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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

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How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

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Are you working hard to align your library practice with the digitally-supported learning that is happening in your school?  This post makes some sensible suggestions.....

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, March 12, 1:21 PM

Thought provoking list -- I don't think I am going to get rid of my office or all my bookcases -- but we are making changes too.

 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, March 12, 7:19 PM
All based on collected data in your specific location and then adapting1 As stated in the article: “Do you see what these 10 changes spell? USERS ADAPT,” concluded Luhtala. “And that’s what today’s library is all about: adapting.”
Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:09 PM

Our library needs a librarian first!

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School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73

School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73 | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
With the digital revolution, information access, use, and communication have changed along with the definition of literacy. Accessing and collecting...

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 8:20 AM

The 21st century school library: more than just books and borrowing

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:02 AM

Some great tips for 21st Century libraries

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 15, 2:48 PM

Catch a glimpse of a modern school library.  : )

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25 Essential Graphic Novels

25 Essential Graphic Novels | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years. There are many, many excellent examples out there, but if ...

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 23, 1:22 AM

A list to explore!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 24, 2:49 PM

Graphic novels seem to be a great addition to the high school library I work at.

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Are you working hard to align your library practice with the digitally-supported learning that is happening in your school?  This post makes some sensible suggestions.....

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, March 12, 1:21 PM

Thought provoking list -- I don't think I am going to get rid of my office or all my bookcases -- but we are making changes too.

 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, March 12, 7:19 PM
All based on collected data in your specific location and then adapting1 As stated in the article: “Do you see what these 10 changes spell? USERS ADAPT,” concluded Luhtala. “And that’s what today’s library is all about: adapting.”
Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:09 PM

Our library needs a librarian first!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: 11 Questions (About Libraries) That Need Answers

The Adventures of Library Girl: 11 Questions (About Libraries) That Need Answers | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
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These are questions every library manager needs to be considering as we start the new school year.

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Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries

Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.
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Makerspaces is a term growing in importance in all kinds of libraries - what could you do?

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Principal support for the teacher librarian, what is it? And how to get it?

Principal support for the teacher librarian, what is it? And how to get it? | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
It is of vital importance that teacher librarians have the support of their school principals. A school principal can affect collaboration opportunities and budget. Without the support of principal...
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Why have School Librarians?

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools. The leaflet outlin...
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Useful little pamphlet - applicable to NZ school libraries too.....

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Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail?

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Walmart Corporate This past week, I worked with a small group of educators on becoming a "Networked Educator", and we had some great conversations about ho...

Via Reijo Kupiainen, Anu Ojaranta
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This is thought-provoking.....  What would you find if you looked at your students' tweets?  How would you respond?

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:51 PM

Using the analogy of teaching a student to drive, this article makes some great points about the teaching of digital citizenship. I think the inference is also for secondary. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:28 AM

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? Great blog from a school principal

Corinne Hinton's curator insight, August 21, 2013 4:10 PM

Great #digitalcitizenship rubric for schools.

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Silence is not so golden in the modern library

Silence is not so golden in the modern library | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it

WHILE you've been busy Googling, there's been a revolution in libraries, and it's noisy.


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Who would have thought......

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On Blogging and Social Media: Is Scoop.it the new Twitter?

On Blogging and Social Media: Is Scoop.it the new Twitter? | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
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Nik Peachey makes some good points - and alerted me to new possibilities while she/he was at it?

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Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
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Really useful resource if you're wanting to understand the 'flipped classroom' model?

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bitly | ♥ your bitmarks

bitly | ♥ your bitmarks
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If your students have trouble with the concept of creative commons this infographic is really useful.......

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L2_S2S's comment, April 2, 2013 5:48 PM
Hi Jan - I think the link is broken here - it only takes you to the bitly page - Cheers!
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school_library_impact.jpg (2550x4200 pixels)

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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 16, 5:10 PM

Why we need to be saving all libraries

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 16, 5:46 PM

Via Barb Stripling: "At this moment we are facing a serious threat to school libraries, and thus to the entire library ecosystem."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 17, 1:44 PM

Libraries can be great places. They are human spaces with adults who help children in schools. It is more than the books, but they are important as well. They let us travel in our imagination.

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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 27, 1:07 AM

Resource Centres - Action centres full of loud learning with is paces for quietness and others for noisy endeavours.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 29, 2:09 AM

"Today’s school librarians employ a variety of tools beyond books to educate kids. They use technology to engage students living in a tech-heavy world. They collaborate with teachers to support curriculum. They create “maker” spaces where students can work on arts and crafts projects. They maintain a flexible schedule, so kids can drop in when they wish. And they create a welcoming atmosphere that kids crave."

 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 10:43 AM

School libraries and the relationships, human and otherwise, are important in schools.

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The Adventures of Library Girl - jananwt@gmail.com - Gmail

The Adventures of Library Girl - jananwt@gmail.com - Gmail | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
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Library Girl - my hero!  This is the very essence of 21st century school libraries.....

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The Adventures of Library Girl - jananwt@gmail.com - Gmail

The Adventures of Library Girl - jananwt@gmail.com - Gmail | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
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This blog is worth following.  Make sure you watch the Valenza video, and then reflect on your own practice......

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2013 SLANZA Reading Survey

2013 SLANZA Reading Survey | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
In December 2013 110 school libraries pooled their borrowing statistics to give a snapshot of the books that captured the imaginations of...
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Did you catch up on this just published 2013SLANZA reading survey? How does your school library match up?

Thanks SLANZA!

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Why your child deserves a school librarian.

Why your child deserves a school librarian. | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
With a decade of school libraries under my belt it is easy for me to see why your child needs a school library with a trained professional to run it. I've seen first-hand the positive difference th...

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Children need as many reading models and enabling adults as they can lay hands on. Of course they deserve  school librarian!

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 6, 2013 10:04 PM

So totally agree. Sadly, it is a constant battle with the bottom line.

Cindy Rogers's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:48 PM

Parents: Follow the link to the brochure. GREAT resource.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:32 AM

Well said! 

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
  via Edutopia Editor's Note: Author David Bill is a designer and educator who consulted with The Third Teacher+ on the Remake Your Class project highlighted in the videos below. The tips in t...
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This posting is about classrooms, but the ideas are soooo transferable if you are wanting to change your library so that it meets the learning needs of students.

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Tools for Learners

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A collection of web based tools to help learners exploit the web
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A helpful selection of web-based tools curated by Nik Peachey.

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100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers)

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
Whether you're a librarian or just looking to learn, these are some of the best blogs on the planet when it comes to education. From 1 to 100, each blog has a different take on what you should know about today's libraries and learning.

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ooking to expand your personal learning networks or play in the blogosphere? Look no further.....

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:07 AM

100 Helpful blogs for school and teacher librarians

Lisa Price Moorehead's curator insight, July 28, 2013 10:55 PM

All educators should do what we expect our students to do -- learn from each other!  Gain knowledge from the experience of others! 

Jan Watts's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:47 PM

Looking to expand your personal learning networks or explore the blogosphere?  Just what you needed.....

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Making a Lasting Connection with your School Community

Making a lasting connection with your school community from Senga White It was my absolute pleasure to be one of the participants at the SLANZA Winds of Change 2013 Conference held in Wellington la...

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Senga White you are a star! And so very generous with your work..... thank you!
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The New School Library

The New School Library | NZ School libraries | Scoop.it
As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.
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Thoughtfull article fromElizabeth Abarbanel et al......

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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 | NZ School libraries | 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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