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Are Search Engines Driving Libraries To Extinction? Not Quite Yet

Are Search Engines Driving Libraries To Extinction? Not Quite Yet | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project suggests just the opposite: that in fact, libraries are reinventing themselves as vibrant community-based repositories of important and sometimes eclectic print materials, but also offering a wide and creative range of services, access to apps, gadgets community spaces and more.


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Are Search Engines Driving Libraries to Extinction? Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project reveals that libraries are still considered important and valuable, but library users are not always aware of all that libraries have to offer. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 24, 2013 6:31 PM

How are you reinventing your school library?

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Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement

Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it
A recent article in School Library Journal, titled Latest Study: A Full-Time School Librarian Makes a Critical Difference in Boosting Student Achievement, discusses a study finding that school libr...

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 1, 2013 7:14 AM

More evidence confirming the importance of teacher librarians in schools

Kris McGlaun's comment, May 1, 2013 10:16 AM
I wonder if its helping. Utah's administrators should read it but will it save many of the school librarians who are going to loose their jobs?
Melinda Miller's comment, May 1, 2013 10:20 AM
Let's hope it is. the more this kind of information gets publicized, the better!
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The Teacher's Guide To Copyright And Fair Use

The Teacher's Guide To Copyright And Fair Use | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it
If you're looking to use various online materials in class, check out the teacher's guide to copyright and fair use before you begin!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 21, 2013 3:39 PM

You might need to check the information in the graphic image to make sure it complies with your countries position on copyright in schools.

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A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment Tools

A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment Tools | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

A guide to increasing student participation in the classroom.


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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

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Anne McLean's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:34 PM

School libraries need to be hip, cool and relevant to the demands of their school communities.  Kids love this modern approach and feel welcome in their school library.

Sue Kowalski's comment, February 23, 2013 11:25 AM
We need to empower ALL to be part of the CURATION that way they are MAKING and ENGAGING not just receiving
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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it
Only a decade and a few years in, how can we fully describe the twenty-first century learner?

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:44 AM

21st century skills as life long learning skills! Literacy isn't anymore just being able to read, write and, count. Deeper learning and higher order thinking skills are what needs to paid attention to. Proper information literacy skills are vital! 

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:47 PM

Being literate in today's society requires a different set of skills - a combination that builds on traditional literacy skills.

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:52 PM

Teacher Librarians can help design for deeper learning by collaboratively building Knowledge Building Centers with teachers and students https://sites.google.com/site/knowledgebuildingcentres/home

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Project 365: Teacher Librarian

Project 365: Teacher Librarian | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

A 365 Project is a photography project, you take 1 photo each day for a year on a subject of your choosing and share it with the world. (from 365 Project blog)
Advantages:- Powerful, visual advocacy tool for my library media program- Opportunity to participate in a shared experience with other educators- Flex my creativity muscles with daily photo assignments while also improving my photo-taking abilities- Photo journal of the year does the remembering so that I don't have to


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 21, 2013 3:35 PM

I like this - could be quite a different way to advocate for your school library and result in a visual end of year report.

Jane Schmude's curator insight, March 17, 2013 6:35 PM

This sounds interesting. A chance to connect with other libraries and the students in your own school?

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Got Fun? Libraries As Affective (and Effective!) Learning Environments

The Adventures of Library Girl: Got Fun? Libraries As Affective (and Effective!) Learning Environments | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

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Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 11, 2013 5:16 PM

This is a great video by the Washington Library Media Association. Outlines very clearly the role of the teacher librarian in the school community in a techology oriented environment with a strong focus on teaching and learning.

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A challenging profession and importance of role of teacher librarian

A challenging profession and importance of role of teacher librarian | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

Cassinelli gives us her perspective on the important role of Teacher Librarians in schools, the role technology can play in life-long learning, and her thoughts on the best opportunities in education today.


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New School Library Statistics Available in AASL’s School Libraries Count! 2012 Report

New School Library Statistics Available in AASL’s School Libraries Count! 2012 Report | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

According to trend data collected by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), library staffing , expenditures and physical usage remains consistent with 2011 results. The data also indicates connectivity to the school library continues to rise through increased networked computers in the school as well as remote access to school library databases. Data was collected as part of AASL’s national longitudinal survey, School Libraries Count! (SLC), conducted yearly since 2007.


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Digital Libraries to School Libraries

Digital Libraries to School Libraries | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

This project’s aim is to explore ways in which school librarians can use DL open content to expand and enrich the school library’s resource base and instructional support. This project uses the newest web-based technologies to help school librarians identify DL open content, integrate open content metadata into their OPACs, and help use open content for learning.


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8 Best Paper.Li for Teachers

Why search for information when information can come to you! This trend helps people gather content online and it is called Paper.Li. Basically, anyone can start an online newspaper where people publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily.  Below are the 8 best Paper.Li papers for teachers! Enjoy.


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How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools? | school libraries and technology

How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools? | school libraries and technology | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it
When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly.
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9 Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Scholar

9 Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Scholar | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

As a rule of thumb that applies to all Google products, the effective use of any service from Google can only be achieved through mastering its deep and hidden features.Go beyond the simple search.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:13 PM

This post takes you through each step on how to use the advanced features.

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School Library Research Update - School Library Monthly Blog

School Library Research Update - School Library Monthly Blog | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

This AASL session included two state-level studies (PA and NJ) and the newest results of School Libraries Count, and all three projects have useful online resources to study and share.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:59 PM

Reports on school library contribution to student achievement.

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 4, 2013 12:12 PM

Reports on school library contribution to student achievement.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, February 5, 2013 4:58 PM

This has a number of ecellent reports linked. 

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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.


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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, January 31, 2013 2:05 PM

Great source for links and articles.

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Are Search Engines Driving Libraries To Extinction? Not Quite Yet

Are Search Engines Driving Libraries To Extinction? Not Quite Yet | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project suggests just the opposite: that in fact, libraries are reinventing themselves as vibrant community-based repositories of important and sometimes eclectic print materials, but also offering a wide and creative range of services, access to apps, gadgets community spaces and more.


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Are Search Engines Driving Libraries to Extinction? Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project reveals that libraries are still considered important and valuable, but library users are not always aware of all that libraries have to offer. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 24, 2013 6:31 PM

How are you reinventing your school library?

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Online Tutorial Information Literacy - Helios

Articulate - The leader in rapid e-learning and communications.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 21, 2013 1:55 PM

Interesting tutorial, specially for secondary school students

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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic.

 

What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:05 PM

With 2013 being the year of statistics, infographics will be an essential tool.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 12, 2013 6:53 AM

I must get round to giving this a go!

 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:40 AM

Might be a great way to visually show the use that is made of the library space &/or personnel!  Choose the tool that suits you.

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School Library Thrives After Ditching Print Collection

School Library Thrives After Ditching Print Collection | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

“We used to think of a library as a building with stacks of books,” says Skinner, who has served as high school principal of the St. Louis Park, MN, Catholic preparatory school since 2007. “Now we should think of it as a space where people come together to share ideas, be creative, access information, and even read. Instead of thinking of it so literally, we should think of it as a more active space and evolving.”


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:12 PM

This quote from the principal sums up the role of the teacher librarian -- “I want someone who understands the role of a librarian as an instructional partner, an information specialist, a program administrator, and a school leader. I think the role and importance of a librarian and a media specialist is highly underrated. I am excited to get someone with a strong vision.”

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UNESCO Launches Free Online Course on Media and Information Literacy

UNESCO Launches Free Online Course on Media and Information Literacy | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a free online course that supports Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue. The course which is designed for teachers, policy makers and professionals will be offered over 13 weeks, from February 25 to May 31, 2013 and will be led by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 12, 2013 8:31 PM

A great initiative to develop leadership for media and information literacy in society.

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New PA Study Shows Full-time School Librarian Boosts Student Achievement

New PA Study Shows Full-time School Librarian Boosts Student Achievement | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA — Having access to a full-time, certified school librarian means better outcomes for Pennsylvania's public school students, according to new research from the Colorado-based RSL Research Group.

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S.O.S. for Information Literacy

S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy (K-16).


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Advocacy for Your School Library Helps All School Libraries

Advocacy for Your School Library Helps All School Libraries | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

A teacher librarian's story......I explain to him that it is vital that librarians shout about all the wonderful activities happening in their library. I do just that with this blog, the library website, twitter, email blasts, discussions with my principal, notices in the daily memo and articles in the school monthly newsletter. Since I became a librarian, I have used whatever media was available to advertise the library. I had to.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 4, 2012 1:24 AM

School libraries and media centers can be the driving force for meaningful technology integration in any school.  The key: Trained Librarian/Media specialists.

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning | Teacher Librarian Resources | Scoop.it

“Projects” can represent a range of tasks that can be done at home or in the classroom, by parents or groups of students, quickly or over time.

While project-based learning (PBL) also features projects, in PBL the focus is more on the process of learning and learner-peer-content interaction that the end-product itself.

The learning process is also personalized in a progressive PBL environment by students asking important questions, and making changes to products and ideas based on individual and collective response to those questions. In PBL, the projects only serve as an infrastructure to allow users to play, experiment, use simulations, address authentic issues, and work with relevant peers and community members in pursuit of knowledge.


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nicole esterow's curator insight, October 21, 2013 2:31 PM

Projects are a range of different tasks that can be completed either at home or in the classroom by partners or groups of students usually over a period of time. Project based learning includes projects but is more focused on the the process of learning and working with peers than the content of the project. The article presents a table that describes all the differences and how project based learning can be beneficial. 

 

I think that learning through doing is an important thing for students. But projects are not always the answer. Many time group projects end up being one person doing the work and everyone's name being attached to it. It's important to create projects that create a projec-based learning envrionment. I think that having project-based learning in a classroom is great. I also hope that most teachers understand the difference and try to assign more projectbased learning activities. 

JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 11, 2013 1:02 PM

This article describes the difference between projects and project-based learning.  Though some aspects of the two types of classroom learning are similar, project based learning generally takes projects to the next level.  PBL is a student centered approach to instruction and as such, asking students important questions and making changes to products and ideas created the philosophy behind PBL.  This resource includes an extensive chart that compares projects with PBL.  Here are three I'd like to highlight:

1. Projects can be done at home with out teacher guidance or team collaboration, where as PBL requires teacher guidance and team collaboration.

2. Projects do not give students many opportunities to make choices at any point in the project, while PBL requires the students to make most of the choices during the project with pre-approved guidelines.

3. Projects are generally turned and are all the same while PBL opportunities are presented to a public audience encompassing people from outside the classroom and they are different.

 

My reaction to this article surprised even me.  I was interested to learn about the differences between PBL and Projects.  Before curating the various articles for PBL and reading about it, I assumed that PBL basically meant the kids do projects to learn in the classroom.  After reading this article, I see that by thinking this way I was overlooking some significant aspects and benefits of PBL.  PBL takes doing projects to the next level because the projects are relevant to the kids' lives and they are child-centered.  Because PBL allows children to choose their topic and where their project is going with teacher approval, they experience ownership and they can get passionate about their work rather than doing projects.  I did a project in high school that was the same assignment for everyone and I had to work with what the teacher gave us for the problem.  I feel like I would have been so much more enthusiastic and engaged in the assignment if I was allowed to choose a topic that interested me and I could take it in a new direction.  I hope by using PBL principles in my classroom and allowing an open-ended aspect in each project the children work on, they will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride when they are finished.