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Computer Safety for Kids & Teens

Computer Safety for Kids & Teens | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

By Emma Kavanagh

 

The Internet provides us with an abundant amount of educational information, entertainment, and can connect us with people throughout the entire world. As wonderful as the Internet can be, it can also be a dangerous place for children and teens. When using the Internet, one must be careful about sharing any form of personal information because unfortunately the Internet can be a platform for cyber criminals to target kids, teens, and young adults. The most common types of criminals found on the web include (online predators), identity thieves, cyberbullies, and hackers. In order to protect your children and loved to the fullest extent one must take all the necessary precautions when using a computer.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 2013 6:45 PM

Solid advice from writer Emma Kavanagh on Internet safety.  Article includes an extensive list of references!!

Thomas Holmes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:57 AM

Much needed

Danielle hart's curator insight, September 7, 2015 10:16 PM

Good info to know 

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How the School Library Saved My Life

How the School Library Saved My Life | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ An introvert by nature, Megan McDonald, the author of the Judy Moody series, writes that books—and the library—have been her refuge.”
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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 5, 11:13 AM
Personal story on what a school library means for a child.
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What Does Innovation in Education Mean? | ITLL Project for Winnipeg School Division


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A thoughtful and innovative presentation. I am definitely going to try using video scribe very soon. 
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We Need Libraries As Much As Maker Spaces | John Spencer

We Need Libraries As Much As Maker Spaces | John Spencer | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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At last someone has written what I have been thinking. Maker spaces are important but not a replacement for a library. 
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20 Google search tricks every user should know by Zachary Epstein

20 Google search tricks every user should know by Zachary Epstein | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“Where would we be without Google? We have discussed the company's impact on the world a number of times here, but this post likely sums it up best. Where Google's core product is concerned, it's a safe bet that every single person who will read this article either regularly uses Google search or at ...”
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School Libraries Work!

School Libraries Work! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

School Libraries Work! seeks to empower librarians, classroom teachers, school and district leaders, policy makers, parents and communities by arming them with the most powerful research-based frameworks, recommendations, and support for school library programs.

The 2016 compendium updates and builds upon the 2008 edition, reinforcing the most relevant themes from that report while highlighting recent research at both the national and state levels. All told, the research included in this compendium continues to show that school libraries and school librarians are a powerful force in the lives of America's children.


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Always good to see an updated report. Looking forward to reading this!
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 23, 2015 9:23 AM

Advocacy material here!

 

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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ The way schools and universities teach and test has to keep up with the way young people are processing information.”
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A really interesting article that looks at how students curate content from the Internet. There is a lot we as teachers need to do.
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Turnitin faces new questions about efficacy of plagiarism detection software | InsideHigherEd

Turnitin faces new questions about efficacy of plagiarism detection software | InsideHigherEd | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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If it does not work why pay for it? Lecturers do not have time so maybe it is better than nothing? #justsaying 

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Online Tech Training for Staff | Library Creation and Learning Centers

Online Tech Training for Staff | Library Creation and Learning Centers | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Library staff need the skills and knowledge to assist customers one on one with technology questions, and provide classroom based technology instruction. These short modules can help get staff up to speed and feeling more confident when it comes to technology assistance and instruction. If you never made it to one of our public computer center staff trainings, these modules are the next best thing.


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Very useful, will be sharing with my colleagues.
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Teachers Transform Lockers into Book Spines

Teachers Transform Lockers into Book Spines | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

This isSchool might be out for summer, but teachers at Biloxi Junior High School in Mississippi are already preparing for the fall.

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This is just lovely! 

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Teach Reading and Writing

Teach Reading and Writing | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Visit Teach Primary Magazine for free lesson plans, news, events, product reviews and KS1 and KS2 learning resources covering CPD, NQTs, PSHE, SEN, Maths, Science, Literacy and much more
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"A well stocked fully staffed school library should be part of every child's literacy journey" I totally agree but more funding is needed and an understanding of how important this resource is for the whole school is also necessary. Raising awareness is a start. 

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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

“Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.”


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Inquiry based learning, librarians have always been there...

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Trends in Information Literacy: A Comparative View

Trends in Information Literacy: A Comparative View | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies

Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ Reading through the solution to Dr. Russell's search challenge, which is a very advanced one that I wouldn't expect most high school students to employ, got me thinking about a search strategy and tools that I haven't employed before. That prompted me into thinking about creating a list of accessible search tools and strategies that middle school and high school students often overlook. Here's my short list of tools and strategies that are often overlooked.”
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Always good to share something when it's been made simple for you! Basic searching Google that many don't know about!
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How to Quickly Avoid Fake News During an Unfolding Crisis - by Ben Stegner (Critical Thinking for students)

How to Quickly Avoid Fake News During an Unfolding Crisis - by Ben Stegner (Critical Thinking for students) | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
by Ben Stegner

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This has an American bias but it is very well written. You need to make sure before you re-tweet. Don't get carried along with a wave of excitement. Take control of what you share. 
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Play in a Day!

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One of Schools’ Library service (SLS) missions is to engender a lifelong love of reading.
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Schools' Library Service in Guernsey are always trying to find new ways to inspire children to read. Ann Bryant, author, is our Patron of Reading for the Bailiwick of Guernsey and is helping us to do just that.
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Download 2,000 Turn-of-the-Century Art Posters, Courtesy of the NY Public Library via OpenCulture

Download 2,000  Turn-of-the-Century Art Posters, Courtesy of the NY Public Library via OpenCulture | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“A scroll through any collection of contemporary graphic design portfolios makes for a dizzying tour of the seemingly unlimited range of colors, textures, fonts, etc. available to the modern commercial artist.”
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A wonderful collection to help any art student.
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Google Junior | Safe Search for Kids

“Safe Search for kids. Google Junior uses Google Custom Safe Search to filter out the bad things on the internet keeping children safe!”
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Nice to see Google is beginning to think about Children. It's just a shame that the adverts are still at the top of the list. It's a start though.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:46 PM

Students here is your place for research if you are in primary grades!  Safe searching :)

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 2, 2015 6:47 PM

Safe Search for kids using Google search engine without the bad stuff.

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Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Traditionally, libraries provided a quiet space to read. Today's libraries are taking on new roles and helping young people gain 21st-century skills.

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Libraries are always changing and innovating, that's why they are amazing places.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 27, 2015 8:21 AM

Need some ideas? Need to convince an administrator of the value of a high quality library program? Well-written and timely - you'll want to bookmark this one.

Anna Runyen's curator insight, August 27, 2015 1:14 PM

This is where Makerspace programming fits into the picture.

Jonathan Oxley's curator insight, September 4, 2015 10:47 AM

Innovative library learning :)

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Mystery Skype: Where in the world are they?

Mystery Skype: Where in the world are they? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Mystery Skype allows teachers to cover history, geography, communication and global collaboration in one engaging activity that elementary students will love.


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I love this idea. One day soon I will persuade one of my teachers to give this a go. 

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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

The calamity of the disappearing school libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 13, 2015 11:12 AM

Deb Kachel on this serious equity issue

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2015 UK School Library Survey Findings Published | Softlink

The findings from the inaugural annual UK School Library Survey conducted by Softlink have been published today. The survey was launched in February 2015, designed to outline the initial key trends and issues facing UK school Libraries.

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The Hilarious Way One School Librarian Achieved 100% Book Returns (Almost)

The Hilarious Way One School Librarian Achieved 100% Book Returns (Almost) | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ Her name is Alanna Almstead. She's a librarian at Ichabod Crane in Valatie, NY. And at the end of each school year, Alanna faces the same vexing problem: Unreturned library books. Because ki...”
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Love it when librarians can see the funny side. Wonderful idea!
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School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education

School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) found reading for pleasure ‘to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education.’  Similarly a study by Oxford University (2011) found ‘16-year-olds who read books at least once a month were significantly more likely to be in a professional or managerial job at 33 than those who didn’t read books at all’.


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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
“ At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…”
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Donna James's curator insight, April 14, 2015 3:01 PM

But we knew that all along.....

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MIND-BLOWING LIBRARIANS

MIND-BLOWING LIBRARIANS | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
When l was young l always dreamt of being something fancy like a doctor or a pilot. When l think about it now l think it was about the respect they got from everyone they saw. That uniform could co...

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Just got to be shared! Yes I am a librarian and proud of it :)

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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 8, 2015 2:19 PM

Celebrating one of the greatest jobs in the world!!