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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Becoming a Writer-Librarian

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Becoming a Writer-Librarian | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
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Far beneath the Librarian's cool demeanour is a lover of words and writing.

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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science.

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CERT's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:09 AM

We, as teachers are frequently under the impression, that unless we control what children learn, we wouldn't have done our duties as teachers. At CERT we believe that giving the children enough flexibility to be creative and express their own ways of learning, is an imperative ingredient in the recipe for success and excellence. We need learners who are critical, reflective and show initiative. Rote learning, standardised tests, etc. are easy ways to have a silent classroom. Learning goes so much more beyond that. 

Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:06 AM

"The reality in Canada, which is unfortunate in Dr. Sahlberg’s view, is that students are rewarded for competing against their peers, teachers are held accountable by their class’s performance on exams, and schools are compared through widely published standardized test results. Finland takes an alternative approach. Students receive only narrative evaluation instead of marks or grades until Grade 5. Thereafter, their grades rely on how they’ve performed relative to their individual potential rather than as compared to their classmates. “Teachers stress grades as little as possible,” Dr. Sahlberg says. “This means that students ‘compete’ against themselves, not one another.”"

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Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From

Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

 

 


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Gerda van Doorn's comment, May 5, 2013 1:01 AM
Another possibility is Symbaloo, great for categorising.
Gianluigi Spagnoli's comment, May 6, 2013 12:39 AM
Tnx for the suggestion.
Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:10 AM

sooo many choices..

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Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement

Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement | Teacher Librarians Rule | 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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Five Search Engines You Can Use to Search the Deep Web

Five Search Engines You Can Use to Search the Deep Web | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), information in the Deep Web is just not visible to the software spiders and crawlers that create search engine indexes. Since this information makes up the vast majority of available content on the Web, we are potentially missing out on some pretty amazing resources.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:00 AM

usefulothers useful to know when teaching searching to 6th formers!

 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, April 28, 2013 4:09 PM

Looking a bit more deeply in seeking information

Carey Leahy's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:50 AM

Just a reminder about what 'else' is out there to access!

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The Story of How a Book Stolen by the Nazis Made Its Way Back Home

The Story of How a Book Stolen by the Nazis Made Its Way Back Home | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
The 21st century hasn't just collapsed geographical distances, but distances of time as well, making history easier than ever to access.
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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

We love Teacher Librarians! This infographic is created by Mia MacMeekin.


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Teacher Librarians are true multitaskers!!

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:23 PM

The Librarian...the most diversified teacher of all!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Great for the library website!

Ana María Correa's curator insight, February 25, 7:59 AM

A really lovely infographic that brings it all home...

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CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Nine universities are testing technology that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.
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In many situations where we bring technology into our classrooms, we are simply automating the tasks we've always done. This amounts to a very low-value use of the powerful tools we have access to. While there are questions and kinks within this e-textbook system, it demonstrates how the data that teachers can get from newer technologies can be highly beneficial in seeing the thinking and learning of all students

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Will m-learning learn the lessons from e-learning?

Will m-learning learn the lessons from e-learning? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is an inevitable consequence of seven key trends, but, if it’s to be successful, organisations must learn from the experience of implementing e-learning.

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Let's put the students' smartphones to good use!

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:11 PM

As nearly every person on the planet has a mobile device, m-learning is the next step in our cultural revolution.

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Explore the World's Oldest Photography Museum via Google

Explore the World's Oldest Photography Museum via Google | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
The George Eastman House is the first museum of photography to join the Google Art Project, a digital collection for works of art.
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Facilitating learning through guided enquiry

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Professor Carol Kuhlthau, Rutgers University, USA The problem is—and this is true of books and every other medium—we don’t know whether the information we find [on the Web] is accurate or not. We d...
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Carol Kuhlthau is a legend.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 1, 2013 11:33 PM
Librarians are needed now more than ever!
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Libraries: Do we need them?

Libraries: Do we need them? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Do we really need libraries? My students don't think so. "We have computers," they say. As a writer, the idea of a world w/out libraries is a world w/out oxygen. That said, this isn't a debate just about books.
Anne McLean's insight:

Lengthy but useful Learnist board on plagiarism.  I believe plagiarism in the digital age has hit new heights.  Or lows.  As teacher librarians we play a crucial role in helping students to find credible information on the Internet but that is only part of the information search process.  Using the information properly and crediting sources is crucial.

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LRS infographic on school library_impact

LRS infographic on school library_impact | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

Summaries key research findings on school library impact. Infographics are a powerful way of presenting a central argument visually. An excellent dissemination strategy for EBP initiatives.


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What's a Library?

What's a Library? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
I live across the street from a library, or at least what used to be a library. The Donnell Library on West 53rd Street. Today, it is a big hole in the ground.
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We must remain relevant, or else...

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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


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Leslie Lilly's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Literacy is the gateway to a life of opportunity. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:33 AM

Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:08 AM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.

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How Graphic Novels Became the Hottest Section in the Library - Publishers Weekly

How Graphic Novels Became the Hottest Section in the Library - Publishers Weekly | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

Over the past decade, the graphic novel genre has become one of the fastest-growing at libraries of all kinds, as a new generation of librarians adopts the category as a means to energize collections and boost circulation and patronage.


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Give the students what they want and they will read!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:59 PM

In 2011, graphic novels made up about 10% of his collection but 35% of his circulation—and the number grew in 2012.

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Catching Up With The Kids: Moving School Libraries Into The New Media Era - TeachThought

Catching Up With The Kids: Moving School Libraries Into The New Media Era - TeachThought | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Catching Up With The Kids: Moving School Libraries Into The New Media Era

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Unfortunately kids are being held back by some school librarians.

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Anna Szumilas's comment, May 2, 2013 8:26 AM
Fortunately, they are encouraged and mentored by others...
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The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, fresh from a visit to North Korea in January, on why the Internet is far from an unalloyed good to the citizens of dictatorships around the world.
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Transliteracy is the New Language Arts » Playing with Media

Transliteracy is the New Language Arts » Playing with Media | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

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Successful Plagiarism 101 - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Successful Plagiarism 101 - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
If students are going to cheat, they should at least know how to do it well.
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Plagarism is the true scourge of the digital age.  In high schools, students use Google and Wikipedia and classroom teachers do not ask for bibliographies.

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Working Together Is Working Smarter | Sustained Collaboration

Working Together Is Working Smarter | Sustained Collaboration | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools.


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Teacher Libraians should work with the Head Teachers of Teaching and Learning.  Unfortunately this does not happen in reality.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 11, 2013 8:34 AM

How do we get administrators to catch on to this?

Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 12, 2013 4:58 AM

Teachers & teacher librarians collaborating to achieve curriculum goals has to be the 'smart' way.

Rita Godwin's curator insight, April 21, 2013 5:07 AM

Informative infographic showing how collaboration with colleagues helps to advocate for the LMS's role in the school.

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What is the DPLA?

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Intersections.pdf

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Don't Let the Dream of Open Access Journals Die

Don't Let the Dream of Open Access Journals Die | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Northwestern University pays more than $7.5 million per year for electronic subscription to academic journals. How research advancements can and should be shared widely and freely
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Important debate regarding access to online information

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Libraries stuck in digital divide

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Problems and solutions for libraries regarding ebooks.

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