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Strategic directions for school libraries: the arrival of RDA

Strategic directions for school libraries: the arrival of RDA | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Perhaps one of the most challenging conversations to have in libraries and learning communities as we move towards 2013 is the arrival of RDA.  Yes, here is a new acronym that needs to be embedded ...

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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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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, Today, 8:21 AM

A good reminder.

Claudia Klausen's curator insight, Today, 9:44 AM

Very helpful site for teaching information literacy and research skills. 

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OECD iLibrary

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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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The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core

The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

After participating in an exciting webinar on Libraries, Technology, and Implementing Common Core provided by AASL, I began to think about how the role of the school-based media specialist is evolvin (Why the role of the school-based media specialist...


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School media specialists and common core: what is your (new) role?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 29, 1:07 PM

Back at work and back to sharing. A good article from Edutopia that may help visualize the shifting role of the media specialist in view of Common Core.

Pamela Lipscomb-Gardner's curator insight, August 5, 10:21 AM

"I've always seen the media specialists as the Swiss army knife of any school" (Smile)

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 6, 11:36 PM

role of the teacher librarian and edtech implementing the Common Core

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University Librarian reflects on a transformative era

University Librarian reflects on a transformative era | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Tom Leonard, who has led UC Berkeley's Library for 14 years, plans to retire in June 2015. He reflects on the Library and his years there — touching on transformative technology, budget challenges, mass digitization, fair-use issues and student sit-ins and "nude run" — in a NewsCenter Q&A.

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Interview with university librarian Tom Leonard (Berkeley) on the library: transformative technology, budget challenges, mass digitization, fair-use issues and more

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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Curation of information for educational content and context: article worth reading

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lynnegibb's curator insight, July 25, 7:53 PM

This gave me plenty of food for thought and some new insights into the art of and purposes of curation

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 10:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, August 25, 5:05 AM

More on curation. Creating new content from old. When should you blog about it, and when should you tweet?

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School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide

School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian.

Members of the American Library Association call it a national crisis, as colleges and careers increasingly require students to have expansive digital literacy skills.


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Another study that confirms that school librarian cutbacks widen the digital divide

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 23, 4:25 PM

Professional educators speak up the role of the teacher librarian.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, July 27, 5:21 AM

USA response on falling school librarian numbers.  Same will stand here too.

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.


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Characteristics of a digitally competent teacher (and school librarian) [infographic]

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, July 19, 2:55 PM

Applies equally well to a digitally competent teacher librarian

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 20, 2:41 PM

I think I am, I think I am!

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10 Years Later,... 10 Reasons Why the Internet Should Not Be  a Substitute for a Certified Library Media Specialist

10 Years Later,... 10 Reasons Why the Internet Should Not Be  a Substitute for a Certified Library Media Specialist | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
In 2004, Mark Herring in an American Libraries Online post argued that "given the condition of reading test scores among school children nationwide, it isn't surprising to find both our nation and...

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School Library Media specialist: a profession, not an exchangeable gadget

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The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
State University of New York - Open SUNY Texbooks
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, July 17, 9:20 AM

Worth a look...

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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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Alberta Education - Learning Commons/School Libraries

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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!

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Eumedus site - Report Media Education: Portugal

Eumedus site - Report Media Education: Portugal | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Eumedus, Emedus Project for Media Literacy Education

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How to Use Pinterest for Your Library | VOYA

How to Use Pinterest for Your Library | VOYA | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Jennifer Rummel June 2012 Have you heard about the newest social media craze Pinterest?

Great idea to have a dedicated Library Pinterest Board as a way to promote and advocate what your library has to offer. So many good ideas suggested here.


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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

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Want to know what your students think? School librarian Shannon McClintock Miller asked them and the results are in this post and video

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 3, 5:01 PM

She blogged about the survey and shared it to her vast PLN on Twitter. And she received hundreds of responses, including some from students as far away as Hong Kong and Australia.

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2013-14 Annual Colorado School Library Survey Highlights - Library Research Service

2013-14 Annual Colorado School Library Survey Highlights - Library Research Service | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The Colorado School Library Survey is administered each year by the Library Research Service, an office of the Colorado State Library. Surveys are sent to traditional K-12 public educational institutions. Statewide estimates are produced by weighting survey data to reflect the universe of school libraries in Colorado. Survey responses are totals based on results from the school library staff who participated in the survey. This report highlights results from the 2013-14 Colorado School Library Survey. Printable version 2012-13 Annual Colorado School Library Survey Highlights

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Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation

Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

With the vast amount of content that is shared on the Internet, content curation is becoming an essential digital literacy skill for teachers and students.


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School / Teacher librarians: go for Digital Literacy through content curation. Post with tools and practices

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, July 19, 2:59 PM

Highlights the importance of digital curation as an important skill for teachers and students

gwynethjones's curator insight, July 20, 12:38 PM

More great info about Content Curation - I'm quite cra cra for curation!

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 5:02 PM

Curation - the act of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a coherent way, organized around a specific topic(s). What a great skill to teach students

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Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
TEST Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form
ISTE has long had available technology standards to help promote informed use of technology by students.

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Interesting and explanatory graphic on digital citizinship standards

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 10:19 AM

Great chart

Helen Rowling's curator insight, July 15, 1:53 AM

For digital learners this is a great way to view the standards DC.

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At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries

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