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Why School Libraries Matter (Hint: It’s Not Just About the Books)

Why School Libraries Matter (Hint: It’s Not Just About the Books) | SCIS | Scoop.it

On the day of the mass lobby of parliament for school libraries, author and commentator Jeff Norton reflects on the important role school ...

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Elania Garrett's curator insight, July 25, 2013 4:30 PM

Love this concept!

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium | SCIS | Scoop.it
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Karen Bonoanno identifies

 

Key trends over the next one to two years:

Rethinking the roles of teachers

 

Shift to deeper learning approaches

 

(Opportunity to demonstrate the changing role of the teacher librarian & the learning spaces/strategies of the school library)

 

 

 

Technology developments one year or less

 

BYOD

 

Cloud Computing

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Infographic2_FINAL.pdf

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Infographic - What Public libraries do for teens

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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | SCIS | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…
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Surely the arguments about Wikipedia are well and truly over?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 10:30 AM

Information fatigue is an interesting way of understanding what is happening. The torrents can overwhelm.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2:16 AM

Today's students practice digital information literacy skills all the time

Linda M's curator insight, June 10, 3:20 PM

Very interesting ideas.

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Summary of Findings

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The World Wide Web turns 25 on March 12, 2014. It is one of the most important and heavily-used parts of the network of computer networks that make up the
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Looks at the impact of the World Wide Web on the US market as it celebrates 25 years

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The quality of e-book records: a case study

The quality of e-book records: a case study | SCIS | Scoop.it

By Penny Bardenheier, University of Auckland Library

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important? | SCIS | Scoop.it
Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?
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From stephenslighthouse.com Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 10:45 AM

This is an excellent visual. An analogy would be to meditation where we set time aside for reading or meditation and adhere to it.

Mike Woods's curator insight, June 16, 4:52 PM

Keep reading folks...

 

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 17, 11:18 PM

That's actually a very interesting way to break down or demonstrate the cumulative effects of time spent reading on literacy. Great stuff!

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New Zealand school library blogs, wikis, startpages

New Zealand school library blogs, wikis, startpages | SCIS | Scoop.it
...Russell Street School Library
St Brendans School Library Blog
... Library Blog - new in 2010
Verdon College Library News (under construction)
Wainuiomata High School Library
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A very useful list of NZ school library blogs and wikis

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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...
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Published on Jan 6, 2014

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 12:17 PM

Let's video-write our ideas - youtube's last fashion :)

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 25, 8:19 AM

Well-made and very well thought out presentation.  The importance of a trained librarian is very evident here.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 7, 11:50 PM

ALIA Schools promotional film advocating the role of school libraries and teacher librarians.

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Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | SCIS | Scoop.it
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How to cite sources from the web MLA style

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, January 20, 2:07 AM

Citation Poster #copyright #digital_citizenship #tlchat #nswdecbyod #ozteachers

Jo Laretive's curator insight, January 21, 12:42 PM

Great visuals to assist teachers and students.

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Infographic: Amazing Google Facts You Most Probably Didn’t Know

Infographic: Amazing Google Facts You Most Probably Didn’t Know | SCIS | Scoop.it
American Dialect Society members voted 'google' to be the most useful word of the year in 2002. And Google is probably still one of the most useful and influential companies in the world.
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Google - we still have so much to learn about its capabilities!

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Jo Laretive's curator insight, January 21, 12:47 PM

It is fascinating to see the many sides of Google, creative Infographics.

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Why libraries, galleries and museums are so hot right now: 100 ...

Why libraries, galleries and museums are so hot right now: 100 ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
FREE, educational attractions at libraries, museums and galleries are booming in popularity as cash-strapped parents look for ways to keep kids entertained during the school holidays. Art and craft activities are a school holiday traditional.
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"Escape's school holiday guide provides families with 100 activity ideas - many of them free - to make the most of the remaining summer break. Click the interactive"

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No Smokes: an anti-smoking tool for young Indigenous Australians / Study Guides

No Smokes: an anti-smoking tool for young Indigenous Australians / Study Guides | SCIS | Scoop.it
An overview of the No Smokes website and a guide to particular resources on the site which are suitable for educational purposes.
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'The No Smokes Study Guides are a suite of resources for teachers of upper primary to secondary students in urban, regional and remote areas'

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Young Children’s Engagement With E-Books at School

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Detailed report on research into children's access of digital information and use of devices (US)

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World Cup

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Sqworl makes it easy to organize and share multiple links with just one url. Easy and clean visual bookmarking.
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Here is a compilation of resources and activities for the classroom based around the World Cup

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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools | SCIS | Scoop.it
Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.
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Libraries increasingly want their catalogues to offer a one-stop search box that searches all the databases / collections.

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Mandie Petrucci Socialmedia's curator insight, June 17, 11:56 PM

Ideal search tool we are all dreaming of

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Pew Internet: Advocacy Tools for Librarians

Pew Internet: Advocacy Tools for Librarians | SCIS | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has produced a series of reports presenting new research on library services, trends in reading habits and patron needs in the digital age. This three-year research program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and informed by an advisory group, focus groups and surveys of library users, non-users, and librarians. The Pew research is rich in data that librarians can use to inform internal planning and support advocacy efforts. The Pew data is nationally representative, however many libraries are seeing examples of how the Pew findings reflect changes and trends in their own libraries. The foundation has developed the following advocacy toolkits (one kit for each report) that include materials librarians can customize and use in their own communities. The tools will help librarians effectively talk about the Pew data to stakeholders and share information about library services. For guidelines and best practices on how to use these tools, please reference the Resource Box below.
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Advocacy toolkits developed with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 7, 11:53 PM

Advocacy toolkit for teacher librarians and school library media specialists.

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American Teen Online Activity

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American Teen Online Activity
http://lonewolflibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/american-teen-online-activity-02-21-14/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Interesting study of American Teens habits online - How close will this be to the Australian and New Zealand perspective

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CONNECT with this OZ Reading Challenge from Barbara Braxton for 2014 Bookweek

CONNECT with this OZ Reading Challenge from Barbara Braxton for 2014 Bookweek | SCIS | Scoop.it
Your challenge should you decide to accept it:Read the previous winners of theChildren's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award.
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Oz Reading challenge from Barbara Braxton Emeritus Librarian

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, March 1, 11:21 AM

Aussie challenge :)

Ros Peters's curator insight, March 30, 3:22 AM

The fabulous Barbara has come up with another great idea for sharing books with children.

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The Periodic Table of Storytelling

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The basic building blocks of storytelling
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The Periodic table of storytelling covers all the elements - a lovely infographic looking at the structure of story

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Australia: Library Book Borrowers Stay True to Their Favourite ...

Australia: Library Book Borrowers Stay True to Their Favourite ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
In school, TAFE and university libraries, it was Mem Fox's evergreen Possum Magic that dominated bookshelves in 2012-13, followed by Emily Rodda's Rowan of Rin and Marcia Vaughan's Wombat Stew. The tables are ...
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Media report on the results of the Public Lending Rights and Education Lending Rights survey.

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New draft guidelines in Western Australian schools to tackle homophobia - Perth Now

New draft guidelines in Western Australian schools to tackle homophobia - Perth Now | SCIS | Scoop.it
New draft guidelines in Western Australian schools to tackle homophobia
Perth Now
making sure homosexuality is a part of the school curriculum. * stocking library books with gay and lesbian characters.
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Encourages  'stocking library books with gay and lesbian characters'

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Australia's history via a new lens - The West Australian

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The West Australian
Australia's history via a new lens
The West Australian
The result is a highly readable and compact yet wide-ranging work of reference ideal for school, public and domestic libraries as well as for the office.
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'Volume 1 Indigenous and Colonial Australia takes the reader up to Federation in 1901. Here one finds chapters such as The past 50,000 years: an archaeological view by Peter Veth and Sue O'Conno'

 

Australia's history did not start in 1788

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Top 10 Social Media Competencies Infographic - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Top 10 Social Media Competencies Infographic - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | SCIS | Scoop.it
It's always a happy day when I see something I've written improved upon by another person. Embelli...
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Test yourself against this infograpic of social media competencies

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Architecture Category : Colorful Modern School Library Interior ...

Architecture Category : Colorful Modern School Library Interior ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
Colorful Modern School Library Interior Furniture Design in Melbourne: It certainly is not an easy thing to evoke an intention of reading for students. Most students do ...
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On Library interior design

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Google image search

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Soon our Australian school students will be back in school, and being asked by teachers to 'research', write projects, make presentations. So they'll be jumping onto Google images, a favorite haunt...
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Judy O'Connell explains how to search Google Image by usage rights

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