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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…...

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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 libraries play a huge part in pupils' education'

'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education' | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
One library consultant told Vicky Wayman of a new school that forgot to include a library space in their plans
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School libraries play an important role in live: they bring books and information to children!

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Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The Evolution of Information Literacy (Keynote Address)

2014 Information Literacy Summit (Illinois) Keynote address by Trudi Jacobson (University at Albany, SUNY) and Tom Mackey, (SUNY Empire State College) held a...

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Metaliteracy, Treshold concepts, badging: a few of the trends in #IL. Keynote address at IL Summit [video]. Address starts after approx. 4 minutes

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MAME

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MAME  is the Michigan Association for Media in Education The statewide association for school library media specialists. "Mentor all, maximize each!"
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News Release

 

October 14, 2014

 

Michigan State Board of Education Passes Resolution Supporting School Libraries


The Michigan State Board of Education passed a resolution in support of school libraries at the October 14th Board meeting. The resolution states that strong school libraries staffed by certified school librarians are critical to student success.
Studies in over 20 states including Michigan show that school libraries with full-time teaching school librarians have a high impact on increasing student achievement regardless of socio-economic or educational levels of the community. Currently, Michigan ranks 46th nationally in ratio of students per school librarian. In addition, Michigan is one of only six states that has suffered a loss in reading achievement between 2003 and 2013 based on 4th grade National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) scores. Thus, it is critical that Michigan increases support for libraries staffed by certified school librarians in our schools.

 

RESOLUTION
The Michigan State Board of Education recognizes that school library media centers provide Michigan's students and staff equitable access to print and digital resources critical to supporting 21st century teaching and learning.
The Board further recognizes that certified library media specialists serve a critical role in increasing student achievement by supporting, collaborating, and co-teaching with classroom teachers in reading development, in integrating information and technology literacy skills into the content curriculum, and in meeting the expectations for student research set forth in the Common Core State Standards.
The Library of Michigan, an office of the Michigan Department of Education, has developed the "SL21 Measurement Benchmarks for Michigan School Libraries for 21st Century Schools" and calls for school administrators and school librarians to use the SL21 measures to assess the quality of school library programs in individual buildings.
The Board supports these efforts and supports a call for all elementary and secondary students to have ready access to a library in their school with appropriate resources, programming and certified staff.

 

Michigan Association for Media in Education
1407 Rensen Street, Lansing, MI 48910
MAME
http://mimame.org
mame@mimame.org
Contact - Kathy Lester, President, MAME, kathyL@mimame.org

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Call for papers | IASL 2015

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The school library rocks

living it, learning it, loving it!

 

Subthemes

The school library as a space and place: meeting, sharing, discussing. Collaborative learning and growing.

The school library as learning environment: 24/7 access to materials, resources, teachers, electronic learning environment and more.

The school library as laboratory: experience and discovery in science, arts and media‐education

The school library as a window to the world: reading, writing and communication

 

MECC - Maastricht, 28 June – 2 July, 2015

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Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial

Welcome to the home page of the IRISS Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial. This tutorial was derived from the Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) Information Literacy pack.

 

This tutorial will provide you with an understanding of information literacy in six simple steps. Each step includes activities that will help you develop your information literacy skills.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 12, 12:33 PM

This is really good and I will be sharing it with my students. 

Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 13, 4:55 AM

Could be useful!

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, October 19, 11:22 AM

Some great lesson ideas here.

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Useful Infographic with tips and tricks for Google search

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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, October 10, 8:50 AM

Nice infographic for library instruction

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, October 11, 12:36 AM

Some good stuff here.

Smith_Lin's curator insight, October 13, 12:46 PM

All stuff we knew but a pretty way to show it

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E-books for your school library | Services to Schools

E-books for your school library | Services to Schools | School Libraries around the world | 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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National library of New Zealand on e-books for the school library: people who enjoy e-reading are more likely to enjoy print reading

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

e-book possibilities update

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Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web

Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Knowing how to navigate through and research on the Web is a skill. Following are some pointers and resources.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 20, 8:21 AM

A good reminder.

Claudia Klausen's curator insight, September 20, 9:44 AM

Very helpful site for teaching information literacy and research skills. 

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, October 3, 11:24 PM

a good summary on information literacy - how to manage a huge variety of sources

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Vision for the future of the iCentre by Helen Stower

Vision for the future of the iCentre by Helen Stower | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Open the link and then you can TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 7, 7:20 PM

Great vision and interactivity to further explanations of the vision for this school library / iCentre.

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Imagine the Possibilities - YouTube

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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Primary School Children’s Internet Skills: A Report on Performance Tests of Operational, Formal, Information, and Strategic Internet Skills.

Primary School Children’s Internet Skills: A Report on Performance Tests of Operational, Formal, Information, and Strategic Internet Skills. | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The performance levels of fundamental (i.e., operational and formal) and advanced (i.e., information and strategic) Internet skills and their potential predictors were assessed among a sample of Dutch primary school children. The findings suggest
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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 28, 8:39 PM

Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 28, 8:40 PM

Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 28, 9:01 PM

Meet them where they are...

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Developing teacher leaders for social justice: building agency through community, critical reflection and action research

Developing teacher leaders for social justice: building agency through community, critical reflection and action research | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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Via Dianne Oberg, Professor Emerita, University of Alberta, Chair, IASL / IFLA SLRC Joint Committee, Regional Director for Canada, IASL, Secretary, IFLA School Libraries SC


Teacher-librarians can and do play leadership roles in schools. This statement in Dr. Cathryn Ann Smith's dissertation abstract struck me: "Seven elements were found to promote critical reflection and agency of teacher leaders: action research, learning-focused conversations, dialogue, self-assessment, peer feedback, journals and critical reflection." These elements are important aspects of graduate-level school library education.

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Teaser: Trends in Information Literacy: A Comparative View (2012-2014) - YouTube

Get the report here: http://goo.gl/7LdCGp We surveyed 1,200 librarians and educators and over 10,000 students to assess some of the major trends in the infor...

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EasyBib on Trends in Information Literacy: comparative view 2012-2014 [video] #IL #Informationliteracy

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Libraries: Dying or thriving? | The Threefold Advocate

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interesting figures from PEW report
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School library a haven for students - Reedley Exponent

There is a place on the Parlier Junior High School campus that students rush to during their lunch period, and it’s not the lunch line or the cafeteria.

It’s the library, or what is now called a “learning common.” It houses 21 computers, a color printer, WiFi, two seating areas, board games and, of course, many shelves full of books. Most days, it’s full to capacity with students, too.


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Save Our School Libraries!

This is a call to action to parents and supporters of school libraries everywhere. Fewer than 200 school librarians remain in the state of Oregon to serve 12...

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 10, 5:10 AM

Strong message from Oregon School Libraries Assoc - could apply here too in UK....

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A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style

A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style | School Libraries around the world | 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, 7:58 AM

Great resource!

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

A wonderful one-page summary for class use.

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

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

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | School Libraries around the world | 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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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.

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

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

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students
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Important call to decision makers: school librarians are key persons in education

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Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students

Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
“We’re not ready to go to high school, Ms. Ziller. We don’t know what you’re going to do without us? I mean, how will you be able to get everything done in the library without our help?!

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"How will you be able to get everything done in the library without our help?!"

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I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked---even if I hated it.

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What does it mean - "like" on FB? Check this article and you will find out. #facebook #filterbubble #advertising

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 2:12 AM

What's the sound of one thumb rising?


I hear a man trapped in filter bubbles, drowning in a torrent of robot generated 'news'.  


Fascinating article.


gwynethjones's curator insight, August 13, 10:35 PM

FASCINATING experiment! - Reason # 201 why I broke up w/ FB!

The Daring Librarian: Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 14, 6:57 PM

Having recently "signed off" from Facebook again for a while, I totally relate to this!

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The Daring Librarian: Classrom Cribs! Brain Friendly Learning Spaces

The Daring Librarian: Classrom Cribs! Brain Friendly Learning Spaces | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

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How we design our classrooms and libraries does matter!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 5, 7:50 AM

Inspiration for rethinking our spaces (classroom cribs)--guest post by Erin Klein, AJ Juliani, & Ben Gilipin.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 5, 6:21 PM

Guest blog by the classroom cribs team.  Great ideas and pedagogy on why designing effective learning spaces matter.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 6, 11:22 PM

classroom & library revisited!