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Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement

Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A recent article in School Library Journal, titled Latest Study: A Full-Time School Librarian Makes a Critical Difference in Boosting Student Achievement, discusses a study finding that school libr...
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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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A library without a librarian…is a room

A library without a librarian…is a room | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
What do you think a library is without a librarian? This article looks at this idea in terms of school libraries http://t.co/fkkpvV1gdr

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Learners, Teachers, and Technology: Personalization in 2015 and Beyond | WIRED

Learners, Teachers, and Technology: Personalization in 2015 and Beyond | WIRED | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Many key questions about learning in the classroom can be boiled down to, “What should I do next?” From a teacher’s viewpoint, this question can mean, “Which topic should I teach next?” or “Do students need more review or are they ready to move on?” For a student, “what should I do next?” can mean,…
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Knowledge Building: What is it Really?

Knowledge Building: What is it Really? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Isn’t it really just learning by another name? We hear a lot about knowledge building in education circles these days! What is it anyway? Why don’t we just call it learning? Where did this term kno...
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MOOCs, Information Literacy and the role of the librarian (slides)

MOOCs, Information Literacy and the role of the librarian (slides) | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Sheila Webber will start by briefly outlining some general characteristics of MOOCs and her own experience with them. She will go on to identify types of MOOC and the implications for MOOC pedagogy. As part of this discussion she will note some findings from an investigation into the value of learning analytics for MOOC educators (undertaken by Naomi Colhoun at Sheffield University in summer 2014). In the final part of her presentation she will reflect on the various roles that have been, or could be, adopted by librarians."

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Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A description from 19-year-old Andrew Watts provides a fascinating glimpse into how some teenaged users approach different social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic]

10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic] | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The future's biggest online movements in education are taking shape today.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, January 10, 5:41 AM

There's always a danger in trying to make predictions, but this is a handy summary of the way trends are looking at the moment. There's nothing startling in the list, though.

ech08ravo's curator insight, January 12, 12:10 AM

Themes like #bigdata and #gamification are emerging as the focus for education markets globally. This #infographic gives some insight into some of the opportunities these trends might facilitate

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These Google search tricks will save you time and frustration - Daily Genius

These Google search tricks will save you time and frustration - Daily Genius | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
If you want to become an expert at online searching, it’s time to understand how to ‘Google like a boss’ as the kids are saying these days. Google is a tough nut to crack if you’re trying to do some proper academic research. That’s why there are other Google tools like Scholar and Books. But …

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Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation

Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Searching and citing usable images is easy once students learn the basics. Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is important in this digital “cut and paste” world we live in. One great project to share with students that can better help them understand how and when they may use images created by others is the Creative Commons project.


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School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
You might think technology would spell the end of books and libraries. But many schools have embraced the digital revolution and built innovative spaces that foster a love of literature
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How an Abandoned Wal-Mart Became an Award-Winning Public Library

How an Abandoned Wal-Mart Became an Award-Winning Public Library | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
From 12-packs of paper towels to The Count of Monte Cristo: A deserted Wal-Mart in McAllen, Texas, is stocking a new kind of item on its shelves. Minneapolis-based architects Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. breathed fresh life into the warehouse, about as big as two and a half football fields,...
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The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration

The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
YA author Nicola Morgan has just published an impassioned case for libraries, especially school libraries. She explains why libraries are vital even in these days when ‘it’s all online’.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, January 27, 7:30 PM

Russell Brand and I agree on at least one thing: Schools without libraries are a disgrace.

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Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint | eSchool News | eSchool News

Meet Pecha Kucha, the Japanese presentations changing everything about PowerPoint | eSchool News | eSchool News | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 23, 12:01 PM

An interesting post about how Pecha Kucha type of presentations is used in education.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 24, 12:15 AM

I know peche kucha from conferences' but this would be brilliant with my students! 

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, January 26, 5:02 PM

Death to long PowerPoints !

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Design Thinking Course Trains Future EdLeaders

Design Thinking Course Trains Future EdLeaders | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
By Bonnie Lathram - Reflecting on our visit to UW’s Danforth Program that working to transform principal leadership training.
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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.
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Library to Learning Commons | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Library to Learning Commons | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

I RECENTLY INHERITED my grandmother’s recipe box after she passed away. My grandmother spent much of her time in the kitchen creating delicious meals that drew our family together.


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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 15, 1:33 AM

We are already there!

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, January 15, 9:39 AM

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

Chris Carter's comment, January 15, 7:40 PM
We (Concordia International School Shanghai) are creating a Learning Commons for next fall that will be an amazing learning environment. Genius Bar, Coffee Bar, Maker Space, Quiet Rooms, writable walls, light jazz ... Please apply to this school if you want to be a part of something unprecedented, and you wish to live in Shanghai. Or just visit! The doors are open here. We know that in the sharing of experience and ideas good and great things happen.
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Meet The Classroom Of The Future

Meet The Classroom Of The Future | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.


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Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:56 PM

Moim zdaniem komputery w klasach powinni byc poniewaz urozmaicaja nauke jak i wyobraźnia rozszerza sie u dzieci i poznaja technologie które beda sie  rozwijac w przyszłych latach

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:57 PM

Komputery w klasach jak najbardziej jestem za tym. Urozmaicaja wyobraznia jak i uczą sie nowinek technologicznych gdzie w przyszlosci beda sie one rozszerzac .

Ghostthinker GmbH's curator insight, January 21, 9:49 AM

Great way of changing old habits! 

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A Teenager’s View on Social Media

A Teenager's View on Social Media - Backchannel - Medium
Written by an actual teen
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The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Teacher librarians chart a new course in Vancouver Public Schools


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5 Non-Stop Trends for Teachers in 2015

5 Non-Stop Trends for Teachers in 2015 | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

There have been many trends that have already crept into some classrooms, but 2015 should be the start of full adoption. Here are some of our main trends that will catch fire.


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5 καλοί λόγοι για να πάρετε σήμερα τα παιδιά σας στη βιβλιοθήκη!

5 καλοί λόγοι για να πάρετε σήμερα τα παιδιά σας στη βιβλιοθήκη! | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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