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This is Why We should Opt for Digital Textbooks

This is Why We should Opt for Digital Textbooks | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Digital age.....we should think about this! 

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The Latest Internet Security Threats You Should Be Aware Of

The Latest Internet Security Threats You Should Be Aware Of | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Malware never sleeps. It certainly doesn’t celebrate New Year’s Day or get a hangover.
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Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back! | The Daring Librarian

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back! | The Daring Librarian | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 29, 2013 11:15 AM

Living books are a great way to entice your younger slower readers, who like more interactive screens.  Make sure you have lots of iPads or e readers in your library!

Robin Jordan's curator insight, January 29, 2013 9:11 PM

Ah, the need for ever more technology. I want...

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 29, 2013 11:44 AM

From the article:

"Some 77% of advanced placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers surveyed say that the internet and digital search tools have had a “mostly positive” impact on their students’ research work. But 87% say these technologies are creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans” and 64% say today’s digital technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.”

Important reading for educational staff!

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15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

"Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students to think about school. Rather than strictly academic lessons and units, real-world problems can be solved, and students gain experience with long-term management of the learning process, and the possibility of self-direction."


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Libraries keep us human | Booktrust

Libraries keep us human | Booktrust | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Matt talks about National Libraries Day and your library and why we need it more than ever (RT @publiclibnews: "Libraries keep us human" + are "an increasingly unique space in our modern world" Matt Haig #NLD13 #lovelibraries
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Teaching Technology: 10 Lessons Every School Should Share

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Aside from simply having the right equipment and instructing children in basic technology usage, what else should educational institutions be teaching kids about technology, starting as early as kindergarten?

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Only a decade and a few years in, how can we fully describe the twenty-first century learner?

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:44 AM

21st century skills as life long learning skills! Literacy isn't anymore just being able to read, write and, count. Deeper learning and higher order thinking skills are what needs to paid attention to. Proper information literacy skills are vital! 

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:47 PM

Being literate in today's society requires a different set of skills - a combination that builds on traditional literacy skills.

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:52 PM

Teacher Librarians can help design for deeper learning by collaboratively building Knowledge Building Centers with teachers and students https://sites.google.com/site/knowledgebuildingcentres/home

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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!  

Tatiana Kuzmina's comment, January 26, 2013 12:24 PM
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DAVID WHEELER: Have a question? Ask a librarian

DAVID WHEELER: Have a question? Ask a librarian | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
One of the most under-appreciated jobs in education is the school librarian. Where else can you get book recommendations for readers of all ages or help with writing an essay?

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 16, 2013 4:07 PM

We certainly need more school principals like David in the system.  Thank you David for your insight.

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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic.

 

What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.


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I must get round to giving this a go!

 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:05 PM

With 2013 being the year of statistics, infographics will be an essential tool.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:40 AM

Might be a great way to visually show the use that is made of the library space &/or personnel!  Choose the tool that suits you.

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Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of known historical hoaxes on Wikipedia. It is considered a hoax if it was a clear or blatant attempt to make up something, as opposed to libel, vandalism or a factual error. It is considered notable if it evaded detection for more than one month or was discussed by reliable sources in the media. And, most likely, there are many as-yet-unknown hoaxes not listed here.

A hoax can be added to this page if it meets the requirements above. Sort by the length of time that the hoax page was visible in mainspace. Do not list Wikipedia April Fools' Day pranks, or factual articles about encyclopedic notable hoaxes.

London Times article(registration required)
South African Art Times article

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20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network In 2013

20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network In 2013 | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

`As educators, we aim to be connected to advance our craft.  On another level, we hope to teach students to use networks to prepare for them for a changing job market.  But what is the best way to approach PLNs?

 

Learning networks are based on the theory of connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs.  Connectivism implies that learning relies on communicating ideas with others.  PLNs facilitate learning through meaningful interactions.  The advantages of PLNs today are two-fold.  In one way, they can improve classroom teaching and help develop new projects. On the other hand, they act as a form of communal intelligence that changes societal perceptions.

 

What are some ways to grow your PLN and improve the quality of your interactions?  As you will see, there are diverse ways to build your network and many new management tools.   Here are some simple tips:"


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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

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Some useful ideas! 

 

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:20 AM

GOo

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:35 PM

I wonder how teachers would redesign their classrooms if they could. Design is such an interesting concept...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:34 PM

As bibliotecas escolares e o bom design...

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Turnitin : The Sources in Student Writing : Secondary Ed

Turnitin : The Sources in Student Writing : Secondary Ed | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Turnitin examined 44 million content matches from more than 9 million student papers to determine which sources secondary education students use in their written work.
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Library Research Skills - teach yourself online - Library - University of Tasmania, Australia

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Every School Needs a Library | James Dawson

Every School Needs a Library | James Dawson | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
James Dawson, author of Hollow Pike.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:26 AM

Great advocacy for school libraries!

From the text:

"First the basics. Number one: the Internet is a swamp of contradictory shit, advertising, and ‘ask anything’ forums with spectacularly misleading information. Much fiction is dressed up as fact. Teachers (remember I was one for eight years) spend half their time teaching pupils how to find reliable sources online (which, to be fair, is a vital life skill), but providing them with quality non-fiction books would have probably taught them more about the subject they were researching. Number two: librarians are experts."

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, January 28, 2013 12:30 PM
Well said! :)
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How to study - study skills for primary and high school students

How to study - study skills for primary and high school students | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Studyvibe is website that is designed to help students learn how to study. We offer study tips and resources for primary to high school students.

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Great resource!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, January 27, 2013 7:44 AM
Thanks for this, I will be adding it to my library page on our VLE :)
Paula Correia's curator insight, April 27, 2013 5:35 AM

O Website  Study Vibe foi desenhado para ajudar os alunos a aprenderem a estudar (Definição de metas; Gestão do Tempo;Planear para o Sucesso; Organizar;etc...] e que disponibiliza uma variedade enorme de bons recursos (apoio ao currículo,  acesso a ferramentas digitais e jogos interativos).

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 4, 2013 5:56 AM

Help your kids learn how to study.

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7 Top Tips to Attract EdTech Twitter Followers

7 Top Tips to Attract EdTech Twitter Followers | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Eager to get involved in the thriving and enriching EdTech Twitter community? Take advantage of these tips to help you bag a host of followers in no time!

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very useful, thanks!

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Paul's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:01 AM

good article - not getting as many followers as before , something to work on!

Jessica Raeside's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:35 PM

Great tips, incliding mroe educational hashtags to use.

Deborah Owen's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:55 PM

Great ideas, and some great suggested hashtags to follow.

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Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World | TechCrunch

Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World | TechCrunch | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project looks at the future of libraries.

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How to Twitter in 60 Seconds

How to Twitter in 60 Seconds | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Very useful. Thanks!

 

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:37 AM

Students, using Twitter will introduce you to this genre of writing; will teach you to be precise and economical with words; can be a valuable learning resource if you tap into the right groups; is authentic English; can be used for writing or speaking prompts; will enable you to join communties of interest etc. 

Paul's curator insight, January 20, 2013 12:43 PM

great info graphic

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Many JSTOR Journal Archives Now Free to Public

Many JSTOR Journal Archives Now Free to Public | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
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Great news for secondary schools!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Got Fun? Libraries As Affective (and Effective!) Learning Environments

The Adventures of Library Girl: Got Fun? Libraries As Affective (and Effective!) Learning Environments | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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really interesting! thanks

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 14, 2013 3:33 AM

Learning spaces and the effect on learning, adapted to school library activities! 

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5 Ways to Make Your PowerPoints Interactive

5 Ways to Make Your PowerPoints Interactive | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

A great way to review new concepts is to create a Tic Tac Toe game slide in PowerPoint. In the example from a foreign language class to the right, images are used to represent new vocabulary.  However, this could be easily applied to other content areas as well: in a math class with formulas, in a history class historical figures or dates, in a science class with symbols from the periodic table...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 9, 2013 10:45 AM

How can you use PowerPoint interactively? Create games and play them with students.

Tips for creating Tic Tac Toe, Connect4 or Jeopardy games. The site also offers free templates for these games.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:46 PM

Some great ideas for teaching Powerpoint.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 29, 2014 6:24 PM

This link provides some great ideas for creating interactive games into your classroom.

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Linking for Learning - Edubeacon - Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's

Linking for Learning - Edubeacon - Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Illustration by David Flaherty from SLJ

The school holiday break is providing an opportu...

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Great article, thanks for sharing!

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