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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, 2014 8:02 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, 2014 6:44 AM

Ask the right questions and help yourself to think

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 7, 2014 7:30 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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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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'MakerSpaces' in LF school libraries engage students in learning - Morrison County Record

MakerSpaces at every school incorporate technology to help students explore and learn. Lincoln’s MakerSpace focuses on letting older students create working electronic systems using parts provided in Snap Circuit kits. Some kits can build a motion detector or lie detector, and others focus on using alternative energy sources.

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Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Things are changing. For starters, ebooks, apps, and the web are now a part of your students’ daily lives. So how do you determine the best way to turn your library space into a learning center that’s right for today’s rapidly changing digital world? 

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, March 30, 2:25 PM

We are in the middle of renovating our library.  Great reminders on what is important.  "We are not a book warehouse!"  We needed to weed heavily anyway to make more space for kids.

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School librarians: more than checking out books - Community Advocate

School librarians: more than checking out books - Community Advocate | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Collaborating with teachers and the community, coordinating special projects, and utilizing new technology are all part of a typical day of a Northborough or Southborough school librarian.
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How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

How to Crowdfund Your Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend an average of $513 each year on classroom supplies, books, and their own professional development.
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Profession at the tipping point (revisited) - Karen Bonanno

Profession at the tipping point (revisited) - Karen Bonanno | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Keeping up to date is one of the main challenges facing any professional.
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Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation

Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This post is promoted by Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition, who asked us to talk about the credibility of information research in a digital world.

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Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.
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Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
March 17, 2015
Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in education.In blended learning students and teachers...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 19, 8:23 AM

I LOVE this Infographic that shows what blended learning is so you can better understand it yourself and help you help teachers make the leap!

Fran Bove's curator insight, March 23, 9:06 AM

A neat info-graphic that explains blended learning to teachers.

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Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Oh My! Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy

Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Oh My! Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
"Awesome" That is what Evan, one of my Digital Literacy students, said when I showed him and his classmates Flipboard. Laying the Foundation for Digital Citizenship: For the past two weeks, my stud...
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7 things every kid should master - The Boston Globe

7 things every kid should master - The Boston Globe | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need.

 

Here are seven abilities and dispositions that kids should acquire or improve upon — and therefore should be measured — while in school.

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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Basics in school planning, funding and services: school libraries as an example

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Basics in school planning, funding and services: school libraries as an example | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Basics in school planning, funding and services: school libraries as an example http://t.co/jsZu4KYGat
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26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what contemporary book should be taught in high school. Here are the brilliant results.
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Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools

Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools http://t.co/YqGrlv4mOj #LMS
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.
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“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.” | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”
by Britten Follett
“What is the most unique item your students have created in their Makerspaces?
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Save school libraries: Q & A with Joyce Valenza | On Our Minds

Save school libraries: Q & A with Joyce Valenza | On Our Minds | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Last week, we announced that James Patterson will donate $1.25 million to school libraries this year in the first-ever partnership of its kind!

In celebration of school libraries, we went straight to the source and asked top librarians and academics about why saving school libraries is so important.Today, we speak with speak with School Library Journal’s "Never Ending Search" blogger and library sciences professor Joyce Valenza.

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Arranging library fiction by genre | Services to Schools

Arranging library fiction by genre | Services to Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
An approach for arranging fiction in your school library worth considering is alphabetically, within smaller genre sections.
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, March 30, 10:37 AM

A good article if you are thinking this may be the way forward for your school library - I have reservations, as many of my own library finds have been completely down to serendipity, which you limit to some extent by having only a genre arrangement...

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How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic

How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. Because parents & teachers live separately, tension can arise, but it doesn't have to be this way.
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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize.
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ESEA: ALA and Advocacy Community Urging School Library Supporters to Act Now

ESEA: ALA and Advocacy Community Urging School Library Supporters to Act Now | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
With the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act coming up, the American Library Association has been leading the campaign to get dedicated funding for school libraries into the bill.
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School Library Monthly - School Library Influence and Advocacy

If school library programs are going to continue to exist, grow, and prosper, advocacy needs to be viewed as an integral part of a school librarian's responsibilities.
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Study: Large online literacy achievement gap exists

Study: Large online literacy achievement gap exists | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Today’s students may be skilled at texting and social media, but many are unable to perform online research and distinguish accurate information on the web, according to a new study.

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The Crisis in School Libraries

The Crisis in School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Since the early 1990’s, school libraries have continued to erode; each year more school boards must make the difficult decision to reduce proper staffing in the school library and to cut back or stop the purchasing of school library resources.
This decline is having a direct negative impact on student achievement and reading engagement. Students who are in schools without a staffed and resourced library program are not receiving the same education as students who have school libraries.

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Anne McLean's curator insight, March 16, 5:26 PM

School libraries need more staffing and resources in the digital age.  We need to make school leaders aware of the direct negative impact of cuts to staffing and budgets.

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Phases of inquiry-based learning: Definitions and the inquiry cycle

Inquiry-based learning is gaining popularity in science curricula, international research and development projects as well as teaching. One of the underlying reasons is that its success can be significantly improved due to the recent technical developments that allow the inquiry process to be supported by electronic learning environments. Inquiry-based learning is often organized into inquiry phases that together form an inquiry cycle.

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21st Century Skills Definition

21st Century Skills Definition | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The term 21st century skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are believed—by educators, school reformers, college professors, employers, and others—to be critically important to success in today’s world, particularly in collegiate programs and contemporary careers and workplaces. Generally speaking, 21st century skills can be applied in all …
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 11, 10:50 PM

There are a lot of link and the like so it will take time to read and digest.

 

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Michael Jongen's curator insight, March 23, 12:13 AM

Great for advocacy and defining the skills we need in the 21st century school library