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Every School Needs a Library | James Dawson

Every School Needs a Library | James Dawson | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
James Dawson, author of Hollow Pike.

Via Rosa Martins
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Great advocacy for school libraries!

From the text:

"First the basics. Number one: the Internet is a swamp of contradictory shit, advertising, and ‘ask anything’ forums with spectacularly misleading information. Much fiction is dressed up as fact. Teachers (remember I was one for eight years) spend half their time teaching pupils how to find reliable sources online (which, to be fair, is a vital life skill), but providing them with quality non-fiction books would have probably taught them more about the subject they were researching. Number two: librarians are experts."

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Well said! :)
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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 environments. I am working on my PhD degree and working as a children's librarian, a school librarian and a lecturer in Turku University of Applied Sciences.

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She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web

She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The Internet is a behemoth, and it's growing every day. So how is a child to make sense of it all? How can she find what she needs as she writes, say, a school report on the solar system? Dr. Eleni Mitsakaki is trying to help.
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5 Minute Librarian: From ALA to Zuckerberg: Librarian Facebook Groups

5 Minute Librarian: From ALA to Zuckerberg: Librarian Facebook Groups | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Are you on Facebook? Do you know of all of the library Facebook Groups that you can join and instantly connect with hundreds, in some cases thousands (and in one particular group over 10,000) other librarians?"

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Koulutussäästöt ovat lähellä kipurajaa

Koulutussäästöt ovat lähellä kipurajaa | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Jopa elinkeinoelämän edustajat ovat vaatineet hallitusta perumaan koulutus- ja tutkimusrahoituksen mittavat leikkaukset puhumattakaan koulutusta työkseen puolustavista järjestöistä, kuten Akavasta. Oppositiopuolueista on väläytelty koulusäästöistä myös välikysymystä.
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Anu Ojaranta: Guided Inquiry Design and some issues about the Finnish core curriculum change

Anu Ojaranta: Guided Inquiry Design and some issues about the Finnish core curriculum change | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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4 Phases Of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases Of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

Via Philip Smith, Terese Bird
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Philip Smith's curator insight, August 11, 3:26 PM

Explore > Clarify > Question > Design

Includes indicators ("dispositions") for students and teachers at each level (e.g. "playful", "open-minded", "withholding evaluation")

Includes also useful apps for each stage.

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Many students still lack digital literacy

Many students still lack digital literacy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Despite students' familiarity with social media, many struggle with more complex digital skills like evaluating a reliable source on the Internet.


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Joan Baslow-Temple's curator insight, August 7, 3:57 PM

This is exactly why school librarians are so necessary!

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn’t Exist | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
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My Reading Buddy Lives 1000 Miles Away

My Reading Buddy Lives 1000 Miles Away | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
My Reading Buddy Lives 1000 Miles Away
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Great thing to combine eLearning, reading, and even international studies! 

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NYC Public Libraries Get Largest Funding Increase Ever

NYC Public Libraries Get Largest Funding Increase Ever | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
In a deal on the fiscal year 2016 budget struck late Monday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced an extra $39 million for the city's li...
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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.

Via Anne McLean
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Library visits at an all-time high

Library visits at an all-time high | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The number of people visiting public libraries in NSW is at an all-time high with internet and online usage going through the roof, according to the latest statistics released by the State Library of NSW.
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The School Librarian Is Expendable In Many Kansas School Districts

The School Librarian Is Expendable In Many Kansas School Districts | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, Kansas has cut 25 percent of its public school librarians. In many schools, librarians are being replaced by media clerks, who are
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Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Traditionally, libraries provided a quiet space to read. Today's libraries are taking on new roles and helping young people gain 21st-century skills.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 27, 8:21 AM

Need some ideas? Need to convince an administrator of the value of a high quality library program? Well-written and timely - you'll want to bookmark this one.

Anna Runyen's curator insight, August 27, 1:14 PM

This is where Makerspace programming fits into the picture.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 27, 1:52 PM

Libraries are always changing and innovating, that's why they are amazing places.

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Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT

Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
I was lucky to have shared my childhood bedroom for a few years with my grandmother, when she had come to live with us after an illness. At bedtime, she would tell me stories of her parents and thr...
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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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How Three California Cities Fought to Save School Libraries

How Three California Cities Fought to Save School Libraries | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
This report on urban school districts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vista, CA, illustrates the setbacks faced by each and the steps taken to restore or maintain school librarians after budget cuts following the 2008 recession.

Via Karen Bonanno, Joyce Valenza
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Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight

Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Never Alone, Elegy for a Dead World and Valiant Hearts are powerfully educational because they're so enjoyable to play.


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Information Literacy Weblog: #wlic2015 preview: graphic novel for HIV/AIDS; geospatial literacy; digital inclusion; indigenous literacy

Information Literacy Weblog: #wlic2015 preview: graphic novel for HIV/AIDS; geospatial literacy; digital inclusion; indigenous literacy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

This is the 2nd batch of links to papers due to be given at the World Library and Information (IFLA) Conferencewhich takes places 15-21 August 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Thanks, Sheila for taking time to do this! And thanks for raising my paper as well.

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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Check out these tips for growing powerful leadership teams that can transform schools.
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France’s libraries discovering a new lease of life beyond just books

France’s libraries discovering a new lease of life beyond just books | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Seminars, events and cafes are helping some formerly staid institutions reinvent themselves as social ‘third spaces’ beyond work and the home
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Library’s new ‘humanoid’ an Australian first

Library’s new ‘humanoid’ an Australian first | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Noosa Library Service is set to become the first Australian public library to recruit a NAO humanoid robot. 

The fully-programmable robot’s mission is to provide fun and practical robotics and computer programming training for adults and young people. It’s part of a new library initiative called Robots for Everyone.

“Coding has been described as a necessary language for the 21st century and a key skill for future economic success in digitally driven communities,” says Library Collections and Services Coordinator Tracey King.


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Libraries without walls: when students become the core design consideration | Architecture And Design

Libraries without walls: when students become the core design consideration | Architecture And Design | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Hamilton Wilson, Education Specialist, Wilson Architects, shares his insights into the future trends of education architecture and how to design a 21st century library.
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What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Websites

What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Websites | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Google recently changed its algorithm to give preference to mobile-friendly sites, dubbed “Mobilegeddon” by the technology press. Even if your website isn’t optimized for mobile yet, your library c...
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