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An Awfully Big Blog Adventure: School Library Services – and why we need them – by Emma Barnes

An Awfully Big Blog Adventure: School Library Services – and why we need them – by Emma Barnes | School libraries | Scoop.it
a defense of school library services

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School Libraries are important!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 18, 2:10 PM

It's great to hear someone stick up for Schools Library Services. thank you  Emma Barnes. 

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Schools' Library Service (slsguernsey)

Schools' Library Service (slsguernsey) | School libraries | Scoop.it

The Schools' Library Service in Guernsey aims to support all school libraries across the island. We offer advice on all aspects of running a school Library.


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Tuning out the white noise: marketing your library services

Keynote from the BLA Conference, July 2014. #BLAle14 This talk is all about communication - specifically about how to make your communication stand out amid al…

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Interesting take on marketing. 

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, July 22, 11:20 AM

Great tips from Ned Potter on getting your message to your audience.

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Learning to read is essential but once you have how do you learn understanding?  These strategies may help.

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Monty Bell's curator insight, July 22, 10:33 AM

Great visual for the classroom. 

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 22, 7:43 PM

Quite visual and useful

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 11:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers | School libraries | Scoop.it

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Something for our teachers.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 16, 2:49 AM

More resources for teachers to use. So glad people share, love sharing! 

gwynethjones's curator insight, July 16, 10:11 PM

SWEET!

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A Wonderful Poster on Failure ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Poster on Failure ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School libraries | Scoop.it

"I have always believed that teachers (and people in general) MUST have an open midset; one that tolerates and celebrates mistakes and errors; one that looks at failure as an opportunity for a better beginning. It is through falling down that we stand up robust and it is through misfortunes that we gather our strength to live the life we want and pursue our dreams.

If we want to raise up socially and  emotionally strong students who can face up and overcome  the hardships of life, an important key in this is to teach (and model) them about failure. We need to show them that failure is a healthy sign and a good omen for a healthy life experience. They need to view failure as an attempt for deep reflection and meditation about what work or did not work. They also need to be reminded that failure has been a common denominator behind most of the historical achievements and invention in the history of humankind."


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Can you learn from failure? 

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It is important to let our children fail, and become stronger as a result of failure...

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Going social

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This is an extract from Chapter 1 of the Social Learning Handbook 2014. Just as the Social Web is changing the way that individuals learn, more and more organizations are now appreciating the power...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Social+Learning

 

 


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Social networking is learning. We need to encourage our students to use social media to learn, share and support each other. Once they get into the work place social media is already being used this way.

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Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, July 12, 7:26 PM

add your insight...

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, July 13, 2:32 AM

Deloite prévoit une explosion du social learning en entreprise dès 2013...on est en plein dedans!

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Social+Learning


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“Every secondary school in the UK should have a good library” – call by MPs and Peers | CILIP

Libraries are the #beatingheart of the school http://t.co/QEf7BXUp8T http://t.co/7yad27FzIA
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Can't wait for this to be reality. Will it ever happen do you think? Qualified librarians to run them would be even better. 

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Flipped learning skyrockets across the nation

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Flipped learning is increasing much faster than previously thought--find out what the new facts and figures say.

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Have you flipped yet? 

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders | School libraries | Scoop.it

At the outset, the author believes we need to get rid of the terms teach and teacher from our lexicon and start talking about the ‘learning leader’. It immediately changes the focus from teacher-centred to learner-centred approaches. 


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Great way to look at learning.

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Using Social Media as a Teaching Tool

Using Social Media as a Teaching Tool | School libraries | Scoop.it

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Teaching how to use social media responsibly is a skill that school librarian have. Just ask us.

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Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 21, 4:55 PM

Once you find emails in your inbox from students excited about the upcoming week of school regarding the projects they'll be working on, you know you've successfully hooked them on learning. I tried to implement twitter in the classroom last year but I found it a little daunting to try. The way this school set up the project was getting staff on board by joining Twitter and activetly tweeting. Typing letters to the principal and sending through social media mediums like Twitter, is an effective way of spotlighting student work. The teacher even had kids doing extra work because they enjoyed creating for the classroom. They developed QR codes to link to specific classroom sites such as frequently used gaming applications and websites. Great idea! I now know it's possible for third graders to effectively use social media in the classroom!

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20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow - Edudemic

20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow - Edudemic | School libraries | Scoop.it
Curating your Twitter feed is an interesting task. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to get out of the people whose Tweets you’re spending your time reading. Finding new people to follow on Twitter can range from being fun to being a total pain in the neck. Personally, I tend to look for people …

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Thought if teachers were looking at this they might find it useful. 

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Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School libraries | Scoop.it

"Looking for some good titles to read this summer? The resources below will probably be of some help. These are collections of books curated with teachers and educators in mind. They span a plethora of education-related themes and topics and some of them also touch on the area of personal development and motivation. Sift through the titles and see if there is anything worth your reading time which I am pretty sure there are many. Enjoy."


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Something for the teachers this summer.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 4, 4:51 PM

Something for the teachers this time! 

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SLS Guernsey (slsguernsey) on Twitter

SLS Guernsey (slsguernsey) on Twitter | School libraries | Scoop.it
The latest from SLS Guernsey (@slsguernsey). The Schools' Library Service in Guernsey aims to support all school libraries. We offer lessons and talks on independent learning, Libraries inspire learning. Guernsey
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Follow us on Twitter.

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How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic

How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic | School libraries | Scoop.it
The How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic takes a look at ereaders and books, as well as why they can both remain useful for many years to come

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Both have an important role to play. 

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Eagle Business Maps's curator insight, July 21, 9:06 PM

#INFOgraphics

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Elementary Library Centers

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Found Friday library centers ideas

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Some very good ideas to use in school libraries. 

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Mary Clark's curator insight, July 20, 3:19 PM

There are some great ideas here if your library centers are getting stale (or if you don't have any, and students are getting cranky about it!)

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6 ways to leverage social media in school | eSchool News

6 ways to leverage social media in school | eSchool News | School libraries | Scoop.it
Social media has an almost unlimited potential in education--here are 6 ways you can use it in your schools and classrooms.

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Social media is here to stay. How can you make it work in your classroom. If you are not ready for the classroom maybe it is time you found out what social media is all about Your local library can help I'm sure Schools' Library Service in Guernsey definitely can. Give us a ring. 

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 16, 3:37 PM

This gives you clear instructions.

Brooke Tyree's curator insight, July 16, 4:09 PM

Great ways to integrate social media in the classroom!

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Goodreads - learning commons staff - help your students with book recommendations!

Goodreads - learning commons staff - help your students with book recommendations! | School libraries | Scoop.it
Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations!

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Want to share what you think about the last book you read? Try Good reads.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 15, 7:53 PM

Love my GoodReads!

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TOP TEN WAYS TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A HOTBED OF ENTHUSIASTIC READERS by Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller

TOP TEN WAYS TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A HOTBED OF ENTHUSIASTIC READERS by Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller | School libraries | Scoop.it
We are intermediate grade teachers who have learned over the years that there are practices that get kids excited about reading.   We tried to rank them but decided they were all equally important....
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A really useful list of ideas to get children reading in the classroom. Take a look and let me know what you think. I love the reading out loud ideas. 

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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

I will be presenting this today as a Library 2.013 pre-conference event,  Connected Librarians Day. Hope you see you online.

 

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

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Kris McGlaun's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:27 AM

Support for School librarians

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This presentation has gone viral (at least for a library presentation) it has been view about 16,000 times on Slideshare, so I am offering a reprise of this presentation free, and online for the Library 2.013 pre-conference event - Connected Librarians to learn more visit http://www.library20.com/page/connected-librarians. Enjoy!
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For those of you who would like to hear the recording of this presentation visit https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.820C6A2CDCB53A7CBA17D3686556C0
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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Poppy Gibson | Innovate My School

The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Poppy Gibson | Innovate My School | School libraries | Scoop.it
QR codes are on just about every product you might want to buy. Poppy Gibson, a Year 5 teacher and ICT coordinator in North London, has employed this massively-used technology for fun use in her classroom.

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Some great ideas with QR codes. One of our libraries puts a QR code onto the bookmark that we hand out to our new yr 7's. It takes the to the library catalogue.

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Download a Treasure Trove of 130 Free Ebooks from Microsoft

Download a Treasure Trove of 130 Free Ebooks from Microsoft | School libraries | Scoop.it
It has happened before, and it is happening again. Microsoft's MSDN blog has released a whole new batch of free technical ebooks that cover everything from Windows 8, to Office 2013, to SQL Server, and more.

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Always great to know about free books.

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11 ways to stay SAFE online when you’re traveling

11 ways to stay SAFE online when you’re traveling | School libraries | Scoop.it

If you bring your phone, tablet or laptop with you when you travel, there’s one thing to keep in mind: public WiFi networks are public.

“That open Wi-Fi connection opens the door for hackers,” writes NPR’s Steve Henn. “They can get in the middle of transactions between, say, you and your bank.”

 

Because you’re sharing the network with strangers, there’s the risk that someone is using readily available software that snoops on what you’re doing.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/

 


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Really useful information to remember when you are travelling and using free wifi. Take care that you understand what you are using and stay safe.

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If you bring your phone, tablet or laptop with you when you travel, there’s one thing to keep in mind: public WiFi networks are public.

“That open Wi-Fi connection opens the door for hackers,” writes NPR’s Steve Henn. “They can get in the middle of transactions between, say, you and your bank.”


Because you’re sharing the network with strangers, there’s the risk that someone is using readily available software that snoops on what you’re doing.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/



Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 8, 7:33 AM

VPN's are becoming more commonplace. It's an excellent way to stay safe.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 21, 4:12 AM

If you bring your phone, tablet or laptop with you when you travel, there’s one thing to keep in mind: public WiFi networks are public.

“That open Wi-Fi connection opens the door for hackers,” writes NPR’s Steve Henn. “They can get in the middle of transactions between, say, you and your bank.”

 

Because you’re sharing the network with strangers, there’s the risk that someone is using readily available software that snoops on what you’re doing.

 
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The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Edudemic

The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Edudemic | School libraries | Scoop.it

"“Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do for yourself,” said Joi Ito in his TED2014 talk. “You’re not going to be on top of mountain all by yourself with a #2 pencil … What we need to learn is how to learn.”

 

Indeed, traditional education may not be for everyone, but learning is. Learning is about enriching our minds, honing our skills, and changing the way we see ourselves and the world. It improves our behavior and the way we think by expanding and challenging our understanding. All too often I met students who were waiting for learning to happen, waiting for the right teacher to teach in the right way. But waiting can easily be disguised as productive—it isn’t. There are practices you can engage in right now that puts you on the path of self-education."


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Libraries provide the reading material for you to become a better learner. Interest yourself by reading something new. 

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20+ Time Saving Twitter Shortcuts for Teachers

20+ Time Saving Twitter Shortcuts for Teachers | School libraries | Scoop.it

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School Librarians can help teach about using social media for academic and CPD purposes. Just ask at your school. 

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5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports | School libraries | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne writes: " Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. Having students create book trailers is an excellent alternative to traditional book report projects."


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Great idea to share your ideas about books you have enjoyed.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 27, 11:12 AM

Student-created book trailers are a big goal of mine for the upcoming school year.  And here's a more recent post of Richard's which suggests a collaborative space to collect book trailers:   http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/06/why-book-trailers-are-great.html#.U62JH_ldWSo

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School libraries: using data to boost student literacy

School libraries: using data to boost student literacy | School libraries | Scoop.it
Librarian Adam Lancaster explains how his school used tracking data and reading quizzes to support reluctant readers

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Time to start taking and looking at our data!

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lyn_hay's curator insight, May 12, 4:15 AM

This article provides some concrete ways that a school library program can use data to support the progress of reluctant readers and their improvement in literacy development.