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School Libraries Renewed

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 The United States no longer has a workforce dependent on operating machinery and performing repetitive tasks. Educators are therefore challenged to change the way students learn and to provide a workforce that is innovative and that has the ability to design new jobs. To do this, students must learn to be problem solvers, to create products that meet real needs, to demonstrate leadership in presenting ideas, and to connect learning to community imperatives. School libraries can help meet these challenges for all students.

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School libraries are about connections - curriculum, technology, literacies ....

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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 7:18 AM
Great news! :)
jerigby's comment, April 3, 2013 9:29 AM
I love eduwebinars! It fits in to my schedule better than attending workshops.
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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

At the outset, the author believes we need to get rid of the terms teach and teacher from our lexicon and start talking about the ‘learning leader’. It immediately changes the focus from teacher-centred to learner-centred approaches. 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 8, 11:02 AM

Great way to look at learning.

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3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill

3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy - and all the elements contained within that term-  is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did …
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Going global: a literacy, a process, a call to action (and some resources)

Going global: a literacy, a process, a call to action (and some resources) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Jacobs defines global literacy as the ability to be a fluent investigator of the world, to be able to examine different perspectives, to be able to report on and share ideas, and to take action on those ideas.  Being globally literate requires learners to be able to collect meaningful information about people and places and personalize what they are learning.

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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.
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Time for complex, real-world problems to solve.

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Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators

Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Looking for some good titles to read this summer? The resources below will probably be of some help. These are collections of books curated with teachers and educators in mind. They span a plethora of education-related themes and topics and some of them also touch on the area of personal development and motivation.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 5, 4:30 PM

Some good books on here.  Worth looking at.

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What can STEM from the school library | Services to Schools

What can STEM from the school library | Services to Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The profile of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has increased significantly in recent years with the promotion of STEM education projects. How can the school library contribute to this aspect of students’ learning?
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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Innovative thinking in students will flower when we design classrooms that absolutely can’t survive without it. Same with critical thinking, self-direction, creativity, and so on. Until we reach that point, it’s on the shoulders of the classroom teacher to tease it out of students through a combination of inspiration, modeling, scaffolding, and creating persistent opportunity.

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, June 29, 11:41 PM

Bon, un peu "yakafokeu", mais l'infographie est belle !

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Learn About URL Structure in Under 3 Minutes

Learn About URL Structure in Under 3 Minutes | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Understanding the structure of a URL helps students understand how information is stored and accessed online—it is one of the basic skills at the foundation of information and digital literacy. Teaching the ins and outs of servers and subdomains can be challenging, which is why we’ve been hard at work creating simple and engaging video tutorials to help you teach these imperative skills to students.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 1:30 AM

Url (as in Duke of...)  can you read it?

Chris Carter's curator insight, June 25, 4:17 PM

Excellent!

objectplace's curator insight, June 28, 10:34 AM

bones of digital literacy

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ALA Advocacy Director Urges Chicago School Board to Stop Librarian Cuts

ALA Advocacy Director Urges Chicago School Board to Stop Librarian Cuts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Marci Merola, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Library Advocacy, spoke on the importance of school librarians at an open hearing of the Chicago Board of Education June 25. Merola testified that “Around the country, school boards, principals, legislators, and parents are realizing that the school librarian is uniquely positioned to prepare students for the future.”

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Joint advocacy letter provides some strong points for all administrators to seriously consider. 

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4 Of The Fastest Growing Trends In Education Technology

4 Of The Fastest Growing Trends In Education Technology | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Technology has had a transformative impact on the education system worldwide, comprehensively impacting how students learn, share and gather information.

 

The adoption of technologies like mobile apps, cloud computing and game-based learning has helped students be more productive. From being consumers, students are now becoming creators and innovators, thanks to technology’s ubiquity. As K-12 schools and universities continue to adopt new technology for learning.

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Cool Uses of iPads in School Libraries

Cool Uses of iPads in School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Pins about Cool Uses of iPads in School Libraries hand-picked by Pinner Sonja Stewart | See more about school libraries, librarians and information literacy.
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Move afoot to restore teacher librarians

Move afoot to restore teacher librarians | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

“Every day, I see students working on myriad projects from research to PowerPoint, creating brochures to creating films using programs like Photo Story. I know first-hand how much of an impact a teacher librarian makes in teaching information skills and incorporating technology into lessons,” Buchanan stated in an email to Don Scholl, president of the Board of Trustees.

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There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.
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Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 9, 5:49 PM

Great list of apps - lots still for me to try.

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21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn’t What It Used To Be

21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn’t What It Used To Be | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Thinking of jobs, careers, and pay is–by some–being replaced with the idea of work, relationships, and meaning. Technology and the resulting connectivity are a part of this. In the 21st century, we all have personal “brands”–digital footprints that precede and proceed us, leaving a record of our interactions and ideas for anyone to see.

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Important to focus on future skills development for students with this changing work environment. 

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Useful Library Guides - Library Guides at Georgia Military College

Useful Library Guides - Library Guides at Georgia Military College | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
GMC Library Guides. PER 101. Useful Library Guides.
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Teens Need Libraries - YouTube

Libraries are an important resource for our youth. Don't let them be without libraries. Learn more about how you can support libraries here: http://tinyurl.c...
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An Example Of Experiential Learning

An Example Of Experiential Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Just because work is hands-on does not mean it is minds-on. Many projects, problems, situations, and field trips do not yield lasting and transferable learning because too little attention is given to the meta-cognitive and idea-building work that turns a single experience into insight and later application.

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Create a bibliography - Using Word

Create a bibliography - Using Word | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Create a bibliography based on common citation formats in Word 2013. APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 3, 5:38 AM

This is good to keep handy. You never know when someone will ask you for this information.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.
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Edutopia presents core strategies in action with their Five Keys video series. Take a deeper look at each strategy as they share the nuts and bolts of program implementation, give voices and examples from schools around the country, and illuminate the research behind the practices.

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How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes - Edudemic

How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes - Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
By: Scott Davis Business Analyst, Pearson It is often quite difficult to relate inputs to outcomes in the world of education. Traditionally, much work has been done to develop and provide inputs into the process of education. These inputs, such as a textbook, an assessment, a learning technology or platform, a course, a qualification, a …
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50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think

50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.

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Challenging questions to extend our thinking - keep asking why?

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Lyn Pritchard's curator insight, June 27, 5:02 AM

It is so important to ask the right questions - those that stimulate thinking, discussion and further investigation

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 29, 3:44 AM

Ask the right questions and help yourself to think

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 7, 4:30 AM

I was always taught that you have to ask the right question to get the right answer...and teaching students to think about developing and pursuing questions is an important part of the process.

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content

New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A handy visual you can share with your students to help them learn about how to critically judge online ( and offline) content. The information included in this visual is based on Google Safety resources


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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 29, 3:43 AM

Learn how to critically judge content (online and offline) via this graphic

 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 29, 11:16 AM

I wish someone would create one of these graphics with the language of a fourth grade student. It would be so helpful.

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, July 4, 11:29 AM

Nice and very engaging

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Video book trailer examples

Video book trailer examples | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In a small group, (3 is best!) choose a favourite book that you’ve already read. Brainstorm together how you could get readers interested in the book without giving it all away. Don’t try and summarize the story, just a few visual & fun ideas that will be intriguing or eye catching. Think of a movie trailer or a book blurb and how they can draw you into the story without giving away any spoilers! Make sure at some point you show the cover of the book and say the title –even if it’s for only 1-2 seconds.

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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, June 25, 2:48 PM

Template for story boarding and examples included

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What eBooks Mean for School Libraries: Part 1

What eBooks Mean for School Libraries: Part 1 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School librarian and blogger Cathy Jo Nelson discusses how her high school library has embraced eBooks.
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