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Five Essentials To Create Connected Students (EdSurge News)

Five Essentials To Create Connected Students (EdSurge News) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"But being connected isn’t just for socializing; it’s a life skill. When untrained students get online, they treat academic writing online as if it were social media. They write sloppily and don't think of hyperlinking. If they do, it is often a long pasted link instead of a contextual link. In this connected world, there are invisibly disconnected kids, disconnected from the knowledge they need to be successful."


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Significant roles we all have in the connected world. Crucial that students understand these.

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J A Jones's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Encouraging students to curate their academic work. is something we should all be doing.  Portfolios are a great way for students to present themselves to colleges, employers or internships.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:23 PM

Curate your digital footprint!

Allan Booth's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:51 AM

some good insights

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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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Don't Get Faked by the News | Knowledge Quest

Don't Get Faked by the News | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Recently California State Assemblyman Gomez introduced AB 155, which states: “This bill would require the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the state board to adopt, revised curriculum standards and frameworks for English language arts, mathematics, history-social science, and science... Read More ›
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We Need Librarians More Than Ever Before

We Need Librarians More Than Ever Before | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It was about five years ago when a boy walked up to me and asked, "Hey Mr. Spencer, can you talk to the district and see if they'll open up the library over the summer?" "I
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Horizon Report 2016 Forum: Online Learning | Eduwebinar

Horizon Report 2016 Forum: Online Learning | Eduwebinar | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The report addresses new and emerging technologies for learning and helps education technology leaders, innovators and practitioners develop future-focused
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Benefits of Blended Learning for Your Classroom

Benefits of Blended Learning for Your Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Are you afraid to try blended learning in your CTE or elective classes? Learn the benefits of blended learning and how to easily get started, wit
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How To Never Run Out Of New Ideas As A Teacher -

How To Never Run Out Of New Ideas As A Teacher - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
How To Never Run Out Of New Ideas As A Teacher - https://t.co/PVEts6KxOi
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Kids and Family Reading Report | Scholastic Inc.

Kids and Family Reading Report | Scholastic Inc. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“You’re never alone if you have a good book. A good story, fiction or nonfiction, can open up the imagination for problem solving and critical thinking, or just for working through the tough spots in life. A truly good story sucks you in, and opens up a whole new world.”

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 1, 8:02 AM
Speaking to parents soon? This will provide you background information and data.
Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 2, 7:30 PM
Let kids choose and you will kick goals!
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Gimme a C (for Collaboration!): Starting Small and Building | Knowledge Quest

Gimme a C (for Collaboration!): Starting Small and Building | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
By Rebecca Jackman A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about collaboration between school and public libraries. I talked about Nashville’s Limitless Libraries and how I wished my students had access to a similar program here... Read More ›
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Planning on Renovating Your Library? Think Again. - Worlds of Learning

Planning on Renovating Your Library? Think Again. - Worlds of Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Think your library needs a renovation? You might be right, but before spending unnecessary money on a major overhaul, you might want to think again. I receive inquiries all of the time from schools whose library's are not used, and thought that renovating their space was going to do the trick. Oftentimes, even with a big referendum …
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 27, 1:30 AM
Changing the library is not magic. There has to be a culture change first. Some food for thought. 
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3 Reasons Why Making And Literacy Aren't Mutually Exclusive

3 Reasons Why Making And Literacy Aren't Mutually Exclusive | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Starting a makerspace in a school library doesn't mean abandoning literacy. Here's three ways that making supports literacy in a school library
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4 Ideas That Are Transforming School Design

4 Ideas That Are Transforming School Design | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In 2014, popular YouTube science educator Veritasium released this superb video, ‘This will revolutionise education’ tracing the big claims made for the future of the motion picture, the possibilities of radio | Teachwire News
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Teachers - digital literacy and school librarians. Innovation at it's best!

Teachers - digital literacy and school librarians. Innovation at it's best! | 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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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, January 14, 1:58 AM
Thanks Karen, for sharing my blog!
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 14, 2:02 AM
Lovely to see my blog appearing on places like Scoop.it where I did not share it myself :) 
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Student Success | I Love Libraries

Student Success | I Love Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

More than 60 education and library research studies have produced clear evidence that school library programs staffed by qualified school librarians have a positive impact on student academic achievement. These studies clearly demonstrate that strong school library programs help all students do better academically,

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Web Literacy 2.0

Web Literacy 2.0 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This paper captures the evolution of the Mozilla Web Literacy Map to reach and meet the growing number of diverse audiences using the web. The paper represents the thinking, research findings, and next iteration of the Web Literacy Map that embraces 21st Century Skills (21C Skills) as key to leadership development.


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A very interesting read.

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Why school libraries matter

Why school libraries matter | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Far from being rendered obsolete by modern technology, good school libraries are being redesigned to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. Denise Reed, Librarian at Ardingly College Prep, explains.

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Anita's Top 10 Action Advocacy Tips

We all own it! Tips for school library advocacy across organizations and across the profession. The second of two videos. The first video, Advocac
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The future of the teacher librarian profession

The future of the teacher librarian profession | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This one-day seminar will explore the new information and learning environment emerging in schools and the role that is needed for a learning specialist. School and learning needs will be examined to determine how a teacher with a specialised skill set, such as a teacher librarian, can impact on the learning and information needs of the staff and students.
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World Read Aloud Day Is Coming | Knowledge Quest

World Read Aloud Day Is Coming | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
On Thursday, February 16, 2017, something special is happening.  Something that has the potential to make a real difference in a child’s life.  That something is World Read Aloud Day. What Is World Read Aloud Day? World Read Aloud Day... Read More ›
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Journey to a Flexible Schedule: Part 2 | Knowledge Quest

Journey to a Flexible Schedule: Part 2 | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The great John Dewey once said, “We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” Reflecting is what I am doing every day this year as I move forward using a flexible schedule with first- and second-grade students.... Read More ›
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School Libraries and Their Influence on School Culture | Knowledge Quest

School Libraries and Their Influence on School Culture | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School culture refers to the way teachers and other staff members work together and the set of beliefs, values, and assumptions they share. A positive school climate and school culture promote students’ ability to learn (ASCD, 2017). Students, staff, administration,... Read More ›
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Three Things to Brainstorm Before You Search

Three Things to Brainstorm Before You Search | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
One of the things that I ask students to do before they begin any research activity is to take some time to brainstorm. They might groa
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 1, 1:34 AM
Before you start writing,...
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Resolutions and Reading Challenges | Knowledge Quest

Resolutions and Reading Challenges | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
January is the season for resolutions and reading challenges. I resolve to answer emails this year instead of thinking really hard about answering them, getting distracted, and never giving them another thought, and I’ve chosen a reading challenge focusing on... Read More ›
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10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning -

10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff Inquiry-based learning is a term that educators and parents alike hear bandied abou
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Firing a Librarian Caused This School to Backslide on Financial Education | Right About Money

Firing a Librarian Caused This School to Backslide on Financial Education | Right About Money | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
RT @rightaboutmoney: Firing a Librarian Caused This School to Backslide on Financial Education | Right About Money https://t.co/mgv70Q5l6W…;
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