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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Library grants headed to local schools

Library grants headed to local schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Library grants headed to local schools bcrnews.com As announced April 17 by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White, the DePue School District, Ohio High School, Ohio Grade School and Spring Valley Elementary School districts each...
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Evidence-based library and information practice | research article February 2014

 
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This study explored practicing school librarians' understanding and application of evidence based library and information practice.

 

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7 Survival Skills For Modern Teachers And Students

7 Survival Skills For Modern Teachers And Students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Walk into a school, airport, shopping mall, or even a church and the image is always the same, teens and tweens have their heads down, ear buds on, and a mobile device in their hand. This generation is commonly referred to as Generation Z and they are coming of age with a new set of …
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Note the essential skills that make strong connections to the role and purpose of the teacher librarian and school libraries in the school learning community. 
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Visme: Bring Visuals to Life

Visme: Bring Visuals to Life | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Looking for a cool way to add some pizzazz to infographics and presentations? Visme could be the answer.

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Grab some of your statistics and present a dynamic visual presentation to staff, students and school administration.

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Evolution of the Library in a 1:1 School | Webinar PD

The start of a 1:1 program in a school means big changes for the library and librarian. Kara Thorstenson is library media specialist who has lived it, learne...
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How to work with students and staff to transition to a 1:1 library and school.

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Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking

Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We all know that social media platforms hold large databases of our personal information. Even when we think we have deleted a post...it still exists with the companies. Even though we don't know w...
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Social media questions that students should consider as a digital citizen.

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Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-year Pro

Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-year Pro | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Storytime is the premium service for children in public libraries across the country. For many youth librarians, it's the most treasured part of their job. A storytime veteran shares her best practices.
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Interacting with children through story

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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, April 23, 2014 6:47 AM

nice article on public library storytime with tips.

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:53 PM

Great programs are planned with children and adults in mind - these tips help keep all the pieces together....Keep on sharing!

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Web Literacy Education for Educators

In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to be able to find information on the Web, as well as to determine its validity and appropriateness. These web literacy materials demystify the process Web so you can impart the vital skills students need to be safe, successful 21st century learners.

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Education resources for web literacy. 

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Desig
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Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy

Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Author Deborah Hopkinson reflects on the skills today's students will need in the years to come as they respond to complex global issues.
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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:40 AM

A writer reflects on Information literacy #IL #INformationliteracy

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Strother: Little libraries belong to community - The Albany Herald

Strother: Little libraries belong to community - The Albany Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Strother: Little libraries belong to community The Albany Herald Victoria Walters opens the Birdhouse Books “Littlest Library on the Block” for her 2-year-old son Will during the grand opening of Melissa Strother's little library at the junction of...
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Welcome to Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation

Welcome to Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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The Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation is a broad membership of film and television organisations in Australia committed to educating people about the value of screen content. IPAF aims to highlight the role of copyright and how the choices consumers make can contribute to the future of the film and television community in Australia

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Support School Libraries! | I Love Libraries

Studies show that students are more likely to be successful if they have the benefit of school library programs led by a state certified school librarian, and that higher test scores are linked to the presence of quality school library programs and the involvement of full-time school librarians in the learning process.

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Coming soon to a school near you! - The Journal News

Coming soon to a school near you! - The Journal News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Coming soon to a school near you!
The Journal News | LoHud.com
“We're bringing new resources into the schools and we are doing a lot of professional development with the classroom teachers. Libraries are very active and dynamic.” Ms.
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"The 21st century school library: It’s a hub of creativity, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship."

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School library policy, guidelines & statements | An overview

The staff of the school information services team collaborate with teachers and school management to: provide students with learning contexts, processes and skills as well as opportunities for wide...

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Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry- based learning?

Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry- based learning? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Is there a difference? How will you know which one to do in your classroom?

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River Valley Middle Library Media Center (rivervalleylmc)

River Valley Middle Library Media Center (rivervalleylmc) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
River Valley Middle Library Media Center | Located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, River Valley has a population of close to 900 students.
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25 Essential Graphic Novels

25 Essential Graphic Novels | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years. There are many, many excellent examples out there, but if ...

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 23, 2014 1:22 AM

A list to explore!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:49 PM

Graphic novels seem to be a great addition to the high school library I work at.

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Berkeley kids use Kickstarter to fund school library

Berkeley kids use Kickstarter to fund school library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Kickstarter's been used to fund everything from gadgets to space missions, but a group of kids just used it to fund a library.
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8th graders leaving a gift called an "x-space"

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Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Public school libraries have always served an admirable purpose in education. In an indirect way, K-12 libraries have given students support in learning endeavors and been a go-to spot for informa...
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See which books were most frequently challenged in American libraries in 2013

See which books were most frequently challenged in American libraries in 2013 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This month, the American Library Association released its 2014 State of America's Libraries report, along with the 2013 list of the top 10 most frequently
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The Maker Movement: A Learning Revolution

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The key to the explosion of the maker movement is accessibility. We have arrived at a point in time when ingenious new inventions are affordable and often free. Anyone can easily find and share tools, instructions, and ideas online, where a vibrant community of hundreds of thousands of global problem-solvers congregates—when they’re not collaborating face to face.

In 2013, there were more than 100 Maker Faires—“the greatest show-and-tells on earth”—and Mini Maker Faires across the globe. At last year’s Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, more than 150,000 children and adults gathered over a weekend to make things, show off, challenge one another, laugh, play, invent, tinker, solve problems, and inspire. 

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Flenninken Library offers a lot more than books - Washington Observer Reporter

Flenninken Library offers a lot more than books - Washington Observer Reporter | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Flenninken Library offers a lot more than books
Washington Observer Reporter
Her mother, Heather Wise, is a teacher in Jefferson-Morgan School District. ...
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A Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss

A Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Stylish Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss Twitter remains one of the most powerful platforms for sharing and conversation. This translates well to education, as it allows said sharing and conversation to be done...
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The Building Blocks of Project-Based Learning

The Building Blocks of Project-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Discover the building blocks of project-based learning (PBL). By understanding the basis of PBL, teachers see how the process supports Deeper Learning.
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