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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii

How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii
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if you scrolled down, you'd see that there are study spaces, exam lounges, reading spaces, multipurpose rooms, etc. libraries are community spaces.

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.
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Note the 21C fluencies - it is more than skills

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Why Florida's Kids Need School Library Media Specialists

The School Library Media Specialist is an integral partner in the instructional program of every school. There’s a saying among educators, “There is learning to READ and then there is reading to LEARN.”  While the classroom teacher is charged with helping students learn to read, the School Library Media Specialist helps students read to LEARN.

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Student Materials

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With our printable handouts, you can distribute information about plagiarism, proper citation, and paper writing to your students. Includes a list of the handouts currently offered in Microsoft Word format.

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What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC

What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Conducting research re: Learning Commons for hiring librarian for my new school - good info here http://t.co/sIwXOVjGck
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Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, June 12, 2013 6:43 AM

If libraries in schools are to survive, the people who staff them will need to move forward by exploring creative options.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:51 PM

My question: how to take my humble library and make it be the learning commons in more than name.

Patricia Carmichael's curator insight, September 24, 2013 7:55 PM

Great ideas to learn about this concept

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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Education Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Education Edition | The New Media Consortium | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with the support of HP, produced the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition. This fifth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving educators, school administrators, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.

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K-12 Education Horizon Report 2013 is a must read.

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First education bill in decades acknowledges effective school library programs | ALA

The American Library Association would like to thank Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) for their leadership in including strong provisions for effective school library programs in the Strengthening America’s Schools Act that was introduced on Tuesday. The bill is the first to recognize the role school library programs play in student learning since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first enacted in 1965.

Karen Bonanno's insight:

Definitely need access to school library advocates in the political sector to help move the agenda along.

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Keith Koehler's curator insight, September 3, 2013 9:08 PM

Washington acknowledges the importance of school libraries

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Viva la Library (The Information Literacy Song)

A humorous reworking of Coldplay's hit song "Viva La Vida" with new lyrics by Dr. James F. McGrath of Butler University, focusing on information literacy and research.

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Well done - great lyrics.

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carogers's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:26 PM

it passes the CRAP test!

Paula A. Calabrese's curator insight, June 8, 2013 8:51 AM

Let's get the word out on the value of libraries to our students...

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 9, 2013 12:43 PM

Love it!

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How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? | TED Talk

How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? | TED Talk | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
What if we could all send our children to a school in the cloud as Sugata Mitra suggests in a new TED Talk? Would you go? What would it look like?
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I absolutely love the way Sugata Mitra crafts his presentations.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 2, 2013 7:23 AM

Interesting and provoking TED-talk by Sugata Mitra: can we build a school in the cloud? My question: can we build a school library in the cloud? 

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, June 2, 2013 4:12 PM

Is it important to curate content? How is the content on Sugata Mitra's SOLE cloud-based schools managed? True, we do not need to know everything, but we need to have honesty, safety, and truthfulness in our information. Is there a place for school librarians in this curation?

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:52 AM

Interesting TED-talk by Sugata Mitra, can we build a school in the cloud?

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The Cost of Cuts: When we lose librarians, it’s the kids who suffer most | SLJ

The Cost of Cuts: When we lose librarians, it’s the kids who suffer most | SLJ | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

When our schools cut librarians to save dollars, a critical contributor to student learning exits the building. And kids lose out.

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Keeping advoccy positive, informative and innovative

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, May 29, 2013 9:30 AM
Well said Mayra!
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, May 29, 2013 9:55 AM
One, or several, SCHOOL librarian / Teacher librarian makes really a difference, for he/she/they reaches every teacher and every student..and sometimes even more :)
Mayra.Loves.Books's comment, May 29, 2013 7:48 PM
Thanks!
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Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders

Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This is a story about Sister Libraries, Twitter, Google+ Hangout, and connecting kids! It all started with a Tweet by my dear friend & Tweep Tiffany Whitehead aka The Mighty Little Librarian and her awesome BFF EL teacher Alaina Laperouse both of Central Middle School in Baton Rouge Louisiana!

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Google+ Hangouts | What a great way to connect kids around the globe...time zones permitting.

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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning

School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

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Don't Miss These Two Fabulous Graphics on BYOD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Don't Miss These Two Fabulous Graphics on BYOD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Just a little reminder. BYOD in education refers to students bringing their own technology devices ( smartphones, tablets, and laptops. ) to school for educational uses. This was initially started by college students, but it soon spread to K-12 education. Schools that used to depend on government funds to provide technology that students would need for the school day , are now turning that responsibility to the parents by asking them to purchase the technology devices needed for schools, which, fortunately enough, most students actually own. This would cut down on schools' huge yearly technology expenditure.


Check out the graphics below to learn more on BYOD."

Just a little reminder. BYOD in education refers to students bringing their own technology devices ( smartphones, tablets, and laptops. ) to school for educational uses. This was initially started by college students, but it soon spread to K-12 education. Schools that used to depend on government funds to provide technology that students would need for the school day , are now turning that responsibility to the parents by asking them to purchase the technology devices needed for schools, which, fortunately enough, most students actually own. This would cut down on schools' huge yearly technology expenditure.
Check out the graphics below to learn more on BYOD. - See more at: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/dont-miss-these-two-fabulous-graphics.html#sthash.wWnT4Ahx.dpuf"


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Future Models of Learning - Debate

Future Models of Learning - Debate | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Does new technology conflict with or complement established teaching and learning? What is the impact on the teaching profession as we have traditionally known it? Will the power of the internet, with new innovations such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), create an unstoppable ‘avalanche’ of education reform, or are these reforms a false revolution? Can the value of face-to-face quality learning and student-teacher relationships ever really be questioned, at any level of education? Will the class room, lecture theatre, and traditional notion of education space – schools and universities – be usurped by a screen, online and distance learning, or alternative spaces such as the workplace, home, or concert-hall?


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:48 PM

The discussion is more than a hour so make sure you're comfortable before you start viewing.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:03 AM

It should complement. Art and the French language provide a word for what should happen: bricolage. Bricolage is the blending of two materials, in this case traditional and new pedagogy, in ways that might infuse them. A philosophical approach might to use Gadamer and Vico to discuss sensus communis which is the common sense of a community based on wisdom and creativity.

 

The format is interesting as it is similar to a Ethnograhic Futures Research format gone viral.

Pamela Bartar's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:27 AM

expert knowledge for everybody - remembers me on the recent past of creativity and makes me think on Berlin.....

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Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | School Library Journal

Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | School Library Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

How these libraries will be run, however, is unknown. Teachers and school librarians currently on staff at the closing schools will be eligible to follow their students to each new school. But Poppe says it won’t have final staffing numbers until budgets are finalized in the fall.

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.
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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 12, 2013 1:50 AM

Makerspaces, hackerspaces, hackspaces, fablabs: 16 resources for librarians

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Integrated Learning: Our Journey in Challenge-based Learning ...

Integrated Learning: Our Journey in Challenge-based Learning ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This is a place to for my students and I to share their experiences, discoveries, successes and frustration as we begin down the path of Challenge-based learning in a subject I've called Integrated Learning.
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Building a world-class library was this Atlantic City educator's mission

Building a world-class library was this Atlantic City educator's mission | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Building a world-class library was this Atlantic City educator's mission Press of Atlantic City Jamison said the integration of the library into the school was crucial in getting the award, and being able to start from scratch in a new school that...
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11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own

11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

11 sample BYOT policies to help a school or district create their own. In the end, every situation is different. There is no single “right way” to implement a BYOT program, so we’ve included 11 widely varying policy styles below, with each authoring school or district named inline.

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BYOT policy examples as a good starting point to developing your own

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30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries

30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We want everyone to take advantage of the resources at their local library. From the American Library Association's Campaign for America's Libraries. Atyourlibrary.Org is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Inspirational and motivating thoughts.

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Australian publishers say the book is not dead, it is being redefined by new technology

Australian publishers say the book is not dead, it is being redefined by new technology | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Australian publishers say the book industry is alive and well, but the definition of 'book' is rapidly changing.
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How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning

How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Blended learning is quite simply one of the most overused terms to describe the current state of education's relationship with technology. However, it fits. However, it fits. Blended learning is marrying the influx of technology with the learning principles that are proven to work. It’s a powerful combination if done properly.

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Blended learning & flipped classroom could be an awesome mix!

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School Library Annual Reports: Connecting the dots

School Library Annual Reports: Connecting the dots | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
As part of this process, I shared several examples of school library annual reports in multiple formats - some are documents, some are webpages and some are videos. An aside: I'm finding Edcanvas to be a fun and effective ...
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Reasons and examlples for preparing school library annual reports from Library Girl

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Jane Schmude's curator insight, May 27, 2013 8:25 PM

Writing school library reports using new technologies. 

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Librarians: Your Most Valuable MOOC Supporters

Librarians: Your Most Valuable MOOC Supporters | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Librarians are a major part of universities, but they're almost entirely missing from the MOOC conversation. That's a big mistake.

 

Libraries offer resources, from research to licensing support, that are essential to the future of MOOCs as they grow both in numbers and in seriousness. As MOOCs become an increasingly valid and valuable resource, it’s clear that they can benefit from another great educational resource: librarians.

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Librarians & MOOCS | Synergy necessary for resource support, accessibility ... leverage the Library 2.0 environment and services

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Leslie Lilly's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:01 AM

Love your library?  Their relevance to an educated public is critical.