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E-book Nation [Infographic] Books vs e-book | each has a place

E-book Nation [Infographic] Books vs e-book | each has a place | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This infographic from Online Universities shows how ebooks have penetrated U.S. reading habits and book culture in relatively short time periods. With the advent of iBooks Author and other stellar applications for creating beautiful interactive books, who knows where we'll go from here?

 

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E-Readers Help Readers Read More Books

E-Readers Help Readers Read More Books | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

If you’ve always wanted to know in what format readers prefer to read their books—print or digital—we have the answer: people prefer ebooks to printed when they want speedy accessibility and portability; however, adults prefer the printed book when reading to children or discussing publications with other people.

 

Ebooks are finding their place in readers’ lives as e-readers become more dominant in society. People are reading ebooks more often for many reasons: for pleasure, for research, for news, and for work or school.

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Boring school libraries? Not any more - Abu Dhabi

Boring school libraries? Not any more - Abu Dhabi | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Boring school libraries? Not any moreThe NationalThe "least-visited facilities" in Abu Dhabi's government schools are being converted into Learning Resource Centres, where children will go for classes, activities and research.
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The right to read and write - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The right to read and write - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
What you're doing right now – reading and understanding these words – is difficult if not impossible for a staggering number of Australians.
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National Year of Reading activites and resources for schools

Classroom units of work linked to the NYR 2012 picture book, plus resource lists and other activities designed to help students enjoy the national year of reading.

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Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School

Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Principals should not only be reading current research and resources about best practices in education, they should be reading children's books as well as reading for pleasure. With children's literature, I read the ...
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Library Advocate.: Big Eye Reader Mini-Bookmarks

Library Advocate.: Big Eye Reader Mini-Bookmarks | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Entertain young readers with fun mini-bookmarks that feature Big Eye Reader characters. The bookmarks are available through the California Campaign for Strong School Libraries, a project of the CSLA Foundation.
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Reading to children has 'long impact' according to OECD's PISA study

Reading to children has 'long impact' according to OECD's PISA study | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Children whose parents frequently read with them in their first year of school are still showing the benefit when they are 15. This PISA study examined the long-term impact of parental support on literacy and found, discounting social differences,  children with early support remained ahead in reading, with resuolts showing a strong link between teenage reading skills and early parental help. Analysis of PISA data "based on teenagers in 14 developed countries, found that active parental involvement at the beginning of school was a significant trigger for developing children's reading skills that would carry through until they were teenagers. On average, teenagers whose parents had helped with reading at the beginning of school were six months ahead in reading levels at the age of 15."

The report stated "that parents did not have to be particularly well-educated themselves for this impact to be achieved. What was important was that parents read books regularly with their children - such as several times a week - and that they talked about what they were reading together."

A summary of the results of this study are published in the OECD PISA In Focus 10 newsletter at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/1/49012097.pdf.

Teacher librarians in primary schools should be utilising results from studies such as these to connect with parents of those students entering Kindergarten in Term 1 of 2012. Such findings can be used to encourage a strong relationship between the TL and school library and Kindy kids (and their parents) at the very beginning of the school year. Consider writing a short column in your school's first newsletter of the year to parents about the importance of reading being reinforced at school and the home and promote the idea of the TL building a strong partnership with parents to support student acheivement.


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A light on the literary horizon - Sydney Morning Herald

A light on the literary horizon - Sydney Morning Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Australian libraries and library associations are behind the Love2Read campaign, a plan to get everyone to appreciate the benefits and value of reading; to establish a reading culture in every home...


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Libraries help to make Australia a nation of readers but literacy levels are still startling low

Libraries help to make Australia a nation of readers but literacy levels are still startling low | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The alarming 2006 ABS statistic that just under half (46%) of adult Australians cannot confidently read newspapers, follow a recipe, make sense of timetables, or understand the instructions on a medicine bottle, was a motivator for Australian libraries to found the National Year of Reading.

 

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How can reading lists be effective information literacy tools (LILAC12)

Talis Education and Robert Gordon University deliver a pre-conference presentation and workshop at LILAC12.

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Prime minister Julia Gillard launches the National Year of Reading in Canberra

On 14 February 2012 and throughout the week, there were celebrations all around Australia to welcome the start of the National Year of Reading. There was enormous support from the media, VIPs, celebrities and all three levels of government, with the Prime Minister, Australian Government Arts Minister and School Education Minister, Premiers, state and territory Arts and Education Ministers, federal and state/territory MPs, Lord Mayors, Mayors and Councillors all attending campaign launch events.
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Lending E-Readers in the School Library (Part II: Planning) |

Lending E-Readers in the School Library (Part II: Planning) | | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It's also an option to circulate the e-readers within the school. I've spoken with a fellow school librarian who had to go this route due to internet filtering rules in their district. It wouldn't hurt to look into this with your school ...
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Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-books - STLtoday.com

Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-books - STLtoday.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Schools are turning heads and pages with their e-booksSTLtoday.comLindbergh is not the only district to turn the page into this new chapter — the popularity of e-books in school libraries has exploded in the last few years, especially among...
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A Principal's Reflections: It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections: It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As we continue to move even further into the 21st Century, technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. As a father, this principal sees this firsthand with his son, who is in first grade. The gift he wanted the most this past Christmas was an iPod Touch, which Santa was kind enough to bring him. Then there is his younger sister who will regularly ask to use his iPad so she can either care for her virtual horse or dress Barbies in creative ways. As he downloads all of the apps on these devices, the majority of their time is spent engaged in games that require thought, creativity, and sometimes collaboration. His point is that many children across the world have access to, and are using, technology outside of school in a variety of ways. Not only do many have access, but also older children possess their own devices (cell phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc.).

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Apps take e-books beyond mere reading

Apps take e-books beyond mere reading | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"For good and for bad, apps and enhanced e-books -- loaded with audio, video and games -- are changing the definition of what a book is."


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Why Picture Books Are Important by Christopher Cheng

Why Picture Books Are Important by Christopher Cheng | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Picture Books – they are the cycle of life and can last for the whole of a person’s life. From the moment a baby is hatched they start sensing their world.


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something to learn from bookish Ontario - Montreal Gazette

something to learn from bookish Ontario - Montreal Gazette | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
something to learn from bookish OntarioMontreal GazetteTo be sure, the schools teach kids how to read and require book reports, and the provincial government's "Action Plan on Reading" is beefing up our thin school libraries.
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