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Ten Debates About Project-Based Learning.

It is a major tool for the best of teachers as measured on the Danielson rubric for proficient and distinguished teaching (planning, content, instruction) who have adopted PBL as a model of instruction.
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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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Plagiarism: How to avoid it - YouTube

Related links: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/02/
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How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries

How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In the age of information ubiquity and rapidly evolving media delivery formats, today’s librarians have learned how to evolve along with the technology.
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 17, 5:11 AM

A health librarians viewpoint but many relevant points for school libraries too

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5 Components of Information Literacy - YouTube

Information literacy can be divided into five different categories: Identify, Find, Evaluate, Apply, and Acknowledge. View academic and real world examples f...
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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 12:52 PM

Nice video - would have been enhanced by creative commons photos rather than tired clipart

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9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent

9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
You can keep calm in the face of these angry parents, even resolving the conflict, with these strategies: 9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent
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How to Build a School Library from Scratch

How to Build a School Library from Scratch | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Getting a new school library off the ground takes ingenuity—and elbow grease. Read how these determined librarians did it. Plus: grant opportunities and key questions for volunteers.
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Trends | Transforming Libraries

Trends | Transforming Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify trends relevant to libraries and librarianship. This trend library is available to help libraries and librarians understand how trends are developing and why they matter. Each trend is updated as new reports and articles are made available. New trends will be added as they are developed. 

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
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5 Strategies Great Inquiry Teachers Use in Their Classrooms

5 Strategies Great Inquiry Teachers Use in Their Classrooms | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Inquiry Partners founder, Kimberly Mitchell, shares five strategies for Inquiry-based instruction.
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JK Rowling's life advice: ten quotes on the lessons of failure

JK Rowling's life advice: ten quotes on the lessons of failure | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Harry Potter author’s new book is based on an inspirational speech she gave to Harvard students. Here are some of the best quotes
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Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World

Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
7 Reasons Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World by Paul Moss, edmerger.com Sometimes, good teachers quit. Teaching is an increasingly demanding job with divergent influences, dynamic sources of innovation, and aging dogma that makes it...
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'MakerSpaces' in LF school libraries engage students in learning - Morrison County Record

MakerSpaces at every school incorporate technology to help students explore and learn. Lincoln’s MakerSpace focuses on letting older students create working electronic systems using parts provided in Snap Circuit kits. Some kits can build a motion detector or lie detector, and others focus on using alternative energy sources.

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Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Things are changing. For starters, ebooks, apps, and the web are now a part of your students’ daily lives. So how do you determine the best way to turn your library space into a learning center that’s right for today’s rapidly changing digital world? 

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, March 30, 2:25 PM

We are in the middle of renovating our library.  Great reminders on what is important.  "We are not a book warehouse!"  We needed to weed heavily anyway to make more space for kids.

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Ten Websites to Help Students Connect with Books

Ten Websites to Help Students Connect with Books | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Teachers might see the Internet as the enemy of old-fashioned books, but the two entities can actually compliment each other nicely.
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#TeachingIs Leading: Diana Rendina - YouTube

Diana Rendina, is a media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL. She is passionate about school libraries being a place for students to dis...
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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so.

 
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8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic

8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Internet offers an abundance of online citation tools, from the extremely easy to use, to ones that require more research on the part of the user.
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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…
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Donna James's curator insight, April 14, 3:01 PM

But we knew that all along.....

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Project- and Problem- Based Learning | Listly List

A list of resources about Project- and Problem- Based Learning | How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful, Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs.
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The 4 C's of Technology Integration - T.H.E. Journal

The 4 C's of Technology Integration - T.H.E. Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
An instructional technologist says that mobile devices in the classroom should help students with creation, consumption, curation and connection.
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Libraries and Librarians in the Internet Age

Libraries and Librarians in the Internet Age | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries in the Internet Age is the title of the latest video produced by Common Craft. The video provides a clear overview of how libraries and the importance of librarians has changed over time.
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USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools | MediaSmarts

USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools | MediaSmarts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In this section, teachers can access digital literacy classroom resources aligned with curriculum outcomes set out by their province or territory.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 2, 8:17 AM

Rich curricular content from Canada on six key aspects of digital literacy.

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Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools

Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools http://t.co/YqGrlv4mOj #LMS
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.
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“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.” | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”
by Britten Follett
“What is the most unique item your students have created in their Makerspaces?
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