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Joint Project IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers Section and International Association of School Librarianship | IFLA

Joint Project IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers Section and International Association of School Librarianship | IFLA | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The Joint Committee of the IFLA Section of SLRC and IASL is delighted to announce that the Joint Committee has been awarded funding by the Professional Committee of IFLA for year one of a two-year project to develop a module of training materials for school library advocacy titled "School Libraries on the Agenda."

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School Library Month April 2012 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Month April 2012 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career.

 

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Libraries in Action! School library leaders featured each month.

Libraries in Action! School library leaders featured each month. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A new feature on CDE's Highly Effective School Library web page is that each month, there will be featured school libraries of the month. Now, you can see what different school library leaders are doing.
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Inquiry-based Learning: Explanation

Inquiry-based Learning: Explanation | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Inquiry" is defined as "a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge -- seeking information by questioning." Individuals carry on the process of inquiry from the time they are born until they die. ...  Unfortunately, our traditional educational system has worked in a way that discourages the natural process of inquiry. Students become less prone to ask questions as they move through the grade levels. In traditional schools, students learn not to ask too many questions, instead to listen and repeat the expected answers."


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New IFLA Media and Information Literacy Recommendations | IFLA

New IFLA Media and Information Literacy Recommendations | IFLA | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In cooperation with UNESCO's Information for All Programme (IFAP), the IFLA Information Literacy Section has formulated new IFLA Media and Information Literacy Recommendations.

 

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Rubric Descriptors for Information Literacy/NETS Benchmarks

Rubric Descriptors for Information Literacy/NETS Benchmarks | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Being that the class I developed at my school called Technology Skills for the 21st Century Learner is built on most of the NETS standards and benchmarks, I thought I would share all the descriptors here I’ve written for those strands: Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration; Digital Citizenship, and Technology Operations and Concepts. I also assess the Research and Information Fluency strand a couple of times, but that is done through student reflection, not a rubric. I’ve removed the descriptors from the context of the original project rubrics in order to present them under each NETS standard. Feel free to use any of them and redevelop them for your purposes.

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Our school library - AASL Advocacy Tip of the Day

First, try to say “our school library” or “your [meaning the students'] library,” rather than “MY library,” which sounds like the space and resources belong to the librarian. However, keep emphasizing that YOU as the librarian are ...
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Information literacy: the work of librarians past and present | Reading, Writing, Research

Information literacy: the work of librarians past and present | Reading, Writing, Research | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
More information is available than most people can imagine. That's nothing new. Librarians have always shown people how to find it, evaluate it, and use it. Finding particular information and knowing how to evaluate its reliability is as difficult as ever.
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With the encyclopedia dying, Wikipedia is slowly gaining ground in education

With the encyclopedia dying, Wikipedia is slowly gaining ground in education | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

After 244 years of printing encyclopedias, Encyclopaedia Britannica has decided to focus all of its attention on its digital information and kill off the creation of physical books.

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The Phantom Bloggess: Is Librarianship a dying occupation?

The Phantom Bloggess: Is Librarianship a dying occupation? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I've long been aware of the pressure on school libraries - particularly in the UK - to close, and thus release "resources" (read "money") for IT.. Check out this article on The Times Higher Education website (formerly the Times ...
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Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series) | Edutopia

By cultivating strong school leadership, committing to ongoing professional development, and exploring innovative models like its tech-infused Future Schools, Singapore has become one of the top-scoring countries on the PISA tests.
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103 Resources For Becoming a Pinterest Expert

If you’re hungry for learning and becoming more knowledgeable about Pinterest, then this organization of articles can help. Included here are 103 articles to guide your way through Pinterest, as well as some similar spin-offs.
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Students Should Not Abandon Print - New York Times

Students Should Not Abandon Print - New York Times | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Students Should Not Abandon Print - Britannica's decision to go out of print establishes a precedent that will affect school libraries.

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One-to-one: Bring your own device revolution

This bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach raises many questions, in addition
to promising many benefits. How do you know if such a policy will work for your
school? What do you do about kids who don’t have devices? Will teachers accept
this change in their classrooms? Is your broadband service strong enough? If not,
can you afford to upgrade? In other words, how can you best put such a program
into place? convergemag talked to school administrators and technical officers to find out the best practices they have learned from their BYOD implementations. Their
advice is gathered here, along with checklists to help guide you on the path
to BYOD.

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The Candid Librarian: Advocacy

The Candid Librarian: Advocacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
But is that really advocacy? I think it is, because I tend to believe that if you have a program that others in your school see as valuable, than you are advocating for yourself. Your program should speak for itself.
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The KYVL for Kids Research Portal - How to do research Home Base

The Kentucky Virtual Library presents ... how to do research

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NY Schools Need School Librarians

This video features three leaders in the school library field who speak to the importance of certified school librarians in New York schools.
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USA | “Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills

USA | “Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

USA | If you have not sat down yet with your downloaded copy of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with a highlighter in your hand, it’s time. And if you have, it’s time to read it again and for all of us to change our vocabulary. School librarians teach Common Core skills.

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13 ways Twitter can be used in the classroom by Jacqui Murray

13 ways Twitter can be used in the classroom by Jacqui Murray | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Jacqui Murray shares some ideas on how Twitter can be used in any classroom.

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Is curation the new search? Seven tools for selecting & aggregating a variety of media and resources,

Is curation the new search? Seven tools for selecting & aggregating a variety of media and resources, | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Curation tools present an exciting new genre of search tool--strategies for scanning the real-time environment, as well as opportunities for evaluating quality and relevance in emerging information landscapes.

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Using Pinterest in school libraries | Sarah Ludwig

Using Pinterest in school libraries | Sarah Ludwig | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As you can see, I’m gearing my library Pinterest page toward students. Why? Because I think students might be more likely to use the site? Maybe, although most of the people I’ve seen using the site are adults… it’s mostly because right now, I’m reaching out to faculty in other ways — largely through email and scoop.it, when it comes to virtual outreach. I’ve advertised the page to faculty, who may find items of interest on it, but my “collection development policy” is to curate materials of interest to our middle and upper school students.

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Elementary Research Models | Teaching Units for primary schools

Elementary Research Models | Teaching Units for primary schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A set of classroom teaching units across key learning areas for elementary / primary school.

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Public libraries – is the worst yet to come?

CILIP's survey of public library authorities in England, Wales and Northern IrelandOver 2,000 staff posts have been removed and 3,000 opening hours a week cut from public library services, the Chartered Institute of Library & Information...
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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities

 

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Online books taking hold in schools - TheHerald

Online books taking hold in schools - TheHerald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Online books taking hold in schools - No longer are school libraries simply places for students to check out books, said Diana Freeman, executive director of instructional technology and library media services for Johnston.

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