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New School Library Statistics Available in AASL’s School Libraries Count! 2012 Report

New School Library Statistics Available in AASL’s School Libraries Count! 2012 Report | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it

According to trend data collected by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), library staffing , expenditures and physical usage remains consistent with 2011 results. The data also indicates connectivity to the school library continues to rise through increased networked computers in the school as well as remote access to school library databases. Data was collected as part of AASL’s national longitudinal survey, School Libraries Count! (SLC), conducted yearly since 2007.


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Free "Read Question Think" Posters for Kids - A Mighty Girl

Free "Read Question Think" Posters for Kids - A Mighty Girl | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
Author Andrea Beaty has created a series of free downloadable 11" x 17" posters featuring characters from her bestselling series of books, which celebrate science, reading, and critical thinking! These posters were created in support of the March for Science, and encourage kids to remember that all citizens -- astronauts, engineers, and architects, but also each and every one of us -- need to be informed and think critically to create a better world for all of us.

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MediaMe: spotlight on kids' media literacy - Crinkling News

MediaMe: spotlight on kids' media literacy - Crinkling News | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
Good news, fake news, bad views? Kids choose at first media literacy conference.
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HOME | Building Your Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments | NCTA

HOME | Building Your Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments | NCTA | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
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5 Ways Any School Can Be A 21st Century School

5 Ways Any School Can Be A 21st Century School | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
5 Ways Any School Can Be A 21st Century School
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Cardboard Whirligig using Stop Motion

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t's an object that spins or whirls through some form of kinetic energy transfer. Weather vanes and pinwheels  are whirligigs since they move in the wind. The history of whirligigs can be traced back over a thousand years. In the US colonial days, whirligigs evolved into more complicated designs and are considered an art form (folk art).

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SCIS | Read, respond, celebrate: engaging with the CBCA short list

Josephine Laretive suggests ways to explore the CBCA's short list, providing students with rich learning experiences.
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Combining samples of student work with rubrics

Combining samples of student work with rubrics | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
Teachers in any classroom can use samples of work in addition to assessment rubrics to create opportunities for students to evaluate, improve and take ownership of their own learning, explains educator Elizabeth King in our latest reader submission.
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STEM lesson plans & hands-on activities | Microsoft Education

STEM lesson plans & hands-on activities | Microsoft Education | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
Enrich science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lessons with Microsoft STEM resources for Office 365 developed by teachers.
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Library Reports as Infographics

Library Reports as Infographics | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
For those of us in school and academic libraries, the end of the semester and school year is a time for reflection and...reporting (womp womp). Rather than send out the same old charts, graphs, and narrative reports, why not turn a chore into an exercise in graphic design? It's a great opportunity to learn a…
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Matlida – 29 years young!

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Matilda by Roald Dahl will turn 30 next year, a fact I accidentally discovered as I was organising the items for the book display in our school library. We had several versions of the book with dif…
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Kindergarten Book Week Bunting

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Four Kindergarten classes visit the Library each week, we share a story and the children have time to browse, borrow and enjoy the books. During Term 3 the classes were introduced to Children’…
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Referencing Guide

Referencing Guide | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
Modified reference guide in APA format. Target Primary, Elementary students. How to write a reference, bibliography.
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9 Essential Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

9 Essential  Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 26, 2:35 AM
Will be making sure I brush up on my digital skills in order to support every teacher who does not have time to and wants support. 
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What are 21st century skills?

What are 21st century skills? | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills lists three types:
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CBCA Book Week – Escape to Everywhere displays

CBCA Book Week – Escape to Everywhere displays | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
The CBCA Book Week theme Escape to Everywhere has encouraged a lot of discussion with children about what happens when we read, how do we escape with a book, and what are the books we love to escap…
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Creating a Community of Readers

ASLA 2017 Conference Challenge to Change 13-14 July, Sydney, Australia
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School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change

School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
Last spring at the #GoOpen Exchange, I had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion with district leaders on approaches to curating openly licensed educational resources. Leaders from #GoOpen…

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 17, 1:20 PM
Understanding what a librarian does can open doors to specialism and understanding. Beneficial collaboration for all. 
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Augmented and Virtual Reality

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A page to provide tips, tricks, tools, apps, and best practices for the use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom.
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Visual Literacy using the CBCA Short list Picture Books

Visual Literacy using the CBCA Short list Picture Books | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
The CBCA Short List Picture Books provide many opportunities to explore and engage with quality literature. This term Year 5 will explore the short list books in relation to visual literacy or R…
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 12, 2:13 AM
Great ideas for any book award 
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Step Inside the Character – exploring the Shortlist using Thinking Routines

Step Inside the Character – exploring the Shortlist using Thinking Routines | School Library Matters of Interest | Scoop.it
At the start of Term 3, Year 1 were introduced to the Children’s Book Week shortlist. Over the next few weeks we read, discussed and responded to the Early Childhood shortlist picture books. Read, …
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Reading Australia

Reading Australia provides teaching resources for Australia's greatest literature and it's all mapped to the Australian Curriculum. Register for free today!
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