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SLA - Mass Lobby for School Libraries

The day finally came – the day that school librarians in the UK lobbied Parliament about making school libraries statutory..


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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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Synergy, journal of the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) in Australia

Synergy, journal of the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) in Australia | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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As of May 27th the back issues of the journal have been made available to anyone

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Arlene Lipkewich - YouTube

A. Blair McPherson School, Edmonton School District
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Arlene Lipkewich wins 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from Alberta Education, the provincial ministry of education. Watch the video to see what Arlene brings to her school community!

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"Below is a handy visual you can share with your students to help them learn about how to critically judge online ( and offline) content. The information included in this visual is based on Google Safety resources as well as on an article I shared here a couple of years ago."


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Learn how to critically judge content (online and offline) via this graphic

 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 27, 3:21 PM

This is one of the most important skills in learning in the 21st century.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 29, 11:16 AM

I wish someone would create one of these graphics with the language of a fourth grade student. It would be so helpful.

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, July 4, 11:29 AM

Nice and very engaging

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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Vol. 10, No. 2 (2014)

IJEDICT aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing countries (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed countries. The emphasis is on providing a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas using an eclectic mix of research methods and disciplines.
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Latest issue of IJEDICT (2014), Vol. 10, No. 2

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Infographics & Information Literacy

Infographics & Information Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Presenting information, data, or library instruction content, in appealing and innovative formats offers librarians opportunities to engage students and library users in services, resources, and in...

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Free tools for creating Infographics for school library professionals >> instruction - engagement - resources

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 14, 4:22 AM

I think this is a really good info graphic. 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, June 14, 7:50 AM

An information literacy infographic 

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 15, 8:21 AM

Great graphic to place for continuing support and review!!

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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, 5:09 PM

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

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

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 31, 1:55 PM

School Library design to enable learning.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 31, 4:07 PM

The power of design!

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy.

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Doug Belshaw on digital literacy: meme, remix and other elements of #digitalliteracy >> digital literacies

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 26, 12:43 PM

A wonderful model for thinking about learning

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 31, 7:06 PM

Really valuable for iLearn and developing a focus on Inquiry

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, June 6, 5:40 AM

I love this list: cultural, cognitive, constructive, communicative, confident, creative, critical, and civic. I think my fave right now is "critical"

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Library instruction assessment book « IFLA School Libraries Blog

Library instruction assessment book « IFLA School Libraries Blog | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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Library instruction assessment book: Broussard, Hickoff-Cresko, Urick Oberlin:Snapshots of Reality: A Practical Guide to Formative Assessment in Library Instruction. #ALA

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Foundational Information Literacy for Freshman

Foundational Information Literacy for Freshman | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
For my Information Literacy and Instruction class I created the following set of two-minute videos and related assessments. My idea was to make these available and required early on in the semester...

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Two-minute #InformationLiteracy and instruction videos and related assessments #IL for first-year students

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Challenge Based Learning in a High School Classroom


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A challenging question and how to do research, including the learning process. A highschool example on transport and the environment. [video]

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 1, 12:46 PM

Students tackle a challenging question transport and the environment. The learning process is presented in this short video. 

josé krijnsen's curator insight, May 3, 8:39 AM

this is challenge based learning - we all benefit

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5 Reasons School Libraries Rock! | Red Apple Reading | Red Apple Reading Express

5 Reasons School Libraries Rock! | Red Apple Reading | Red Apple Reading Express | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
In honor of School Library Month, Red Apple Reading would like to remind our readers why school libraries are such precious gems!
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School libraries rock! A blogpost and also the theme for IASL 2015 http://www.facebook.com/iasl2015/

 

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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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Libraries for Children and Young Adults newsletter_june2014

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Welcome to browse the latest issue of IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults Newsletter. The issue is themed Sport and libraries and it contains several interesting articles about libraries providing physical wellbeing.

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50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think

50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.


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Ask the right questions and help yourself to think

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 26, 11:21 PM

Challenging questions to extend our thinking - keep asking why?

Lyn Pritchard's curator insight, June 27, 5:02 AM

It is so important to ask the right questions - those that stimulate thinking, discussion and further investigation

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 7, 4:30 AM

I was always taught that you have to ask the right question to get the right answer...and teaching students to think about developing and pursuing questions is an important part of the process.

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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 around the world | 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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50 Tech Tools foor school / teacher librarians: from video creators to TeddEd Lessons and 48 more

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 19, 6:00 AM

There are plenty of new sites to investigate in this collection.

Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, June 22, 9:21 PM

Thank you!

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 10:49 AM

Adding to your toolbox!

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School Libraries in Hungary

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Report from the Hungarian School Library Association (with thanks!) http://www.ktep.hu/sites/default/files/Isk_kvt_Mo_eng.pdf

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Design Thinking Applied

Design Thinking Applied | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

NoTosh works with creative companies and organisations on the one hand, and brings the creative and critical thinking strategies from there to schools around the world. The Lab is designed to share actionable innovations from both worlds.


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Design Thinking by NoTosh: creative ideas how to design thinking in the school environment, including school libraries.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 5, 1:10 PM

This site outlines the steps on how to use design thinking in your school | Immersion, Synthesise, Ideation, Prototyping. Also includes links to worksheets, tools and other very helpful resources. 

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Historypin | Aussie school library tour

Historypin | Aussie school library tour | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A virtual tour of Australian school libraries (and a few from overseas...)

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Get inspired: a virtual tour of Aussie (and other) school libraries.

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 30, 1:55 PM

A virtual tour of some Australian school libraries thanks to TL Judith Way - a great way to see the layout and designs of school libraries.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 1, 2:35 PM

Take a virtual tour through Australian school libraries to view the places and spaces to support the learning community. 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 2, 7:35 AM

Library spaces in Aussie land!  Wow!

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 1:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 8:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 6:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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lyn_hay's curator insight, May 4, 9:16 PM

Eric Sheninger is one of those school principals you'd just love to clone. What I like about this article is that it is the school principal  (not the teacher librarian) who is publishing evidence of his school library's impact on student learning.  

 

And his conclusion says it all!! "The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning. In my opinion, a space like this should be a priority for all schools in the twenty-first century; and you do not have to break the bank to create one."

 

This vision of a makerspace as place and program fits well with my iCentre concept for schools - see http://studentslearn.wordpress.com/about/about-icentres/ for details.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 4:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 1:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

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lyn_hay's curator insight, May 4, 9:16 PM

Eric Sheninger is one of those school principals you'd just love to clone. What I like about this article is that it is the school principal  (not the teacher librarian) who is publishing evidence of his school library's impact on student learning.  

 

And his conclusion says it all!! "The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning. In my opinion, a space like this should be a priority for all schools in the twenty-first century; and you do not have to break the bank to create one."

 

This vision of a makerspace as place and program fits well with my iCentre concept for schools - see http://studentslearn.wordpress.com/about/about-icentres/ for details.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 4:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 3:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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EasyBib: Download our Trends in Information Literacy Infographic!

EasyBib: Download our Trends in Information Literacy Infographic! | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Use our Trends in Information Literacy infographic to gain insight into how over 300 K-12 and college librarians see the trend of information literacy in their institution. 

 

When you download the infographic, you'll be provided with valuable information on how often students: 

resort to the open web.struggle with differentiating between paraphrasing, comments and quotations.have trouble developing their research topic and more!
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Trends in #Informationliteracy by #Easybib

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 23, 5:16 PM

Infographic + Goodies from EasyBib!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 28, 8:12 PM

I agree with the findings, my students are typical. 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

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41 resources for (school) media specialists on Makerspaces: updated version

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 4, 7:33 AM

Makerspaces and libraries definitely seem like a good match.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, May 9, 5:52 AM

Useful resources if you're thinking of having a makerspace in your library

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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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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!

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 25, 5:16 AM

The number of choices, the styles of pictures, the myriad of stories available, the physical presence of possibilities and the ability to choose without cost - all of these cannot be found anywhere else...

Dana Kuhlmann's curator insight, July 2, 11:58 AM

Great place to go this summer!