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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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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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Cutting costs, Ogden School District plans to end full-time school librarians

Cutting costs, Ogden School District plans to end full-time school librarians | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Due to budget cuts and rising benefit costs, the Ogden School District announced Friday it plans to eliminate its media specialist/librarian positions at the end of the school year, affecting 20 employees who fill those ...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks for school libraries during School Library Month | American Libraries Magazine

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks for school libraries during School Library Month | American Libraries Magazine | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 15, 2013 3:57 PM

As if I didn't already love him for this quote: "I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court." 
 

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Words of wisdom from Mike Eisenberg - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Words of wisdom from Mike Eisenberg - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
... the library is everywhere, not just in that room with books and shelves and computers and ta...
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Words of wisdom that really help during these last days of the school year and give focus on what needs to happen in school libraries everywhere.

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21st Century Educator? You Must Know These Skills - EdTechReview

21st Century Educator? You Must Know These Skills - EdTechReview | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Are you an 21st century educator? Here is a list of skills that teachers should know for 21st century.
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Nice list that explains why you need these skills.

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NY Districts Gain School Librarian Evaluation Tool | School Library Journal

NY Districts Gain School Librarian Evaluation Tool | School Library Journal | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

"School librarians in New York State now have their own customized evaluation rubric, thanks to members of the New York Library Association (NYLA)."

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Hayley Emmerton's curator insight, December 20, 2013 1:46 PM

Wouldneed to be adapted. 

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NCLE report reveals school librarians as highly involved leaders inside and outside of their schools | American Libraries Magazine

NCLE report reveals school librarians as highly involved leaders inside and outside of their schools | American Libraries Magazine | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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A Printable List of the Best Education Hashtags [#Infographic]

A Printable List of the Best Education Hashtags [#Infographic] | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Use this infographic to help you find conversations and build a following on Twitter.
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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
100 Search Engines For Academic Research (100 Search Engines For Academic Research http://t.co/8rXZdmrUAP via @teachthought #nkcsedu #moedchat #sschat #scichat #tlchat)...
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Streaming Ebooks: A New Distribution Model for Schools | Digital Book World

Streaming Ebooks: A New Distribution Model for Schools | Digital Book World | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
One ebook, one device, for one child is not ideal for K-12 Schools. Digital book streaming may be one way to provide schools access do ebook libraries. StarWalk Kids Media is one company distributing ebooks to schools via internet streaming.
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"Part Two in the series of articles on new e-book distribution methods for schools.

 

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LMC_MayJune12_WhatDoTLsTeach_Corrected_Poster.pdf


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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 27, 2013 8:47 PM

This is a great visual resource for TLs and Libraries.

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Create Reading Center Bento Boxes

Create Reading Center Bento Boxes | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Are you looking for ways to spice up your literacy centers as the school year comes to a close?  Try making reading learning center bento boxes.  Click Here For Ideas
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Great ideas! Perfect project to start planning for next year for elementary libraries.

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Jane Schmude's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:07 PM

This looks like fun for younger kids.

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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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perpetually unfinished: FREE Copies of Unraveling for Teachers and Librarians

perpetually unfinished: FREE Copies of Unraveling for Teachers and Librarians | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
liznorris24: FREE Copies of Unraveling for Teachers and Librarians When I was teaching, I had a lot of students who said things like, “I hate reading” or “I haven’t read anything since Goosebumps in third grade.” (I taught high school English...
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Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids | GeekDad | Wired.com

Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids | GeekDad | Wired.com | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
At GeekDad we are committed to helping you raise geek generation 2.0, and we believe few things that you do are more important than reading to your kid
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So many favorites! Great list to share with teachers and students.

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Teachers Matter | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

Teachers Matter | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
At a time when what it means to be a teacher is being defined by everyone except teachers, we need to remind ourselves of two undeniable words: Teachers matter.
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Literacy Lockers

Literacy Lockers | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
When I was at the Michigan Reading Association a couple weekends ago, I had the privilege to attend Donalyn Miller's luncheon and listen to her speak about reading communities.  I've known Donalyn ...

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Great idea to share with our reading crew who are always in the Library.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:40 PM

For those of you who have lockers at school.  Students could also add these to Edmodo, Moodle, or in our case, their Google Sites!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 13, 2013 3:48 AM

Great idea! Have you ever done the toilet door to tell students about new books? You have a targeted audience that have nothing else to read :) I know it's slightly different but just thought I'd mention it. 

 

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Scholastic Summer Challenge | Reading program keeping kids reading all summer long | Scholastic.com

Scholastic Summer Challenge | Reading program keeping kids reading all summer long | Scholastic.com | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Kids around the world log reading minutes in an effort to set a new world record for summer reading and be featured in the Scholastic Book of World Records (The Summer Challenge begins May 6th, 2013!
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3 Reasons Why You Should Find Time For EdTech - Edudemic

3 Reasons Why You Should Find Time For EdTech - Edudemic | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
I argue to find time for edtech. Incorporating technology into my teaching allows me to do 3 things I ask my own students to do anything.

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Big Rich Mt. Olympus: Legendary Drama! | The Daring Librarian

Big Rich Mt. Olympus: Legendary Drama! | The Daring Librarian | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 3, 2013 12:31 PM

Big Rich Mt. Olympus: Legendary Drama! -a @MentorMob Playlist & New Post!  #TLChat #EngChat

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Eberopolis: Teaching Reading and Writing with Technology: Tutorial: Use QR Codes for Differentiation

Eberopolis: Teaching Reading and Writing with Technology: Tutorial: Use QR Codes for Differentiation | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
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Definite idea to share with teachers and librarians.  Check out the "Other Tips" to organize reading groups or assignments.

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Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World

Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Schools are realizing that ebooks are not books at all—they are software and they should be sold the way software is sold.

 

 


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Makes total common sense which matches up with what most high school libraries already collect...databases with curated ebooks as part of that platform.  Now for a similar "database collection" with award winning fiction books.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:33 PM

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

"As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day.

We want to prepare them to lead productive and successful lives once they leave us and enter into the realm of adulthood. But what lies ahead for our students in the future? Did educators of twenty years ago know that so much of our world would be based on computers and technology now? Could they have known what skills would be needed in the job market today?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:46 PM

This post focuses on work published by Tony Wagner back in 2010 but the information is still relevant. Wagner interviewed CEOs of 100 major businesses and was able to come up with seven essential skills students should have for the 21st century (and yes, we are in this century). The skills are listed below and more information may be found in this post, which lists the skill and then discusses how to prepare students to meet this skill.

* Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

* Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence

* Agility and Adaptability

* Initiative and Entrepreneurship

* Effective Oral and Written Communication

* Accessing and Analyzing Information

* Curiosity and Imagination

davidconover's curator insight, March 15, 2013 8:39 AM

This is a great article to read for thought leaders. In my opinion, appropriate Video Game Art, Design, Development, Programming, along with community outreach, social media, educational research prepares students for the 21st Century. 

Mohini Lata's curator insight, May 20, 2013 8:34 AM

As technology is becoming powerful and life changing how can we prepare students for the 21st century survival. The seven survival skills purposefully apply in a classroom. This links with Using Mathematical Higher order thinking - Critical Thinking and problem solving prepares students to see problems from different angles and formulate their own solutions. Collaboration encourages students to take on different roles. Agility and Adaptability – be willing to adapt to the changes around them.Initative and Entrepreneurship - always try. Effective Oral and written communication - how to speak confidently and clearly. Accessing and Analyzing Information-

learn the difference between factual information and factual-sounding opinions. Curiosity and Imagination - teach them how to apply them creatively and purposefully. Technology has become an essential and important tool for education, helping teachers with their work and most importantly supporting the students. This also links with brief design technology and the digital technologies strand of the National Technologies Curriculum as students are taught how to use the technologies available to them.