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Library Images and Quotes

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South Carolina State Library is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Developmental learning approach 21C skills - Professional Development Modules

The first of a series of professional development modules for educators have been released by the ATC21S™ team. The modules are in English and Dutch.

In this session the reader will:

Become more familiar with a developmental approach to assessment and teaching, and the reasons we have taken this approach in ATC21S™.Understand the theoretical underpinnings of the teaching and learning associated with collaborative problem-solving and learning through digital networks.Understand the link between developmental learning and differentiated instruction.Be able to identify where differentiated opportunities to learn need to be provided to collaborative teams and members within teams.


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The module is very theoretical - good background reading.

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Park Ridge school begins new chapter with donated library - Niles Herald-Spectator

Park Ridge school begins new chapter with donated library - Niles Herald-Spectator | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Park Ridge school begins new chapter with donated library
Niles Herald-Spectator
“We realized it was necessary for our library to be on par or superior to the public school libraries,” Singer said.
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A good news story resulting from a very generous donation.

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Nashville school's library offers glimpse of the future - The Tennessean

Nashville school's library offers glimpse of the future - The Tennessean | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Nashville school's library offers glimpse of the future The Tennessean This school year, Wright Middle School became the second completed large-scale renovation through the Limitless Libraries program, which pairs Metro schools with the Nashville...
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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding
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A great graphic to have on display

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:44 AM

A great listing to remember!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:06 PM

Let the student choose one to do for you!

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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

Via Tania Sheko
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Interesting concepts listed by the author on what is digital divide.

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Colleen Adam's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:23 PM

Great article about the imporatnce of being an effective searcher and tips to help you help your students!

John Slifko's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:36 PM

The Euro American Masonic Open Forum will be experiementing with curator technology as it develops.  Curator technology may evolve into an important component of digital communication, learning and association.  

Emma Greengrass's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Critical thinking and information literacy skills are key for students in order to progress...

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Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013

Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Three-quarters of US children 8 and under now have access to some type of "smart" mobile device at home (such as a smartphone or tablet), a jump from 52% just two years ago.

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72% percent of children age 8 and under have used a mobile device for some type of media activity such as playing games, watching videos, or using apps, up from 38% in 2011. How are you targeting your school library services to cope with this?

 
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A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools

A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools
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Built on trust please.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 9, 2013 11:13 AM

We SO need this!!  We trust you!

Allan Shaw's curator insight, November 10, 2013 12:14 AM

This is a nicely worded document that captures much, not quite all, that I would see as required in the school context in which I operate.

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School district program puts books in students' hands - Herald & Review

School district program puts books in students' hands - Herald & Review | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School district program puts books in students' hands Herald & Review When federal funding dried up for the longtime Reading is Fundamental program two years ago, Leeann Grossman, library/media resource specialist, and Judy Taylor, the now-retired...
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Libraries play an important role in children's lives - Baltimore Sun

Libraries play an important role in children's lives - Baltimore Sun | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries play an important role in children's lives
Baltimore Sun
These programs teach children about the world, expand their imagination and introduce them to new friends, all while having fun.
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Author Neil Gaiman joins Edinburgh library fight - Edinburgh Evening News

Author Neil Gaiman joins Edinburgh library fight - Edinburgh Evening News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Edinburgh Evening News Author Neil Gaiman joins Edinburgh library fight Edinburgh Evening News He warned that a raft of school services were at risk and said: “Basically, there seems to be this idea that with the internet, you don't need librarians...
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The proposal has provoked outrage among school librarians and parents, who have branded it a “big fat cut” that will discourage kids from reading.

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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.
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Blended approach - library & techology, community & service, place & creativity ....

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Why your child deserves a school librarian.

Why your child deserves a school librarian. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
With a decade of school libraries under my belt it is easy for me to see why your child needs a school library with a trained professional to run it. I've seen first-hand the positive difference th...
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With adult literacy levels taking a dive we need to have school librarians in schools.

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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:48 PM

Parents: Follow the link to the brochure. GREAT resource.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:32 AM

Well said! 

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:11 PM

Children need as many reading models and enabling adults as they can lay hands on. Of course they deserve  school librarian!

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5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education

5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education
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The popularity of tablets in the classroom can already be seen in many places. Apple has partnered with public and private institutions to provide iPads to students for school.
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No surprises here. Policy and procedures for adoption and use in schools will be the big challenge.

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Libraries Change Lives - Huffington Post

Libraries Change Lives - Huffington Post | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Want to hang out with a bunch of really smart people? Spend a day at a convention of school librarians. That's what I did on Friday, November 15 in Hartford, Connecticut at the biannual convention of the American Association of School Librarians. What makes them so smart? They are exemplars of what the Opening Session speaker, Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, says the country needs if we are going to produce the many young innovators needed for our technology-driven new world order.

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Is Blended Learning Inevitable in Your School?

Is Blended Learning Inevitable in Your School? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Blended Learning: Highly personalized design through effective implementation of instructional and information technology is changing schools. It's very possible that this approach will inevitably become an integral part of your school because of the extraordinary results being achieved.

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now
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Student engagement about to be launched with this approach.

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Iowa School Libraries Make a Difference

Iowa School Libraries Make a Difference | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Example of great things happening in Iowa school libraries
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Huge Pinterest capture...

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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 14, 2013 7:01 AM

Overview of great things happening in Iowa School Libraries #Pinterest

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School Libraries Renewed

School Libraries Renewed | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

 The United States no longer has a workforce dependent on operating machinery and performing repetitive tasks. Educators are therefore challenged to change the way students learn and to provide a workforce that is innovative and that has the ability to design new jobs. To do this, students must learn to be problem solvers, to create products that meet real needs, to demonstrate leadership in presenting ideas, and to connect learning to community imperatives. School libraries can help meet these challenges for all students.

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School libraries are about connections - curriculum, technology, literacies ....

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21st Century School Libraries, Parent Engagement and Student Achievement

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Tutorial for advocacy promotion

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, November 10, 2013 7:48 AM
This has inspired me to try and create something similar.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 10, 2013 7:49 AM

This is great! Have a look and see what you could create if you had the time :) One day I will do the same. 

 

Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:25 PM

Interesting...

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Public library/School Library collaboration for West Seattle schools

Public library/School Library collaboration for West Seattle schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
West Seattle schools: Sanislo celebration for public-library collaboration West Seattle Blog (blog) School libraries and public libraries would seem like natural partners – so that's why it was cause to celebrate when Seattle Public Library reps...
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Expanded library services is the result of this public library / school library collaboration.

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School library still a busy place in the digital age - Spring Valley Tribune

School library still a busy place in the digital age - Spring Valley Tribune | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Spring Valley Tribune
School library still a busy place in the digital age
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:04 AM

Role of School MediaCentres in the Digital Age.

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Army of volunteers helps reopen shuttered school libraries - Philadelphia City Paper

Army of volunteers helps reopen shuttered school libraries - Philadelphia City Paper | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Army of volunteers helps reopen shuttered school libraries Philadelphia City Paper While many were outraged to learn this fall of library closures at magnet schools Masterman and Central — an anonymous donor quickly put forward $205,000 to reopen...
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A corps of volunteers organized by the Free Library and various nonprofits is streaming into a number of under-resourced and disused reading rooms around the city with a plan for reinvigorating and reopening them.

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State Librarian Advocates for Michigan’s School Libraries

State Librarian Advocates for Michigan’s School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Nancy Robertson is not a school librarian—but as Michigan’s State Librarian, she believes strongly in the role of certified media specialists in student success.
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State Librarian as an advocate for school libraries.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:27 AM

Support from State Librarian for school libraries: always welcome :-)

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How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. Spoiler Alert: They Must Earn a Digital Passport™ First.

How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. Spoiler Alert: They Must Earn a Digital Passport™ First. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. First. | Common Sense Media http://t.co/XKwqhJPUzc #hcslib
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Lourense Das's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:09 AM

Digital Passport™ : a game to become #digitalliterate #mediawijsheid

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:06 PM

Love the idea of teaching kids digital "self-defense," rather than focusing on erecting barriers they might see as challenges to overcome, or "problems" to solve. They not only need to guard against bullies and predators, but also that  that they have a "digital footprint" that will follow them throughout their lives. 

 

Tina Jameson's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:07 PM

Prepare students for their online future: this freely available online tool allows students to 'play' and work their way through different levels, building up vital understanding of 'digital footprints' and cyber safety in the process.  Seems to be aimed at a junior primary to middle school level.

 

This article explains how one Librarian has used the tool successfully, and provides links to the 'Digital Passport' program.