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Curating topics around school libraries, information literacy, learning and learning environments.
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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums
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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 11, 2015 8:26 AM

A visit to New York, Los Angeles, Cambodia and Denmark!

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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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The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age

The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age
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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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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
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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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.


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A great list of tools to use!

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, January 5, 2014 11:03 AM

This is a great list! 

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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Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...

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Excellent advocacy video, loved it! :-)

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:00 AM

Love this! Some day soon UK school librarians will produce something like this I hope. 

Nancy E Radler's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:48 PM

The next time someone asks you what you do as a school librarian, show them this video.

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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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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom

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"You became a teacher not to pontificate to trusting minds, but to teach children how to succeed as adults. That idealism infused every class in your credential program and only took a slight bump during your student teacher days. That educator, you figured, was a dinosaur. You’d never teach to the test or lecture for forty minutes of a forty-five minute class."


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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning | LISNews:

A presentation by professor David Lankes (Syracusa University iSchool) in Vimeo about school librarians' role in fasilitating learning.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 3:35 AM

David Lankes on School librarians as facilitators of learning [video]

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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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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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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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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom's Taxonomy.
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Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project

Sure, King Middle School has some amazing projects, but the Portland school has been refining its expeditionary learning projects for nearly two decades. David Grant, who guides the school's technol
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A great research project broken down to different stages.

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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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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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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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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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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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Why Googling Isn’t All That: Web Information Literacy in the 21st Century

Why Googling Isn’t All That: Web Information Literacy in the 21st Century | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Chances are, when you’ve been assigned a research paper, your first idea is that you’ll to do a quick search on Google. Perhaps you’ve been surprised when your instructor says that Googling for resources is not allowed.

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Multiliteracies!

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:20 AM

Multiliteracies!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 5, 2013 2:35 AM

Preparing a presentation on research. This article has come just at the right time. Thanks! 

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Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

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Pointers for modern school library design and facilities!

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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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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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