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Building Advocacy for your School Library Program

Building Advocacy for your School Library Program | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

In advocating for our school library programs, we must identify our stakeholder priorities, develop a mission statement that aligns with our district and school mission, develop programming that will meet the needs of our stakeholders and collect data that doesn't just represent the number of books we check out each month, but really connects to the mission of our district and demonstrates how we support student growth.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, November 9, 2014 9:17 AM

Again, and again and again, we need to advocate for school libraries. In other words, never stop advocating school libraries. Here are a few tools.

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:16 PM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, August 10, 2013 6:36 PM

Actually good for faculty too!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:54 PM

graphic on creative commons

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A Must Watch TED Talk on The Importance of Focus ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Watch TED Talk on The Importance of Focus ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

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Anita Cellucci's comment, March 8, 2013 12:17 PM
So true. Alone time is pretty non existent in our society but some of us do need it to survive!
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Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them

Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it
Quick Response codes also known as QR codes are similar to barcodes. When you scan QR codes using apps such as i-nigma, with your smartphone, ipad and computer (if you have a web camera) it links information to you. The information can be text, videos or websites etc. I believe with bring your own technology coming to many schools, I see QR codes becoming more popular in the classroom because they can be read on many devices and it is a real world application now. Here are some ways you can use QR codes in the classroom…

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A School Library Transformed – Part 1: What Have I Done to My Library?

A School Library Transformed – Part 1: What Have I Done to My Library? | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

"In Part 1 I described the changes I made to my library, Part 2 explains why I did it, Part 3 is about what I had to have in place before I did it, and Part 4describes how I did it.The title of my blog, ‘…Beyond Survival…’, speaks to my desire to overcome the trend in our schools to allow the library to dwindle in function and relevance and helps to explain why I have taken the chance on messing with traditional library arrangements."


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Wordshore - To prospective library school students I would...

Wordshore - To prospective library school students I would... | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it
“To prospective library school students I would say: Do not underestimate the service component of this profession. Don’t become a librarian because you love books.
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Accelebrain - Vocabulary Builder

Accelebrain - Vocabulary Builder | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

Accelebrain is vocabulary builder and flashcard software which helps you quickly memorize words, phrases, vocabulary, numbers, formulas, historical dates, or any subject matter that can be learned via a question and answer format. It is vocabulary builder for those who learn foreign language.

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Screen Capture Software

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Capture anything you see on your PC screen with SnapIt. It is convenient tool for graphic designers, bloggers who capture and crop images for their posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day. It captures and auto saves images with one click.

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Teens Text 7 Times An Hour, Survey Shows

Teens Text 7 Times An Hour, Survey Shows | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it
If teens seem to be glued to their cellphones, it's because they're texting about as many times an hour as you might suspect they say "like" -- an average of 3,417 texts a month, according to a new survey from the analytics firm Nielsen.
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Skills That Transfer: Transliteracy and the Global Librarian (ACRL/...

Slides from my talk at ACRL/NY 2011. December 2, 2011. Baruch College, New York, NY.
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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:26 PM
Creative Commons - teaching digital ethics; copyright
Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 2014 4:12 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK based education institutions you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 22, 2014 7:44 PM

A great visual for explaining the different Creative Commons licenses.

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Divergent Thinking

An extract from Sir Ken Robinson's talk at the RSA.

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Nancy White's curator insight, January 6, 2013 1:56 PM

Divergent thinking is most certainly a required element of innovation. How can schools preserve this quality that deteriorates as students go through the education system?

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10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports

10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

Kelly Tenkely | Teaching.monster.com 

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The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Book reports can be a contributing factor to ‘readicide’. “Read-i-cide n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools.”

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http://stenhouse.com/html/readicide.htm. ;

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So, how can we as teachers continue to monitor our students understanding of reading material without killing the love of reading? Enter technology. Technology can help bring some excitement and creativity to the traditional book report while still displaying students understanding of reading.

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1. Let students create a cartoon version of the book they have just finished.

http://creaza.com Piki Kids http://pikikids.com or Kerpoof http://kerpoof.com

 

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2. Let students create a short video clip about the book.

Creaza http://creaza.com

,Kerpoof http://kerpoof.com

and Xtra normal text to movie http://xtranormal.com

are all great online tools that allow students to create short movie clips. 

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3. Create a virtual poster advertising the book.

Think about movie posters, they give just enough information to give you a taste of what the movie will be about. They also contain information such as the title of the movie, the major actors, and a rating. Students can use Glogster http://glogster.edu

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4. Encourage students to create their own virtual bookshelves with Shelfari  http://shelfari.com

Shelfari is not only a great alternative to book reports, it is also a nice alternative to reading logs.

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5. Book Adventure http://bookadventure.org is an online reading motivation program.

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6. Bookcasting is a recorded audio podcast about a book.

A bookcast is a movie trailer-like audio review of a book that students can create and share with one another. Free online tools such as Audacity http://audacity.com, G Cast http://gcast.com, or Pod Bean http://podbean.com make recording audio and sharing simple.

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7. Allow students to create a timeline of events in the story they just read in an online timeline.

Capzles http://capzles.com is an interactive timeline creator. Students can add photos, video, audio and text to their timeline to support telling the story sequentially.

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8. Wikis are an excellent place for students to share book reviews.

Wetpaint http://wetpaint.com, PBWorks http://pbworks.com, and Zoho Wiki http://zoho.com/wiki are outstanding online wikis where students can write reviews about books they have read and share them with other students.

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9. Excite and motivate students to read with Book Wink http://bookwink.com.

This incredible website motivates students in 3rd to 8th grade to read using fun podcasts and web videos. ...The student book talks could be shared on websites like Viddler http://viddler.com or Fliggo http://fliggo.com so that other students can watch and comment on the book or topic.

10. Voice Thread http://voicethread.com is an amazing site that allows students to create web 2.0 slide shows that become interactive and collaborative.

This is a great place for students to discuss common genres and books online. Students can create a slideshow summary of their book with pictures, audio, and text. Other students can leave text, audio, or drawn comments on the book reviews. Voice Thread would be a great place to begin online classroom book clubs.

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More articles from this author:
17 Ways to Meet Individual Learning Needs in the Math Classroom
12 Tools for Blended Learning
10 Steps to Better Lesson Plans


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BEFORE - a dusty reference section http://yfrog.com/ocx1zvxj AFTER - a shiny new nonfiction section http://yfrog.com/kj5i6duj #tlchat

BEFORE  - a dusty reference section http://yfrog.com/ocx1zvxj  AFTER - a shiny new nonfiction section  http://yfrog.com/kj5i6duj  #tlchat | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

"BEFORE - a dusty reference section yfrog.com/ocx1zvxj AFTER - a shiny new nonfiction section yfrog.com/kj5i6duj #tlchat"

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Photos de Stop Stealing Dreams | Facebook

Photos de Stop Stealing Dreams | Facebook | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

Lynne Cazaly's graphic representation of her notes she made while reading Seth Godin's Stop Stealing Dreams.


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What Schools Are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media - Huffington Post (blog)

What Schools Are Really Blocking When They Block Social Media - Huffington Post (blog) | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

What Schools Are Really Blocking When They Block Social MediaHuffington Post (blog)Education administrators block social media because they believe it threatens the personal and emotional safety of their students.


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Interview: Rock Star Librarian, Joyce Valenza, Nabs Lifetime Achievement Award

Interview: Rock Star Librarian, Joyce Valenza, Nabs Lifetime Achievement Award | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

Congratulations to Joyce Valenza, a leading TL practitioner in the United States and renowned international leader in integrating new and emerging technologies into the curriculum. Joyce has been 'walking the walk' for years now, an inspiration to practising TLs and TLs-in-training, as well as classroom teachers and school administrators. The fact that Joyce has been granted this lifetime award in competition with teaching peers worldwide is great evidence of the contribution TLs can make to school education.


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Using Twitter in High School Classrooms

Using Twitter in High School Classrooms | Passion, Inspiration, Inquiry and Libraries | Scoop.it

Bill Ferriter discusses several ways that teachers can use Twitter in classrooms to encourage reflection and conversation among their students.


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