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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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The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | Time to Rethink the Role

The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | Time to Rethink the Role | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In this age of literacy 2.0, the roles of the school librarian and technology teachers are in need of a change. When students have near-constant access to information through eBooks, tablets, and their personal devices, information and media literacy training can no longer be limited to the library and computer lab. With the new Common Core Standards implementation, now is a perfect time to rethink these roles and develop an information, communication, technology and literacy model that supports 21st-century learning

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Information Literacy and Connectivism

Information Literacy and Connectivism | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I've been reading about both deschooling (Illich) and connectivism this week, and I'm fascinated by the ways in which these ideas address the need for information literacy as an essential component...
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Media specialists' role continues to evolve - Aiken Standard

Media specialists' role continues to evolve - Aiken Standard | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In the last 20 years, media specialists have played a major role in the evolution of school libraries. Certainly the technology advances have expanded annually, but also in how the specialists work with classroom teachers.

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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small. (My next project for The SMaRTZone.
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The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).
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Challenge Based Learning Showcase // Duffy Primary School - YouTube

In 2013 ISMOTION partnered with Duffy Primary School to implement transformational teaching and learning. In 2014 an iTunes U course has been launched to support others interested in learning more about this approach.

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10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging | MiddleWeb

10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging | MiddleWeb | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Blogging is an essential element of teaching and student ownership in Pernille Ripp's classroom. Here's her 10-step process.
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 14, 10:19 AM

Most of what you need to get your students blogging is included here, even the parent letter.  Great job, Pernille Ripp!

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Libraries of the Future - All Sides with Ann Fisher

Libraries of the Future - All Sides with Ann Fisher | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
While 91 percent of Americans think libraries are important to their communities, only 30 percent say they are highly engaged with their public library.
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths | STEM resources

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths | STEM resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This is the new home for convergent learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


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New Digital Literacy Program Educates K-12 Students on Internet Safety

New Digital Literacy Program Educates K-12 Students on Internet Safety | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The free curriculum is designed to facilitate conversations between teachers and students about digital citizenship in the 21st century.
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Learning Commons/School Libraries Policy and Resources - Alberta Education

Policy Statement: 

To support students in attaining the goals and standards as stated in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning, school authorities must ensure that students have access to a learning commons. A learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and play to expand and deepen learning.

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Policy statement and resources to support school libraries in Canada.

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Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Putting Power In the Hands of Kids Through Design Thinking

Putting Power In the Hands of Kids Through Design Thinking | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Using design thinking to get teenagers to reimagine their learning environment, design firms and educators show kids how the process can help them make a di (RT @lynn_moody: Authentic problem based learning by design thinking.
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25 Signs You’re Teaching In 2015

25 Signs You’re  Teaching In 2015 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

2015 is almost upon us, which means we’re somewhere between 1/6 and 1/7 of the way through the 21st century.

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Problem-based learning and project-based learning

Problem-based learning and project-based learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Both problem-based learning and project-based learning are referred to as PBL, so some find it confusing to seperate the two pedagogies.

So what exactly is the difference?

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2:13 AM

Useful definition and some good references for further reading

Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2:14 AM

Useful definition and some good references to follow up

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Two Second Graders Pitch to Restore School Library on Indiegogo

Two Second Graders Pitch to Restore School Library on Indiegogo | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Seven-year-olds, Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams, of Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California, hope to raise $20,000 to restore their school library using the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
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Check out what these two AMAZING second-graders are doing to get books back on the shelves in their school library...

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LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads - Los Angeles Times

While the iPad-for-every-student controversy has gotten much media coverage lately, a long-term problem has gotten very little attention: the lack of equal access to a quality school library. 


Although the research is inconclusive regarding the results of providing every child a laptop, it is overwhelmingly positive for providing students well-stocked, well-staffed school libraries.

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time.
Academics such as  E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education.

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Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology - eWeek

Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology - eWeek | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
eWeek Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology eWeek Collaborative tools like Google Apps for Education with Classroom, easy-to-manage affordable devices like Chromebooks and tablets, and limitless educational content in...
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A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits

A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Inspired by the recent Innovative Education in Colorado Conference, teacher librarian Phil Goerner set out to become a certified Google Educator this summer. Here's what he learned.
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Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read |

Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read | | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

One of the main goals is to keep kids reading by minimizing device distraction, kind of like ensuring a book is so good it can be read without being distracted by the TV.

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Can Students 'Go Deep' With Digital Reading?

Can Students 'Go Deep' With Digital Reading? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Mark Pennington’s students often read on their laptops. Pennington, who’s a reading specialist in Elk Grove near Sacramento, Calif., sees a need to teach kids how to read digitally and stay engaged, and thinks that digital reading will eventually catch up to what kids can do reading print. When asked if his seventh-graders are more engaged when reading from digital readers or in print, he said it depends — motivation and environment play a big role.

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

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Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students

Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“We’re not ready to go to high school, Ms. Ziller. We don’t know what you’re going to do without us? I mean, how will you be able to get everything done in the library without our help?!
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Lourense Das's curator insight, September 10, 7:23 AM

"How will you be able to get everything done in the library without our help?!"

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Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning

Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

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