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Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

We believe that School Librarians are uniquely qualified to teach to and assist in the implementation of the new standards; they are 21st Century skills experts.


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Content Curation Special Edition - What, Why and How

Content Curation Special Edition - What, Why and How | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

This piece was selected by Robin Good and discovered by Alison Harrison. I selected it because as Robin says, it is full of great information. This content is aimed at librarians but is great for all of your curators out there. 

 

Here's an example of what you'll find in these articles: 

 

When you use curation to build trust and establish your reputation

you have to have a well defined strategy by asking questions like this:

 

**How does your curation strengthen and communicate your brand or profile?

 

**How does it generate traffic for your resources and services both physical and virtual?

 

**How does it extend beyond your sphere of influence with key stake holders and decision makers?

 

Intro:

 

Robin Good: The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) publishes "Collected", a professionally-designed and written digital magazine.

 

This issue is dedicated to content curation and it includes several articles on how to reuse content with confidence, a great checklist for curation and a really nifty piece on a newbie's experience with Scoop.it.

 

Informative. Highly recommended. 8/10

 

Web edition: http://www.slanza.org.nz/collected.html ;

Downloadable PDF: http://www.slanza.org.nz/magazine/May2012.pdf  ;

 

(thanks to Alison Harrison for first discovering it)


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Guide to Best 100 SciFi and Fantasy Books - Flowchart with Amazon Links

Guide to Best 100 SciFi and Fantasy Books - Flowchart with Amazon Links | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

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60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes by Clint Stephens on Prezi

A tour of some of the great iOS apps available out there for educators.
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Read it! Loved it!

Helping boys and girls aged 10+ consistently find great books to read and love..
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How to Identify Mysterious Images Online

How to Identify Mysterious Images Online | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Can't figure out the source of an image you found online? There's an easy trick you might not know about -- and it's an essential tool for citing sources.
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A Playlist of Search Engines

A Playlist of Search Engines | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Susan Oxnevad's playlist of tools to help students find information using digital tools to match their unique learning styles.


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Five Challenges Every Librarian Must Face

Five Challenges Every Librarian Must Face | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
The dramatic changes in society, exponential advances in technology and globalization of ‘everything’ are easily recognizable one decade into the 21st Century. The United States is no longer wo...
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What exactly does a 21st century teacher librarian do? A list of curated topics in Scoop.it

What exactly does a 21st century teacher librarian do? A list of curated topics in Scoop.it | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
This has been reposted from my school library blog.

On the topic of the teacher librarians’ role and exactly what it is we TLs do in our jobs, I wanted to share this article in The Guardian: ...
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What’s our future – school libraries and librarians

What’s our future – school libraries and librarians | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in ...
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Transliteracy Research Group

Transliteracy Research Group | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
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Thing 17: Presentations with some zoom ... - Transliteracy Librarian

Used appropriately during job interviews, these tools can set you apart from others demonstrating your level of competency with technology, integration of transliteracy skills, and understanding of the potential of Web 2.0, ...
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Beginner’s Guide to Transliteracy

Beginner’s Guide to Transliteracy | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
Where did the term transliteracy come from?

The Transliteracies Research Project, directed by Alan Liu from the Department of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara, first intr...
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Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project

Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

"Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to think of my role as a teacher as that of a curator of ideas" says Corinne Weisgerber who teaches Social Media and Communication at St Edwards Unniversity in Austin, TX (if you haven't yet, check out her great prez here).

 

As she explained in this post, the Curation Project was about getting her students "to set up a network of online mentors using social media tools" and "to identify experts in their field and connect with them in order to build a personal learning network (PLN)." 

 

The idea behing the PNL is to help them discover valuable information through social search that they wouldn't have discovered otherwise.

 

Interesting project and read.

 

And great work by the students who used various curation platforms for the project, including Storify and Scoop.it (links in the post)


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Ileane Smith's comment, April 17, 2012 8:56 AM
I love this presentation and I'm going to take a look at what the students are doing on Scoop.it.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, April 17, 2012 3:29 PM
Glas you like it Ileane. And yes, they've done impressive work: check it out!
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The Beginner's Guide to Social Media

The Beginner's Guide to Social Media | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
To digital natives, it may be difficult to imagine a world without social media at our fingertips, but new users join these services every day.
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Book Trailers for Readers

Book Trailers for Readers | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Spotlighting great books for kids and teens.


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Librarians on the Fly

Librarians on the Fly | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Want to connect more kids with books through technology? Want to incorporate 21st century tools into your lessons? Need to advocate for your library? Follow our blog and we will teach you on the fly...


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77 Web Resources for Librarians to Try This Summer

An overview of web resources for K-12 teachers.
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Twitter for teacher librarians

Why Twitter?A Presentation for Teacher Librarians By Beth Redford @bethredford Dynamic Landscapes Conference May 11, 2012...
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How to: Inquiry | YouthLearn

How to: Inquiry | YouthLearn | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

Will you ever just walk into class and ask, "Okay, what do you want to study today?" Of course not. Inquiry-based learning is founded on students taking the lead in their own learning, but it still requires considerable planning on your part. Projects must fit into your larger program structure, goals and plans, but the students will be actively involved in planning the projects with you and asking the questions that launch their individual inquiries.


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QReos or edible QR Codes

QReos or edible QR Codes | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
I had to share this - some very creative people decided to find out if a QR code made of Oreos would still be functional. Over 440 Oreos later and the answer is yes. Read about it here.



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iLibrarian » 5 More Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 More Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it

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Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo

Diigo is a powerful information capturing, storing, recalling and sharing tool. Here are just a few of the possibilities with Diigo:

Save important websites and access them on any computer.

Categorize websites by titles, notes, keyword tags, lists and groups.

Search through bookmarks to quickly find desired information.

Save a screenshot of a website and see how it has changed over time.

Annotate websites with highlighting or virtual "sticky notes."

View any annotations made by others on any website visited.

Share websites with groups or the entire Diigo social network.

Comment on the bookmarks of others or solicit comments to your shared bookmarks.

 


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information literacy and transliteracy… how do they relate? » virtually a librarian

information literacy and transliteracy… how do they relate? » virtually a librarian | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
a half-baked stream-of-consciousness post on information literacy and transliteracy http://tinyurl.com/3d5btf9...
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What is Transliteracy?

What is Transliteracy? | Middle School Mania | Scoop.it
What is Transliteracy?

Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and fi... (RT “@thelibrarynews: What is Transliteracy?
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