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Advocacy for Your School Library Helps All School Libraries

Advocacy for Your School Library Helps All School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A teacher librarian's story......I explain to him that it is vital that librarians shout about all the wonderful activities happening in their library. I do just that with this blog, the library website, twitter, email blasts, discussions with my principal, notices in the daily memo and articles in the school monthly newsletter. Since I became a librarian, I have used whatever media was available to advertise the library. I had to.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 4, 2012 1:24 AM

School libraries and media centers can be the driving force for meaningful technology integration in any school.  The key: Trained Librarian/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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Libraries are dying? Think again.

Libraries are dying? Think again. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Despite enduring budget cutbacks and being forced to reinvent their services in the face of the ubiquitous Internet, public libraries remain staple institutions in various communities. There's been an increase in the use of public libraries in the U.S. over the past decade. Services such as public computers doubled in usage in the past 10 years, and libraries saw a circulation increase of 2.46 billion materials in 2010, the highest ever reported, according to a report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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The 16 Coolest College Libraries In The Country

The 16 Coolest College Libraries In The Country | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries are spaces specifically for learning and may have a nasty association for students with all-nighters and test cramming.
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Information Literacy in a Nutshell - YouTube

This tutorial introduces the concept of Information Literacy especially as it pertains to students in higher education. The tutorial focuses on defining this...
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Celebrate libraries for learning - Wisconsin Dells Events

Celebrate libraries for learning - Wisconsin Dells Events | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Celebrate libraries for learning Wisconsin Dells Events Later, our school libraries continue to help us engage and learn — not just by providing access to books and technology, but also because our teacher librarians have expert training in the...
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8 Of Google's Craziest Offices

8 Of Google's Craziest Offices | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office's foosball table was cool.
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Creative office designs to inspire your school library design ideas for engaging learning spaces. 

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Should I be using Google or the Library resources for a paper? - YouTube

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The resourcefulness of the library in an information rich world.

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Running a Maker Faire - Invent to Learn

Running a Maker Faire - Invent to Learn | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
After being inspired by our fantastic day working with Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez at the Invent to Learn day hosted by Brisbane Catholic Education (which you can read about in the earlier post...
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Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons from anot
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Create a learning experience for your students.

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Tips for Teaching Digital & Information Literacy

Tips for Teaching Digital & Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

We had such an exciting PD session yesterday! Naomi Bates brought so much energy to the session, and formed a connection between her and the participants throughout her presentation. As one of our participants put it, she really kept them on their toes!


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Check out the video that accompanies this post for more tips.

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Creative Problem Solving: Students’ skills in tackling real-life problems

The capacity to engage creatively in cognitive processing to understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately obvious ...
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 5, 5:24 PM

Global comparisons and real-life skills.

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Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy

Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"I have been sharing several visuals on Bloom's Taxonomy over the last couple of years but I  never came across a graphic that captures the essence of the three versions of Bloom's taxonomy as the one below. Actually, Bloom's taxonomy comes only into two versions, the original which was created by a  committee of educators chaired by  Benjamin Bloom  sometime in the 1950s of last century. During the 1990s another group of educators and cognitive psychologists led by Lorin Anderson ( a former student of Bloom) updated the original version to make it convenient with the learning needs of the 21st century."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 6:31 PM

The digital Bloom's will likely continue to evolve like the original one has over time. That is essential in moving our learning and thinking ahead.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 5, 1:34 PM

Great side by side graphic of Bloom's original, revised, and digital taxonomies.

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 5, 9:29 PM

Creating - the concrete,pictorial, abstract progression of deep comprehension  leading to higher level applications and with feedback, more creation! 

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School Library Monthly - Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders

The library profession has strong evidence that students in schools with good school libraries learn more, achieve academic standards, and score higher on standardized tests than students in schools without school libraries and librarians. School librarians must seize the charge to use this body of research and master "messaging" strategies to create library advocates among school and community stakeholders and, hopefully, one or two school library champions.
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Informing advocates to help you get the message out.

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Definitions & Models | Information Literacy

Definitions & Models | Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

How does information literacy relate to digital literacy, media literacy, information fluency, academic research skills?  This section of the information literacy website outlines the different information literacy definitions and begins to look at all the other terms that may be used.  

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The Information Literacy website has been designed and developed by information professionals from key UK organisations actively involved in the field of information literacy. 

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Common School Fund helps ensure books are on school library shelves - WEAU

Common School Fund helps ensure books are on school library shelves - WEAU | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Common School Fund helps ensure books are on school library shelves
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Every year the Wisconsin Common School Fund helps make sure that happens. The fund this year is about $30 million dollars.
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Are School Libraries Obsolete?

(This week's guest blogger is Catherine Stuart, librarian at Rosemont School of the Holy Child.) It happened again last week. Someone at a party asked me what I do for a living and when I told him I was a school librarian, ...
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The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning by Terry Heick Reading recently through Edutopia’s resources on informal learning, the distinction between formal and informal learning resonated more strongly now than ever.
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Learning happens everywhere.

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- wit

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How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic

How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The handy infographic below takes a look at how Google has changed student research with a special focus on graduate students. Google is not only the most widely used search engine, but they’ve developed a lot of education specific research tools to help students out. Keep reading to learn more.

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 12, 6:33 AM

Gr8 source for discussion.

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School - YouTube

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Tex...
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If you are a principal and you want to share why your teacher librarian is a important member of your school staff, please leave your comment.
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The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries

The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you've been following our blog, you saw this coming: we love libraries.  Remembering our libraries from early school days,  no one spoke above a whisper, the Dewey Decimal System ruled from litt...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 12, 2:53 PM

A great blog post about the importance of school librarians. SMT's need to read this and begin to understand the important role that a school librarian can play in their school. We are not those people that issue books and keep control at lunchtime. They are important but they are not librarians. 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 12, 7:54 PM

The costs to student learning as a result of axing school libraries

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Value of school libraries
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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Dr. Judi Moreillon and her Texas Women’s University colleague, Dr. Teresa Starrett (who teaches preservice principals in Educational Leadership), just launched the powerful crowdsourced film, Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School.

The 5-minute film features administrators around the country describing the value of the teacher librarian in school culture.

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Emerging trends in libraries for 2014

Technology trends in libraries for 2014 and beyond.
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Embrace the trends or be left behind

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 1:38 AM

Embrace the technology that's on the horizon

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

We are becoming increasingly aware of the need to analyze the enormous amount of information we receive every day.  This information helps us in our cognitive development and participates in the construction of our patterns of perception of reality. In the case of children and young people, these patterns are in continual development.

Critical thought is a cognitive process that proposes the systematic analysis of information, opinion and statements that we accept in our daily life as valid or true. It is a basic skill for a competent, free and responsible citizen.

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8 elements to consider in the critical thinking process. 

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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creditrepairaid's comment, April 3, 3:30 AM
Thats astonishing...
John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 12:17 PM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

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Why Do You Abandon A Book?

Why Do You Abandon A Book? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Have you ever picked up a book that someone recommended to you that you were super excited to read, and you just couldn’t get into it?
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Too many stories with multiple characters - just can't follow the plot.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 3, 5:57 AM

You have the right to abandon books you're not enjoying.  You may enjoy them some other time, or perhaps that book just isn't for you!  Don't feel guilty.