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Five Tech Trends for 2013 that Every School/YA Librarian Should Know About

Five Tech Trends for 2013 that Every School/YA Librarian Should Know About | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
From the author of this post.... "I am turning on my crystal ball and attempting to take a look into the future, 2013, to give you a heads up on some trends that I think are going to appear in the coming year."
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Nothing really new here, but nice to see five aspects drawn together for folk to consider.

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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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The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration

The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
YA author Nicola Morgan has just published an impassioned case for libraries, especially school libraries. She explains why libraries are vital even in these days when ‘it’s all online’.
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A library without a librarian…is a room

A library without a librarian…is a room | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
What do you think a library is without a librarian? This article looks at this idea in terms of school libraries http://t.co/fkkpvV1gdr
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Do Libraries Change the World? Should They? Short Answer: Yes | Peer to Peer Review

Do Libraries Change the World? Should They? Short Answer: Yes | Peer to Peer Review | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
For the sake of argument, let's all agree that the answer to this question is yes: libraries have a central mission to change the world—to make it a better, more intelligent, more tolerant, more open-minded place, one that is (thanks in part to our professional efforts) increasingly filled with well-informed critical thinkers who will, themselves, take the tools and skills with which the library has provided them and go on to make the world even better. This is what the library exists to do.
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School librarian brings fresh ideas to media center - Omaha World-Herald

School librarian brings fresh ideas to media center - Omaha World-Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Ralston High School library has a familiar face running it this year. And while she may be familiar, she is introducing some changes to the media center.
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The Facts on Education: Is Inquiry-Based Learning Effective? | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

The Facts on Education: Is Inquiry-Based Learning Effective? | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

With a generous sponsorship from the Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA), CEA has teamed up with researchers from Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Education to conduct the research and produce fact sheets like What are effective approaches to improving students’ mental well-being? and other hot button issues. 

 

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy

25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy
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"Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant": How Do We Find Information? (Part 1 of 4)

"Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant": How Do We Find Information? (Part 1 of 4) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I cannot imagine a time in my life when I will want to stop learning. It’s unfathomable to me that anyone could ever reach such a point. In the so-called “age of information” in which I grew up, it...
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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning

The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

He uses the term passion projects, which is very close to Genius Hour and Passion-Based Learning. The differences across the three terms are often a matter of individual use and interpretation, a point we wanted to help clarify by using the three terms interchangeably even though they may not be exactly the same–passion projects needn’t use a Genius Hour format, nor does passion-based learning necessarily need to take the form of projects. In that way, the above model can be used for any of the three, but it felt most precise as a model for teachers to use to design Genius Hour projects.

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Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more refined searches with Google's built-in tools, advanced operators, and third-party extensions. You can also use it for some pretty cool stuff if you know the right tricks.

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Teacher-librarians fill high-tech role

Teacher-librarians fill high-tech role | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
As schools have stepped boldly into the 21st century, so have school librarians.
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'Makerspaces' offer kids a chance to get creative - Martinsville Bulletin

'Makerspaces' offer kids a chance to get creative - Martinsville Bulletin | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries in all Henry County Public Schools have “makerspaces” this semester, and last week, second-graders Jamarion Payne and Emilee Vaughan were among the students trying out the one at Collinsville Primary.
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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

Via Chris Carter, Anu Ojaranta
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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 15, 1:33 AM

We are already there!

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, January 15, 9:39 AM

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

Chris Carter's comment, January 15, 7:40 PM
We (Concordia International School Shanghai) are creating a Learning Commons for next fall that will be an amazing learning environment. Genius Bar, Coffee Bar, Maker Space, Quiet Rooms, writable walls, light jazz ... Please apply to this school if you want to be a part of something unprecedented, and you wish to live in Shanghai. Or just visit! The doors are open here. We know that in the sharing of experience and ideas good and great things happen.
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64 Interesting Ideas for Class Blog Posts

64 Interesting Ideas for Class Blog Posts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This is one of Tom Barrett's wonderful Interesting Things presentations. Some GREAT ideas here to get teachers and students started with blogging!


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Debra Rodriguez Martinez's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:26 AM

Great tips!

Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 19, 12:26 AM

Get to it and write with a purpose.

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Folding Books into Sculptures

Folding Books into Sculptures | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I usually use old novels, but this time I used a larger outdated buyers guide. The pages are lovely and crisp and firm enough to support the larger book. It looks good in a vase or just standing on...
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Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy

Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In terms of writing and the brain, there are multiple reasons for embedding writing throughout STEM courses. Writing promotes the brain’s attentive focus to class work and homework, promotes long-term memory, illuminates patterns (possibly even “aha” moment insight!), includes all students as participants, gives the brain time for reflection, and when well-guided, is a source of conceptual development and stimulus of the brain’s highest cognition.

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Diana Short Motsinger's curator insight, January 25, 11:11 AM

When teachers continue to develop their understanding of the neurology beneath the behavior of their students it seems to me there's a chance for real change.

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Ready to read? It's all in the book

Ready to read? It's all in the book | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Books, like information and freedom of expression, are the oxygen with which an individual and a society can breathe.
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School Librarian Gets E-Kiosk to Access Public Library’s Digital Collection

School Librarian Gets E-Kiosk to Access Public Library’s Digital Collection | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Middle school librarian Mary Burkey wondered how she was going to get digital books into kids’ hands.

 

OLMS seventh grader Anna Pohlman, who has visited the kiosk four times since it was installed in the fall, says, “Now that I have the opportunity to listen to audiobooks, it has encouraged me to [borrow] books more, because I can just have someone else read to me if I don’t feel like [it].”

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Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy | Hicks | Research in Learning Technology

Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy | Hicks | Research in Learning Technology | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Personal learning environments (PLEs) and critical information literacies (CILs) are two concepts that have been presented as responses to the challenges of the rich and complex information landscape. While both approaches support learners’ critical engagement with new information environments, each was developed within a different field. This paper connects and contrasts PLEs and CILs in order to explore the design of pedagogical responses to the information environment.

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A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students

A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students
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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 25, 10:27 AM

Posters for Students based on Bloom's Taxonomy: simple, effective and applicable for different levels

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Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills - The Digital Shift

Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills - The Digital Shift | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Even teachers need a little acknowledgment for learning new skills, according to library media specialist Laura Fleming.
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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Inquiry-based learning has been around in education circles for a long time, but many teachers and schools gradually moved away from it during the heyday of No Child Left Behind. The pendulum is beginning to swing back towards an inquiry-based approach to instruction thanks to standards such as Common Core State Standards for math and English Language Arts

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50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries

50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A list of images about books, reading, and libraries, that were most frequently shared on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media networks.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 17, 11:06 AM

Yes, books make me happy. In any form.

Thaïsa De Weerdt's curator insight, January 18, 10:00 AM

Ik vond dit een interessant artikel omdat ik zelf heel erg van quotes hou. Dit is voor mij dus een leuk artikel om te lezen. Het is eens iets anders.

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Newport News school libraries explore new ways of 'helping kids learn how to learn'

Newport News school libraries explore new ways of 'helping kids learn how to learn' | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
NEWPORT NEWS — School librarians in Newport News are exploring new ways of helping students dig deeper and question further.
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Survey Examines Students' Web Research Skills - Education World

Survey Examines Students' Web Research Skills - Education World | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A new study shows that librarians have little confidence in student skill level when it comes to both properly paraphrasing and identifying credible Web sources in research when compared to students’ evaluations of themselves.
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Why You Must Curate Content in 2015

Why You Must Curate Content in 2015 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The key to success in a myriad of web content that may drown us in 2015 is to curate content. The whys and hows are explained in-depth inside this article.

Via Neil Ferree, Yvonne Krishnan
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Neil Ferree's curator insight, January 9, 6:52 PM

Its more important that ever for marketers to have and use a content marketing system that allow you to curate and share quality content so as to enhance your social authority with your target audience.


This is the fastest method to increase your social media presence on the social web, whether its on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+