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School Librarian of the Year Finalist Colleen Graves: The Whole School is Her Classroom

School Librarian of the Year Finalist Colleen Graves: The Whole School is Her Classroom | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
Colleen Graves, teacher librarian at the Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas, calls herself a “teacher, a maker, a tech geek, and a book geek.”

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, September 4, 4:11 PM

Way to represent Texas!  Congratulations, Colleen Graves!

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 9:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 3:07 PM

Five lessons, each is differentiated as Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced. Mapped to three sets of national standards. Excellent way to get started teaching search skills. (I know there's no room in your curriculum to do this. Perhaps that's what's wrong with your curriculum?)Seize the opportunity to help your students develop real 21st Century Skills.  

Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, April 27, 8:14 AM

I like that it includes AASL Standards.  We must start teaching technology standards in every class.

Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, May 6, 6:59 AM

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 1:18 PM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic

The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic shares key information literacy terms that all students should understand to be successful in research.

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A great infographic that covers the A to Z of information literacy.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 22, 9:06 AM

Information Literacy Infographic: ABC of IL #IL #Informationliteracy

Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 22, 3:30 PM

A-Z of. Information infographic - lists terms

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 23, 9:25 AM

I would have used "Gathering" instead of Google for the letter G. As much as I do not teach students to exclude Google as a search tool, I insist they use other databases (Nettrekker, Discovery Ed, & other encyclopedias) first.

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7 Academic Search Engines Not Named Google

7 Academic Search Engines Not Named Google | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

"When we search, we often first reach for Google–and rightfully so.

But by using Google students and teachers are unwittingly bending to the will of webmasters who are experts at SEO (search engine optimization), which can mean that you find what they want you to find rather than what you really need. So what to do?

Thankfully, there are options for 21st century learners..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:31 PM

To Google or not to Google...that is the question. I fall on the side of teaching students how to use other search engines for a number of reasons including tracking and filter bubbles. This post explores seven academic search engines. 
A short description of each search engine is provided as well as links to each. There is also a link to an earlier post that looked at 100 databases and search indexes. 

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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library

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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 2, 2013 7:35 AM

What does a school library look like in the digital age? Reflections by school lib Tricia Kelleher

Laura Pearle's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:13 AM

Still wondering about digital divide (and what happens when the power fails, after a tornado or hurricane).

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 2, 2013 9:56 AM

School libraries have a very definite role to inspire imagination and facilitate  learning and research. Times are changing and so are library resources but school libraries and librarians still need to be there to teach and enhance independent learning. 

 

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Building a Culture of Collaboration | to support student and educator success!

Building a Culture of Collaboration | to support student and educator success! | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
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PhotoPeach - Fresh slideshows to go!

PhotoPeach - Fresh slideshows to go! | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
Check out this delicious slideshow with music, captions, fun effects, and more.
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Web 2.0 - A Celebration of Student Work

Web 2.0 - A Celebration of Student Work | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

From East Middle School Library in Grand Junction, Colorado...a showcase of student projects and products created with a variety of Web 2.0 Tools. 


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kkclibrary's curator insight, April 14, 2013 6:53 PM

Lots of fabulous examples for students

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:20 AM

Good variety of web 2.0 examples

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, April 15, 2013 10:41 PM

A celebration indeed! This collection of practical curriculum applications for these popular tools serves as inspiration and exemplar for students and teachers.

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Google Explains How Search Actually Works - eWeek

Google Explains How Search Actually Works - eWeek | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
eWeek Google Explains How Search Actually Works eWeek Google wants users to know how sesarch actually happens, from the moment they type a query into the Search box on Google.com until the instant the results appear, ready for curious users to find...

 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 14, 2013 3:21 PM

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How To Create An App Library

How To Create An App Library | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

"Apps and books are more similar than they might seem. They each diffuse content, provide access to expertise, and allow the cataloging and consolidation of knowledge into accessible forms for learners to study. And while there are important differences—apps can be constantly refreshed new information, while a book is what it is the moment it is published—there are some lessons to be learned with how we collect and categorize books."


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Roxie Miller's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:52 AM

Perhaps this will be useful to our 'iPad'ers.

Rhonda Kay's comment, February 28, 2013 7:25 AM
It is also a good section of a Library learning commons
Jane Schmude's curator insight, June 16, 2013 8:00 PM

This looks helpful for teacher librarians and parents. 

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Library Services in the Digital Age

Library Services in the Digital Age | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits.
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Jan. 2012 Pew report

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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, 9:19 AM

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

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

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

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

The shape of the future?

 

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Over-filtering in schools and libraries harms education, new ALA report finds | News & Press Center

Schools and libraries nationwide are routinely filtering internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires, according to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report released today by the American Library Association (ALA). CIPA requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software to receive certain federal funding.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 11, 5:07 PM

Excellent report to assist you in leading a conversation between the library services and technology departments. 

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Successful strategies for school library advocacy

http://www.schoollibrarymanagement.com/advocacy/ Karen Bonanno reveals 7 successful strategies to add to your school library advocacy toolkit.


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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:46 AM

7 important advocacy strategies for teacher librarians to adopt.

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Get Involved and Reap the Benefits: Advantages of Membership to Professional Associations

Get Involved and Reap the Benefits: Advantages of Membership to Professional Associations | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
Interested in becoming a school librarian? You can bet that at a conference, a board meeting, a retreat, a webinar, or a happy hour get together that someone in the school librarian realm will be there, and will be willing to tell ...

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Student memberships, regular memberships, all are personally worth it if you get involved. YOU benefir!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 19, 4:29 PM

There are definitely advantages of being a member (in particular, active member) of your professional association - meeting like-minded colleagues, networking, presenting, keeping up to date, build long term relationships....

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A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

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Barbara Atherton Udall's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:40 PM

Too complicated for my kids, but great to share with teachers!

Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:42 PM

Great to share with students - the how and why of citing images from the web.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:53 PM

flow chart on how to use images from the web

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The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint.

The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint. | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:15 AM

Be sure to read the comments!  There are already two more suggestions for presentation tools.

Lorraine 's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:37 PM

Interesting list of alternatives to PowerPoint

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:42 PM

Clever way of presenting alternate presentation tools.

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How To Become a 21st Century Librarian

How To Become a 21st Century Librarian | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

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Adam Fullerton's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:58 PM

Lots of good information for current and future librarians on hwo to best prepare for your profession.

 

One of my favorite things I remember from Library Science 101 as an undergrad is "If you are going to be a librarian because you like books, you should leave now." 

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E-Books, Libraries and Democracy

E-Books, Libraries and Democracy | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
All of the Big Six publishers have, for the first time, agreed to make e-books available to public library users.
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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

Simply put, students suffer when they don’t have adequate resources—and, in particular, we’ve found that student achievement suffers when schools lack libraries that are staffed by full-time librarians. “Nearly every public school in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties has a library with certified staff, which has been proven to increase student reading and comprehension,” notes Kintisch. “In contrast, most public schools in Philadelphia do not employ a certified librarian, and more than 140 do not have a library.”


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:01 PM

Kieth Curry Lance's decade long research studies established (beyond any doubt) that a professionally staffed library is essential for student achievement. It never hurts to be shown the obvious truth (over and over again).


When will the decision makers stop the lip service and pay attention to the research? School Libraries and Librarians WORK! 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:35 AM

Told you so! ;-)

Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, March 26, 2013 9:42 PM
We knew this...but here's data
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What will the new Google search mean for teachers?

What will the new Google search mean for teachers? | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it
As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:43 AM

"As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools"

reuvenwerber's curator insight, March 16, 2013 1:22 PM

Will new improve Google finding, make teachers unnecessary? Doubtful, but they will have to adapt their ways!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 2013 2:10 PM

Knowing how to search, evaluate, and ethically use digital information is the essense of being educated.  Google is a pioneering effort.  Learn to use the tools! 

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Reaching Sustainability with Online Library Instruction: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Reaching Sustainability with Online Library Instruction: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle | school libraries and technology | Scoop.it

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John Shank's curator insight, March 5, 2013 12:10 PM

Feel free to share the most recent Blended Librarian recorded webcast with any interested collegues. It focused on practical tips and resources for creative, cost-effective and sustainable online library instruction.