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Essentials | A wealth of Infolit resources - LiveBinder

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Essentials | A wealth of Infolit resources 

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The Irish Library - Volume 21, Issue 1

An Leabharlann: The Irish Library is published by The Library Association of Ireland and The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Ireland).

ISSN: 0023-9542.

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USING A WIDGET-BASED PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT TO FIND AND SHARE OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES THE ROLE PROJECT TEAM

This chapter introduces a widget-based Personal Learning Environment (PLE) specifically designed for finding and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) on the web. The aim of this investigation is to raise awareness about the capabilities of widget-based PLEs to researchers, educators and learners that are interested in finding and sharing OER.
The content of this chapter has been adapted from a paper submitted by the same authors to the PLE Conference 2012.
This chapter can be reused by:
 Researchers, educators, and learners who want to find and share OER on the web.
 Researchers who investigate the impact and capabilities of PLEs in informal learning.
 Content providers who are looking for new ways to expose their OER on the web.
KEYWORDS
personal learning environment, widget, open educational resource


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White House Petition – The Response

White House Petition – The Response | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

“School libraries do much more than house books and store data: a school library can broaden the horizon of learning for students and link them with communities and experiences far beyond their own classroom and community."


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Teacher Librarian

Teacher Librarian | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2012

 

*Teacher Librarian Leadership Award Winners Announced*

 

Bowie, MD---April 17---The winners of the first annual Teacher Librarian Leadership Awards for significant contributions to the field have been announced by the editors of /Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals/. Dr. David Loertscher, co-editor of the journal, said these individuals "have shown visionary leadership in the Learning Commons concept and innovation in 21^st --century learning." "Librarianship and education are changing to meet the needs of students

in a complex, information-rich, technology-intensive environment," according to Loertscher, and "our honorees understand this and are working to innovate and create new models of learning and teaching, where technology plays a growing role not only in finding and using information but also by facilitating new social structures which promote collaboration, sharing, and real learning."

 

The award recipients will be featured in the April 2012 issue of /Teacher Librarian/.

They are:

Robin Cicchetti, LMS at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Concord, MA; Sydnye Cohen, LMS at Brookfield(CT) High School;

 

Valerie Diggs, teacher librarian, Chelmsford (MA) High School;Vi (Violet) Harada, professor, Dept. of Information & Computer Sciences, Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawaii , Honolulu;

 

Gwyneth Jones, "Daring Librarian", Murray Hill Middle School, Howard County, MD; Sue Kowalski, teacher librarian, Pine Grove Middle School, Syracuse, NY; Michelle Luhtala, library department chair, at the New Canaan (CT) High School Library;

 

Dawn Nelson, Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator, Osseo (MN) Area Schools; Mark Ray, teacher librarian, Skyview Senior High School, Vancouver, WA;

 

Ross Todd, associate professor, School of Communication & Information at Rutgers,

the State University of New Jersey, and director, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), Rutgers University;

 

Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian, Springfield (PA) Township High School;

 

Linda Waskow, library media technology specialist, Beaufort (SC) Elementary School; and Tim Wilson Chief Technology Officer, Osseo (MN)Area Schools; Carol Koechlin, educator and author, Canada; Karen Bonanno, educational consultant, Australia;

 

Lyn Hay, lecturer, teacher librarianship, School of Information Studies, Charles

Sturt University, Canberra, Australia;

 

Andrew Churches,head of faculty art & technology, Kristin School, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals is one of the leading publications in it field. Co-edited by Dr. David Loertscher and Dr. Elizabeth "Betty" Marcoux, the journal is published five time per year and is available in print and digital editions. It is owned and published by E L Kurdyla Publishing LLC which also published Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) magazine. For additional information see

www.teacherlibrarian.com and kurdylapublishing.com or

Contact:

Dr. David Loertscher, Email: reader.david@gmail.com

mailto:reader.david@gmail.com Tel: 801.532.1165

or

Edward Kurdyla, Email: publisher@teacherlibrarian.com

mailto:publisher@teacherlibrarian.com Tel: 301-805-2191

 

Congratulations to all winners!!

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Gateway News - Colorado Recognizes 47 Highly Effective School Libraries

Gateway News - Colorado Recognizes 47 Highly Effective School Libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

“These school libraries should be proud of this achievement,” said Eugene Hainer, assistant commissioner and state librarian at CDE. “Libraries remain one of the critical links to 21st century skills and literacy acquisition, and the students will benefit immeasurably from the district’s support of these highly effective programs.”

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Libraries are Links to Literacy and Learning | Beyond the Classroom

Libraries are Links to Literacy and Learning | Beyond the Classroom | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Today’s libraries are more than just houses for books. Where can low-income families access the Internet for free? The library. What is a safe place for kids to go to after school? The library. Where can teens and their parents access college resources like school and financial aid information? The library. You get the picture. The library is a community space for reading, for research or for gathering to learn. It provides the perfect quiet space for mentoring, tutoring, or studying. And what better place for a child to get lost in a good story and discover a new world!

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The Hive

The Hive | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The Hive which will open in July is the UK’s first purpose-built joint-use library serving the University of Worcester and the County that incorporates the county archive, a local history centre, accommodation for the County Archaeologist’s team a...
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InfoLitIndia

InfoLitIndia | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The Library Media Centre at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has launched a project on information literacy for young learners, InfoLit India.

The project aims at developing the essential 21st century literacy skills (mainly Internet, media and library literacies) in the students and teachers through nstruction, training and research. It is conceived on a basic information literacy curriculum which was developed according to the standard skill sets required in an Indian school educational environment.

The project has three main components.

1. Internet Literacy ("Web challenge")

2. Media literacy ("Media matters")

3. Library Literacy ("Face-a-book")

The project will select a group of students and carry out a planned Information literacy programme for the coming one year. The impact and effectiveness will be evaluated through various statistical procedures. The findings will be used to develop a national

information literacy programme for Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country.

For more details, please log on to the project website, http://infolitindia.org

or contact:

 

S.L.Faisal

Librarian

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom

Thiruvananthapuram-695 004

Kerala, India

Ph.09447699724

http://librarykvpattom.wordpress.com

http://kvlibrarians.grou.ps

http://slfaisal.com

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Mission of librarians > New librarianship

Mission of librarians > New librarianship | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

What is librarianship when it is unmoored from cataloging, books, buildings, and committees? In The Atlas of New Librarianship, R. David Lankes offers a guide to this new landscape for practitioners. He describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he suggests a new mission for librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.


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SWEDEN How do the public and school library systems work together? | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

Based on unwavering support by the municipalities, the Swedish public and school library systems can look back on a long history of fruitful collaboration. The libraries often share premises and cooperate to varying degrees, both with and without formal agreements. Statistics for 2010 indicate that 43 per cent of 1,214 Swedish public libraries were integrated with their counterparts in the schools.

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What’s our future – school libraries and librarians

What’s our future – school libraries and librarians | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in ...
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Australian teens online 4+ hours a day on non-school activity: ECU study

Almost a quarter of teenagers are online for four or more hours a day on non-school-related work, a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers has found. The report found 85 per cent of respondents used social networks, with 75 per cent accessing sites such as Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis.


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How can Libraries Support Students Live and Learn with Digital Media?

How can Libraries Support Students Live and Learn with Digital Media? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

C. Shoemaker, H. Martin, B. Joseph (2010) How Using Social Media Forced a Library to Work on the Edge in Their Efforts to Move Youth From “Hanging Out” to “Messing Around, Journal of Media Literacy Education 2:2 (2010) 181 – 184

 

Full Text Research Paper.


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Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries - CISSL

Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries - CISSL | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Today, I'm asking your special attention for the 'Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries' CISSL. The center is part of the Rutgers School of Coomunication and Information (Rutgers, State University of New Jersey), situated in New Brunswick.

The Center is well-known for its ongoing research in school librarianship. The latest research on behalf of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, begun in April 2009, seeks to (a) construct a picture of the status of New Jersey's school libraries in terms of their informational-transformational-formational dimensions, (b) to understand the contribution of quality school libraries to education in New Jersey; (c) to understand some of the contextual and professional dynamics that enable and inhibit school libraries to contribute significantly to education in New Jersey, and (d) to make recommendations to NJ stakeholders to develop a sustained and long term program of capacity building and evidence-based continuous improvement of school libraries in New Jersey. Phase one and two have recently been published.

 

Another significant report is the Complete Position Paper. One quote I would like to share with you here is: "Schools without libraries minimize the opportunities for students to become discriminating users in a diverse information landscape and to develop the intellectual scaffolds for learning deeply through information. Schools without libraries are at risk of becoming irrelevant."

 

All reports can be downloaded for free. Take the opportunity to study and share these reports, as they offer substantial evidence for the importance of school libraries in today's education.

April 24, 2012. Lourense Das. 

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

“Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads” at the 2012 Mobile Learning Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 13, 2012. The blogger's THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS.

 

The official conference session description was:

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” -Alan Watts. Learn what one technology team experienced from initiation to implementation of iPads in a school in the heart of Coconut Grove, Florida. “Computer teachers” have transformed into “technology integrators” and move from within the lab to the classroom, the campus, and beyond. Integrators must understand the 4 C’s of 21st century skills and how project based teaching and learning supports it. – What comes first? Teachers? Students? Devices? Professional development? – Obstacles to overcome – Resistant teachers: “This is just a fad!” – Hardware/Software logistics

 


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Literacy Now: Resolving the Tension between Basic Literacy and Information Literacy

Literacy Now: Resolving the Tension between Basic Literacy and Information Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

On average, Americans read at an 8th grade level..... All of these examples, and countless others, show that when the emphasis is on using technology to improve basic literacy, and not just information literacy levels, students develop both kinds of literacy. The most important lesson of this is that we can combine the two without sacrificing either.


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Seven Essential Elements to an Awesome Library Website

Ever had that feeling there was something missing on your website, or something not quite right ... but you couldn't put your finger on it?

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The Unsung Heroes in our Schools

The Unsung Heroes in our Schools | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
In our schools today, there are many Mrs. Spicers, teachers who work away from the spotlight, going about the business of inspiring their students to aspire to greatness. This is especially true of our school librarians.
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Do You Tweet? Connectivism, Social Media, and School Libraries ...

Do You Tweet? Connectivism, Social Media, and School Libraries ... | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

This paper will explore the various uses of social media in school libraries and the Connectivism theory behind using social media in library instruction. Connectivism and the Human Brain. 


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Plagiarism Game - Lycoming College

Plagiarism Game - Lycoming College | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Interesting game which tests your knowledge of plagiarism. Done very simple but being right on the spot of the problem. This is a link to the game, but if you go one step back than prior to the game you have some nice tutorials.


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The joint-use college/public library

ALA Press Release on new publication.
The joint-use college/public library can be one solution to serving patrons while managing overextended resources. Published by ALA Editions, “Joint Libraries: Models That Work” scrutinizes the successes and failures of the joint-use model. Authors Claire B. Gunnels, Susan E. Green and Patricia M. Butler, three founding faculty librarians of a joint-use college/public library, discuss the factors that should go into evaluating when and where a joint library is suitable. Incorporating lessons learned from five case studies

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Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association

Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
U.S. libraries of all types are turning more and more to social media and Web 2.0 applications and tools, using a wide range of applications to connect with customers.

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Infographic: Information Literacy Issues

Infographic: Information Literacy Issues | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Developing information literacy skills is perhaps the most important issue in 21st Century Learning and yet the struggle to do so is an uphill battle. We asked our friends in the library world what...
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Boring school libraries? Not any more - The National

Boring school libraries? Not any more - The National | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The previously least-visited facilities in Abu Dhabi's government schools are being converted into centres with comfortable furniture, role-playing areas, reading corners, multimedia access, TV and online catalogues.
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