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What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC

What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

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"As we work to build twenty-first learning skills...collaboration, creation and communication we need to look at how we can support this by creating an environment that meets that need.  The Learning Commons concept takes libraries that one step further to support digital students and learning."

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, August 3, 2013 4:13 AM

Learning commons is  a good concept to widen school libraries and library practices towards collaborative learning.

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Presenting with iPad - The Apps, Connectors and Techniques to Wow Your Audience by @milesaustin for @connectmembers

Presenting with iPad - The Apps, Connectors and Techniques to Wow Your Audience by @milesaustin for @connectmembers | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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» Teaching Your Son to Love to Read: Successful Reading Strategies for Boys

» Teaching Your Son to Love to Read: Successful Reading Strategies for Boys | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Via Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Strategies to get reluctant readers to read and get them to widen the horizon of books to read!

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Further evidence of school libraries and library staff making a difference | Services to Schools

Further evidence of school libraries and library staff making a difference | Services to Schools | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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About the Pennsylvania School Library Project

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Anna Szumilas's curator insight, July 2, 2013 6:15 AM

Do we really need more convincing?

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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | MindShift

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | MindShift | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Reading aloud to older children -- even up to age 14, who can comfortably read to themselves -- has benefits both academic and emotional, according to researchers.

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Why Googling Isn’t All That: Web Information Literacy in the 21st Century

Why Googling Isn’t All That: Web Information Literacy in the 21st Century | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Chances are, when you’ve been assigned a research paper, your first idea is that you’ll to do a quick search on Google. Perhaps you’ve been surprised when your instructor says that Googling for resources is not allowed.

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Multiliteracies!

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, June 4, 2013 1:20 AM

Multiliteracies!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:35 PM

Preparing a presentation on research. This article has come just at the right time. Thanks! 

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Digital skills as important as numeracy and literacy, says IT leader

ICE Worldwide, LLC is a global legal, marketing, business development and investor relations firm with offices in Boston, Singapore and Japan.
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Important skills of today and future are emphasized along with literacies.

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's comment, May 28, 2013 11:54 PM
Thanks, Anu, very important indeed!
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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom

11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"You became a teacher not to pontificate to trusting minds, but to teach children how to succeed as adults. That idealism infused every class in your credential program and only took a slight bump during your student teacher days. That educator, you figured, was a dinosaur. You’d never teach to the test or lecture for forty minutes of a forty-five minute class."


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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning | LISNews:

A presentation by professor David Lankes (Syracusa University iSchool) in Vimeo about school librarians' role in fasilitating learning.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:35 AM

David Lankes on School librarians as facilitators of learning [video]

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Library and information services: The future of the profession themes and scenarios 2025 | Australian Policy Online


Via Rosa Martins
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A very interesting discussion paper from the Australian Library Association about the future trends,scenarios, and themes of library work. School libraries included!

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The importance of instilling a need to read - Telegraph

The importance of instilling a need to read - Telegraph | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Teens who choose to pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life, research shows. But getting them to do so isn’t easy, says Jonathan Douglas.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:20 AM

School Libraries and librarians have a significant roll to play. Many of us realise the importance to stocking non-curriculum based stock as we want students in our libraries. 

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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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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
  via Mindshift If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institu...
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"If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution?

“Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years."

Very interesting reading, highly recommended!

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A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"The folks in Common Sense Media have designed this beautiful poster for you to print and use in your classroom. The poster is an excellent guide for students to help them make the right informed decisions when it comes to photo sharing."


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Elania Garrett's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:20 PM

Wonderful!

Monica Goddard's curator insight, July 30, 2013 9:39 AM

I like it! Simple and straight forward!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:29 PM

Encourages all to take time to 'think' through the steps! Choices.

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ALA 2013: Attracting Reluctant Male Readers | The Hub

ALA 2013: Attracting Reluctant Male Readers | The Hub | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"This post summarizes a session at ALA Annual 2013 that was presented by Barbara Binns and James Klise.

Most people agree that reading is an essential 21st century survival skill. Unfortunately, evolution has not kept pace. Unlike the genetically hardwired skills of walking and talking, reading requires that the brain be trained to manipulate squiggly lines on paper to make something that isn’t real feel real."

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Sheffield universities team say iPad apps can help children learn to read

Sheffield universities team say iPad apps can help children learn to read | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Research conducted by Sheffield’s two universities has shown that iPads and other tablets can help children to develop reading skills from a very early age.

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Reading age jumps with tablet help

Reading age jumps with tablet help | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A new way of using tablet computers in schools could change how children are taught in Wales, after average reading ages at one primary leapt from nine to 13.
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Great results in Swansea program with tablet computers in enhancing reading gave dramatic results in reading, raised self-esteem and interest in learning... Would be interesting to see a follow up after a year or two.

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:07 PM

Thanks Anu, good news from Wales indeed!

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A Digital Gap Between Kids and Parents

A Digital Gap Between Kids and Parents | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A new study finds there is a significant disconnect between what kids do online and what their parents think they do. Is this just a new flavor of an old problem? Or is something else going on?
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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library

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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 2, 2013 4:35 AM

What does a school library look like in the digital age? Reflections by school lib Tricia Kelleher

Laura Pearle's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:13 AM

Still wondering about digital divide (and what happens when the power fails, after a tornado or hurricane).

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:56 AM

School libraries have a very definite role to inspire imagination and facilitate  learning and research. Times are changing and so are library resources but school libraries and librarians still need to be there to teach and enhance independent learning. 

 

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How Teens Are Really Using Facebook

How Teens Are Really Using Facebook | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The Facebook generation is fed up with Facebook. That's according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, which surveyed 802 teens between the ages of 12 and 17 last September to produce a 107-page report on their online habits.

Via Reijo Kupiainen
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The power of Facebook is diminishing? 

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Anu Ojaranta's comment, May 22, 2013 3:13 AM
Have others been able to share this on Facebook?
Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, May 22, 2013 3:36 AM

I'm not sure if I should Tweet or post on Facebook or what. 

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Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Pointers for modern school library design and facilities!

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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


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An article well worth reading!! Information literacy curriculum to schools in cooperation with the school library.

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Leslie Lilly's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Literacy is the gateway to a life of opportunity. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:33 AM

Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:08 AM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.

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The Epidemic Of Media Multitasking While Learning « Annie Murphy Paul

The Epidemic Of Media Multitasking While Learning « Annie Murphy Paul | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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A blogpost about a study investing mediamultitasking while doing a learning assignment. I have to admit, I behave like that sometimes myself...

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Teacher librarians are too important to cut - Standard-Examiner

There have been good things happening in the Ogden School District. There is passion to see that students’ test scores improve and students graduate with the skills they will need for the work they do and the lives they will lead.

 

The primary purpose of the library media program is to empower students to be critical thinkers, make informed choices and be problem solvers. Dr. William A Sederburg, recently retired Utah Commissioner of Higher Education, said “Preserving and expanding school libraries are essential to our success in this information-intensive age. The school library isn’t your mother’s library anymore.”


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Susan Yutzey's curator insight, September 12, 2013 4:33 PM

The article lists the many roles of the school librarian and provides specific examples.

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In demand: Define problems, ask questions, investigate solutions!

In demand: Define problems, ask questions, investigate solutions! | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Sweden. Australia. New Zealand. The UK. Germany. Arizona. Wisconsin. Maryland. Lots of people from New Jersey. And me, the only one from Massachusetts. About 70 educators from all over the world ar...
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Afterthoughts of the Guided Inquiry worshop held in CISSL in Rutgers University at the end of April. A very good post also for them who are new to GI. 

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:15 AM

More thoughts and questions about how Inquiry can change learning for the future.

PEB's comment, May 4, 2013 6:22 AM
This says it all...."inquiry has the power to change the way students learn and teachers teach."