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Twin purposes of Guided Inquiry

This presentation focuses on the twin purposes of Guided Inquiry as a means by which open-ended student inquiry can be carried out and scaffolded by Lee Fitzgerald


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Best practice...guided inquiry. Great follow up to both Ross Todd's sessions and those I attended at the ASLA conference.

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:21 AM

This presentation focuses on the twin purposes of Guided Inquiry as a means by which open-ended student inquiry can be carried out and scaffolded, as well as providing means by which evidence of student learning can be gathered during the inquiry.

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Guided Inquiry: Student inquiry and Evidence - Based Practice

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Seven ways schools kill the love of reading in kids — and 4 principles to help restore it

Seven ways schools kill the love of reading in kids — and 4 principles to help restore it | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Some of the standard reading exercises in school are boredom-inducers.
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Some great points to bear in mind. This really highlights the importance of inquiry based learning and giving students more power to choose questions and content to be covered.

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | School Libraries | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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As a reader, I concur. This article also helps me justify why I teach.

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A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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A nice visual representation of the hero's journey...easy for kids to understand.

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Top 10 questions teachers are asked at job interviews

Top 10 questions teachers are asked at job interviews | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Headteachers share what questions they ask when recruiting new staff – and what answers they hope to hear
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Food for thought. How would I respond to each?

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the read-aloud hat | 500 Hats

the read-aloud hat | 500 Hats | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Thanks for your insights and advocacy for those in the role of Teacher Librarian, Barbara!! Wonderful.

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | School Libraries | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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Fabulous graphic. Now to just check that I really do all 27...

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Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool

Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool | School Libraries | Scoop.it

The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:43 PM

Thanks to Jamie Forshey for sharing this copyright teaching resource via her scoop.it curation page.  I will be sharing this with my elementary and pre-service teachers. 

BookChook's curator insight, February 23, 2014 4:15 PM

Nice simple interactive to help explain copyright to kids. 

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Teach your students about copyright laws.

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South Australian Public Library Network - Dads Read Events Page

South Australian Public Library Network - Dads Read Events Page | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Dads Read Events Page
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This is a "must do" idea for this year. Might try the PJs and Milo and crafts idea as it gets darker earlier.

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Top 10 iPad Apps to Create Mindmaps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 iPad Apps to Create Mindmaps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Today I am sharing with you a list of some of the most popular iPad apps to create mind maps. I have got several readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning emailing me asking about these apps. The post below is the most recent collection of curated iPad mind mapping apps. If you are looking for web-based tools to create mind maps , check outthis page."


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Just need to get the set of iPads!!

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 24, 2013 3:16 PM

With Thx to John Evans

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Jackie French: Schools are failing to teach children to read

Jackie French: Schools are failing to teach children to read | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teaching children how to read is increasingly being outsourced to well-meaning volunteers rather than qualified professionals, according to leading author Jackie French.
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Another plug for teacher librarians which seems to fall on deaf ears.

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How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques

How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques | School Libraries | Scoop.it
It’s not often you get to hear advice directly from someone at Google who offers you his favorite search tools, methods and perspectives to help you find the impossible.
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Teaching kids how to search...thanks for your help!! Some great tips here.

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Should every child read in their first year of school?

Should every child read in their first year of school? | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Misty Adoniou sets out some realistic expectations for what children can achieve in reading and writing in their first...
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A "must read" for every teacher and parent. Certainly challenges the concept of levelled readers and encourages input from Teacher Librarians. 

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500 Hats | -the teacher librarian in the 21st century

500 Hats | -the teacher librarian in the 21st century | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Want to have my kids become passionate readers who "read on the edge". Love this concept.

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Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A CSLA Film - YouTube

This advocacy film about California teacher librarians illustrates how we nurture student interests, integrate technology, teach information literacy, prepar...
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The role and importance of the teacher librarian and the skills we need to impart.

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12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond

12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Meeting Dr Ernie Bond feels like meeting an old friend. He’s super-friendly, down-to-earth, and shares a passionate love of children's literature. “Ooo! Ooo!” he says. “This is not referred to in t...
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This ties in perfectly with the Visual Literacy course I did via the CEO. Love anyone who demonstrates a passion for kids' lit.

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The Problem With Little White Girls (and Boys): Why I Stopped Being a Voluntourist

The Problem With Little White Girls (and Boys): Why I Stopped Being a Voluntourist | School Libraries | Scoop.it
White people aren't told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don't garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally unders...
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This would be great to share with my kids as part of my Stolen Generation unit...something else done "with the best of intentions"! 

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Art With Mr. E: Line Design Explained : Deluxe Edition

Art With Mr. E: Line Design Explained : Deluxe Edition | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Whilst this certainly isn't a library blog, the ideas will work well with students as we work on some art for book week. Excellent links from his page, too.

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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....
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Love this article! I read every book in my primary school library (such as it was) and relate to the concept of becoming a lifelong reader!!

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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All too true! Things we have been slow to embrace, quite often.

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10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers

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10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers

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Worth keeping track of...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 6, 2013 1:22 AM

Doesn't matter what you call this strategy, it applies to every age group (young and old).

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Alternative Mindmapping Apps

Alternative Mindmapping Apps | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Mind Mapping is one of those skills that students can really benefit from, whether it is just to organise what they need to know, showing what they already know or even scaffolding a piece of writing. I love the ease of mind mapping on the iPad especially those apps that allow you to go back and modify or enhance an existing mind map.


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Great mind mapping tools to share with students

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 31, 2013 4:37 PM

A good range of free and priced apps. 

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Share This With All the Schools, Please

Share This With All the Schools, Please | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored.
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Although not library related, this may include the numbers of kids who use the library as a safe haven during lunch times etc. The article also took me back many years to  when I regularly completed sociograms for my classes. Maybe I need to re-visit this or use this teacher's strategy to see that no-one is completely disconnected. A great reminder.

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Inquiry-based learning: harnessing children’s natural curiosity

Inquiry-based learning: harnessing children’s natural curiosity | School Libraries | Scoop.it
What is inquiry-based learning? Inquiry-based learning is an educational strategy that builds on something we all do: ask questions about the world around us. Children are particularly curious and ...
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Surely this defines the purpose of my job perfectly??

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Learning to read is learning how to live

Learning to read is learning how to live | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Getting your children to read does far more than improve their test results - it also teaches them invaluable life lessons about morality and empathy.
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These same thoughts have been shared in many other articles. Refer to Mem Fox and her article promoting shared reading, curled up together and another Michael Pryor quoted on his Facebook page. The latter talked about children, boys in particular, being taught about empathy and social skills through literature. 

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