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Things That Keep Us Up at Night - School Library Journal blog

Things That Keep Us Up at Night - School Library Journal blog | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.

We hope that libraries will always exist as places for learners to find information, resources, services, and instruction. But formats, technologies, learning needs, and our schools are evolving. And so are students themselves. Our entire information and communication landscapes have shifted—and this shift will only continue."


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I'm trying to stay tuned in what's happening in the field of information literacy, school libraries, ICT and learning environment. I am working on my PhD degree and working as a full time children's librarian and a school librarian. 

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A virtual analysis: Pilot study put blended-format courses to the test

A virtual analysis: Pilot study put blended-format courses to the test | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches. The pilot study led by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning placed a premium on person-to-person interaction, and found redundancies between in-class and online instruction.
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Future will be built by those who know how to c...

Future will be built by those who know how to c... | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Finland is among the first countries in the world to include programming in the country’s national curriculum.

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Discussion: Changing Roles In Teaching & Learning

Discussion: Changing Roles In Teaching & Learning | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Discussion: Changing Roles In Teaching & Learning
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Great video!! 

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Leveraging Digital Tools for Guided Inquiry

leveraging digital tools to scaffold the guided inquiry process

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A presentation of Dr Joyce Valenza about guided inquiry digotal tools.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 16, 9:41 AM

I thought this was really useful. Always good to see how others explain what we are doing already. Very nicely put. 

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AASL transforms learning with new mission statement and strategic plan | News & Press Center

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New directions and strategies for school libraries and for school librarians in the US...

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The “Digital Native,” a Profitable Myth

The “Digital Native,” a Profitable Myth | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Technology buzzwords, although annoying, often seem innocuous enough. They’re just catchy and trite enough to bleed into common usage, but just misleading and obfuscatory enough as to discourage deep analysis. Two of the most widespread buzzwords and phrases to escape the tech world and infiltrate our general lexicon are the couplet “digital native” and “digital immigrant.”

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 13, 10:41 AM

An academic article from The British Journal of Educational Technology last year, which critically examined the discourse around “digital natives,” found that “rather than being empirically and theoretically informed, the debate can be likened to an academic form of a ‘moral panic.’” The authors found that the commonly made claims are largely under-researched or just plain wrong when compared to the data.

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8 things Researchers Learned from your Facebook Use

8 things Researchers Learned from your Facebook Use | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Facebook is a treasure mine of data and has been a hot bed of studies on online social behavior. The social media giant even has a team of data analyst (aka the Data Science Team) looking at all the data we have put up on Facebook.

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 19, 5:33 AM

Characteristics of a digitally competent teacher (and school librarian) [infographic]

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Applies equally well to a digitally competent teacher librarian

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 20, 11:41 AM

I think I am, I think I am!

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Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads

Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Apple will soon take another step toward persuading schools to ditch textbooks in favor of iPads by giving instructors a tool to teach from the tablet.
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New classroom mantra: Don't be bored. Make something

New classroom mantra: Don't be bored. Make something | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Aundrey Page is a teacher at North Clayton High School and a Teach For America–Metro Atlanta alumnus.
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"With a few taps and swipes on their phones, tablets and computers, today’s students have nearly instant access to much of the world’s information. But with a projected 8.65 million U.S. workers needed by 2018 in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (collectively referred to as STEM), they need to be more than just consumers – they need to be makers."

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iPads, Games and BYOD

iPads, Games and BYOD | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

After a successful iPad trial at school last year, the teachers all agreed it was working really well.  So this year we asked our year 5 and 6 students to bring an iPad to school and I've been work...


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John Pearce's curator insight, June 28, 7:59 PM

Chris Betcher has written a great reflective post on how iPads have been introduced and used at his school. Unlike many other similar posts Chris focusses on the creative aspect of their implementation. It's also interesting to read about the place that games play in this and how the school deals with the issues around this. I particularly like the advice to parents “it’s your house, your child, your iPad, your rules” and that where app discovery goes, "the students are taking the lead here and discovering useful tools that we teachers may not. 

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Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids?

Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The way kids interact with computers and software -- and the support they get from adults -- is more important to improve learning outcomes than merely having access to the technology, study finds.
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A 1:1 Teacher's Take On How Students Really Act Online - Edudemic

A 1:1 Teacher's Take On How Students Really Act Online - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
If the Game is Hide-and-Seek, Innovative Educators are the Clear Winners  A Curated View Is social media the “big fake?” Fake because there is so much more than what we see; fake because we post only what we want others to see: the good pictures, the happy moments, the extraordinary experiences, maybe even devastating occasions …
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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability.


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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 27, 6:07 AM
5 Teaching Practices That Destroy Digital Literacy

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15 Habits to Cultivate in Your Students
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 3:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

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"Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues."

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:28 AM

Opettajien yhteistyö parantaa oppimistuloksia :)

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:30 AM

Teacher collaboration helps raise student achievement.

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News Literacy: Teaching the Internet Generation to Make Reliable Information Choices

News Literacy: Teaching the Internet Generation to Make Reliable Information Choices | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
James Klurfeld and Howard Schneider evaluate a news literacy program based at Stony Brook University. In examining this course, the authors offer ideas on how to train emerging journalists and consumers of news to be savvier and more discerning readers and reporters.
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Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
I found this great article about Prezi alternatives by emaze.
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5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do #librarians

5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do #librarians | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Librarians are teachers. Many libraries have computer classes, which can include teaching a room full of people how to use Microsoft Office, how to use the internet safely, how to set up accounts a...
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Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle

Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Though a large study showed that the act of giving kids computers did not alone affect grades or attendance, the results may have been different had the students had some guidance on how to best use the computers and if teachers had been involved in connecting the home computers with what was going on in the classroom.
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What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School?

What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Setting aside the two predominant narratives of education, there's a third vision taking shape that's yet to be defined. What would a reimagined education system value and teach?
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“We need to begin to think about schools in a fundamentally different way,” Richardson said. In his vision of this third narrative, reformers would focus on creating an education system that supports inquiry-based, student-centered learning, where students are encouraged to find entry points into the mandated curriculum in ways that are meaningful to them. Technology is an integral part of Richardson’s vision because it allows students to create and demonstrate their knowledge. “That piece of it really allows kids to create things and connect with other people, arguably more important than much of the traditional curriculum that schools are built around,” Richardson said."

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Inquiry-based Learning

"We continue to work on this project that was originally supported by the TEACHER LEARNING and LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (TLLP) with the Ontario Ministry of Education.  Our project Uncovering Content-Integrating Critical Thinking into Social Studies for 21st Century Learners was developed because as teachers we felt we needed to enhance our knowledge of using critical thinking questions and inquiry-based learning in order for our students to become actively engaged in their learning."

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Technology in the classroom: Widening a digital divide or...

Technology in the classroom: Widening a digital divide or... | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
In the weeks before the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Atlanta concluding Tuesday, I received more than 20 emails from publicists suggesting interviews with makers of educational technology products/programs/software here to tout their wares.
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"But low–frills technology in schools can lead to unintended consequences. Recent researchshows that though “technology has often been hailed as the great equalizer of educational opportunity, a growing body of evidence indicates that in many cases, tech is actually having the opposite effect.”

Children of different socioeconomic backgrounds use technology differently, with varying amounts of academic impact.  Their different experiences have the potential to widen existing opportunity gaps in American society."

 

Very important findings concerning equal opportunities to learning and studying. And this division of use has just happened? Is there a way to change the direction?

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Innovative thinking in students will flower when we design classrooms that absolutely can’t survive without it. Same with critical thinking, self-direction, creativity, and so on. Until we reach that point, it’s on the shoulders of the classroom teacher to tease it out of students through a combination of inspiration, modeling, scaffolding, and creating persistent opportunity.


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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, June 29, 11:41 PM

Bon, un peu "yakafokeu", mais l'infographie est belle !

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WISE - Inquiry model, techer's guide

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New York Schools Chief Advocates More ‘Balanced Literacy’

New York Schools Chief Advocates More ‘Balanced Literacy’ | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants schools to adopt aspects of a method that the Education Department turned away from several years ago.
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