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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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BYOD: The new back-to-school trend - Vancouver Sun

BYOD: The new back-to-school trend - Vancouver Sun | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun BYOD: The new back-to-school trend Vancouver Sun In Canada, we have a hodgepodge of technology, with some schools and school boards finding money in their budgets to equip classrooms with tablet computers - whether they are Apple,...
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Turning A Library Into A Maker Space

Turning A Library Into A Maker Space | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you think libraries are just about checking out books youre in the wrong century. A new feature of one Connecticut library is a place where people...

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:56 AM

Another way to foster creativity and innovation. 3D printers may not be the answer for most school libraries just yet but there are many other options that will appeal to 'hands on' learners.

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Libraries Without Librarians? - The Epoch Times

Libraries Without Librarians? - The Epoch Times | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Epoch Times
Libraries Without Librarians?
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School librarians are first certified as teachers and then as librarians.
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Senseless decision making based on cost cutting "But school principals, who make the hiring decisions, will then be free to choose not to hire a librarian in order to cut costs."  I endorse what Sara Johns has to say.  “Having a school librarian who deals with every person in the school is pretty cost effective,” Sara Johns, president of the New York Library Association, said. “It’s kind of shortsighted to say that you’re saving money by eliminating that position.” Yes, very, very shortsighted.

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Kris McGlaun's curator insight, August 19, 2013 8:23 AM

Why NY?  There a law why not enforce it?

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Today's Media and Knowledge Specialists | Scholastic.com

Today's Media and Knowledge Specialists | Scholastic.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

These are the people who will integrate the digital world into today’s classroom and throughout the curriculum. Specially trained and knowledgeable in the use of information technology, library media specialists have become one of the most important instructional partners, working with teachers and administrators to change what is possible in the classroom.

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Recruit and employ the best for your school.

 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:21 AM

"it’s critical that administrators responsible for hiring key personnel pay close attention to the evaluation and selection of library media specialists". #Scholastic adds (again) key info for advocacy of school libraries

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Seth's Blog: An end of books

Seth's Blog: An end of books | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. Ideas aren’t going away soon, and neither are words.

 

From Seth, "Is it traitorous to my tribe to write these words? I'm not arguing that we should push the ecosystem out the door, but I am encouraging us to not spend too much time trying to save it. First, it's a losing battle, but more important, we have bigger opportunities right in front of us."

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Some challenge thoughts here to consider or is Seth stating the bleeding obvious???

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School Libraries and The Digital Backpack | LibGuide for digital citizenship

School librarians are uniquely positioned to collaborate with teachers to infuse technology to support learning, assessment and curriculum within a collaborative learning environment. Teacher-librarians are connected to current research and can assist with best-practice in effective technology implementation.

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The LibGuide links the resources to the ISTE standards and will be most useful for the development of a global digital citizenship approach.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:44 PM

Lots more valuable resources and tips on the Leading and Learning site plus  a direct link to the Digital Backpack http://www.flipsnack.com/5778E5F569B/fzji6pp1

 

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:06 AM

No mundo digital, é preciosa a diferença que faz a biblioteca escolar atualizada, com profissionais qualificados, e uma cultura de colaboração para a aprendizagem.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:49 AM

Resources for implementing digital citizenship in your school.

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8 Google Search Tips To Keep Handy At All Times

8 Google Search Tips To Keep Handy At All Times | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Google isn’t the only game in town when it comes to search. Alternatives such as Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Wolphram Alpha also provide the tools necessary to search the Web.

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:26 PM

AN intersting overview of the advantages of the google search over other search engins!                                                                      

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BYOD in Education

BYOD - A guide that provides some useful high level questions.


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:25 AM

This slideset has some sensible macro level questions to help guide thinking on BYOD. Perhaps best pitched at those 'first entering the territory'. It has an embedded 'plug' for Microsoft but ... that is not really an issue.

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Helen Clark of the UNDP on technology, governance and digital literacy – video

Helen Clark of the UNDP on technology, governance and digital literacy – video | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In this video, Helen Clark of the UNDP discusses the application of technology for governance and digital literacy

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:50 AM

Helen Clark talks about building a library of trusted information sources on social media

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The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy

The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The 5 Resources Model provides a framework to articulate the scope and dimensions of digital literacies. It is based on an established model of literacy which is underpinned by critical perspectives (the Four Resources Model of Critical Literacy, after Luke & Freebody). It has been adapted for the digital context.


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, August 7, 2013 6:12 AM

On the site is an Exploring Digital Literacies Workshop Pack that includes: workshop sheet, activity cards and a storyboard

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:51 AM

Unusual framework for a digital literacy curriculum.

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Silence is not so golden in the modern library

Silence is not so golden in the modern library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

WHILE you've been busy Googling, there's been a revolution in libraries, and it's noisy.


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Jan Watts's curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:14 PM

Who would have thought......

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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 6, 2013 9:17 PM

A liderança nas bibliotecas - um estudo na Nova Zelândia

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 7, 2013 12:32 PM

A great list of leaders in school librarianship by Senga

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:40 AM

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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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail?

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Walmart Corporate This past week, I worked with a small group of educators on becoming a "Networked Educator", and we had some great conversations about ho...

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:51 PM

Using the analogy of teaching a student to drive, this article makes some great points about the teaching of digital citizenship. I think the inference is also for secondary. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:28 AM

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? Great blog from a school principal

Corinne Hinton's curator insight, August 21, 2013 4:10 PM

Great #digitalcitizenship rubric for schools.

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TLCenter - Designing Lessons Pathfinder

This pathfinder provides examples of resources and tools for teachers and teacher librarians who are designing lessons focused on content areas and information literacy.

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Reviews, resource links, pathfinders...

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MOOC - Setup for Failure?

MOOC - Setup for Failure? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
MOOCs are continuing to fail due to low completion rates. While the premise is sound, MOOCs are inherently flawed.
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A point the author makes gives an indication that a lot of the MOOCs are still based on a virtual classroom setting with the lecturer uploading their lecture to the space and students still doing assignments as in a traditional higher education setting.  "The online learning approach that 95% of higher education institutions follow is synchronous based, which is quite different than what form of online learning exists in the corporate setting – asynchronous based"

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School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated ...

School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
and drill down into particular aspects of school library programs, such as what quality programs look like, what effective school librarians do and their dispositions. They also seek to learn what stakeholders—teachers, school ...
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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, August 15, 2013 10:53 AM
Rather interesting evidence of an emerging research field - school libraries! Universities and research centres are providing is with SL focused research as well as SL staff specialised training. Maturity signs for all of us, betting on this since at least 1996... Thanks for sharing, Karen
AngieMartinez's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:37 AM

Great go-to resource for facts and figures to help in School Library adocacy.

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How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps

How AudioBooks Help Raise Reading Scores - Teachers With Apps | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Audiobooks have been used in classrooms for decades because listening builds critical listening, comprehension and fluency skills.  Oral language precedes written language (i.e. developmentally), making listening an important component of language acquisition.  In fact, there are reading methods such as The Daily 5 which include listening as a component of reading instruction..."

 

http://teacherswithapps.com/audiobooks-raise-reading-scores/


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John Evans's comment, August 8, 2013 10:12 AM
For some unknown reason the link to the article did not transfer over so here it is: http://teacherswithapps.com/audiobooks-raise-reading-scores/
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 14, 2013 12:41 PM

I agree using Overdrive as a listening experience will increase your student's vocabulary ten fold.

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How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity - Grant Wiggins - TeachThought

How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity - Grant Wiggins - TeachThought | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

 "It was not that long ago when I did a workshop where the staff from the Dodge Foundation (who were funding my work at the time) took me aside at the break because they were concerned with my constant use of a term that they had never heard of – rubric. Those of us promoting their use over the past 20 years can now smile and take satisfaction in the fact that the term is now familiar and the use of rubrics is commonplace world-wide."


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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:28 AM

'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, March 11, 2015 5:21 PM

#educacion #libros #biblioteca

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 5:05 AM

I just gave this virtual presentation at the XXV BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF LIBRARIANSHIP, DOCUMENTATION AND SCIENCE OF THE INFORMATION. 

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Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences & Expectations

Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences & Expectations | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This new report, “Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers,” is the latest in the series and provides new insights that will inform college and university based teacher preparation programs as well as the induction and professional development processes within K-12 schools and districts. - See more at: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/tomorrowsteachers_report2013.html

 

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Library Spaces - WikiThing - LibraryThing

This page reflects discussions, ideas and observations in the design,creation and experience of spaces set aside for Personal Libraries, Reading, Writing and Study. The focus is on the 'space' around the books in the library, ...

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:46 PM

This is great. So many thoughts on libraries and their function and purpose. Love it.

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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 10:43 AM

#web2icm #CommunicationWB

Robert Kibaya's comment, September 9, 2013 10:46 AM
@harisha Surely it is and makes life easy
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:25 PM

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