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FYIs for education, advocacy and awareness of issues relevant for school and public libraries.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


Via John Evans
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Access to images to add to your library of free resources.  The page also lists a cite that reviews citations for images.  Helpful for bypassing google images for effective results.

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 26, 11:53 AM

"You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."

Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 1:52 PM

Ótimas imagens para usar nas vídeo aulas.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2:46 AM

Buen material y bonitas imágenes! gracias!

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom.
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Thinking that is directed in this leads to better research - a more refined focus on the search for specific information = better results.

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Childhood and Education: Open Access Research for Childhood / Education

Childhood and Education: Open Access Research for Childhood / Education | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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a resource for research - one spot for high quality results.

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Top 10 Things Picture Books Taught Me by Beth Shaum

Top 10 Things Picture Books Taught Me by Beth Shaum | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
What “counts” as reading? Well it turns out that lots of people have an opinion on that question, or more accurately, what doesn’t count as reading. Here’s what I’ve been told doesn’t count as read...
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Yes, totally in agreement - add the art, history and science of visual arts through picture books into other areas of learning - nothing encourages exploration like a picture!  It is worth a thousand words, no matter what age!!!

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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
  via Grahite.org There’s plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, from the death of cursive (but how will students read the original Constitution?!) to the fear...
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Writing continues to be relevant for younger children, more than ever - a chance for librarians to provide encouraging times, places and information.

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Legos at the Springville library draw lots of creative kids - Daily Herald

Legos at the Springville library draw lots of creative kids - Daily Herald | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Legos at the Springville library draw lots of creative kids
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... the Springville Library on Wednesday afternoon.
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Here's an additional program or project possibility to draw patrons to your library. club.lego.com shares a variety of resources .  Check with your friendly neighorhood library for details. We have a club at our Altoona Area Public Library.  Great fun!

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Cool School Solutions» School Libraries, Public Libraries, and Free Little Libraries

Cool School Solutions» School Libraries, Public Libraries, and Free Little Libraries | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Did you know that we all have an absolute treasure trove of learning available at our fingertips for free? Libraries, large and small, can provide a cornerstone
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A nice outline of the value of the different types of libraries we have available.  Gives perspective of the different roles, and expresses the joy of having access to all of them.

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[New post] The Most Critical Skill for Being an Effective Educator - anitav@altoonalibrary.org - AAPL Mail

[New post] The Most Critical Skill for Being an Effective Educator - anitav@altoonalibrary.org - AAPL Mail | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Google's approach to email
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In agreement with this post by Matt Renwick, Librarians with this skill give their student the right book at the right time.  Understanding the base for a request, fiction or nonfiction, gives us the best advantage for making the perfect match.

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“I’ve Never Been So Sweaty in a Library” | Programs That Pop

“I’ve Never Been So Sweaty in a Library” | Programs That Pop | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Hearing this from a patron’s mouth after completing one of my Punk Rock Aerobics workouts made me beam like Iggy Pop was signing autographs and I was next in line.
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And now for something completely different!!!

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Visible Thinking

Visible Thinking | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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A valuable resource for planning an engaged and thoughtful learning experience for students across the curriculum.  Described in short, easy-to-apply portions, this approach gains understanding by examining and encouraging and extended thought process.  Use it to plan your classes or share with a collaborative entry into research.  I am impressed with its profound simplicity!

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information.
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This  article by Katrina Schwartz helps to formulate strategies for centering questions aimed at a student focus for particular information.  It gives us additional perspective to help children recognize and define the need for specific information.  This, in turn, represents the beginning skills for effective research.

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"When in doubt, go to the library"

"When in doubt, go to the library" | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
When in doubt go to the library...the school library media specialist is so on board with this

Via Karen Bonanno
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oh my, yes!!!

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Best Practices: Outreach to steal from the corporate world

Best Practices: Outreach to steal from the corporate world | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Good ideas come from inspiration. Inspiration can come from the unlikeliest places. Which is why I always have a small notebook on me (I won't look at Notes on my phone but I will look at paper sho...
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a nice article with the bits and pieces you will want to think about when creating your own ways to share information.

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Keep It Simple, Stupid: 7 No-Fuss Online Tools For The Lazy Blogger

Keep It Simple, Stupid: 7 No-Fuss Online Tools For The Lazy Blogger | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Blogging can be a pain in the butt when it comes to management. Hosting your own blog has its perks -- flexibility and customization -- but it could prove troublesome if you don't have much technical knowledge.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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A nice review of simple starts to begin blogging.  A thoughtful way to enter the 'sphere.

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dan's curator insight, January 27, 9:11 AM

#blogger

I'd rather say keep it dead simple!

k.i.d.s.

niftyjock's curator insight, January 29, 3:15 PM

I am such a lazy blogger, I need help

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How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview) - DigitalJournal.com

How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview) - DigitalJournal.com | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview)
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Librarian Becky Daughtry has worked in both public and private libraries for more than 22 years.
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A note to celebrate - Your friendly school librarian engages every child in the school!!!  Here's how!

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6 Routines to Support Mathematical Thinking

6 Routines to Support Mathematical Thinking | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
This series is one of my favorites; in each classroom we watch students collaborate, explain their reasoning, test their ideas, and enjoy the problem-solving process.

Via Anna Hu
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These ideas promote a mindful atmosphere for learning.  While they may be aimed at math, you may take the concept to other areas, too!

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: educational search engines

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: educational search engines | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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A great graphic to explain and compare search engines and strategies.  Great to find a tool to prove that search engines exist.

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Report finds more LA school libraries closed

Report finds more LA school libraries closed | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
It took school board member Monica Ratliff's office months of phone calls to find out how many libraries do not have staff: 332. Now, she wants to get them reopened.
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At least steps are in place to review the decision to close libraries and eliminate this valuable position.  Here's hoping for positive results that spread across our great nation.

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Ebook Usage in US School Libraries (K-12) Report


Via L2_S2S, Karen Bonanno, Petra Pollum
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Looking for trends? Comparing usage for ebooks?  This is a good reference.

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17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids

17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
  via Stephen's Lighthouse Planet Nutshell produces short animated videos to explain products, services, and concepts. One of their series of videos is all about the Internet and Internet safe...
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These are nicely done, with additional activities for practice and role playing to understand and apply the concepts presented.

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New Free Online learning tool encourages parent engagement in school libraries – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Free Online learning tool encourages parent engagement in school libraries – Stephen's Lighthouse | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
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adding tools that encourage parent involvement.  Strong advocates come from the community.

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Comment on 10 Ways to Teach Innovation by jimy anderson

Comment on 10 Ways to Teach Innovation by jimy anderson | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
all the points are awesome and this will help students a lot in learning and writing.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/muzammilsem
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This as a great bank of resouces attached for successful integration on many levels.  A great find!  Thank you to Jimmy Anderson!!

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros
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This article breaks down the process of planning and implementing collaborative projects into manageable portions.  Links to supportive info are included making this a worthwhile tool for referencing with others for a baseline understanding. 

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Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it
Do you think you’re creative?” Ask this question of a group of second-graders, and about 95 percent of them will answer “Yes.” Three years later, whe
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A great source for locating information about children's pasions is the local public library - While school libraries work to support the curriculum, public libraries work to support hobbies and leisure activities, along with reading for enjoyment.

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future | Library Gems for All Ages | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge, ANA, Gust MEES, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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These are so familiar to teacher librarians, but the graphics give an additional perspective to discussions for inclusive planning in teamwork opportunities.

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 5:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 12:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 6:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.