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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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How to flip the classroom | Flipped Institute

How to flip the classroom | Flipped Institute | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Flipping is easy – and with a little thought and planning, teachers can use the flipped model to create engaging learning experiences for their students.
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Sound like a worth trying in teaching information seeking... 

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How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Literacy is an Every-Century Skill

If you are a math, history, science, or art teacher, where does literacy fit into your classroom instruction? It's common to believe that literacy instruction is solely the charge of language arts teachers, but, frankly, this just is not so"


Via Tim Scholze, Eeva Kurttila-Matero
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Letting Go of Boolean Operators: Rethinking How Research Is Taught in Schools | ALA TechSource

Letting Go of Boolean Operators: Rethinking How Research Is Taught in Schools | ALA TechSource | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"I am constantly struggling with the sense that I’m doing a lot of talking for nothing. I painstakingly teach kids how to use a database and they go straight back to Wikipedia as soon as I turn them loose. I show them how to use keywords and operators and they always fall back on their “ask Google a question” method."

Some worthwhile things to consider in teaching information searching!
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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lelapin's comment, July 10, 2012 1:48 PM
interesting angle with which I totally agree, thanks for sharing.
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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, 2:43 AM

Here are techniques or approaches inquiry teachers use.

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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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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Lot of interesting ways to use the iPad app Flipboard!
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Library Instruction: No More Lecturing, No More ‘Death by PowerPoint’

"How do you connect in the classroom? I can remember some of my first library instruction sessions I taught back when I was a newbie librarian. Those sessions were, in a word, boring. ..."
Via Becca Johnson, Librarian@HOPE, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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