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Information Literacy Website UK | news, case studies, examples and tool kits by information professionals

Information Literacy Website UK | news, case studies, examples and tool kits by information professionals | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

This website has been designed and developed by information professionals from key UK organisations actively involved in the field of information literacy.

The site supports practitioners by providing news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available tool kits. Our aim is to provide a practical resource that information professionals regularly visit to discover the latest developments in information literacy.

 


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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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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 22, 11:15 AM

Being on social media and being aware of it's power is  where you school library should be. It is really important that School libraries demonstrate good practice by using these resources themselves. This article point out very nicely why you need to get yourselves involved in the social media scene. 

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Rethinking the school library: Mobile County district launches 'digital literacy' program in 16 media centers

Rethinking the school library: Mobile County district launches 'digital literacy' program in 16 media centers | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Now that many school libraries are evolving into media centers, the job of the school librarian, or media specialist, is changing as well.

This fall, Mobile County school officials began a pilot "digital literacy" program at 16 schools to revamp the media centers, and the duties of the librarians who run them.


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Re-thinking is essential! Renewal is essential!

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 13, 6:41 PM

Excellent article about the role shift of many librarians.

Lourense Das's curator insight, November 28, 3:42 PM

Job of the school / teacher librarian is changing: pilot "digital literacy" program at 16 schools to revamp the school library

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American Libraries - September/October 2014 Digital Supplement on School Libraries digital edition

American Libraries - September/October 2014 Digital Supplement on School Libraries digital edition | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Please click to launch this digital edition.
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How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game.

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4 ways to use Flipboard in your flipped classroom - Innovation: Education

4 ways to use Flipboard in your flipped classroom - Innovation: Education | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
How can you use Flipboard with your students? Here's 4 ways to leverage this powerful mobile digital tool to give your students a voice in their content.
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New study: Talking over someone is not interrupting

New study: Talking over someone is not interrupting | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

A dissertation at the University of Helsinki brings new evidence to light about the way Finns express themselves verbally. Discussions in both Finnish and Estonian feature a lot of talking over people – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.


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Words Matter: Are you talking about technology, or are you talking about learning?

Words Matter: Are you talking about technology, or are you talking about learning? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
This blog post was written by Krista Moroder, Professional Development Manager at Digital Promise and ISTE Young Educator Network Leader. ISTE is leading the theme Leadership for Change during Connected Educator Month. I still remember the first time I held a voluntary workshop on Google Docs for a staff of 100 teachers. I called it “10 Ways to Use Google Docs in Your Classroom”. Five people showed up. A week later, I was eating lunch in the staff lounge and heard a colleague say, “They always have an excuse for not turning their work in. They forgot to bring it home, they lost their flash drive, their printer wasn’t working, yada yada”. I immediately piped up: “You know, have you thought about using Google Docs? Their work is stored online, so they can access it from anywhere”. “OH! That’s great! Can you … More
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The Trouble With Teen Programming

The Trouble With Teen Programming | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Forget centralized programming, adapted kid activities, and advisory boards. Teen activities should be patron-driven, dynamic, and constantly in flux.
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Libraries are too often settling with "they are not interesteg". How to engage teens more?

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Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian - The Digital Shift

Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian - The Digital Shift | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Training high school students in digital research and partnering them with a school librarian can instill a high level of confidence during college, according to preliminary observations of a study underway by EBSCO.

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 3, 11:32 AM

When we rely on outcomes as the measure, we miss the relational aspects of learning which entails the complex conversations around curricula. Deep learning could draw some of its philosophy from deep ecology which thinks not in terms of just outcomes, but about the context and conversations.

 

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Audrey's curator insight, October 5, 4:35 PM

Creative thinking, analytical thinking, learning styles for different types of information, active rather than passive learning.  All of these start from a young age. 

 

All parents can encourage their children to use their brain - home learning is for every child, even those who go to school.

 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 6, 1:19 AM

Creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration

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More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.
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New study: multitaskers have lower grey-matter density; link to poor attention, depression, anxiety

New study: multitaskers have lower grey-matter density; link to poor attention, depression, anxiety | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research.

 

A study published today (24 September) reveals that people who frequently use several media devices at the same time have lower grey-matter density in one particular region of the brain compared to those who use just one device occasionally."

 

 


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Les Howard's curator insight, September 25, 7:58 AM

Interesting study shows link though not necessarily causality.

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What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School?

What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Getty Images Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered
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The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram

The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Girls have quietly repurposed the photo-sharing app into a barometer for popularity, friendship status and self-worth. Here's how they're using it.
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Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly

Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The adoption and use of ebooks in U.S. school libraries has grown steadily over the past four years, slowed mainly by limited access to ereading devices and cost, says a new ebooks report by SLJ, sponsored by Follett.
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When Library Time Means Screen Time

When Library Time Means Screen Time | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
I was hoping my 4-year-old would see the library as I once did, as a hushed building full of endless promise. Instead, it’s become an arcade.
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Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free

Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A Vatican librarian, wearing white gloves, turns the pages of a facsimile copy of the Borgianus Latinus, a missal for use at Christmas made for Pope Alexander VI.

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New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.
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Poor Kids Are Starving for Words

Poor Kids Are Starving for Words | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
According to a new initiative, launched at the White House on Thursday, the "word gap" that afflicts low-income children needs to be addressed with the same passion as child hunger.
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Is This the Future of Reading? MIT’s Experimental Sensory Book

Is This the Future of Reading? MIT’s Experimental Sensory Book | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
This new invention from the MIT Media Lab will no doubt be controversial. Readers strap themselves into a robotic suit equipped with sensors that literally make
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UNESCO’s Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide 2nd ed. 2014-2015 | National Forum on Information Literacy

UNESCO’s Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide 2nd ed. 2014-2015 | National Forum on Information Literacy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

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Not Your Mother's Library

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How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century
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Schools We Can Envy by Diane Ravitch

Schools We Can Envy by Diane Ravitch | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
To an American observer, the most remarkable fact about Finnish education is that students do not take any standardized tests until the end of high school. They do take tests, but the tests are drawn up by their own teachers, not by a multinational testing corporation. The Finnish nine-year comprehensive school is a “standardized testing-free zone,” where children are encouraged “to know, to create, and to sustain natural curiosity.”
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Wonderful Chart Integrating Maslow Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Wonderful Chart Integrating Maslow Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 29, 2:36 AM
While Maslow could not have envisaged this, it certainly does show how much easier it is for us to achieve some of our needs using technology.
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Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

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Teaching Google Natives To Value Information
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