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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Sir Ken Robinson, what’s in the school of your dreams? TED Blog

Sir Ken Robinson, what’s in the school of your dreams? TED Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Watch as four student reporters hand Sir Ken Robinson a “blank check” and say: Design a learning place of your dreams. It’s a three-part video series — and definitely do watch through to Part 3, where things get a little bit silly.

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Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy | IFLA

Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy | IFLA | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The changing media landscape and the rapid growth in information are affecting individuals and societies now more than ever. In order to succeed in this environment, and to resolve problems effectively in every facet of life, individuals, communities and nations should obtain a critical set of competencies to be able to seek, critically evaluate and create new information and knowledge in different forms using existing tools, and share these through various channels. This literacy creates new opportunities to improve quality of life. However, individuals, organizations, and societies have to address existing and emerging barriers and challenges to the free and effective use of information.

 

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Critical Thinking Skills - Poster

Critical Thinking Skills  - Poster | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A great poster to start the learning process - action verbs and discussion starters.


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , junewall
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Critical thinking, that is what our students need.

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The Future of School Libraries

This video was created for EDES 545 Information Technologies For Learning, as part of the Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning Masters.

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OZTL_NET: Australian Teacher Librarian Network

OZTL_NET: Australian Teacher Librarian Network | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The OZTL_NET Website - home of the Australian Teacher Librarian Network! The School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University has established this new community hub to provide tools, resources and connections for information professionals in Australian schools and beyond."

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Is school librarianship in crisis and should we be talking about it?

Is school librarianship in crisis and should we be talking about it? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

While teacher librarians and school library services continue to adapt to the needs of their students and school community in response to student learning needs, the future is not always rosy. We have been given comprehensive evidence that in Australia there is indeed a crisis in school librarianship, and that we need to be talking about it.

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Media and Information Literacy for teachers

Media and Information Literacy education is a recently-developed pedagogical approach that take into consideration the new cultures emerging from the Information Society. Some prefer the terms Media Education, News Literacy, Digital Literacy, Information Literacy, or 21st Century Literacies. Media Studies and Media Ecology researchers world-wide are also contributing to the development of these new educational initiatives.


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Медиа и информационная грамотность учителей

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Librarians Can Influence Schools Through Professional Development

NEKLS 2012 School Librarians' Workshop on Wednesday - Kristin Fontichiaro, professor of library studies at the University of Michigan, was the keynote speaker. She publishes regularly on School Library Monthly. Martha House shares the inspiration from the workshop.

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Education Rethink: 11 Reasons Teachers Aren't Using Technology

Does this list reflect what happens in your workplace?

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Why is information literacy important for technical writers? | RightMix Technologies

Why is information literacy important for technical writers? | RightMix Technologies | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Information literacy is the ability to understand the problem (we are trying to solve) and succinctly define the information need. It also includes the ability to identify the potential sources of information, and the ability to separate useful information from the data smog and the ability to synthesize the information that we find to solve the problem.

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Why You Need Your School Librarian | Kentucky Teacher

Why You Need Your School Librarian | Kentucky Teacher | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"School librarians have the resources, training and knowledge to help us make those meaningful connections between the Common Core Standards and our students’ interests and lives."

Kimberly Shearer, an English teacher at Boone County High School, was named the 2012 Teacher of the Year on Oct. 18, 2011.

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Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation

Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Why curate?  What is the value of curating for teachers? Really –what is the benefit of curating in terms of the learning goals – enduring understandings and 21st century skills for our students?

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Leading the Learning Revolution

Educators are increasingly using new media and digital technologies to teach and engage their 21st century students.

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How to use instagrok | search tool to support inquiry learning | Curriculum resource reviews

How to use instagrok | search tool to support inquiry learning | Curriculum resource reviews | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
instagrok is an educational search engine. This video is a quick tutorial of using the site.
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Everday inquiry and inquiry learning | inquiry learning & information ...

Everday inquiry and inquiry learning | inquiry learning & information ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Indeed, a teacher-librarian I interviewed recently called it 'an approach to life' (Lupton manuscript). Thus, inquiry learning as a pedagogy and curriculum design involves:

1) questioning frameworks

2) information literacy / information seeking processes

3) an action research cycle

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The Media Landscape In 28 Countries | Media & Information Literacy

The Media Landscape In 28 Countries | Media & Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Te steady convergence of print and broadcast media online is changing the information landscape in many countries, leaving policymakers to apply old standards and regulations to new technologies.

 

To help bridge the gap, the UIS has released new media statistics on the regulatory environment for radio, television and newspapers, based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators.

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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

What has to happen for school libraries to become relevant? If we want to connect with the latest generation of learners and teachers, we have to totally redesign the library from the vantage point of our users—our thinking has to do a 180-degree flip. In short, it’s time for school libraries to become a lot less like Microsoft and a lot more like Google. With this notion in mind, David Loertscher, collaborated with two colleagues, Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, Canadian educational consultants, to develop an idea called the school library learning commons.

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It's a No-Brainer: Use CCSS to Advocate You and Your Library ...

It's a No-Brainer: Use CCSS to Advocate You and Your Library ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A great article has been making the rounds on Twitter this week that relates to librarians and the CCSS: “Why You Need Your School Librarian,” written by Kentucky Teacher of the Year Kimberly Shearer.
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50 QR code resources for the classroom

50 QR code resources for the classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In the classroom, QR codes can be used in a variety of ways -- from conducting treasure hunts to creating modern CVs. A number of articles, tutorials and lesson plans designed to help educators.

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Common Sense and the Common Core

Common Sense and the Common Core | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Wendy shares the following about beginning to use the Common Core State Standards, "I do think there are things for school librarians to get excited about with the adoption of the Common Core. But it's not the new resources. It's opportunities for collaboration on the suggested range of research projects, small and large, a mandate to evaluate resources, use appropriate citation styles, integrate a range of types of text, and present work through multimedia and authentically produced products."


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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 tips for starting a technology revolution in your school...

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 tips for starting a technology revolution in your school... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

10 sensible suggestions from someone who started a technology revolution in their district. Some of the 10 tips have been learned the hard way, while others just happened to work out well.

 

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It's Time to Disrupt the System - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson -

It's Time to Disrupt the System - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Will Richardson, sums up 19 of his bold beliefs about education in exactly five minutes. His five minutes were not just inspiring, but a call to all educators to stop putting up road blocks and open up the classrooms and allow learning to become powerful and impact the world.

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School libraries take back seat in budget crisis - The State Journal-Register

School libraries take back seat in budget crisis - The State Journal-Register | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

“Quite often library programs, staffing or budgets are a target of budget cuts,” said Georgeann Burch, program coordinator for the K-12 librarian program at the graduate school of library and information science at the University of Illinois in Urbana. “Schools are struggling to balance budgets in large part because of the state’s mismanagement of funds. There have always been cuts in library programs -- partly because, when a librarian is doing a really great job, it’s sort of one of those invisible jobs.”

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Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Digital media is increasingly present in kids' formal and informal educational settings, becoming as common as pencils and notebooks were to their parents. Yet in many American classrooms and homes, these high-tech tools are severely limited or forbidden. Teachers and parents wonder: What are students doing with these technologies?

 

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