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Our TL is the Heart of Our School — Support School Libraries

Our TL is the Heart of Our School — Support School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Our Library is Always Busy Picture a library in your school where students stand behind a red line waiting to be called to check out their two library books. Now picture a library where there are two, maybe even.
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Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students | Digital Learning Environments

Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students | Digital Learning Environments | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The following are what Brad Flickinger believes are the rights of all student to have with regards to using technology as an educational tool, written as a student to their teacher

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Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-books - STLtoday.com

Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-books - STLtoday.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-booksSTLtoday.comLindbergh is not the only district to turn the page into this new chapter — the popularity of e-books in school libraries has exploded in the last few years, especially among...
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My Kids Need a Full Time Teacher Librarian — Support School Libraries

My Kids Need a Full Time Teacher Librarian — Support School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Value of a Full Time TL | I have been a parent at Stein Elementary for the past 4 years. I cannot even begin to tell you the value I have found with the teacher librarians at our school.

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10 Steps to Strengthen Digital and Media Literacy

10 Steps to Strengthen Digital and Media Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A leading authority on media literacy education says education leaders should take these steps to improve digital and media literacy.
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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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School Libraries Grapple with Surge in Ereaders — The Digital Shift

School Libraries Grapple with Surge in Ereaders — The Digital Shift | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

While ownership of digital reading devices nearly doubled among adults after the holidays, a similar phenomenon has occurred among teens, according to school librarians, who see the trend as a unique opportunity.

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Understanding information literacy: a primer

Understanding information literacy: a primer | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Published by UNESCO-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

An easy-to-understand, non-technical on how to find, retrieve, organize, evaluate and effectively use information. It is available to download online and as an e-book


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Teacher-Librarians: Tremendous Assets — Support School Libraries

Teacher-Librarians: Tremendous Assets — Support School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I am a Geography at Columbine High School. Two years ago I wanted to have my students do an outside reading assignment for my Honors Geography course. I went directly to our teacher librarian Juli Thomas for some help.
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SCIS | Teacher librarians as cultural change agents

SCIS | Teacher librarians as cultural change agents | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Dianne Oberg discusses the concept of school culture.
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Visibility @ your library » Make a difference for school libraries

Visibility @ your library » Make a difference for school libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
ALA President Molly Raphael said of the petition, "School libraries are everyone's issue. Cuts in staffing or elimination of school library programs in a specific community affect all libraries in that community, whether it's the ...
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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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