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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
One of ed-tech’s most powerful zombies, the learning management system, not only refused to die this year, but one of its makers, Instructure, had its initial public offering.(The latest on INST on the NYSE.) In related zombie news, Reuters reported in July that the most infamous LMS provider, Blackboard, was up for sale (again). But it doesn’t appear that there’ve been any buyers as of yet. The company continues to lay off employees, but alas it’s probably not a fatal blow for that particular monster.
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Seth Godin Talks Emotion And Storytelling In Marketing

Seth Godin Talks Emotion And Storytelling In Marketing | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the rare opportunity to chat to founding father of modern marketing and expert in leadership, the one and only Seth Godin. As a successful public speaker and bestselling author

Via José Carlos
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Everyday Workplace Learning: A quick primer | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills

Everyday Workplace Learning: A quick primer | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Everyday learning is the learning that takes place everyday as individuals do their jobs – individually or working with their internal colleagues, as well as connecting with others in (online) professional networks and channels. It’s about continuously acquiring small pieces of information or skills (often unconsciously) that over time build up into a large body of knowledge or experience, which means an individual becomes proficient in their job and knowledgeable about their industry or profession.

In other words, as the diagram to the left shows, everyday learning happens:

as part of daily working – from a variety of everyday experiences at workas a personal daily learning activity – in whatever way(s) best suits the individual concerned
 
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Via Gust MEES
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Love Jane's take on new ways learning can happen.

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andrea elisabet abdala's curator insight, October 13, 2015 11:14 AM

LA FORMA DE APRENDER CAMBIO, POR ELLO LA DOCENCIA TIENE COMO MISION FORMAR EDUCADORES PARTICIPANTES Y PRO APRENDIZAJE colaborativo. QUE PUEDAN GUIAR A LOS FUTU

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 13, 2015 12:09 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, October 19, 2015 4:01 AM

Een nuttige link voor iedereen die bezig is met de lerende school en bij uitbreiding het M-decreet.

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Resources for Connected Educator Month 2015

Resources for Connected Educator Month 2015 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources for Connected Educator Month.

Via Karen Bonanno
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How Three California Cities Fought to Save School Libraries

How Three California Cities Fought to Save School Libraries | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
This report on urban school districts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vista, CA, illustrates the setbacks faced by each and the steps taken to restore or maintain school librarians after budget cuts following the 2008 recession.

Via Karen Bonanno
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About | reads4teens

About | reads4teens | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we'd love it if you participated!

Voting will be online from August 15 - Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015). The winners will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!
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"The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we'd love it if you participated!
Voting will be online from August 15 - Teen Read Week™ (October 18-24, 2015). The winners will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!"

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Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.

Via Anne Whisken
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School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ 2015 Tech Survey

School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ  2015 Tech Survey | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
IPads, maker spaces, 3-D printers, and coding skills top the tech wish lists for 1,259 school librarians across the country, according to School Library Journal’s 2015 Technology Survey.

Via Karen Bonanno
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The data demonstrate leadership and issues.  Great to share with admins!

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Gaby Vaca's curator insight, November 25, 2015 11:58 AM

Interesting how librarians combine the new with traditional.

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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, 2015 12:57 PM

Bravo!

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

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School? | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
What is curiosity? The word is associated with the irregular form of the Latin verb cura, which can mean worry or care about or cure. The word closest in meaning is inquisitive, which also has a La...
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A perfect reminder researched and argued by Jackie Gerstein.

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Non-verbal classroom management tips

Non-verbal classroom management tips | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
This is the second post in the new series I’m introducing on The Cornerstone called Real Teachers, Real Tips. Each month, I’ll invite one educator to share a few classroom management tips that have worked in his or her classroom. I’m hoping to feature a wide cross-section of teachers from all different parts of the…

Via Corinne RAMILLON
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Useful tips for new elementary librarians!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 24, 2015 6:54 PM

My Mom once told me when I started teaching that you need to collect as MANY tricks & tips for your classroom management grab bag as possible!

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The 10 Twitter Hashtags All Teachers Should Follow

The 10 Twitter Hashtags All Teachers Should Follow | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Twitter is a great place for teachers to connect with one another to ask questions and seek advice. These 10 hashtags offer a promising place to start.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Great hashtags to help build your PLNs.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 15, 2015 4:34 PM

Whether you're #TLChat, #EngChat, #SSChat, or #EDChat

-- Great ways to connect with our amazing #EdTech PLN!

Maria E Araiza-Gutiérrez's curator insight, October 19, 2015 2:42 PM

The power of #ASHTAG

Violeta Garcia's curator insight, November 1, 2015 2:48 PM

#SCEUNED15

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Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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A rich, crowd-sourced list.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 27, 2015 7:28 AM

A rich, crowd-sourced list.

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 30, 2015 12:33 PM

I love when Jane Hart's "Top 100 Tools" comes out each year. I always find something new.

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Graphic Organizers (Writing)

Graphic Organizers (Writing) | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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A very useful collection from Houghton Mifflin

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 19, 2015 3:49 AM

Always useful in helping students learn

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 19, 2015 5:07 AM

Love these.!!

Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, March 9, 3:39 PM

A very useful collection from Houghton Mifflin

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Teens, Technology and Friendships

Teens, Technology and Friendships | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
American teens don't just make friends in the schoolyard or neighborhood — many are finding new friends online. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, August 16, 2015 9:34 AM
Digital hangouts further prove the importance of online learning.
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The Adventures of Library Girl: Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough. Your Students Need A Reading Champion.

The Adventures of Library Girl: Learning To Read Alone Is Not Enough. Your Students Need A Reading Champion. | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Call me Captain Obvious, but I feel the need to point something out: none of the instances that I can identify as having made a difference in my life as a reader involve reading instruction. I can't point to the teacher who helped me master consonant blends. I have no idea who taught me to recognize (or indeed spell) onomatopoeia. I'm not sure in what grade I finally figured out how to identify the main idea of a reading selection. And I have no idea when I discovered the glory of non-fiction text features. Clearly. I did learn those things. But I've also learned this:

Learning to read alone is not enough.
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Critical wisdom on leading a reading culture from Jennifer LaGarde!

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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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Elissa's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:17 PM

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

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:33 AM

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

Jeff Watt's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:34 AM

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

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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, 2015 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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