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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Information Literacy But Were Afraid to Google

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Information Literacy But Were Afraid to Google | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A collection of reflections about information and digital literacy practice in schools, libraries, support organizations, and informal learning settings.
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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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The Big Reveal - Libraries Transform, But Only with Expert Librarians | Knowledge Quest

By Sara Kelly Johns, Susan D. Ballard, and Dorcas Hand The ALA Initiative “Libraries Transform” has been further defined during this past year by ALA President Julie Todaro as “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library.” This is because of... Read More ›
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Just Let the Kids Do It | Knowledge Quest

Just Let the Kids Do It | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“Just let the kids do it,” our dance teacher often sighs at me. I’ll admit. I’m a bit of a control freak. Like to the point I will unload the dishwasher after my mother loads it, only to reload it... Read More ›
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7 Questions To Guide Your PBL Implementation Plan -

7 Questions To Guide Your PBL Implementation Plan - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
7 Questions To Guide Your PBL Implementation Plan by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Grow your school with TeachThought PD Project-Based Learning Workshops It’s that time of year again where the students are walking out the door for the summer and the gears of next year start accelerating.
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How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students - Digital Promise

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students - Digital Promise | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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Coding Clubs in Public & School Libraries

Coding Clubs are sweeping through schools and libraries across the nation. Coding is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and coding clubs ar
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5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids

5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
They have your eyes, your smile -- and many of the attitudes and ideas you pass along about media. Advice from Common Sense Media editors.
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Checking Out: Budget Cuts to School Libraries and Librarians Come at the Expense of Student Learning

Checking Out: Budget Cuts to School Libraries and Librarians Come at the Expense of Student Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Libraries are centers of learning with a complex mission to not only prepare students for academic life, but also enable them to think critically and independently

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 16, 12:29 AM
Another great article about how the school library and librarian can make a difference to academic attainment. If you have one you need to know what they do and fight to keep them.  
Karen Draper's curator insight, May 16, 3:12 PM
Literacy is oft forgotten in the pursuit of STEM (STEAM) when it should go hand in hand. Libraries are at the forefront. Because of this, they are misunderstood and sometimes discarded as frivolous. I hope that the wake up call is heeded before too much damage is done.
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What IS this document I'm looking at? | CRAAP Test

The CRAAP test has been a standby strategy for teaching information literacy for a long time. Besides the fact that K-12 students love the fact that they get to say the word “CRAAP,” it has offered a reliable template for students and teachers to use to tease out resource reliability. But as our online lives get more complicated and sources aren’t as easy to identify, much less define, the CRAAP test hasn’t been working as well for me and my students this year.

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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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School Librarians as Learning Leaders:  #SchoolLibrariansTransformStudentLearning | Knowledge Quest

School Librarians as Learning Leaders:  #SchoolLibrariansTransformStudentLearning | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It was very early in my career as a school librarian that I realized how important the principal was to the library program that I could create. Principals impact, influence, or control (choose the appropriate verb based on your experience)... Read More ›
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The Apollo School: What 21st Century Learning Looks Like

The Apollo School: What 21st Century Learning Looks Like | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This incredible program combines English, history, and art in a project-based, student-directed learning environment. Could this be a model for your school?
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Getting VOCAL | Knowledge Quest

Getting VOCAL | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The need for advocacy in our school libraries is nothing new. The truth remains that others won’t know our stories if we don’t tell them. So, it’s up to us to share and to share often and share widely. Recently,... Read More ›
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Talking referencing and plagiarism with teachers. From school and beyond.

Talking referencing and plagiarism with teachers. From school and beyond. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Why You Should Weed More Than Just Books at the End of the Year | Knowledge Quest

Why You Should Weed More Than Just Books at the End of the Year | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The end of the year is a great time to re-evaluate not only your collection, but the other physical objects within your library. Weed more than just books.
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Students at Vance School participate in a mystery Skype session

Story submitted by Mrs. Foligno, Library Media Specialist at Vance School We recently took Mrs. Petillo’s 2nd graders on a “Mystery Skype” with anothe
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Discerning fake news from real news

Discerning fake news from real news | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Students brainstormed what are the things that we look for when looking at digital content to decide if it is a credible article. Students listed many things such as: reliable source, real author, watch for lots of capitals or punctuation, check the date, see whose perspective the story is told from, and is this in line with other sources that we have researched.

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15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts -

15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Critical literacy begins in being able to decode a text and then analyze it for meaning, implicit and explicit themes, and the relationship of a text to a given perspective, author’s purpose, and related text and media.

 

Critical literacy is about a text and the motives of the people behind the text, and understanding how what we read and consume affects us. It requires us to become critical readers — to think ‘What am I consuming, and what might I do as a result’?

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How Design Thinking Builds Empathy, Gives Purpose and Honors Educators (EdSurge News)

How Design Thinking Builds Empathy, Gives Purpose and Honors Educators (EdSurge News) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In her early teaching years, Wanny Hersey learned how hands-on projects—which would eventually become known as “making”— could engage and motivate her English students like nothing she’d seen before. She’d witnessed the heartbreak of watching a one-size-fits-all education system fail to engage stu
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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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