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Apps in Education: 6 Apps for Creating Outlines on the iPad:

Apps in Education: 6 Apps for Creating Outlines on the iPad: | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Capturing information quickly and efficiently in a classroom is an important skill. Here are a quick list that might work in your classroom - some are quite expensive but they do offer a vastly different product depending on who will be the primary user."


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Weekly Reflections about 21st Century Learning: The Flipped Classroom

a "Flipped Classroom is a model of teaching in which a student’s homework is the traditional lecture viewed outside of class on a vodcast. Then class time is spent on inquiry-based learning which would include what would traditionally be viewed as a student’s homework assignment. Synonymous with Reverse Classroom."

 

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Fewer schools keeping librarians on staff | California Watch

Fewer schools keeping librarians on staff | California Watch | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
From Los Angeles to San Mateo and Fullerton, school districts have cut librarian positions this year to cope with state budget cuts.
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Learning at their fingertips - Opinion - Editorial - General - The Canberra Times

Learning at their fingertips - Opinion - Editorial - General - The Canberra Times | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Digital technology is revolutionising the classroom and schools are scrambling to keep up, Breanna Tucker writes...Teacher librarians at the cutting edge leading digital technology use.

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Natomas Unified reopens eight elementary school libraries - Sacramento Bee

Natomas BuzzNatomas Unified reopens eight elementary school librariesSacramento BeeThe district elementary school libraries were shuttered nearly 18 months ago to help fill a budget gap. Natomas Unified wasn't alone.
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Campaign Shouts About school libraries - The Bookseller

The BooksellerCampaign Shouts About school librariesThe BooksellerA campaign to promote school libraries and school library services aims to make them statutory.
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Do school Libraries need to be flipped? « International Schools and ...

What has to happen for school libraries to become relevant? One of the biggest business battles of our time is between Microsoft and Google. The two have very different business models. Microsoft believes that if they build it, ...
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Three School Libraries Completed | Positive Planet: The Blog

Three School Libraries Completed | Positive Planet: The Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Most primary school children in Uganda never know the joy of opening a book.
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The Busy Librarian: Surrounded.

The Busy Librarian: Surrounded. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I think these words come to mind because, most often, the school librarian is alone in her workplace. There may be an assistant. There may be volunteers. But there isn't often another living, breathing soul who so candidly ...
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Digital Citizenship

The Digital Citizenship presentation was for teenage school students on responsible use of the Internet, the web, social media and blogging services.

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Closed Muskegon Heights school libraries receiving help, hope from Coalition ... - Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

Closed Muskegon Heights school libraries receiving help, hope from Coalition ... - Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.comClosed Muskegon Heights school libraries receiving help, hope from Coalition ...Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.comMuskegon Heights school officials, faced with deficit spending, were forced to close all the school...
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Saunders Oil and CITGO Raise Funds to Support Local Schools - Sacramento Bee

Saunders Oil and CITGO Raise Funds to Support Local Schools - Sacramento Bee | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Saunders Oil and CITGO Raise Funds to Support Local SchoolsSacramento BeeAll of the proceeds will go toward new books for school libraries at five local elementary schools.
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ASLA - Primary school resources to support the Australian History curriculum

Primary school resources to support the Australian History curriculum by Dr Jennie Bales is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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California Readers Announces the three 2012 California Collections ...

Karla Forbes, President of California Readers, explained, “These three collections of books should be the first purchase of books for school libraries in all of California's schools. They should be a high priority purchase for all ...
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Jeffrey Wilhelm on: Inquiry-based learning

Jeffrey Wilhelm, Associate Professor of English Education at Boise State University, on inquiry-based learning. To learn more, visit http://www.scholastic.co...

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School library future woes as funding pulled - UK

School library future woes as funding pulled - UK | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Comet 24School library future woes as funding pulledComet 24THE future of school libraries in Comet country is in doubt, after a council yesterday (Wednesday) took a step nearer to pulling the plug on funding.
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Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad | Technologizer

Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad | Technologizer | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A technology shift is underway. The PC’s promise to transform how learning happens in the classroom is being realized by Apple’s iPad.

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School libraries: more than just books - Stuff.co.nz (blog)

School libraries: more than just booksStuff.co.nz (blog)Schools do an incredibly difficult job. Students have complex needs and varied backgrounds, teaching is an exhausting and often thankless job, and the regulations are convoluted.
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Literacy Links: School libraries go beyond books - Wausau Daily Herald

Literacy Links: School libraries go beyond booksWausau Daily HeraldToday's schools are very different than they were even 10 years ago, let alone a generation ago.
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What You Can Do To Support School Libraries In Crisis - Huffington Post (blog)

What You Can Do To Support School Libraries In CrisisHuffington Post (blog)As the leader of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and an educator, I am struck by the lack of support for school libraries from federal and local...
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The True Adventures of a High School Librarian: E Books Through ...

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian: E Books Through ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
My school district understands that the funds allocated by the state for school libraries was and always has been meant to serve as a supplement to the funds allocated to school libraries by their local school boards.
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The seven headline skills expanded

Pillar 1. The ability to recognise a need for information | Pillar 2. The ability to distinguish ways in which the information ‘gap’ may be addressed | Pillar 3. The ability to construct strategies for locating information | Pillar 4. The ability to locate and access information | Pillar 5. The ability to compare and evaluate information obtained from different sources | 6. The ability to organise, apply and communicate information to others in ways appropriate | Pillar 7. The ability to synthesise and build upon existing information, contributing to the creation of new knowledge

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What’s the Buzz about 21st Century Libraries? A Virtual Panel Discussion | Jonathan Maberry’s Big, Scary Blog

What’s the Buzz about 21st Century Libraries? A Virtual Panel Discussion | Jonathan Maberry’s Big, Scary Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"A library is not the sum of its books. It’s a place in which people can access information. This increasingly includes programming, especially for teens and children. For many young people, the library is the only safe space they can go to after-school. Librarians are stepping up to the challenge to make the library a cool place as well. Teen librarianship is one of the fastest-growing segments of librarianship because the profession has recognized a need to more comprehensively serve this population..." via @librarybeth


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Fund Distributes Library Grants - Inside INdiana Business (press release)

Fund Distributes Library Grants - Inside INdiana Business (press release) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Fund Distributes Library GrantsInside INdiana Business (press release)Many Marion County high school libraries received grants earlier this year from the Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.
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Why Teachers Should Join Twitter: A Glogster

Why Teachers Should Join Twitter: A Glogster | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
See the Glog!Why Teachers Should Join Twitter: education , education, hashtags, teacher, teaching, technology, tweets, twitter | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students...

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