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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, 2014 1:06 AM

Advocacy for school libraries

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information fluency home

information fluency home | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Information Fluency is the ability to locate digital information efficiently, evaluate it effectively and use it ethically.
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That all adds up to 'Literacy'

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Lucis explaination for why we need libraries and stories.

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.

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Worth repeating: the processes are more important than the content!

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, October 9, 2013 1:35 PM

A great, succinct set of guidelines.

Lynne Stone's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:10 AM

This underlines the importance of good teaching to build student capacity to learn and use what they have learned.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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Couple of games to try  with added benefits

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Rudi Permana's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:04 AM

Sometimes we often forget to take lessons from the process (playing the game) or experience (in the real life)  that we've been through.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 12, 2014 12:37 AM

Need an idea for team-building with your students for those first days of school?  These are classic ice-breaker activities any grade level can enjoy.

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Cybersafety – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

Cybersafety – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility! | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Teaching about cybersafety is the responsibility of every teacher.
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We all need to take this information on-board for personal and professional purposes.

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Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections - a review

Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections - a review | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Many are questioning the need for libraries to have digital collections, as access to information appears ubiquitous. With the answer to every question seemingly a ‘Google’ away, it is a common misconception that libraries and library staff are no longer needed. .  .  .  

The provision of digital as well as physical collections provides not only what users need and demand, but also provides supports equity of access."

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Thanks Bris Catholic Ed and ResourceLink Crew!

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Suggestions and examples for teachers at several stages of experience.

Note 4 me - Comic Life information p163.

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.


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Well said in conclusion: "Librarians who adopt these (listed) skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are."  That's certainly what we all need to do!

 
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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

Галина Егорова's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:10 AM
5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

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7 tips for making your principal your ally - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

7 tips for making your principal your ally - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Librarians, you cannot afford to have an adversarial relationship with their principals. You cannot even afford principals who are "agents of benevolent neglect." You need an administrator who actively supports you and your program.
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It's about being proactive and out there!

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Assessments of Information Literacy available online (Information Literacy Assessments)

Assessments of Information Literacy available online (Information Literacy Assessments) | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Discover Jon Muller's list of Assessments of Information Literacy http://t.co/5FlBjrH2Xs (via Lizz Zitron)
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Heaps of links to be investigated!

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How to Create an Infographic in an Hour or Less [5 Free PPT Templates]

How to Create an Infographic in an Hour or Less [5 Free PPT Templates] | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn how easy it is to create a new infographic in under an hour using one of our 5 free PowerPoint templates!
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Perhaps the annual report could be produced in one visual infographic!

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Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:04 PM

Want to try these!  GATES??

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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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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.

 

doeni onco's curator insight, January 6, 9:09 PM

The future of libraries is strong. It is evolving to include digital media, but most patrons still prefer print! @Truce_CISD #CISDlibrarians #CastleberryISD

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School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013

School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013 | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:26 AM

This applies equally in the UK as in the US

Lourense Das's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:19 PM

School librarians as assertive leaders. Nice invitation to work on our competencies ;-)

Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, October 18, 2013 3:50 PM

He was an awesome speaker AND his wife is a librarian! He knows what he is talking about.

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol

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Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project

Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"David Grant, who guides the Portland school's technology integration and curriculum development, has put together a six-step rubric for designing a project."

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Worth reading the comments frm experienced teachers.  Interesting to note that - 

Tech learning was scaffolded out so students weren't learning the technology at the same time they were creating their individual final products and the CD-ROM.
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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources

10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.

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American examples in focus - there are Australian ones to identify too.

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rwestby's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:36 PM

Not just for kids. Great for everyone. 

K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, October 5, 2013 3:36 PM

These are great web resources for teaching your students about locating primary sources. 

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27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School

27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
We're all in this together and figuring out how to encourage teamwork in school is something every administrator, teacher, and student should know how to do.
The post 27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School appeared first on Edudemic.

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Basic, good ideas as reminders.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:46 AM

Yet another awesome Infographic from Mia MacMeekin to print and hang in the classroom as a reminder of how teams really work.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Penny For Your Thoughts: What's Really On The Mind of Today's Teacher Librarian

The Adventures of Library Girl: Penny For Your Thoughts: What's Really On The Mind of Today's Teacher Librarian | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
TL Advocacy: The Adventures of Library Girl: What's Really On The Mind of Today's Teacher Librarian... http://t.co/jsYVtgutxa
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Wow - creative, generous and informative colleague!  Read to the end and get all the extras to use and try

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Free Technology for Teachers: On YouTube You Can Now Find Free Music to Legally Download and Re-use

Free Technology for Teachers: On YouTube You Can Now Find Free Music to Legally Download and Re-use | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"For the last couple of years Vimeo has offered free music to download and re-use in your video projects. Now YouTube is offering the same thing through the YouTube Audio Library. This library is slightly different than the free music available when you use the YouTube slideshow creation tool. The music in the YouTube Audio Library is music that you can download to use in projects online and offline. You can search the library of music according to genre, mood, instrument, or duration. You can listen to the tracks before downloading them as MP3 files."


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 27, 2013 10:06 AM

Dobra novica, saj je za pripravo e-gradiv potrebnoimeti veliko glasbenega ozadja ...

Linda Jones's curator insight, September 27, 2013 2:18 PM

Great News!

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We Wanted To Talk About 21st Century Education

This animation was produced on behalf of the Australian delegation to the Global Education Leadership Programme (GELP). It makes the case for making big changes…

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Says it in a nutshell.  We need to Enable, Engage and Empower youth.  Much of Australia has a fair way to go though!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:24 PM

An interesting overview of the future of education and learning in Australia in a globally connected world.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 26, 2013 1:42 AM

Global Education Leadership Program video.

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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint

A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Have you ever Googled yourself ? Have you ever checked your virtual identity? Do you know that you leave a digital footprint every time you get online? Do you know that whatever you do online is accumulated into a digital dossier traceable by others ? These and several other similar questions are but the emerging tip of the sinking iceberg.One that is packed full of concerns related to issues of our online identity and privacy issues.

 


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Some good teaching ideas and short video to use as discussion starters!

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Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 5:19 PM

Must share with GATES/Edmodo

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Curation as learning in information literacy ~ libfocus - Irish library blog

Curation as learning in information literacy ~ libfocus - Irish library blog | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @MMichelleMoore: Curation as learning in information literacy ~ libfocus - Irish library blog: http://t.co/lNUKYu4lRb
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Site explains well how curating information is a valuable 'filtering' infoLit skill!

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