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Who is the tech leader at your school: the school / teacher librarian

Who is the tech leader at your school: the school / teacher librarian | School Libraries | Scoop.it

As education technology has evolved, so, too, have the kinds of digital tools that school librarians use with their students. More than 750 school librarians responded to SLJ’s survey, representing K–12 public and private schools across the country.


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Infographics are so useful!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:01 PM

Librarians and media specialists can be the driving force for school change!

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:14 PM

In the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, library staff are often the front-line response for technical troubleshooting. Librarians also introduce teachers to new educational technology tools and strategies, help instruct students in those tools, and offer training to help both teachers and student improve their technology skills and know-how. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, January 28, 6:19 PM

That just makes sense - as information is shared through new media, librarians have learned to share it - we have the best job in the world !!!

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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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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Implications for school librarians everywhere....

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School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide

School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide | School Libraries | Scoop.it

About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian.

Members of the American Library Association call it a national crisis, as colleges and careers increasingly require students to have expansive digital literacy skills.


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USA response on falling school librarian numbers.  Same will stand here too.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 23, 4:25 PM

Professional educators speak up the role of the teacher librarian.

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 9:55 AM

Another study that confirms that school librarian cutbacks widen the digital divide

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Why your reading, as a teacher, makes a difference to your pupils - Innovate My School

Why your reading, as a teacher, makes a difference to your pupils - Innovate My School | School Libraries | Scoop.it
A large part of the school experience is reading a metric tonne of books (or a terabyte, for modern pupils). But how do our reading habits reflect upon a child’s? Jane Jackson of BookSpace examines further.
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So true!

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Scores of authors lobby government to act on school libraries

Scores of authors lobby government to act on school libraries | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Malorie Blackman and Andrew Motion among signatories of letter to the Guardian demanding 'urgent' action from the Department for Education
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The Beating Heart of the School | CILIP

The report calls for every child in the UK to have a good library in their secondary school. 

It makes four recommendations:

The Department for Education starts collecting figures about the number of schools that have a library and librarianThe Minister for Schools examines the full contribution that school libraries make to children’s education and developmentOfsted includes libraries in their inspectionsThe Department for Education has a lead staff-member for school libraries


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Just what we need to advocate for school libraries! 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 14, 5:11 PM

Quote from the chairperson: "We must make sure that children in our schools are encouraged to read, have access to exciting books and reading materials, and are taught research and digital literacy skills."

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Judging Content Credibility

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Judging Content Credibility | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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Another useful infographic on searching

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, August 11, 10:43 PM

How to assess the credibility of the information.

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Designing Libraries - School library is a star

Designing Libraries - School library is a star | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Lidget Green Primary School in Bradford has revitalised an underused area of the school

and created a light and airy library for staff and students.
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Lucky pupils...

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Canadian School Libraries - Making connections

Canadian School Libraries - Making connections | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“This has been a whirlwind of a few days. Since picking up David Loertscher at the airport in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, he and I have nearly finished revisions on a new edition of his library...”
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Learning Commons - Canadian style. Lots for use here too....
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The State of America's Libraries, 2014

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The State of America's Libraries, 2014
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A huge US report but one with implications for all of us - and a whole chapter on school libraries.

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The Most Overlooked Skill in Information Literacy Instruction

The Most Overlooked Skill in Information Literacy Instruction | School Libraries | Scoop.it
How is it that a student can find and use research-quality information sources and still produce a mediocre research paper? Poor writing skills? Maybe...probably. There's another factor in play too...
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Useful thoughts from Designer Librarian...

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Definitions & Models | Information Literacy

Definitions & Models | Information Literacy | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Useful website here

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Pupils get first glimpse at Horton Grange Primary School’s new library

Pupils get first glimpse at Horton Grange Primary School’s new library | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Children got a first sight of their new school library as it was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Bradford.
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Lucky kids!

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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning

Inquiry-based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.

Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.


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Useful resources

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, January 5, 11:03 AM

This is a great list! 

Katrina Lehman's curator insight, February 21, 6:39 AM

Web-based applications enhancing learning: Web 2.0 meets inquiry- based learning.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 5, 6:15 PM

updated list

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Employability | SCONUL

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Employability is an ongoing and current concern for Higher Education institutions, and the marketisation of Higher Education has meant that data about graduate destinations is increasingly a tool to market institutions and inform the choices of prospective students. In response, SCONUL has produced a literature review on current practice in the development of employability skills. This report collates and reviews the literature on current practice with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of graduate attributes, situating libraries’ traditional information literacy role in the new broader academic skills landscape.

 

Implications for school libraries too in relation to IL

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | School Libraries | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have
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Fascinating round up of projects happening worldwide

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The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | School Libraries | Scoop.it

State University of New York - Open SUNY Texbooks


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Worth a look...

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Reading Revolution

Here are 20 suggestions to help your school encourage Reading for Pleasure for all: http://t.co/STmugYMHxc
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The creation of a university library outreach programme to develop the information literacy of further education students: an interactive approach to support transition | Anderson | Journal of Info...

The creation of a university library outreach programme to develop the information literacy of further education students: an interactive approach to support transition
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Designing Libraries - Be Inspired! SLA Inspiration Award shortlist announced

Designing Libraries - Be Inspired! SLA Inspiration Award shortlist announced | School Libraries | Scoop.it
The School Library Association has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Inspiration Award for library design.
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Historypin | Aussie school library tour

Historypin | Aussie school library tour | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“ A virtual tour of Australian school libraries (and a few from overseas...)”
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Fascinating virtual tour
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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life review

The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life review | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“Andy Miller's 12-month-long immersion in the classics renewed his zest for life and produced an inimitable memoirBelievers used to put their trust in a single, sacred Good Book, some of it thought to have been personally dictated by God.”
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Useful resources if you're thinking of having a makerspace in your library

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 3, 10:02 AM

41 resources for (school) media specialists on Makerspaces: updated version

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 4, 10:33 AM

Makerspaces and libraries definitely seem like a good match.

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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » How Well Are You Doing Your Job? You Don’t Know. No One Does.

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » How Well Are You Doing Your Job? You Don’t Know. No One Does. | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Useful article on evaluation - I shall spend some time with this...

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Library brings new chapter for school

Library brings new chapter for school | School Libraries | Scoop.it
A £15,000 library has opened at Nether Edge Primary School.
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