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50 Education Blogs You May Not Know About But Should

50 Education Blogs You May Not Know About But Should | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

If you are an teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing way to spark ideas, creativity, and innovation. The following list is a compilation of blogs for those interested in education.

Written by parents, administrators, businessmen, teachers, and administrators, these blogs stand out with their unique style and excellent content.

Take a look.

Read more: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-education-blogs-you-may-not-know-about-but-should/#ixzz29H23rXxp


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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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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....

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For parents: 5 reasons why you need to take your kids to the library

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 18, 5:55 PM

Libraries are great places to explore the world.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 18, 11:18 PM

Encourage the joy of reading, access to more resources than I could afford to buy, recommend resources that I may not have found on my own, access to activities and tools, teaching me responsibility for my library card .....

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 8:12 PM

Share this post far and wide! So many of my students do not have public library cards. Let's get a drive going!

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Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy

Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Author Deborah Hopkinson reflects on the skills today's students will need in the years to come as they respond to complex global issues.

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A writer reflects on Information literacy #IL #INformationliteracy

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Portuguese School Libraries Evaluation Model

Jorge Tiago Martins & Rosa Maria Martins. (2012). Portuguese School LibrariesEvaluation Model: an Analysis of Primary Schools results for the ‘Reading and Literacy’ Domain, The Australian Library Journal, 61:4, 265-280. Retrieved http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049670.2012.10739060


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Article on evaluation model for reading and literacy used by Portuguese School libraries #PrimarySchools #schoollibraries #evaluation #Portugal

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lyn_hay's curator insight, April 13, 7:22 PM

This peer-reviewed journal article presents results and recommendations of a research project on the implementation of the 'Portuguese School Libraries Evaluation Model'. This could be used by individual primary teacher librarians or TL network teams to evaluate  their libraries’ reading promotion and information literacy programs.

 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 13, 11:19 PM

Great article for providing strategies to evaluate library reading programs 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2:13 AM

Evaluation model for Portuguese school libraries

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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Overview of situation US School Libraries. Barbara Stripling's focus points are worth while to consider

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, April 16, 7:45 AM

Good read.

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 1:12 AM

Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2:12 AM

Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

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Who are librarians and what do they do? - YouTube

Please complete this survey after viewing the video! http://form.jotform.us/form/40704924090147
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University of Illinois video on best resources for research: Google versus the (school) library 

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 13, 11:39 PM
YouTube clip of Google vs Teacher librarian
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School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73

School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73 | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
With the digital revolution, information access, use, and communication have changed along with the definition of literacy. Accessing and collecting...

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The 21st century school library: more than just books and borrowing

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 1, 2:16 AM

A list of things you may encounter when you visit your school library.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 7, 11:02 PM

Some great tips for 21st Century libraries

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 15, 11:48 AM

Catch a glimpse of a modern school library.  : )

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School

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Principals on the role of school libraries they know! [video]

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 7, 9:52 PM

An important YouTube clip featuring a school principal reinforcing that teacher librarians are central to the learning programs in schools.

Jessica Raeside's curator insight, April 14, 7:46 PM

This clip is Gold! Spot on! Encompasses everything the TL role is about! 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2:14 AM

Role of School Librarians

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Reading Choice is Reading Engagement

Reading Choice is Reading Engagement | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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Love of reading and school libraries promoted in an educational journal. Great example of getting the message where we need it.

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30 Library Media Specialist Positions - DC public Schools - Washington, DC - iSchool MLS

Library Media Specialist Position Overview Salary: $51,539-$83,199 The Library Media Specialist position is located in all public schools within the DCPS system. Situated at the center of national government, the goal of DPCS is to provide students with a quality Continue reading →

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Vacancies for Library Media Specialists in Washington, DC: check out the job requirements and desired qualities: very informative

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 19, 11:55 PM

Is this an indication that employment prospects are turning around for Library Media Specialists?

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Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? - Telegraph

Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? - Telegraph | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Malorie Blackman, the children's laureate, questions why libraries are mandatory in prisons but not schools, claiming services for young readers are “disappearing”
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Libraries are mandatory in prisons, but not in schools

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 19, 11:39 AM

Liisa Niinikangas kyseli tätä Suomessa jo vuonna 1998...

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 22, 9:40 AM

An eye-opening comparison, is it though provoking enough to yield a reverse of this sad trend?

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School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff.

School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff. | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

School library marketing has to begin and end with impact.  It has to be about what we do for our kids, our teachers, our communities and why it's important.  It has to be about outcomes and the message that "we're all in this together" or, put another way, that we care just as much about student success as any other teacher in the building.


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 18, 4:10 AM

"Before we can even begin to think about how we're going to market our work and its impact on student learning, we have to create work that impacts student learning! "

Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, March 18, 11:56 AM

If you want to be considered an awesome school librarian, you have to think of the kid' needs. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, March 18, 5:15 PM

Includes a template for planning the marketing of your school library

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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Obsolete, outdated, old-fashioned ... whatever you like to call it, but these 14 things surely make one think and hopefully act!

For all administrators, principals, teachers and school librarians

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 15, 7:24 AM

No more

computer rooms

libraries "old style"

tech director with admninistrator access... :) (and plus)

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, March 12, 4:19 PM
All based on collected data in your specific location and then adapting1 As stated in the article: “Do you see what these 10 changes spell? USERS ADAPT,” concluded Luhtala. “And that’s what today’s library is all about: adapting.”
Jan Watts's curator insight, March 16, 4:53 PM

Are you working hard to align your library practice with the digitally-supported learning that is happening in your school?  This post makes some sensible suggestions.....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2:09 PM

Our library needs a librarian first!

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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...

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Barbara Stripling on why we need to save (school) libraries

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lyn_hay's curator insight, April 16, 11:28 PM

Now, more than ever, we need local evidence from every TL practitioner regarding their contribution to teacher practice and student learning. ALA President Barbara Stripling makes presents a strong argument for the existence of school libraries, given the trickle effect their demise will have on public libraries, academic libraries, and the preparedness of young people to effectively contribute to society as creative, critical, ethical and informed citizens.

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Are School Libraries Obsolete?

(This week's guest blogger is Catherine Stuart, librarian at Rosemont School of the Holy Child.) It happened again last week. Someone at a party asked me what I do for a living and when I told him I was a school librarian, ...

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Another interesting article why school libraries are NOT obsolete

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 16, 10:45 AM

A lovely piece about how important school libraries really are! 

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Definitions & Models | Information Literacy

Definitions & Models | Information Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

How does information literacy relate to digital literacy, media literacy, information fluency, academic research skills?  This section of the information literacy website outlines the different information literacy definitions and begins to look at all the other terms that may be used.  


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Dedicated #IL page brought by #CILIP, UK's Library and Information professionals #Informationliteracy

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 15, 3:37 PM

The Information Literacy website has been designed and developed by information professionals from key UK organisations actively involved in the field of information literacy. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 16, 5:20 AM

Here is an international gathering of definitions for literacy with links for applications - weaving concepts and applications across the globe, as well - Thank you Karen!

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 16, 7:44 AM

Information literacy page with definitions and models

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The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries

The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
If you've been following our blog, you saw this coming: we love libraries.  Remembering our libraries from early school days,  no one spoke above a whisper, the Dewey Decimal System ruled from litt...

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Cutting school libraries will cost you!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 12, 11:53 AM

A great blog post about the importance of school librarians. SMT's need to read this and begin to understand the important role that a school librarian can play in their school. We are not those people that issue books and keep control at lunchtime. They are important but they are not librarians. 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 12, 4:54 PM

The costs to student learning as a result of axing school libraries

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Value of school libraries
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The Need for the School Library

The Need for the School Library | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
According to an article written for the Voice of San Diego, many of the
libraries in public schools across the city are not staffed.  The reason
for this lack of staff comes from, suprise, lack of funding, but also from
union rules that state librarians, library assistants and techs cannot be
replaced by a volunteer or staff that would replace the job of the above
positions in any meaningful way.  This causes the great support structure a
school librarian can give to a classroom, helping not only in research for
the students but for information for teachers.

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Elena Orlova's curator insight, March 29, 11:21 PM

Необходимость школьной библиотеки

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 8, 2:30 PM

School libraries with qualified librarians are essential! 

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Our School Libraries Make Us HAPPY! (West De Pere School District) - YouTube

The School District of West De Pere, in De Pere, WI, is celebrating April's "School Library Month" by showing the world how HAPPY we are to be in our librari...

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Lots of happy kids in the school library [video]

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 1, 11:45 PM

Lots of happy kids here.

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What Do Stakeholders Know about School Library Programs? Results of a Focus Group Evaluation

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Article on focus group evaluation: what do stakeholders know about school libraries?

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 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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American School Library Association #AASL publishes "best websites for teaching & learning 2013".

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 25, 1:44 PM

Each category is linked to the standards. A brief outline of the websites and tips for use are included. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 27, 2:58 AM

Useful posting, must check out these sites.

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 27, 8:22 AM

Thank you, Karen Bonanno for sharing this.  The sites are linked to standards for easy transitions to teachable connections.

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The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic

The ABCs of Information Literacy Infographic | School Libraries around the world | 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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Information Literacy Infographic: ABC of IL #IL #Informationliteracy

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Sara Kelly Johns's curator insight, March 19, 7:32 AM

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

Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 22, 12:30 PM

A-Z of. Information infographic - lists terms

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 23, 6:25 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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Law to promote book reading

Law to promote book reading | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
LAHORE THE upcoming legislation vis-à-vis Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill following the insertion of Article 25-A under the 18th Amendment will also include pr ...
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Provision of libraries and promotion of book reading culture among  students: new law in Pakistan

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Four Futures for School Libraries – Guest Post by Valerie Hill

Four Futures for School Libraries – Guest Post by Valerie Hill | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
4 themes for school libraries in 2014 by by Dr. Valerie Hill. The four areas for the future of School Libraries that Dr. Hill outlines are: Critical Thinking Constructivist Learning Collaboration D...

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New focus points for school libraries: critical thinking, constructivist learning, collaboration and digital citizinship

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 19, 6:23 PM

Proposta de 4 dimensões prioritárias para as bibliotecas escolares em 2014:

Pensamento Crítico

Aprendizagem Construtivista

Colaboração

Cidadania Digital

josé krijnsen's curator insight, March 20, 1:05 AM

School Libraries of the future

Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 22, 12:41 PM

4 themes for 2014  for  school libraries  are critical thinking,, constructivist learning, collaboration and digital citizenship

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Pullman: 'every school should have a good library' | The Bookseller

Pullman: 'every school should have a good library' | The Bookseller | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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