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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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

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Jan Watts's curator insight, September 17, 2013 1:57 AM

And another - we need to be changing our methods and embracing the change.....

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Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph

Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Children who read for pleasure in their spare time perform significantly better at school than other pupils, according to a major study.

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

Love this! Libraries are not just about English and here is the proof!

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Integration of Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Changing Students’ Relationships with the School Librarian

Motivated by a shared inquiry question, a team of librarians at Deerfield High School (Illinois) gathered data to support a push to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum, and developed a fruitful collaboration with other departments resulting in a co-taught Medieval narrative project. Among other important outcomes: a change in student perceptions about the role of school librarians.


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Not only integrating IL to the curriculum but also integrating the librarian to the curriculum, that is what makes the difference, in my opinion...

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Lourense Das's curator insight, October 30, 2013 5:00 AM

Integration of #IL into #curriculum: changing student's relationship with #schoollibrarian.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:09 PM

integration of IL into the Curriculum

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It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds

It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
We, the denizens of the Web, who live and work here also call them as tag clouds. Call them “word clouds” or “tag clouds” – they are visualization tools that helps your brain process information in a rather unique way.
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How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
You can actually use Instragram in the classroom and library. Here are a few simple ways that should help you start trying something new!

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How to use instagram in school AND in libraries...

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hedgeshandy's comment, October 17, 2013 6:29 AM
Its trendy :)
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Flipping The Library Classroom for Information Literacy - Connect Learning Today

Flipping The Library Classroom for Information Literacy - Connect Learning Today | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Like many Teaching Librarians across the country, the librarian position in my school had been reduced to part-time before I came to the school.
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Great job!! this really woke some ideas and especially happy that these methods are used in information literacy issues!

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Digital Activities For Visual Literacy

Digital Activities For Visual Literacy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Visual literacy is the ability to construct meaning from or communicate meaning through information presented in the form of an image. While it may seem like this could only be applicable to the el...

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Great tools for teaching visual literacy!

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Patty Ball's curator insight, August 17, 2013 3:39 PM

tools and apps to aid in visual literacy

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How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps

How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores
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"Among the many benefits, audiobooks:

reinforce literacy skills.supplement reading instruction to develop a positive attitude towards literature.develop understanding of content area material when decoding or other literacy skills are delayed.model the appropriate use of oral vocabulary, fluent reading, and use of phonics.bring literature from the classroom to home and back on a portable device."

And a great infographic to go with it!

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Using technology to engage reluctant readers

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"There’s been some recent research from the National Literacy Trust showing that more and more children are reading from the screen of an electronic device rather than from books. Surprising? Not really. When you consider that many schools offer students daily computer access and have other types of technology such as tablets and interactive whiteboards, it appears to make sense. The study shows, however, that this penchant for digital reading is “potentially detrimental to children’s reading levels”. So should we try and curb children’s enthusiasm for electronic texts?"


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Janet Law's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:22 AM

This is a good read to start reflecting on how technology can cater to learning needs of diverse learners. Like it or not, technology is here to stay. As educators and parents, we have to be open minded about what really engages our children and facilitate their learning with access to these media whilst being aware of the pitfalls too and guide them as this new generation navigates their journey of learning.

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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 6:20 PM

Wonderful!

Monica Goddard's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:39 PM

I like it! Simple and straight forward!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:29 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 5:07 PM

Thanks Anu, good news from Wales indeed!

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What does it mean to be a digital native?

What does it mean to be a digital native? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
“ The war between natives and immigrants is ending. The natives have won.”
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donhornsby's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:16 PM

The war between natives and immigrants is ending. The natives have won.

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Apps in Education: Interactive eBooks on the iPad

Apps in Education: Interactive eBooks on the iPad | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"There have been lots of ebooks published for the iPad. Many of them have really just been digital copies of traditional books with page turning and some music. The thing is, a lot of the ebooks have not really taken advantage of the touch and swipe environment. The interactivity available on the iPad is not often fully utilised for kids books. Here are a couple that combine fun stories and an element of interactivity."
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21 Things 4 Students

21 Things 4 Students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The 21things4students.net project is supported by a grant from the REMC Association of Michigan and maintained by a team from three Intermediate School Districts in Michigan (Shiawassee, Ingham, and Macomb). It was created as an educational and online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the 21st century. This project was specifically developed to provide districts and classroom teachers with resources to help students meet or exceed the 8th grade technology proficiency requirements in Michigan. The development of this resource came at the request of teachers using the initial 21things4teachers.net  site
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This 21 things-concept has been done to teachers and librarians and now to students!

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What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection

What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
This past week at Burlington High School, we started rolling out iPads for incoming freshmen. During this process, I couldn't help but reflect on what had occurred over the course of a year.

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"However, we must work to incorporate information and digital literacy standards into the K-12 curriculum as early as possible. Students in Kindergarten should understand what it means to be nice to someone and how that will translate to writing and living on the Web. As students grow up through the educational pathways, they must be exposed to new and emerging technologies as early as possible in a safe, responsible manner. By doing so, we are preparing them for a global economy that requires these skills."

 

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Curation as learning in information literacy - Irish library blog

Curation as learning in information literacy - Irish library blog | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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"Content curation not only involves finding relevant and valuable information, but also filtering out unnecessary, inappropriate and inaccurate sources. It combines creativity with analytical skills, can be easily applied in a collaborative context, and also provides an opportunity for peer assessment and feedback as individuals or groups can also rate or evaluate the resources chosen by others."

 

 

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Connie Wise's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:22 PM

Features a focus on 5 specific aspects of curation

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:17 AM

Nice explaination about content curation as a learning tool!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 14, 2013 12:24 PM

Article argues that curation is not a new concept for libraries since Librarians select, organise and preserve information. Further, the article argues that content curation involves higher order skills and the ability to appraise sources effectively in order to sieve through large volumes of information. Above all, the article discussess the concepts, aggregation, distillation, elevation, mash-ups and chronology.

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School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

School libraries have the potential to be a vibrant hub for learning, information, reading promotion, creativity, student leadership and social interaction within their school community. From an equity perspective, the school library is one of few places in a school open to all students, teachers and parents. In addition to providing a congenial learning environment and ‘safe haven’, the school library often offers a venue for extra-curricular activities, as well as school community events and meetings.


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Karen Cuthbert's comment, September 1, 2013 8:33 PM
Thanks Karen, I agree
Esther Casey's curator insight, September 2, 2013 3:59 AM

Great to see this research being done closer to home and showing again the value of school libraries as a central hub of the school.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:05 PM

A good article on the economic value of school libraries in Australia

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Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail?

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Walmart Corporate This past week, I worked with a small group of educators on becoming a "Networked Educator", and we had some great conversations about ho...

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Great example how to use real life examples in education!

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:51 PM

Using the analogy of teaching a student to drive, this article makes some great points about the teaching of digital citizenship. I think the inference is also for secondary. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:28 AM

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? Great blog from a school principal

Corinne Hinton's curator insight, August 21, 2013 4:10 PM

Great #digitalcitizenship rubric for schools.

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ACRL 2013 Metaliteracy

This presentation examines the metaliteracy framework developed by Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson. Metaliteracy will be examined as a reframing of information l ("What's In A Name?

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Patricia Sánchez Marrou's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:54 PM

ooh no! y ahora hablan de Metaliteracy OMG!!!

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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 7:13 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

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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 9:15 AM

Do we really need more convincing?