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Curating ideas and tools for teacher librarians in information and media literacy. Reflections for personal learning networks for school librarians.
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A Beginners Webinar to Twitter and PLN Building - archived recording

A Beginners Webinar to Twitter and PLN Building - archived recording | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Welcome to the 10th episode of the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Jon Samuelson. The Tech Educator Podcast is

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The Dissection of a Bloody Good Email Newsletter

The Dissection of a Bloody Good Email Newsletter | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Concoct an engaging email newsletter with all of the right anatomy and you win. What makes up the anatomy of a bloody good email newsletter? Let's operate:
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How do you share with your PLN?  Within a school building or district, there are so many technology comfort levels.  Many teachers still like reading an email vs. dipping into the social media pool.  However, there is still the problem -  will they delete your school library email without even reading it? This article has good basic ideas for improving your email newsletters to staff.

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4 Steps To Take Digital Visual Notes

4 Steps To Take Digital Visual Notes | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
4 basic steps to taking digital visual notes.

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 11, 2013 6:35 AM

Great idea for visual learners. 

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Wait, the library is CLOSED?

Wait, the library is CLOSED? | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
This is how I like the library to look.  Lots of kids, tons of books on display, art work, too.  (This is an old photo--we also have larger, more colorful directional signage on the bookcases!)...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:04 AM

My end of the year display, that hopefully keeps kids reading, even when they can't use the library.

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Twitter / joycevalenza: EdTech's Must-Read K12 IT Blogs ...

Twitter / joycevalenza: EdTech's Must-Read K12 IT Blogs ... | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Add these to your PLN.

 

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The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning - Edudemic | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
We've gone through hundreds of resources to assemble these guides which are meant to help you learn, teach, and share as much as possible.
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List of teacher's guides include Twitter, Flipped Classrooms, Copyright & Fair Use, Google Glass, Badges in Education, Library of Congress, Keeping Students Safe Online, Choosing the Best Digital Content, Digitall Scavenger Hunts, and Pinterest.

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The Fourth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest

The Fourth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Add nonfiction to your summer reading list by inviting teenagers, ages 13 to 19, to participate in our contest each week this summer from June 14 to Aug. 16. We’ll choose a new winner each week.

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Definite share with English Arts teachers for summer assignment to encourage reading and writing.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, May 7, 2013 6:21 AM

For Teens Only -- Promote in your school! & Connect with @KSchulten and @NYTimesLearning

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Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide | Countdown to Common Core

Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide | Countdown to Common Core | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Last month I reflected on team development and how we can work more effectively together in schools.

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Making the Most Out of Teacher Collaboration

Making the Most Out of Teacher Collaboration | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

"Nose to the grindstone, I prepared for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday -- what to teach, what to test, and how to learn. I gave it my best shot, alone. I was the only Spanish teacher. What did I have to say to teachers of other disciplines? ~ Ben Johnson served as an administrator in large and small schools, and at a charter school

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Great 5 steps for effective collaboration.

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25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome – Flavorwire

25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome – Flavorwire | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Librarians, in case you hadn't heard, are essential members of society — likely to expand minds wherever they go — and, as such, are fully worthy of hero worship (whether they're among the coolest librarians alive or just ...
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Yes, awesome!

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Read’em & weep!

Read’em & weep! | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Weep with joy, I mean! One of the fabulous perks of this past weekend was the opportunity I had to peruse several of the new books published through ASCD this past year. As if that wasn’t enough, the authors were available to chat with us as well!
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Nonfiction eBook Collections: The Pros and Cons

Nonfiction eBook Collections: The Pros and Cons | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Hi!  Last week I created a public Google Doc which allowed people to add to my thoughts on the pros and cons of nonfiction eBook collections.  It was an active document and many people contributed ...
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The new community-sourced Classroom 2.0 Book — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The new community-sourced Classroom 2.0 Book — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

"To celebrate its 5th anniversary the Classroom 2.0 Community (with the help of additional educational networks), recently released the community-sourced  Classroom 2.0 The Book."

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14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.
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A good start to a school library display for the new year.

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The top 18 educational social networking websites for teachers

The top 18 educational social networking websites for teachers | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

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Nice list but add #TLCHAT to the social networking for teacher librarians.

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Joyce Valenza
Linda Dougherty's insight:

Good article to share with your teachers who are looking to improve student research skills to meet standards.

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:08 PM

Great skills for our student's and support CCSS.

Maria Persson's comment, June 17, 2013 8:00 PM
If this happens in the early years of learning it will not be such an issue at the tertiary level where plagiarism is still a real problem!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:07 PM

A number of great points that are both practical and theoritical in terms of how to assist students' understanding of digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future, increasing their understanding of what the future might bring! 

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5 Free Twitter Curation Tools To Enhance Your PLN

5 Free Twitter Curation Tools To Enhance Your PLN | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Your personal or professional learning network (PLN) is alive and seemingly awake 24-7 when it comes to Twitter.
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Use 4 out of the 5.  Need to look at Twiangulate

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

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SmartBlog on Education - Personal learning networks: Advice from the trenches - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Personal learning networks: Advice from the trenches - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the opportunity to record a Google Hangout with four connected educators on “Growing Your PLN." Lyn Hilt (@l_hilt), Nick Provenzano (@thene
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Outlines ideas to connect your PLN.

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Teacher Collaboration: The Essential Common-Core Ingredient

Teacher Collaboration: The Essential Common-Core Ingredient | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Helping teachers work together will be essential to the success of the common core, say Vicki Phillips and Robert Hughes.

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Co-teaching: How to Make It Work

Co-teaching: How to Make It Work | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
After trying out a co-teaching model with her school's reading specialist, a language arts teacher offers some lessons learned from the collaboration.

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Puzzles Make a Library!

Puzzles Make a Library! | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Puzzles offer good solid fun, fellowship, and problem solving in a school library. This puzzle has been put together twice...not a piece missing! Great teamwork in this high school library! There was a feeling of success when it was done!
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Always used puzzled in elem. library - wonder about high school ?
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4 Guiding Questions For Your IT Department

4 Guiding Questions For Your IT Department | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Maurizio Zanetti
Recently, I tweeted an article entitle, “The Obsolete Tech Director“, which had some ideas on how to ensure that an IT department stays relevant in the way they serve schools.
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edWeb.net - Registration

edWeb.net - Registration | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

"Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs.

The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world.  You'll have an opportunity to collaborate with other librarians as you learn about and explore the many uses of technology in school libraries."

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23 Mobile Things everyone should know

23 Mobile Things everyone should know | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Holiday time or not, the time is right for you all to go and investigate 23 Mobile Things – a wonderful professionally delivered opportunity to learn a few important life-skills for working and living in online environments!
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