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Does a full-time school librarian make a critical difference ... more evidence

Does a full-time school librarian make a critical difference ... more evidence | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Simply put, students suffer when they don’t have adequate resources—and, in particular, we’ve found that student achievement suffers when schools lack libraries that are staffed by full-time librarians. “Nearly every public school in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties has a library with certified staff, which has been proven to increase student reading and comprehension,” notes Kintisch. “In contrast, most public schools in Philadelphia do not employ a certified librarian, and more than 140 do not have a library.”


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We need to keep reading to keep learning in life.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 9, 2013 1:35 AM

Essential findings and commentary on this important issue for each school community.

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 15, 2013 3:14 PM

There is a definite need for guidance - finding the right material for the most effective learning does not "just happen".  So many schools are losing the advantages they could give struggling learners by opting to lessen or eliminate certified librarian positions.

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Transparency is the new fierce « NeverEndingSearch

Transparency is the new fierce « NeverEndingSearch | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Joyce concludes with:"We are all about openness, communication, and accountability. At a time when we need to world to recognize our contribution to learning, we must be transparent. It should be our culture.  Let’s make 2012 a year to be both fierce and transparent."

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30 Graphics That Explain the Last 100 Years - Made From History

30 Graphics That Explain the Last 100 Years - Made From History | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Given we’ll shortly be reaching the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, we compiled this piece to explain the key global events of the...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 27, 7:00 PM

If you teach history/social studies this post is right up your alley. The website MadeFromHistory has put together 30 infographics that look at 30 key events in the last 100 years, and they do acknowledge that the have "left out quite a few events" due to space limitations. You can also find sections that focus on World War I, World War II, and Civil Rights as well as a Referenced Blog, which shares a wide variety of topics.

For many students, using visuals helps them to recall information more readily. If you teach history from the past 100 years it is worth checking out this website.

David Baker's curator insight, July 29, 12:04 PM
Visuals that include original source materials make classroom experiences much more relevant to students. It allows the story of the events to be made more real whether it is the experiences of WWI, WW II, or Civil Rights.
Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 6:44 PM

 valuable tool for teaching of history. A series of infographics, timelines and a referenced blog which give valuable visual insight into key events from the last century.

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Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014 | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada from the Voices for School Libraries Network of the Canadian Library Association

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Great 'Proforma' to follow when moving the Library to a learning 'hub' in a school.

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lyn_hay's curator insight, June 4, 8:27 PM

This is an important and timely document for teacher librarians worldwide. This document presents a vision-building blueprint for school communities to transform their school library into a 21C learning centre. Strengths of this document include the standards framework for building a vision, and the transitional growth continuum of indicators of success from Exploring through to Leading - this is brilliant!

This is a must read for all school library professionals and principals.

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Social Networking Tips

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Advice from Common Sense Media editors. By behaving responsibly online, kids can get the best of what the Web has to offer, plus stay safe and private.

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Anyway we can to get the message across!
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TES Australia | Over 580,994 free teaching resources for you to use in your classroom and school.

TES Australia | Over 580,994 free teaching resources for you to use in your classroom and school. | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Download free Teaching Resources, Worksheets and Lesson Plans that meet the Cross-Curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities of the Australian National Curriculum. For Pre School early childhood, Primary, Secondary & Senior Secondary

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Joined today and investigated some resources - usable.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 17, 4:53 PM

Resources to support early childhood & F - 12 Australian Curriculum. 

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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.

Origins of storytellingAncient Egyptian storiesAncient Greek poetsShadowplay in AsiaTroubadoursPrinting pressShakespeare's playsMovies & radioGolden age of tvInternetTransmedia storytellingAlternate reality games
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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

Andrea Robotti's curator insight, July 1, 5:04 AM

Interessante excursus storico sullo storytelling...ma ci rendiamo conto che andando indietro di millenni la la storia dell'uomo è sempre stata accompagnata dalal necessità di raccontarsi?

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Celebrate Australia Day!

Celebrate Australia Day! | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Each year, when school returns we are immediately plunged into Australia Day celebrations – and at such a busy time of the year!
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An example of how a press release by specialist support staff (egTLs) can help teachers locate and select digital learning objects.

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16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom - TeachThought

16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom - TeachThought | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat.

But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure — in academic terms — actually begin."

 


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A reminder that the Habits of Mind as so important to all else - attitude!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Joyce's Story: The Ending Is Up To You

The Adventures of Library Girl: Joyce's Story: The Ending Is Up To You | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

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Agreed - we need to busy - being significant!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 21, 2013 8:39 AM

Time to do something about it?

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 23, 2013 9:44 PM

Evaluate your own library program. How does it measure up?

Lourense Das's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:51 AM

If every school library looked like what Joyce Valenza is describing, our profession would not be on the endangered species list.

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8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept - TeachThought

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What do great teachers do differently? Here are 8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept, from TeachThought.

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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 23, 2013 3:35 AM

We need to be teaching advanced search skills.

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The librarian edge: Title talk: Librarian + What? Teacher? Facilitator? Curriculum Leader?

The librarian edge: Title talk: Librarian + What? Teacher? Facilitator? Curriculum Leader? | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Where did the teaching go?  It's still in there, but shifted - from direct to indirect - while retaining learning as the priority.


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and now a change in the application process too . . .

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 17, 2013 4:53 PM

Changing titles ... changing roles ... the dynamics of school libraries.

Connie Wise's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:21 PM

What is your library job description?

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2013 Australian School Library Survey - Softlink

2013 Australian School Library Survey - Softlink | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"2013 Australian School Library Survey - Key findings link school library resourcing to literacy.   You can download the full 27 page report of the 2013 school library survey from http://www.softlinkint.com/2013-australian-school-library-survey-schools/ ; "


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Contributing your school's stats helps get numbers behind the supporting evidence. 

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:06 PM
Yes - it's so obvious it's criminal we have to keep on saying this. Great piece of practical reesearch
Dianne lane's comment, October 22, 2013 11:14 PM
Great to see the importance of recreational reading is still highly regarded.
Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, January 14, 1:06 AM

Advocacy for school libraries

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

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* The Essential Guide to Professional Learning which has three sections: Evaluation, Leading Culture and Innovation. Each of these areas has a downloadable resource.

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Afelio Padilla's curator insight, August 14, 3:41 PM

Rescooped for Charles Voth. Try,alternatively, http://toolkit.aitsl.edu.au/category/professional-learning/

Best Regards!!

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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 14, 4:51 PM
THe link worked for me. Sorry if you were having trouble Charles Voth, one notification is enough. Regards
Chris Carter's comment, August 14, 8:21 PM
Link works for me, too. Perhaps it was a digital hiccup.
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There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.

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Great list of apps - lots still for me to try.

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0.  Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."


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Students need a strong basis of all facets of 'Information Literacy' before they move into 'Education 3.0'.
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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 31, 2:48 AM

Yes!!! Clear and beautiful,,,thanks!

valerie_VW's curator insight, June 1, 10:57 AM

Cela ne va pas être simple tout ça...

maria mora's curator insight, June 26, 1:09 PM

Educación 3.0

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

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There's an APP for that!  A collection to refer to - several I'm still to try.

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tom jackson's curator insight, June 18, 9:25 AM

it can get confusing (for us, seasoned teachers) to recall which does what when we use these tools infrequently.  This user-friendly chart is a very helpful as it defines what to use for which purpose.

tom jackson's curator insight, June 18, 9:26 AM

it is confusing to recall which does what when we use these tools infrequently.  This user-friendly chart is a very helpful as it defines what to use for which purpose.

Libchelle's curator insight, June 18, 6:25 PM

Fantastic  table for students, teachers and parents. 

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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, April 16, 10:45 AM

Good read.

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 4:12 AM

Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 5:12 AM

Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

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All based on collected data in your specific location and then adapting1 As stated in the article: “Do you see what these 10 changes spell? USERS ADAPT,” concluded Luhtala. “And that’s what today’s library is all about: adapting.”
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Ann Ewel's curator insight, March 12, 1:21 PM

Thought provoking list -- I don't think I am going to get rid of my office or all my bookcases -- but we are making changes too.

 

Jan Watts's curator insight, March 16, 7:53 PM

Are you working hard to align your library practice with the digitally-supported learning that is happening in your school?  This post makes some sensible suggestions.....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:09 PM

Our library needs a librarian first!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H!

The Adventures of Library Girl: Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H! | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:56 PM

More brilliance from the awesome Library Girl!

Debbie Smiloff De Louise's curator insight, December 16, 2013 5:46 AM

Nice weeding tips

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:47 AM

Nice new acronym for weeding your collection.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Fluency21 ...

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Fluency21 ... | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
“This article written by Sahiba Pahwa and published on EdTechReview offers up a practical strategy for developing Information Fluency skills in students, specifically in regards to researching online.
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Usual suggestions, with useful links.

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Digital Survival

Digital Survival | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Addressing digital citizenship with the “Digital Citizenship Survival Kit”.  GUEST COLUMN | by Craig Badura It's a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our pK-12 Aurora Hus...

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Worth a try - with a few changes I have in mind.

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Miep Carstensen's curator insight, October 25, 2013 4:42 PM

Yes, bringing abstract into a tactile context learners can relate to.

Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:33 PM

This "survival kit" is equally applicable for adult learners. Fun, and funny.

Marji Gibbs's curator insight, December 18, 2013 7:20 AM

Creative visual props to discuss digital citizenship

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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

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Let the student choose one to do for you!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:44 PM

A great graphic to have on display

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:44 AM

A great listing to remember!

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Why have School Librarians? | Teen Librarian

Why have School Librarians? | Teen Librarian | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools.


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Basic advocacy in a leaflet! 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:39 PM

The leaflet outlines what a professional School Librarian, and the Library service they lead, will provide to pupils and the whole school community and why that is important.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:41 PM

Advocating for our libraries is essential and we need to remember not to be too busy to do it!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:35 PM

Why do we need librarians?  This booklet clearly directs the reader to consider whether their school library meets certain essential goals.

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Position Statement on the School Librarian's Role in Reading | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Position Statement on the School Librarian's Role in Reading | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
So true!! - Position Statement on the School Librarian's Role in Reading http://t.co/y0CZBiIZpo
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Reinforces all the 'facets' of he TL role throughout the world!

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Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School Library Journal

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School Library Journal | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Younger adults are also more likely than older adults to use libraries as quiet study spaces, and are just as likely as older adults to have visited libraries, borrowed print books, and browsed the stacks."


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Print material is still so important!

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Keith Koehler's comment, September 8, 2013 8:35 PM
Thank you LN. I am working on my advocacy class and your site has some great links. Hope you have a great school year.
Glenda Morris's curator insight, October 16, 2013 9:30 PM

Students still enjoy the print collections

Joanne Schenkel's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:29 PM

Yes! My year 7 students expressed the same view last week. They prefer to interact with paper books and love the fact that I can guide them to find a book which is a "perfect fit". Many students said they would then use the recommendations from their classmates, particularly those with whom I'd encouraged to try a new author or series.