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UNESCO promotes media and information literacy within post-2015 development agenda

UNESCO promotes media and information literacy within post-2015 development agenda | School Libraries | Scoop.it
UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations.
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Watch out for interesting material arising out of this meeting...

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Student guide to social media

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Manchester Uni guide to social media but acyually very useful for KS3/4 too

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Librarians, Libraries, Serendipity And Passion

Librarians, Libraries, Serendipity And Passion | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Librarian Connie Williams argues that school libraries create a culture of inquiry in schools, and that library cutbacks are harmful to students and teachers.

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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are experimenting with some exciting ways to inspire and engage the community by creating meeting and maker spaces with old technology and new.
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Interesting case studies from the US - supported by the Gates Foundation

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Advocacy BEYOND the School Library Studies | Dr Ken Haycock

With this in mind, Haycock has been researching different ways to advocate. If we are going to use the studies, we need to stress that the important component is not the library facility or collection. We need to impress that a certified and committed LIBRARIAN is what is invaluable. He went on to share some other ways to approach advocacy.


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Teacher librarians roles | Pinterest

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Teacher Librarian Roles by Deb Schiano

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More advocacy on why we need good school librarians

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The Reedley Exponent > Archives > Publications > Parlier Post > School library a haven for students

The Reedley Exponent > Archives > Publications > Parlier Post > School library a haven for students | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Where Reedley, California gets its news.
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Sounds great - and just what a school library should be doing

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Wikipedia in the classroom - SecEd

Like it or not, Wikipedia is here to stay. Dr Nicola Davies explores current Wikipedia trends and advises how teachers can make Wikipedia work for them without the risk of students becoming reliant on it.
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Interesting article

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AASL infographic - School Librarians Transform Learning


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Great infographic!

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lyn_hay's curator insight, October 7, 3:16 AM

Print out this infographic as a poster and place on school notice boards and throughout the library. Make a point of talking to members of your school community about the research that demonstrates how school libraries make a difference to student learning.

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Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs

Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.
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Looks great!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Hints and tips on using Google tools for teachers - I really must use more of these!

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Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web

Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Knowing how to navigate through and research on the Web is a skill. Following are some pointers and resources.
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A thoughtful article

 

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Alberta Education - Learning Commons/School Libraries

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New policy statement from Alberta Education - looks very positive

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Vision of a School Library Learning Commons

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...

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The shape of the future?

 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 8, 5:02 PM

Captions and images capture the crucial elements for the school library learning commons to be successful. 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 9, 9:19 AM

Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

jerigby's curator insight, August 9, 5:04 PM

A little long, but a good explanation of the Learning Commons vs Library.

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A Love Letter to the School Librarian

A Love Letter to the School Librarian | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Hello. I'm Rachel Hamilton, author of slightly silly books about exploding things. Since I last posted here, I’ve been reading all the love letters to libraries people have been writing for Book We...

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Lovely! 

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Genrefication of your school’s fiction collection

Genrefication of your school’s fiction collection | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Do you use the Dewey Decimal Classification at your school? Can your kids figure out what "142.780973" means? Would they know where to find the "Sports" books? Using this logic, many schools are wondering if they and their students might be better served using a book-store model, or genres, when it comes to their fiction collection…. but where to begin?


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Do you agree? I can see some benefits

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 25, 11:06 AM

Ditch Dewey or keep it?  What do you do at your library?

Lourense Das's curator insight, November 28, 3:54 PM

Dewey and kids: do we need another way of classification? If so, where to begin

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, November 29, 12:12 AM

... but where to begin?

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Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly

Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly | School Libraries | Scoop.it
The adoption and use of ebooks in U.S. school libraries has grown steadily over the past four years, slowed mainly by limited access to ereading devices and cost, says a new ebooks report by SLJ, sponsored by Follett.

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Interesting survey of the US market for e books in schools

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 15, 3:12 PM

From anecdotal evidence a similar situation exists in Australian schools. Limited access to ereading devices and infrastructure plus costs and ownership of ebooks contribute to slow growth. Also, is a downloadable PDF an ebook. I think not. Embedded interactivity is needed to create the uniqueness and flexibility in content delivery for students. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, November 28, 3:44 PM

E-books in the school library - slowly but steady increase in use

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Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News |

Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News | | School Libraries | Scoop.it
School libraries are centers of learning--but librarians have to demonstrate their importance when it comes to student learning.

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Simple article but useful.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 26, 11:57 AM

I'm ALL about advocacy, baby!

Mary Clark's curator insight, October 26, 9:31 PM

Michelle Luhtala provides an excellent summary of areas we can focus on to build support for fully staffed, funded and open school libraries. As Kid President would say, "Let's get out there!"

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Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial

Welcome to the home page of the IRISS Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial. This tutorial was derived from the Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) Information Literacy pack.

 

This tutorial will provide you with an understanding of information literacy in six simple steps. Each step includes activities that will help you develop your information literacy skills.


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Could be useful!

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, October 19, 11:22 AM

Some great lesson ideas here.

Linda Mercer's curator insight, November 14, 1:26 PM

Interesting....

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, November 16, 8:04 PM

Simple online tutorial yet quite interactive and engaging.

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Save Our School Libraries!

This is a call to action to parents and supporters of school libraries everywhere. Fewer than 200 school librarians remain in the state of Oregon to serve 12...

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Strong message from Oregon School Libraries Assoc - could apply here too in UK....

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Don’t panic: A guide to the art of effective questioning - Innovate My School

Don’t panic: A guide to the art of effective questioning - Innovate My School | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Chances are, you’ve read, listened to or seen a version of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Here, teacher and author Lisa Jane Ashes applies themes and characters from Douglas Adams’ sci fi classic to look at how teachers can best create great questions.
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Very useful question construction grid - could have an application in libraries too

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City, schools link libraries, share resources

City, schools link libraries, share resources | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Thanks to city and school district collaboration, Port Townsend students are seeing their libraries evolve to better prepare them for the 21st century.
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US case study here

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Nonprofit attempts to revive school libraries

Nonprofit attempts to revive school libraries | School Libraries | Scoop.it
A nonprofit organization seeks volunteers and donations to support reopening libraries in public schools facing strained budgets.
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A grand plan, but should not have happened in the first place - we must not allow a similar situation to develop here (UK) - 2 days a week is not enough, and trained librarians are really needed.

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Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

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Teaching Google Natives To Value Information
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Thought provoking...I like the ten pointers at the end of the article.

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Problem-based learning and project-based learning

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Both problem-based learning and project-based learning are referred to as PBL, so some find it confusing to seperate the two pedagogies.

So what exactly is the difference?


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Useful definition and some good references to follow up

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 5:13 AM

Useful definition and some good references for further reading

katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 4:21 AM

This is something I need to get my head around...

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Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ...

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ... | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Digital book talks or digital storytelling are examples of 21st century information skills in practice.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 6, 10:24 PM

Excellent tutorial.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 10:57 PM

I've been adding links to student-made trailers into our Destiny catalog, for other browsers to watch!