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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?

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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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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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Studying How to Study - Lessons in digital literacy

Studying How to Study - Lessons in digital literacy | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

In this lesson students will learn about some of the factors that influence successful study. They will evaluate their existing study skills in the light of information from an infographic and do some online research into effective study techniques.


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Above my young student's requirements - some interesting ideas to to use as examples for topics.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2015 6:03 AM

My latest lesson plan on TES.

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AustLit - Australian Literature like you've never accessed it before!

AustLit - Australian Literature like you've never accessed it before! | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

By Kay Oddone Every Australian teacher, and any teachers of literature across the world who teach Australian Literature should make themselves aware of AustLit, an amazing resource created by a dedicated team of researchers and indexers based at the...

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Access to so many resources!

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Digital Fluency PowToon

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Basic overview - but an example of PowToon & links to others eg Differentiated Instruction.

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How to Evaluate Web Resources

How to Evaluate Web Resources | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Neat infographic on evaluation of web resources.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 15, 2015 10:04 PM

So much information and so little time!  This infographic and webpage provide clear guidance that teachers can use to help their students be more selective about the sources they choose to use.  

ICTE Solutions Australia's curator insight, December 28, 2015 11:43 PM

In an ICT integrated society, it is important that people are information literate. That means being able to search for and analyse information for their benefits. As websites on the Internet become more popular teachers need to teach their students the right skills and knowledge so that their students are able to become information literate. Any guide therefore, that will assist teachers in doing so is worth using as a resource as reference for both teachers and students to use.

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The Literacy Shed - Home

The Literacy Shed - Home | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

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To be further investigated!
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New Literacies | 21st Century | eSkills | eLeadership

New Literacies | 21st Century | eSkills | eLeadership | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.


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Good visual summary.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 28, 2015 8:23 AM

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=is+my+professional+development


Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:47 AM

Easy to understand and logically presented - especially for parents who may not recognize some of these terms when we "talk."

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 7, 2015 9:06 AM

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.

 

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Some acknoledgmentSo, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...


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Some acknowledgment to the site would still be necessary - to keep students in the habit of attribution of source..

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 17, 2015 9:02 AM

This article will be a great resource for student projects. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 18, 2015 2:15 PM

Oh boy! All the resources in one place! Happy Dancin'

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, July 28, 2015 7:24 AM

Παρότι στ' Αγγλικά, χρησιμότατο για τα ιστολόγια ή τα sites!

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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science. All of these documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover. It will take you awhile to sift through the entire list but we are pretty sure you will come out with some good documentaries to share with your class."


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Juan Rodríguez-silvar's curator insight, June 13, 2015 3:55 PM

Catro boas ferramentas recomendadas.

Four good tools recommended

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 15, 2015 3:09 AM

Open education est en train d'arriver et mettra des discussion sur le droit d'auteur au placard (au moins un peu). Voici des ressources gratuites à utiliser en classe.

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Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn - Edutopia

Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn - Edutopia | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Until recently, I was like Jane, but with technology. I used tech tools all day with little knowledge of their workings. And, despite my interactions with Jane, I had a typical fixed-mindset explanation for this: "I'm an English teacher. My brain doesn't work that way." What I was really saying was, "I forget how to be a beginner."

A year ago, though, I became a beginner, an apprentice, a struggling learner. I decided to learn how to code.

Immediately, the experience became less about designing websites and more about experiencing the growth mindset, improving confidence with technology, and learning that failure is part of the process.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 15, 2015 7:58 AM

Here's an English teacher who decided to learn to code in order to help one of his students. HIs growth is a story we need to examine and understand. It's about how we learn. 

Luz Godina's curator insight, May 25, 2015 11:53 PM

learning to code

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The Power of "I Don't Know"

The Power of "I Don't Know" | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

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Showing students how to make Google do the work with more specific search terms.  Author suggests a 'Timed Treasure Hunt' and verifying the results....

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:34 AM
1. Make Google do the work (Helping student learn how to use it wisely) 2. Create a timed scavenger hunt. 3. Verify the Evidence
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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?""


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A couple of basic strategies we are already using - and a couple more as a good reminder to support student engagement - Mix it up!

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:53 PM

Great article from the perspective of the students in the classroom.  

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 29, 2014 5:39 AM

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 31, 2014 12:36 AM

Getting it from the kiddies mouth so to speak!  I think as adults we would all agree on their ideas!

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collection of E-Learning Tools. Recommended for learners age 3-13

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collection of E-Learning Tools. Recommended for learners age 3-13 | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
The UNESCO Bangkok ICT in Education Programme has created this CD-ROM which contains a collection of free e-learning tools suitable for children age 3-13. They are useful for instructed learning and self-learning.

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Interesting to check out some time soon!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 24, 2015 1:51 AM

You can download the complete contents of the CD in a zipfile from this page.

Jennifer Hincapie's curator insight, May 3, 10:07 PM
I decided to share this article to all my fellows, as it proposes very interesting tools to work with young learners and E learning, and it is of utmost importance to teach our kids how to use technology appropriately. We cannot reject the use of technology, we need to accept it, confront it, and better teach our learners how to use it
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Information Literacy

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Again - Basic but effective introduction.

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Linking Literature to Makerspaces

Linking Literature to Makerspaces | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries seem to be the space where makerspaces are taking off. The library is a place of engagement, learning, discovery, belonging, community, creativity and innovation.

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Making the connections in library spaces . . .

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How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty | MindShift | KQED News

How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty | MindShift | KQED News | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Teaching students how to confront what we don't know can trigger curiosity and lead to new discoveries, according to author Jamie Holmes.


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Real curiosity ensures engagement!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 22, 2015 9:25 PM

Curiosity is key! Engagement follows!

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Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success | School Library Journal

Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success | School Library Journal | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Another school library impact study demonstrating the contribution school libraries and TLs make to student achievement.
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Seth Bell's curator insight, October 25, 2015 11:05 PM

Great article for Library Advocacy.

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Books light up our world! Sneak preview of our display for Book Week

Books light up our world! Sneak preview of our display for Book Week | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Book Week is upon us! Yes, The Children's Book Council of Australia's annual Book Week is just a weekend away, and this year the theme is 'Books light up our world'. They sure do, and we are going ...

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Some 'enlightening' ideas . . .

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Citation needed: Information literacy lessons from Wikipedia

This session presented as a webinar for the Australian School Library Association is an opportunity for educators to learn about how Wikipedia works to realise…

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New children's laureate launches masked crusade for libraries in schools | tesconnect

New children's laureate launches masked crusade for libraries in schools | tesconnect | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Chris Riddell, author of the award-winning Goth Girl series of books and a political cartoonist, has been named as the ninth children’s laureate.  Mr Riddell launched his laureateship this morning by celebrating the importance of school libraries –...

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. . . and a push for the physical space of a library . . . YES!

 

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership.


Via Karen Bonanno
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To extend, reflect and consider - the concept is great.

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Judith Morais's curator insight, January 10, 2015 6:14 PM

This activity develops questioning skills that will fit in nicely with my focus on developing reciprocal reading strategies.  

Crystal Steele Joyce's curator insight, January 15, 2015 9:22 PM

I absolutely love how simple this is and yet can be so effective!

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Reading Australia - Home

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This is the Reading Australia Home page. Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.

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A great resource when more digital content is made available.
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SCIS's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:32 PM

Excellent Curriculum resource

Susy VU's curator insight, November 3, 2015 6:55 AM

What a great resource for Schools- Reading Australia #vulibstud2015

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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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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 20, 2:01 AM
Molt bo!
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 29, 7:38 PM

Very useful! Thanks to Michel Verstrepen.      

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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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