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A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind | Inside Higher Ed

A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind | Inside Higher Ed | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Libraries are Forever: E-Books & Print Books Can Coexist [infographic] | Daily Infographic

Libraries are Forever: E-Books & Print Books Can Coexist [infographic] | Daily Infographic | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
This infographic is about the battle (or lack of battle) between print and e-books! Take a look and you will become a better person!
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INFOhio IMatrix: A Tool to Enhance Deep, Rigorous Learning! | Teacher Librarian

INFOhio IMatrix: A Tool to Enhance Deep, Rigorous Learning! | Teacher Librarian | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
What keeps you up at night?  Educating students to be college and career ready? Incorporating inquiry into your teaching for the very first time?  Shifting
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#etmooc as an Example of Connected—Rhizomatic—Learning

#etmooc as an Example of Connected—Rhizomatic—Learning | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
If you’re discovering that your personal learning network is expanding wonderfully and unpredictably in an almost viny, plant-like manner, you’re already engaged in what Dave Cormier calls rhizomat...
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T4L Vision Document

T4L Vision Document | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Shout out to @T4LOntario for its doc that features why? + how? to transform library into learning commons #ptchat http://t.co/qSXsgETc

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Watch this website grow just like a true Learning Commons where everyone is learning from everyone else!

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Only a decade and a few years in, how can we fully describe the twenty-first century learner?
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New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost? : NPR

New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost? : NPR | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Almost the entire country has signed onto the Common Core Standards Initiative. The standards incorporate more nonfiction texts across all subjects to improve reading scores.
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Certainly something to think about..Just confirms the fact that school librarians are invaluable in choosing relevant nonfiction that supports the curriculum.  

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DAVID WHEELER: Have a question? Ask a librarian

DAVID WHEELER: Have a question? Ask a librarian | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
One of the most under-appreciated jobs in education is the school librarian. Where else can you get book recommendations for readers of all ages or help with writing an essay?
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What English classes should look like in Common Core era

What English classes should look like in Common Core era | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
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It's Not Just Story Time and Bookmobiles - Room for Debate

It's Not Just Story Time and Bookmobiles - Room for Debate | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
An old institution is incorporating new roles: as “makerspaces,” as centers of community publishing, and as digital learning labs. By Buffy Hamilton.
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Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2013 | Digital Book World

Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2013 | Digital Book World | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Seeing as though 2012 is just about over, we’ve gathered publishing experts to predict what extraordinary events are to come in book publishing in 2013.
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Steps to Becoming and Educator-Curator

Steps to Becoming and Educator-Curator | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
When I recently presented a workshop on Digital Tools for Content Curation I spent very little time discussing how to go about actually becoming a curator. Being a hands-on, roll your sleeves up an...

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10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End

10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Welcome to the deep of winter, the time when the nights are longest and you basically never want to get out of your warm bed. This is the perfect time to get sucked into a long, complicated relationship with a book series.

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MIT Students Debate the Value of iPads in the Classroom

MIT Students Debate the Value of iPads in the Classroom | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Technology adds not replaces to good teaching.

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Teacher Librarian Tips | American Libraries Magazine

Teacher Librarian Tips | American Libraries Magazine | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Tip #3: "Connect Learners: Twenty-first-century learning calls for communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. When school librarians connect students with other learners, teachers, and experts, they give students a chance to hone those skills."  All 10 tips are excellent but this is my favorite and why I became a school librarian.

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THE Journal January 2013

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DeKalb school administrator resigns after admitting he copied...

DeKalb school administrator resigns after admitting he copied... | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A DeKalb County school administrator who copied other people’s work in a report for which he was paid taxpayer money resigned nearly two weeks after admitting his infraction.
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Temple Grandin: The Varieties of Autistic Thought | American Libraries Magazine

Temple Grandin: The Varieties of Autistic Thought | American Libraries Magazine | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Erin Scott By Jennie Rose In his new book To Sell is Human, author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in th
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Click-Happy with Bookmarklets and Extensions | ALA TechSource

Click-Happy with Bookmarklets and Extensions | ALA TechSource | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

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'Dramatic' Increase in Reading Needed for Common Core, Guides Say

'Dramatic' Increase in Reading Needed for Common Core, Guides Say | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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School Librarians are needed more than ever to assist both students and teachers alike in choosing both fiction and nonfiction!

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Four tools for determining web cred — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Four tools for determining web cred — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
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The Top 10 Books In The World - Edudemic

The Top 10 Books In The World - Edudemic | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Being a bestseller obviously means the book is widely popular- but just how popular? These are the top 10 books in the world.
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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... (RT @carinapierce: What do the school library and teacher librarian have to offer?

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:57 PM

Very exciting times for school library Learning Commons....

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Build a positive digital footpring

Build a positive digital footpring | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

Building a positive digital footprint is easy.  Just use these four steps to showcase your online presence, stay safe and act ethically in our digital environment.  Be proud and put your best digital foot forward.


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This simple but important message needs to be shared with teachers, students and parents in every school. Teacher librarians should lead this discussion and provide instruction in the Learning Commons.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 7, 2013 11:28 AM

This simple but important message needs to be shared with teachers, students and parents in every school. Teacher librarians should lead this discussion and provide instruction in the Learning Commons.

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:51 AM

An excellent way to launch a digital citizenship unit