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4 High Schools Using Projects to Promote Deeper Learning - Education Week News

4 High Schools Using Projects to Promote Deeper Learning - Education Week News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
4 High Schools Using Projects to Promote Deeper Learning Education Week News (blog) Schools in the New Tech Network, Big Picture and Envisions network provide additional best practice examples of schools that incorporate relevant learning...
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Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide

Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Google+ for Schools is a short guide created by Eric Curts, a Google certified teacher. This document walks you through a step by step process to learn everything you need in order to start leveraging the power of this social networking platform in schools."


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Robert Kibaya's curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:43 PM

#web2icm #CommunicationWB

Robert Kibaya's comment, September 9, 2013 3:46 PM
@harisha Surely it is and makes life easy
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 25, 2013 1:25 AM

Thank you for sharing. I use Google + in my classroom.

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Information Literacy in the Digital Age

(Information Literacy in the Digital Age : an evidence based approach, by Teresa Welsh, #VISLibrary http://t.co/Ca21m5N9s9)...

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 4, 2013 11:06 PM

A comprehensive evidence-based review of the literacy demands in the digital age. 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 4, 2013 11:08 PM

A comprehensive review of literacy demands for students and teachers. 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, August 19, 2013 12:09 AM

Evidence-based approach highlighting the essential nature of information literacy in the digital age.

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Flipped Classroom Posts and Resources

Flipped Classroom Posts and Resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Our collection of flipped classroom posts and resources. Please feel free to add your own!
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From Chalkboards to Tablets

From Chalkboards to Tablets | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As the digital learner has emerged over the past ten years, we have noticed a significant shift in the student perspective on using technology for learning.  To bring new insights and context to this digital learning metamorphosis, “From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Digital Learner” examines the current views of students from Kindergarten through 12th grade with a special look at digital learners in third, sixth, ninth and twelfth grades.

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With Smartphone use by our students on the rise and tablet access on the increase, this is a must read.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:35 PM

From Chalkboards to tablets: the emergence of the K12 digital learner - report (free download) from Tomorrow.org

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A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable

A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Angela Clarke: If another 400 UK libraries close by 2016, as predicted, the true loss to society will be even greater than we realise
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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:57 AM

Closing libraries is not only 'no access to books'. Libraries are a place for the vulnerable. [Angela Clarke in The Guardian].

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 3, 2013 2:16 AM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:36 PM

Actually good for faculty too!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:54 PM

graphic on creative commons

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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A strong collection of tools to better discover, manage, and share digital content.

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Content curation is a must for the information specialist. This post addresses the many tools available for a digital collection.

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How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic...."


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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 9:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:54 PM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Sentry
Evaluator
Filter
Certifier
Aggregator/Synthesizer
Organizer
Network node
Facilitator


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GISD to use library to train students to think critically

The Greenville High School Library will look more like a corporate coffee house where executives brainstorm ideas than a traditional library this upcoming semester.

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Jefferies said this style of learning helps prepare Greenville students to meet the growing need for critical thinking in the workplace.

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Iowa School Libraries Make a Difference

Iowa School Libraries Make a Difference | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Example of great things happening in Iowa school libraries
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 16, 2013 11:16 AM

Proves what we know - school librraies make a difference

 

Amanda Lucas's curator insight, April 5, 2014 8:59 AM

School libraries and teacher librarians in Iowa schools

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies are shaping student writing in myriad ways and have also become helpful tools for teaching writing to middle and high school students.  These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.

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The findings will encourage us to consider what the students write and how greater engagement in the writing process can be encouraged.

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Thinking Leadership in Libraries | Senga's Space

Thinking Leadership in Libraries | Senga's Space | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

“Who do you look up to as a leader, and why?” Senga shares: It compelled me to really think about the attributes of a great leader and clarified my thinking around why certain names came to mind first. My own personal list of people I look to in my professional life for inspiration, superb ideas and sound reasoning is extensive,  but I thought I would share just a few who have been consistently influential.

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Fernando do Carmo's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:17 AM

A liderança nas bibliotecas - um estudo na Nova Zelândia

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 7, 2013 5:32 PM

A great list of leaders in school librarianship by Senga

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 1:40 PM

Leadership and Libraries

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Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching - 2011 update

Welcome to the Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching (HILT).
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The Importance of Keeping the School Library Clean

The Importance of Keeping the School Library Clean | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In an age of online interconnectivity, the value of a school library can be easily overlooked. But studies have shown that children and their teachers need library resources and the expertise of a librarian to succeed, and ...
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Creating inviting spaces and places to connect.

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10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used Across the Globe | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale.
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Examples of emerging technologies applied according to the trends identified in the Horizon Reports

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Mihailidis | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes.

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100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers)

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Whether you're a librarian or just looking to learn, these are some of the best blogs on the planet when it comes to education. From 1 to 100, each blog has a different take on what you should know about today's libraries and learning.
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Lisa Price Moorehead's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:55 AM

All educators should do what we expect our students to do -- learn from each other!  Gain knowledge from the experience of others! 

Jan Watts's curator insight, July 29, 2013 9:47 PM

Looking to expand your personal learning networks or explore the blogosphere?  Just what you needed.....

Jan Watts's curator insight, July 29, 2013 9:48 PM

ooking to expand your personal learning networks or play in the blogosphere? Look no further.....

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Studies boost emphasis on reading

The Payson Unified School District (PUSD) has rearranged its budget to boost spending on K-3 reading by 425 percent, a decision research supports.

 

Children who get personalized, consistent instruction in reading can make big gains, according to a three-year study by Arizona State University professor Carol Conner, whose results were published in Psychological Science. Without the individualized instruction, 22 percent of the students fell below grade level — which means they might have to be held back a year under the new state requirements. By contrast, every single student scored at or above grade level when given the extra, targeted help.

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The best stories for hard-to-please boys - The Province

The best stories for hard-to-please boys - The Province | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

When it comes to reading, it seems that girls are an easier sell than boys. According to Michael Katz of Vancouver-based kids books publishing house Tradewinds, boys tend to read only books about boys, but girls will dive into most anything.

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

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Elena Savina's curator insight, December 2, 2015 10:33 AM

инфографика, как сделать хорошую историю.

Mary Westcott's curator insight, March 1, 3:14 PM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

Marisa d's curator insight, March 11, 5:22 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

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10 Digital Resources That Will Improve Your School Library

10 Digital Resources That Will Improve Your School Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

School librarians are professional researchers, curation experts, and guides. 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 6:41 AM

Thank you Karen for scooping this. It is really useful! 

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Information Literacy and EdTech: Using the Web Wisely

Information Literacy and EdTech: Using the Web Wisely | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I just discovered I am the worse internet researcher on the planet.  This last application assignment has set my braincells on fire! Help. In my current  masters level course, I'm learning about in...

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:49 AM

Teacher Librarians are knowledgeable and qualified to teach web research skills to students.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:00 PM

Issues in preparing K-12 students for research.

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School librarians can be crucial partners in STEM

School librarians can be crucial partners in STEM | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

One key role that school libraries can play in STEM subjects is in helping students develop their “identity” towards STEM. Many sociocultural theories of learning, which consider classroom content in the context of a students’ background, indicate that a student’s perception of how they fit into the world of science and math can greatly affect their achievement in those subjects.

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Samantha Gaston's curator insight, July 19, 2013 8:52 PM

This article is wonderful! It shows how significant school librarians are in helping students understand science and technology.