and write about how parents can help their children remember things they need to learn for school. From my perspective as a neurologist and teacher, I’ve evaluated the neuroscience research about how the brain learns and remembers most successfully. This article brings together the strategies I’ve suggested, based on that research, reported by parents and educators to be most helpful."


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some helpful  hints for making connections and getting things to stick

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Blog - SLWorkshop

Blog - SLWorkshop | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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playing up your strengths by knowing about new research and how we fill the needs of students

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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a great find - for more than just makerspaces!!

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