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Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education

From this video you can learn top 10 Reasons to use technology in education 1. Students love it. Students love using new technologies in the classroom. Wheth...
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The reasons presented in this video could be very useful if you are needing to convince your school about the usefulness in using technology in the classroom.

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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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Library Media Specialist 2.0: Social, Collaborative, and Interactive Technologies

Library Media Specialist 2.0: Social, Collaborative, and Interactive Technologies | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

From blogs and podcasts to wikis and virtual worlds, everyone's talking about the dynamic technology, tools, resources, and learning spaces available to educators and students through Web 2.0. Let's separate the hype from what's realistic, relevant, effective, efficient, and appealing for your library media program. Learn about options and the educational potential across grade levels and subject areas. 

 

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Workshop based program

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, Today, 9:27 AM

Great overview - explore the possibilities and potential for using social, collaborative, and interactive technologies across the curriculum.

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The changing face of school libraries - Hillcountrynews

CHAMPION: The changing face of school libraries
Hillcountrynews
When our parents and community members visit one of our schools, they frequently comment on how different it looks and feels from the schools they attended when they were kids.
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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.
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Professional Librarians: Leaflet | CILIP

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools. 


The leaflet outlines what a professional Librarian, and the Library service they lead, will provide to pupils and the whole school community and why that is important.

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Developing digital literacies

Developing digital literacies | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This infoKit provides ideas and resources to inspire the strategic development of digital literacies ie those capabilities which support living, learning and working in a digital society.
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Ridgewood High School library gets 21st century update - NorthJersey.com

Ridgewood High School library gets 21st century update - NorthJersey.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Learning Commons at Ridgewood High School is officially unveiled.
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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The concept of game-based education is one that’s easily dismissed as being frivolous or time-wasting. These go-to resources will help teachers who would like to learn more about the effectiveness of using game-driven approaches in the classroom:

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School and Public Library Shared Catalogs

School and Public Library Shared Catalogs | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered about collaborating with your public library on a shared circulation system? One small school district and their local library did just that, with good results!
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Science Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

Science Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Free Science Teaching ideas and Lesson Plans for science and technology teachers and Students


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What are the best time-saving apps for teachers?

What are the best time-saving apps for teachers? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

There’s simply not enough time,” I hear you say – and I agree.

It’s fair enough, as a teacher, if you find that you don’t even have enough time to look at all the gadgets and devices that might help save time. But stop the clock and allow me to bring you up to speed with the best time-saving apps around, as well as pointing out some of the glitches.

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Great time-saving apps to share with your school staff.

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The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy

Information literacy skill acquisition is a form of learning that is influenced by cognitive, emotional and social processes.

 

This research studied how two emotional constructs and two cognitive constructs interacted with students' information literacy scores.

 

College & Research Libraries November 2014

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Free News and Information Literacy Lesson Plans...

Free News and Information Literacy Lesson Plans... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This is the first story in a News and Information Literacy Corner series that will outline the importance of news-and-information-literacy education and highlight classroom resources available online.
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Genrefication of your school’s fiction collection

Genrefication of your school’s fiction collection | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Do you use the Dewey Decimal Classification at your school? Can your kids figure out what "142.780973" means? Would they know where to find the "Sports" books? Using this logic, many schools are wondering if they and their students might be better served using a book-store model, or genres, when it comes to their fiction collection…. but where to begin?

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, Today, 11:06 AM

Ditch Dewey or keep it?  What do you do at your library?

Tricia Adams's curator insight, Today, 11:09 AM

Do you agree? I can see some benefits

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5 Things I Learned This Term About Teaching Information Literacy

5 Things I Learned This Term About Teaching Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This was my first full term as a full-time, academic, faculty teaching librarian. I entered the profession as a public educator - well, technically, para-educator, or instructional assistant. And I...
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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"It’s well known that public libraries are no longer just about the books — even e-books. Many community libraries are receiving 21st century digital-age makeovers: Numerous digital technologies, maker spaces to invite creation, even video production suites and 3-D printers now inhabit many libraries across the country."


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Wikipedia and libraries | ALIA

Slides from national WIkipedia information sessions conducted by Wikimedia Australia for members of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). …
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Worlds of Learning @ NMHS

Worlds of Learning @ NMHS | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A digital badge professional learning platform for teachers at our school. The idea behind this platform is to provide professional learning with a pinch of gamification.

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The Ebook Dilemma: Thoughts on Selecting the Right Ebook Model | Tech Tidbits

The Ebook Dilemma: Thoughts on Selecting the Right Ebook Model | Tech Tidbits | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The ebook journey has been circuitous for high school teacher librarian Krista Brakhage. Some of the collection she purchased three years ago
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Designing Learning Spaces For Student Engagement

The journey of change of the physical and virtual spaces in the Mount Alvernia iCentre
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Helen and Kathryn presented on this topic for http://eduwebinar.com.au on 19 November 2014. 

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Your vocabulary at age 40 depends on how much you read as a teenager

Reading for pleasure as a child has been powerfully linked in research to the development of vocabulary and maths skills up to the age of 16. But does reading still have a part to play in the breadth of our adult vocabulary? Does it matter what kind of books you read, or is it just the amount of reading that counts?

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Helen Teague's curator insight, November 16, 12:54 PM

study also cites that predictions that the decline in reading may have been exaggerated

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Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly

Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The adoption and use of ebooks in U.S. school libraries has grown steadily over the past four years, slowed mainly by limited access to ereading devices and cost, says a new ebooks report by SLJ, sponsored by Follett.
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From anecdotal evidence a similar situation exists in Australian schools. Limited access to ereading devices and infrastructure plus costs and ownership of ebooks contribute to slow growth. Also, is a downloadable PDF an ebook. I think not. Embedded interactivity is needed to create the uniqueness and flexibility in content delivery for students. 

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 19, 5:06 AM

Interesting survey of the US market for e books in schools

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Problem-Based Learning and Information Literacy: A Natural Partnership | Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice

Due to student overreliance on search engines and the time constraints of one-shot instruction sessions, librarians struggle to teach many of the information literacy skills that students need to conduct successful research. Problem-based learning (PBL) provides a way to integrate information literacy naturally into an assignment or course by guiding students through the research process as they work to find a solution to a problem. This article first explains the PBL process, then describes the design and implementation of a PBL project in a required first-year general education course. Finally, it details the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education addressed by the project, as well as possible future modifications.

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Rethinking the school library: Mobile County district launches 'digital literacy' program in 16 media centers

Rethinking the school library: Mobile County district launches 'digital literacy' program in 16 media centers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Now that many school libraries are evolving into media centers, the job of the school librarian, or media specialist, is changing as well.

This fall, Mobile County school officials began a pilot "digital literacy" program at 16 schools to revamp the media centers, and the duties of the librarians who run them.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 13, 6:41 PM

Excellent article about the role shift of many librarians.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, November 17, 7:42 AM

Re-thinking is essential! Renewal is essential!

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Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A new CSLA Film and a playlist

Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A new CSLA Film and a playlist | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Featuring the voices of administrators, classroom teachers, academics, and, most powerfully, learners, the 10-minute film describes libraries as active, collaborative, creative safe spaces and librarians’ connections to the individual interests and passions of kids and their value as teachers, technology leaders, collaborators, innovators and professional developers in a state where it is (sadly) not common to find a librarian in your school.

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