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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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The Future of E-Ducation Report

The Future of E-Ducation Report | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Technology is having an unprededented impact on education; its future is being shaped by current and emerging technologies that are drastically changing the way in which learning and teaching are expreienced.

The Paper draws on many of the case studies from SVC2UK 2013 and explores what the future is likely to look like for teachers and students.


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Interesting case studies to support open source & Internet, mobile & multi-faceted technology and virtual learning environments.

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Les Howard's curator insight, February 3, 2014 9:15 AM

Interesting paper looking at the future of education and some of the implications.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:17 AM

Buena selección de artículos sobre el futuro de la educación

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, June 16, 2014 6:28 PM

Where is technology taking us in Higher Ed? Here's one vision, from the UK

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10 Best Reasons to Become a SLMS (Teacher-Librarian) in High Needs Schools

While this video was produced in 2005 and the official term is now "School Librarian," I brought it to YouTube now by special request of a student interested in working as a teacher-librarian in a high needs school. I think the reasons given for choosing this path are just as valid as they were in 2005.

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Crap Detection, A 21st Century Literacy

Crap Detection, A 21st Century Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The CRAP test is a way to evaluate a source based on the following criteria: Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose/Point of View.

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Google Search Tips Poster for Your Class

Google Search Tips Poster for Your Class | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"There is much more to efficient Googling than what most of our students know. From the specific order of the words constituting our search query to the use of search operators, Google provides all kinds of tricks for users to implement in order to tap into its full search potential."


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A very handy poster for your library.

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MsGatto's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:40 PM

Tap the full potential of Google!

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, February 3, 2014 7:52 AM

Very good tips where you take command of Google

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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How Can Big Data Enhance Education?

How Can Big Data Enhance Education? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Big Data is all around. Used in every type of industry to identify trends and possibility, data is also being used in education.
The post How Can Big Data Enhance Education? appeared first on Edudemic.
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Learning analytics....Evidence based practice.

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10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have - T.H.E. Journal

In June 2005, T.H.E. Journal ran a story on the " 20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have." Written by Laura Turner, a computer technology instructor at Black Hills State University (BHSU), the recommendations in the article were based on her experiences teaching in the college of education at BHSU.

Year in and year out, that story is among the most read on our site, even though the advice is almost nine years old — which, in technology years, is about two lifetimes. Curious to see how much the necessary skill set had changed over the years, we decided to do an update on Turner's article. 

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How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Would you be interested to know how to write multiple-choice questions based on the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy? At the following article you will find 5 Tips to Write a Multiple-Choice Test Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy.
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The Best Predictor of Digital Book Usage? Physical Book Sales

The Best Predictor of Digital Book Usage? Physical Book Sales | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Librarians who are the original curation experts, call their process “collection development.” So who curates for these curators? 

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4 Great Web-Based Mindmapping Tools To Enhance Your Creativity

4 Great Web-Based Mindmapping Tools To Enhance Your Creativity | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Having trouble organizing all of your ideas? Sounds like what you need is a mindmapping tool. Mindmaps are a wonderful resource for brainstorming, planning, and managing ideas in a way that increases your productivity and enhances your creativity.
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Great tools for the classroom.

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Using evidence-based practice to promote teacher librarian services.

Using evidence-based practice to promote teacher librarian services. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Thanks to the increasing influence of technology it is now easier than ever to gather information, and therefore extremely important that teacher librarians [TLs] promote their usefulness to their ...
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What do librarians do? Day Three - school librarian

What do librarians do? Day Three - school librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The following post was contributed by school librarian, Nicky Adkins. Here she explains the vital role libraries and librarians play in education. As with most librarians, one of the most frequentl...
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What should an administrator expect a school library media specialist to be?

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:29 AM

school librarian / teacher librarian jobdescription

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:42 AM

Lovely description of all a school librarian can be. If schools understood an supported us they would have independent learners in their schools in no time...

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:52 PM

A very good description, a goal to achieve. I applaud the vision embedded here.

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Leading In and Beyond the Library

Leading In and Beyond the Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.

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Could be a useful paper to help advocate for your position.

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Josephine Laretive's curator insight, February 1, 2014 8:18 PM

A useful paper for planning goals and visions for your school library.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 3, 2014 1:48 PM

Role of school libraries and librarians in teaching, learning and research

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, February 19, 2014 2:26 PM

Digital learning and Education technology

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. 

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Acknowledge diversity, stimulate curiosity, awaken creativity as it is inherent in everyone. 

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Abhiram Boyina's curator insight, January 29, 2014 3:53 AM

wonder full speach

Tricia Adams's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:51 AM

US based but of relevance everywhere - broad curricula, criosity and creativity with teachers as the lifeblood of a creative profession.

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How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview)

How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview)
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Librarian Becky Daughtry has worked in both public and private libraries for more than 22 years.
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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 29, 2014 3:38 AM

Interview with Becky Daughtry, librarian with a 22-year career in public and school libraries

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:48 PM

So true...

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HP Classroom of the Future - Official Video - YouTube

HP Classroom of the future http://www.mobilegeeks.com HP is looking to shape our future leaders by bringing interactive, integrated, flexible solutions to the classroom. If you're wondering what the classroom of the future will look like, the've gone and built one in Taipei Taiwan to give the world a sneak peak.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:49 AM

Future technology used to engage students in collaborative ways.

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Makerspace: iCreate Intro

A quick look at some of the activities in the new Shackelford Makerspace: iCreate area.
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An inspiring introduction to makerspace.

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:45 PM

Ideas for getting started with a school library maker space 

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School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions

School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It's a multi-year plan that calls for filling the high school and middle school librarian positions next year.
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Good to see some turnaround on this issue.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

here are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android.

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A neat toolkit.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:14 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher-librarians

Glenda Morris's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:51 PM

A great list of apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices

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Using Wikipedia in information literacy instruction

As an information literacy instructor at Auburn University, it has been a perpetual struggle to teach students how to successfully search for library resources when they come to their one-time library sessions with only a broad paper topic and no idea how to narrow it down. A student recently told me regarding an English composition due in a few days, “The topic is so broad, I can’t pick an argument. I don’t even know where to start.” I began encouraging students to use a resource that they feel comfortable with as a starting point—Wikipedia.

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Start broad and chunk down - "Rather than shunning the site, its popularity can be used as a learning tool."

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:41 AM

It is better to be positive about something that students use rather than negative. As long as they know the pitfalls it is a good place to start. Just not the place to stay! 

Karen Draper's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:49 AM

This is what I teach my students-- get ideas from Wikipedia, use it as a jumping point. Make sure all info is backed up by primary & secondary sources.

MsGatto's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:39 PM

Using Wikipedia as a starting point can assist in narrowing a search that will lead into vetted databases research.

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The Role of Librarians In The Digital Age Infographic

The Role of Librarians In The Digital Age Infographic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Role of Librarians In The Digital Age Infographic explores how digital technology is changing libraries and the unique role librarians play.
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How Motivated Cognition Impacts Information Literacy

How Motivated Cognition Impacts Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Motivated cognition is defined as "the unconscious tendency of individuals to fit their processing of information to conclusions that suit some end or goal."  The end goal can motivate information ...
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Review finds hundreds of LA school libraries without staff, shuttered ...

Review finds hundreds of LA school libraries without staff, shuttered ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It took school board member Monica Ratliff's office months of phone calls to find out how many libraries do not have staff: 332. Now, she wants to get them reopened.
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:57 PM

Kudos to this board member!

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School library lobby of parliament (and photos)

School library lobby of parliament (and photos) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I just finished painting my sign for tomorrow's School Library Lobby! If there's any way you can get to London tomorrow, come along! And follow and retweet us on Twitter hashtag #lobby4schlib Libraries are massively under attack right now!
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