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Five-Minute Film Festival: Learn to Use Web 2.0 Tools

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learn to Use Web 2.0 Tools | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

While many of you may be heading for the beach this week, it won't be long before you're ready to start exploring some new tools to help your students be better creators and collaborators when you go back to school in the fall. This week we published a new video on Nicole Dalesio, a fifth-grade teacher who uses all kinds of free technology tools in her class to keep her kids engaged, and it inspired me to go hunt down the best tutorials for all these great, free Web 2.0 tools. Did I mention most of them are free?


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Pat Parungao is the 2012 Recipient of the Ken Haycock Professional

Pat is currently a teacher-librarian at Gladstone Secondary in Vancouver and previously originated the role of Teacher-Librarian Consultant for the Vancouver School Board. Pat is an exceptional teacher-librarian and is a ...
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Learning to Inquire - Innovations for Deeper Teaching and Learning | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Gr8 Vid on Inquiry-based learning - Learning to Inquire - Innovations for Deeper Teaching and Learning | (CEA) http://t.co/PlWWeK8a...
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Our own Creative Commons « NeverEndingSearch

Our own Creative Commons « NeverEndingSearch | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Creative commons/learning commons http://t.co/IBnymIBU...
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10 Current School Facility Features that are Obsolete

10 Current School Facility Features that are Obsolete | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In a modern school a library should be more of a learning commons able to support a variety of student activities as they learn to access and evaluate information. Books have their place but they are not the end-all of libraries.
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Cybersecurity education should start early

Cybersecurity education should start early | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Students ought to be taught cybersecurity knowhow as soon as tech is introduced to them, and such courses should be holistic to include ethical and societal impacts, observers say.

 

Read more:

http://www.zdnetasia.com/cybersecurity-education-should-start-early-62305154.htm

 


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The Busy Librarian: PLN Starter Kit.

The Busy Librarian: PLN Starter Kit. | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You will be contributing to a collaborative effort that serve as a rich resource for newly appointed teacher librarians and tech educators as well as all those with years of experience who continue to seek professional growth.
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The need to shift and widen school library advocacy efforts - Gary Hartzell

For more than twenty years, school librarians have focused the largest portion of their advocacy efforts on individual principals, superintendents, and board members, struggling to convince them that libraries should be integral and institutionalized elements of K-12 education. It hasn’t worked.


Libraries and librarians remain frighteningly vulnerable to cuts, even elimination, in schools everywhere. These individualized field-based advocacy efforts may have forestalled greater disaster, but they have not and cannot by themselves make libraries and librarians secure in our schools.


To do that librarians need to widen their advocacy efforts and give priority to two new targets: (1) the educational administration (Ed Ad) professors who shape beginning administrators’ perceptions and values and (2) the professional associations that have a powerful influence on how administrators approach their work challenges once they are in the field. In effect, this widening represents a shift from battling for current school leaders’ support to preemptively conditioning the next generation of administrators to support libraries as they take up their new responsibilities.


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School Library or Learning Commons: What's in a Name? | Connect!

School Library or Learning Commons: What's in a Name? | Connect! | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Like Calgary Science School, a learning commons has the doors wide open, and the lid off. To me as a professional, a school library has never meant, “just books”- it has always been a gathering of resources, services and spaces for people, ...


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BYOT? Bring it on

BYOT? Bring it on | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

An international forum for all schools seeking to make the best use of BYOT.

 

This blog is provided courtesy of Mal Lee (Australia), Martin Levins (Australia), Chris Hubbard (US), and Terry Freedman (UK).

The four us have worked together in researching the ACER Press publication – Bring Your Own Technology – the first concerted international analysis of schools and education authorities facilitating the students’ use of their personal suite of digital technologies in the classroom.


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Student Reflections on Inquiry, Choice, Participatory Learning, Information, and Digital Literacy | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today

Student Reflections on Inquiry, Choice, Participatory Learning, Information, and Digital Literacy | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Last week, we held a large group share/think/brain dump/reflect session with our Media 21 students over a series of four days after students completed initial written self-assessment and summative ...
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Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library | The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adu...

Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library | The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adu... | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The Learning Commons integrates the new and the old in a seamless physical and virtual space in which all formats...
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What's In It for Me? How Administrators & Teachers Benefit from Sch...

Keith Curry Lance slideshare presentation 'How Administrators & Teachers Benefit from Strong School Library Programs' based on results from recent school library impact studies conducted in Indiana, Idaho and Pennsylvania. (10 April 2012)


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Research & Policy | MediaSmarts | 21 century Learning Commons

Research & Policy | MediaSmarts | 21 century Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Media Awareness has a new website called Mediasmarts.  Check out some summer reading with their 2011 research reports on students and teachers living in a wired world!
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Pew Internet Releases New Report: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books” |

Pew Internet Releases New Report: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books” | | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Pew Internet is out with a NEW report that focuses solely on library patron (public library patrons to be specific) usage of ebooks and some related issues. Kudos to Pew for the broad picture since libraries are about more than ebooks.The report runs 80 pages.

Direct to Full Text Report: Libraries, patrons, and e-books


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Graphic Inquiry: Dynamic Differentiation and Digital Age Learning

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Graphic Inquiry: Dynamic Differentiation and Digital Age Learning via Annette Lamb #ISTE12 http://t.co/PDhp74W0...
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The Sounds of Learning in the 21st Century Library

The Sounds of Learning in the 21st Century Library | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The traditional work of libraries and librarians continues in the 21st century … helping people get the information they need.  What has changed are the tools librarians use, the emphasis on...

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Inquiry Based Learning at Calgary Science School

Inquiry Based Learning at Calgary Science School | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
We loved our visit to the Calgary Science School last month as part of the Connected Ed conference  and were most excited to see  inquiry based learning in action. We thought that CSS is such an ...
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Canada's History - Young Citizens

Canada's History - Young Citizens | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Check out the New Young Citizens Program being run by Canada's History for videographers. 


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Concept driven learning… « What Ed Said

Concept driven learning… « What Ed Said | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
tags: #pypchat, collaboration, concept based curriculum, creativity, inquiry learning, learning principles, PYP concepts, questioning, toondoo, unit of inquiry, visible thinking. Some 'big ideas' about concept driven learning: ...
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Critical reading for School leaders on the impact of school libraries on learning

Rutgers University Center for International scholarship in school libraries has  released the second part of their research into the impact of school libraries on learning.  Critical reading for school leaders


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Unglue.it: crowdfunding ebooks ... - Blogs - School Library Journal

Unglue.it: crowdfunding ebooks ... - Blogs - School Library Journal | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

The crowdfunding of books is a new type of cause and it may allow us in libraries to ensure that unglued books reach broad audiences. ...


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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong.
Hear me out. I know this statement sounds heretical in the realms of education, but I think this is something we should rethink, especially since it is so widely taught to pre-service teachers. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong. Here’s why..."

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Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @kjamesa: Considering a Learning Commons?
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