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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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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 9:15 AM

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

PEB's comment, May 4, 2013 9:22 AM
This says it all...."inquiry has the power to change the way students learn and teachers teach."
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ILP and Guided Inquiry

Two helpful resources in understanding the principles of Guided Inquiry (GI) are Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century (2007) and Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your Schoo...
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Inquiry learing in 2 different forms combined!

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Adam Carron's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:13 PM

Getting your head around the principles of Guided Inquiry!

Brigham French's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:47 PM

Ability to create an Inquiry Learning Plan is essential to making Guided Inquiry beneficial to the students. Article Identifies two different methods for creating these Inquiry Learning Plans. 

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Improving literacy in secondary schools: a shared responsibility

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A study of a very important subject, also very close to my own study- will take a look at this with proper time!

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Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Take 5: Resources for Working with Reluctant Readers

Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Take 5: Resources for Working with Reluctant Readers | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:00 AM

Geat resource. Thanks for sharing.

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Read Aloud - Importance of Reading Aloud

Read Aloud - Importance of Reading Aloud | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:44 AM
Nice!
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:57 PM

Get involoved in the 15 minute movement.

1stGradeELL's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:21 PM

A great infographic detailing the reasons we read aloud even to our more proficient young readers.

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Digital Literacy: It's About More Than Access

Digital Literacy: It's About More Than Access | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Digital Literacy: It's about more than access from Bobbi Newman References ALA supports FCC proposal to fund digital literacy training through public libraries. (2012, April 3).District Dispatch.

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L2_S2S's curator insight, April 16, 2013 4:58 PM

Bobbi Newman  - As always lots of good insights!

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Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom

Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

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Javier Castro's curator insight, September 24, 2014 8:42 AM

agregar su visión ...

Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:07 AM

Making up my mind

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 25, 2014 6:10 PM

A good one to display for a visual reminder.

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

We love Teacher Librarians! This infographic is created by Mia MacMeekin.


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Looks good, with a lot of informaiton about teacher librarian job. And where we should be aiming at.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:23 PM

The Librarian...the most diversified teacher of all!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:14 PM

Great for the library website!

Ana María Correa's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:59 AM

A really lovely infographic that brings it all home...

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Computer screens motivate boys to read | National Literacy Trust

A study has revealed that girls read printed books better than boys, but boys' comprehension skills are the same as girls' when digesting hypertexts.
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A very interesting research from my hometown university! 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:13 AM

It doesn't really surprise me that boys read more when reading from computer screens. It's nice that it his report shows that they can be encouraged to read from screens and do better than girls in some instances. 

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10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

It is always interesting to find out that more and more of our younger students are becoming involved with the Internet and Social Media.

Due to their developmental age, most students have some kind of difficulty with self-management throughout childhood. But, this is to be expected with children. They simply lack the maturity, brain development, and personal experience to understand how to manage themselves in every situation in real life, let alone online.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 8, 2013 3:58 AM

Friends have a different meaning in today's world.

Ann Vega's comment, April 8, 2013 9:34 AM
This is a great resource on the issue of social media education - the internet is FOREVER!
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‘What did I do wrong?’: Supporting independent learning practices

My paper on the project What did I do wrong? Supporting independent learning practices to avoid plagiarism was well received in Manchester last week at LILAC. What is the project about? It is one y...
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About how to enhance critical thinking and ubderstanding through citing and referencing. 

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The importance of instilling a need to read - Telegraph

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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 11:20 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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Catching Up With The Kids: Moving School Libraries Into The New Media Era - TeachThought

Catching Up With The Kids: Moving School Libraries Into The New Media Era - TeachThought | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Catching Up With The Kids: Moving School Libraries Into The New Media Era
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Anne McLean's curator insight, April 28, 2013 6:46 PM

Unfortunately kids are being held back by some school librarians.

Anna Szumilas's comment, May 2, 2013 11:26 AM
Fortunately, they are encouraged and mentored by others...
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Reading for pleasure in schools | Reading Agency

Reading for pleasure in schools | Reading Agency | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Recently our Director, Miranda McKearney chaired a discussion at Capita's Moving English Forward conference for teachers. Here is an extract from her ...
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"But schools can't do this alone. A drive to inspire children to enjoy reading has to be systemic, reaching across home, school and the community. I believe the time is right for a new era of partnership working - public libraries' community reading support should be factored into schools' reading for pleasure policies, alongside the support of schools library services."

we all have to work on this together! 

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's comment, April 25, 2013 2:54 PM
I agree - and hope the Joy of Reading Program (Lukuinto-ohjelma) in Finland will make a good effort on developing learning commons for reading!
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Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Why doesn’t the research on school libraries resonate with educational policymakers and funding allocators? (Library: An interesting read on school libraries.

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"Four decades of research from Canada, the U.S., and Australia indicates that well-staffed, well-stocked, and well-used school libraries are correlated with increases in student achievement on the order of 4 percent to 20 percent, as measured on student performance on standardized tests, overall school performance, and student performance in reading comprehension and in academic subjects.[1] Other studies have shown improvements in students’ attitudes towards reading and in the collaborative nature of school culture.[2]"

 

Desicions are obviously made blindfolded... Very sad reading, still hoping that the research results would in the long run make a difference. We need to be more vigorous in advocating! Greeyings, Anu

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:02 PM

add your insight...

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 20, 2013 3:27 AM
We need to keep fighting and collating evidence. We are necessary so we need to shout louder!
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Thoughts from Carl Grant: Librarians should make this investment in themselves.

Thoughts from Carl Grant: Librarians should make this investment in themselves. | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Carl Grant: When the conversation turned to professions, I noted I was a librarian and I received the, not at all unusual response, of a grimace and the question: "Isn't that a dying profession?  I mean everything is online right?  Who wants a paper book anymore?" 


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:44 AM

Carl recommends four resources that will help librarians to prepare a response to the above question. He states, that the books contain incredibly important information for every librarian to absorb, even though only one of them is written specifically for librarians.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:38 AM

Great advice! 

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

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  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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Learning from mistakes!

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:56 AM

Some good ideas on how to set up inquiry to be successful with our students.

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
reading, neuroscience, literature, psychology, cognitive science, engineering, iPad, Kindle, e-reader, tablet, user interface, fiction, nonfiction, journalism
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An interesting article about how the devices change our reading.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:52 AM

As we head more and more toward all-digital, we need to ask ourselves what difference it makes in learning.

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Anne Harding Training: Boys’ reading

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Interesting viewpoints to boys' reading!

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Scandinavina library Quarterly - School libraries on the agenda

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A glance to Scandinavian school libraries!

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Library Design for the 21st Century Learner: Slideshare

Carolyn Foote, Westlake High School Library & library’s architect presented a case study at the CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) Southern Conference in Austin. She attended other sessions as well and listened as they struggled to make sense of the same issues we as educators debate–standardized test scores, the impact of technology, the value of a library, etc.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 7, 2013 4:21 PM

Understanding the learner and their learning environments, project planning and advocating the role of the school librarian.