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The Surprising Technology Used By Famous Authors

The Surprising Technology Used By Famous Authors | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Despite the abundance of technology available to us now, many famous, professional writers have their own technology equation that works best for them to get their ideas on paper (virtual paper or physical paper).

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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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Digital Compass | Digital Citizenship

Digital Compass | Digital Citizenship | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Excellent Tool to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy

Excellent Tool to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Digital Compass is a new tool released by Common Sense Media to help kids learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship and digital literacy through playing interactive games designed specifically for grades 6-9. The games came in the form of a simulation of the digital world we live in  and provides kids with an informed understanding of the implications involved in creating  digital identities.

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How Cuts and Closures of Elementary School Libraries Are Hurting Our Kids

How Cuts and Closures of Elementary School Libraries Are Hurting Our Kids | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
From Los Angeles to New York City, budget cuts are affecting public school libraries.
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29 Quotes that Explain How to Become a Better Writer

29 Quotes that Explain How to Become a Better Writer | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The best way to become a better writer is to write, but it doesn't hurt to get advice from the best. Here are 29 tips and pieces of wisdom from top writers.
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4 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Inquiry-Based Learning

4 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Inquiry-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs can teach us a lot about how we teach STEM curriculum to students.
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Center for AI's curator insight, April 24, 12:42 PM

Utilizing inquiry as a means of exploration and innovation produces results that exceed anything one can fathom!

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State of America's Libraries Report 2015 | News and Press Center

State of America's Libraries Report 2015 | News and Press Center | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
2015 State of America's Libraries Report from the American Library Association covers issues and trends of the past year related to academic libraries, school libraries and public libraries, including: Top Ten Challenged Books of 2014, Children’s...
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Michael Jongen's curator insight, April 21, 6:36 AM

The Learning Commons is where school libraries are heading

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Ten Websites to Help Students Connect with Books

Ten Websites to Help Students Connect with Books | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Teachers might see the Internet as the enemy of old-fashioned books, but the two entities can actually compliment each other nicely.
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 19, 7:08 AM

Useful listing

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#TeachingIs Leading: Diana Rendina - YouTube

Diana Rendina, is a media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL. She is passionate about school libraries being a place for students to dis...
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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so.

 
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8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic

8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Internet offers an abundance of online citation tools, from the extremely easy to use, to ones that require more research on the part of the user.
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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…
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Donna James's curator insight, April 14, 3:01 PM

But we knew that all along.....

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How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

I teach students to select a subject area, pick a topic, craft a question, design a prospectus, follow through on the plans, adapt to obstacles and “interesting” findings, organize results, and create an appropriate outcome that matches the content and methodology of the project.

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Andy Plemmons: Natural Side of Student Voice Using Flipgrid

Andy Plemmons is the school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA. In this video, Andy talks about his students' experience with ...
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Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How

Turning the School Library into a Community Hub: Here’s How | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The school library is a unique forum to enlist families in broader community engagement. With this in mind, I wanted to create a program to bring families into my school library at Cambridgeport School, a public pre-K−5 school in Cambridge, MA. My goal was to foster and promote community literacy and greater civic involvement by creating a forum for conversation and collective problem-solving at the library.

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What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow’s Children?

What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow's Children? - Bright - Medium
Innovation in education goes well beyond gadgets and apps. Here’s my vision for the classroom of the future.
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Digital information literacy - Wikiversity

Digital information literacy - Wikiversity | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The ability to access, interpret and create digital information has increased its level of importance in the continuum of literacy in recent years.

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Libraries remain important resources with technological advances - The Killeen Daily Herald

Libraries remain important resources with technological advances - The Killeen Daily Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
COPPERAS COVE — In the age of technology, where everyone seems to have a computer or access to the internet, the concept of a library may seem outdated.
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Access & Choice: the importance of libraries

Access & Choice: the importance of libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The following guest post is from Barbara Band, immediate past President of Cilip and Head of Library & Resources at Emmbrook School in Wokingham with 1,200+ students aged 11 to...
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Plagiarism: How to avoid it - YouTube

Related links: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/02/
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How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries

How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In the age of information ubiquity and rapidly evolving media delivery formats, today’s librarians have learned how to evolve along with the technology.
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 17, 5:11 AM

A health librarians viewpoint but many relevant points for school libraries too

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5 Components of Information Literacy - YouTube

Information literacy can be divided into five different categories: Identify, Find, Evaluate, Apply, and Acknowledge. View academic and real world examples f...
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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 12:52 PM

Nice video - would have been enhanced by creative commons photos rather than tired clipart

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9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent

9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
You can keep calm in the face of these angry parents, even resolving the conflict, with these strategies: 9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent
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How to Build a School Library from Scratch

How to Build a School Library from Scratch | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Getting a new school library off the ground takes ingenuity—and elbow grease. Read how these determined librarians did it. Plus: grant opportunities and key questions for volunteers.
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Trends | Transforming Libraries

Trends | Transforming Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify trends relevant to libraries and librarianship. This trend library is available to help libraries and librarians understand how trends are developing and why they matter. Each trend is updated as new reports and articles are made available. New trends will be added as they are developed. 

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