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Preparation for Living in a Public ... - American Library Association

It's a great irony that after so many millions of dollars in technology investments adding digital tools to our schools and school libraries, the best technology and access is often on an unsupervised, friend's basement home ...
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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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Digital Inclusion | CILIP

Library and information professionals can make a significant contribution to increasing digital inclusion and participation. Libray and information professionals have the right skills and ethics to be an effective part of bridging the UK's digital divide.


They are trusted by their communities, have experience working in partnership or programmes encouraging digital participation and have the skills set to teach how to use, create and manage information in an ethical way. 

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Information Literacy by Design [Thinking]

Information Literacy by Design [Thinking] | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Design thinking. It's that abstract concept that you've probably heard about in association with makerspaces. It's also a big buzzword in the world of education reform. I'm tempted to define it as ...
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Information Literacy: the 21st Century Skills

Paper presented during the PLAI-STRLC Regional Conference on Promoting Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning, September 25, 2006 at Capuchin Retreat (Information Literacy: the 21st Century Skills http://t.co/l2BAxmzR7v...

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Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web

Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Knowing how to navigate through and research on the Web is a skill. Following are some pointers and resources.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 20, 5:21 AM

A good reminder.

Claudia Klausen's curator insight, September 20, 6:44 AM

Very helpful site for teaching information literacy and research skills. 

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students
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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 20, 5:22 AM

Thanks for sharing this!

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The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | Time to Rethink the Role

The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | Time to Rethink the Role | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In this age of literacy 2.0, the roles of the school librarian and technology teachers are in need of a change. When students have near-constant access to information through eBooks, tablets, and their personal devices, information and media literacy training can no longer be limited to the library and computer lab. With the new Common Core Standards implementation, now is a perfect time to rethink these roles and develop an information, communication, technology and literacy model that supports 21st-century learning

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Information Literacy and Connectivism

Information Literacy and Connectivism | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I've been reading about both deschooling (Illich) and connectivism this week, and I'm fascinated by the ways in which these ideas address the need for information literacy as an essential component...
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Media specialists' role continues to evolve - Aiken Standard

Media specialists' role continues to evolve - Aiken Standard | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In the last 20 years, media specialists have played a major role in the evolution of school libraries. Certainly the technology advances have expanded annually, but also in how the specialists work with classroom teachers.

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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small. (My next project for The SMaRTZone.
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The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).
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Challenge Based Learning Showcase // Duffy Primary School - YouTube

In 2013 ISMOTION partnered with Duffy Primary School to implement transformational teaching and learning. In 2014 an iTunes U course has been launched to support others interested in learning more about this approach.

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10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging | MiddleWeb

10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging | MiddleWeb | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Blogging is an essential element of teaching and student ownership in Pernille Ripp's classroom. Here's her 10-step process.
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 14, 10:19 AM

Most of what you need to get your students blogging is included here, even the parent letter.  Great job, Pernille Ripp!

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Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

Teaching Google Natives To Value Information | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The usual term is a digital native–students born into our digital, connected, and uber-social world who have always had Wikipedia to ask questions, and Google to bail them out.

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Making sure information does not lose its value in an increasingly broadband, social, and digitised world.

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Information literacy and the CRAP test | Reading, Writing, Research

Information literacy and the CRAP test | Reading, Writing, Research | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Information literacy is the ability to tell good from bad information, and not just online. Use the CRAP test to evaluate both print and online media.
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Discover Information Literacy - YouTube

Four Instructional Technology graduate students at the University of Mary Washington collaborated to create this video defining and guiding students and teac...

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Class Badges to Promote Digital Literacy

Class Badges to Promote Digital Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Class Badges is a free online tool designed to help teachers use digital badges as rewards for accomplishing learning goals. The badges can be a useful tool for teachers to keep track of individual student accomplishments as they help learners focus on making progress.

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Information Quality & News Literacy Modules | Youth and Media

Information Quality & News Literacy Modules | Youth and Media | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The Youth and Media team has made great strides building a curriculum focusing on information quality, particularly in the context of online news and journalism.


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Putting Power In the Hands of Kids Through Design Thinking

Putting Power In the Hands of Kids Through Design Thinking | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Using design thinking to get teenagers to reimagine their learning environment, design firms and educators show kids how the process can help them make a di (RT @lynn_moody: Authentic problem based learning by design thinking.
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25 Signs You’re Teaching In 2015

25 Signs You’re  Teaching In 2015 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

2015 is almost upon us, which means we’re somewhere between 1/6 and 1/7 of the way through the 21st century.

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Problem-based learning and project-based learning

Problem-based learning and project-based learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Both problem-based learning and project-based learning are referred to as PBL, so some find it confusing to seperate the two pedagogies.

So what exactly is the difference?

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2:13 AM

Useful definition and some good references for further reading

Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2:14 AM

Useful definition and some good references to follow up

katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 1:21 AM

This is something I need to get my head around...

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Two Second Graders Pitch to Restore School Library on Indiegogo

Two Second Graders Pitch to Restore School Library on Indiegogo | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Seven-year-olds, Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams, of Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California, hope to raise $20,000 to restore their school library using the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 18, 6:43 PM

Check out what these two AMAZING second-graders are doing to get books back on the shelves in their school library...

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LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads - Los Angeles Times

While the iPad-for-every-student controversy has gotten much media coverage lately, a long-term problem has gotten very little attention: the lack of equal access to a quality school library. 


Although the research is inconclusive regarding the results of providing every child a laptop, it is overwhelmingly positive for providing students well-stocked, well-staffed school libraries.

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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 1:32 AM

I agree with the statements, but my Teacher-Librarian Professional Hat would like to have the details and names of studies included in the article, rather than just "research shows..." - we know that Keith Curry-Lance and the Colorado studies have been replicated in other areas with hundreds of thousands of students, and Scholastic published an overview of multiple studies into the effectiveness of school libraries, but the average consumer (or bureaucrat) won't know about these and may dismiss vague references as unimportant. Certainly I agree that skipping to the next shiny thing is a standard practice when browsing online, and so using a computer or device to read for information or pleasure possibly requires more explicit training than when reading print materials... 

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time.
Academics such as  E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education.

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Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology - eWeek

Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology - eWeek | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
eWeek Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology eWeek Collaborative tools like Google Apps for Education with Classroom, easy-to-manage affordable devices like Chromebooks and tablets, and limitless educational content in...
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A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits

A Teacher Librarian’s Path to Becoming a Google Educator | Tech Tidbits | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Inspired by the recent Innovative Education in Colorado Conference, teacher librarian Phil Goerner set out to become a certified Google Educator this summer. Here's what he learned.
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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 1:38 AM

This is interesting - I didn't know anything about the process of becoming a Google Certified Educator, although I've been thinking about it for a while... something to schedule for next year perhaps??