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School Librarian Evaluation Rubric - evaluating performance

School Librarian Evaluation Rubric - evaluating performance | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

From the media release - "The tool provides guidance to school districts in evaluating the performance of school librarians in support of the newly mandated Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) process.The rubric was developed in partnership between the Section of School Librarians (SSL) of NYLA and the School Library Systems Association (SLSA). The team worked for over a year on the development of the document, which underwent multiple revisions prior to final SED approval.“We are excited to be able to provide this resource to schools across New York State, and believe it is the most accurate tool available for evaluating school librarians,” stated NYLA Executive Director Jeremy Johannesen."

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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A challenge to the way teachers think about Twitter - a short list of ways to embrace, rather than reject, it as a tool for the classroom, for learning.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

If you are a teacher-librarian or media specialist, you are the one responsible for making sure students have learned the proper research skills. Since all students need to how to do research, why are school districts still cutting jobs for our position?

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School libraries without books

School libraries without books | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Imagine a newly modernized school with a built-in library/media center — but no books to put on the shelves. Actually, you don’t have to imagine.

Read about what’s going on with libraries in D.C. public schools (DCPS) in this open letter to Mayor Vincent Gray from D.C. resident and school library advocate Peter MacPherson.

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Campaign to convince us to abandon our ebook readers...Gruen Planet ABC TV

Campaign to convince us to abandon our ebook readers...Gruen Planet ABC TV | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

If you are a watcher of ABC's Gruen Planet you'll be familiar with the segment called 'The Brief' where advertising agencies are asked to prepare a pitch to sell an unsellable topic. Last week they featured a campaign to convince us to abandon our e-book readers and only read books made of paper.

 

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Jenn Alevy's comment, October 8, 2012 1:43 AM
I love the Gruen Transfer and Gruen Planet, wish they had it on US television. Have to have friends from Australia send me the DVDs when they come out. They are brilliant.
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I Want YOU! Free, Virtually, & Global | The Daring Librarian

I Want YOU! Free, Virtually, & Global | The Daring Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
No expert is going to visit your school and tell you how to be a TL in the future. So, don't wait till the big expert comes to town with the most convenient workshop. Fierce librarians cannot wait for the annual conference.

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School Libraries: Excellence in Practice Viscount Primary School

Viscount School in Mangere, Auckland supports students' learning and literacy through excellent library services.
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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again. We never question the vital importance of teaching literacy, but we have to be mindful that there are many kinds of “literacies”. An ever more important one that ALL teachers need to be aware of is digital literacy.

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A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Education is a reflective practice. This blog provides my views on educational leadership, effective technology integration, best practices, and creating a student-centered learning culture.


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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

If you are an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. The talks are split into the following categories:
* General - learn about making technology work in education and more. * Sharing education - exploring open, shared education. * Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit. *Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning? * Leadership -new leadership skills. *Educational technology - explore technology made for education. * Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work? * Technology education - what is the state of technology education? * Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods. * Institution - how does technology impact institutions.


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Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site here!
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Thank you for the rescoop Charles
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Thank you for the rescoop Charles
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Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing

Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In April 2012, Softlink conducted the third annual Australian School Library Survey. The  2012 Softlink School Library Survey reports key findings into Australian school library budgets, staffing and literacy levels. Softlink has conducted the annual survey since 2010. Findings from these reports have been recognised and used by the Australian Government, the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) and Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone. Here's Edutopia's guide to resources that will help you make sense of it all.
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9 Surprising Ways Schools Are Using iPads Around The World

9 Surprising Ways Schools Are Using iPads Around The World | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"This year, the iPad is still going strong and schools are continuing to innovate new ways to use the tablets in class and around campus. Here we share just a few of the coolest ways iPads are making waves in higher ed this year, from helping teams play better to ensuring students never forget their notes."


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Teacher-librarians change with the times - students need to be more info-savvy

Teacher-librarians change with the times - students need to be more info-savvy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Today, in addition to introducing children to books and curating collections in school libraries, teacher-librarians are doing the same with websites and online information.

They often research and vet appropriate websites ahead of time to provide to teachers when they're covering a particular subject, just as they do with books.

But they also teach students to do better Internet searches, refine their search terms, and become more independent.

Part of the challenge is a trend teachers and librarians call "satisficing," a combination of satisfying and sufficient or suffice, said Finlay. In other words, students' approach is often "get what I need for an assignment and hand it in."

Teacher-librarians aim to get students to look deeper into their subjects.

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Beyond the stereotype, School Libraries creating engagement with mobile devices and play

Drawing on what we learnt from experiments trialled during 2011, when the impact of February earthquake made over 50% of the library collection we utilise inaccessible for all but two weeks the academic year, staff and students were encouraged to think "Is there an app for that?" when looking to the School Library for support and resources to use with student teaching, learning and research.

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Blending books with technology

“My primary role is still a teacher, it’s instruction with the students,” says LeBlanc, taking a break in the school library one recent morning. “My standards are information-literacy standards, so it’s really about learning how to learn. With our focus in the school being on problem-based learning, it partners really well with what librarians are supposed to do. It’s all project-based, focused on how we learn, how we process information.”

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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton

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AASL releases white paper on technology use in schools

AASL releases white paper on technology use in schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in conjunction with its second annual Banned Websites Awareness Day, has released a white paper covering the appropriate use of educational technology in schools.  The paper covers the topics of filtering practices, acceptable use policies (AUPs), apps, social media, bring your own device (BYOD) and other related subjects.

 

The paper states that when used appropriately, educational technology is a tool to assist with implementation of the Common Core State Standards, help raise graduation rates and prepare students for life beyond K-12 education. It further clarifies that technology employed in isolation, without direct instruction, or highly qualified guidance, fails to address those concerns.

 

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Joint library in Chicago - From a natural disaster comes new opportunities

Joint library in Chicago - From a natural disaster comes new opportunities | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A joint library sprouts in Chicago. When a series of floods forced the 2011 closure of a Chicago Public Library (CPL) branch in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, CPL figured it would cost $15 million to acquire land and build a new facility.

Then a phoenix arose.

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17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos

When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images.


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Providing the spark for a love of reading

Providing the spark for a love of reading | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

WITH thousands upon thousands of books to choose from, Oxfordshire libraries could play a key role in the campaign to get children reading. The county’s library service is among the organisations which is supporting Oxfordshire County Council’s Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, run by the National Literacy Trust and backed by the Oxford Mail.

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Radical actions to save Troy library

This short video shows the power of radical actions that gained the attention of a community to save their award winning library.

 

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Librarian Patience Has Run out on E-Book Lending Issues, American Library Association Says

Patience has run out for librarians around the unsolved issue of e-book lending at libraries, according to American Library Association president Maureen Sullivan. Speaking at a private gathering of publishers organized by the Association of American Publishers, Sullivan was explaining why earlier this week the ALA sent a strongly worded open letter to publishers about the need to figure out way for publishers to sell libraries e-books for “equitable use at a reasonable price.


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11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy

11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Any educator who wants to take advantage of the benefits video can have in the classroom needs to create and implement a video strategy.

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Curation for schools

Curation tools develop a range of skills for students including information literacy. This excellent set of slides by Lisa Nash looks at the growth of curation, its value to learning and provides an introduction to a range of popular curation tools.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:20 AM

A good set of slides on curation tools.