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With everything becoming available online we won't need librarians?

With everything becoming available online we won't need librarians? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

There have been many articles and blog posts lately debating the future of libraries. It is hard to imagine a school without one of these learning centers (where else would faculty meetings, testing, and baby showers take place?), but this post focuses on busting the myth that librarians will become obsolete.

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Eduwebinar - Professional learning network

Eduwebinar - Professional learning network | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Virtual professional learning network for teachers supported by education webinars to boost professional development opportunities in an online environment.
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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 7:18 AM
Great news! :)
jerigby's comment, April 3, 2013 9:29 AM
I love eduwebinars! It fits in to my schedule better than attending workshops.
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Inquiry-based learning projects the SOLE of modern teaching

Inquiry-based learning projects the SOLE of modern teaching | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Currently there is a critical need for developing 21st century skills in students. As educators we must understand that our teaching must reflect how our students are currently learning,” the Year 5/6 teacher from Fairfield West Public School in Sydney’s southwest, says.

“My classroom pedagogy represents this current demand. For the last two years I’ve been incorporating inquiry-based learning projects within my classroom pedagogy.”

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Ozark schools building tech skills for the future - Springfield News-Leader

Ozark schools building tech skills for the future - Springfield News-Leader | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Ozark schools building tech skills for the future
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They're already on board,” said Amanda Smith, the junior high's library media specialist and instructional technology coach. “They've never been without technology.
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Advocacy initiatives from around the world | School Libraries | World Library and Information Congress

Advocacy initiatives from around the world | School Libraries | World Library and Information Congress | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Confluence for Knowledge - Advocacy - Strong Libraries (School Libraries on the Agenda: Advocacy Initiatives from Around the World)
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The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses

The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

From new technology to everyday materials to rebooting school woodshop and home ec classes, makerspaces challenge students to open their minds and expand their skillsets.


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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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Chicago Public School Librarian K.C. Boyd: The Heartbeat of Her School

Chicago Public School Librarian K.C. Boyd: The Heartbeat of Her School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
At the once-second-to-last ranked school in Illinois, Chicago's Wendell Phillips Academy High School, librarian K.C. Boyd has helped turn around the reading culture. (RT @sljournal: Chicago Public School Librarian K.C.
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Advocacy for School Library Leaders: A Call to Action

References and resources

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?
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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, August 21, 8:11 AM

Kids now days need to be encouraged to ask more questions. They are so use to being spoon fed, they are afraid.

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Elementary kids turn to Indiegogo for money to re-open their school library

Elementary kids turn to Indiegogo for money to re-open their school library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Yahoo News Canada (blog) Elementary kids turn to Indiegogo for money to re-open their school library Yahoo News Canada (blog) Due to changes in their district, what was once the school library at Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California, is...
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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure.

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3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom

3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In May of last year, Ken Robinson–he of “Is School Killing Creativity”/TED Talk legend status–gave a brief talk on the idea of contrast, specifically the difference between who we are and how we teach.

 

His general message was that we, as human beings, are wired for certain tendencies. Three of those most immediate to education, Robinson explains, are our diversity, curiosity, and creativity, calling children “natural learners.”

 

He contrasted these hallmarks of being human with the tone in which public education in the United States currently operates–a tone that promotes conformity, compliance, and standardization.

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15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching by Terry Heick 15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching–And 15 That Are Not So Much On Sunday, we’re going to release a basic framework to begin to make sense of what “student-centered learning” mean in...

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Digital Literacy: Becoming Digital Citizens

Digital Literacy: Becoming Digital Citizens | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Children at Our Lady of Dolours School live and work in a high tech world. More importantly, they will become the leaders of tomorrow. They will work in jobs that have not been invented yet. They will make their contribution to the world through a multitude of different technologies.

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Links ICT capabilities to digital literacy components and Australian Curriculum.

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Librarians are educators too - Times of Malta

Librarians are educators too - Times of Malta | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Librarians are educators too
Times of Malta
A number of ideas for reading for pleasure were listed in a recent article on The Guardian (How to teach… Reading for pleasure – http://bitly.com/1dm2SvX ).
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16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting

16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
How we work, when we work and even whom we work with are changing. Here are 16 clues that prove that the future of work is already here.
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What new learning skills are you teaching your students to help them thrive in this type of future work environment?

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School Librarian Cutbacks Widen Digital Divide

About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian.
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Project, Problem, and Passion-Based Learning (PBL) Resources

Project, Problem, and Passion-Based Learning (PBL) Resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Interviews, articles, projects that worked, reflections, and more on project based learning (PBL).
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The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the NMC and co-principal investigator for the project. “Finally we have been able to produce a report aimed directly at the needs of academic and research libraries — and what we have found is that academic and research libraries are leveraging new technology in some very important and creative ways

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 22, 5:04 AM

Important read about important trends in this first NMC version for libraries.

Gai Dennett's curator insight, August 24, 4:45 PM

The Library edition of the 2014 Horizon Report is a "must read" for Librarians

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Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife - ABC News

Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife - ABC News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
ABC News Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife ABC News As the Ferguson-Florissant School District postponed the start of the school year for more than a week, teachers set up shop at the Ferguson library, providing...
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19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

19 year old Boyan Slat has designed the Ocean Cleaup Array which could reduce the world’s oceanic garbage patches by removing 7,2500,000 tonnes from them.


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A great example of project based learning.

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Designing New Literacies - Langwitches

Designing New Literacies - Langwitches | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn doodles/sketches combined with a photograph).  Participants were asked to take a look at the image and use the Visible Thinking Routine I see, I think, I wonder from Project Zero. They shared their thinking in a backchannel in a Today’s Meet room.

 

Before looking at my image annotations and reading the examples/ excerpt of the backchannel below with teachers’ responses, consider going through the exercise yourself. Take a few minutes to intensely look at the image above and follow the thinking routine: I see…, I think…, I wonder… Share your responses in the comment section below, adding your thoughts…sharing and making your thinking visible to other."


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E-books for your school library | Services to Schools

E-books for your school library | Services to Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
E-books bring opportunities and issues for your school, its library, and your students. Making sound decisions on e-books will require you to keep up to date with developments around copyright, devices, delivery, availability and sources.
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What 10,000 Students Told Us About Information Literacy

What 10,000 Students Told Us About Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A couple of months ago, we announced the initial findings of a survey that we conducted with over 10,000 EasyBib users and more than 1,200 librarians and educators. 

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Interactive presentation captures a summary of the main findings.

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This year’s “The Learning Curve” report (2014) from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems What is interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet the ever changing needs of the global market, and some potential ways to address shortcomings in our collective educational systems.

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Huntington welcomes library along with new school year - Chillicothe Gazette

Huntington welcomes library along with new school year - Chillicothe Gazette | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Huntington welcomes library along with new school year Chillicothe Gazette Since June 1, Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library employees have been working to convert the high school's library into a branch location, which aims to serve the...
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