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With Book Creator 2.5 Released With a Fantastic New Sharing Option

With Book Creator 2.5 Released With a Fantastic New Sharing Option | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Book Creator is currently my favorite iPad app for creating multimedia books on your iPad. The app costs $4.99 (less with volume purchasing), but it is well worth it. The latest updates to Book Creator allows you to export your books to ePub 3.0 format. The exported file can be opened an read in the Chrome web browser using the free Readium browser extension. This is a great option as it allows a parent who doesn’t have an iPad at home to view his or her child’s work at home"




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Good for multimodal text creation on latest iPad iOS6.

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What Do Teacher Librarians Teach?

What Do Teacher Librarians Teach? | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

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Another version for a closer look.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:03 PM

Transliteracy is the name of the game!  We teach it all!

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | 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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:01 PM

Kieth Curry Lance's decade long research studies established (beyond any doubt) that a professionally staffed library is essential for student achievement. It never hurts to be shown the obvious truth (over and over again).


When will the decision makers stop the lip service and pay attention to the research? School Libraries and Librarians WORK! 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:35 AM

Told you so! ;-)

Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, March 26, 2013 9:42 PM
We knew this...but here's data
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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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Developing visual literacy through infographics | Helen on ICT

Developing visual literacy through infographics | Helen on ICT | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
In these days of information overload visual representations offer a useful strategy for helping students see patterns and connections. They also help make (RT @HelenCaldwel: Ideas for developing visual literacy through infographics.
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Heaps of ideas and links to get you started.

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ABC Splash home - splash.abc.net.au

ABC Splash home - splash.abc.net.au | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
The ABC and ESA have teamed up to bring primary and secondary students and teachers world-class Australian resources, games, video and audio clips linked to the Australian Curriculum.
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Local and relevant!

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Infographic: 29 Ways To Be Creative

Infographic: 29 Ways To Be Creative | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Creativity is defined as the ability to create, but sometimes, we seem to lose that ability all of a sudden. 

Luckily, Jordan-based art director Islam Abudaoud has created a useful infographic that teaches us ways to stay creative. 

Titled ‘29 Ways To Stay Creative’, the infographic illustrates the “creative process and methods to keep a person moving forward and motivated to keep doing more”. 

For more information, check out the infographic at designtaxi.com...


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I need to begin at #27 and keep chanting #14; I'm already doing lots of the other things - in a random sort of way!

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Jacqui Hogan's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:26 AM

EVERYone can be creative. 

Robin Martin's curator insight, April 28, 2013 8:22 PM

Love this inforgraphic! Very "creative!!"

Julien CHARLES's comment, May 16, 2013 7:40 AM
Really interesting and inspiring - Thx a lot.
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High resolution photo images for FREE download - Free Tiiu Pix

High resolution photo images for FREE download - Free Tiiu Pix | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Free photographs for students & teachers with no gimmicks, hidden fees or registration required. Use for personal, educational & non-commercial.

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When you read the 'Terms and Conditions' - attribution is required - good for Dig.Cit. practice.

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Voting4all.nl's curator insight, February 13, 2013 2:50 AM

Handig voor in een Workspace of Flow les.

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:04 PM

I wonder how much traction this will get?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, February 15, 2013 5:02 AM

Pictures are arranged in categories.

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School Libraries: A Lesson in Student Success [pdf]


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Deborah Owen's curator insight, February 7, 2013 8:52 AM

THIS is why school librarians are important!

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 9, 2013 6:31 AM

Short, but interesting overview of school library success factors for student achievement.

Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 16, 2013 2:57 PM
Great, plain and simple: as readable as a good school library should be! Thanks
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New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy | Teaching through Libraries | 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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The essential advocacy!

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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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4 storytelling tips for making 6-second short films with Vine from the folks behind 5secondfilms.com

4 storytelling tips for making 6-second short films with Vine from the folks behind 5secondfilms.com | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Andrew Tran:  "Some people have wondered if six seconds is too short a time span to take videos in Vine, Twitter's new video social sharing app" ...


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Jeni Mawter's comment, February 6, 2013 7:21 PM
Agree totally with you Tim!
malika bourne's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:42 AM

How do you makde it play? Now, cna you tell me how to make play?

I donot know nothin' bout no stapler..

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:41 PM

Loved it !! 

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Video games and libraries are a good mix, say librarians

Video games and libraries are a good mix, say librarians | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Don't cringe when video games are offered in public libraries. In fact, a well-maintained collection just might bring more kids, youth, and young adults into the hallowed halls of a local library t...

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Libraries really are 'public spaces' - and as such we should find the value in all types of media that encourages social interaction.

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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Jamie Nast/Flickr Helping students learn how to learn: That's what most educators strive for, and that's the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfe

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The 'old' tools of communicating, reflecting and documenting.

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The Key to Information Literacy? Help-Seeking

The Key to Information Literacy? Help-Seeking | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
As librarians, I think we have all made the observation that the most successful students are those who use the library regularly. And not only that, they are the students who have no problem askin...

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That places the capable Librarian is the best position to be adaptable.

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School library infographics: research and advocacy

School library infographics: research and advocacy | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Sometimes you need the visually attractive, embeddable, tweetable version of the elevator speech.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:12 PM

Great for advocacy now.....Teach students how to create infographics to 'show' their understanding of what they know about a topic they have researched.

Carey Leahy's comment, March 22, 2013 6:59 PM
Seems more like a poster. Most infographics have statistics.
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The Changing Role of School Librarians

Find out how modern teacher-librarians are improving students' and teachers' lives every day. Reporter: Mark Rayyoutube.com

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Locating the information just added more digitally accessible sources!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:26 PM

add your insight...

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:51 PM

something old, something new, something "borroughed" (from education, from technology fields), something blue, a clear sky for teacher-librarian role  today and tomorow

Anne McLean's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:47 AM

Teacher Librariàns should be a teaching anda learning resource in the digital age.  Not the curator of a museum of books.

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Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.

 

When we're working with schools on our Design Thinking School programme, one of the easiest ways to explain what we're looking for in the way a project is set, is whether the statement or questions being asked can be Googled easily: is this a Googleable or Not Googleable topic?


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If you can't beat the 'Google it' trend - this should then show its limitations!

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 15, 2013 3:19 AM
Thanks, will take a look.
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Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing in Softlink Australian Schools Survey

Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing in Softlink Australian Schools Survey | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Findings from Softlink’s annual Australian School Library Survey have revealed a positive link between literacy results and school library resourcing levels. The 2012 survey found schools with higher than the national average NAPLAN reading literacy scores received above average levels of library funding and staffing. 

A comparable result was identified between schools with low NAPLAN scores and low funding levels, with the relationship’s significance increasing from primary to secondary school.  These results were echoed in the 2010 and 2011 surveys."


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125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org

125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

POSTED ON JANUARY 22, 2013 BY MATT ANDERSON| 17 COMMENTS

It’s nice to have a support network of smart librarians to talk to and learn from on Twitter. I’ve compiled a list of 125 librarians I recommend following on Twitter.


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 24, 2013 12:44 PM

My Twitter updates are getting ready to explode!

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 30, 2013 11:59 AM
Honored to be mentioned!
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 2013 7:30 PM

Follow a librarian on twitter... you're bound to learn something! 

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School library and student achievement | Infographic

School library and student achievement | Infographic | Teaching through Libraries | 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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IFLA launches principles, research and advice for eLending in Libraries | IFLA

IFLA launches principles, research and advice for eLending in Libraries | IFLA | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Some potential policy guidelines to support eBook lending in libraries.

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The Teacher's Guide To Digital Citizenship

The Teacher's Guide To Digital Citizenship | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is important to understand for today's students, staff, and teachers. Microsoft has just unveiled a free curriculum that gives great tips and ideas on teaching digital citizenship and creative content.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:19 PM

"Four units comprise the curriculum resources. Each unit consists of standalone yet complementary lesson plans that play off a creative rights scenario presented through a case study.

Each unit has 4-6 of these project-oriented activities, one of which serves as the culminating lesson for the unit. Guiding questions help set the expectation for what students learn, and pre/post assessments establish baseline knowledge to gauge student learning. Modification and Extension suggestions recommend ways to abridge or expand the activities within the unit, and provide tips for engaging parents and peers outside of the classroom.

You’ll have to register to download the actual units (PDF format)."

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:35 PM

The rights and responsibilities of being a Digital Citizen.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 5, 2013 3:44 PM

Curriculum units to help young people learn about ethical and responsible online behaviour.

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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:20 AM

GOo

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:35 PM

I wonder how teachers would redesign their classrooms if they could. Design is such an interesting concept...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:34 PM

As bibliotecas escolares e o bom design...

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Turnitin Releases Website Evaluation Rubric to Analyze and Grade Sources in Student Papers

Turnitin Releases Website Evaluation Rubric to Analyze and Grade Sources in Student Papers | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Turnitin, the global leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced a website evaluation rubric to teach students how to analyze and grade the academic quality of the Internet sources used in their writing.

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Another opportunity to support digital citizenship.  Use in teaching & assessment.

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VisionKnowledge's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:37 AM

Rubrics help to standardardize the process and inform the students....

Maggie Iovannella's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:10 PM

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Angie Mc's curator insight, February 6, 2013 2:23 PM

Practical help for students to improve critical thinking and decision making.