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Why Teaching Helps Students Learn More Deeply

Why Teaching Helps Students Learn More Deeply | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Students enlisted to tutor others, these researchers have found, work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately and apply it more effectively. In a phenomenon that scientists have dubbed “the protégé effect,” student teachers score higher on tests than pupils who are learning only for their own sake.

 


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Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:41 PM

Old model, new thinking. 

Veronika Wuyts's curator insight, July 14, 2013 10:16 AM

teach to learn, used in every Covey workshop because helps best

Maria Persson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:34 AM

The model promotes Digital Literacy and skills that will hold our childdren up for any size of the tech wave.

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Reflection on the role of the Teacher Librarian

Reflection on the role of the Teacher Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

How has my view of the role of the teacher librarian changed during this subject? When I started working as a teacher librarian I had no training or experience in the role and had been a primary school classroom teacher for 18 years. I entered the library, my new workplace, and was instantly captivated with the endless possibilities to make it all the things I thought a school library should be. I thought to myself, ‘I’m good at organising books and resources so teachers and students can find them! I love reading and sharing children’s literature! I love decorating! This is the job for me!’

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Thoughts from a teacher librarian 'in training' on how the role has changed.

Note: some links have been relocated - see http://www.asla.org.au/policy.aspx for policy statements.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:51 AM

Reflections from a teacher librarian on the development of her job and work.

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Beyond the Classroom: A New Digital Education for Young Australians in the 21 st Century

The new digital education environment will look and function very differently. In addition to classroom teaching, staff will develop new ways of teaching that embrace digital education, and ‘bring your own device’ learning models will be integrated into the learning environment. Strong leadership in schools will be needed to support this new environment, to increase teacher capacity and to support the uptake of digital education in schools.


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:25 PM

A must read for Aussie Educators!

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:56 PM

One to read - all teachers

Conan Gogan's curator insight, March 23, 8:44 AM

I have just read an interesting report from the Digital Education Advisory Group on education in Australia.

I agree with the author of this article, 21st century education consists of computers and all the advanced technologies to help children to learn in a more efficient way. As technology is upgrading and becoming more advanced, so are the teachers. Teachers that teach in the 21st century education system have developed a more effecient and more interesting way to teach the children today.

I believe that in the future the education system will once again change and the children of the future will learn much more efficiently. This upgrade in the education will have a positive influence on the children as they benefit from it, they will learn faster and understand what they are taught better. 

Although there is a big upgrade in the technology and education systems today, it is not truly fool proof. There will always be children who might not understand what is going on in the classroom as the attention span of children is not long no matter the upgrade in technology.  

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School libraries evolving into 21st century learning spaces ...

By Kathy Yanchus, Review Staff. Dramatic changes are occurring in school libraries across the province as they are transformed into 21st century learning spaces. It may not be conspicuously evident when you walk in, ...
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Learning Commons with focus on developing global digital citizens

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, June 25, 2013 8:31 AM

Congratulations to Phillip Jeffrey for his leadership and to the dedicated teacher librarians who are leading the way to 21st Century Library Learning Commons in their district and the world.

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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Great visuals to capture the core elements of Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Pamela Lipscomb-Gardner's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:55 AM

New Page for faculty guide

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James Meredith asks 21 tough questions about school reform - Washington Post

In August 1963, Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi as its first black graduate after engineering an epic civil rights victory involving the Supreme Court, the president of the United States, the state government of Mississippi, and 30,000 U.S. combat troops. In 1966, he was shot while leading the March Against Fear, which helped open the gates of voter registration to thousands of black citizens in the South. Two years later, he earned a law degree from Columbia University. Last month, he was awarded the Medal for Educational Impact from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, the school’s highest honor.

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Questions worth asking - most definitely.

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Bringing Your Own Device – In Education

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The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) philosophy and regime is becoming a serious consideration for many schools. As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is costly and...
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BYOD - a wholistic view on issues, factors, teaching and learning.

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How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii

How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii
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if you scrolled down, you'd see that there are study spaces, exam lounges, reading spaces, multipurpose rooms, etc. libraries are community spaces.

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.
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Note the 21C fluencies - it is more than skills

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Why Florida's Kids Need School Library Media Specialists

The School Library Media Specialist is an integral partner in the instructional program of every school. There’s a saying among educators, “There is learning to READ and then there is reading to LEARN.”  While the classroom teacher is charged with helping students learn to read, the School Library Media Specialist helps students read to LEARN.

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Student Materials

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With our printable handouts, you can distribute information about plagiarism, proper citation, and paper writing to your students. Includes a list of the handouts currently offered in Microsoft Word format.

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What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC

What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Conducting research re: Learning Commons for hiring librarian for my new school - good info here http://t.co/sIwXOVjGck
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Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, June 12, 2013 6:43 AM

If libraries in schools are to survive, the people who staff them will need to move forward by exploring creative options.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:51 PM

My question: how to take my humble library and make it be the learning commons in more than name.

Patricia Carmichael's curator insight, September 24, 2013 7:55 PM

Great ideas to learn about this concept

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Teacher Librarian Article Published | Keith Curry Lance

Teacher Librarian Article Published | Keith Curry Lance | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Today, Teacher Librarian magazine published an article by Deb Kachel and me.  The article presents the find

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lyn_hay's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:01 AM

The latest research project conducted by Keith Curry Lance and associates in Pennsylvania which examines school administrators' perceptions of school libraries and student test scores. One of the reports recommendations highlights the need for more TL practitioners to work at building local evidence to strengthen the research base, as the authors conclude: "We also need more local action research studies—otherwise known as self-assessments—by school librarians themselves. Many school librarians do not feel they have time to conduct self-assessments in the form of local, evidence-based studies of their practice. Yet this needs to be an integral part of the research. If we wish to see the kind of change in the public education policy that will establish firmly the future of school libraries and librarians, local decision-makers—administrators, school board members, and even parents—must be made aware not only of what we know from large-scale studies but also of evidence of ways in which their own experience of school libraries and librarians matters. Only then will they internalize a deep understanding of the contributions that school library programs make and begin to make decisions consistent with a

personal commitment to them."
I could not agree more with this recommendation. Since 2010, Dr Ross Todd and I have been working together to help build the capacity of Australia's TL profession as evidence-based practitioners. This is a slow movement, but we are starting to see some excellent practice-based research being published in journals such as Scan and Access, and being presented at conferences. We are slowly building this evidence, but we need this movement to extend beyond those leading lights in the profession. Only then will we be in a position to demonstrate to education systems, governments and the wider community of school libraries impact on student achievement. Please join our EBP Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EBPforSL/ for more information.

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Young Americans' library habits & expectations | Pew Research


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SCIS's curator insight, June 26, 2013 11:36 PM

I am sure that there are  many lessons for Australian and New Zealand libraries from this American research

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 29, 2013 2:32 AM

10 pages of summary at the beginning shows a combination of 'traditional' and 'tech' library usage sought by 16-30yos.  Primary research.

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How To Get Your Lessons To 'Go Viral' With Students - Edudemic

How To Get Your Lessons To 'Go Viral' With Students - Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

How does the ability to 'go viral' apply to education? Simple, the lessons that are remembered by students happen because of three reasons in particular. - Tastemakers, Participation, & Unexpectedness.

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Engagement and memorable moments.

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70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Check out this useful presentation which details more than 75 web tools that work with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Worth viewing for any connected educator!
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A great collection included in this presentation.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:32 AM

Help for choosing the right webtool for hots projects.

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The New School Library

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As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.
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I like the tagline - human connection to digital resources and academic success

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i like it
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The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic

The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m pretty sure this is exactly what people are saying these days about the iPad.

 


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Peg Becksvoort's comment, June 19, 2013 12:11 PM
Interesting to listen to B.F. Skinner talk about the machine for learning. He talks about the student moving at "his" own pace. This is, no surprise, the differentiated or Mass Customized Learning precursor.
Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:12 PM

Watch B.F. Skinner talk about the learning machine.

Tori Mazur's curator insight, November 2, 2014 1:53 PM

Classic

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A Visual Guide To Every Single Learning Theory - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Every Single Learning Theory - Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This detailed analysis and chart of every single learning theory is worth zooming in and studying.

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Don't Miss These Two Fabulous Graphics on BYOD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Don't Miss These Two Fabulous Graphics on BYOD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Just a little reminder. BYOD in education refers to students bringing their own technology devices ( smartphones, tablets, and laptops. ) to school for educational uses. This was initially started by college students, but it soon spread to K-12 education. Schools that used to depend on government funds to provide technology that students would need for the school day , are now turning that responsibility to the parents by asking them to purchase the technology devices needed for schools, which, fortunately enough, most students actually own. This would cut down on schools' huge yearly technology expenditure.


Check out the graphics below to learn more on BYOD."

Just a little reminder. BYOD in education refers to students bringing their own technology devices ( smartphones, tablets, and laptops. ) to school for educational uses. This was initially started by college students, but it soon spread to K-12 education. Schools that used to depend on government funds to provide technology that students would need for the school day , are now turning that responsibility to the parents by asking them to purchase the technology devices needed for schools, which, fortunately enough, most students actually own. This would cut down on schools' huge yearly technology expenditure.
Check out the graphics below to learn more on BYOD. - See more at: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/dont-miss-these-two-fabulous-graphics.html#sthash.wWnT4Ahx.dpuf"


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Chris Carter's comment, July 29, 2013 1:09 PM
Thank you, Paul!
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Future Models of Learning - Debate

Future Models of Learning - Debate | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Does new technology conflict with or complement established teaching and learning? What is the impact on the teaching profession as we have traditionally known it? Will the power of the internet, with new innovations such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), create an unstoppable ‘avalanche’ of education reform, or are these reforms a false revolution? Can the value of face-to-face quality learning and student-teacher relationships ever really be questioned, at any level of education? Will the class room, lecture theatre, and traditional notion of education space – schools and universities – be usurped by a screen, online and distance learning, or alternative spaces such as the workplace, home, or concert-hall?


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:48 PM

The discussion is more than a hour so make sure you're comfortable before you start viewing.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:03 AM

It should complement. Art and the French language provide a word for what should happen: bricolage. Bricolage is the blending of two materials, in this case traditional and new pedagogy, in ways that might infuse them. A philosophical approach might to use Gadamer and Vico to discuss sensus communis which is the common sense of a community based on wisdom and creativity.

 

The format is interesting as it is similar to a Ethnograhic Futures Research format gone viral.

Pamela Bartar's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:27 AM

expert knowledge for everybody - remembers me on the recent past of creativity and makes me think on Berlin.....

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Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | School Library Journal

Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | School Library Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

How these libraries will be run, however, is unknown. Teachers and school librarians currently on staff at the closing schools will be eligible to follow their students to each new school. But Poppe says it won’t have final staffing numbers until budgets are finalized in the fall.

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.
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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 12, 2013 1:50 AM

Makerspaces, hackerspaces, hackspaces, fablabs: 16 resources for librarians

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Integrated Learning: Our Journey in Challenge-based Learning ...

Integrated Learning: Our Journey in Challenge-based Learning ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This is a place to for my students and I to share their experiences, discoveries, successes and frustration as we begin down the path of Challenge-based learning in a subject I've called Integrated Learning.
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