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Digital Storytelling with The 4 Icon Challenge!

Digital Storytelling with The 4 Icon Challenge! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“Looking for a fun digital storytelling idea? This is for you! The basic idea of the 4 Icon Challenge is to take a story, novel, historical event, content topic, etc. and summarize it using only for...”
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This could be really fun for a competition to guess the book title in a library :)
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From OPAC to Search Engine: Making the Case for Discovery [Discovery Tools Now and in the Future] - YouTube

Presentation from the Amigos "Discovery Tools Now and in the Future" conference on November 18, 2014. For more information, see: http://www.amigos.org/discov...

Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

If you have time to listen to this then it makes some interesting points about how libraries need to move with the times. We need to be up to date and struggle to make decisions quickly enough to keep up. We need to be a the front not waiting to see what happens.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 21, 7:58 PM

Love this new tech!  Now to work this into my budget for next year:)

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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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I have just found this site and it looks really useful. Will help out with lesson ideas. 

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Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction

Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A public librarian’s interaction with teens affirms her faith in bibliotherapy, as does her research. Read her story, along with a recommended list of realistic YA fiction. We invite you to suggest more titles.

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This is a great article about helping teens with issues through book recommendations. I will be looking at this idea more closely. 

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Sue Holmes's curator insight, November 7, 12:10 PM

Excellent article from the School Library Journal 

Sue Holmes's curator insight, November 7, 12:12 PM

Excellent article from the School Library Journal 

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Library Lizzy

Library Lizzy | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

Have a look at my blog about our recent book week. We had a great time thanks to three great authors. Ann Bryant, Kathryn Cave and Alex Scarrow.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, October 24, 6:54 AM

A great time was had by all.

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How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic]

How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic] | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Here are some tips for writing more compelling headlines...The infographic by Neil Patel from Quick Sprout will give you a simple formula for enticing headlines. Though there's no one-size-fits-all headline trope that guarantees a crazy influx of traffic, the tactics below should help you tweak your headlines to get your posts the attention they deserve.
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Useful to know when marketing your school library.
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Study Reveals that a Trip to the Library Feels the same as a $2,282 pay raise. | Mapachili

Study Reveals that a Trip to the Library Feels the same as a $2,282 pay raise. | Mapachili | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

 I love this study 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 21, 4:01 AM

If that is how you feel going to a library just think how you could feel if you went to your school library every day :)

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Blogging as Writing Curriculum

Blogging as Writing Curriculum | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

September 16, 2014 - by Susan Lucille Davis - A look into how to incorporate blogging into students' writing curriculum.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

Blogging is a great way for student to collaborate across the world. As @Pippa Davies @PippaDavies and @HCS Learning Commons and @SLS Guernsey proved by their book blog. Thanks guys! 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 1:27 AM
Blogging is the best tool for encouraging digital writing whilst establishing online community!
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, September 19, 10:53 AM
So right @Elizabeth Hutchinson! Hope to do more with you @SLSGuernsey. Thx to you too!
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 7:25 PM

Blog to get your writing curriculum covered :)

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A Long Overdue Nod to SciFi and Fantasy’s Best Librarians | Tor.com

A Long Overdue Nod to SciFi and Fantasy’s Best Librarians | Tor.com | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Our favorite librarians from science fiction and fantasy!
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Something for you all to enjoy! 

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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Principal

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Principal | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
#173092166 / gettyimages.com   I was recently asked by a superintendent if I had some questions to ask his principals to start off the year.  The questions I gave him were based on the followi...
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

Thanks for sharing this @Erin Kleinit makes great reading. I love the fact that it not only talks about the questions you should ask but gives examples of why they are so important. All leaders should read this! Inspiring your staff to do well and move on is hard but very important. Thanks Erin! 

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Guess the Shelfie competition

Guess the Shelfie competition | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
One of our Book Week competitions this year is the Shelfie - a photo of your bookshelf or a selection that best represents you and your reading tastes and history. Prize and even perhaps prizes for...
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

I came across this on global TL: librarians without borders and it was too good an idea not to share. I love it! 

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, September 13, 4:36 AM

Love this idea. It could be a fun and creative competition for students.

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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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we need to start listening to our students. We are there for them and we can give them a voice. 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 3, 5:27 PM

Shannon Miller on the importance of student voice.

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 4, 3:34 AM

The best way to find out what students think about their school libraries is to ask them!

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 4, 4:30 AM

Koulukirjastonhoitaja Iowasta kyseli oppilailta Twitterin kautta, mitä he koululta haluavat ja mitä siitä ajattelevat . Lista on ehdottomasti tutustumisen arvoinen!! 

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Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014

Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014 | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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This looks great! Full,of very useful ideas. 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 24, 7:31 AM

Really useful and full of great ideas.

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iTeach and iLearn: SAMR: How are You Using Technology?

iTeach and iLearn: SAMR: How are You Using Technology? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Teaching above the line. An interesting take on it.
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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

Being on social media and being aware of it's power is  where you school library should be. It is really important that School libraries demonstrate good practice by using these resources themselves. This article point out very nicely why you need to get yourselves involved in the social media scene. 

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How to download videos from Facebook

How to download videos from Facebook | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“It is always frustrating when you come across a funny video on Facebook shared by one of your friends but just can’t download it because there is no “D”
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I'm sure this will be useful one day.
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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researchin...”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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As technology changes we have to ensure that we stay with it so that our students can use it to learn.
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Google Docs in Plain English - YouTube

“Create and share online documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It's free. You can: 1) Access your documents online from any computer with an internet con...”
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Thanks Pippa, I'm going to make sure my office starts using this.
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Here is How to Set Up A Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is How to Set Up A Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Here is one of my favourite videos on flipped classroom. In this funny and insightful video, Keith Hughes explains the idea behind the flipped classroom and provides some excellent tips for teachers who want to integrate the flipped teaching methodology in their instruction. The video is a little bit long (24 minutes) but is really worth watching.


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One for me to learn!
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BOOKTRYST: The Shocking Hard-Boiled World Of Librarians! - book covers used as parodies

BOOKTRYST: The Shocking Hard-Boiled World Of Librarians! - book covers used as parodies | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
"All images courtesy of Professional Library Literature with special thanks to the anonymous creator of these brilliant book parodies, who, I suspect, may be in fear of losing their job if outed. Additional thanks to B.T. Carver of LISNews for drawing our attention to this delightful webpage. There are more of the same on the site."
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Time for a laugh, I know it's not Friday but it nearly is...
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The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon

The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
This is more than just intellectual snobbery. Knowledge has a point when we start to find and make connections, to weave stories out of it, stories through which we make sense of the world and our place within it. It is the difference between memorising the bus timetable for a city you will never visit, and using that timetable to explore a city in which you have just arrived. When we follow the connections – when we allow the experience of knowing to take us somewhere, accepting the risk that we will be changed along the way – knowledge can give rise to meaning. And if there is an antidote to boredom, it is not information but meaning.If boredom has become a sickness in modern societies, this is because the knack of finding meaning is harder to come by.There is a connection, though, between the two. Information is perhaps the rawest material in the process out of which we arrive at meaning: an undifferentiated stream of sense and nonsense in which we go fishing for facts. But the journey from information to meaning involves more than simply filtering the signal from the noise. It is an alchemical transformation, always surprising. It takes skill, time and effort, practice and patience....
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A good article about information and boredom. Is too much information a bad thing?
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Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials | TechCrunch

Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials | TechCrunch | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Snapchat is now the third most popular social app among millennials, according to a recent report by comScore which finds that Snapchat has 32.9% penetration..

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

This seems to be the next thing that I need to learn about. #alwayslearning 

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Susan Denise PortilloRoche's curator insight, August 13, 9:35 AM

Learning about Snap Chap.

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 13, 3:15 PM

The Facebook lead is astounding. My students report is most often that FB is NOT their platform of choice!

GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 10:25 PM

This is a must convo for Digital Citizenship

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Parents feel left behind by the accelerating pace of technology

Parents feel left behind by the accelerating pace of technology | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
They also wish that schools would make more effort with tech homework assignments that could include parents, and bring them and kids together in...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

No need to feel that you are being left behind. Get down to your library and we can explain it all. @SLS Guernseyeven runs courses for you to learn how to keep up. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 9:50 PM

The pace of digital technology change is such that everyone is being left behind. It is important to develop skills which allow adaptation rather than mastery. The object is not to understand one type of digital technology, but to have skills that allow us to move from one to another as they emerge and work together.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 9, 8:40 AM

One of our biggest goals and challenges is excellent communication with and engagement of parents. Let's not leave them behind!

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:

I would really like to try this but as a school librarian I don't have lessons I can give out content to the students first as I generally teach one off lessons. Do any librarians teach using flipped learning and if so how does it work for you? 

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 7, 7:26 PM

Simple infographic that gives clear and simple guidance to the process of 'flipping' a lesson.  Good to demonstrate 'simplicity' of process to sceptical colleagues.

Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.