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New Libraries are Forever: eBooks and Print Books Coexist ...

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Libraries are Forever: eBooks and Print Books Coexist ... innovation in libraries. He has visited hundreds of libraries in many different countries and is uniquely positioned to spark ideas and insights to the listeners of this blog.
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Google academy helps Barrow teacher-librarian to create global educator network - Online Athens

Google academy helps Barrow teacher-librarian to create global educator network Online Athens Last month, the Barrow Elementary School teacher and librarian was at the Google Teacher Academy in Atlanta, one of just 35 picked for the two-day school...
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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood...
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Check out this study of the way children use computers in two  libraries in two very different communities.

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SF public school libraries don’t go by the book

SF public school libraries don’t go by the book | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
If you asked San Francisco teacher-librarian Lisa Bishop, she could write a book on the importance of public schools staffing full-time librarians. Though considered by...
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"Though considered by many to be a staple in a child's education, full-time librarians are being hired by fewer and fewer public schools in California each year for at least the past decade."

But San Francisco is an exception!

 

But San Francisco is the rare exception. The City not only increased its teacher-librarians over the past decade, but it's about to employ a record-high number of such librarians in the coming school year.Over the past decade, The City not only increased its number of teacher-librarians -- who require special credentials to earn that title -- but it's about to employ a record number of such librarians in the coming school year.

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."

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"Case in point: Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. When librarian Joan Ackroyd arrived there four years ago, she found an environment very different from the “engaging, creative, fun” elementary and middle school libraries to which she was accustomed. “Its library was none of those things,” she recalls. “It was a traditional, quiet research space.”

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 21, 7:13 AM

This is definitely remaining current. Very inspiring! 

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Jonathan Wylie - Google+

Jonathan Wylie - Google+ | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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Thorough preview of this new classroom/library platform.

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Why You Need to Pay Attention to the Video Game Industry (In Case You Weren't Already)

Why You Need to Pay Attention to the Video Game Industry (In Case You Weren't Already) | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 13, 10:44 PM


Liz Shannon Miller:  "Here's some friendly advice for anyone who's passionate about film, television and media in general: If you don't pay attention to the video game industry, now might be the time to start."

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Educatio prof challenges lack of librarians - Middletown Press and Journal

Educatio prof challenges lack of librarians
Middletown Press and Journal
"The Middletown administration, in one fell swoop, has dumbed down the education of your hard-working students.
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A Look at Transmedia Storytelling

A Look at Transmedia Storytelling | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Amy Ratcliffe:  "The rise in popularity of social media platforms and apps has opened the door for storytellers to deliver their content in inventive ways that let them engage with the audience. Transmedia storytelling is becoming a way of life for many" ...

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Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn - The Digital Shift

Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn - The Digital Shift | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as opportunities for students to learn.
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DC Public Schools Looking to Hire 30 Media Specialists

DC Public Schools Looking to Hire 30 Media Specialists | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

In early April 2014, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president Gail Dickinson says she received the news thatDC Public Schools (DCPS)—in Washington, DC—was heavily recruiting school library media specialists (SLMS), with as many as 30 openings. According to Dickinson, the recruiting likely stems from a combination of postponed retirements and added positions.


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Hooray!  Talented TLs, please apply.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 31, 1:52 PM

Great to see an improvement in the economy is allowing for school library media specialists to be employed.

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This cheap and beautiful machine is 3D printing's best chance at going mainstream

This cheap and beautiful machine is 3D printing's best chance at going mainstream | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

There’s a host of reasons why 3D printing hasn’t exactly broken through to the mainstream yet, despite a number of attempts from companies big and small. High cost and complexity have long been...

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Promising for makerspaces?

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gwynethjones's curator insight, June 1, 7:35 AM

I don't have one yet! But don't worry, you can still have a Makerspace without a 3D printer!

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Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians

Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Are you ready to become a tweetbrarian? Twitter is a fantastic tool for engaging with other librarians, monitoring LIS trends and debates in real time, and gathering unfiltered insights and inspira...
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A gathering of live twitter chats for librarians

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Carissa Davenport's curator insight, May 29, 8:06 AM

Interesting, I don't use twitter nearly as much as I probably should!

Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 30, 1:49 PM

Some important Twitter hashtags for TLS

congerjan's curator insight, May 31, 3:18 PM

Twitter is one of the best places to find out how other librarians are handeling the Common Core in their libraries and classes.

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Full-time School Librarians Linked to Higher St...

Full-time School Librarians Linked to Higher St... | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
"According to new research from Library Research Services, which reviewed standardized test scores from Colorado schools in 2005 and 2011, reading scores statistically increased when schools retained or gained a school librarian.
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Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower

Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The Common Core is said to be the most radical innovation to public education in a generation. The average academic librarian has paid little attention. What exactly do academic librarians need to know and does it matter to us?
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An update for our academic library colleagues by Steven Bell.

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CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift

CPL, NYPL WiFi Hotspot Lending Programs Funded by Knight Foundation Grants - The Digital Shift | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

AddreIn an effort to address the lack of broadband access among low-income residents, the Chicago Public Library (CPL), and New York Public Library (NYPL) on June 23 announced new programs that will allow patrons to check out and take home wifi hotspots. NYPL’s “Check Out the Internet,” and CPL’s “Internet to Go” programs are made possible, in part, by grants awarded this week by the Knight News Challenge, a competition developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Mozilla, to fund and promote projects committed to making the Internet an open, equitable platform.

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Addressing a critical equity issue.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, June 27, 5:44 AM

How can giving out WiFi hotspots change the world? READ THIS!

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Study: The Reality Of Mobile Technology In K-12

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Study: The Reality Of Mobile Technology In K-12
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The 3rd annual mobile technology in K-12 education report has been made available by IESD, Inc.

"Respondents described a variety of promising practices across the range of grade levels and in a variety of subject areas. Most commonly, they described uses of mobile technology as a tool for completing assignments; as a tool for online instruction and for whole-group 2014 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education instruction; as a platform for course communication; as a way for students to demonstrate learning and/or share their work with the class; and as a student collaboration tool.”

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Seven Educational Challenges We Can All Work to Overcome

Seven Educational Challenges We Can All Work to Overcome | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Read about our spring 2014 meeting outcomes!
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Thoughtful, visual summary of the challenges we face. Scroll for potential solutions.

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Chicago Teachers Union | Chicago public school libraries, librarians and the hypocrisy of “Rahm’s Readers”

Chicago Teachers Union | Chicago public school libraries, librarians and the hypocrisy of “Rahm’s Readers” | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Access to school libraries and librarians are among the resources that all of Chicago’s students deserve, but many CPS librarian positions have been cut and more than 200 schools are either without a library or certified library staff.
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"So it is hypocritical that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Rahm Readers” program has challenged Chicago public school students to read more than 2.4 million books this summer, despite schools being stripped of the librarian assistance that students need by the mayor and his handpicked Chicago Board of Education. When addressing the lack of resources and justifying continued CPS budget cuts, Emanuel and CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett often fail to mention librarians at all. A library without a trained, certified librarian, however, is like a hospital or health clinic without a doctor or nurse—useless."

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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learn...

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learn... | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing...
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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers - KQED (blog)

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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers
KQED (blog)
With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold.
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A recap of Michelle Luhtala's fabulous edweb webinar.

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Ten Tips: Distilling Existing Content for Mobile by Paul Clothier : Learning Solutions Magazine

Ten Tips: Distilling Existing Content for Mobile by Paul  Clothier : Learning Solutions Magazine | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Great tips for creating effective mobile sites.

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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' - CNN

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' - CNN | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Collections, staff and space dedicated to teens have existed in libraries for years. Now, libraries are shifting those resources to developing learning spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it. Research has shown the widespread positive impacts of afterschool programs on academic achievement and social behavior, especially in low-income communities. The need for spaces that engage teens becomes even greater during summer break, when teens have more free time, said Elyse Adler with the Nashville Public Library.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 3, 12:15 PM
Focus on teens - very exciting!
Freek Kraak's curator insight, June 4, 1:17 AM

Wat kan de bibliotheek betekenen voor jongeren? Hier een voorbeeld uit de VS.

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Designed for Learning: School Libraries

TheA 2007 video that shows the contribution an effective school library can make to the educational, creative, emotional and reading development of children and young people. It looks at how design can enable this.


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The power of design!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 31, 1:55 PM

School Library design to enable learning.

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 1, 1:54 AM

School libraries designed for learning [2007], [video, 27 min.] with Prof. Stephen Heppell, known for his innovative ideas

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Microsoft Translation In Real-Time Over Skype

Microsoft Translation In Real-Time Over Skype | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Last night at the Re/Code Conference, Microsoft demoed real-time translation over Skype. Imagine talking to someone over a video call, they spoke a completely different language than you did, but the technology did real time translation as you spoke. Microsoft has a beta they demonstrated last night at the conference. Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice President […]
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Imagine the potential for international classroom conversations!

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School librarians a rare find in California public schools | EdSource Today

School librarians a rare find in California public schools | EdSource Today | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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Shannon Englebrecht, who works for the San Francisco Unified School District, is poised to become one of a rare breed in California when her hours are increased next year: a full-time public school librarian.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, May 29, 3:23 AM

"The lack of certified librarians has led to a decrease in student access to books, a decline in student research skills and the loss of an important resource for teachers, said Janice See-Gilmore, president of the California School Library Association.

“It’s actually pretty dreadful,” See-Gilmore said. “In 1999 we had 1,300 teacher librarians. We’re just going in the wrong direction.”