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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 to keep books for now - Guardian Messenger

School libraries to keep books for now - Guardian Messenger | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

HIGH schools say the good old book is not dead - at least for now.

The Guardian Messenger asked principals what they thought of Henley High’s decision to ditch all traditional books in favour of a digital library.


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How to: Inquiry | YouthLearn

How to: Inquiry | YouthLearn | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Will you ever just walk into class and ask, "Okay, what do you want to study today?" Of course not. Inquiry-based learning is founded on students taking the lead in their own learning, but it still requires considerable planning on your part. Projects must fit into your larger program structure, goals and plans, but the students will be actively involved in planning the projects with you and asking the questions that launch their individual inquiries.


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Jeannette Jackson's comment, July 15, 2012 3:01 PM
Again, a big thank you for this: neat process tool
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Iquiry process real questions leading students in their own learning. #edchat

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Information Literacy Infographic

Information Literacy Infographic | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Great info graphic from Easybib! It's a bit of a sales-pitch, but the data is telling.


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5 Literacies >> Pennsylvania Library Association

5 Literacies >> Pennsylvania Library Association | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

There are five kinds of literacy — who knew? Three years in the planning, the Pennsylvania Library Association has launched an initiative called “PA Forward Pennsylvania Libraries” designed to make public, academic and school libraries across Pennsylvania a community center of information, technology, and learning, ideally leading to a better quality of life for its users.

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My Ideal School Library | Susan MacIntosh

My Ideal School Library | Susan MacIntosh | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
On any given day, a school library can be used as an instructional space, space for group projects, individual study/research, and a reading space. Curiously, library spaces are often whittled down while the demands on ...

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Survey Results Show Need for More Targeted Results When Searching Online for Learning Resources

WILMINGTON, DE, June 4, 2012 – Educators need faster ways to find the resources they are looking for and resource providers want better discoverability on the Internet, according to results from recent surveys conducted by the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI).

 

Of the educators surveyed, more than 7 in 10 (72.6%) said they search for instructional resources on the Internet at least several times a week, with 25.8% stating they search daily. Sixty-six percent of educators said they get many “irrelevant results” and 9 in 10 said they would be more satisfied with Internet searches if search engines offered the ability to filter results by standard instructional criteria such as grade level, subject area, and media type.

 


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Embracing Diversity: Sharing Our Songs and Rhymes | Burnaby Public Library

Do you know a children's song or rhyme
in a language other than English? We'd like to hear it!

 

Burnaby Public Library in British
Columbia, Canada is collecting songs and rhymes in many languages so everyone
can learn them. Videos of 30 songs and rhymes in 15 languages are available
through the Embracing Diversity: Sharing Our Songs and Rhymes website (www.embracingdiversity.bpl.bc.ca).

 

More songs and rhymes are available on
the Embracing Diversity Vimeo channel (http://vimeo.com/channels/embracingdiversity),
and we need your help to make this collection grow. It's easy -- 
videorecord yourself performing a children's song or rhyme and add your video
to Vimeo using the instructions found at http://www.bpl.bc.ca/kids/embracing-diversity/add-your-own-video.

 

We hope you'll visit the Embracing
Diversity website, let others know about it, and pass this invitation along.

 

Questions or comments? E-mail Joyce
Pinsker, Children's and Teen Coordinator, Burnaby Public Library: Joyce.Pinsker@bpl.bc.ca. Thank you
for your help!

 

Randi Robin  | 
Special Projects

Burnaby Public Library

604.436.5438

embracingdiversity.bpl.bc.ca

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Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources - An Annotated Link Compilation | LLRX.com

This new guide by research guru Marcus P. Zillman focuses on the latest and most significant academic and scholar search engines and sources.

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Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of Literacy

Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Everyone ought to be able to read and write; few people within the global mainstream would argue with that statement. But should everyone be able to program computers?

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School Libraries in Canada - In EN and FR

School Libraries in Canada - In EN and FR | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Bilingual magazine on school libraries in Canada Volume 30, Issue 2.

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High School Libraries: Educational Necessities | Is your library "uncool" and only for "nerds"?

High School Libraries: Educational Necessities | Is your library "uncool" and only for "nerds"? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

These are the thoughts of a girl in a world of many words.

 


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Social Media, Social Networking and School Libraries.

Social networking is a participatory medium that is changing the very nature of our professional connections, our community practices and the nature of learning...

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Anne Harding Training: School libraries

Two interesting training events last week, both with a school library theme, plus some valuable links and resources for school librarians.


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Public and Private Schools - OECD

Public and Private Schools - OECD | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

In most PISA-participating countries and economies, the average socio-economic background of students who attend privately managed schools is more advantaged than that of those who attend public schools. Yet in some countries, there is little difference in the socio-economic profiles between public and private schools. Why? An analysis of PISA results finds that while the prevalence of privately managed schools in a country is not related to socio-economic stratification within a school system, the level of public funding to privately managed schools is: the higher the proportion of public funding allocated to privately managed schools, the smaller the socio-economic divide between publicly and privately managed schools. This report also shows that those countries with narrow socio-economic stratification in their education systems not only maximise equity and social cohesion, but also perform well in the ....

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Aren't we already the “digital literacy corps”? Employ trained, certified professionals please

Aren't we already the “digital literacy corps”? Employ trained, certified professionals please | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Fran Bullington - As an educator, I realize the importance of information and digital literacy. As a school librarian, I have been trained to teach information literacy skills. I collaborate with classroom teachers to teach lessons in which I incorporate these skills.However, the recession has had an enormous impact on school libraries. Many programs have been completely cut; others are being run by volunteers rather than a certified school librarian; and other programs have lost their assistants, whose job of handling routine procedures freed the school librarian to plan with teachers.

 

I noticed that the FCC is considering “a proposal to spend $200 million to create a digital literacy corps. This group of hundreds, even thousands, of trainers would fan out to schools and libraries to teach productive uses of computers for parents, students and job seekers.”

 

Although I applaud the intent of teaching digital literacy skills to our students, I question the expenditure of these funds. Why not instead funnel these funds into school library programs to allow trained, certified professionals to teach the skills?

I look forward to hearing from you on this vital issue.


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Charitable school library plan draws attention

Charitable school library plan draws attention | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The charitable school library program, jointly launched by the Dandong Daily and the Dandong municipal charity federation, has raised nearly 100,000 yuan ($15,820) and established school libraries for 18 schools in Dandong (China).

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Value of Academic Libraries Summit White Paper » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries

Value of Academic Libraries Summit White Paper » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"ACRL has released a new white paper, “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits,” which reports on two invitational summits supported by a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The report is freely available on the ACRL website (PDF)."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Widbook - Collaborative Creation of Multimedia Books

Free Technology for Teachers: Widbook - Collaborative Creation of Multimedia Books | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"Widbook has the potential to be a good web-based platform for students to use to construct multimedia research papers. Widbook could also be a good platform for teachers to use to create their own multimedia textbooks to use in their classrooms"


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Make books part of kids’ summer - Omaha.com

Make books part of kids’ summer - Omaha.com | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Schoolchildren see summer vacation as a time to have fun. It’s a parent’s job to make sure reading is part of the daily equation.
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Meetups and Photo Booths and Deals, Oh My! — Using Social Media to Create Hybrid Events on Your Campus

Meetups and Photo Booths and Deals, Oh My! — Using Social Media to Create Hybrid Events on Your Campus | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Meetups and Photo Booths and Deals, Oh My! — Using Social Media to Create Hybrid Events on Your Campus.

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | Edutopia | teacherstech.net

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | Edutopia | teacherstech.net | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | Edutopia http://t.co/ebUa9uhJ #edtech #EdApp #teaching2030 #ecetech...

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To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

In the not-so-distant future, communities could view their local libraries as the place to go when they want to publish their own ebook, create and edit their latest song or video, or even design and print out plastic tools, toys, and prototypes. A growing number of libraries already offer their patrons tools such as recording equipment and sound and video editing software. Now, some are beginning to house 3D printers.


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Best content in teacher-librarians | Diigo - Groups

Best content in teacher-librarians | Diigo - Groups | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A group for teacher-librarians to help share, network, and grow...

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Information Literacy Weblog: Information culture - different views on ...

Information Literacy Weblog: Information culture - different views on ... | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Information culture - different views on information literacy. An interesting new powerpoint from Thomas Hapke (University Library, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany) on the meaning of information literacy.
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Digital Citizenship Poster

Digital Citizenship Poster | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Go way beyond Internet safety. Turn students into great digital citizens.


Get all the tools you need with our FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study and play.

 

Every day, your students are tested with each post, search, chat, text message, file download, and profile update. Will they connect with like minds or spill TMI to the wrong people?

 

Will they behave creatively or borrow ideas recklessly? Will they do the right thing or take shortcuts?

 

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