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Hands on the future – spotting Web 3.0.

Hands on the future – spotting Web 3.0. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Today we are surrounded by interfaces for discovery.  What do we want from technology? How can we create better experiences?  Our new networked society is going to fundamentally change the way we innovate, collaborate, produce, govern and sustain.

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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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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 10:18 AM
Great news! :)
jerigby's comment, April 3, 2013 12:29 PM
I love eduwebinars! It fits in to my schedule better than attending workshops.
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Why Reading Aloud to Kids Is Important... | Knowledge Quest

  • Reading aloud is the foundation for literacy development. It is the single most important activity for reading success (Bredekamp, Copple, & Neuman, 2000).
  • It provides children with a demonstration of phrased, fluent reading (Fountas & Pinnell, 1996).
  • It reveals the rewards of reading, and develops the listener’s interest in books and desire to be a reader (Mooney, 1990).
  • Listening to others read develops key understanding and skills, such as an appreciation for how a story is written and familiarity with book conventions, such as “once upon a time” and “happily ever after” (Bredekamp et al., 2000).
  • Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills — reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And since children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns. (www.educationworld.com, 2017).
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How to Create a More Flexible Seating Environment | Knowledge Quest

How to Create a More Flexible Seating Environment | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Creating a flexible seating environment in your library is vital for supporting a variety of learning styles. Here's some advice for creating one.
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Building Choice Into Your Students’ Reading

Building Choice Into Your Students’ Reading | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Create a literacy-rich environment by putting a lot of books in front of your students.
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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.

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Make them short, sharp and shiny. 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 21, 2:19 PM
For me, the key take away was not to get to caught up in the packaged curriculum and policy i.e. using computers. How do the experiences of students and their problems help a teacher? How does a teacher's lived-experiences, their own curriculum, inform them and their teaching
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The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In the era of fake news, librarians are our best hope for educating kids about bogus reporting, biased points of view, and more.
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A Library On Every Block: Build Your Own 'Free Little Library' This Weekend

A Library On Every Block: Build Your Own 'Free Little Library' This Weekend | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Some 50 unique Free Little Libraries are peppered across Edgewater, offering residents plenty to read.
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10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever

10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Celebrate National Library Week and read how these passionate and savvy educators are supporting schools and students every day.
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Understanding school libraries | Services to Schools | National Library of New Zealand

Understanding school libraries | Services to Schools | National Library of New Zealand | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Find out what makes an effective school library, and why it matters. Discover the latest thinking and research about the role of the library in teaching and learning.
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Libraries guide people through the information maze

How do you classify a 21st century information need? What is different about today’s needs versus those in the past? What role will libraries play in serving these needs? It is with these questions in mind that we begin developing and shaping the library of the future.

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A Guide to Help School Librarians Build Makerspaces | Knowledge Quest

The American Library Association’s newly posted “Q&A: Makerspaces, Media Labs and Other Forums for Content Creation in Libraries”  could prove useful to school librarians and school administrators or school boards who are considering adding a makerspace, tech lab, STEM or STEAM... Read More ›
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Picture Books and Ideas to Inspire Young Inventors | Knowledge Quest

Picture Books and Ideas to Inspire Young Inventors | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Thomas Edison once said, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” Supplying children with junk in the library is easy to do, but how can the library inspire children to invent something interesting and useful? Why... Read More ›
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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 14, 4:51 PM
Discovery Learning in the LC
Jane Cowell's curator insight, March 17, 4:50 AM
Creating young makers. - access to junk & imagination
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A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know -

A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know https://t.co/JdDaAR4Bh2
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Questions and Questioning

Questions and Questioning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Question Everything (Nullius in verba) Take nobody’s word for it flickr photo by dullhunk shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Our existence is dominated by questions. From the younge…
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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, April 28, 10:48 AM
Teaching students how to question is central to the work of the learning commons
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Why Makerspaces Are the Key to Innovation

Why Makerspaces Are the Key to Innovation | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Makerspaces are creative spaces located in communities, schools, and public and academic libraries.  These areas are designed to engage participants in hands-on activities that teach twenty-first-century skills. The emphasis in makerspaces is placed upon educating students in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects as well as digital and information literacy. According to Kylie Peppler and Sophia Bender in their article, Maker movement spreads innovation one project at a time, the focus of makerspaces is hands-on learning, “A hallmark of the maker movement is its do-it-yourself (or do-it-with-others) mindset that brings together individuals around a range of activities, including textile …
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Why Gen Z needs librarians now more than ever

Why Gen Z needs librarians now more than ever | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Whether guiding research or introducing new tech, today’s librarian gives Gen Z the skills they need to move from ‘getting it right now’ to ‘getting it right.’

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 25, 9:36 AM
I love the byline that says "today's librarian gives Gen Z the skills they need to move from 'getting it right now' to 'getting it right.'" I couldn't have said it better myself. We have always been the champions of accurate, relevant, current, and valid resources and, in today's world, that cause is more important than it's ever been. The next time someone asks why we need libraries in the age of Google, I'm going to quote some of the statements in this article! Enjoy.
Jane Cowell's curator insight, April 26, 2:08 PM
Essential for Gen Z is Digital citizenship and how to assess fake information 
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Leadership – Assert Yourself! | Knowledge Quest

By Susan D. Ballard and Blanche Woolls An area of responsibility that school librarians often struggle with is in seeing themselves as leaders and then in carving out that that role within their sphere of practice. During School Library Month... Read More ›
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How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Ten tips for getting your kids hooked on books -- ebooks or the paper kind. Advice from Common Sense Media editors.
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Traveling school librarian spreads enthusiasm for reading

Traveling school librarian spreads enthusiasm for reading | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- John Schumacher’s job keeps him on the road about 200 days out of the year. “My job is to tell teachers and librarian
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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Learn how to keep student information confidential on social media.
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Virtual Library | STEM and Makerspace resources

Virtual Library | STEM and Makerspace resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Virtual Library website is a curation of resources and tools to assist students, educators, parents and the community.
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The Necessity of Teaching Non-Digital Literacy Skills | Knowledge Quest

The Necessity of Teaching Non-Digital Literacy Skills | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In a recent meeting with the summer reading task force at a local middle school we talked about the topic of how to get students to read during the summer. Plans centered on using resources at the local public library,... Read More ›
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 2, 7:55 AM
Yes! Digital may not always be available and some may not be able to afford it! 
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10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class

10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 23, 6:01 PM
Nice visual to support concept of developing a 'Growth Mindset' in the classroom.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 27, 1:05 PM
Mostly K-12 ideas, but some can easily translate to higher ed. 
 
Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 28, 7:12 AM
If you are beginning to instill the growth mindset's philosophy into your learning environment, then this visual can be helpful.
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52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 9, 2:12 AM
Some great ideas for research and enquiry based lessons.