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Forging connections between the library and the classroom


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A great presentation that shows what school librarians can achieve with collaboration.
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Libraries are vital to student success - Daily Titan

Libraries are vital to student success - Daily Titan | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
... education material for schools and teachers, found that “over the past 20 years, numerous studies have shown that elementary schools with at least one full-time certified teacher-librarian performed better on state tests.

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School libraries are important. This piece reminds us why. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 27, 5:57 AM

Best selling author supports school libraries

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 2, 8:51 AM

Another article on the impact of libraries on student achievement

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3 Things We Should Stop Doing in Professional Development

3 Things We Should Stop Doing in Professional Development | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Spending the last week in Oslo, Norway, with the visionary Ann Michaelsen and other school leaders here, I have really thought about the way that we deliver professional development, and to be hone...
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Proffesional development needs time for reflection. So true! 

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Learning Space Toolkit

Learning Space Toolkit | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Time to start designing our website :) thanks Pippa! 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 9, 12:44 AM

Design  website with templates for educational  institutions and learning commons needing help in designing learning environments. 

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William Sieghart to chair panel to produce independent report on England’s public library service - Press releases - GOV.UK

William Sieghart to chair panel to produce independent report on England’s public library service - Press releases - GOV.UK | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Jointly commissioned report commissioned by the Culture Department and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
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Hope this works out well. They may look at school library provision next! 

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5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
All the great advice about giving great presentations boils down to these five points.

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Presenting is a large part of my job so this advice is really good. 

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The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift

The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English Someone whom I greatly admire recently set me thinking about the mission of librarians. David Lankes has that effect on many of us. In a talk late last year at the Digital Library Fall Forum, Lankes recast the usual …

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Our job is to empower....

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empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English

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Reading - the third component

Reading - the third component | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Reading Alison Gopnik's The Philosophical Baby, which examines what new research into the way children's minds work and develop tells us about truth, love and the meaning of life, continues to prov...
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Nice blog on why reading is good for you. 

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Impact of School Libraries on Learning | Research report

SLIC has commissioned Robert Gordon University (RGU) to undertake research into the impact of school libraries, which was launched at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013.


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Always good to have more research. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 18, 4:56 PM

The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence on the impact of school libraries on learning for the Scottish Education Department.

 

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Questions librarians need to answer - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Questions librarians need to answer - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In a recent post , Jennifer LaGarde (LibraryGirl) suggests that these questions "really need ...

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Love the questions. Makes you focus on the student which is what we should all be about. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 17, 2:07 AM

Doug adds some extra questions that add extra spice.

gwynethjones's curator insight, January 19, 7:01 PM

More brilliance from my friends and thought leaders: Jennifer & Doug

Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, February 14, 11:04 AM

These questions should guide the professional growth of school librarians (new and experienced) and frame the ongoing quest to improve school library programs.

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Community Post: 28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries

Community Post: 28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The libraries of the world are under threat. Here are some reasons to care.
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Beautiful quotes about libraries with pictures. 

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.

 

School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 11:39 AM

El rol del bibliotecario/a en el aprendizaje digital.

Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, January 1, 7:27 PM

In 2013 I learned about Maker Projects and Student-created information. Wonder what will emerge in 2014?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 30, 5:06 AM
Why school librarians are critical to digital learning
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Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills - The Digital Shift

Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills - The Digital Shift | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Even teachers need a little acknowledgment for learning new skills, according to library media specialist Laura Fleming.

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Ensuring teachers have the correct knowledge helps students to move forward. 

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Floyd Pentlin's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:20 AM

To date, Fleming has laid out very specific skill sets for which teachers at her school can earn badges. They include becoming proficient in WeVideo, an online video editor, ThingLink, a graphics generator, and AnswerGarden, a polling tool, along with Wordle, a word cloud program, and QR Code Generator. Fleming now adds a new badge “each week or so,” she says, and she thinks carefully about what skills they will cover. She wants to be sure that the apps she recommends teachers learn will also be useful to students.

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Step aside, selfies, Sweden's snapping 'wefies'

Step aside, selfies, Sweden's snapping 'wefies' | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“Selfies are so 2013. Sweden's Social Democratic Youth League is bumping noggins for #wefie2014, a campaign aimed at bringing a sense of 'we' to Swedish society. Read this article by Leslie Katz on CNET.”
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I'm going to suggest we do this at work on Monday. I will share it once it's done :)
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The Presentation Planning Checklist - Free eBook

“ The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...”
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Great resource for planning your presentations.
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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...

Via SCIS, Jo Laretive
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This is great! Could someone make one for UK school libraries please :) 

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 3:17 PM

Let's video-write our ideas - youtube's last fashion :)

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 25, 11:19 AM

Well-made and very well thought out presentation.  The importance of a trained librarian is very evident here.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:50 AM

ALIA Schools promotional film advocating the role of school libraries and teacher librarians.

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10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes


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If you are doing any presenting make sure you watch this first. 

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Scott Langston's curator insight, February 13, 9:36 PM

Watch this before you start your next presentation!

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 1:11 PM

Hmmm....again, some good things here, but much of this seems directed at business pitch-type presentations.  For example, this lists data-rich presentations as something you should avoid.  You need to FOCUS and EMPHASIZE data rich presentations.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 9, 6:20 AM

10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes

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Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration – Problem, Challenges and Solution | Oogwave Blog

Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration – Problem, Challenges and Solution | Oogwave Blog | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

"Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.” - Peter Senge  


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Love this! 

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Leading In and Beyond the Library

Leading In and Beyond the Library | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.


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It is hugely important that school libraries and librarians keep pointing out what our role in education is.  I recently had a conversation that allowed someone in education to see the important connection of librarians and ICT to help teach information literacy and good research skills. Conversations must keep happening. 

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Jo Laretive's curator insight, February 1, 8:18 PM

A useful paper for planning goals and visions for your school library.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 3, 1:48 PM

Role of school libraries and librarians in teaching, learning and research

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, February 19, 2:26 PM

Digital learning and Education technology

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Leadership: School Librarian Evaluation QRv30n2p24.pdf


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Great assessment too for school librarians included in this report. 

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What should an administrator expect a school library media specialist to be?


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Lovely description of all a school librarian can be. If schools understood an supported us they would have independent learners in their schools in no time...

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Jurrien Lueks's curator insight, January 22, 9:11 AM

Als je hier eens goed naar kijkt, dan zullen veel Nederlandse schoolmediathecarissen niet aan deze eisen voldoen. Helaas.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, January 22, 9:29 AM

school librarian / teacher librarian jobdescription

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 23, 7:52 PM

A very good description, a goal to achieve. I applaud the vision embedded here.

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes. Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below. The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.


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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, January 18, 3:38 AM

Great checklist!!!

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 18, 3:49 AM

Straight forward questions to consider. Good list of tools and apps to look into further. 

Tina Jameson's curator insight, January 23, 6:09 PM

Once you understand the purpose of a 'Flipped Classroom', you need to look at the best way to achieve success.  In addition to suggesting questions that you should ask yourself before 'flipping' your class teaching, the article lists a number of potential tools to be used for recording your offline material.

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Talk It Out Thursday – What is a Librarian? | The Printed YA Word

Talk It Out Thursday – What is a Librarian? | The Printed YA Word | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
I am a teacher. Apparently hardly anyone sees school librarians as teachers anymore, which is ridiculous in my opinion. Aside from the fact that I have a teaching license in teaching English to secondary grade levels, I still see ...

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A lovely blog about the role of a school librarian. 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 13, 1:09 PM

Blogpost: "I am a teacher. Apparently hardly anyone sees school librarians as teachers anymore, which is ridiculous in my opinion"

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, January 15, 7:16 PM

Love these thoughts...I feel like she really sums up my job.

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12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore

12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In his keynote for Campus Technology 2013, Case Western Reserve's CIO outlined the tech transformations that every campus should be ready to embrace.

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It is really fascinating to read this. I think as a school librarian I also have to consider how I use new technologies. It is not alway good to wait and see, sometimes we just need to jump right in! 

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Trends That Will Shape 2014 | Social Media Today

Trends That Will Shape 2014 | Social Media Today | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

As Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus make it harder to get found organically, niche sites are going to prove to be more valuable than ever to get in front of your customers.


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It's more important than ever to make sure you know about social media. Time to get involved if you aren't already. 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 3, 12:02 PM
As schools configure how to connect with students these top sites will encourage 21 century education. Collaboration, analytics, and positive advertising are part of the social networking influence!!
Treathyl Fox's curator insight, January 3, 5:15 PM

Key tips from the article?  Just keep blogging.  Just keep blogging.  Don't forget to share.  Lose the spammy content.