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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries

Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.
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Makerspaces appear in most types of libraries. 51% of respondents are in public libraries, 36% are in academic libraries, and 9% are in school libraries. 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:47 AM

Makerspaces in Libraries : from 3D-printing, digital music recording to arts and crafts: 9% in school libraries #survey

L2_S2S's curator insight, January 6, 2014 8:22 PM

Only 9% of respondants to this survey said they had a Makerspace in their School Library, but checkout what people are doing in the Makerspaces.

Prehaps more School Libraries are in this space than they realise!

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How A Printed Book Becomes A Digital eBook

How A Printed Book Becomes A Digital eBook | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
How do you turn the tried-and-tested (and loathed?) textbooks that you're accustomed to using into a digital eBook?
The post How A Printed Book Becomes A Digital eBook appeared first on Edudemic.
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Demonstrating the Essential Role of the School Librarian - Knowledge Quest - AASL

Demonstrating the Essential Role of the School Librarian - Knowledge Quest - AASL | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The article explores new L4L advocacy resources school librarians can use to help demonstrate to administrators the essential role school librarians play in supporting and instructing teachers and students.

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2014-horizon-he-preview.pdf

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Preview reveals trends, challenges and developments - look forward to when the full report is published. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 31, 2013 12:15 AM

Here's a preview of the latest NMC Horizon Report.  Great changes ahead! 

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Love for library leads to $2.5 million gift - Omaha World-Herald

Love for library leads to $2.5 million gift - Omaha World-Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Love for library leads to $2.5 million gift
Omaha World-Herald
As a gift to the institution that gave her so much joy, the former school teacher left $2.5 million to the Council Bluffs Public Library.
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5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014
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Some challenges and great ways to engage students in learning.

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‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry

‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
SCHOOL library services will be saved from the axe after a public pressure forced a council rethink.
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All it takes is one mom - Vancouver Sun

All it takes is one mom
Vancouver Sun
Daly points to B.C. ministry of education figures showing the number of full-time equivalent teacher-librarians has decreased by about 30 per cent in the past decade, to 646 in 2012/13 from 921 in 2001/02.
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This is a story about one parent who felt compelled to do something about the cutbacks. 

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Five crucial digital literacy skills and how to teach (or learn) them

Five crucial digital literacy skills and how to teach (or learn) them | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

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Navigating the web

Internet safety

Posting content

Co-creation

Composing a webpage using code

 


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New Article: “Information Literacy And Digital Literacy: Competing or Complementary”

New Article: “Information Literacy And Digital Literacy: Competing or Complementary” | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

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Why libraries rule the world (Encore Data Products)

Why libraries rule the world (Encore Data Products) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

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SCIS's curator insight, December 23, 2013 6:19 PM

Lovely infographic but American of course

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Kinnelon High School promotes school library's new e-Book collection - NorthJersey.com

Kinnelon High School promotes school library's new e-Book collection - NorthJersey.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Kinnelon High School promotes school library's new e-Book collection
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Jenny DiSario, library/media specialist at KHS, enlisted the help of Alice Kivlon's three digital imaging classes.
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How To Use Project-Based Learning To Redefine Learning

How To Use Project-Based Learning To Redefine Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It almost seems too good to be true... Students asking for more work? Using emoticons to describe an assignment? Taking pride in their work? But it’s not a just a dream, it’s reality.
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Information Literacy Resources | Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

These resources will help you understand and apply the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education to enhance teaching, learning, and research in the higher education community.

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Jeremy Daniel Haubrich's curator insight, January 1, 2014 5:16 PM

this is a website I can use for future reference. when I see this website, it reminds me of a different version of WOIS, which we used a lot in senior seminar earlier this year, this website is a database of scholarships, and also college information, all while you can get in confernces and and ask about what happens after college and that kind of thing

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The Value of School Librarian Support in the Digital World

The Value of School Librarian Support in the Digital World | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The mission of school librarians in the digital age of information gathering and messaging has not undergone any real change of focus. Even though the tools and methods available for accessing info...
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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:33 AM

School librarians support in the digital world: no new focus, just new tools and methods #schoollibraries #digitaltools #article

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Quiet revolution underway to keep library in touch - CQ News

Quiet revolution underway to keep library in touch - CQ News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Quiet revolution underway to keep library in touch Central Queensland news "School libraries don't have it, so it's important that the (city) library actually finds those niches that are very popular but which aren't held anywhere else." Ms Norris...
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How To Determine A Student’s Prior Knowledge

How To Determine A Student’s Prior Knowledge | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
When you first step into a classroom, poised and ready to launch into a new discussion or lesson, you probably feel a sense of excitement. You’re about to embark on a journey with your class and every student is along for the ride.
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27 ways to check for prior knowledge on a topic. 

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The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies

The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies, Revised February 2013
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A concise definition.

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Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop - PBS MediaShift

Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop - PBS MediaShift | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop
PBS MediaShift
... but the library would only need to purchase the e-book once. Hachette also made a deal with Follett to sell Follett's educational material to school libraries.
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School delighted with self-funded library - Banbury Guardian

School delighted with self-funded library - Banbury Guardian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Banbury Guardian School delighted with self-funded library Banbury Guardian Head teacher Yvonne Barnes said the school was delighted with the library which features colourful book displays, comfortable rugs and carpets and a tunnel which children...
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7 Skills students need for their future - YouTube

Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a "global achievement gap," which is the leap between what eve...
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* Critical thinking and problem-solving * Collaboration across networks and leading by influence * Agility and adaptability * Initiative and entrepreneurialism * Effective oral and written communication * Accessing and analyzing information * Curiosity and imagination

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News

A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.
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Edwards agreed: “It makes sense that, in this Age of Information, we’d want to align our information specialists with the digital conversion taking place in schools.”

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Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship ...

Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is the only fully technology-dependent literacy on the diagram. Critical, information, visual and media literacy are all essential components of digital literacy. Often, people will refer to digital literacy when ...

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School library gets creative to attract more eighth-graders - Omaha World-Herald

School library gets creative to attract more eighth-graders - Omaha World-Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
School library gets creative to attract more eighth-graders
Omaha World-Herald
A push to get more students — especially busy eighth-graders — into the school library at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School is paying off.
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The A-Z Guide To Improving Your Own Learning

The A-Z Guide To Improving Your Own Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Sometimes, we go about our day in a haze of habits, whether we realize it or not. From the order in which we shower and get coffee in the morning to a before bed 'ritual', we tend to do many things more automatically than we realize.
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The simple things that make a difference.

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