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Putting Students at the Center: A Reference Guide | Students at the Center

Putting Students at the Center: A Reference Guide | Students at the Center | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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"This reference guide from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation delves deep into the principles of student-centered learning, and explains how they can be implemented to ensure that all students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond."

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A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style

A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
August 7, 2014
In yesterday's post I mentioned that Online Writing Lab (OWL) is one of my favourite go-to place when looking for help with referencing my papers. OWL provides guidelines on both APA...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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A wonderful one-page summary for class use.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 11, 12:19 PM

Post in the media center and share with your ELA and SS staff!

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 15, 4:58 AM

Great resource!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 2:03 PM

Thanks to super curator Joyce Valenza for bringing this to my attention.

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LA School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library

LA School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
LA School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library EdSurge Current Locke tenth grade teacher Kathleen Hicks corroborates the backstory: "Over 20 years of transient staffing meant the books were a combination of woefully outdated and...

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New roles?  TL as "jet curator" and "jet mentor"

 

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My Interactive Image by Helen Stower

My Interactive Image by Helen Stower | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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Interactive iCentre overview by Helen Stower

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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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Shannon Miller on the importance of student voice.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 3, 10:32 PM

we need to start listening to our students. We are there for them and we can give them a voice. 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 4, 12:34 AM

The best way to find out what students think about their school libraries is to ask them!

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 4, 1:30 AM

Koulukirjastonhoitaja Iowasta kyseli oppilailta Twitterin kautta, mitä he koululta haluavat ja mitä siitä ajattelevat . Lista on ehdottomasti tutustumisen arvoinen!! 

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FEATURE - Makerbot Replicator 2: 3D Printing Tips From an Early Adopter

FEATURE - Makerbot Replicator 2: 3D Printing Tips From an Early Adopter | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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3D printers are all the rage in public libraries, but they are just starting to creep into the academic sphere. At Penfield Library, which is at the State University of New York (SUNY)–Oswego, we have set up a successful 3D printing program using a MakerBot Replicator 2.

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Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology

Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
In the six months Mikael Jacobsen has worked as learning experiences manager at the Skokie Public Library, his days have come to include everything from teaching classes to producing movies and offering information about Microsoft Office products. He oversees the library's digital media lab, coordinates its digital literacy offerings and introduces ideas in hands-on learning for non-traditional items, such as video cameras patrons can check out.
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Some good news from the Chicago Tribune: Employment of librarians is expected to grow 7 percent by 2022, slower than average compared to other occupations. In the future, fewer librarians are expected to be needed as the public becomes more adept at using electronic resources, but at the same time, the rise in electronic information is expected to boost the demand for librarians who know how to do research..

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 29, 12:20 PM

If you are not sure what librarians do then read this. 

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CMS Library Three-Year Plan:

CMS Library Three-Year Plan: | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
What is a Learning Commons?"The learning commons, sometimes called an 'information commons,' has evolved from a combination library and...
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Lisa Buckton's cool presentation of an action plan.

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Great fun going through Ann's list!

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, July 15, 6:40 PM

Great to see application ideas along with the tools!

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Learning in Progress: 21st Century Book Talks & Trailers - Summer Refresher 2014 #KASLSR14

Learning in Progress: 21st Century Book Talks & Trailers - Summer Refresher 2014 #KASLSR14 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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Great tools and tips from Heidi Neitner

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congerjan's curator insight, July 19, 7:02 PM

Creating Book Talks, Trailers, and videos- writing in the library- all hit CC and fit nicely in the PA Library Curriculum: http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/Model%20Curriculum%20Document.pdf.

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Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology

The new library-user landscape and how librarians can explore it themselves
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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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26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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questions for students from Terry Heick

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Second-Graders Start Adorable Indiegogo Campaign To Reinstate School Library

After their school lost its library, two Northern California second-graders are taking to crowdfunding to raise enough money to get the library up and running again. Jen Markham has the adorable...

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Adorable?  This breaks my heart.  These kiddos deserve a library and a librarian.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 15, 1:51 PM

You've got to love these little girls and their entrepreneurial spirit! Obviously they've been impacted by a school library/librarian. This should go VIRAL, IMHO...

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, August 23, 6:42 AM
Only "adorable" in the cuteness of the children involved. Certainly not an adorable situation, to be sure.
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Vision of a School Library Learning Commons

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...

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Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 8, 2:02 PM

Captions and images capture the crucial elements for the school library learning commons to be successful. 

jerigby's curator insight, August 9, 2:04 PM

A little long, but a good explanation of the Learning Commons vs Library.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 12, 2:24 AM

The shape of the future?

 

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The Daring Librarian: Classrom Cribs! Brain Friendly Learning Spaces

The Daring Librarian: Classrom Cribs! Brain Friendly Learning Spaces | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

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Inspiration for rethinking our spaces (classroom cribs)--guest post by Erin Klein, AJ Juliani, & Ben Gilipin.

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 5, 3:21 PM

Guest blog by the classroom cribs team.  Great ideas and pedagogy on why designing effective learning spaces matter.

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 6, 7:06 AM

How we design our classrooms and libraries does matter!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 6, 8:22 PM

classroom & library revisited!

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …
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Strategies, resources and a clear, concise infographic.

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Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences

Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Story and images by Manish Singh / WinBeta Earlier this year, 

 

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced "Skype Translator", a ground breaking feature which would allow two people speaking in different languages to have audio conversations. At the company's Worldwide Partner Conference event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a development to that project -- Skype Translator now facilitates video conferencing as well.


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This is going to be such a game changer for connecting learners globally!

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 30, 7:37 AM

Wow! 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 30, 8:16 AM

Looks like we are one step closer to Gene Roddenberry's view of the future. Does this remind anyone of a universal translator??? 

terry clarke's curator insight, July 30, 11:54 AM

Although universal communication among people speaking different languages is certainly a worthy goal, I am reluctant to embrace the technology that allegedly allows instantaneous translation during audio/video conferences among speakers of different languages--for many reasons.

  • My ethnic Kazakh daughter and I are bilingual (English & Russian), and I have found that the act, itself, of learning a new language necessarily draws one closer to the customs and practices of the people who use the language in their day-to-day lives (requiring an examination of nearly every aspect of the lives of those who speak the "different language"--allowing, at least the feeling of, adoption of a new and different culture).
  • Language (particularly oral as opposed to written) is an imprecise method of communication, and even experienced translators will attest that different languages have idiosyncrasies that do not allow for an accurate or precise communication of a particular idea, description or opinion sought to be сonveyed. Подвиг (Podvig) is a Russian word used to describe a particular idea in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is an example of one such word--though others may disagree
  • Because of the decline of formal language usage in favor of slang and the explosion of the use of acronyms (SMH, YOLO, WTF), and the multitudes of "figures of speech", I am skeptical that current technology exists that would allow a computer program algorithm to translate accurately and instantaneously the communications between people speaking different languages.
  • Upon reflection, I could not support the widespread use of the technology described in this article. Language, in its many different and beautiful forms, is a reflection of the culture, history and heritage of those who speak it.
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Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense

Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.
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Thank you, Sara!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 3:45 PM

Reducing school librarians and librarians is one element of reducing the necessary resources in schools.

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Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference

Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
LIBRARY 2.014 - October 8 + 9, 2014   The fourth annual Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 8-9, 2014. The conference will once again b...
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Consider presenting at the school library kickoff on Monday--Connected Librarians Day!

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Google Quality Guidelines Leaked

Google Quality Guidelines Leaked | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
An overview of the leaked Google Quality Guidelines
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gwynethjones's curator insight, July 16, 7:02 PM

Fascinating!

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Learning in Progress: Primary Centers in the Library - Getting Started #KASLSR14

Learning in Progress: Primary Centers in the Library - Getting Started #KASLSR14 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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Heidi Neitner shares what centers are and how to make them work in primary libraries.

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Should Libraries Censor What is 3D Printed Within Their Walls?

Should Libraries Censor What is 3D Printed Within Their Walls? | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The advent and spread of new technologies, like that of 3D printing can transform our lives in many ways.  Apart from making our lives easier, cheaper, and mor
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Is this a new type of IF issues?

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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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