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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 14, 2014 1:44 AM


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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Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools 
by Terry Heick
Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant.
So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 27, 12:10 PM

Great article for helping you put together your "elevator speech" about why libraries are important and how they impact schools!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, July 27, 7:23 PM

fantastic article on the relevance and transitioning of libraries as contemporary and learning , third spaces.

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Congress passes strong support for U.S. school libraries in Elementary and Secondary Education Act | News and Press Center

Congress passes strong support for U.S. school libraries in Elementary and Secondary Education Act
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ALA's announces some very promising news

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Education Reform Bill Would Improve School Libraries

Education Reform Bill Would Improve School Libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The amendment added to the ‘Every Child Achieves Act’ would allow schools to use federal funds to improve and modernize libraries.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 13, 1:07 PM

WE NEED THIS YESTERDAY!!!!!

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NEA Approves National School Library Study

NEA Approves National School Library Study | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The National Education Association (NEA) is set to launch a study to measure student access to school librarians and libraries. The project was approved by its Representative Assembly at the organization’s annual meeting that just ended in Orlando, FL.
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This could be a critical validation coming from outside our own ranks!

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Dear ISTE (reprised) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Dear ISTE (reprised) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Dear ISTE (reprised) [It's (PAST) Time 4 Standards 4 Teacher Librarians] @joycevalenza #tlchat #edchat @isteconnects http://t.co/dirWhwrMq1
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My pitch to get ISTE to create a set of TL standards

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How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic

How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. Because parents & teachers live separately, tension can arise, but it doesn't have to be this way.
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Aimed at classroom teachers, but very relevant for TLs!

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13 Digital Research Tools For The Google Generation

13 Digital Research Tools For The Google Generation | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
13 Digital Research Tools And The Credibility Lessons They Teach
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teachthought's Terry Heick share ideas and a List.ly list.  What might he have missed?

#credibility #research #inquiry

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Courtney Young: School libraries deserve full funding

Courtney Young: School libraries deserve full funding | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Our students are fortunate to attend schools that value the presence of certified librarians.
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On the impact of strong school libraries in Tennessee

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial - Create a Flipped Video Lesson with TedEd - YouTube

This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Such a quick and powerful way to create instruction and inspire critical thinking around TED and YouTube video!

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, April 5, 1:06 AM

Lets try out TedEd

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 10, 12:29 PM

Schnell und einfach Videos für den Unterricht aufbereiten.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 6, 7:24 PM

Great way to Flip a lesson!

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5 unfortunate misunderstandings that almost all educators have about Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Admit it: you only read the list of the six levels of the Taxonomy, not the whole book that explains each level and the rationale behind the Taxonomy. Not to worry, you are not alone: this is true ...
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Important reading regarding the application of use of the verbs in CCSS: 

"The greatest failure of the Common Core Standards is arguably to have overlooked these issues by being arbitrary/careless in the use of verbs in the Standards. There appears to have been no attempt to be precise and consistent in the use of the verbs in the Standards, thus making it almost impossible for users to understand the level of rigor prescribed by the standard, hence levels of rigor required in local assessments."

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How important are libraries in elementary schools?

It’s no secret that when funding goes for a elementary school, one of the first affected areas is the school library. A school with a dedicated library could end up with only a shelf in a classroom. A
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A great conversation with AASL President Terri Grief and CPS's Megan Cusick!

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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.
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With wisdom from Paige Jaeger.

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Opinion: A librarian's list of books primary pupils 'might' like to read

Opinion: A librarian's list of books primary pupils 'might' like to read | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The publication of yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social media about the books chosen.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Dawn Finch, a school librarian, children's author and vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, shares a response to  yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social media about the books chosen.
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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

The calamity of the disappearing school libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?
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Deb Kachel on this serious equity issue

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does. I’m sure we... - School Library Journal

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does. I’m sure we can think of 27 more.
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Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia. 

Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia.  | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery.

Via Dr. Steve Matthews
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On the value of balance

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 12:57 PM

Bravo!

Information sherpas, Literacy promoters, collection curators, & protector of patrons!

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10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

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Some very helpful tools for assessing understanding

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

Via Dr Peter Carey
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Learn about a few new wonderful tools for my students!

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 4, 4:23 PM

A collection of tools to fit almost all types of presentation needs. 

liblist4u's curator insight, April 6, 3:47 PM

Moving beyond PowerPoint

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 23, 10:27 AM

Had to share. Someone took the time to assemble this information. Greatly appreciated

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Handbook of Digital Storytelling

Handbook of Digital Storytelling | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The Digital Commmonwealth team have been working on producing a resource which helps people develop digital storytelling skills. The handbook is intended for use by the participants of the project,...

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Great tips for digital storytelling in all media from our friends at the University of the West of Scotland.

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Nerina Finetto's curator insight, March 20, 2:33 PM

A short introduction to digital storytelling:
Blogging, audio,video, social media & "How to stay involved".

Dupree Wesley's curator insight, May 6, 3:57 PM

This provides a how to on telling a digital story. It has different limitations and advantages that has to be explored to take the medium to its ultimate heights. 

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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…
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Results of a Gates' funded global study

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 16, 3:01 PM

Reading matters! Libraries allow this to happen!

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The library's in the bag!

The library's in the bag! | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
After thinking about how we could promote the library to staff on the first day of our 2015 school year, we decided to greet them with a show bag of library goodies. We wanted to remind staff about...
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Great promotional idea from Catherine!

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...
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Jackie Gerstein shares a list of skills and dispositions well worth developing.

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