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5 Tips For Assessing What Students Know - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

5 Tips For Assessing What Students Know - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
It is not enough to teach students how to understand information and communications technology. At...
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Are School Libraries Obsolete?

(This week's guest blogger is Catherine Stuart, librarian at Rosemont School of the Holy Child.) It happened again last week. Someone at a party asked me what I do for a living and when I told him I was a school librarian, ...

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A lovely piece about how important school libraries really are! 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 16, 11:10 AM

Another interesting article why school libraries are NOT obsolete

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Designing your school library

“ A presentation for the Leicester City Schools LRC Connect Project May 2012 http://tleblog.leicester.gov.uk/?p=129”


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I will be using some of this in my next assembly...very useful! Thanks 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 14, 4:13 AM

Brittish school libraries...

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The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries

The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
If you've been following our blog, you saw this coming: we love libraries.  Remembering our libraries from early school days,  no one spoke above a whisper, the Dewey Decimal System ruled from litt...

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A great blog post about the importance of school librarians. SMT's need to read this and begin to understand the important role that a school librarian can play in their school. We are not those people that issue books and keep control at lunchtime. They are important but they are not librarians. 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 12, 11:07 AM

Cutting school libraries will cost you!

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 12, 7:54 PM

The costs to student learning as a result of axing school libraries

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 3:36 AM
Value of school libraries
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A school library is an equaliser | The Bookseller

A school library is an equaliser | The Bookseller | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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A great piece about the importance of school libraries and School Library Services. By Anna JAmes. 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 7, 6:20 AM

A good text!

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Why Libraries Should Look Beyond Library Card Ownership As A Measure of Support | Librarian by Day

Why Libraries Should Look Beyond Library Card Ownership As A Measure of Support | Librarian by Day | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Last week the Pew Internet and American Life Project released their latest report on the role of libraries in the digital age. I have loved being involved with
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Another interesting report from Pew 

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15 Must-Follow Pinterest Boards for Bloggers

15 Must-Follow Pinterest Boards for Bloggers | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Blog post at Right Mix Marketing : Pinterest is a bit of a revolutionary way for us to consume Web content – especially for visually based learners. The easy scrolling throu[..]
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Just thought this might be useful. I intend to start a pin board about blogging as I think it is something that we should be doing at work. 

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Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve.

Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve. | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
"Library lovers" and "information omnivores" score high on library engagement -- and tech usage.
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I love reports like this. We are highly tech savvy, tell me more :) 

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Colorado Administrator Forges New Path for School Librarians

Colorado Administrator Forges New Path for School Librarians | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
When budget cuts forced her district to cut back on librarians' schedules, Julie A. Bowline re-deployed her librarians as digital literacy teachers.
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Digital-literacy teachers, school librarians in other words. I really don't care what schools end up calling us but our skills as librarians are essential in today's society and it is great to hear that some schools are adapting to ensure these librarians are seen as an important part of the school. 

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Libraries and City Schools Need a Closer Partnership - City Limits

Libraries and City Schools Need a Closer Partnership - City Limits | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ Libraries and City Schools Need a Closer Partnership City Limits The author suggests that underutilized hours at branch libraries overlap with times when neighborhood schools could use more and better-equipped space.”
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I don't think suggesting that schools use public libraries to replace school libraries is a good idea. All schools should have a school library with a qualified librarian. The idea that schools create better links with the public library is a good one. Bringing classes in to use the resources in the public library is a great idea but not at the expense of the school library. We are planning to build on our links with our public library this year.
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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 1, 5:26 AM

This has succeeded in Finland pretty well...

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Step aside, selfies, Sweden's snapping 'wefies'

Step aside, selfies, Sweden's snapping 'wefies' | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“Selfies are so 2013. Sweden's Social Democratic Youth League is bumping noggins for #wefie2014, a campaign aimed at bringing a sense of 'we' to Swedish society. Read this article by Leslie Katz on CNET.”
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I'm going to suggest we do this at work on Monday. I will share it once it's done :)
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The Presentation Planning Checklist - Free eBook

“ The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...”
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Great resource for planning your presentations.
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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...

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This is great! Could someone make one for UK school libraries please :) 

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 3:17 PM

Let's video-write our ideas - youtube's last fashion :)

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 25, 11:19 AM

Well-made and very well thought out presentation.  The importance of a trained librarian is very evident here.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:50 AM

ALIA Schools promotional film advocating the role of school libraries and teacher librarians.

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10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes


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If you are doing any presenting make sure you watch this first. 

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 3:20 PM

Para quem tem de falar em público, umas dicas oportunas...

Scott Langston's curator insight, February 13, 9:36 PM

Watch this before you start your next presentation!

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 1:11 PM

Hmmm....again, some good things here, but much of this seems directed at business pitch-type presentations.  For example, this lists data-rich presentations as something you should avoid.  You need to FOCUS and EMPHASIZE data rich presentations.

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Information Overload? 10 Ways You & Your Students Can Deal With It - Open Culture

Information Overload? 10 Ways You & Your Students Can Deal With It - Open Culture | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

"If you read the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would take you 57,000 years to reach the end. You could bind the pages in a 10,000-foot-tall book weighing 1.2 billion pounds. Printing it would require half a million liters of ink, which is the volume of fuel it would take to power a 747 jet leaving New York and heading east to Tokyo. It would use enough paper to cover half of Long Island, or twice the number of trees in Central Park. If the Ancient Babylonians had started printing the Internet in 1800 BC, they’d be done right about now!"


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Interesting read. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 8, 8:30 PM

To say there is a massive amount of information that comes our way each day is not an understatement. How we deal with information is a different question. If you are feeling overwhelmed but it, or your students are feeling overwhelmed, then you may want to read this post.

Did you know that researchers say that it is "our inability to organize and process it...without experience cognitive overload." The Internet keeps providing us with "just one more link" so knowing when to stop is difficult. 

After this discussion the post looks at Concerns for Students and Teachers, discussing eleven areas such as:

* Distractedness

* Mobility madness

* Impaired research skills

Each of these areas are described.

The final section looks at Management Techniques, beginning by looking at a number of ways people have attempted to map the Internet before moving on to a list of ten management techniques that may help you (and your students) prevent information overload including:

* Help students understand the structure of the web and the concept of networking

* Hone your research skills and help students hone theirs

* Use activity streams

Additional information on these techniques (and seven more) are in the post. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 9:15 PM

This is an excellent article if you are suffering Internet fatigue. We are taking in more and more information than our brain can process about so many general things, rather than specialising like we used to. According to the article, the feeling of being digitally overwhelmed comes from "our inability to organise and process it...without experiencing cognitive overload." The Internet keeps providing us with "just one more link" so knowing when to stop is difficult. 

There is a section called 'Concerns for Students' which is quite insightful. 

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Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Adventure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Adventure

The Wikipedia Adventure: An interactive tutorial for new editors Wikipedia is not a game, but learning it should still be fun Problem: Wikipedia is a very difficult environment for new users. In addition to a new interface, the community has its own policies and customs; and that is on top of the already challenging task of approaching the world of information with critical thinking and neutrality.

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If Wikipedia is to become a good research tool then the only way to use it is to understand it. Have a go at the easy to use game which helps understand how it all works. I think students will really enjoy this. 

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The Need for the School Library

The Need for the School Library | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
According to an article written for the Voice of San Diego, many of the
libraries in public schools across the city are not staffed.  The reason
for this lack of staff comes from, suprise, lack of funding, but also from
union rules that state librarians, library assistants and techs cannot be
replaced by a volunteer or staff that would replace the job of the above
positions in any meaningful way.  This causes the great support structure a
school librarian can give to a classroom, helping not only in research for
the students but for information for teachers.

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School libraries with qualified librarians are essential! 

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Elena Orlova's curator insight, March 30, 2:21 AM

Необходимость школьной библиотеки

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Dr. Stephen Krashen defends libraries at LAUSD Board Meeting - YouTube

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'The better the school library the higher the reading score' Keith Curry Lance

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Dawn Nelson's curator insight, April 1, 8:52 AM

Keeping our libraries strong supports the work to close the achievement gap. 

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School libraries take '21st Century' awards - Brookings Register

School libraries take '21st Century' awards - Brookings Register | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
School libraries take '21st Century' awards
Brookings Register
BROOKINGS – School libraries in South Dakota got their first shot this year at being recognized as among the best by the State Library's new 21st Century School Library Award.

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We all like recognition. Love this award! 

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5 Reasons Libraries Are Ready For Innovation. - UP Global

5 Reasons Libraries Are Ready For Innovation. - UP Global | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Written by Helen Kula, Librarian at the Institute for Management and Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga, and Organizer of Startup Weekend Education – Library Edition

In less than two weeks, SWEDU will see the first-ever library-focused version of Startup Weekend take place in Toronto, Canada. Startup Weekend Toronto EDU: Library Edition will bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs together with library & information professionals to solve library-specific problems.
Organized by a team of librarians, we’re determined Continue Reading
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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 19, 9:09 AM

"Libraries need to get ‘outside the building’ (to borrow Steve Blank’s expression) and start getting comfortable with new approaches to problem-solving that could result in better products getting to market faster and cheaper."

 

Uusiutuminen, toimintojen ja toimintatapojen, on elintärkeää kirjastoille. Ja asiakaslhtöisesti, totta kai.

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Four Futures for School Libraries – Guest Post by Valerie Hill

Four Futures for School Libraries – Guest Post by Valerie Hill | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
4 themes for school libraries in 2014 by by Dr. Valerie Hill. The four areas for the future of School Libraries that Dr. Hill outlines are: Critical Thinking Constructivist Learning Collaboration D...

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Another great post showing us how we can more forward as school librarians in this digital age. Really important that we do do stagnate but move with the times and technologhy. 

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 19, 9:23 PM

Proposta de 4 dimensões prioritárias para as bibliotecas escolares em 2014:

Pensamento Crítico

Aprendizagem Construtivista

Colaboração

Cidadania Digital

josé krijnsen's curator insight, March 20, 4:05 AM

School Libraries of the future

Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 22, 3:41 PM

4 themes for 2014  for  school libraries  are critical thinking,, constructivist learning, collaboration and digital citizenship

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There IS time for professional learning

There IS time for professional learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Time is a precious commodity in schools, and if we're committed to changing results for students, we have to challenge our assumptions about time for professional learning.

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Time management is very important! 

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, March 3, 9:59 PM

Time:  the four-letter word that we have to deal with all the time~

Jane Marsh's curator insight, March 4, 5:16 AM

Good tools for exploring concept of time and time management

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, March 5, 11:57 AM

revise and refresh your visualization of time!

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Forging connections between the library and the classroom


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A great presentation that shows what school librarians can achieve with collaboration.
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Libraries are vital to student success - Daily Titan

Libraries are vital to student success - Daily Titan | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
... education material for schools and teachers, found that “over the past 20 years, numerous studies have shown that elementary schools with at least one full-time certified teacher-librarian performed better on state tests.

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School libraries are important. This piece reminds us why. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 27, 5:57 AM

Best selling author supports school libraries

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 2, 8:51 AM

Another article on the impact of libraries on student achievement

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3 Things We Should Stop Doing in Professional Development

3 Things We Should Stop Doing in Professional Development | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Spending the last week in Oslo, Norway, with the visionary Ann Michaelsen and other school leaders here, I have really thought about the way that we deliver professional development, and to be hone...
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Proffesional development needs time for reflection. So true! 

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Learning Space Toolkit

Learning Space Toolkit | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Time to start designing our website :) thanks Pippa! 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 9, 12:44 AM

Design  website with templates for educational  institutions and learning commons needing help in designing learning environments.