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Launching Future Ready Librarians — Take the pledge

Launching Future Ready Librarians — Take the pledge | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

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6 Tips for Creating Top-Notch Infographics For Teaching and Learning by by MIKE WALLAGHER

6 Tips for Creating Top-Notch Infographics For Teaching and Learning by by MIKE WALLAGHER | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
by MIKE WALLAGHER

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Belinda Lim's curator insight, March 19, 10:12 AM
Using infographics for teaching allows the student to learn and understand better as they are just slides and using our own creations on how to present it. It is an effective way to teach students using infographics and it is simple and doesn't require as much time typing. I agree with what the author said about keeping it simple and easy and the students benefits from it. In the future I am sure most of the items will be controlled using technology.
GwynethJones's curator insight, March 19, 11:13 AM

Cool! You know, you can also do it on your own w/ @comiclife

Margareta's curator insight, March 20, 4:38 AM

Cool! You know, you can also do it on your own w/ @comiclife

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Where Reference Fits in the Modern LIbrary

Where Reference Fits in the Modern LIbrary | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

And we’ve become the help desk for the community. It is assumed that libraries mostly help bridge the digital divide, assisting the poor and disenfranchised in getting online. But it’s more complicated than that. Keeping up with the full range technology today is a challenge for everyone, and when users have to fill in a knowledge gap, no matter their educational level or economic status, they’re showing up at the reference desk.


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 15, 2015 5:58 AM

Love this, Brian!  And we’ve become the help desk for the community. It is assumed that libraries mostly help bridge the digital divide, assisting the poor and disenfranchised in getting online. But it’s more complicated than that. Keeping up with the full range technology today is a challenge for everyone, and when users have to fill in a knowledge gap, no matter their educational level or economic status, they’re showing up at the reference desk.

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Free school library advocacy packs now available through the ALA online store | News and Press Center

Free school library advocacy packs now available through the ALA online store | News and Press Center | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools 
by Terry Heick
Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant.
So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.

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Elissa's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:17 PM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:33 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

Jeff Watt's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:34 AM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

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8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal

8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
If you build it, will they come? That is the question many schools have about finding room on campus for a "makerspace."

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Are you a thought leader? | Karen Bonanno

Are you a thought leader? | Karen Bonanno | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
Thought Leaders are considered to be knowledgeable, authoritative sources of new ideas or intellectual trends, who are also the go-to people in their field of expertise.

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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 2, 2015 11:18 AM

Get started with this EdSurge Guide!

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Five Ways School Administrators Can Work With School Libraries to Support Students and Educators

Five Ways School Administrators Can Work With School Libraries to Support Students and Educators | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
Learn how school administrators can work with their school libraries to support student research and classroom instruction

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:29 AM

Excellent article to share with admins!

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Some Very Good Tutorials to Help Students Develop Online Search Skills | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Very Good Tutorials to Help Students Develop Online Search Skills | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

The key to unlocking the educational potential of the virtual world is through knowing how to effectively search it with the minimum time and efforts possible. Effective search in this sense refers to the ability to locate targeted information online using ‘informed search queries’. It does take time and practice to develop such an ability but it is worth every single second you spend learning it. Once you learn the skill, you will save so much time that would be have been wasted tracing those search queries that render six figure number of responses.

We have been sharing several tutorials, tips, and graphics on how to help students develop effective search strategies which you can access from this page. Today we are adding another excellent resource from USC Beaufort Library. This is basically a tutorial made up of 20 well crafted lessons all geared towards helping learners build effective web search skills. The lessons are very short and feature only the basic things learners need to get started in the right direction. We have been browsing this collection of lessons and we found them a real treasure trove that teachers should definitely access and share with their students.

 

Here is a round-up of the lessons covered by USCB Library’s Bare Bones Tutorial:

 

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Emily Weller's curator insight, May 13, 2015 6:51 PM

This is also an insightful topic to online education, just because we have the internet and the ability to learn from it, it is important to know how to use it correctly for educational purposes. The internet is full of information but it is crucial to decipher what is real and not real and how to narrow searches and save time when conducting research. The internets main benefit is quicker more reliable learning but it is important to learn how to use the speedy information correctly. 

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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…

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Donna James's curator insight, April 14, 2015 3:01 PM

But we knew that all along.....

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TL Virtual Cafe: Tech-knowledge-y Rocks. Seriously! Free Webinar

TL Virtual Cafe: Tech-knowledge-y Rocks. Seriously! Free Webinar | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

Click the Participation Link on the TL Virtual Cafe home page to join us live on Monday, March 2 EST. Hope to see you there!


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Brain Teasers Made Simple with Puzzlemaker

Brain Teasers Made Simple with Puzzlemaker | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

Ever need a puzzle to review content area vocabulary, spelling words or for a class newspaper or other school-related publication? Then look no further than Puzzlemaker, an online puzzle generator that both teachers and students can utilize to create a myriad of customized brain teasers including word searches, criss crosses, math squares, mazes and more!

 

Besides being a freebie, the best thing about this Discovery Education resource is its simplicity. Just select the type of puzzle you would like to design from the menu, complete the template provided, and just like that, you have a creation that is ready to be downloaded and printed for classroom (or homework) usage.


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5 Library Trends to Watch in 2016

5 Library Trends to Watch in 2016 | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
What's in store for libraries in 2016? Get a read on the top 5 library trends for 2016. You may be surprised where things are heading!

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School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google?

School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google? | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
School libraries, and their librarians, must retool to remain pertinent to their schools.
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Getting to E: The State of the School Ebook Market

Getting to E: The State of the School Ebook Market | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
School libraries are moving toward ebook adoption; the question is how fast.

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9 Common Body Language Mistakes to Avoid During Presentations

Here are 9 body language mistakes and how to avoid them. Give them a try to improve the way you communicate and the way others perceive you. Practice until you…

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M. L. Elliott's curator insight, July 31, 2015 8:48 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

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Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

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Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

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Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch | Colleen Graves Blog | Edutopia.org

Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch | Colleen Graves Blog | Edutopia.org | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

With the National Week of Making behind us, you might be ready to start a makerspace in your school -- but not know where to start.

 

Will purchasing a costly 3D printer and the latest robotics kit ensure learning and maker success?

 

What are some steps to starting a successful makerspace from scratch?

 

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Fitting the New Internet into that Old LMS | Hot Lunch Tray

Fitting the New Internet into that Old LMS | Hot Lunch Tray | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
The Learning Management System. You want one until you get one, and then you desperately work, work hard, to figure out the features. You need to identify if the features are just cool or if they provide a benefit for... Continue Reading →

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 7, 2015 8:46 AM

Not much has changed in 15 years!  "The work you don’t expect is trying to fit the Internet into your LMS. “Internet, this is my Learning Management System. LMS, this is the Internet.”
I mean, have these two met?"

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Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians?

Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians? | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
By removing a teacher librarian students have an attractive space but they are being deprived of services they need to prepare them for college and careers.

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, June 12, 2015 12:01 AM

Qualified teacher librarian's are are the heart and soul of a school library...not the physical space.

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The Maker Movement In Education

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Eduporium's Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher. He graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism. His knowledge of and interest in both th...

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Transforming Libraries: Castle Rock Middle School - YouTube

Transforming Libraries: Castle Rock Middle School - YouTube | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
Walking into the Castle Rock Middle School's library, you may instantly have the feeling that this isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile. While students are still d...

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, May 19, 2015 7:28 AM

Learning Commons and makerspace in US library - looks interesting

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 20, 2015 12:51 AM

Awesome learning commons that is merging makerspaces, collaborating with teachers, and inviting community into the school library! Great way to have "real" connections with school assignments to "real" world. Thanks Yvonne Miller and Deidre Morgenthaler for sharing your library.

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Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How

Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

The school library is a unique forum to enlist families in broader community engagement. With this in mind, I wanted to create a program to bring families into my school library at Cambridgeport School, a public pre-K−5 school in Cambridge, MA. My goal was to foster and promote community literacy and greater civic involvement by creating a forum for conversation and collective problem-solving at the library.


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The Crisis in School Libraries

The Crisis in School Libraries | My School Library issues | Scoop.it

Since the early 1990’s, school libraries have continued to erode; each year more school boards must make the difficult decision to reduce proper staffing in the school library and to cut back or stop the purchasing of school library resources.
This decline is having a direct negative impact on student achievement and reading engagement. Students who are in schools without a staffed and resourced library program are not receiving the same education as students who have school libraries.


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Anne McLean's curator insight, March 16, 2015 5:26 PM

School libraries need more staffing and resources in the digital age.  We need to make school leaders aware of the direct negative impact of cuts to staffing and budgets.

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How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom

How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom | My School Library issues | Scoop.it
In 2011, Edutopia published an article discussing how to combat plagiarism. Four years later, we are still looking for ways to fix this problem. In this article, we’ll look at how to identify plagiarism and how to prevent it.

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