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Curating topics around school libraries, information literacy, learning and learning environments.
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A school library is an equaliser | The Bookseller

A school library is an equaliser | The Bookseller | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City

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A good text!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 7, 2014 1:39 AM

A great piece about the importance of school libraries and School Library Services. By Anna JAmes. 

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School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73

School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73 | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
With the digital revolution, information access, use, and communication have changed along with the definition of literacy. Accessing and collecting...

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 2014 8:20 AM

The 21st century school library: more than just books and borrowing

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:02 AM

Some great tips for 21st Century libraries

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 15, 2014 2:48 PM

Catch a glimpse of a modern school library.  : )

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How Wikipedia is Redefining Research Infographic

How Wikipedia is Redefining Research Infographic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Wikipedia has grown to be the number one source for students. In fact, many students will stop research and change topics if it’s not on Wikipedia. Wikipedia provides a wealth of information with over 26 billion pages of content. Though the quality of Wikipedia has been questioned, the editors o... http://elearninginfographics.com/how-wikipedia-is-redefining-research-infographic/


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The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process

The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
March , 2014
Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important. Helping kids and...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 17, 2014 3:47 PM

The process is definitely transferable to other creative thinking.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:43 PM

I'm going to post this along with my book trailer project directions to help my students visualize the process. 

Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:40 PM

A nice visual to help students plan their creative 'digital' storytelling.

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.
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Are there still jobs for librarians? - artsHub Australia

Are there still jobs for librarians? - artsHub Australia | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Are there still jobs for librarians?
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Mary Mavroudis, Information Specialist at a university library for the past 18 years, similarly perceived fundamental changes to her role.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 8, 2014 4:30 PM

"Librarians have moved away from being curators of collections to curators of information and deliver information in many new different ways, beyond the physical library building,’ said Reynolds."

GwynethJones's curator insight, March 9, 2014 8:21 AM

I hope there are jobs for librarians ALL OVER!

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Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and she’s made it available as a free PDF. On her website she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could.


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Download for free! 

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:06 AM

Social history and reflection on today's connected youth - looks interesting

gawlab's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:01 PM

a téléchargé la copie libre  du livre de danah boyd. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2014 2:58 AM

Free Download

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11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy

11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy
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The New Hub - Virtual Learning Commons

The New Hub - Virtual Learning Commons | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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This is how things should be online when considering school libraries and similar learning places!! 

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Want A Better Library At School? These Eighth-Graders Designed Their Own

Want A Better Library At School? These Eighth-Graders Designed Their Own | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
As part of the design-build classes of Project H, the kids at this Berkeley school created a new room in their school--and rethought the bookshelf in...

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Libraries and City Schools Need a Closer Partnership - City Limits

Libraries and City Schools Need a Closer Partnership - City Limits | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

“ Libraries and City Schools Need a Closer Partnership City Limits The author suggests that underutilized hours at branch libraries overlap with times when neighborhood schools could use more and better-equipped space.”


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This has succeeded in Finland pretty well...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 1, 2014 3:07 AM
I don't think suggesting that schools use public libraries to replace school libraries is a good idea. All schools should have a school library with a qualified librarian. The idea that schools create better links with the public library is a good one. Bringing classes in to use the resources in the public library is a great idea but not at the expense of the school library. We are planning to build on our links with our public library this year.
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Stockholm’s Tio Tretton Library Gives Tweens a Space of Their Own

Stockholm’s Tio Tretton Library Gives Tweens a Space of Their Own | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
At a tween-only library in Stockholm, the only patrons allowed are children between 10 and 13—a group that often feels too old for children’s sections but not yet ready for full-on YA experiences.

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A GREAT place!!

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nickcarman's comment, March 4, 2014 8:53 PM
@Anu Ojaranta You're welcome! :-)
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Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, February 24, 2014 2:21 AM

Käännetty luokkahuone haastaa opetusta uudella tavalla: onko oppijoiden motivaatio riittävä, onko pääsy internetiin esteetön kodeista ja miten tuetaan erilaisia oppimistyylejä?

Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:10 PM

Flipped learning - it's here and now. How could you take advantage of this concept?

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Digital Age Learning | Learning today

Digital Age Learning | Learning today | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A keynote presentation for the sixth Computer Supported Education Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on 3 April 2014.

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Fresh presentation!

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7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014 - OEDB.org

7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014 - OEDB.org | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Technology trends in both higher ed and K-12 classrooms continue to evolve and transform traditional learning environments. New learning analytics, mobile
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Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? - Telegraph

Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? - Telegraph | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Malorie Blackman, the children's laureate, questions why libraries are mandatory in prisons but not schools, claiming services for young readers are “disappearing”

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 19, 2014 11:27 AM

Libraries are mandatory in prisons, but not in schools

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 19, 2014 2:39 PM

Liisa Niinikangas kyseli tätä Suomessa jo vuonna 1998...

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 22, 2014 12:40 PM

An eye-opening comparison, is it though provoking enough to yield a reverse of this sad trend?

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School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff.

School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff. | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

School library marketing has to begin and end with impact.  It has to be about what we do for our kids, our teachers, our communities and why it's important.  It has to be about outcomes and the message that "we're all in this together" or, put another way, that we care just as much about student success as any other teacher in the building.


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"Before we can even begin to think about how we're going to market our work and its impact on student learning, we have to create work that impacts student learning! "

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 17, 2014 3:59 PM

Comes with a template to help you plan your marketing strategy. Remember, it is not about you, it is about them.

Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:56 PM

If you want to be considered an awesome school librarian, you have to think of the kid' needs. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, March 18, 2014 8:15 PM

Includes a template for planning the marketing of your school library

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible."

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Want A Better Library At School? These Eighth-Graders Designed Their Own

Want A Better Library At School? These Eighth-Graders Designed Their Own | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
As part of the design-build classes of Project H, the kids at this Berkeley school created a new room in their school--and rethought the bookshelf in...
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"None of them actually used the word library," Pilloton says. "They all said, we want a place to explore. I thought that was really a poignant way to put it. A library is not just a room filled with books."

Great thinking!!

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How do inquiry teachers….teach?

How do inquiry teachers….teach? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
When I first became fascinated in inquiry-based approaches (too many years ago to say!), the focus for many of my conversations and indeed, my early research, was on how to plan.  Back then, learni...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 4, 2014 2:43 AM

Here are techniques or approaches inquiry teachers use.

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News

How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.
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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? - | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought? by Terry Heick Thinking is troublesome. For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts...

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An extremely relevant question in Finland at the moment. A big educational change is being discussed right now, hoping to see some results on national level....

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Libraries are vital to student success - Daily Titan

Libraries are vital to student success - Daily Titan | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
... education material for schools and teachers, found that “over the past 20 years, numerous studies have shown that elementary schools with at least one full-time certified teacher-librarian performed better on state tests.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:57 AM

Best selling author supports school libraries

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 27, 2014 8:25 AM

School libraries are important. This piece reminds us why. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 2, 2014 8:51 AM

Another article on the impact of libraries on student achievement

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps f

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 24, 2014 4:05 PM

Affordable movie making apps to stimulate creativity.