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Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? - Telegraph

Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? - Telegraph | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Malorie Blackman, the children's laureate, questions why libraries are mandatory in prisons but not schools, claiming services for young readers are “disappearing” (Malorie Blackman on why a library in every school should be mandatory:
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Great support from the Children's Laureate

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Teacher librarians roles | Pinterest

Teacher librarians roles | Pinterest | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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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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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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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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 12, 12:33 PM

This is really good and I will be sharing it with my students. 

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

Some great lesson ideas here.

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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

Teaching Google Natives To Value Information | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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

Problem-based learning and project-based learning | School Libraries | Scoop.it

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!

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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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