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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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School libraries and knowledge creation | School Library Management

School libraries and knowledge creation | School Library Management | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries have existed for millennia. Their purpose has always been focussed on knowledge acquisition and sharing for the development of society. In the 21st century, school libraries are re-engineering themselves to focus ...
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School Libraries Cultivate Digital Literacy |

School Libraries Cultivate Digital Literacy | | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Via Scoop.it – Student Learning through School Libraries This article features a number of TL practitioners in the state of Georgia and explores how school library staff can work with teachers to mix digital literacy into ...
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Howard Rheingold: Critical Thinking vs. Information Literacy « Public Intelligence Blog

Howard Rheingold: Critical Thinking vs. Information Literacy « Public Intelligence Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Howard Rheingold: Critical Thinking vs.Information Literacy - http://t.co/nz95TUV8...
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How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple |

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple | | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks.

 

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School Libraries: Applying Innovative Ideas to a Threatened Species

School Libraries: Applying Innovative Ideas to a Threatened Species | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
While there are few who would argue that school libraries in Canada are in "good" health, there are even fewer who seem committed to supporting their desperately needed evolution. Those "few" are people who have the power to influence ...
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Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School

Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Principals should not only be reading current research and resources about best practices in education, they should be reading children's books as well as reading for pleasure. With children's literature, I read the ...
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National curriculum introduced in Queensland schools - ABC Online (blog)

National curriculum introduced in Queensland schoolsABC Online (blog)When Queensland kids go back to school today, the educational landscape will have changed - their lessons will be based on the National Curriculum. Education Queensland Deputy Director-General Lyn Mackenzie spoke to Steve about how the new system will be implemented and educational author Kevin Donnelly voiced his concerns about the changes.
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Good to Know – Google

Good to Know – Google | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Google's Internet Safety Campaign

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American Library Association Invites President Obama on a School Tour

American Library Association Invites President Obama on a School Tour | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
ALA President, Molly Raphael said, “We're thrilled that President Obama highlighted the importance of school libraries with his visit. School libraries are an essential component to a robust education and the President's help ...
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Video game design in the classroom

Video game design in the classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

science-based video game design project will inspire you to consider doing the same for your students, moving them from the role of "player" into the role of "creator." The main project overview for our gaming unit available for download, if you need inspiration. (see below). There is also a resource page with links and more downloads.

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Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain | Teacher quality USA

Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain | Teacher quality USA | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This study is likely to influence the roiling national debates about the importance of quality teachers and how best to measure that quality. “Everybody believes that teacher quality is very, very important,” says Eric A. Hanushek, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford and longtime researcher of education policy. “What this paper and other work has shown is that it’s probably more important than people think. That the variations or differences between really good and really bad teachers have lifelong impacts on children.”

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Teacher Vodcasting and Flipped Classroom Network - A professional learning community for teachers using vodcasting in the classroom

Teacher Vodcasting and Flipped Classroom Network - A professional learning community for teachers using vodcasting in the classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This site is devoted to teaching educators how to use vodcasting and the flipped classroom.
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Why I Flipped My Classroom

For more information on how to flip your classroom (flipping the classroom) go to: http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/ To view answers to frequently asked q...
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Sharon Coatney's The Many Faces of Library Leadership

Sharon Coatney's The Many Faces of Library Leadership | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Advocacy leadership. Coatney's The Many Faces of School Library Leadership (2010) is pertinent to my situation as I struggle with the demands of being a full-time teacher-librarian in a secondary school of 1450 students, ...
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I'm using this book as a text in my class this semester- think is is a great resource for today's school librarian.
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The Library as a Digital Learning Space -- THE Journal

The Library as a Digital Learning Space -- THE Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A high school in Connecticut is developing and honing a hybrid library that incorporates both traditional books and new digital technologies.
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New Initiative Strives to Crack the Code on How to Assess and Develop 21st Century Skills

New Initiative Strives to Crack the Code on How to Assess and Develop 21st Century Skills | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

ATC21S is developing methods to assess skills that will form the basis for 21st-century curricula, with an emphasis on communication and collaboration, problem-solving, citizenship, and digital fluency."

 We've been talking about it now for a few years - it's time to make it happen!


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US House Drafts SKILLS Act to Support School Librarians - School Library Journal

US House Drafts SKILLS Act to Support School Librarians - School Library Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
US House Drafts SKILLS Act to Support School LibrariansSchool Library JournalIf the language fails to be inserted into the ESEA reauthorization bill, school libraries could miss out on millions of federal funds.
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Michael Eisenberg - Project Information Literacy

Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by SLAIS (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies), and School Library Day Collo...
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Letter about recommended librarian cuts in Jefferson County, CO | Keith Curry Lance

Letter about recommended librarian cuts in Jefferson County, CO | Keith Curry Lance | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Last week, Keith sent the following letter to the superintendent and board of Jefferson County Public Schools here in Colorado. Keith has stated, "Feel free to adapt this language for your own letter, or be in touch if you’d like a version of it over my signature."

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A Principal's Reflections: It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections: It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As we continue to move even further into the 21st Century, technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. As a father, this principal sees this firsthand with his son, who is in first grade. The gift he wanted the most this past Christmas was an iPod Touch, which Santa was kind enough to bring him. Then there is his younger sister who will regularly ask to use his iPad so she can either care for her virtual horse or dress Barbies in creative ways. As he downloads all of the apps on these devices, the majority of their time is spent engaged in games that require thought, creativity, and sometimes collaboration. His point is that many children across the world have access to, and are using, technology outside of school in a variety of ways. Not only do many have access, but also older children possess their own devices (cell phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc.).

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Mobile information literacy

While at the reference desk, have you ever had a student thrust her phone at you and ask, “Do you have this book?” Or, while teaching an information literacy class, have you had to tell students to put away their cellphones? It seems that our students can’t live without their smartphones anymore. But who can blame them? Most of us have grown accustomed to having information available at our fingertips. There are hundreds of thousands of apps available that let users do everything from looking up restaurant reviews to accessing Wikipedia in a mobile environment. As an increasing number of mobile apps and Web sites are being built by database vendors, such as EBSCO and WilsonWeb, it’s time to leverage students’ addiction to smartphones and teach them information literacy in a mobile setting.

 

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Please Sign White House Petition on School Libraries

Please Sign White House Petition on School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Whether you are a school librarian, public librarian, academic librarian, book creator, or a book lover, supporting school libraries and the presence of trained school librarians is vital to children's reading and education.
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Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom | Dynamic, creative & collaborative approach to problem solving

Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom | Dynamic, creative & collaborative approach to problem solving | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Design thinking, which is a dynamic, creative and collaborative approach to problem solving, presents a unique model for educators who wish to facilitate from within the class, rather than impart knowledge to it.

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Library Advocate.: Big Eye Reader Mini-Bookmarks

Library Advocate.: Big Eye Reader Mini-Bookmarks | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Entertain young readers with fun mini-bookmarks that feature Big Eye Reader characters. The bookmarks are available through the California Campaign for Strong School Libraries, a project of the CSLA Foundation.
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There’s an App for That -- Using iPads to Support Literacy Instruction in the Classroom | Scholastic.com

There’s an App for That -- Using iPads to Support Literacy Instruction in the Classroom | Scholastic.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Using iPad apps in the classroom for use in literacy instruction.


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