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How Good Are Your Presentation Skills?

How Good Are Your Presentation Skills? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

How do you feel when you have to make a presentation? Are you well prepared and relaxed, confident that your performance will have the desired impact on your audience? Or is the thought of standing on a podium, holding a microphone, enough to give you stage fright?

Improve your presentation skills, starting now, with this short self-test.


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Always good to have more ideas how to do better presentations! 

 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:02 AM

Test yourself (or your students) about your presentation skills. You have to answer 14 questions and then your total score is calculated. The score interpretation chart gives you a summary of your presentation skills and suggests further work in developing your skills.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 19, 2013 12:49 PM

Some good ideas to help you prepare for your next presentation!  

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Digital skills for post-university life - Technology Enhanced Learning

Digital skills for post-university life - Technology Enhanced Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
How can technology be used to help prepare for post-university life?

There are many digital tools that can help students to start researching careers and building a positive online presence.

We look at tools useful to a student or to a tutor wanting to promote Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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All these skills should be encouraged at school. School Librarians can help support this.
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In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play

In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Concern about the prevalence of fake or sensationally biased news sources has escalated in the days following the presidential election, with many citing it as a factor (some even the primar
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School librarians have always taught how to evaluate websites and today it's no different. The public are now more aware of the fact that there is news out there that needs to be questioned. In that way it is making librarians jobs easier because we have the skills to teach evaluation and are now being asked to do so. 
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10 Trends of Personalized Learning in 2017

10 Trends of Personalized Learning in 2017 | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2017 under the 5 categories: Process, Technology, Structural, Teaching & Learning, and Cultural.
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Love this list. I got very excited when I read through it because I can honestly say that many of the things talked about here I am already aware of or am doing. Teachers are learners too! 
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 12, 1:36 AM
Social media is the perfect place to start your own personal learning. Teachers are learners too.
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Observations of a Librarian in the 21st Century

Observations of a Librarian in the 21st Century | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Wow...can't believe we are already sixteen (nearly seventeen) years into the 21st century!  Do you remember saying something in high schoo

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Great observation of how a 21 Century student uses Digital. 
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Teachers - digital literacy and school librarians. Innovation at it's best!

Teachers - digital literacy and school librarians. Innovation at it's best! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Why school librarians are needed more now than ever!
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3 Areas Where Having “The Innovator’s Mindset” is Crucial

3 Areas Where Having “The Innovator’s Mindset” is Crucial | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
As I have contended for years, “Innovation” is about mindset, not skill set. How we look at the world, is how we move forward, learn, and create. In my book, “The Innovator̵…
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This goes hand in hand with school librarians teaching information literacy. 
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Study: Librarians on Information Literacy

Study: Librarians on Information Literacy | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Only about one-quarter of librarians say their libraries support information literacy instruction, even though virtually all of them believe it has a positive impact on graduation rates and success in the work force, a new study by the library-service provider ProQuest found.
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A new study that again demonstrates the need for information literacy to be embedded within school policy and higher. Give librarians the opportunity to support students and teachers properly by realising they have the skills you need to teach independence in your students. 
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The Teacher Factor

The Teacher Factor | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
I was excited to read the article, “More Students Are Graduating Because High School Is Getting Less Boring“, saying, “America’s high school graduation rate has reached an a…
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Collaboration is essential and there is so much we can learn from each other. Teachers and librarians are learners too and together we are stronger!
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10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017 via @mattmiller

10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017 via @mattmiller | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Virtual field trips let you take students all over the world to unique experiences they wouldn't get otherwise. Here are 10 to check out.

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Lovely list of suggestions 
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New school librarian? 10 things you should do first...

New school librarian? 10 things you should do first... | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Librarian book reviews, genrefication, library ideas, lesson ideas

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Very useful for any new school librarian. 
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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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I love this post. It is not only a great list but is demonstrates what a group of librarians can do for teachers. All you have to do is chose the one that is right for you.
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Wasted Professional Development

Wasted Professional Development | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Too often, ideas inspired within us during a PD session, remain untried, go undiscussed, and then under the weight of our to-do lists and the post-it notes on our desks, they are crushed into a fine sand and blown away. Forgotten. The End. Why do we waste PD? Sadly, a lot of post-PD ideas stay…
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Putting in a plan of action before someone goes on a PD session is a great way to get the most out of it for everyone. 
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6 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Kids

6 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Kids | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Search engines for kids. Another great list to show that Google is not the only option.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 23, 2016 11:08 PM

Help them find it for themselves.

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The Role Of The School Librarian In Teaching And Learning | edCircuit

The Role Of The School Librarian In Teaching And Learning | edCircuit | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The importance of librarians in leadership positions
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New article about school librarians. 
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“Locked in the Library” Inspiration for Your Library Escape Room

“Locked in the Library” Inspiration for Your Library Escape Room | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
We’ve all the seen the photos of groups of our friends who worked together to try and get out of an escape room—some successfully and some not so successfully.  Librarian Maddie Powell decided to s…

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Library 2020: Incubating Ideas into Reality

Library 2020:  Incubating Ideas into Reality | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A new year always creates new possibility and with the first week of January here, I am imagining the changing landscape of our school libraries.  What services will our libraries continue providing?  What new services will become part of our expanding practice?  How will our patron needs change?  With these questions in mind, I tend…

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Love the part about the embedded librarian! Explains beautifully how teachers can collaborate and work alongside school librarians! 
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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by th
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Brilliant! Why a school needs a school librarian!
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Stop Teaching – Start Learning

Stop Teaching – Start Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Do you ever teach a class? By ‘teach’ I mean talk to the whole class to share instruction or discuss content. If the answer is yes, then I would like to examine your aims in doing so. The thre…
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Great post to help you think about the way you teach. 
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Library Guides: Open Educational Resources: UMass-Dartmouth

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"An increasing number of educational resources are available via the public domain, providing instructors with unpreceded opportunities to incorporate a diverse range of primary source material, textbooks, open courses, and more into their classrooms. This abundance of materials, however, can present instructors and librarians with a new challenge: how to discern what materials will be relevant and useful in their classroom or educational institution. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has created this guide to Open Educational Resources to help. Here, visitors will find an extensive list of resources organized into five categories, including For Educators, For Learners, and Image and Video Resources. Lists are accompanied by short video tutorials designed to familiarize visitors with open educational resources and the role of these resources in both the classroom and in the broader academic community. One video in the For Educators section depicts faculty perspectives on the specific distinction between Open Education Resources and Open Access. While aimed specifically at those working in higher education, instructors and librarians in all settings will find material of use in this research guide. "


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Being aware that these courses are available is important. Knowledge is power! Next time I have a conversation with a teacher about the extended essay project that they do in schools I will make sure I highlight this as a resource. 
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8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Wow! This is an amazing list of resources that will enable any teacher or librarian to encourage great research within the classroom. Some I have seen before but certainly worth sharing. 
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 13, 8:41 AM
Excellent resources for young researchers within a 21st Century teaching and learning environments. I suggest they add Zotero to the list.
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9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
' in a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century.

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Ask your school librarian to run CPD sessions on these tools to get your teachers started/excited about how to use them in their classrooms. 
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Gino Bondi's curator insight, January 11, 11:13 AM

Great infographic to post on your school / staff site

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Hva du må beherske for å være infokompetent ....
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So where have all our school teacher librarians gone?

So where have all our school teacher librarians gone? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians are disappearing from schools all over Australia at a ridiculous rate, which is resulting in a drastic drop in children’s literacy skills across the board … Why is this happening?

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A great article about why school library use and literacy levels are in decline. If you don't staff them properly they won't get used. It is more important now that librarians are there to support digital content too. Just because you give a student a device does not make them an expert in finding and evaluating information.
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Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 43 Links to Help via @cybrarian77

Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 43 Links to Help via @cybrarian77 | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
It's all around us. It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxe

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A brilliant collection of resources for anyone teaching evaluation of websites, especially focusing on fake news. 
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 4, 6:18 AM
Very good article about a relevant issue we must not neglect... part of the literacy we are all trying to teach our children and youth!
TrayKay's curator insight, January 4, 4:10 PM
The ability to discern bias in the news, and the incorrect usage of statistics are other important skills.
Marijke Trienekens's curator insight, January 11, 10:56 AM
Zie onderaan de uitgebreide lijst met links naar artikelen over nepnieuws!
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Why we need Libraries and Teacher Librarians | Listly List

Here is a list of articles and links to research about why we need libraries and teacher librarians in schools. | School libraries
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A brilliant list of resources for any teacher or school librarian wondering where the evidence is for having a professional librarian in your school library. 
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Hoaxy: How claims spread online

Hoaxy: How claims spread online | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Hoaxy visualizes the spread of claims and related fact checking online. A claim may be a fake news article, hoax, rumor, conspiracy theory, satire, or even an accurate report. Anyone can use Hoaxy to explore how claims spread across social media.
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I love this tool to help teach how hoax stories can spread. 
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