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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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iLibrarian » 10 Ways for Your Library to “Go Mobile”: Part II

iLibrarian » 10 Ways for Your Library to “Go Mobile”: Part II | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

This is the continuation of 10 Ways for Your Library to “Go Mobile”: Part I. Both of these posts are based on a talk I’m preparing for the LIBER 2012 Conference in Tartu, Estonia in June on Mobile Technologies and Libraries. Here are five more ways libraries can start participating in the mobile Web if they haven’t already:


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Critical reading for School leaders on the impact of school libraries on learning

Rutgers University Center for International scholarship in school libraries has  released the second part of their research into the impact of school libraries on learning.  Critical reading for school leaders


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Learning beyond Fifteen - OECD Publication

Learning beyond Fifteen - OECD Publication | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

This report focuses on the development of reading proficiency during the transition from adolescence to early adulthood. The span of time between the ages of 15 and 24 is a critical period of development for young people. Once compulsory education is completed, individual decisions about post-secondary education, employment and other life choices have to be made with major consequences for future learning and employment outcomes. A good foundation in reading proficiency facilitates success in specialised education during higher education or during job-related training. Since reading proficiency is not the goal of such specialised or professional learning, reading skills may begin to atrophy. So both learning gains and losses need to be considered as human capital is developed.

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PISA - Let's Read Them a Story! The Parent Factor in Education

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The report examines whether and how parents’ involvement is related to their child’s proficiency in and enjoyment of reading -- and it also offers comfort to parents who are concerned that they don’t have ...

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Crap Detection 101

The all-important literacy of determining the credibility of information found on the Internet. A companion to my blog post of the same title. (Voice-over in...

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Informal first

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It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership:    • 70%...

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How can students learn with and through technology in primary school?

Diana van Walsum (2012) Learning with and through technology in primary school: Creating a movie of my own hero’s quest myth, Centre for Information Technology in Education, Faculty of Education...

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Libraries for all!

Libraries for all! | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

UK - Society of Authors letter urges the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb to support children's literacy by making school libraries a statuary requirement in both primary and secondary schools. 

 

The letter is full of common sense suggestions – ideas that are absolutely achievable, that are not cost heavy, and that will make an immediate and noticeable impact.


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Why My Six-Year-Olds Have Digital Portfolios

Why My Six-Year-Olds Have Digital Portfolios | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Why My Six-Year-Olds Have Digital Portfolios...

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Workplace Readiness: Connecting Information Literacy with Jobs ...

In 2011, the Office of Library Services launched the Critical Skills Learning program at LaGuardia Community College to teach students information literacy skills for the workplace. Information literacy is a complex set of critical ...
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Exploring Literacy in Cyberspace - ReadWriteThink

Exploring Literacy in Cyberspace - ReadWriteThink | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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Whether they realize it or not, students are already immersed in a world of multiple literacies. This lesson invites students to become aware of the analytical skills that they commonly use when reading. The class first generates and categorizes a list of strategies and thought processes that can help to make sense of a print text, such as connecting thinking, visualizing, noticing text features, etc. They create symbols to represent each type of strategy, and work in pairs to identify strategies used in reading newspaper articles. This think-aloud activity is repeated with informational websites, as students transfer these skills, along with some other strategies, to navigating and reading online texts. Students then compare and contrast their reading of print and online texts, sharing what they have discovered about the thought processes and skills they used.

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TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for school librarians and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. There is no charge for using TRAILS.

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Censorship Issues in School Libraries

Censorship Issues in School Libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Censorship Issues in School Libraries by Shannon Mills Censorship can occur “anytime a book or other library material is removed from its intended audience”[1]. Libraries often face cha...
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Yahoo launches Axis 'search browser' - CNN.com

Yahoo launches Axis 'search browser' - CNN.com | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Yahoo has joined the browser wars with Axis, its very own tool designed to enhance its search with a clear eye toward the rapidly expanding mobile Web.

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Chat literacy - Eldis Communities Group: Chat literacy

Chat literacy - Eldis Communities Group: Chat literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

... our collective knowledge of information literacy

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School Librarians TEACH 21st Century Skills

From the Colorado Association of School Librarians (CASL).

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Importance of School Librarians | Video capture of crucial points

A video capture about the importance of libraries and librarians.


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TalkMiner

TalkMiner | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Search and find specific words and phrases within a video. Great tool for finding examples of pronunciation or finding videos for quotes.


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TL Guides - Library School Sandbox at Masters Programs in Library & Information Science

Guides for practicing Teacher Librarians and TL wannabes!
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Comprehensive list of Search Engines - The Search Engine List

Comprehensive list of Search Engines - The Search Engine List | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

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21st Century Learning by Laurens Derks on Prezi

A presentation used at a principals conference on the ideas connected to 21st Century Learning (http://t.co/lqBxgogA - updated my prezi on the topic of 'Why 21st Century Skills in schools'.)...
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[FAR Scholarships]: Mathevosian Students Enrich School Libraries ...

[FAR Scholarships]: Mathevosian Students Enrich School Libraries ... | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
By Rima Sargsyan. Several of FAR's Anoosh Mathevosian Scholarship Program beneficiaries took the initiative to begin a small library for several schools in the Kashatagh region in Nagorno-Karabakh. The students collected ...
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PBL: Project, Passion, Play Based Learning

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What is PBL? Project-Based Learning? Passion-Based Learning? Play-Based Learning?

 


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Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills

Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The veteran technology commentator argues that a better understanding of how we connect our attention and intentions online can help individuals and society.

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The need to shift and widen school library advocacy efforts - Gary Hartzell

For more than twenty years, school librarians have focused the largest portion of their advocacy efforts on individual principals, superintendents, and board members, struggling to convince them that libraries should be integral and institutionalized elements of K-12 education. It hasn’t worked.


Libraries and librarians remain frighteningly vulnerable to cuts, even elimination, in schools everywhere. These individualized field-based advocacy efforts may have forestalled greater disaster, but they have not and cannot by themselves make libraries and librarians secure in our schools.


To do that librarians need to widen their advocacy efforts and give priority to two new targets: (1) the educational administration (Ed Ad) professors who shape beginning administrators’ perceptions and values and (2) the professional associations that have a powerful influence on how administrators approach their work challenges once they are in the field. In effect, this widening represents a shift from battling for current school leaders’ support to preemptively conditioning the next generation of administrators to support libraries as they take up their new responsibilities.


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