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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.

Via Nell Ududec, Kent Wallén, Karen Bonanno
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It is important to look at school libraries with new eyes and see the possibilities. Technology plays a huge part in teens lives. There is a possibility for teaching more effective use.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

add your insight...

Anne McLean's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:34 PM

School libraries need to be hip, cool and relevant to the demands of their school communities.  Kids love this modern approach and feel welcome in their school library.

Sue Kowalski's comment, February 23, 2013 11:25 AM
We need to empower ALL to be part of the CURATION that way they are MAKING and ENGAGING not just receiving
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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age
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From the article:

"Some 77% of advanced placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers surveyed say that the internet and digital search tools have had a “mostly positive” impact on their students’ research work. But 87% say these technologies are creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans” and 64% say today’s digital technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.”

Important reading for educational staff!

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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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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, January 28, 2013 12:30 PM
Well said! :)
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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Only a decade and a few years in, how can we fully describe the twenty-first century learner?

Via Jessica Raeside, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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21st century skills as life long learning skills! Literacy isn't anymore just being able to read, write and, count. Deeper learning and higher order thinking skills are what needs to paid attention to. Proper information literacy skills are vital! 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 22, 2013 12:45 PM

Thanks!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:47 PM

Being literate in today's society requires a different set of skills - a combination that builds on traditional literacy skills.

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:52 PM

Teacher Librarians can help design for deeper learning by collaboratively building Knowledge Building Centers with teachers and students https://sites.google.com/site/knowledgebuildingcentres/home

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Teacher Librarian - December 2012 digital edition

Teacher Librarian - December 2012 digital edition | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

The digital edition of Teacher Librarian | December 2012


Via Karen Bonanno
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A lot of interesting reading!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 15, 2013 3:57 PM

Includes articles on reading programs, forming iTeams/iStaff, Flipped Librarians, Collaborative Learning and more.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 17, 2013 12:05 AM

Several articles worth reading.Infant literacy, 'Flipping' support and App usage.

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WLMA: The library should be the heart of the school

The wonderful teacher librarians of the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) recently released the five-minute video, Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning.

Via Joyce Valenza
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Good advocacy!

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Stacey Py Flynn's comment, January 19, 2013 9:22 AM
So awesome.
Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, January 19, 2013 9:23 AM

I'm reposting this, in case you didn't get to watch it. 

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Got Fun? Libraries As Affective (and Effective!) Learning Environments

The Adventures of Library Girl: Got Fun? Libraries As Affective (and Effective!) Learning Environments | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Via Mervi Hietanen
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Learning spaces and the effect on learning, adapted to school library activities! 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:14 AM

really interesting! thanks

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

Via Eeva Kurttila-Matero
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Very clear and visual division of learning theories!

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A 21st Century Librarian Helps Students See Through the Cloud -- THE Journal

A 21st Century Librarian Helps Students See Through the Cloud -- THE Journal | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Today’s librarians have to know things like responsible use policies and how to guide students in the effective use of the internet for research.


Via Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Good example how to initiate a discussion among students about the information spheare!

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Linking for Learning - Edubeacon - Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's

Linking for Learning - Edubeacon - Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Illustration by David Flaherty from SLJ

The school holiday break is providing an opportu...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 3, 2013 11:20 AM

Great article, thanks for sharing!

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Journal of Information Literacy

Journal of Information Literacy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

open access journal of information literacy - aims to investigate information literacy in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice.


Via Karen Bonanno
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Very interesting articles of infolit in different learning environments!

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 1, 2013 5:10 PM

A great resource for PD and professional reading.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 1, 2013 6:10 PM

Informative primary source articles for use in study and research.  Free access

Terheck's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:39 AM

Some good articles for everyone interested on Information Literacy.

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Libraries Should Own the Future—Here's How They Can

Libraries Should Own the Future—Here's How They Can | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Libraries Should Own the Future—Here's How They Can (From @jenarbo: How libraries can own the future. http://t.co/mPGKbGj9)


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School Libraries: Excellence in Practice Amesbury School

Carolyn Knight, Teacher in the Library and colleagues at Amesbury School, a new Year 1-6 school in Churton Park, Wellington talk about how their school library supports literacy and student inquiry
Via Karen Bonanno
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Great example of inquiry learning taking place in school premises, school library as not being something separate - great collaboration! And cosy...! 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:57 PM

Carolyn shares how the library is the heart of the school and teachers support this approach within their school community.

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Information Literacy is more than a set of skills, argument drawing upon the research and professional literature. | Teacher librarian

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Pisa envy

Pisa envy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
PARENTS pore over them. Teachers protest about them. Politicians preen when they are positive—and blame their predecessors if they are not. International league...
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How to study - study skills for primary and high school students

How to study - study skills for primary and high school students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Studyvibe is website that is designed to help students learn how to study. We offer study tips and resources for primary to high school students.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Excellent site, a lot of interesting and well worth reading!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 27, 2013 7:45 AM

Great resource!

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 27, 2013 5:35 AM

O Website  Study Vibe foi desenhado para ajudar os alunos a aprenderem a estudar (Definição de metas; Gestão do Tempo;Planear para o Sucesso; Organizar;etc...] e que disponibiliza uma variedade enorme de bons recursos (apoio ao currículo,  acesso a ferramentas digitais e jogos interativos).

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 4, 2013 5:56 AM

Help your kids learn how to study.

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5 Public Speaking Tips for Entrepreneurs

5 Public Speaking Tips for Entrepreneurs | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
For most of us, public speaking can be incredibly nerve-wracking.

Via Rosa Martins
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School Libraries & 21st C Literacy | Services to Schools

School Libraries & 21st C Literacy http://t.co/OI8v9s84 via @l2_s2s

Via Llandrillo Library
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Great page with also guided inquiry!

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Digital Reading on the Rise for Children (With a Qualifier)

Digital reading is rising fast among children ages 6 to 17, but this is not necessarily translating into a greater desire to read, a new Scholastic report says.
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Interesting results in the study, for example how e-readers are effecting the willingness to read for boys.

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15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners

15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, David Hain
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"The daydream begins. It’s a familiar scene, one we have likely both experienced as students and struggled against in our students as teachers. But daydreaming is not what it might seem. Recent research in both psychology and neuroscience makes clear that daydreaming is an essential part of mental processing, reasoning and, yes, even learning."

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:58 AM

Let go of controlling your mind. Daydreaming is an attribute of successful people.

 

"Daydreaming, as a mental state activating both the default and executive networks of the brain, plays an important role in that organizing and processing. What you may think is just your mind drifting is actually your mind actively forming connections between information, synthesizing what was previously only chaos, and preparing the ground for the moment when things suddenly fit into place."

 

Increase your power of letting go with Equanimity at http://www.equanimityexecutive.com 

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:30 PM

Thanks Anu and others, this was something I needed!

Trumans's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:35 PM

Daydreamers are thinkers.  In order to stay in front of the competition one of the biggest challenges is "how?"  Thinkers may have the answer...

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School Library Research: Literacy and transliteracy | Literacy in Learning Exchange

A collection of school library research about literacy and transliteracy http://t.co/u9mzqBVC

Via Sue Thomas
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Great articles!

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Stalder Angèle's curator insight, January 5, 2013 2:30 PM

"The purpose of School Library Research (SLR) is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library programs. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians."

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, January 19, 2013 8:59 AM

Good articles.   Libraries are often underfunded, and underutilized. 

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Digital Literacies

A paper first presented at the 2012 Barcelona Conference.

Via Reijo Kupiainen
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26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
It puts the rest of the world to shame.

Via Mervi Hietanen
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Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model

Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
As librarians struggle with the task of redefining their roles in a digital age, many are seeing an opportunity to fill the void created by the loss of traditional bookstores.
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 31, 2012 3:41 PM

I see lots of potential here for school libraries [bracketed sections KB insight] -- "reinventing themselves as vibrant town squares [learning commons], showcasing the latest best sellers [age relevant & engaging fiction], lending Kindles [or equivalent] loaded with e-books, and offering grass-roots technology training centers" [access to core technology tools as information and content creation suites]. 

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Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections

While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the "Muy Importante" list.
Via Guillaume Decugis
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Great tool for media work as well...

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Tom Hood's curator insight, January 28, 2013 7:39 PM

I see this helping to create a PLN Personal Learning Network

bookwarrior's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:32 PM

This educator describes how Scoop.it can be the tool by which you teach students to gather, manage, and evaluate information. I 100% agree with his caveat at the bottom that Scoop.it doesn't do the teaching but because it is so simple and seamless and allows for so much interaction and feedback between student curator and instructor, it is the perfect medium for it.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:18 AM

Need a new subjects or all higher education students - digital content curation - we provide less pre-preapred resources - students need to learn what is worth citing