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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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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.

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

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Schools of the Future | NAESP

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Seven gears principals can leverage to enhance technology use.
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Reading Challenge – Promoting a Reading Culture

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I've had a couple of requests via Instagram and Twitter to explain my 2017 Reading Challenge. This reading challenge started as a way to increase reading on my campus and hopefully facilitate growing our reading culture. Background on Reading Challenge In December, Carol Richmond the awesome librarian at Wilson Elementary, sent out an email about…

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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
You can’t use everything you find on the web on your website. Most of the laws and rules that cover fair use and education were written well before the invention of the web. They don’t appl…
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Understanding academic honesty is more important now than ever. This blog post covers all that teachers should think about and suggestions to make it easy to work with. 
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How can we help kids protect themselves online? by Yuhyun Park

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Yuhyun Park

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Parents need educating on what they share about their children. Interesting read. 
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Planning on Renovating Your Library? Think Again. - Worlds of Learning

Planning on Renovating Your Library? Think Again. - Worlds of Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Think your library needs a renovation? You might be right, but before spending unnecessary money on a major overhaul, you might want to think again. I receive inquiries all of the time from schools whose library's are not used, and thought that renovating their space was going to do the trick. Oftentimes, even with a big referendum …

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Changing the library is not magic. There has to be a culture change first. Some food for thought. 
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School Libraries and Their Influence on School Culture | Knowledge Quest

School Libraries and Their Influence on School Culture | Knowledge Quest | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
School culture refers to the way teachers and other staff members work together and the set of beliefs, values, and assumptions they share. A positive school climate and school culture promote students’ ability to learn (ASCD, 2017). Students, staff, administration,... Read More ›

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School librarians can help the positive culture of the school. Be brave and do what you do well. Teachers don't know unless you tell them. 
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Supporting Young People in the Digital Information Age - 30 November 2016

The role of libraries in promoting transition skillsHere is the programme summary and speaker presentations and handouts for the course organized by the Information Services (ISG) London & South East and the Informaton Literacy Grouo (ILG).
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Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom - NYTimes.com

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Librarians are radical :)
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Future Ready Schools and Follett Invite You To Join Us As We Kick Off The Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series On February 14, 2017!

Future Ready Schools and Follett Invite You To Join Us As We Kick Off The Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series On February 14, 2017! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
On February 14, 2017 we will be kicking off the Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series. The first webinar Future Ready Librarians
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Collaboration is the key!
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The Role Of The School Librarian In Teaching And Learning | edCircuit

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The importance of librarians in leadership positions
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“Locked in the Library” Inspiration for Your Library Escape Room

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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

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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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Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools

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The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools http://t.co/YqGrlv4mOj #LMS

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As access to information changes so does the role of the librarian. Instead of being need less our skills in research and teaching are needed more than ever. When teachers and librarians collaborate the students benefit from both skills sets. 
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Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter

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If I've worked with your school district or spoken at your state's conference or you happened to run into me at your neighborhoo

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9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team

9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Technology is playing a bigger role in classrooms and schools in this country and around the world. Here are a few thoughts to kee
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School librarians have the perfect role to play in this journey. Let's keep talking about where we fit into this. 
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The February UnSlump Yourself Challenge - @PernilleRipp

The February UnSlump Yourself Challenge - @PernilleRipp | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Aah February; a month of love, of reading, of waiting for spring if you in the Northern Hemisphere.  While February may  be the shortest month of the year sometimes in teaching it can feel like the longest of them all.  While I love this month for the work I can do with my students, I find that sometimes the dark nights and cold Wisconsin winters can be positively slump inducing.  Rather than dread the slump, why not do something pro-active?

So this year I plan on doing my very own unslumping challenge and you are more than welcome to join me.  Every day for the month of February, I plan on doing something to either reinvigorate myself or make a difference to others.  It will not cost me much money but will hopefully instead lead to a deeper level of gratitude for the incredible job I have, the amazing students I get to teach, and the wonderful people in my life.

Here is what I plan on doing

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Something for those of us that need a boost :)
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Unslump. I like the idea but only borrow about half the ideas. Personalize the rest of the month. 
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Leadership in Information Literacy

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I am writing this post as part of the weekly #EdublogsClub . This week's prompt asks that we write about leadership. Numerou

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calling all Tls for leadership in information literacy, including providing quality, curated print and digital collections; promoting reading; teaching digital literacy and digital citizenship skills; connecting students with the world; and championing equity.
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Advocacy for school librarians - Training and Personal Learning Networks PLN

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A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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School librarians have many skills. Share them widely, teachers need your support too. 
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ILA Report: Digital Literacy Is Hot; Access to Books and Content Is Not

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The International Literacy Association's What’s Hot in Literacy report shows that what's trendy to talk about is not always the same as what’s most important to discuss.
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Interesting that the term digital literacy is having problems about skills as much as the term information literacy. Teachers are confusing digital literacy with how to use technology and not the skills of finding and evaluating information. 
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Headteachers/Principals are you supporting your school librarian? 5 easy steps to full integration.

Headteachers/Principals are you supporting your school librarian? 5 easy steps to full integration. | 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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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

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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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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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