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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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School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education

School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | School libraries | Scoop.it

Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) found reading for pleasure ‘to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education.’  Similarly a study by Oxford University (2011) found ‘16-year-olds who read books at least once a month were significantly more likely to be in a professional or managerial job at 33 than those who didn’t read books at all’.


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School libraries are essential for learning

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By Carol Heinsdorf
and Debra Kachel
In 1991, there were 176 certified librarians in Philadelphia public schools. This year there are 11 and only five are known to be actually doing what they were trained to do. Five librarians for the nation's eighth-largest school district.

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Every school should have a full time qualified librarian. It is painful to see what happens when there is no-one to run the school library properly. 

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 3, 4:53 PM

Wow - surprised at this answer.

"Here's a quiz. Which of the following are required by Pennsylvania to have libraries and certified librarians:

(a) barber and cosmetology schools,

(b) nursing programs,

(c) adult prisons,

(d) juvenile detention facilities,

(e) public schools?

The answer is all of them, except for public schools."

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Brand backing for school library - Yahoo News UK

Brand backing for school library - Yahoo News UK | School libraries | Scoop.it
Russell Brand has praised the power of libraries and revealed he has helped pay to set one up in his old school.

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Thank you Russell Brand!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 1, 2:24 PM

Well said Russell Brand!

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7 Good Resources for Avoiding, Preventing, and Detecting Plagiarism |Free Technology for Teachers

7 Good Resources for Avoiding, Preventing, and Detecting Plagiarism |Free Technology for Teachers | School libraries | Scoop.it

Thanks to an email from a kind reader I discovered that a couple of the resources about plagiarism that I reviewed in the past are no longer as good as they once were. Therefore, I have created this updated collection of resources for teaching students to how to avoid plagiarism along as well as resources for preventing and detecting plagiarism.


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It is always good to find a list like this that we can share with teachers. Thank you!

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8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic

8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic | School libraries | Scoop.it
When students get tired of school, they find all means to take the shortcut. This is why numerours students end up copying their homework and plagiarizing their essays. This is why websites such as Bestessays.com thrive. They offer services that will ease the difficulties of student, making it tempting for them to sign up and buy customized papers. Technology has definitely made cheating a lot easier.

It’s not just in the output that students slack off in school. It’s in their mentality that clearly shows their disinterest to learn and attend classes. When they start to not care about their grades, it must be a cause of concern for teachers.

Instead of lecturing these lost souls, it’s up to educators and mentors to find ways on how to lure them back into learning. It can be through constant motivation and pep talk. Sometimes, it can be a great story that will push them to work harder.

For now, maybe these inspirational quotes on learning and hard work can do the trick.

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Everyone needs encouragement sometime in their lives. Take a look at these quotes for inspiration.

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Tracy Playle's curator insight, December 11, 5:18 PM

Our content work at Pickle Jar shows us just how much students and other audiences seem to love inspirational quotes, so this little list of suggested quotes to inspire students may be handy for your university or college's content plan.

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development - Te@chThought

8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development - Te@chThought | School libraries | Scoop.it

"The idea here isn’t simply that educators can improve by connected through social networks–they already are doing that. Rather, that schools can decentralize the teacher training effort by cutting them loose and supporting their self-directed efforts through an array of resources. The purpose of this post, beyond clarifying some how social media-driven and self-directed teacher professional development might work, is to offer some (mostly) concrete ideas for actually getting started designing such a program in your school or district. We would love to hear any suggestions in the comments because, well, that’d be social of you."

 


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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 28, 8:17 PM

Self-directed teacher PD - designing programs for your school or district

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 31, 10:44 PM

A great guide for those people looking at pursuing new professional development opportunities. 

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Students finding success with ‘flipped’ learning

Students finding success with ‘flipped’ learning | School libraries | Scoop.it

Class time is getting flipped at a growing number of schools across the country.

Instead of long hours poring over textbooks, Kathleen Chesmel’s junior students at New Egypt High School crack open iPad cases, log onto social-learning site Edmodo and settle in for the day's lesson – no longer than 10 minutes or so -- delivered by Chesmel via YouTube video.


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I can't wait to be able to give this a go.

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Ruth Checker Beauty's curator insight, November 7, 6:40 AM

makes complete sense!

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Overview of information literacy resources worldwide 2nd edition

Overview of information literacy resources worldwide 2nd edition | School libraries | Scoop.it

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A really useful resource.

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heather dawson's curator insight, November 3, 4:52 AM

UNESCO publication. http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/information-literacy/publications/unesco_composite_document_-_final_-_2.pdf

This collection of Information Literacy (IL) Resources from around the world is divided into 42 language lists and includes selected resources – from websites, books, journals and other kinds of publications – that were provided by contributors from different countries and institutions and compiled by Dr Forest Woody Horton Jr.

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You Should Be More Suspicious About "Research"

You Should Be More Suspicious About "Research" | School libraries | Scoop.it

On any given day, you can find numerous blogs or so-called topical "news" sites offering recent stories about research claiming to show groundbreaking findings that accelerate problems related to aging. The ones that seem to get the greatest attention are those showing how this food or that food is a magical solution to all of your problems. They often go on to say something like:

 

"New research shows that eating chocolate daily will increase your life span by fifty years."


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, October 22, 4:57 AM

Useful ideas for your information / web site evaluation workshops

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 22, 3:23 PM

A really good easy to read article about analysing research. Don't believe everything you read. 

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4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator

4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator | School libraries | Scoop.it
Cross posted to the Langwitches Blog by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano   We are in the middle of the Connected Educator Month. I am looking at 4 big ideas around the connected educator through the ...
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Any librarian can help teachers become connected. Just ask!

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School libraries and student success | I Love Libraries

School libraries and student success | I Love Libraries | School libraries | Scoop.it
Read why school libraries make a difference in student success @ILoveLibraries http://t.co/OIl11M6KGP
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Why you should have a good school library!

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Three Options for Independent Reading on the iPad - Primary Preoccupation

Three Options for Independent Reading on the iPad - Primary Preoccupation | School libraries | Scoop.it
Primary teachers (and in fact all teachers) are always on the look out for quality reading options for their students.  This is true for digital format books as well as more traditional book forms. When my six and seven-year old students read independently on their iPads, I want to offer them good options as well. Fortunately, I have found three worthwhile options for my six and seven year olds.

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Something for you to share with the teachers!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 11, 6:58 AM

Some really useful tips on using your iPad in a classroom setting that will help you inspire reading for pleasure. Thanks for sharing John! 

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10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog

10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog | School libraries | Scoop.it

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Reading is so important!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 20, 10:08 AM

A blog and info to share with your parents and caregivers. 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 20, 11:32 AM
Always good to see a reminder.
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10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun

10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun | School libraries | Scoop.it
Just about a year ago, we published a post detailing the 10 best web tools for enhancing the reading experience.

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We are always happy to share anything that encourages reading for pleasure.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 2, 4:49 PM

This is a great list to share with your ELA teachers (and parents?)!

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 5, 10:01 AM

Good support for creating a culture of literacy in the school!

 

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Professional Development: Got a Twitter Minute? - Langwitches

Professional Development: Got a Twitter Minute? - Langwitches | School libraries | Scoop.it

"Funny how a Learning Network trail can lead one to unexpected destinations :) Follow along the bread crumbs to see where the trail came from and what it led to…"

Funny how a Learning Network trail can lead one to unexpected destinations :) Follow along the bread crumbs to see where the trail came from and what it led to…

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/12/01/professional-development-got-a-twitter-minute/ | Langwitches BlogFunny how a Learning Network trail can lead one to unexpected destinations :) Follow along the bread crumbs to see where the trail came from and what it led to…

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/12/01/professional-development-got-a-twitter-minute/ | Langwitches BlogFunny how a Learning Network trail can lead one to unexpected destinations :) Follow along the bread crumbs to see where the trail came from and what it led to…

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/12/01/professional-development-got-a-twitter-minute/| Langwitches Blog"

 


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Online Safety Redefined | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills

Online Safety Redefined | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | School libraries | Scoop.it
Everyone talks about online safety and we all need to implement it into our cyber-worlds but have you ever truly sat down and thought about what it really means?...

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/how-can-education-help-to-lower-cybercrime/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/

 


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How to keep our chidden safe on-line #esafety. 

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Does your school district need a Social Media Manager?(we have one in #OCSB)

Does your school district need a Social Media Manager?(we have one in #OCSB) | School libraries | Scoop.it
A Social Media Manager is someone with the mindset and drive to be the virtual voice for the school district as well as being the voice for the community inside of the conference rooms. First we will examine some of the skill sets needed to be a Social Media Manager in an educational environment.

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I think libraries need a social media manager too. We all have so little time these days but as social media is used more and more who will find the time to manage it? I do it in my spare time but that is not sustainable in the long run.

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Does your school district need a Social Media Manager?(we have one in #OCSB) | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

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Read it! Loved it!

Read it! Loved it! | School libraries | Scoop.it

Helping boys and girls aged 10+ consistently find great books to read and love..


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This very basic site is easy to use and navigate. If you have a child who wants choice then send them here. 

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15 Great Audiobooks for Helping Kids Read Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Great Audiobooks for Helping Kids Read Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School libraries | Scoop.it
The puzzling question that is often posed when talking about audiobooks' integration in the teaching and learning of literacy is whether they have the same cognitive benefits as the actual reading. In other words , can listening to audiobooks be considered reading? Well, the answer does require a rigorous scientific study; however, what is certain here is that listening to audiobooks and reading both require serious engagement with the content for deep and critical understanding to take place

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Audio books are a really important tool to encourage reading for pleasure. Take a look at this because it also gives links to free audio resources. 

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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, November 8, 1:01 PM

short on the research but a nice graphic... probably some good recommendations.

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The best education blogs to follow on Twitter - Daily Genius

The best education blogs to follow on Twitter - Daily Genius | School libraries | Scoop.it

When you’re a teacher, student, or someone else involved in education, it’s important to know who you should be learning from and where to get the best advice. That means identifying the best education blogs is a critical step for anyone who wants to keep their finger on the pulse of education trends and …


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A great place to start if you don't know who to follow. 

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Library Lizzy

Library Lizzy | School libraries | Scoop.it

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A great time was had by all.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 24, 6:53 AM

Have a look at my blog about our recent book week. We had a great time thanks to three great authors. Ann Bryant, Kathryn Cave and Alex Scarrow.

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The seven pillars of chocolate literacy: a new curriculum

The seven pillars of chocolate literacy: a new curriculum |

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I really like this approach to information literacy :)

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 22, 3:28 PM

An interesting approach to information literacy

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Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes

Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes | School libraries | Scoop.it
Turn meaningful words into beautiful images in just seconds
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I think this is a really great way of students displaying the quotes they find in a great way. 

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Free Resources for School Libraries - ClasswatchBlog

Free Resources for School Libraries - ClasswatchBlog | School libraries | Scoop.it
A collection of free resources for school libraries, ideal for primary and secondary school libraries. Download free resources for school libraries today.
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If you haven't claimed your free books it's time you did! Wish we were part of England!

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21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills | School libraries | Scoop.it
Close reading is a hot topic that's just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into eve...

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Always nice to be reminded!

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Linda Denty's curator insight, September 22, 6:18 PM

These are awesome.  Thanks to WeAreTeachers.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 23, 1:52 AM

I like this too! Some really useful ideas.