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Libraries without walls: when students become the core design consideration | Architecture And Design

Libraries without walls: when students become the core design consideration | Architecture And Design | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Hamilton Wilson, Education Specialist, Wilson Architects, shares his insights into the future trends of education architecture and how to design a 21st century library.
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What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Websites

What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Websites | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Google recently changed its algorithm to give preference to mobile-friendly sites, dubbed “Mobilegeddon” by the technology press. Even if your website isn’t optimized for mobile yet, your library c...
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3 rules to spark learning

3 rules to spark learning | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.
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What Would The World Be Like Without Libraries?

What Would The World Be Like Without Libraries? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Much has been said about the value of libraries and the fear of their decay, both here on the Huffington Post, as well as elsewhere across the web. Recent conversation toggles between heralding efforts to bring libraries into the 21st century and art...
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When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries?

When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need libraries? Book review of "BiblioTech" by John Palfrey
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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.
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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, April 18, 2015 1:08 PM

curiosity drives us to the best learning achievements!

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, April 18, 2015 1:09 PM

curiosity drives us to the best learning achievements!

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.
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Our Public Library Minecraft Community

Our Public Library Minecraft Community | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A library system's countywide Minecraft program is a core service, an afterschool sanctuary, and a peer support group.
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Finland's Schools Are Overhauling The Way They Do Things. Here's How

Finland's Schools Are Overhauling The Way They Do Things. Here's How | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Finland’s education system, often held up as an exemplary model for the rest of the world, is on the verge of making some major changes.

For years, Finland has led the pack in international test scores, becoming a source of fascination for e...
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New Literacies | 21st Century | eSkills | eLeadership

New Literacies | 21st Century | eSkills | eLeadership | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=is+my+professional+development

 


Via Gust MEES, Dean J. Fusto
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Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 30, 2015 2:47 PM

Easy to understand and logically presented - especially for parents who may not recognize some of these terms when we "talk."

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 7, 2015 2:06 PM

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=is+my+professional+development

Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 2, 2015 2:38 AM
Good visual summary.
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Politicians must start seeing lifelong learning as an investment – not a cost

Politicians must start seeing lifelong learning as an investment – not a cost | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Savage cuts in adult education funding have left us with an elitist system which fails those who need it most and undermines the government’s own skills agenda
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How Maker Culture Builds Stronger Learning Communities

How Maker Culture Builds Stronger Learning Communities | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
An innovative youth leadership program called Public Workshop has been partnering with high school students to remake their environment.

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Library visits at an all-time high

Library visits at an all-time high | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The number of people visiting public libraries in NSW is at an all-time high with internet and online usage going through the roof, according to the latest statistics released by the State Library of NSW.
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The School Librarian Is Expendable In Many Kansas School Districts

The School Librarian Is Expendable In Many Kansas School Districts | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, Kansas has cut 25 percent of its public school librarians. In many schools, librarians are being replaced by media clerks, who are
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Learning: It's All About the Connections

Learning: It's All About the Connections | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

I've written about connections before in It’s All About Connection. Today, though, I was thinking about all of the connections important for learning. 


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Jackie Gerstein shares the connections she believes "can/should be part of both formal and informal education".

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Vernetztes Lernen.

Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, June 7, 2015 5:25 PM

Keep this in mind when you start learning in Klassikka!

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Developing Inquiring Minds - VIDEO - LearnTeachLead.ca

Developing Inquiring Minds - VIDEO - LearnTeachLead.ca | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
See students and teachers actively engaged in learning about learning and determined to be key players in the learn-teach process.
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New Study from Washington State Makes the Case for School Librarians | I Love Libraries

New Study from Washington State Makes the Case for School Librarians | I Love Libraries | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

As the nation celebrates April as School Library Month, it's a good time to reflect on the essential role that school librarians play in our children's education.  A recent study in the state of Washington showed the wisdom of investing in school librarians.  As part of the study, Dr. Elizabeth Coker conducted a data analysis of a 40-question survey conducted by the Washington State’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) among 1,486 of the 2,428 K-12 schools in the state.

The results of that study, which was undertaken on behalf of the Washington Library Media Association, were summed up in a report, Certified Teacher-Librarians, Library Quality and Student Achievement in Washington State Public Schools.  Those results showed that students attending schools with certified teacher-librarians perform better on standardized tests and are more likely to graduate.  The reason, the report states, is that certified teacher-librarians "are far more likely to be directly involved in teaching curriculum-designed around Common Core standards.

 


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11 Ways Finland's Education System Shows Us that "Less is More".

11 Ways Finland's Education System Shows Us that "Less is More". | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons.  I expect...
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Sunsetting: What Libraries Can Learn from Tech Companies

Sunsetting: What Libraries Can Learn from Tech Companies | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Libraries exist to provide amazing services and resources to our users.  We are so committed to this vision that we continue to offer these services even after users don't need them. 

 

“The easiest way to know that a product should be killed or sold off is when it no longer fits the company’s distinctive competence and market strategy. Regardless of the costs, a product that doesn’t make sense in the context of the rest of your products just confuses your customers.”


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Absolutely worth reading, this is something I am trying to teach my students! 

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Inquiry Based Professional Learning

Inquiry Based Professional Learning | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
What if we created professional learning opportunities that were not only engaging, but also empowered educators in the change process? “Inquiry Based Learning” is something that I have been spendi...
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The Global Search for Education: United States and Finland - Why are they so great?

The Global Search for Education: United States and Finland - Why are they so great? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"American scholars and their writings, like Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, have been influential in building the much-admired school system in Finland." -- Pasi Sahlberg



A little over 4 decades ago, Finland transfor...
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.

Via CFoote, Valerie Hill, Dean J. Fusto
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Finland’s school reforms won't scrap subjects altogether

Finland’s school reforms won't scrap subjects altogether | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Finland’s plans to replace the teaching of classic school subjects such as history or English with broader, cross-cutting “topics” as part of a major education reform have been getting global attention, thanks to an article in The Independent, one of the UK’s trusted newspapers. Stay calm: despite the reforms, Finnish schools will continue to teach mathematics, history, arts, music and other subjects in the future."

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James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries

James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
James Patterson is one of the most famous authors in the world, with more than 100 books (at least one of which explodes ) to his name.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 10, 2015 6:55 PM

Thank you, Jame Patterson.