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School libraries are an indispensible function in education. Adopt the school library function in your school and improve the learning results.
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School librarians transform learning

Infographic to show how school and teacher librarians transform learning and help students to get the best out of them
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Nice infographic [pdf] that shows how school librarians help students to get the best out of learning.
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Ruth Richards's curator insight, May 28, 9:06 PM
In today's information age, librarians are information professionals showing students how to navigate information.
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Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It

Most Important Thing in Content Curation: Adding Value - Here 14 Ways To Do It | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.

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Adding value to curated content: essential task of the school / techer librarian!

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:53 AM

14 ways to add value when curating content

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Joe Matthews's curator insight, September 29, 2014 3:01 PM

Really thought provoking

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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning | LISNews:


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David Lankes on School librarians as facilitators of learning [video]

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Project-Based, Problem-Based, or Inquiry-Based Learning?

Project-Based, Problem-Based, or Inquiry-Based Learning? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The following blog post was written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis.
The Common Core State Standards place an emphasis on process, not just content. We can’t merely teach students a bunch of facts; we have to show them how to learn


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 7, 2013 3:59 PM

Some definitions and web links to help explain the difference.

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Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Thinking (ICOT)

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The 'go-to-place' for learning | innovative learning designs

The 'go-to-place' for learning | innovative learning designs | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

How can libraries become the ‘go to place’ for learning for all staff and students? Is this a place where students, and staff, can experiment with their learning? How can we create libraries that marry both the virtual and the real—creating access to knowledge along with the opportunities to manipulate it in meaningful ways? The Learning Commons grant program was designed to provide an opportunity for educators to work together to create a physical and virtual space to provide optimal teaching and learning experiences for their students.


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Leading the Learning Revolution

Educators are increasingly using new media and digital technologies to teach and engage their 21st century students.

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Can We Replace Professors With Computer Screens?

Can We Replace Professors With Computer Screens? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
This past February, as one of the keynote speakers invited to contribute to a lively forum sponsored by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), I presented a bold challenge to my fellow professors that has since been quoted many...
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GLMA Summer Institute 2012 Presentation: Leveraging the Discourse of Common Core Standards to Spur Conversations for Student Learning and School Libraries

Thank you to GLMA for the warm reception and the opportunity to talk about Common Core Standards, learning, and librarians.  The presentation in PDF format is also available below: Leveraging the ...

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How can students learn with and through technology in primary school?

Diana van Walsum (2012) Learning with and through technology in primary school: Creating a movie of my own hero’s quest myth, Centre for Information Technology in Education, Faculty of Education...

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How does the student/teacher relationship (roles?) have to change so that opportunities are created to develop the charachteristics or skills called for by 21st Century models of learning?

How does the student/teacher relationship (roles?) have to change so that opportunities are created to develop the charachteristics or skills called for by 21st Century models of learning? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
I have been thinking about 21st Century fluencies/competencies/skills - whatever name you ascribe to. I gave a talk to a group of educators about the need for change and what that change might look like.
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Learning from YouTube > Open Access Video-Book

Learning from YouTube > Open Access Video-Book | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Learning from YouTube, the first video—book published by the MIT Press, investigates these questions with a series of more than 200 texts and videos—"texteos." In scholarly fashion, it has ten "YouTours" composed of sequenced texteos making lengthier arguments. Unlike other books, however, video holds much of its meaning, many authors— students, YouTubers, and other scholars - share its (web) pages, it is written in a relatively informal voice, it cannot be printed and will appear only online, and content can and will be added. YouTube is its subject, form, method, problem, and solution.

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Doug Johnson’s Little List of Library and Technology Laws

Doug Johnson’s Little List of Library and Technology Laws | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Doug Johnson's Take On Libraries & Tech

 

Here's a long list of "Laws" that will have you smiling and nodding in recognition! ~ Dennis


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As far as I can tell, cynicism, pessimism, or hypocrisy have never served any teacher or student well. But a little clear-eyed honesty well-stated certainly can.

 

Harry Truman said it best: “I don’t give them hell; I just tell them the truth and they think it’s hell.”

Well, it’s not really my intention to give anyone hell, but here are a few “truths” that may seem a bit curmudgeonly. I believe these are my own, but if anyone recognizes the same sentiment stated in a similar fashion by someone else, I’d like to know about it.

 

I am sure that the genome project will soon discover a curmudgeon gene, but having worked in libraries and with technology for over 30 years, I believe I have earned my right to be a bit cranky without the benefit of genetic predisposition.

 

Agree or disagree. Add to the list if you’d like using the comment section below. Share your law!


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Leading Learning | Standards of Practice

Leading Learning | Standards of Practice | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014 presents a model for the development and implementation of the school library as a library learning commons. It provides educators with a common set of standards of practice for moving forward. CLA President Marie DeYoung stated that the organization considers this publication as a “definitive learning support that is critical for all Canadian schools.”


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Leading Learning:  Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014. Must-read for all school library professionals & Principals!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 4, 2014 8:09 PM

Our Canadian friends have so many good ideas. All we have to do is learn to listen.

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From Chalkboards to Tablets

From Chalkboards to Tablets | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

As the digital learner has emerged over the past ten years, we have noticed a significant shift in the student perspective on using technology for learning.  To bring new insights and context to this digital learning metamorphosis, “From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Digital Learner” examines the current views of students from Kindergarten through 12th grade with a special look at digital learners in third, sixth, ninth and twelfth grades.


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From Chalkboards to tablets: the emergence of the K12 digital learner - report (free download) from Tomorrow.org

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 29, 2013 1:21 AM

With Smartphone use by our students on the rise and tablet access on the increase, this is a must read.

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Web 2.0 Literacy Tools 2010: transforming teaching and learning

A collection of web 2.0 resources and tools aligned to ISTE NETS to engage and motivate student and teaching learning.
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Resources / apllications for students and teachers to use in the classroom and beyond

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Libraries and Learning Blog | Services to Schools

Libraries and Learning Blog | Services to Schools | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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"We've just started publishing posts today for 2013 - and today's post may be less relevant to Australian TLs but if you have a little scroll through the previous content you'll see the sort of things that we normally  blog about and you may like to follow.  The posts are written by a variety of Services to Schools staff

primarily Library Advisers who work with schools around NZ to develop their library programmes and services".

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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton

Ppt presentation by Buffy hamilton on (educational) libraries as maker spaces


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Teacher/Librarian Collaboration – From a Teacher's Perspective

The library is one of most the perfect places for “beyond the classroom learning.” It is the place where students are, or should be encouraged to explore other worlds, to develop their imagination, to think about the impossible. This process of inquiry is what makes learning a beautiful thing and this crucial step, “the jewel,” is something commonly missed when teachers plan a new unit of work. Sometimes we fail to go back to the basics. We replace simple words such as “finding out” and “enjoyment” with “success” and “assessment.” Often teachers can forget about the process and cast their eyes only to the outcome.

 


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Allison Ryan's curator insight, May 23, 2014 10:42 PM

Curriculum Collaboration

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Formal, Non-formal and Informal Learning: What Are the Differences?

Formal, Non-formal and Informal Learning: What Are the Differences? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
What do the terms "formal education" or "formal learning", "non-formal learning" and "informal learning" mean? Find out here.

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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.


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TEDxBozeman - Paul Andersen - Classroom Game Design

Paul Andersen has been teaching science in Montana for the last eighteen years.  He explains how he is using elements of game design to improve learning in h...
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Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: Science | Powerful Learning Practice

Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: Science | Powerful Learning Practice | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? It means I lecture less, and my students explore more. It means that I create a classroom where students encounter concepts, via labs and other methods, before they necessarily understand all the specifics of what is happening.


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Students Should Not Abandon Print Research - Room for Debate

Students Should Not Abandon Print Research - Room for Debate | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
We work to create inquiry-driven critical thinking in our students while we systematically remove the tools necessary to stimulate such thought. By Stephanie Rosalia.
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The 21st century skills teachers should have

The 21st century skills teachers should have | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
21st cntry skills teachers need: Can s-t relations properly form online?
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