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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.

 

School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:39 AM

El rol del bibliotecario/a en el aprendizaje digital.

Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, January 1, 2014 7:27 PM

In 2013 I learned about Maker Projects and Student-created information. Wonder what will emerge in 2014?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:06 AM
Why school librarians are critical to digital learning
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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:07 PM

Lots of great ideas here! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:36 PM

Awesome thoughts on creating reading events in your learning commons.

Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:26 AM

Как создать культуру чтения?

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Neil Gaiman Reading Agency lecture 2013

On 14 October Neil Gaiman delivered our second annual lecture at the Barbican Centre. To read the full transcript visit http://readingagency.org.uk/news/blog...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Neil Gaiman is amazing. If you do nothing else today you MUST listen to this...

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Neil Gaiman is amazing!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:46 PM

Love this. As our district goes more and more toward leveling -- I love the encouragement to let them read what they want to read.

 

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How do you view the library? (It's a matter of perception) - presentation to Curriculum Committee

How do you view the library? (It's a matter of perception) - presentation to Curriculum Committee | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
This week I did a 10 minute presentation to the Curriculum Committee. Our involvement with the faculties varies so it's always a good idea to remind faculty heads about how teacher librarians can s...

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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:06 PM

Learn how to use advanced search in Google search to find primary resources for projects.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:00 PM

Nice reminder of resources we could be using.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:08 PM

Nice video tutorial on using Google News to search and select primary sources.

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Fake Cancer Study Spotlights Bogus Science Journals

Fake Cancer Study Spotlights Bogus Science Journals | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A fake cancer study spoofed hundreds of shoddy science journals, despite obvious errors.
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What's New With Libraries And Ebooks? In Conversation With The American Library Association

What's New With Libraries And Ebooks? In Conversation With The American Library Association | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A little over a year ago, when I started blogging for Forbes about digital publishing, librarians were up in arms over the issue of ebooks*. Several of the largest U.S.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:05 AM

I would love these issues to get sorted. School libraries and public libraries need to loan ebooks 

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Doug Johnson Website - dougwri - What Gets Measured Gets Done

Doug Johnson Website - dougwri - What Gets Measured Gets Done | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
What Gets Measured Gets Done: The Importance of Evaluating Your Library Media Program
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:44 PM

Nice report about looking at your goals and looking back at what you have achieved. I feel very jealous of librarians who have support from senior management. That is one of my goals :) 

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School Libraries and The Digital Backpack | LibGuide for digital citizenship

School librarians are uniquely positioned to collaborate with teachers to infuse technology to support learning, assessment and curriculum within a collaborative learning environment. Teacher-librarians are connected to current research and can assist with best-practice in effective technology implementation.


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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:44 PM

Lots more valuable resources and tips on the Leading and Learning site plus  a direct link to the Digital Backpack http://www.flipsnack.com/5778E5F569B/fzji6pp1

 

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:06 AM

No mundo digital, é preciosa a diferença que faz a biblioteca escolar atualizada, com profissionais qualificados, e uma cultura de colaboração para a aprendizagem.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:49 AM

Resources for implementing digital citizenship in your school.

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School Librarians As Facilitators of Learning

Keynote speech by David Lankes, with excellent examples of what school librarians do, and why.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:29 AM

Saved for viewing later.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:04 PM

Very good lecture on the role of teacher librarians as facilitators of learning.

Donna Presz's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:53 AM

Thank you for making this simple. 

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LibGuides: The Next Generation!

LibGuides: The Next Generation! | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
2007 2013 It's been 6 years since LibGuides was first released and oh, my, what a ride it's been! Almost 4,000 live sites, 55,000+ librarians using it, hundreds of millions of page views every mont...
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Love my LibGuides and excited about the upcoming improvements!

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Too many teachers are still afraid to use Wikipedia in the Classroom. I'm here to right that wrong and show educators how they can use it responsibly.
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As school librarians we can be valuable in navigating this very appropriate topic.

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Content Curation Not an Option in Schools: Librarians To Lead the Change

Content Curation Not an Option in Schools: Librarians To Lead the Change | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

"School librarians can use curation as a tool to position themselves as information and communication authorities and information professionals."


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Luis Alberto Velasco's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:57 AM

Estamos evolucionando

Kathy Schrock's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:00 PM

Librarians have been doing this for years, but now have many tools to pick from!

Angel Somers's curator insight, February 2, 2014 1:31 PM

LIbrarians are natural curators! It's what we do, so it makes sense that we should take the initiative to promot curation as a valuable skill for both our colleagues and our students.

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What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age?

What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age? | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Paper books are still very ubiquitous and a very important learning tool. The same is true for paper magazines.

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Designing Media-Based Assignments

Designing Media-Based Assignments | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:50 PM

Fantastic website from Notre Dame helps instructors (and students) design effective media-based assignments. Great examples and how-tos for inspiration.

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:37 AM

Wow denna sida var sååå bra. Jag förlorade mig själv på denna sidan idag! :))) 

brendasherry's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:58 AM

Awesome collection of ideas and exemplars...

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 AM

It is important to take librarians into account when thinking about PBL and inquiry learning where working with information is in a important part! Collaboration is the key!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:05 PM

Collaboration is the key!

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:55 PM

Well, are they? Twentyfirst century school librarians know stuff.

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Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 13, 2013 1:50 AM

Excellent advocacy video, loved it! :-)

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:00 AM

Love this! Some day soon UK school librarians will produce something like this I hope. 

Nancy E Radler's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:48 PM

The next time someone asks you what you do as a school librarian, show them this video.

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The Government Shutdown and Libraries

The Government Shutdown and Libraries | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

Source: http://j.mp/19leWtz Because the US Congress failed to pass an appropriations bill on September 30, government offices and services that are deemed nonessential have shut down. Ars Technica has a chart of which federal websites are available and which aren’t, while Quartz.com explains the seeming arbitrariness of the website shutdowns. Here’s a snapshot of how the library community is affected until the budget situation is resolved


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:09 AM
How the library community is affected in the US
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Assessing Information Literacy Skills with TRAILS and ResearchReady | EasyBib Blog

Assessing Information Literacy Skills with TRAILS and ResearchReady | EasyBib Blog | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

Traditionally, educators have assessed their students’ information literacy skills through reading their papers and grading their research projects. But as more educators are seeing the benefits of formative assessmentand there is less time to assign research projects, many educators are turning to other means of evaluating the research skills students need to succeed.

Many educators have found that TRAILS is a great way to assess student understanding of important research skills. TRAILS is a freely available assessment platform created by Kent State University Libraries. These assessments are aligned with both Common Core State Standards and American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The assessment content covers research skills for students in grades 3, 6, 9 and 12.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:27 AM

Does anything like this exist for the UK students?

EasyBibEducation's comment, September 24, 2013 12:55 PM
Hi Elizabeth. We worked with schools in the UK! My name is Jenny Kessman and I'm a marketing associate here at EasyBib. Feel free to email me at Jennifer@imagineeasy.com if you want to find out more information :)
Anita Vance's curator insight, October 27, 2013 11:59 AM

My experience withTRAILS was outstanding.  The results of the assessments helped to drive curriculum development to target areas of student response.  The assessment improved our team approach to research skill development and solidified awareness of key components for ethical and productive strategies.

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What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC

What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:52 AM

"As we work to build twenty-first learning skills...collaboration, creation and communication we need to look at how we can support this by creating an environment that meets that need.  The Learning Commons concept takes libraries that one step further to support digital students and learning."

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, August 3, 2013 7:13 AM

Learning commons is  a good concept to widen school libraries and library practices towards collaborative learning.

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Follett, Hachette Book Group Partner to Distribute Children’s Ebooks | eSchool News

Follett, Hachette Book Group Partner to Distribute Children’s Ebooks | eSchool News | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Agreement Expands Follett’s Leading Position in Ebook Content, Technology for Schools MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 8, 2013 – Follett today announced a partnership
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8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg

8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
If you want to know how to explore Project Gutenberg more effectively and get books faster - here is a bunch of tips & tricks for your convenience.

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Suzanne Smith's curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:35 AM

Download PG books, search more efficiently for vintage images...this article helps you get the most out of an amazing resource.

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Embedded Librarian 101: How to Get Started

Embedded Librarian 101: How to Get Started | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

As librarians, we can’t wait for students to ask us questions. We know that! That’s why we’ve had “virtual” reference services since the early 2000′s. But it’s simply not enough to have an online presence. The key is being online where the students are. For most universities, this means the learning management system.


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Why Kids Must Be Taught Digital Manners Infographic

Why Kids Must Be Taught Digital Manners Infographic | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

Teaching students the importance of having and using manners is nothing new to teachers. However, what has changed is the type of etiquette kids needs today—namely, the digital kind. True, please, thank you and excuse me are still significant, but in addition to these basics, students growing up in this ever-connected, social media crazed world require much more. Concepts such as online privacy, sharing and creating a positive digital footprint through the demonstration of responsible online behaviors are just as vital.


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Tim Hopper's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:52 AM

Why schools need to lead in the use of digital technologies, not be dragged  reluctantly into the 21st century.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 31, 2013 4:17 PM

Thanks to Jaime Forshey for sharing this infographic addressing digital manners.  It is a great example of connecting infographics to digital citizenship. 

RitaZ's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:20 AM

Most valuable reminders in today's practical world.