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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom

The Elements Of A Digital Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunesU implementation to online learning, the classroom as we know it is changing.

It’s true that a digital classroom is a vague idea. And subjective–one educator’s cutting edge learning laboratory is the next educator’s been there, done that.

The infographic looks at some of the more common elements of a digital classroom, including:

eBooks Book rental via Kindle iPads Open Source software iTunesU Digital cameras, projectors, and headphones
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The Future of School Libraries

This video was created for EDES 545 Information Technologies For Learning, as part of the Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning Masters.

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What is the future of the library?

What is a library when 'everywhere is here'? This architectural animation explores the question of the role of the public library when digital information is everywhere and is everything. What happens to the spaces of books? and how should traditional spaces of information change for a digital world?

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Library trends: jobs, education, digital, creation | Northeast Kansas Library System

Library trends: jobs, education, digital, creation | Northeast Kansas Library System | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"In a time of constant change and uncertainty in the 21st century, the world is rapidly transitioning to a digital world. What will the library look like, IF most information, resources, and services become digitized? Where can libraries focus their efforts, energy, and resources? The accompanying articles identify key trends in public libraries that examine new ways to look at how the public library can meet community needs..." via @hbraum

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10 things school libraries can learn from the Apple Store!

10 things school libraries can learn from the Apple Store! | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Much has been written about the structures, the founders and the personalities that have moulded the image of the amazingly successful business – Apple. Not only have we, the consumer, been able to establish new day-to-day routines by using the numerous Apple products on the market, but, aware of it or not, our lives have been deeply impacted and altered.

 

The author of this post wondered how school libraries would be if we were to adopt these features, internalizing them into our everyday operations, making them an integral part of our service delivery. How would our patrons – both staff and students – benefit if we were to tweak our services to fit the Apple model.

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Are School Libraries Becoming Obsolete? - An interview

Are School Libraries Becoming Obsolete? - An interview | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level. He interviews Mrs. Carmenates, a school librarian.

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Generation NOW kids & why schools have to change | A 2020 shared vision

The issues of the teacher librarians and para-professionals in California School Libraries. Please share ... Then I sat down and thought about my vision for school and specifically from the lens of school libraries in California. | 17 thoughts to consider

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Flipped classroom <>flipped school library

Flipped classroom <>flipped school library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Flipping the classroom changes the place in which content is delivered. If the teacher assigns lecture-type, frontal instruction–in the form of video, simulations, slidecasts, readings, podcasts–as homework, then class time can be used interactively. The class becomes conversation space, creation space, space where teachers actively facilitate learning.

Flipping frees face-to-face classroom time for interactive and applied learning, activities that inspire critical thinking, exploration, inquiry, discussion, collaboration, problem solving.  So, the classroom and the library become more learner-centered.

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It's Time to Disrupt the System - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson -

It's Time to Disrupt the System - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Will Richardson, sums up 19 of his bold beliefs about education in exactly five minutes. His five minutes were not just inspiring, but a call to all educators to stop putting up road blocks and open up the classrooms and allow learning to become powerful and impact the world.

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Teacher Librarian Guides - Multiple resouces to assist practicing teacher librarians

TL guides to cover information literacy, school libraries, information fluency, curation, digital collections....an extensive and useful listing.

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Personally significant learning

Personally significant learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Why our kids need a powerful disposition to be self-managing learners when they finish their schooling, why they are unlikely to have it, and what we can do about it.

 

For some time now it has been obvious that middle class kids are becoming more vulnerable. This is so despite the fact that they may be living in nice homes with supportive parents and attending well resourced schools and having comforts that their Third World counterparts can only dream of. They are vulnerable because learning is not personally significant to them. Kids who learn to avoid the discomfort of unfamiliar ideas, who do not welcome the instructive complications of error, who think learning is a boring necessity because it is basically about preparing for tests, who are reliant on parents and teachers to tell them what to do, or to do it for them, who expect university degrees to be passports to employability and financial security – such kids are now in real trouble.

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10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities

10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Libraries have acted as community cornerstones for millennia, and every April marks School Library Month, celebrating how they promote education and awareness in an open, nurturing space. What makes them such lasting institutions, though, isn’t the mere act of preserving books and promoting knowledge. Rather, it’s the almost uncanny ability to consistently adapt to the changing demands of the local populace and emerging technology alike.

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New Seth Godin title on education includes his take on libraries

Stop Stealing Dreams, author, entrepreneur and change agent Seth Godin’s self-proclaimed “manifesto” on education, includes the blog entry on libraries which sparked much debate in the biblioblogosphere last year.
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