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The question of better school-libraries has to be raised in the 2014 election

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In Sweden, schools and libraries historically have always been together. Today many schools don’t have libraries. It is a political question that has to be raised. Sweden is (together with Chile) t...

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‘Quiet Crisis’: Are librarians in danger of being phased out of Las Vegas schools?

‘Quiet Crisis’: Are librarians in danger of being phased out of Las Vegas schools? | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Like other full-time librarians in the Clark County School District, Ryan Dwyer routinely pulls double duty by teaching students how to research, organize bibliographies and find information online. It’s a crucial job in an increasingly digital world, but some say it’s in danger of disappearing because o

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 25, 10:17 AM
Teacher-Librarian Ryan Dwyer describes the many roles of the TL: reading developer, tech teacher, information literacy teacher, partner of other teachers etc. The many important roles of the TL include that each school (around the world) should have a qualified TL. In this article you will find enough ammunition to advocate your role.
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School Libraries Work!

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School Libraries Work! seeks to empower librarians, classroom teachers, school and district leaders, policy makers, parents and communities by arming them with the most powerful research-based frameworks, recommendations, and support for school library programs.

 

The 2016 compendium updates and builds upon the 2008 edition, reinforcing the most relevant themes from that report while highlighting recent research at both the national and state levels. All told, the research included in this compendium continues to show that school libraries and school librarians are a powerful force in the lives of America's children.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 24, 2015 1:57 PM
Always good to see an updated report. Looking forward to reading this!
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Learning Beyond The Curriculum

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The science of learning, discovering how people learn, as opposed to the philosophy of learning and education that goes back to Egyptian times, can be sheeted back to around the tenth-century. However, it is only recently that advances in neuroscience and the capacity to investigate the functioning of the brain have really enabled us to see what happens when we learn. In the past ten years our understanding has risen exponentially.


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School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ 2015 Tech Survey

School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ  2015 Tech Survey | School Libraries | Scoop.it
IPads, maker spaces, 3-D printers, and coding skills top the tech wish lists for 1,259 school librarians across the country, according to School Library Journal’s 2015 Technology Survey.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 4, 2015 7:43 AM

The data demonstrate leadership and issues.  Great to share with admins!

Gaby Vaca's curator insight, November 25, 2015 11:58 AM

Interesting how librarians combine the new with traditional.

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Transforming Libraries: Castle Rock Middle School - YouTube

Transforming Libraries: Castle Rock Middle School - YouTube | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Walking into the Castle Rock Middle School's library, you may instantly have the feeling that this isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile. While students are still d...

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Learning Commons and makerspace in US library - looks interesting

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 20, 2015 12:51 AM

Awesome learning commons that is merging makerspaces, collaborating with teachers, and inviting community into the school library! Great way to have "real" connections with school assignments to "real" world. Thanks Yvonne Miller and Deidre Morgenthaler for sharing your library.

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Makerspaces in School Libraries

Makerspaces in School Libraries: An IGNITE presentation for LSC 531 at the University of Rhode Island. Link to my Libguide to follow within the next week ...

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Interesting - useful if you are planning a makerspace in your library

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 28, 2015 9:16 AM

Across the nation school sponsored STEM initiatives are on the rise to encourage students to explore the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  School libraries typically provide access to many of the tools necessary for STEM projects such as access to computers, devices and the Internet.  What are you doing in this area?

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The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic

The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic | School Libraries | Scoop.it
No one is going to debate the importance of reading to learn & navigate through life. But reading provides many surprising and important additional benefits
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 28, 2015 10:01 AM

Awesome share out to classroom teachers, administrators, and reading specialists.

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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…
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Bill & Melinda Gates research report - school libraries matter

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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 28, 2015 3:34 PM

I particularly liked the 'hope and optimism' bit here :-)  nice graphic

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School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students

School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries present an interesting conundrum to policy makers and patrons alike. A Pew Internet study, for example, showed just how mixed-up the sentiments
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Vital - we know, just need to convince others.

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School Learning Commons

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This Learning Commons website is a companion site to the second edition of our book: The New Learning Commons Where Learners Win! by David V. Loertscher, Carol Koechlin, Sandi Zwaan and Esther Rosenfeld. Learning Commons Press, 2011.


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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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School Libraries Work!

School Libraries Work! | School Libraries | Scoop.it

School Libraries Work! seeks to empower librarians, classroom teachers, school and district leaders, policy makers, parents and communities by arming them with the most powerful research-based frameworks, recommendations, and support for school library programs.


The 2016 compendium updates and builds upon the 2008 edition, reinforcing the most relevant themes from that report while highlighting recent research at both the national and state levels. All told, the research included in this compendium continues to show that school libraries and school librarians are a powerful force in the lives of America's children.


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Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 23, 2015 9:23 AM

Advocacy material here!

 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 24, 2015 1:57 PM
Always good to see an updated report. Looking forward to reading this!
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The Science Of Classroom Design (Graphic)

The Science Of Classroom Design (Graphic) | School Libraries | Scoop.it

There is an art and science to teaching, and certainly to curriculum and assessment. And classroom management. And student engagement. And literally everything else about the craft of teaching. How is that true of classroom design?


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New Lib in Town

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Sharing & learning practice & experience in the library
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Enthusiastic new -ish school librarian

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How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning -- THE Journal

How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning -- THE Journal | School Libraries | Scoop.it
An award-winning director of library services shares her best practices for using LiveBinders, makerspaces and a variety of interactive tools to kickstart libraries in her district.
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Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores

Study:  Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Study Finds the Quality of School Libraries Have a Positive Impact on Achievement Test Scores

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Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How

Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Massachusetts school librarian Liz Phipps-Soeiro opens her space for weekly
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Sounds like a good way to get community involvement

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How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries

How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries | School Libraries | Scoop.it
In the age of information ubiquity and rapidly evolving media delivery formats, today’s librarians have learned how to evolve along with the technology.

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A health librarians viewpoint but many relevant points for school libraries too

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Arranging library fiction by genre | Services to Schools

Arranging library fiction by genre | Services to Schools | School Libraries | Scoop.it
An approach for arranging fiction in your school library worth considering is alphabetically, within smaller genre sections.

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A good article if you are thinking this may be the way forward for your school library - I have reservations, as many of my own library finds have been completely down to serendipity, which you limit to some extent by having only a genre arrangement...

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The Learning Commons Mindset

The Learning Commons Mindset | School Libraries | Scoop.it
I walk into almost all of our schools in West Vancouver and very often the first thing people want to show me or talk to me about is the changes happening around the library.  Or more specifically,...
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The library as kitchen not store!  Love the analogy

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School librarian brings fresh ideas to media center

School librarian brings fresh ideas to media center | School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Ralston High School library has a familiar face running it this year. And while she may be familiar, she is introducing some changes to the media center.
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Be interesting to know how this develops in time

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What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like?

What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like? | School Libraries | Scoop.it
There’s an empty room at the REALM Charter School, which opened three years ago in an existing commercial building in Berkeley, Calif. When Emily Pilloton, director of the school’s Studio H design and build class, and Hallie Chen, an eighth-grade teacher, asked students what they envisioned for the space, they...
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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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