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Free Technology for Teachers: Have You Looked At Google Lit Trips Lately?

Free Technology for Teachers: Have You Looked At Google Lit Trips Lately? | Future of the School Library | Scoop.it
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Google Lit Trips is a great way to use technology to enhance literature.  Google Lit Trips uses Google Earth to map a story and bring the novel to life.  The students can get a new and different visual understanding of a novel they are reading.  It's great fun! Try it! 

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Affordable Internet Access and Phones for Schools and Libraries

Affordable Internet Access and Phones for Schools and Libraries | Future of the School Library | Scoop.it
We live in an increasingly connected world where information and ideas flow quickly. That connection is enabled by telecommunications and Internet technologies.
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A huge benefit for those serving a school population with a low income students.

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Tweet from @Libroantiguo

Tweet from @Libroantiguo | Future of the School Library | Scoop.it
“What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.”
― Harold Howe http://t.co/2Pt1pWMN7Q
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So true!

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Transformation Through Effective Collaboration | SLJ Summit 2013

Transformation Through Effective Collaboration | SLJ Summit 2013 | Future of the School Library | Scoop.it
School librarian leaders from across the country made their way to the Austin, TX, aka the “Live Music Capital of the World,” on September 28–29 to attend SLJ’s annual Leadership Summit, where they discussed the future of libraries and how partnership is a necessary ingredient for stakeholder success. Throughout the weekend, participants—speakers, sponsors, panelists, and attendees—honed their conversations around the transformative power of collaboration.
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This article is a good reminder that we must collaborate not just with teachers but principals, vendors and leadership teams and that we play an active role in our school community.  We need to initiate collaboration in all of these areas and be an advocate for the library and our students. Another though-provoking idea is that while we are teachers at the core, we are also empowering students to share their stories.  It is really cool to think about the library's role in cultural diversity by helping students share information about themselves as well as find information about other people and places in the world.

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Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...
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Some interesting thoughts discussed: The students can get the information but how do they use it? How do they create new knowledge.  This is our new role as library media specialists!  Also, there is a lot of talk about bring your own device and with that teaching students to be good digital citizens. Our job is growing and growing...

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School Library Gets Makeover from Volunteers

Volunteers from Target do a makeover of the library at the Hurley K-8 School in Boston's South End. Report for BNN News. Aired June 10, 2014.
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Great community action! We need our libraries to be warm and inviting--a place you want to spend time!

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School Library Leadership: Leading Libraries into the Future

School Library Leadership: Leading Libraries into the Future.
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School Librarians play an essential part  in this 21st Century world. We are needed now more than ever to help students sift through the vast information available at their fingertips and know how to recognize reliable information.  We must be on forefront of all technology so that learning can be maximized and our students have the skills necessary to be successful, not only as they continue through school, but also in the workplace. Teaching them these skills will help them become lifelong learners.

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