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10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians

10 things classroom teachers need to know about  modern school librarians | Library-related | Scoop.it
1)    We hate quiet. Oh, sure, the typical view of a librarian is an older woman, in a cardigan and cat-eye glasses, with a tight bun, shushing everyone who dares to make a sound. That may have bee...
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This article should be in every staff member's mailbox on day one. 

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Upcycling and the Low-Tech Makerspace

Upcycling and the Low-Tech Makerspace | Library-related | Scoop.it
Upcycling happens in a makerspace when design thinking meets hard-to-recycle junk. Inspire students to design and create cool, useful products from trash otherwise destined for landfill.
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Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know?

Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know? | Library-related | Scoop.it
Where's Pikachu? How libraries are connecting with patrons over this wildly popular new virtual treasure hunt that uses geolocation—and why the game raises privacy concerns.
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Kay's curator insight, July 16, 9:46 PM
Informative article for the Pokemon Go
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100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Library-related | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.
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Starting a Makerspace? Your Beginner's Guide - Smith Files

Starting a Makerspace? Your Beginner's Guide - Smith Files | Library-related | Scoop.it
The thought of starting a Makerspace can be daunting. You’ve read about Makerspaces and seen their potential, but where do you start?
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Why Making Is Essential to Learning

Why Making Is Essential to Learning | Library-related | Scoop.it
At the heart of making is the idea that all students are creators, and hands-on learning plays a key role in maker education.
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14 Web Based Video Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

14 Web Based Video Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Library-related | Scoop.it
Engaging students has become increasingly difficult as technology has continued to shape our culture.  Overheads, DVDs, and lecturing just don’t cut it.  This is a generation of students growing up with YouTube, Vimeo, and Khan Academy to name a few.  So many creative, eye grabbing, funny videos to choose from, and all of them are available on a device that fits in their pocket.  

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Don't Cut Your Librarian! An Open Letter to Administrators During Contract Season

Don't Cut Your Librarian! An Open Letter to Administrators During Contract Season | Library-related | Scoop.it
Dear Administrator, ​ We hear that your school is cutting the librarian position--oh no! We understand that budgets are tight and librarians may seem “unessential” because they don’
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An Open Letter to School Boards Everywhere

An Open Letter to School Boards Everywhere | Library-related | Scoop.it
School libraries are popping up that are fully, even lavishly, equipped, save for one thing: a certified school librarian. Here, one New Jersey librarian explains why that can never work. Ever.
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Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated

Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated | Library-related | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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The Library Voice: Try The Coolest Twitter Trick....QR Code Tweets!

The Library Voice: Try The Coolest Twitter Trick....QR Code Tweets! | Library-related | Scoop.it

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‘Quiet Crisis’: Are librarians in danger of being phased out of Las Vegas schools?

‘Quiet Crisis’: Are librarians in danger of being phased out of Las Vegas schools? | Library-related | Scoop.it
Like other full-time librarians in the Clark County School District, Ryan Dwyer routinely pulls double duty by teaching students how to research, organize bibliographies and find information online. It’s a crucial job in an increasingly digital world, but some say it’s in danger of disappearing because o

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Teacher-Librarian Ryan Dwyer describes the many roles of the TL: reading developer, tech teacher, information literacy teacher, partner of other teachers etc. The many important roles of the TL include that each school (around the world) should have a qualified TL. In this article you will find enough ammunition to advocate your role.
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Celebrate school librarians for all they do

Celebrate school librarians for all they do | Library-related | Scoop.it
Library media specialists are teachers who help instill a love of learning.
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Media and information literacy 

Media and information literacy  | Library-related | Scoop.it
Media and information literacy is a hot topic in media development today. And for those who don't know exactly what the term means and why it's so vitally important, we've put together this overview for you.
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LibrarianLand's curator insight, July 17, 10:05 AM
This article shows the important connection between media and information literacy. They're really inseparable but often folks describe about them like they are different things, inhabiting separate domains.
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3 Steps to Fighting Plagiarism in Schools

3 Steps to Fighting Plagiarism in Schools | Library-related | Scoop.it
Plagiarism has reared its ugly head again – this time costing Mic News Director Jared Keller his job in February of this year. Keller was shown the door after gossip site “Gawker” revealed numerous…

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Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning

Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning | Library-related | Scoop.it
Makerspaces can democratize learning, create a culture of participation, allow for teaching with visual cues, offer thematic planning opportunities, and facilitate differentiated instruction.
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Unlock Student Potential – Support Highly Effective School Libraries in New Jersey

Unlock Student Potential – Support Highly Effective School Libraries in New Jersey | Library-related | Scoop.it

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Teachers are thanking Melania Trump

Teachers are thanking Melania Trump | Library-related | Scoop.it
Teachers and academics discuss plagiarism following Melania Trump's speech
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 19, 2:39 PM
A teachable moment indeed!
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Op Ed: School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement - The Village Green

Op Ed: School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement - The Village Green | Library-related | Scoop.it
The following letter was sent to Supt. Dr. John Ramos and the Board of Education of the South Orange – Maplewood School District. The letter was read aloud at Monday night’s BOE meeting. To: South Orange Maplewood School District, Dr. Ramos, SOMSD Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth Baker, Board President Stephanie Lawson – Muhammad, 1st Vice President …
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Opinion: Preserve school library programs

Opinion: Preserve school library programs | Library-related | Scoop.it
Cutting school library programs wrong way to save money in Vermont
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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All | Library-related | Scoop.it
The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.
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Librarians are taking the lead in the digital transformation

Librarians are taking the lead in the digital transformation | Library-related | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad | Library-related | Scoop.it
You don't need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace. Instead, get creative.
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Middle School Maker Journey: Review, Rethink, and Retool

Middle School Maker Journey: Review, Rethink, and Retool | Library-related | Scoop.it
In part ten of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett reviews the learning and teaching experiences during the first year of his middle-school makerspace program.

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