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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought

12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Recently on westXdesign–via scoopit–we found an interesting graphic about naming 12 principles of collaboration.

 

Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal.

 

The following principles of collaboration (seemingly created for businesses but clearly applicable to learning) push that idea a bit further–with some important emphases on the individual, including:"

 


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Alicia Alcaraz's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:12 PM

The importance of collaboration in learning. To be taken into account when teaching

Library Staff's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:13 PM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset required.

Library Staff's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:15 PM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset teachers and school leaders must adopt. Shared belief is everything.

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Reading and libraries - Oman Daily Observer

Reading and libraries - Oman Daily Observer | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Oman Daily Observer Read all about it Oman Daily Observer However, she says that some school libraries have not been sufficiently well stocked or equipped to deal with contemporary learning methods, but that recent efforts by the Ministry of...
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Schools urged to engage qualified librarians | Ghana

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Teacher librarians required to address literacy in Ghana.

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6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace

6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Maker movement continues to gain momentum. At this year's White House Science Fair, President Obama invited Super-Awesome Sylvia from Auburn, California to exhibit her water color robot as a repr
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School libraries as potential makerspace

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:02 AM

Transform underused seminar rooms and offices into makerspace in the Learning Commons where everyone has access. Makerspace can be virtual too!

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Why have School Librarians? | Teen Librarian

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools.

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The leaflet outlines what a professional School Librarian, and the Library service they lead, will provide to pupils and the whole school community and why that is important.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:36 AM

Basic advocacy in a leaflet! 

Ann Ewel's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:41 PM

Advocating for our libraries is essential and we need to remember not to be too busy to do it!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:35 PM

Why do we need librarians?  This booklet clearly directs the reader to consider whether their school library meets certain essential goals.

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Sunday letters: Educating childrern with books - Houston Chronicle

Sunday letters: Educating childrern with books - Houston Chronicle | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Sunday letters: Educating childrern with books
Houston Chronicle
I am also an ex-teacher and guidance counselor. I sincerely believe that reading is the most important skill a child can have to become educated.
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Different views on the importance of a school library

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Adapting A Social Learning Strategy Framework For Education

Adapting A Social Learning Strategy Framework For Education | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Adapting A Social Learning Strategy Framework For Education
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Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google

Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The ubiquity and ease of Google searches could make kids' minds go soft without the ability to critique or contextualize the answers.
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A colleagues comment: " Teacher librarians have a crucial role to play in teaching critical thinking and research skills to form digitally literate learners."

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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A strong advocate - Neil's summary "I'm going to suggest that reading fiction, that reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do. I'm going to make an impassioned plea for people to understand what libraries and librarians are, and to preserve both of these things."

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, October 17, 2013 11:34 AM

So timely in that a parent recently had "Neverwhere" banned in her child's school library. Will it make a comeback like "Invisible Man?" Who knows - but this is a man I admire...

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The full address of Neil Gaiman can be found at http://readingagency.org.uk/news/blog/neil-gaiman-lecture-in-full.html
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Parents decry cuts to school librarians - Warwick Beacon

Parents decry cuts to school librarians Warwick Beacon The use of only two librarians for three junior highs continues to be a major topic in local education as parents advocate for the return of a full-time librarian at Gorton Junior High School...
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Parents are important advocates for school libraries and every teacher librarian needs to keep them informed about the work they do with their children through the school library.

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(Digital) Information Literacy - Top 10 Tips for Parents and Teachers

(Digital) Information Literacy - Top 10 Tips for Parents and Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Explain that not everything on the internet is true Ask your child/student to compare information from different sites when doing research. Some sites may be biased or have a political agenda Trust...
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Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:18 PM

This information is important to tell students, when searching Safari on the iPads for information.

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Reading gives kids an edge, study says - Bendigo Advertiser

Reading gives kids an edge, study says - Bendigo Advertiser | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Children who read for pleasure are likely to perform significantly better in the classroom than their peers who rarely read, according to a recent report published by the University of London's Institute of Education.

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Australian educators comment on reading giving kids an edge

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Brooke unveils library upgrades - Weirton Daily Times

Brooke unveils library upgrades - Weirton Daily Times | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Cavallo said the improvements also include a link between the school's computer "card catalog" and those of the county's two middle schools, so students and staff can learn what books and other materials are available at the other schools.

She hopes the school libraries can establish a link to the Brooke County Public Library's database in the future.

- See more at: http://www.weirtondailytimes.com/page/content.detail/id/605424/Brooke-unveils-library-upgrades.html#sthash.k39GS3Pw.dpuf
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Is this the way of the future - the school library connects students to resources in the local community, including other schools and the public library?

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy. (Updated 10/2013)

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An updated list of resources that support a wide range of topics on digital citizenship.

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, October 25, 2013 2:05 PM

Very useful bringing together of edutopia's Digital Literacy posts

Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:57 AM

Useful resource!

Colette Cairns's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:14 PM

Digital Citizenship Resources

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Libraries are an essential service | Scoop News

“Like roads, health care and education, libraries are an essential service. Libraries are not going anywhere and nor are librarians” said Laurinda Thomas, President of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) in an ...
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Libraries essential service to community - New Zealand.

 

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Metamedia Management's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:07 PM

Libraries are international everywhere even though the buildings and languages used seem localized.

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A close look at introducing project-based learning ... - SchoolNet SA

A close look at introducing project-based learning ... - SchoolNet SA | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
So what is project-based learning? In it's simplest form project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, ...
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PBL explained in detail. A good guide.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:52 AM

Good overall support for Project Based Learning. Now add the potential of collaborative knowledge building  and focus on learning to learn skills via the Big Think http://www.lmcsource.com/Catalog/thebigthink.html

 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:37 PM

Are you wanting to teach project based learning with your students?  Here is a step by step manual from SchoolNetSA.

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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The New School Library - Educational Leadership

The New School Library - Educational Leadership | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Rethinking school libraries... http://t.co/aYz6DSqCyZ We need to stop thinking of the library as a grocery store—a place to “get stuff”— and start thinking of it as a kitchen—a place to “make stuff.”

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Library space evolution

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Angela Falkenberg's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:37 PM

Great analogy - from a grocery store to a kitchen.

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Reimagining Learning Space Report

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Reimagining Learning Spaces reports findings from an empirical study to inform the design and use of physical school facilities, and examine the ways in which these constructions influence pedagogy. The study focused on newly established school libraries in Queensland.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:12 PM

Another thought provoking Australian report

 

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The librarian edge: Title talk: Librarian + What? Teacher? Facilitator? Curriculum Leader?

The librarian edge: Title talk: Librarian + What? Teacher? Facilitator? Curriculum Leader? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Where did the teaching go?  It's still in there, but shifted - from direct to indirect - while retaining learning as the priority.

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Changing titles ... changing roles ... the dynamics of school libraries.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:29 AM

and now a change in the application process too . . .

Connie Wise's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:21 PM

What is your library job description?

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The End Of The Library

The End Of The Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A simple link. That's all it took to unleash a hailstorm of angry emails, messages, tweets, and comments. Why? I dared wonder if libraries will continue to exist in the future.

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The flip side of the coin and the comments are a very interesting read.

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Why School Librarians Matter - Patch.com

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Swampscott parent Melissa Defilippi and Judi Paradis, president of the Massachusetts School Library Association, will make a presentation on school libraries to the Swampscott School Committee.

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This Q & A interview will provide you with some great points to help you in your advocacy campaign.

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Jo Laretive's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:59 AM

Practical ideas, it makes sense.

 

Sharon Pinho's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:35 AM

Librarians and student achievement go hand in hand.

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School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013

School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.

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Connections with your principal in more ways then one. Make sure you leverage the opportunity.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:26 AM

This applies equally in the UK as in the US

Lourense Das's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:19 PM

School librarians as assertive leaders. Nice invitation to work on our competencies ;-)

Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, October 18, 2013 3:50 PM

He was an awesome speaker AND his wife is a librarian! He knows what he is talking about.

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Flipping The Library Classroom for Information Literacy - Connect Learning Today

Flipping The Library Classroom for Information Literacy - Connect Learning Today | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Like many Teaching Librarians across the country, the librarian position in my school had been reduced to part-time before I came to the school. I teach a fixed schedule for grades 1-3 and a flexible, project-based schedule for grades 4 and 5. Managing to fit in all those classes in two days a week requires stamina and imagination. I had been reading about the flipped classroom model for months on all my professional development “channels” such as Twitter, EdWeb, and Edmodo and wondered if elements could be adapted for research instruction at the elementary level.

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A personal reflection on how to engage students within a busy mixed schedule for class contact.

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School Library Impact Studies | Library Research Service| School Libraries |

School Library Impact Studies | Library Research Service| School Libraries | | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A compliation of school library impact studies in the USA

 

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