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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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Lisa Oldham: Lsquared - Libraries x Learning | edtalks.org

Lisa Oldham: Lsquared - Libraries x Learning | edtalks.org | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

How excellent school libraries can support student achievement.

At ULearn11 Lisa Oldham, Development specialist for school library futures at the National Library, discusses the future of school libraries. Lisa describes how school libraries are a great way to achieve the creation of skilled students who are able to navigate in the knowledge economy.

Speaker Lisa Oldham

Date uploaded: Monday, January 16, 2012


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How Does Your Boss See You?: Proof That Principals Value Librarians

How Does Your Boss See You?: Proof That Principals Value Librarians | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Principals value their librarians. They also want them to be more visible leaders.

Those are just two of the interesting findings from a recent survey of 102 media specialists and 67 principals. In fact, 90 percent of the administrators that we surveyed think we have a positive impact in schools—and a large number also feel that our jobs are important.


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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:06 AM

Os diretores de escolas nos EUA valorizam os seus bibliotecários. 90% dos administradores consideram que o trabalho desenvolvido pelos bibliotecários é importante e tem um impacto positivo nas escolas. Não obstante, os diretores também querem que os bibliotecários se tornem líderes mais visíveis. Estas são apenas duas das conclusões interessantes de uma pesquisa recente.

Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, May 24, 2013 11:21 AM
Uma abordagem interessante a aplicar em Portugal. Perguntem aos diretores...
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How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools?

How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly. Many students get to college without having learned much in the way of information literacy, although professors often expect it was already taught. How should schools teach kids about finding good materials for research? About plagiarism? About finding authoritative sources online?


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a new set of skils are necessary

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Ten recommendations for libraries to get started with research data management | LIBER

The LIBER E-Science working group has published its final report on research data management. LIBER installed the ‘E-Science working group’ in 2010 to investigate the role libraries can and should play in the field of E-Science. The group decided to focus on research data as it was felt to be the most urgent element of e-science that is of relevance to the community of (research) libraries. The group has held three workshops, the first dur-ing the LIBER-conference 2011 in Barcelona, the second during the IDCC 2011 conference in Bristol and the third and last one during the LIBER-conference 2012 in Tartu. The results of the first two workshops were used as a basis for compiling recommendations to the LIBER-community. The "10 recommendations for libraries to support re-search data management" were finalized and prioritized during the final workshop at the LIBER-conference in Tartu.


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21st Century Skills & Literacies for the iPad - Yes

21st Century Skills & Literacies for the iPad - Yes | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
21st Century Skills & Literacies for the iPad. 21st Century Skills & Literacies for the iPad by langwitches · 21st Century Skills & Literacies for the iPad, a photo by langwitches on Flickr. Posted by Moira Ekdahl at 9:46 AM ...
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Where Have All Of Our Librarians Gone? | Take My Word For It

Where Have All Of Our Librarians Gone? | Take My Word For It | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

“Circulation and access increase when knowledgeable teacher librarians use their expertise to promote, introduce and connect students with books and information resources. Would this same Silicon Valley executive expect his product to move off the shelves without qualified staff to advertise, market and keep the doors open?”


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Teacher/Librarian Collaboration – From a Teacher's Perspective

The library is one of most the perfect places for “beyond the classroom learning.” It is the place where students are, or should be encouraged to explore other worlds, to develop their imagination, to think about the impossible. This process of inquiry is what makes learning a beautiful thing and this crucial step, “the jewel,” is something commonly missed when teachers plan a new unit of work. Sometimes we fail to go back to the basics. We replace simple words such as “finding out” and “enjoyment” with “success” and “assessment.” Often teachers can forget about the process and cast their eyes only to the outcome.

 


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Curriculum Collaboration

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Tips for Searching the Internet

Tips for Searching the Internet | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Power Searching with Google: We all want to get better at “finding stuff” on the internet – and those of us in education really want to become as skilled as possible in finding th...

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Digital Spaces. Redefining reading and the role of the teacher-librarian ...

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Similarly, having access to these resources everywhere, through implementations like online teacher content spaces and wireless internet connections, would be beneficial. An answer to developing rich online content will ...

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Build Partnerships! Tools for Strategical Library Development

Build Partnerships! Tools for Strategical Library Development | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Libraries are under pressure and need to develop and manifest themselves. Partnerships and collaborative innovation is a method to secure and develop the libraries’ influence on society.

Many libraries already collaborate with external partners, but very few libraries have a strategical and professional way of working with partnerships. Instead of considering partnerships and external collaboration as a method to continuously achieve the library’s overall objectives, the external collaboration is often used for small and  unexpected needs.

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OISE research shows preschool literacy programs promote children's literacy development

OISE research shows preschool literacy programs promote children's literacy development | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, OISE, is an international leader in teacher education, education research and graduate studies in education.

This press release of results of recent research conducted in public libraries' impact on literacy development of preschoolers highlights:

* Participating children demonstrated many early literacy behaviours and understandings considered by leading early researchers and experts to be foundational to later literacy success.

* Early literacy library programs were particularly strong in meeting parents’/caregivers’ goals of fostering children’s school readiness and their motivation to read.

* Library staff served as excellent literacy models for parents/caregivers, enabling them to make reading with their children more engaging and more productive.

While this is research related to early childhood and public libraries it is (a) encouraging to see such positive impacts as a result of public library programs, and (b) important for primary school teacher librarians to be aware of the types of literacy instruction programs that Kindergarten/Prep students may have been exposed to before entering compulsory schooling.

My question to our profession is: How do primary school library programs acknowledge, accommodate and build on the literacy programs of public libraries within their local community?


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Novel approach to literacy | The Sun-Herald newspaper - 29/07/12

Novel approach to literacy | The Sun-Herald newspaper - 29/07/12 | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Article by Keeli Cambourne on school libraries being transformed to support literacy development in students. Features the changes school libraries are making to accommodate the needs and interest of 21st century learners, incoluding ebook collections, students creating book trailers, National Year of Reading initiatives and supporting struggling and reluctant readers. Also features the benefits of recent refurbishments to these school libraries.


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Beyond the Bullet Points: It is Time to Stop Trying to Save Libraries » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Beyond the Bullet Points: It is Time to Stop Trying to Save Libraries » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"I believe the future of libraries is bright. I believe that libraries improve society. I believe that libraries are key to positive social transformation. I believe that librarians are facilitators of knowledge. I believe that librarians are the most important assets of any library. It is in my demonstration of these beliefs that I help ensure the future of libraries and librarians. I don’t need to save libraries. Libraries have survived for over 3,000 years. Libraries have survived famine, plagues, prejudice, censorship, and anti-intellectualism well before either of us came along. I don’t need to save libraries, I need to help transform them. The test of that transformation is not in a building, or a collection, or a service, or even the librarians; it is in the achievements of the community"


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New Harry Potter: A Magical Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism – Stephen's Lighthouse

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Harry Potter: A Magical Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism

Just in time for the school year, a Harry Potter themed guide to avoiding plagiarism.

Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

http://www.katehart.net/2012/06/citing-sources-quick-and-graphic-guide.html


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Plagiarism DropBox: Online Tutorials

Plagiarism DropBox:  Online Tutorials | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

New from the 21st Century Information Fluency Project:

 

For a limited time, try the new Plagiarism Dropbox self-paced tutorials for free!

 

This is a flash based training experience: 

 

http://searchwhys.com/plagiarism-dropbox.swf

 

This game is designed to give you online interactive training in identifying and eliminating plagiarism.  

 


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IFLA Information Literacy Section: Presentations Tampere

Presentations of the 2012 IFLA Satellite conference in Tampere (Finland) on Information Literacy

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Jessica Wise: How fiction can change reality

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Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world -- but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life? From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, learn how popular fiction can spark public dialogue and shape culture.

Lesson by Jessica Wise, narration by Emilie Soffe, animation by Augenblick Studios.
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Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What's the Difference? | DMLcentral

Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What's the Difference? | DMLcentral | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

I’m currently iterating some work around Web Literacies for the Mozilla Foundation (you can see the latest version of my thinking here). Perhaps the biggest consideration when dealing with so-called ‘New’ Literacies is distinguishing them from one another, so what I want to consider in this post is the relationship between Digital literacies and Web literacies. Aren’t they just synonyms?

 

The topic of digital literacies was the focus of my doctoral thesis, which is available to read online at neverendingthesis.com. The conclusion I came to after delving deeply into the research was that we need to always talk about literacies in their plurality and that there are broadly eight essential elements to digital literacies. My question when it comes to Web Literacies, therefore, is whether (a) they constitute a subset of Digital Literacies, (b) they are wholly distinct from Digital Literacies, or (c) there is some overlap between the two. These three positions are represented by the graphic at the top of this post.


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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom

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What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunesU implementation to online learning, the classroom as we know it is changing.

It’s true that a digital classroom is a vague idea. And subjective–one educator’s cutting edge learning laboratory is the next educator’s been there, done that.

The infographic looks at some of the more common elements of a digital classroom, including:

eBooks Book rental via Kindle iPads Open Source software iTunesU Digital cameras, projectors, and headphones


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Flipped classroom <>flipped school library

Flipped classroom <>flipped school library | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Flipping the classroom changes the place in which content is delivered. If the teacher assigns lecture-type, frontal instruction–in the form of video, simulations, slidecasts, readings, podcasts–as homework, then class time can be used interactively. The class becomes conversation space, creation space, space where teachers actively facilitate learning.

Flipping frees face-to-face classroom time for interactive and applied learning, activities that inspire critical thinking, exploration, inquiry, discussion, collaboration, problem solving.  So, the classroom and the library become more learner-centered.


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Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web

Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a good guide providing the basic principles that should be followed when using, reposting, citing or quoting other people's content (both text and images).

 

The article outlines "proper methods of source attribution on the internet to guarantee the right people get credit for their hard work and ideas."

 

Specific sections of the article cover:

How To Cite Content in Blog Posts How To Cite Content in Social Media How to Give Credit to Guest Bloggers and Ghost Writers How to Cite Images and Visual Content

Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33098/How-Not-to-Steal-People-s-Content-on-the-Web.aspx ;


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El código Gutenberg's comment, August 18, 2012 2:01 PM
Thank you very much. You're very kind. I hope that readers like my work in "El código Gutenberg". And thank you for the information in your page.
nickcarman's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:45 PM

This is an excellent article, which lays out the groundrules for using, or citing someone else's content.

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A Good Resource

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Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education

Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Like reading, writing, and arithmetic, web literacy is both content and activity. You don’t just learn “about” reading: you learn to read. You don’t just learn “about” arithmetic: you learn to count and calculate. You don’t just learn “about” the web: you learn to make your own website. As with these other three literacies, web literacy begins simply, with basics you can build upon. For some it can lead to a profession (i.e. becoming a computer programmer) while for most it becomes part of the conceptual DNA that helps you to understand and negotiate the world you live in.

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Let’s read them a story! Helping your children succeed in school

Let’s read them a story! Helping your children succeed in school | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Today’s post is from Anne-Lise Prigent, the editor in charge of education publications at OECD Publishing “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” said Mark Twain. Well, wa...
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School Library Research (SLR) Mailing List | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Research (SLR) Mailing List | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Always be the first to know about new school library research. Join the School Library Research mailing list to receive an email each time a new article is published.


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Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians - eSchool News

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians - eSchool News | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

According to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania and author of School Library Journal’s “Never Ending Search” blog, this is the golden age of librarianship.

Co-presenting a session at educational technology leader Alan November’s 2012 Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference on July 19 with Shannon McClintock Miller, district librarian and technology integration specialist at Van Meter Schools in Iowa, Valenza outlined five areas in which K-12 schools should turn to their librarians to empower learners with valuable 21st-century college and career readiness skills.


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