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Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
In Japanese classrooms, teachers consciously design tasks that are slightly beyond the capabilities of the students they teach, so the students can actually experience struggling with something just outside their reach.
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Digital Literacy In Your Classroom

Digital Literacy In Your Classroom | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
While it's great to know what Digital Literacy is, why it's important, and how it affects us here in Canada, the real question is often how do I translate this into value for my learners.  Below ar...

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PISA 2012: Proficiency of Finnish youth declining


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Krista Kiuru, Minister of Education and Science: 'The general downturn in learning outcomes shows that we must take strong action to develop Finnish education. I will be setting up a broad-based forum without delay to work on safeguarding the future of the Finnish system of basic education. We will bring in not only experts in research and education and political decision-makers but also student representatives and parents.'

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Krista Kiuru, Minister of Education and Science: 'The general downturn in learning outcomes shows that we must take strong action to develop Finnish education. I will be setting up a broad-based forum without delay to work on safeguarding the future of the Finnish system of basic education. We will bring in not only experts in research and education and political decision-makers but also student representatives and parents.'

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School Libraries Renewed

School Libraries Renewed | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The United States no longer has a workforce dependent on operating machinery and performing repetitive tasks. Educators are therefore challenged to change the way students learn.
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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

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A great listing to remember!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:44 PM

A great graphic to have on display

Carey Leahy's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:06 PM

Let the student choose one to do for you!

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Why your child deserves a school librarian.

Why your child deserves a school librarian. | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
With a decade of school libraries under my belt it is easy for me to see why your child needs a school library with a trained professional to run it. I've seen first-hand the positive difference th...

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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:48 PM

Parents: Follow the link to the brochure. GREAT resource.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:32 AM

Well said! 

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:11 PM

Children need as many reading models and enabling adults as they can lay hands on. Of course they deserve  school librarian!

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7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips

7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

The art of comic creation is one of the best representation of creativity at work. As teachers and educators, we can use the power and versatility of iPad to cultivate a creative culture within our classes and among our students through helping them tinker with and design comics. Here is a list of some great iPad apps you can use for this purpose...


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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:50 PM

Great resources for CCSS

Susan Connor's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:50 PM

Comic Strips... who would have thought

 

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, May 30, 2015 4:41 AM

Creating comic strips can be a useful way to combine creativity, narrative and multimodal writing. More importantly - it's fun!

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.

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It is important to take librarians into account when thinking about PBL and inquiry learning where working with information is in a important part! Collaboration is the key!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:05 PM

Collaboration is the key!

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:55 PM

Well, are they? Twentyfirst century school librarians know stuff.

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Skolbibliotekets roller i förändrade landskap | Bibliotekssamverkan

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A new publication is about to be given by professor emerita Louise Limberg et al. The book is entiteled Skolbiblioteksroller i förändrande landskap = School libraries roles in a changing landskapes. The issues is highly important in Sweden since there is more than 2 years after the law requiered the schools to organize an access to a school library. But how it is defined and how the learning environment with technologies and curricula change the role of the school library. The manuscript is already out in the Internet to be read.

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The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year

The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Vine saw 403% growth between Q1 and Q3 this year, making it the world's fastest growing app. Twitter relaunched Vine in January, explaining its exponential growth.

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Arnaud d'Haen's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:34 AM

Stiil talking about Facebook?

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:05 PM

It is probably time to try out Vine.... :)

Tim Fernback's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:39 PM

Growth rates for social networks (and other social networking aps) for 2013.

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ECIL - European Conference on Information Literacy in Istanbul, Now!

ECIL - European Conference on Information Literacy in Istanbul, Now! | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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The conference was kicked off today in Harbyie Military Museum and Conference Center. 22-25.10.2013.

http://www.arber.com.tr/ecil2013.org/index.php/page,84,invited_talks

 

Follow tweets with hashtag #ecil2013 and tag @ecil2013. Sheila Webbr is also blogging in Information Literacy Weblog, don't miss it! 

http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Why reading is important!!

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:10 AM

Neil Gaman says this so eloquently.  Reading is important, Books are important, and libraries are important. 

 

Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:11 AM
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Neil Gaman says this so eloquently.  Reading is important for our society and reading for pleasure has so many positive ramifications -- so why aren't we doing more to encourage our students to find books they like to read, and giving them time to read them?

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Should schools teach Social Media Skills?

Should schools teach Social Media Skills? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online — and although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences. But is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don’ts of social media?

 

At Lincoln High School in San Francisco’s 

Sunset district, counselor Ian Enriquez teaches students three very big words: “Disinhibition, reputation, anonymity.”

Enriquez is using a curriculum created by the non-profit Common Sense Media, a media watchdog group for parents that also offers resources for teachers. Schools in nearby Santa Clara county have adopted this curriculum into a semester-long course for all middle and high school students. Enriquez, who’s doing just a one-day workshop, jokes that despite the title, “It’s not common sense.”

 


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How to Kill a School Library: 10 Easy Steps

How to Kill a School Library: 10 Easy Steps | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A straightforward, how-to set of instructions for squelching library services in a school community. It’s been a painful set of rants and raves to record. However, what I see worries me so much, I just can’t keep my mouth shut.

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How-to-quide to ruin your school library...

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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games –
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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

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?"

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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
More colleges are finding the social media posts of their applicants — and sometimes denying admission as a result.
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The importance of remembering how to behave in the social media. 

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:20 AM

For all our high school and college students out there....

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Teacher Status; Are they More Like Librarians, Social Workers ...

Teacher Status; Are they More Like Librarians, Social Workers ... | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
An educational system is often described as a black box. We can identify inputs and outcomes, but the complicated interaction of factors, what happens inside the box, remains something of a mystery. In trying to unravel the ...

Via Karen Bonanno
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Kind of interesting but stilll a confusing chart. It is quite extraodinary how big part the library profession got in the US. Is it because the librarians are very actively teaching in schools and are otherwise involved in teaching? Would be interesting to hear more opinions on this!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 2, 2013 6:17 PM

Professions most like teaching - so, is this saying that every teacher will perform best if they have attritubes, skills and the capabilities of a librarian?

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The flipping librarian — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The flipping librarian — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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Great thing to consider for info literacy lessons! 

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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning

Inquiry-based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.

Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.


Via Karen Bonanno, Tania Sheko
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A great list of tools to use!

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Katrina Lehman's curator insight, February 21, 2014 6:39 AM

Web-based applications enhancing learning: Web 2.0 meets inquiry- based learning.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:15 PM

updated list

Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 10, 2014 9:23 AM

Useful resources

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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

Via Mary Reilley Clark, Reijo Kupiainen
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Another news article depicting the digital divide not being between some not having devices but some not having enought skills to manage with the devices.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:58 PM

Quick tips to share with students, via the ever awesome Holly Clark, aka @Hollyedtechdiva

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Why have School Librarians?

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools. The leaflet outlin...
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

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There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Digital divide also when considering skills among students...

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Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Tech-savvy younger Americans are more likely than older adults to have read printed books in the past year, are more likely to appreciate reading in libraries, and are just as strong supporters of traditional library services as older adults, a new...
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The digital materialsfand platforms are increasing in Finland and the students have partly said there is too much technology in schools. It is an odd since they are used to technology out-of-school. Do they have a need to make a strong difference between school time and out-of-school time activities? 

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