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New classroom mantra: Don't be bored. Make something

New classroom mantra: Don't be bored. Make something | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Aundrey Page is a teacher at North Clayton High School and a Teach For America–Metro Atlanta alumnus.
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"With a few taps and swipes on their phones, tablets and computers, today’s students have nearly instant access to much of the world’s information. But with a projected 8.65 million U.S. workers needed by 2018 in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (collectively referred to as STEM), they need to be more than just consumers – they need to be makers."

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School Libraries Renewed

School Libraries Renewed | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The United States no longer has a workforce dependent on operating machinery and performing repetitive tasks. Educators are therefore challenged to change the way students learn.
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Digital Reading on the Rise for Children (With a Qualifier)

Digital reading is rising fast among children ages 6 to 17, but this is not necessarily translating into a greater desire to read, a new Scholastic report says.
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Interesting results in the study, for example how e-readers are effecting the willingness to read for boys.

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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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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Digital divide also when considering skills among students...

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