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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Learning Commons/School Libraries Policy and Resources - Alberta Education

Policy Statement: 

To support students in attaining the goals and standards as stated in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning, school authorities must ensure that students have access to a learning commons. A learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and play to expand and deepen learning.

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Policy statement and resources to support school libraries in Canada.

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katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:40 AM

This sounds like much more than just a Virtual Learning Environment - and also more than just online library services. I'd love to get Lyn Hay's take on this....

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Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media | 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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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Help your students "Lift Off to Literacy" by engaging them in an extra 60 seconds of literacy activities for 60 days.

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Resources for Libraries | Transforming Libraries

Resources for Libraries | Transforming Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The tools are designed to help libraries strengthen their roles as community leaders and bring about positive change in their communities.

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Researching online not the only way to go - Albuquerque Journal

Researching online not the only way to go - Albuquerque Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Researching online not the only way to go Albuquerque Journal A: There is an assumption among digital natives that a quick Google search and a Wikipedia entry will give them all the information they need, says Carl Harvey, library media specialist...
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Learning hub' takes shape

Learning hub' takes shape | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

“Almost all of our design ideas have come from students,” said Amanda Kozaka, library and instructional technology specialist.

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Why Listen? Using Audiobooks to Support Literacy | Books on Tape

Why Listen? Using Audiobooks to Support Literacy | Books on Tape | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Why is listening so important? School librarian Dr. Rose Brock explains how audiobooks develop literacy skills, the connection between reading and listening, and how you can build and market a strong audiobook collection

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Digital Citizenship - Kids Internet Safety - Flocabulary

This short video teaches how (and how not) to behave online. Student learn 10 tips for communicating and sharing on social media sites.

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LibrarianLand's curator insight, September 8, 2014 7:40 PM

This would be useful to some adults too!

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High school media center to emphasize 'Barnes & Noble' feel - Gateway News

High school media center to emphasize 'Barnes & Noble' feel - Gateway News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
High school media center to emphasize 'Barnes & Noble' feel Gateway News According to the preliminary design, the media center would be located at the main entrance to the building rather than tucked in a corner, a change Library Media Specialist...
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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford - Rhode Island Public Radio

Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford - Rhode Island Public Radio | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Scott Walter says Nettelhorst students are still able to check out books, because the clerk and parent volunteers help staff the library. Still, he says, it's a lose-lose.

"It feels [like] CPS [Chicago Public Schools] has set us up into a situation where we have to decide which finger we don't want," he says.

School officials wouldn't go on tape for this story. In a fact sheet sent to WBEZ, they touted the district's expanded virtual libraries available to all students. A spokesperson wrote, "we will not be satisfied until we have central and/or classroom-based libraries in every school."

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What Are The Biggest Online Learning Trends And Challenges?

What Are The Biggest Online Learning Trends And Challenges? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Online learning takes many forms these days.
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Ferguson Memorial Library to remain at CC School

Ferguson Memorial Library to remain at CC School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Mountain Jackpot Ferguson Memorial Library to remain at CC School The Mountain Jackpot Following months of heated debate, threats and moving ultimatums, the Cripple Creek library and school district boards have signed a 20-year agreement that...
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Collaborating with Your Local Public Librarian

Collaborating with Your Local Public Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Today’s guest blogger is Joann Absi, Media Coordinator at Eugene Ashley High School and President of NCSLMA, posting on behalf of the AASL/ALSC/YALSA School/Public Library Cooperation (SPLC) Interdivisional Committee.
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Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students

Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“We’re not ready to go to high school, Ms. Ziller. We don’t know what you’re going to do without us? I mean, how will you be able to get everything done in the library without our help?!
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Lourense Das's curator insight, September 10, 2014 10:23 AM

"How will you be able to get everything done in the library without our help?!"

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Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning

Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Via Bookmarking Librarian
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Experience the power of a bookbook™ - YouTube

At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas. Join the revolution...
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Very clever. Love the instructions on how to use.

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WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:09 PM

a truly innovative idea!!! ;-)

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Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ...

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Digital book talks or digital storytelling are examples of 21st century information skills in practice.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 6, 2014 10:24 PM

Excellent tutorial.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 2014 10:57 PM

I've been adding links to student-made trailers into our Destiny catalog, for other browsers to watch!

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Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines

Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As a former student of Rhetoric, and an avid satirical news writer and reader myself, I am fascinated by the information literacy issue surrounding fake news. Fake news aims to achieve three things: to entertain the reader, to provide commentary on a social or political issue, and to force readers to think critically about the information they consume.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:09 AM

This is an important part of teaching and learning in a world saturated with information.

 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 6, 2014 12:47 PM

Great tool and interesting classroom exercise to get students to think deeper and more critically about what the media shares. Not only an important part of learning, but a fun exercise as well.

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Michelle Colte Named School Librarian of the Year

Michelle Colte Named School Librarian of the Year | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

School Library Journal has revealed the winner of the first School Librarian of the Year Award. Library media specialistMichelle Colte of Hale Kula Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, snagged top honors for her “innovative use of technology and exceptional community engagement,” according to the announcement made today.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, September 5, 2014 4:21 PM

Congratulations!  Can't wait to learn more about Michelle Colte!

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School Librarian of the Year Finalist Andy Plemmons: Expecting the Miraculous

School Librarian of the Year Finalist Andy Plemmons: Expecting the Miraculous | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary School in Athens, Georgia, strives to “expect the miraculous”—his school library’s motto, an idea drawn from Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal-winning book.
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School Librarian of the Year Finalist Colleen Graves: The Whole School is Her Classroom

School Librarian of the Year Finalist Colleen Graves: The Whole School is Her Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Colleen Graves, teacher librarian at the Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas, calls herself a “teacher, a maker, a tech geek, and a book geek.”
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:11 PM

Way to represent Texas!  Congratulations, Colleen Graves!

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Problem-based learning | Elements

Problem-based learning | Elements | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

PBL is a learning-centered pedagogy based on current theories of learning including constructivism, social constructivism and situated cognition. In PBL classrooms, students are presented with complex, realistic problems that have been carefully crafted to address course goals and objectives. Students work in groups, under the mentoring of a facilitator, to solve the problem. As they solve the problem, students learn group skills, problem-solving techniques, investigative techniques, disciplinary content, and begin to think like experts in the field.

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Ozark schools building tech skills for the future - Springfield News-Leader

Ozark schools building tech skills for the future - Springfield News-Leader | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Ozark schools building tech skills for the future
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They're already on board," said Amanda Smith, the junior high's library media specialist and instructional technology coach. "They've never been without technology.
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TheBookishBee's curator insight, August 31, 2014 11:16 AM

Would love to have a technology coach!

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Transforming libraries into learning commons

Transforming libraries into learning commons | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
MultiBrief: Overdue notice: Transforming libraries into learning commons http://t.co/yApT1aNhgf
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