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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 'more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.' Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online.
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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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Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better

Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Don't lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A slew of recent studies shows that print books are still popular, even among millennials. What's mor...
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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

Via Monica Ehrenstråle
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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums
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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 11, 8:26 AM

A visit to New York, Los Angeles, Cambodia and Denmark!

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Is this School Heaven? No, it’s Finland - Lily's Blackboard

Is this School Heaven? No, it’s Finland - Lily's Blackboard | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

I have been to Finland. It’s the place where teachers go after they die if they’ve been good and taught the Whole Blessed Child; if they’ve rejected the hell of Obsessive Standardized Testing. More…


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Mikko Jordman's curator insight, February 6, 12:46 AM
Lukemisen arvoinen kirjoitus. Meillä todella on minkä puolesta taistella. Säilytetään se mikä on hyvin!
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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.
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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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Demystifying the Muse: Five Creativity Myths You Should Stop Believing

Demystifying the Muse: Five Creativity Myths You Should Stop Believing | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
With creativity becoming a commodity that so many people trade on, it's more important than ever to have ideas constantly flowing. But are these creative careers only available to the gifted few? Not at all.

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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.

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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance. Passionate advocates claim that cursive is a cultural tradition with cognitive and academic benefits that must be preserved, while some teachers and handwriting experts say the decline of cursive is natural, and it should be allowed to morph into a print/cursive hybrid, or bow out altogether.
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School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students

School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | 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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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 10, 12:51 AM

Evidence, again...

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 10, 9:12 AM

Interesting research results cited here.  "The report went on to investigate commonalities such as the link between highly trained library staff and student success, digital adoption in the schools and book checkouts, and more. Interestingly, mobile device use and after-school access to the libraries’ digital materials played a key role in this year’s findings."

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Information Literacy: Why Is It Important? - YouTube

Information Literacy: Why Is It Important? http://t.co/u3RfXRmivy

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Linda Denty's curator insight, February 8, 6:07 PM

This is very worthwhile watching!

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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’.

Via Karen Bonanno, Dennis T OConnor, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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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.


Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies , Suvi Salo
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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!