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The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech

The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
This in an update of older posts about the benefits of educational blogging. 2013 is the sixth year that I have maintained a classroom blog. When I first began

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Book Week 2017: Activity Ideas

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Book Week 2017 - Activity Ideas Book Week is such an exciting time for celebrating books, libraries and readers. Here are a few ideas for Book Week activities, fitting in with this year's theme Escape To Everywhere. Escape Room Have you ever been locked in a room with a group of people and given clues to help…

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The ‘teacher’ in ‘teacher librarian’ | Brave New World

The ‘teacher’ in ‘teacher librarian’ | Brave New World | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Some great thoughts on the role of the school librarian
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Digital Tools to Help Students Succeed Online - Applied Digital Skills

Digital Tools to Help Students Succeed Online - Applied Digital Skills | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Help your students succeed online and prepare for their careers with free digital tools and online lessons from Applied Digital Skills.

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Educators: Are You Really Technology Literate?

Educators: Are You Really Technology Literate? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The Internet is firmly here to stay. Computers and the World Wide Web have come a long way since the net first launched in the late sixties. Computers and all their silicon associates have cemented themselves into the modern world. Cell phones, laptops, iPods, iPads, tablets – the list goes on and on. Screen-literacy has become a mandatory part of success in today’s world. We are living in the Information Era. This has changed many aspects of the education system and its components. Among many other changes, there is a new concept of what a student is. Industrial-age schools saw …

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Librarians are able to support teachers on their technology journey. Just ask! 
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Librarians Lets Be Digitally Awesome – Jane Cowell – Medium

Librarians Lets Be Digitally Awesome – Jane Cowell – Medium | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
If you go to the UK Joint Information Systems Committee definition for digital literacy it defines it as ‘Those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital…

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Visual Literacy using the CBCA Short list Picture Books

Visual Literacy using the CBCA Short list Picture Books | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The CBCA Short List Picture Books provide many opportunities to explore and engage with quality literature. This term Year 5 will explore the short list books in relation to visual literacy or R…

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Book Week Escape to Everywhere – Missing Book Characters

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I am looking forward to Term 3 to share and explore the Children’s Book Week Short list books and exploring the theme Escape to Everywhere. A few weeks ago I wrote about a rabbit visiting the…

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Book Week Escape To Everywhere – Postcard from your reading journey

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The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week 2017 theme Escape to Everywhere opens many opportunities to connect with literature and have fun. In addition to the Missing Book Cha…

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7 skills you should be looking for in your school librarian #SLAYLG17

7 skills you should be looking for in your school librarian #SLAYLG17 | 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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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use.

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Yup, we have know this for years! This is why school librarians are important. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 23, 12:43 PM

All online teachers know this. We coach the technology right along with the curriculum. 

MFaculty's curator insight, June 24, 12:28 PM
This is the 'open secret' many dismiss out of hand. Rather than assuming all my students know how to use Google Drive, OneNote, Box.com and other online applications, I take the time to walk them through it when we need it in class. Some students can be hyper sensitive to negative feedback, and others don't want to be the one that slows the momentum of the class with questions everyone else seems to know the answers to.

Rather than expose any student to peer scrutiny, I make it a point to remind the class that not everyone has the same level of knowledge as I do, so I need to ensure we all start out on the same page. This interview corroborates my gut assessments. 
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6 "Soft" Skills Our Middle School Students Need

6 "Soft" Skills Our Middle School Students Need | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ You won't find these social and study skills for middle school students in the official standards...but maybe they should be.”
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A great reminder how every child is different and that's ok! 
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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 18, 7:03 PM

I love these ideas! Great to review and share with your teachers when you get back to school next year!

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the information literacy hat | 500 Hats


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A brillant blog post about the role of the school librarian. Information literacy is a whole school need and the librarian has an important part to play. 
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“The librarian’s voice should be heard, as much as any teacher’s” | IB Community Blog

Graeme Boyd, Head Librarian at IB World School St Francis College, in Brazil, explains how the profession can step forward and play a fundamental role in schools
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School librarian need to be brave and put themselves out there in order to support students in the way they know they can. 
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8 Practical Tips for the Care and Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User

8 Practical Tips for the Care and Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
(This is a mirror post to the NEA Today Magazine article online and on  Pages 18-19 ,  under a shorter title - why did they change m

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 15, 6:25 PM

In technology (and in life!), sometimes you’re the teacher and sometimes you’re the student - and it’s completely normal to always be a bit of both. One day, you help a colleague learn the joys of the copy and paste keyboard shortcut, and the next day you’re learning how to create and edit a YouTube video or a Gabsee 3D animated Avatar!

So, whether you’re teaching or learning, or a bit of both, here are a few practical tips to make it a little easier for the reluctant tech user.  -- Read the Rest!

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Help for Reluctant Tech Users

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Some very sensible ideas and suggestions to help those less confident about using technology. 
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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 14, 10:07 AM

My article for the Back to School Issue for @NEAToday Magazine - They didn't use my title or my graphic, but it's a good article! ;-) 

 

Should I be upset or disappointed they don't use the graphics I create for the articles I write? Am I too fussy? I have graphic design desires & passionate feels!  I guess I'll just re-post to my blog and use the graphics I created. So there ! LOL

 

Srsly though, it's an honor to write for the organization that has had my back for the last 25 years - if you're a teacher and you're not part of union, you're taking a big chance!

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Resources - All students need to learn Digital Safety

Resources - All students need to learn Digital Safety | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Be Internet Awesome is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and an educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.

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Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun—just like the Internet itself. Here, kids will help their fellow Internauts combat badly behaved hackers, phishers, oversharers, and bullies by practicing the skills they need to be good digital citizens.
 
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4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners

4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners | 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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School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change

School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Last spring at the #GoOpen Exchange, I had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion with district leaders on approaches to curating openly licensed educational resources. Leaders from #GoOpen…

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Understanding what a librarian does can open doors to specialism and understanding. Beneficial collaboration for all. 
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Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong | Knowledge Quest

Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong | Knowledge Quest | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Angie Miller writes: "The premise of a library lies at the intersection of truth and justice. It is the heart of the school where all are welcome and safe, where needs are met and potentials challenged."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 10, 2:36 PM

Oh, preach it, Angie! I loved this post, mainly for affirming what I've been doing (and sometimes not doing) in my library. Thinking about your library as a student-centered space should drive all your decisions about what's essential. I bend many rules, but I'm confident that if they are decisions that benefit students, I'm doing my job!

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Book Week – Escape to Everywhere QR Code Treasure Hunt

Book Week – Escape to Everywhere QR Code Treasure Hunt | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Inspired by a QR Code Treasure Hunt at EduTECH, with the prize a new car (no I did not win even though I spent time hunting for codes) I have created a Book Week – Escape to Everywhere QR Cod…

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Josephine Laretive's comment, July 7, 6:39 AM
Thanks Elizabeth for the positive feedback, I am keen on Book Week and have a lot of things planned!
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, July 8, 2:08 AM
I love your ideas Josephine! We are going to run competitions like this throughout the year so any ideas like this are brilliant!
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Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High

Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
One of our roles as librarians who support teaching and learning, is to find new and innovative ideas to help teachers and students use and engage with resources within a school library. Over this past school year, we have started to use Breakout, a game used to teach students the skills of collaboration, communication and team…
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Our journey to our first breakout in a school library. 
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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
You plan. You assess. You network. You collaborate.

You tweet, differentiate, administer literacy probes, scour 504s and IEPs, use technology, and inspire thinking.

And for all of this, you’re given bar graphs on tests to show if what you’re doing is actually making a difference. But there are other data points you should consider as well.

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As librarians and teachers it is useful to consider where we may be making a difference beyond assessment. 
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 30, 3:09 AM
Doe ik het goed? Leerkrachten stellen zichzelf vaak (stilletjes) die vraag. Vaak is het antwoord ja. Zelden aanvaarden leerkrachten die bevestiging. Nutteloze en valse bescheidenheid als je het mij vraagt. 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 30, 1:33 PM
A word that came to mind as I read this  was "inspire." Good teaching lights a fire and inspires.
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Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know

Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Michael Yarbrough provides us with some useful tips regarding copyright basics, valuable information for any student or teacher of the modern digital age.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 21, 3:10 PM
I've put up a few similar articles. I am posting this one due to its everyday language and ease of use. Nice links, too.
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Mystery Hangout Mishaps

Mystery Hangout Mishaps | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
What is a Mystery Hangout? A Mystery Hangout is when you set up a Google Hangout in an unknown location for students. The students fro
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A great blog that talks about the wonders of mystery hangouts. It is lovely to read about the problems, so that we can all be better prepared. As with any technology it is always better to be prepared. 
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Give Students the Skills, Not the Links

This was our first year using Google Classroom and it was for the most part a success.  We did find some limitations, like gradin
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A blog that is well worth a read. A good reminder that Google Classroom still needs skills to make sure your students are learning to research independently. 
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