School Libraries around the world
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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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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!

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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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School Library Research (SLR) | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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

School Library Research (ISSN: 2165-1019) is the scholarly refereed research journal of the American Association of School Librarians. It is the successor to School Library Media Research (ISSN: 1523-4320) and School Library Media Quarterly Online.

 

The purpose of School Library Research is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library programs. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians.

 

SLR seeks to distribute major research findings worldwide through both electronic publication and linkages to substantive documents on the Internet. The primary audience for SLR includes academic scholars, school librarians, instructional specialists and other educators who strive to provide a constructive learning environment for all students and teachers.

 


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Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age

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School libraries today feel increasing pressure to reinvent themselves in the face of increasing financial pressures, new media technologies, and a progressively media-savvy population. Their transformation from information reserve to knowledge center is well underway.


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Study: Effective School Libraries Impact Entire Schools, Not Just Test Scores

Study: Effective School Libraries Impact Entire Schools, Not Just Test Scores | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Researchers note that effective school libraries reflect strong cooperation, collaboration, and communication among classroom teachers, administrators and school librarians

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10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities

10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Libraries have acted as community cornerstones for millennia, and every April marks School Library Month, celebrating how they promote education and awareness in an open, nurturing space. What makes them such lasting institutions, though, isn’t the mere act of preserving books and promoting knowledge. Rather, it’s the almost uncanny ability to consistently adapt to the changing demands of the local populace and emerging technology alike.


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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?

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Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo

Diigo is a powerful information capturing, storing, recalling and sharing tool. Here are just a few of the possibilities with Diigo:

Save important websites and access them on any computer.

Categorize websites by titles, notes, keyword tags, lists and groups.

Search through bookmarks to quickly find desired information.

Save a screenshot of a website and see how it has changed over time.

Annotate websites with highlighting or virtual "sticky notes."

View any annotations made by others on any website visited.

Share websites with groups or the entire Diigo social network.

Comment on the bookmarks of others or solicit comments to your shared bookmarks.

 


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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

PBL:  Project, Passion, Play Based Learning | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

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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Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Excellent article by Dianne Oberg presents research evidence that school libraries do make a difference and highlights the importance placed on mandating school library provision in a number of countries throughout the world.

A must-read for those studying TLship and those school communities or districts without a qualified teacher librarian as part of the school staffing formula.


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Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library | The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library | The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"School libraries today feel increasing pressure to reinvent themselves in the face of increasing financial pressures, new media technologies, and a progressively media-savvy population. Their transformation from information reserve to knowledge center has been fast underway. This paper builds on that evolution to develop an argument for media literacy education as the pedagogical foundation for the learning commons model for school libraries. This would position the school library as a dynamic media literacy learning hub, anchoring entire schools around knowledge, expression, collaboration, and creation in both virtual and physical spaces. The paper will highlight the case of Chelmsford High School Learning Commons in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, as a vibrant central space in a school for just this type of integrated learning."


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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Vol. 8, No. 1 (2012)

IJEDICT aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing countries (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed...
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Finding the right moment (and many more YouTube tricks) « NeverEndingSearch

Finding the right moment (and many more YouTube tricks) « NeverEndingSearch | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

YouTube is the largest video repository known to (wo)man. The global looking glass has changed the way we view and share news, culture, politics, our world. It’s changed the way we learn, both formally and informally.

 

Sometimes we don’t manage this monster of content as powerfully as we might. Though there are many others, here are an assortment of tips and tricks that may improve your YouTube experience, because . . .


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The disappearing virtual library

The disappearing virtual library | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The shutdown of library.nu is creating a virtual showdown between would-be learners and the publishing industry.

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Social Media Guidelines

Social Media Guidelines | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
More and more, social media is becoming a part of our daily lives. Just today, Mashable is out with a report that says Pintrest (which is less than a year old) is the #3 social network in the U.S. This report mentions that the amount of monthly traffic Facebook receives is seven billion page views, and Twitter receives 182. Again, these are just U.S. statistics. If we were to look at the numbers worldwide, I would guess they would be much, much higher.

 

But it isn't just adults who are moving more of their lives to online spaces. In a recent Pew Internet survey, 73 percent of all teens used social networks daily. The most popular of these is Facebook; however, Twitter, Myspace and even LinkedIn are not far behind.

 

And it isn't just teens. The #1 social network for kids under the age of 13 is Club Penguin. It is visited more times each day than the New York Times..

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