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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."

Via Anna Hu
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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, 2014 10:13 AM

This is definitely remaining current. Very inspiring! 

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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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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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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:52 AM


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, 2014 4:52 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, 2014 10:35 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, 2014 11:06 AM

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

Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 30, 2014 4:49 PM

Some important Twitter hashtags for TLS

congerjan's curator insight, May 31, 2014 6:18 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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A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

A Curated Collection of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Great for analyzing history, current events and rhetoric!  See my post for more options: http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2014/05/22/commencement-etc/

 

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Sherryl Perry's curator insight, May 23, 2014 11:38 AM

Great collection of speeches. Enjoy and be inspired.

Marji Gibbs's curator insight, May 23, 2014 1:34 PM

Quotes and links to 300+ graduation speeches, some include videos

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:32 PM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Everyday Diversity: A Teacher Librarian Offers Practical Tips to Make a Difference

Everyday Diversity: A Teacher Librarian Offers Practical Tips to Make a Difference | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Wisconsin teacher librarian Crystal Brunelle has long prioritized advocating diverse children's literature in school and libraries, but only in the last few years has she figured out a way to put her beliefs into everyday practice—which she offers...
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congerjan's curator insight, May 31, 2014 6:21 PM

What kind of diverse literature are we putting into our libraries and how will it effect the Core?

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Study: The Reality Of Mobile Technology In K-12

Study: The Reality Of Mobile Technology In K-12 | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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)

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers - KQED (blog) | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
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

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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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, 2014 3:15 PM
Focus on teens - very exciting!
Freek Kraak's curator insight, June 4, 2014 4:17 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, 2014 4:55 PM

School Library design to enable learning.

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 1, 2014 4:54 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, 2014 6:23 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.”

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Library of future ready to open in Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs Gazette

Library of future ready to open in Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs Gazette | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it

By Robin Intemann:

 

"When Library 21c, the Pikes Peak Library District's newest facility, opens next month, patrons will see more than a repository for stacks of material.
Read more at http://gazette.com/library-of-future-ready-to-open-in-colorado-springs/article/1520530#6pl3RhroDIgVRloj.99

 

The facility on the city's north side will promote experiential learning with the latest in technology, access to 3-D printers, sewing machines and other tools, plus space - lots and lots of space.

Traditional resources, including books, audio and visual media and e-books, will endure.

It will replace the nearby Briargate Library, which closed Sunday so that materials could be moved to the new building before its June 21 opening. The district's administrative offices also have moved to the new facility.

As libraries emerge as places to create and interact, PPLD, through Library 21c, is anticipating demands and desires, officials said.

"This is cutting edge," said Dee Vazquez Sabol, PPLD community engagement and outreach officer. "We have been planning for the past five years so we weren't struggling to catch up."

Library 21c is the first of its kind in the country, Sabol said. Several libraries around the country have similar components, but none has so many features that patrons can use in one place."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, May 26, 2014 5:05 AM

The Future Library!

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Hite's Action Plan falls short - Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Hite's Action Plan falls short - Philadelphia Public School Notebook | SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians | Scoop.it
Hite's Action Plan falls short
Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Most schools do not have enough money to spend on school libraries; there is not enough money to employ qualified librarians. Worst of all, there are not enough qualified teachers.
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Update on the Philadelphia situation

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