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Teacher Librarians love information literacy, digital literacy and literacy
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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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Judge: Aggregator of AP news can't have free ride

Judge: Aggregator of AP news can't have free ride | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge concluded that an Internet news clipping service essentially resold stories from The Associated Press, saying in a decision released Thursday that the ability of news organizations to perform "an essential function...
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It is important that students  recognise accuracy and authority when searching for information on the Internet.  A crucial role that the teacher librarian can play in this process is digitally curating such sites for the students.

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What do Librarians Need to Know About MOOCs?

What do Librarians Need to Know About MOOCs? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
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Online access to information is one thing.  However MOOCs alter the playing field.

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Sugata Mitra on the Future of Learning

Sugata Mitra on the Future of Learning | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

Mitra’s premise is that schools are still operating on a 19th century factory model designed to spit out workers with the same skills. He encourages teachers and parents to break free of that model and do a better job at sparking children’s curiosity and agency.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:44 PM

The video of Sugata Mitra's TED talk is well worth viewing. (He is the winner of the TED 2013 talks.)

Jenny Lussier's curator insight, March 15, 2013 2:44 PM

Very interested in teaching creativity!

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Bring back shushing librarians

Bring back shushing librarians | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?
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Do we really need these old fashioned dragons back?

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School library and student achievement | Infographic

School library and student achievement | Infographic | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

This infographic captures the impact of the school library and the school library staff on student learing, reading and academic achievement.


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Cindy Rogers's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:53 AM

This graphic speaks for itself.

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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November, who has been talking about ways to get studen

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:14 AM
Great piece! Really difficult to change the habit of some teachers and students who like to be handed the photocopied piece of research though. Would love to see more of this!
John Rudkin's comment, February 26, 2013 3:16 AM
I has to change though. The continuation of the tardy old ways has to be swept aside. That approach can have its place - there needs to be a blend (of course), but attitudes need to change.
Deborah Owen's curator insight, February 26, 2013 9:19 AM

Help students become more engaged in their learning by directing their own learning, at least to some extent.

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New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

“School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students' research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity. These traditional roles and strengths are increasingly critical as society faces a deluge of digital information, and the lines between content user and content creator are blurred and even actively deconstructed.”


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Digital literacy should be at the core of practice and is interlinked to information literacy in the digital age.

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Audrey Nay's comment, February 8, 2013 3:53 PM
Great description of SL's role
Christine Margocs's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:37 PM

Libraries are great resources when teaching digital literacy.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 8:16 PM

Libraries are digital platforms serving the needs of schools and communities. 

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Library Research Skills - teach yourself online - Library - University of Tasmania, Australia

Library Research Skills - teach yourself online - Library - University of Tasmania, Australia | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
UTAS Library has published a new series of short library information and research skills videos on youtube http://t.co/A4Xbe9Vd

 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:38 PM

add your insight...

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School kids love Youtube
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Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's

Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

This post reflects on Principal's perceptions of school librarians compared to how the librarians saw themselves in research conducted by Tricia Kuon and Holly Weimar.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 2, 2013 5:52 PM

How does your principal demonstrate that he/she values you? In this post the following statement should encourage teacher librarians to take on board a bigger picture focus for the coming year - "The Principal's view is broader and management-focussed, the librarian's is narrower and task-focussed."

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Newsweek unveils last print cover

Newsweek unveils last print cover | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Newsweek, the 80-year-old US current affairs magazine, unveils the cover of its last ever print edition.
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The digital shift.

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Application programming interface (API) - Trove

Application programming interface (API) - Trove | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
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Disrupt the paradigm

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Lisa Durff's curator insight, March 24, 2013 9:03 AM

What our schools should be doing versus what they say they are doing versus the stark reality................More written by @jackiegerstein at https://t.co/nPqMNvQx

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50 Common Latin Phrases Every College Student Should Know | OEDb

While there may not be cites and countries full of people speaking Latin these days, that doesn't mean the ancient language is something you can just forget about.

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Basic Latin literacy never did anyone, any harm!

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Luke Allen's comment, March 19, 2013 2:26 PM
In highschool our favorite phrase was "Semper ubi sub ubi." But what did we know!
Anne McLean's comment, March 21, 2013 5:19 AM
You had me at "Latin"!
Linda Dougherty's comment, March 23, 2013 12:31 AM
Google Translate has an English to Latin translator and try http://www.inrebus.com/latinmottogenerator.php to make your own mottos :) "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres" which is all I remember from high school Latin besides the classic "Veni,vidi, vici"!
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What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"?

What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Thanks to Amy Mayer of FriEdTechnology for this fantastic comparison describing the key differences between "doing projects" and project-based learning! This, my friends, is exactly what I have bee...
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Students are urged to stay away from Wikipedia and Google for research

Students are urged to stay away from Wikipedia and Google for research | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
“Don’t use Wikipedia,” is the caution that every freshman in Dr. Susan K. Thomas’s English 102 class is altogether too used to hearing.
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Too obvious!  There are loads of free access quality databases available.  This is basic information literacy 101!

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 8, 2013 2:02 PM

.... and go further after using them...

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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"

 

Facepalm.

 

The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
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Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream

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21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D., learningunlimitedllc.com If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional… (21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher


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Nurturing Lifelong Learning with Personal Learning Networks, Ohio eTech Conference 2013

Nurturing Lifelong Learning with Personal Learning Networks, Ohio eTech Conference 2013 | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
A sincere thank you to everyone who made me feel so welcome at the Ohio eTech Conference last evening and today as well as the conference organizers for their hospitality!  I'd also like to extend ...
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Teacher Librariàns will only keep up with trends if they network.  Otherwise they appear as dinosaurs.

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Project-Based Learning: What is it?

Project-Based Learning: What is it? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

Project-based learning (PBL) is a method used to cultivate learning and teach students 21st century skills. The idea is “built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation,” and “generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in everyday world outside the classroom”


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 26, 2013 2:16 AM

I like the graph that displays the difference between a typical classroom project and  project-based learning. Also, some useful weblinks to other resources in the topic.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, January 26, 2013 3:56 AM
This is done in my son's school and depending on who set the project it can work really well. If though the teacher has not worked with the school librarian it doesn't work quite as well.
sarspri's curator insight, February 2, 2013 4:06 PM

Differentiates between 'class projects' and 'project-based learning.'

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Information Literacy is more than a set of skills, argument drawing ... | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Public Library Info Lit Champions

Information Literacy is more than a set of skills, argument drawing ... | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Public Library Info Lit Champions | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
As learning needs changes and technology advances, the challenge of learning new information literacy skills, attributes and processes become essential. The role of the teacher librarian in facilitating learning is once more ...

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E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%.
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Libraries need to adapt to changing patterns

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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 Librarians Rule | 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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