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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading
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Great tips for enhancing the reading culture in schools!!

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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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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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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Special attention is needed for the boys to take on leasure time reading and improve reading skills. The gender difference is most significant in Finland so we need extra measures...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:33 PM

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

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Only a decade and a few years in, how can we fully describe the twenty-first century learner?

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21st century skills as life long learning skills! Literacy isn't anymore just being able to read, write and, count. Deeper learning and higher order thinking skills are what needs to paid attention to. Proper information literacy skills are vital! 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 22, 2013 12:45 PM

Thanks!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:47 PM

Being literate in today's society requires a different set of skills - a combination that builds on traditional literacy skills.

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:52 PM

Teacher Librarians can help design for deeper learning by collaboratively building Knowledge Building Centers with teachers and students https://sites.google.com/site/knowledgebuildingcentres/home

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School Library Research: Literacy and transliteracy | Literacy in Learning Exchange

A collection of school library research about literacy and transliteracy http://t.co/u9mzqBVC

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Great articles!

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Stalder Angèle's curator insight, January 5, 2013 2:30 PM

"The purpose of School Library Research (SLR) is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library programs. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians."

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, January 19, 2013 8:59 AM

Good articles.   Libraries are often underfunded, and underutilized. 

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Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy | IFLA

Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy | IFLA | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Agreements reached at the International Conference Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies that was held in Moscow on 24-28 June 2012..."


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Is There a Difference Between Critical Thinking and Information Literacy? | Weiner | Journal of Information Literacy

Is There a Difference Between Critical Thinking and Information Literacy?

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Critical Thinking and Information Literacy

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How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps

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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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Digital skills as important as numeracy and literacy, says IT leader

ICE Worldwide, LLC is a global legal, marketing, business development and investor relations firm with offices in Boston, Singapore and Japan.
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Important skills of today and future are emphasized along with literacies.

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's comment, May 29, 2013 2:54 AM
Thanks, Anu, very important indeed!
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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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The Multiliteracy Project

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Great resource! The term multiliteracies will be in the new Finnish core curriculum in a few years. Interesting, multidimensional and a challenging term.

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School Libraries & 21st C Literacy | Services to Schools

School Libraries & 21st C Literacy http://t.co/OI8v9s84 via @l2_s2s

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Great page with also guided inquiry!

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What makes new literacies new?

Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel (2012)

"It is too easy to make light of ‘new literacies’ by saying things like: “Well, there are always newer ones coming along”. Such remarks suggest new literacies have a similar kind of life trajectory to an automobile: new in 2009, semi-new in 2010, and old hat by 2011. Against this kind of “that’s so yesterday” perspective, we suggest in this article that ‘new literacies’ are best understood in terms of an historical period of social, cultural, institutional, economic, and intellectual change that is likely to span many decades – some of which are already behind us."

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Literacy Now: Resolving the Tension between Basic Literacy and Information Literacy

"The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) provides a definition of 21st Century Literacies specific to this challenge. They write, “Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. These literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable.” The NCTE website suggests that necessary contemporary skills include the ability to

- Develop proficiency with the tools of technology

- Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally

- Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes

- Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information

- Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts

- Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments"

 

Interesting reading, I warmly recommend!


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I'm trying to stay tuned in what's happening in the field of information literacy, school libraries, ICT and learning environments. I am working on my PhD degree and working as a children's librarian, a school librarian and a lecturer in Turku University of Applied Sciences.

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