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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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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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Use Crowdfunding to Raise Money for Your School Project

Crowdfunding is a way to fund a project by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people via crowdfunding platforms. This webinar will explore: …
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How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects

How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term. There are several ways to start designing projects. Here are six steps that will help you get started.
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Rise in number of children reading for pleasure - TES News

Rise in number of children reading for pleasure - TES News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Dystopian teen novels such as the Hunger Games trilogy are likely to be one reason for children being increasingly likely to say they enjoy reading, say literacy experts.
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Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation | Reflections on Learning by Karen Malbon

Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation | Reflections on Learning by Karen Malbon | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Five Ways School Administrators Can Work With School Libraries to Support Students and Educators

Five Ways School Administrators Can Work With School Libraries to Support Students and Educators | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Learn how school administrators can work with their school libraries to support student research and classroom instruction
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Transforming Libraries: Castle Rock Middle School - YouTube

Transforming Libraries: Castle Rock Middle School - YouTube | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Walking into the Castle Rock Middle School's library, you may instantly have the feeling that this isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile. While students are still d...
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, May 19, 7:28 AM

Learning Commons and makerspace in US library - looks interesting

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 20, 12:51 AM

Awesome learning commons that is merging makerspaces, collaborating with teachers, and inviting community into the school library! Great way to have "real" connections with school assignments to "real" world. Thanks Yvonne Miller and Deidre Morgenthaler for sharing your library.

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Copyright And Fair Use: Lesson Plans for High School, College and Graduate Education | Media Education Lab

Copyright And Fair Use: Lesson Plans for High School, College and Graduate Education | Media Education Lab | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Lesson plans and materials to help you teach about copyright and fair use. Click here to see our many educational videos to help you teach about copyright and fair use.  Table of Contents, Teaching About Copyright and Fair Use Overview, Teaching
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Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores

Study:  Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Study Finds the Quality of School Libraries Have a Positive Impact on Achievement Test Scores
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Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important

Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
English teachers are skilled instructors of reading comprehension—a nebulous concept that requires several moving parts.
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School Libraries: Excellence in practice - Viscount Primary School (High Res)

Viscount School in Mangere, Auckland supports students' learning and literacy through excellent library services. Teacher in the Library, Fran Mes is well ...
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School launches 'Go Fund Me' to save librarian's job

School launches 'Go Fund Me' to save librarian's job | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A Go Fund Me campaign has been set up online to raise $20,000 to save the librarian's job at Estrella Mountain Elementary School in Goodyear, in the Liberty Elementary School District.

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What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway?

What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This begs the question, What should high school prepare students for? A job? College? These limited answers, to me, miss the point of education entirely, but I’ll get to that in another post. In K-12 we tend to focus on grades and content knowledge, success in college, and then within any “careers,” may have unique factors. Grit is often the face of these skills, to which we can add resourcefulness, communication, collaboration, time-management, and other famously “soft skills.” 
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Advocating for School Libraries – a Primer

Advocating for School Libraries – a Primer | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“What?  I need to do what?  But what does that mean?”  These are exactly the words that flashed through my mind when I attended my first annual conference and heard a keynote speaker say,  “It is o...
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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools - SLJ @rmbyrne

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools - SLJ @rmbyrne | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of video, audio, and collage creation tools, with WeVideo, Audacity, and PicMonkey topping some of my lists. However, it can be a challenge for students to locate copyright-friendly media when using these tools for presentations or idea sharing. It’s always best for students to create materials or use ones that are in the public domain. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for the latter.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 22, 12:51 PM

Excellent resources for free and royalty free video, sound and images. 

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Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets - New York Times

Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets - New York Times | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
After 17 years, the confidante for legions of young readers is about to publish a new novel for adults.
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Librarian helps teen find new outlook on life through books

Librarian helps teen find new outlook on life through books | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This is the story of a 13-year-old booklover who only knew one student at his new middle school last year, sat by himself on the bus and didn't have anyone to talk to at lunch.

  

And it's about the soon-to-retire librarian who made a huge impact on his life by taking personal interest in him when he wandered into the library.

 

And, of course, it's about the north Shreveport mother who wanted the librarian to know "her special attention did not go unnoticed."

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Movers & Shakers 2015

Movers & Shakers 2015 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Passion. Vision. Mission. These are just a few of the words that characterize the 50 individuals—and one organization—named 2015 Movers & Shakers.
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School Library Monthly advocacy results

Take a close look at school library advocacy with SLM authors: http://t.co/6KejfO4Urs
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My Classroom

My Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
5 essential questions teachers should ask students every day for inquiry based learning!
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Cyberbullying | MediaSmarts

Cyberbullying | MediaSmarts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Internet is a social medium made up of communities, cliques, and groups. While this is usually positive, sometimes people engage intimidation or harassment.
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Common Sense :: Digital Compass

The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future.


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Digital Compass
Where are you headed?

The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future.

Where are you headed? Play now.
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20 Education Administrator Blogs

20 Education Administrator Blogs | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It’s not easy being a school administrator. As leader of your school or department, it may be difficult to find peers you can confide in, discuss challenges or get insights.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 12, 4:03 PM

If you've ever lamented that other educators don't "get" what you do then you should visit this site to check out the blogs for those "others." It doesn't hurt to learn a little bit of another language and, who knows? You might just be able to tap into what keeps your administrator up at night and then find a solution that heavily involves YOU and your library!

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My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective

My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
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TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 7, 8:26 PM

Interesting article on reasons to add technology to your lesson

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Three in 10 UK children 'own no books'

Three in 10 UK children 'own no books' | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Research reveals startlingly high numbers of boys and girls have no books of their own, with worrying implications for their future prospects
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Valley school gets creative to save librarian

Valley school gets creative to save librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
As you've heard Arizona schools are facing lean budgets this year as they try to grapple with lower than anticipated state funding. According to the
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