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How to destroy a school library - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How to destroy a school library - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In a December 4, 2013 School Library Journal opinion piece, Robin Overby Cox explains how to kill a school library program in 10 easy steps. Her steps include firing the librarians, not being flexible, and convincing parents ...
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Good quote from this post "And if we stop thinking we have power, we, uh, stop being powerful. "

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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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Evolution of the Library in a 1:1 School | Webinar PD

The start of a 1:1 program in a school means big changes for the library and librarian. Kara Thorstenson is library media specialist who has lived it, learne...
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How to work with students and staff to transition to a 1:1 library and school.

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Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking

Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We all know that social media platforms hold large databases of our personal information. Even when we think we have deleted a post...it still exists with the companies. Even though we don't know w...
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Social media questions that students should consider as a digital citizen.

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Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-year Pro

Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-year Pro | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Storytime is the premium service for children in public libraries across the country. For many youth librarians, it's the most treasured part of their job. A storytime veteran shares her best practices.
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Interacting with children through story

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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, April 23, 6:47 AM

nice article on public library storytime with tips.

Anita Vance's curator insight, Today, 12:53 PM

Great programs are planned with children and adults in mind - these tips help keep all the pieces together....Keep on sharing!

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Web Literacy Education for Educators

In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to be able to find information on the Web, as well as to determine its validity and appropriateness. These web literacy materials demystify the process Web so you can impart the vital skills students need to be safe, successful 21st century learners.

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Education resources for web literacy. 

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Desig
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Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy

Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Author Deborah Hopkinson reflects on the skills today's students will need in the years to come as they respond to complex global issues.
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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 3:40 AM

A writer reflects on Information literacy #IL #INformationliteracy

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Strother: Little libraries belong to community - The Albany Herald

Strother: Little libraries belong to community - The Albany Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Strother: Little libraries belong to community The Albany Herald Victoria Walters opens the Birdhouse Books “Littlest Library on the Block” for her 2-year-old son Will during the grand opening of Melissa Strother's little library at the junction of...
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Welcome to Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation

Welcome to Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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The Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation is a broad membership of film and television organisations in Australia committed to educating people about the value of screen content. IPAF aims to highlight the role of copyright and how the choices consumers make can contribute to the future of the film and television community in Australia

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Support School Libraries! | I Love Libraries

Studies show that students are more likely to be successful if they have the benefit of school library programs led by a state certified school librarian, and that higher test scores are linked to the presence of quality school library programs and the involvement of full-time school librarians in the learning process.

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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we can extrapolate from what these promising technologies and predict how schools will adopt them in time to come.

 


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We are seeing some of these technologies now in schools, but maybe higher education places/spaces will be the leaders with a flow on effect to the schools. Regardless, it is still important to prepare our students for this transition. 

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, April 20, 1:33 PM

Realidad aumentada, 3D printing, Kinect... y otras novedades para aplicar en educación.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, April 20, 8:44 PM

Excellent article. I am particularly looking forward to game based learning in higher education.

E-trucit's curator insight, April 23, 4:17 AM

Very interesting article full of links to others sources that help to span the vision of possible future and not only in teaching.

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How Educators Can Protect Students' Data from Security Breaches - KQED (blog)

How Educators Can Protect Students' Data from Security Breaches - KQED (blog) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
KQED (blog) How Educators Can Protect Students' Data from Security Breaches KQED (blog) As chief technology officer in the modern century classroom, an educator's role becomes more complex (and potentially overwhelming) as more tablets, computers,...
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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, April 16, 10:45 AM

Good read.

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 4:12 AM

Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 5:12 AM

Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

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River Valley Middle Library Media Center (rivervalleylmc)

River Valley Middle Library Media Center (rivervalleylmc) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
River Valley Middle Library Media Center | Located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, River Valley has a population of close to 900 students.
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25 Essential Graphic Novels

25 Essential Graphic Novels | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years. There are many, many excellent examples out there, but if ...

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 23, 1:22 AM

A list to explore!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, Today, 2:49 PM

Graphic novels seem to be a great addition to the high school library I work at.

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Berkeley kids use Kickstarter to fund school library

Berkeley kids use Kickstarter to fund school library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Kickstarter's been used to fund everything from gadgets to space missions, but a group of kids just used it to fund a library.
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8th graders leaving a gift called an "x-space"

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Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Public school libraries have always served an admirable purpose in education. In an indirect way, K-12 libraries have given students support in learning endeavors and been a go-to spot for informa...
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See which books were most frequently challenged in American libraries in 2013

See which books were most frequently challenged in American libraries in 2013 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This month, the American Library Association released its 2014 State of America's Libraries report, along with the 2013 list of the top 10 most frequently
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The Maker Movement: A Learning Revolution

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The key to the explosion of the maker movement is accessibility. We have arrived at a point in time when ingenious new inventions are affordable and often free. Anyone can easily find and share tools, instructions, and ideas online, where a vibrant community of hundreds of thousands of global problem-solvers congregates—when they’re not collaborating face to face.

In 2013, there were more than 100 Maker Faires—“the greatest show-and-tells on earth”—and Mini Maker Faires across the globe. At last year’s Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, more than 150,000 children and adults gathered over a weekend to make things, show off, challenge one another, laugh, play, invent, tinker, solve problems, and inspire. 

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Flenninken Library offers a lot more than books - Washington Observer Reporter

Flenninken Library offers a lot more than books - Washington Observer Reporter | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Flenninken Library offers a lot more than books
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Her mother, Heather Wise, is a teacher in Jefferson-Morgan School District. ...
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A Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss

A Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Stylish Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss Twitter remains one of the most powerful platforms for sharing and conversation. This translates well to education, as it allows said sharing and conversation to be done...
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The Building Blocks of Project-Based Learning

The Building Blocks of Project-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Discover the building blocks of project-based learning (PBL). By understanding the basis of PBL, teachers see how the process supports Deeper Learning.
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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....

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Encourage the joy of reading, access to more resources than I could afford to buy, recommend resources that I may not have found on my own, access to activities and tools, teaching me responsibility for my library card .....

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 18, 8:55 PM

Libraries are great places to explore the world.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 3:47 AM

For parents: 5 reasons why you need to take your kids to the library

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 11:12 PM

Share this post far and wide! So many of my students do not have public library cards. Let's get a drive going!

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21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Welcome to a series that examines the importance of facilitating digital citizenship with today’s students. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...
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All types of libraries -- school, public, and academic -- form a library ecosystem that provides and supports lifelong learning. Funding cuts to school libraries have an impact on public and academic libraries as students lack essential information literacy skills. Public and academic libraries have to adjust their core services to accommodate the need.

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 16, 5:10 PM

Why we need to be saving all libraries

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Via Barb Stripling: "At this moment we are facing a serious threat to school libraries, and thus to the entire library ecosystem."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 17, 1:44 PM

Libraries can be great places. They are human spaces with adults who help children in schools. It is more than the books, but they are important as well. They let us travel in our imagination.

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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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EasyBib's FAQs are a great source

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