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Utah: School Libraries: Meeting Gets Lively Over Book Acquisition ...

Utah: School Libraries: Meeting Gets Lively Over Book Acquisition ... | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
Brought to the attention of the Davis school board recently was a formal outline of its library media center policies, but what was meant to be an innocuous presentation to get suggestions from the board turned into an intense ...
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The Adventures of Library Girl: Librarians Are NOT Knowledge Keepers - Pass It On.

The Adventures of Library Girl: Librarians Are NOT Knowledge Keepers - Pass It On. | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
RT @infosmarts: Teacher librarians are knowledge builders. Thanks to @jenniferlagarde
http://t.co/lBxXL48amc
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Love this description of (teacher) librarians.

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TeachingBooks.net | Sign In

TeachingBooks.net | Sign In | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
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MYRCA books now available on TeachingBooks.net.  Lesson plans, reviews, author links and more.

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The audio-books comeback: how they got out of the car, off the CD player and onto smartphones

The audio-books comeback: how they got out of the car, off the CD player and onto smartphones | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
With lavish original productions and enticing new 'syncing' technology, audio books have emerged as a rare bright spot in the publishing business. Every smartphone is a player.
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I love listening to my audio book when working on other tasks - like painting the house. Smart phones make them so accessible.

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Two Video Guides to Website Evaluation

Two Video Guides to Website Evaluation | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:13 AM

Two interesting videos on website evaluation from www.freetech4teachers.com

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:33 AM

I would like to add to Beth Dicther's share, via Richard Byrne's Free Technology 4 Teachers, that website evaluation skills should be a necessity for any student and educator regardless of online or face-to-face. 

josé krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:57 PM

website evaluation

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Visibility @ your library » State of America's Libraries Report 2013 ...

Visibility @ your library » State of America's Libraries Report 2013 ... | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
And the library community continues to rally support for school libraries, which seem destined to bear the brunt of federal budget sequestration. These and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the ALA's 2013 ...
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Let's not go down the same path here in Canada!

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Pulse of The People: Schools need strong libraries - Troy Record

Pulse of The People: Schools need strong libraries
Troy Record
Strong school libraries build strong students.
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Washington Library Media Association - Home

Washington Library Media Association - Home | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
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A list of innovative programs, influenced by a tweet | TechSoup for ...

A list of innovative programs, influenced by a tweet | TechSoup for ... | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
To me, some of the more innovative library programs do not fall under bleeding edge tech or super cool gadgetry categories, but under smart uses of resources to meet community needs. This past year, many of the innovative ...
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Blog Archive » Press: The DPLA and School Libraries: Partners ...

Blog Archive » Press: The DPLA and School Libraries: Partners ... | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
Librarians and classroom teachers each bring unique and essential skill sets to the task of enabling students to construct knowledge. It is particularly troubling that many school libraries are under threat today, as education ...
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TL Virtual Cafe - home

TL Virtual Cafe - home | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
For teacher librarians, media specialists, school librarians, etc. http://t.co/jKnfQSdr
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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

Via SCIS, Linda Dougherty, Rosa Martins, Monica Ehrenstråle (Nilsson)
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Library make-overs - ideas and information here.

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:20 AM

GOo

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:35 PM

I wonder how teachers would redesign their classrooms if they could. Design is such an interesting concept...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:34 PM

As bibliotecas escolares e o bom design...

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An Anti-Censorship Handbook for Educators - Huffington Post (blog)

An Anti-Censorship Handbook for Educators - Huffington Post (blog) | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
An Anti-Censorship Handbook for Educators
Huffington Post (blog)
Now Lent and Pipkin and have provided a highly readable, informative, and practical handbook for educators, especially English teachers and school librarians.
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Barefoot Gen Pulled from Matsue School Libraries | Comic Book ...

Barefoot Gen Pulled from Matsue School Libraries | Comic Book ... | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
Keiji Nakazawa's internationally renowned manga Barefoot Gen, which depicts wartime atrocities from the perspective of the seven-year-old protagonist, ha...
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Book Review: Technology and Literacy - 21st Century Library Programming for Children and Teens

Book Review: Technology and Literacy - 21st Century Library Programming for Children and Teens | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
Here's another book that I've finished that you can add to your "To Read" list. I featured this book in my INALJ blog post on my reading list. This book is number 7 on the list, and it's a great bo...
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For professional reading.

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Résumés of Unemployed Disney Villains

Résumés of Unemployed Disney Villains | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
Cruella de Vil At the end of Disney animated films, the bad guy or gal is suddenly found without a "job," so Disney's Oh My Disney (OMD) blog have imagined what their résumés might look like. For e...
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Wouldn't this make a great library challenge?!

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:16 PM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, August 10, 2013 6:36 PM

Actually good for faculty too!

josé krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:54 PM

graphic on creative commons

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School Library Advocacy :: ASLA

Advocacy ideas and activities for school libraries.
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Australian School Library Association - excellent info for advocacy.

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''Captain Underpants'' beats ''Fifty Shades'' in library complaints - Reuters

''Captain Underpants'' beats ''Fifty Shades'' in library complaints - Reuters | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
The Guardian ''Captain Underpants'' beats ''Fifty Shades'' in library complaints Reuters The ALA said that its office for intellectual freedom received a total of 464 reports in 2012 on attempts to remove books from public and school libraries or...
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LOL!

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Defunding Public School Libraries Destroys Critical Part of Education - CityWatch - City Watch

Defunding Public School Libraries Destroys Critical Part of Education - CityWatch - City Watch | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
Defunding Public School Libraries Destroys Critical Part of Education - CityWatch City Watch EDUCATION POLITICS - It was a bad day 30 years ago when some business management-type decided to restructure academic departments to be fiscally...
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Ms. O Reads Books: Apps for Teacher Librarians Part 3: Photo Editing

Ms. O Reads Books: Apps for Teacher Librarians Part 3: Photo Editing | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
Apps for Teacher Librarians Part 3: Photo Editing. I tried to link to tutorials where I could. Most of them are not educators ... but I liked how they explained things. For now I will concentrate on ideas for educational use and let ...
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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform ...

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform ... | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.
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New Fast Facts: Colorado School Libraries and the Use of Web ...

Our newest Fast Facts uses data from the 2011-2012 Colorado School Library Survey to assess the degree to which public school libraries with endorsed librarians use web technologies. The results indicate that more school ...
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Every School Needs a Library | James Dawson

Every School Needs a Library | James Dawson | School Libraries = Learning! | Scoop.it
James Dawson, author of Hollow Pike.(If I could, I would hug @_jamesdawson for his wonderful post on the importance of school libraries: http://t.co/x4W8N6vq #shoutabout)...
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Plaza event highlights elementary school libraries - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Plaza event highlights elementary school libraries
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Longtime elementary school teacher Billie Perez retired last year from Sassarini Elementary School but she hasn't forgotten her former students.
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What about a bake sale?  This is becoming a theme.

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