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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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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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Wellbeing: Fostering Self-Awareness and Empathy With Grounding Texts

Wellbeing: Fostering Self-Awareness and Empathy With Grounding Texts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Learn how School 21 uses literature as a gateway to explore sensitive themes, like race, bullying, and personal values.
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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.
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Oracy: The Literacy of the Spoken Word

Oracy: The Literacy of the Spoken Word | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School 21 believes oracy is as important as reading and writing, and the research supports it. From Harkness discussions to talk-rich assemblies, learn how you can integrate oracy at your school.
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Why libraries and librarians are so important | On Our Minds

Why libraries and librarians are so important | On Our Minds | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The library means many things to different people—it can serve as a home away from home, literary oasis, hands-on design lab, and so much more.
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15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try: Becoming Innovative

15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try: Becoming Innovative | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try by TeachThought Staff What are the latest emerging trends in education? As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet [...]
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Leading & Building a Positive Culture as a Teacher-Librarian

Leading & Building a Positive Culture as a Teacher-Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I was at a family function last weekend when my sister said it.  No one had talked about the fact that I was changing roles in September.  Now I know why–they had talked about it amongst them…
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10 National Literacy and Numeracy Week ideas for school libraries

10 National Literacy and Numeracy Week ideas for school libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some fun, creative activities or lessons for your school library for National Literacy and Numeracy Week?

Have a look at our list of 10 activities that your school library can offer to help promote literacy and digital literacy.
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6 Super Geeky Tech Tips for the New School Year: The Daring Librarian

6 Super Geeky Tech Tips for the New School Year: The Daring Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy

Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This all started when my teenage son reported that Adam Sandler has Ebola. He saw it trending on Facebook. I sighed inwardly and asked if he had looked at the source of the information. Being the son of a librarian he quickly said: “Yes!
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Personalized Learning: Enabling Student Voice and Choice Through Projects

Personalized Learning: Enabling Student Voice and Choice Through Projects | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Adapt these six tips to bring personalized learning projects into your classroom and build student engagement.
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6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Check for understanding, manage your students, and build classroom community with these six opening and closing classroom routines.
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What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 16, 2:10 AM

A sound introduction.

Madelyn Haussner's curator insight, August 17, 1:26 PM
Where is the best place to conduct Inquiry learning? @ your school library! We have the necessary tools to make thesecprojects successful for both teachers and students.
Sarah Dahl's curator insight, August 30, 8:29 PM

What is Inquiry Learning?  Whilst this link focuses on primary and secondary education rather than tertiary education, it is a short, easy-to-read summary of the principles underlying Inquiry Learning.  The principles of this pedagogical method are the same, regardless of the age of the student, and therefore could be applied in any context.

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Audiobooks Can Support K-12 Readers in the Classroom

Audiobooks Can Support K-12 Readers in the Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
As audiobooks continue to grow in popularity, how can schools use this reading medium to increase literacy for all students?
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The Power of Critique and Redrafting

The Power of Critique and Redrafting | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Create a culture of critique and redrafting in your classroom by adapting the seven-step Audience Response protocol to your subject matter and students' needs.
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Student Success | I Love Libraries

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

Schools with a strong school library program and a certified school librarian ensure their students have the best chance to succeed. 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, even when other school variables are considered. Students who don’t speak English at home can be among those who benefit the most.

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Future of school libraries could be tech ‘think places’

Future of school libraries could be tech ‘think places’ | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The future of traditional school libraries has become a subject of intense debate among parents and educationalists in an era of budget cuts and organisational upheaval.
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8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started -

8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The process of designing and implementing project-based learning can be fairly complex. A big part of that complexity is the shift toward inquiry that uncovers learning as you use PBL to flip Bloom’s Taxonomy. With that said, it’s often helpful to break this process down into basic steps to help teachers and schools get started with the caveat that PBL planning and implementation is not a simple, linear process. Readers should keep in mind that some of these “steps” can occur simultaneously as the reality of the messiness of learning and planning for deeper learning kicks in.

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6000+ Children's Books Available for Free: Free Technology for Teachers

6000+ Children's Books Available for Free: Free Technology for Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The University of Florida's Digital Collections offers ahuge library of digitized children's books

 

All of the children's books in the collection can be read online. Reading the books online could be a bit difficult for some as there is a border with menus surrounding each page of the books. To avoid that, you can print all of the books for free. The printed version does not display anything but the book as it was scanned.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 5, 9:55 AM
Great way to read some classic children's literature titles. 
Karen Draper's curator insight, September 6, 1:29 PM
whatever the format-- what gets kids to read!
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A Framework For Learning In Digital Networks

A Framework For Learning In Digital Networks | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Framework For Learning In Digital Networks
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 1, 7:34 AM
"The image is an artifact from a 2010 study by Patrick Griffin from the University of Melbourne in Australia. One thing that makes it interesting is the way it distinguishes between collaboration in problem-solving and learning in digital networks rather than simply making collaborative problem-solving a characteristic of learning in digital networks."
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Advice to New Librarians | Knowledge Quest

As the school year begins, some of you may be starting as a school librarian for the first time. With my position, I am able to work with new school librarians in my district. Whether the librarians have just a few or many years as a classroom teacher, they step into this new role feeling overwhelmed with the common question, “Where do I begin?” The following hopefully answers that question and more.

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Madelyn Haussner's curator insight, August 26, 9:27 AM
Advice is helpful to all - whether you're new to the job or a 17 year veteran. Great article, thanks!
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5 Authors Discuss Mental Illness in YA | Knowledge Quest

5 Authors Discuss Mental Illness in YA | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
  An excellent panel on Mental Illness in YA at the 5th Annual SLJTeen Live! online conference this August 10 served as a reminder to continue to expand our collections to reflect a wide range of diverse experiences.
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22 Ways to Build Relationships for Educational Success

22 Ways to Build Relationships for Educational Success | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Nashville Big Picture High School shares many ways to build intentional relationships with students -- strategies that can work at schools of any size.
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4 Student Engagement Tips (From a Student)

4 Student Engagement Tips (From a Student) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Harley Center shares how relationships, humor, choice, and displaying his work engaged him, plus his three-minute video highlighting student work and personalized learning.
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New Librarian? Start Here! Tips to survive

New Librarian? Start Here! Tips to survive | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
As with any job, starting as a brand new school librarian is exciting, challenging, and often overwhelming. Truly, the most important thing to do is breathe--in my humble opinion, you now hav
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Literature and literacy in the classroom | Eduwebinar

Literature and literacy in the classroom | Eduwebinar | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Webinars with a focus on using literature in the classroom to engage students to develop literacy skills
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