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Is BYOT Just a Bridge to 1-to-1?

Is BYOT Just a Bridge to 1-to-1? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Mobile device trainer Brent Williams explains why BYOT may be just a band-aid until schools can launch their own 1-to-1 programs.
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In this interview he covers training teachers on technology, the pitfalls of Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), and the immense possibilities of mobile learning.

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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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How Your Teacher Librarian Can Make Your Life Awesome | The Art of Ed

How Your Teacher Librarian Can Make Your Life Awesome | The Art of Ed | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Check out these articles about fostering relationships with your colleagues! #AOELIVE http://t.co/RZtFOClExr & http://t.co/guAD1erN4b
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New Study from Washington State Makes the Case for School Librarians

New Study from Washington State Makes the Case for School Librarians | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As the nation celebrates April as School Library Month, it's a good time to reflect on the essential role that school librarians play in our children's education.  A recent study in the state of Washington showed the wisdom of investing in school librarians.

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In Australia, a School Designed to Excite and Engage #PBL

In Australia, a School Designed to Excite and Engage #PBL | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Check out this Australian elementary school that lives up to its vision of being "a place of optimism, excitement, and challenge."
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magdalena's curator insight, April 28, 9:39 AM

añada su visión ...

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Makerspaces in School Libraries

Makerspaces in School Libraries: An IGNITE presentation for LSC 531 at the University of Rhode Island. Link to my Libguide to follow within the next week ...
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 28, 9:16 AM

Across the nation school sponsored STEM initiatives are on the rise to encourage students to explore the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  School libraries typically provide access to many of the tools necessary for STEM projects such as access to computers, devices and the Internet.  What are you doing in this area?

Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 29, 6:36 AM

Interesting - useful if you are planning a makerspace in your library

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Enlisting Student Moderators for Classroom Blog Posts

Enlisting Student Moderators for Classroom Blog Posts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
What a beautiful sight this was today in our school library! A team of 4th and 5th grade student volunteers, who have been working as mentors in our enhanced eBook project, are now helping moderate...
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 30, 11:56 PM

Definitely need to encourage teachers and librarians to include students working together, especially across grade levels.

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Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Digital citizenship

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Digital citizenship | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Part of preparing students for the digital age is helping them become critical consumers and responsible curators of online content. Administrators can do their part in achieving this by giving teachers the knowledge and support they need to teach, model and promote digital citizenship.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 26, 6:50 PM

A must share for all admins!

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Digital Compass | Digital Citizenship

Digital Compass | Digital Citizenship | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Excellent Tool to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy

Excellent Tool to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Digital Compass is a new tool released by Common Sense Media to help kids learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship and digital literacy through playing interactive games designed specifically for grades 6-9. The games came in the form of a simulation of the digital world we live in  and provides kids with an informed understanding of the implications involved in creating  digital identities.

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How Cuts and Closures of Elementary School Libraries Are Hurting Our Kids

How Cuts and Closures of Elementary School Libraries Are Hurting Our Kids | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
From Los Angeles to New York City, budget cuts are affecting public school libraries.
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29 Quotes that Explain How to Become a Better Writer

29 Quotes that Explain How to Become a Better Writer | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The best way to become a better writer is to write, but it doesn't hurt to get advice from the best. Here are 29 tips and pieces of wisdom from top writers.
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4 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Inquiry-Based Learning

4 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Inquiry-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs can teach us a lot about how we teach STEM curriculum to students.
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Center for AI's curator insight, April 24, 12:42 PM

Utilizing inquiry as a means of exploration and innovation produces results that exceed anything one can fathom!

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State of America's Libraries Report 2015 | News and Press Center

State of America's Libraries Report 2015 | News and Press Center | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
2015 State of America's Libraries Report from the American Library Association covers issues and trends of the past year related to academic libraries, school libraries and public libraries, including: Top Ten Challenged Books of 2014, Children’s...
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Michael Jongen's curator insight, April 21, 6:36 AM

The Learning Commons is where school libraries are heading

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Digital Citizenship: Radnor school librarians teach students about internet ... - Main Line

Digital Citizenship: Radnor school librarians teach students about internet ... - Main Line | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship: Radnor school librarians teach students about internet footprint - “All information online becomes part of their permanent digital footprint,” Michelle Wetzel, librarian at Radnor High School, said.
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The future of (school) libraries. Carol Koechlin and David Loertscher on Today's Schools

Carol Koechlin and David Loertscher, recently in Melbourne for the SLAV conference, talk about the future of libraries. On Today's Schools. Channel 31 ...
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 1, 9:23 AM

Quick 7 minute video about the future of libraries.

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6 digital citizenship web tools that will help you stay safe(r) online - Daily Genius

6 digital citizenship web tools that will help you stay safe(r) online - Daily Genius | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Having the world at our fingertips can make the internet a wildly powerful tool. It can also end up being a double edged sword.
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The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic

The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
No one is going to debate the importance of reading to learn & navigate through life. But reading provides many surprising and important additional benefits
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Digital Citizenship: Radnor school librarians teach students about internet ... - Main Line

Digital Citizenship: Radnor school librarians teach students about internet ... - Main Line | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship: Radnor school librarians teach students about internet footprint - “All information online becomes part of their permanent digital footprint,” Michelle Wetzel, librarian at Radnor High School, said.
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How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

I teach students to select a subject area, pick a topic, craft a question, design a prospectus, follow through on the plans, adapt to obstacles and “interesting” findings, organize results, and create an appropriate outcome that matches the content and methodology of the project.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 28, 11:57 PM

Yes, please, slow down the brainstorming thinking before students actually start looking for research sources.  These steps can be incorporated into a collaborative librarian/teacher plan for assignments.

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Andy Plemmons: Natural Side of Student Voice Using Flipgrid

Andy Plemmons is the school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA. In this video, Andy talks about his students' experience with ...
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Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How

Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The school library is a unique forum to enlist families in broader community engagement. With this in mind, I wanted to create a program to bring families into my school library at Cambridgeport School, a public pre-K−5 school in Cambridge, MA. My goal was to foster and promote community literacy and greater civic involvement by creating a forum for conversation and collective problem-solving at the library.

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What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow’s Children?

What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow's Children? - Bright - Medium
Innovation in education goes well beyond gadgets and apps. Here’s my vision for the classroom of the future.
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Digital information literacy - Wikiversity

Digital information literacy - Wikiversity | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The ability to access, interpret and create digital information has increased its level of importance in the continuum of literacy in recent years.

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Libraries remain important resources with technological advances - The Killeen Daily Herald

Libraries remain important resources with technological advances - The Killeen Daily Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
COPPERAS COVE — In the age of technology, where everyone seems to have a computer or access to the internet, the concept of a library may seem outdated.
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Access & Choice: the importance of libraries

Access & Choice: the importance of libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The following guest post is from Barbara Band, immediate past President of Cilip and Head of Library & Resources at Emmbrook School in Wokingham with 1,200+ students aged 11 to...
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