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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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Journey to a Flexible Schedule: Part 3 | Knowledge Quest

Journey to a Flexible Schedule: Part 3 | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This past year the library instruction moved from a fixed to a flexible schedule with first- and second-grade students. The process began during the 2016–2017 school year with a year of momentum. Then, I shared the process further in Journey... Read More ›
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School libraries take cues from bookstores to foster browsing, stimulate learning - The Boston Globe

School libraries take cues from bookstores to foster browsing, stimulate learning - The Boston Globe | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
They are embracing a bookstore model to make books easier and more intuitive to find and are promoting themselves as places for sharing and generating new ideas.
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3 EdTech Trends that are Redefining the K-12 Landscape

3 EdTech Trends that are Redefining the K-12 Landscape | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Edtech is the newest buzz term for educators, but within this sphere are more specific trends to be aware of. Primary and secondary school teachers should be aware of three edtech trends before the start of the new school year. These trends include makerspaces, virtual reality, and personalized learning. Makerspaces Makerspaces have begun to pop up, not just in school settings, but in other community spheres. Local libraries often host maker meet-ups, and community centers will have designated spaces where makers can gather and share ideas. Makers are people who make. And makerspaces are places for makers to develop and …
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How to Teach Media Literacy in a Virtual Classroom - MediaShift

How to Teach Media Literacy in a Virtual Classroom - MediaShift | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The last year has brought renewed calls for investments in news literacy education as a way to teach media consumers to sort fact from fiction. It's a daunting task given the cottage industry dedicated to peddling fiction, our complicity in spreading hoaxes on social media and our inabilit
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16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology

16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 28, 9:26 AM
Wonderful practical tips for libraries as well as libraries.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 29, 3:43 AM
Instructional technologies
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Differentiation strategies
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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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Helping Your Students Identify Their Values

Helping Your Students Identify Their Values | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Have your students write about the principles they want to live by, using these prompts to help them get started.
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New Advocacy to Save School Librarians, One Click at a Time

New Advocacy to Save School Librarians, One Click at a Time | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Save School Librarians, a project of EveryLibrary, Follet Learning, and state library associations, is an online activist site for librarians, parents, and others.
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Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions

Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators' instructional practices.  Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential question as: A meaning of "essential" involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. Such questions are broad in scope and timeless by nature. They are perpetually arguable…

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, June 29, 9:37 AM
Love it! Learners should develop their own essential questions

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 4, 1:39 PM
I asked my students to mine for questions. We talked about their questions. Questions, without asumed answers, structure conversation and dialogue.
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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space Jackie Gerstein @jackiegerstein

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space Jackie Gerstein @jackiegerstein | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

Makerspaces like vocational shops and science labs are great additions to schools. They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. These are great for educational institutions and learners that can afford them.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 3, 9:01 AM

"Classroom educators and librarians may wonder how they might create spaces for playing, tinkering, making, collaborating, discussing, researching, and reflecting. First and foremost, they need to develop an innovator’s mindset, one outside of the box of what a classroom should look, sound, and be like. Second, practitioners need to become intentional in insuring that a full spectrum of making skills, attitudes, and knowledge is offered to learners." (By Jackie Gerstein)

Stephania Savva, Ph.D's curator insight, July 3, 9:35 AM
Makerspaces are the next best thing in education.
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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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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, June 27, 5:08 AM
Fewer and fewer school in Wales have full time librarians (if any at all) but the benefits are immense. We should be taking some of these lessons and map them to our activities in FE and HE too. 
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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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