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Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology

Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
In the six months Mikael Jacobsen has worked as learning experiences manager at the Skokie Public Library, his days have come to include everything from teaching classes to producing movies and offering information about Microsoft Office products. He oversees the library's digital media lab, coordinates its digital literacy offerings and introduces ideas in hands-on learning for non-traditional items, such as video cameras patrons can check out.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:16 AM

Some good news from the Chicago Tribune: Employment of librarians is expected to grow 7 percent by 2022, slower than average compared to other occupations. In the future, fewer librarians are expected to be needed as the public becomes more adept at using electronic resources, but at the same time, the rise in electronic information is expected to boost the demand for librarians who know how to do research..

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 29, 2014 3:20 PM

If you are not sure what librarians do then read this. 

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Green Dot Public Schools & No Right Brain Left Behind are Transforming Public School Libraries

Green Dot Public Schools & No Right Brain Left Behind are Transforming Public School Libraries | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Images via Locke High Innovation Space Green Dot Public Schools and No Right Brain Left Behind have launched the Locke JetSpace, a transformed public school library in Locke High School in Watts, California.

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

This year’s “The Learning Curve” report (2014) from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems What is interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet the ever changing needs of the global market, and some potential ways to address shortcomings in our collective educational systems.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:09 PM

Interesting skills students must have for the future, but why is this important for "global market"? The world is not just a market, the world is about living and school (library) should help you to learn how to live.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, October 3, 2014 11:10 PM

the hardest part will be developing emotional intelligence in a digital world

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What 10,000 Students Told Us About Information Literacy

What 10,000 Students Told Us About Information Literacy | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

A couple of months ago, we announced the initial findings of a survey that we conducted with over 10,000 EasyBib users and more than 1,200 librarians and educators. 


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 19, 2014 6:10 PM

Interactive presentation captures a summary of the main findings.

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School Librarian Cutbacks Widen Digital Divide

About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian.

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Vision of a School Library Learning Commons

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 9, 2014 9:19 AM

Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

jerigby's curator insight, August 9, 2014 5:04 PM

A little long, but a good explanation of the Learning Commons vs Library.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:24 AM

The shape of the future?

 

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26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 18, 2014 9:10 AM

questions for students from Terry Heick

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Great Back to School Activity for Digital Citizenship

Great Back to School Activity for Digital Citizenship | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

"Like it or not, today's students are not just citizens. They are "digital" citizens. This means that educators need to spend time with students on ensuring they know how to be responsible online."


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WEAC's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:41 PM

This activity begins with asking students to think about what they want their online reputation to be and come up with a sentence (perhaps 140 characters) indicating who they are online.  

GwynethJones's curator insight, August 23, 2014 10:18 AM

SWEET! Must to share w/ my teachers!

Jennifer Crutchfield's curator insight, August 23, 2014 10:28 AM

So true that all educators need to do this thanks for sharing @GwenythJones

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School Librarian Fights Summer Slide with School Bus-Turned-Bookmobile

School Librarian Fights Summer Slide with School Bus-Turned-Bookmobile | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Washington school librarian Jenny Granger decided that if her kids weren’t going to come to the books this summer, she would take books to them—by driving a grant-funded bookmobile.
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Raise a Reader Infogram

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 10, 2014 11:48 PM

Here is a great infographic to share with parents as schools come to an end (at least in my state). Learn some of the many reasons why it is important for students to have parents (or siblings, friends, etc.) read to them after school is out. Learn some of the statistics for students whom have too much screen time and the best places to keep books in your house.

Terri Goldson's curator insight, June 12, 2014 6:32 AM

Reading is a fundamental skill that all children must develop. The foundation for the joy of reading can be developed at home. Check out the info-chart, read, learn, explore and form your own opinion.  ....Knowledge IS Power!   Terri Goldson, Sr

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

"Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 14, 2014 9:21 PM

This infographic is designed for college, but in fact the rules apply to students of all ages. Teaching students how to be good citizens online is a component of digital citizenship. The 15 rules in the infographic are wise to follow not only on online discussion boards, but may be considered a foundation to build your digital identity, tattoo, footprint...you choose the word that works best for you.

With younger students we may need to modify some language or introduce the rules over a period of time, helping them to learn just what good netiquette is.

Kimberly House's curator insight, June 15, 2014 1:31 PM

Fabulous graphic to post in the classroom (and for teachers too!)

Lyn Pat's curator insight, August 7, 8:03 PM

This infographic is designed for college, but in fact the rules apply to students of all ages. Teaching students how to be good citizens online is a component of digital citizenship. The 15 rules in the infographic are wise to follow not only on online discussion boards, but may be considered a foundation to build your digital identity, tattoo, footprint...you choose the word that works best for you.

With younger students we may need to modify some language or introduce the rules over a period of time, helping them to learn just what good netiquette is.

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Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014 | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada from the Voices for School Libraries Network of the Canadian Library Association

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lyn_hay's curator insight, June 4, 2014 8:27 PM

This is an important and timely document for teacher librarians worldwide. This document presents a vision-building blueprint for school communities to transform their school library into a 21C learning centre. Strengths of this document include the standards framework for building a vision, and the transitional growth continuum of indicators of success from Exploring through to Leading - this is brilliant!

This is a must read for all school library professionals and principals.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 5, 2014 3:16 AM

Great 'Proforma' to follow when moving the Library to a learning 'hub' in a school.

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DC Public Schools Looking to Hire 30 Media Specialists

DC Public Schools Looking to Hire 30 Media Specialists | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

In early April 2014, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president Gail Dickinson says she received the news thatDC Public Schools (DCPS)—in Washington, DC—was heavily recruiting school library media specialists (SLMS), with as many as 30 openings. According to Dickinson, the recruiting likely stems from a combination of postponed retirements and added positions.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 31, 2014 4:52 PM

Great to see an improvement in the economy is allowing for school library media specialists to be employed.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 31, 2014 7:08 PM

Hooray!  Talented TLs, please apply.

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Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense

Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 23, 2014 5:58 PM

Thank you, Sara!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 2014 6:45 PM

Reducing school librarians and librarians is one element of reducing the necessary resources in schools.

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Specialists keep library relevant in the Internet era - The Daily Advertiser

Specialists keep library relevant in the Internet era - The Daily Advertiser | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Specialists keep library relevant in the Internet era The Daily Advertiser This struck me as being particularly novel and funny because I hadn't considered that the library would have an active presence on social media, and certainly not a...

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E-books for your school library | Services to Schools

E-books for your school library | Services to Schools | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
E-books bring opportunities and issues for your school, its library, and your students. Making sound decisions on e-books will require you to keep up to date with developments around copyright, devices, delivery, availability and sources.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:12 PM

National library of New Zealand on e-books for the school library: people who enjoy e-reading are more likely to enjoy print reading

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, October 3, 2014 11:12 PM

e-book possibilities update

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Advocacy initiatives from around the world | School Libraries | World Library and Information Congress

Advocacy initiatives from around the world | School Libraries | World Library and Information Congress | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

Confluence for Knowledge - Advocacy - Strong Libraries (School Libraries on the Agenda: Advocacy Initiatives from Around the World)


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A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style

A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
August 7, 2014
In yesterday's post I mentioned that Online Writing Lab (OWL) is one of my favourite go-to place when looking for help with referencing my papers. OWL provides guidelines on both APA...

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Character Minutes's curator insight, August 15, 2014 7:58 AM

Great resource!

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 16, 2014 4:52 PM

A wonderful one-page summary for class use.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:03 PM

Thanks to super curator Joyce Valenza for bringing this to my attention.

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Great Google Search Strategies Every Student Can Use - Infographic

Great Google Search Strategies Every Student Can Use - Infographic | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

"A couple of years ago I published 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use. In that post I included a small PDF to distribute to students. The folks at Canva.com took a look at the post and turned it into a slick infographic for me. You can view the infographic below. Click here to download it from Box.com where I have it hosted."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 14, 2014 4:30 PM

Canva was kind enough to take a great pdf file that Richard Bryne created on 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use and create an infographic. Since we know visuals are important to many learners, take the time to check this out and to share it with your students. Also remember that many search techniques that work with Google also work with other search engines.

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Nashville Public Library Partners with Local School Libraries to Boost Results for Students

Nashville Public Library Partners with Local School Libraries to Boost Results for Students | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Librarian Tricia Bengel of Nashville Public Library shares her story about teaming up with local school librarians and offers practical tips for others in the industry.
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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. …

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, June 13, 2014 7:38 AM

I like this take on the issue. Since we have moved teaching skills online, educators are charged with the same level of role modeling as they do on the ground in brick and mortar. In fact, it is even more critical to help young people understand the risks.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:29 PM

I really like this infographic. Are you a digitally competent teacher?

Kimberly House's curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:50 PM

Good one to remind teachers that they are more competent with digital tools than they realise! If you can shop online, you can teach online! :-)

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Collective Consumption: Social Media And Active Learning

Collective Consumption: Social Media And Active Learning | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

"It comes as no surprise that the Internet grows exponentially by the minute, and in some cases by the second. It’s too late to turn back the clock, and it’s no wonder that our learners view school regulations of social media archaic and restrictive. We see the weekly chats with frustrated teachers who try to get colleagues to see the benefits of Twitter; yet this is not even the most popular media with our tweens, let alone young people under thirty."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:45 PM

Students use social media. Do they know how much social media is used (and do teachers know this information)? This post shares two great websites that provide data on how social media is being used today. Both are interactive, but in very different ways.

The Internet in Real Time provides an up to the second look at 23 social media tools, letting you see how quickly data is generated and you can also see "the real-time accumulation of wealth."

The second resource is an infographic Social Media 2014which looks at ten social media websites and provides "facts, figures, numbers and statistics from 2014." A few are below:

* 23% of teens consider Instagram their favorite social network.

* 100 hours of video is uploaded on YouTube every minute.

Given this data many of us may be questioning policies at our schools. Is it time for public schools to look at how social media is being used by their students when they are outside the walls of the school and understand that social media provides a platform that we could use to deliver lessons?

This post explores this issue and the final sentence reads "The collective consumption of knowledge has changed because of technology, and learners need to be able to use it, search it, and share it." What are your thoughts on this?

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Where, What, How, and Why Teens Do and Don’t Read | Consider the Source

Where, What, How, and Why Teens Do and Don’t Read | Consider the Source | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
In his last column, Marc Aronson raised a number of questions about the recently released Common Sense Media brief on
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Designed for Learning: School Libraries

A 2007 video that shows the contribution an effective school library can make to the educational, creative, emotional and reading development of children and young people. It looks at how design can enable this.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 31, 2014 4:55 PM

School Library design to enable learning.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 31, 2014 7:07 PM

The power of design!

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 1, 2014 4:54 AM

School libraries designed for learning [2007], [video, 27 min.] with Prof. Stephen Heppell, known for his innovative ideas