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Ten Tips for School Library Media Specialists

Ten Tips for School Library Media Specialists | Elementary School Media Center and Technology | Scoop.it
Embracing technology will change everything about your school library media program.  When this happens to you, think outside your traditional role and services.
1. Focus on Instruction and Resources, Not Things. The media specialist should be the go-to person for technology in your school, but make sure you’re not only about the “stuff.”  Encourage teachers to think: “What would be the best resource/tool to teach this concept in my classroom?” NOT “I want to use Twitter (or clickers) with my students.  What could I teach to do this?”      
2. Share Ideas and Suggestions. Send out e-mails or tweets updating faculty on the best new resources you’ve found or curriculum connection for their classes. For example:  “Teaching Mythology? Take a photo tour of Rome using Google Maps.  Let me know if I can help!” or “Know you’re teaching cell structure.  Dr. Smith at XYZ University has students who are willing to Skype with Biology classes. I have his contact info.”

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How to Help your Child Choose the Right Book

Leslie Prechtel, local children's school librarian at Wichita Collegiate School, offers tips for parents who want to encourage reading and help their childre...
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Library Orientation: Hamilton Elementary School

An orientation video for an elementary school library. - created at http://goanimate.com/
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I need to do this for our library!

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The Library as a Digital Learning Space -- THE Journal

The Library as a Digital Learning Space -- THE Journal | Elementary School Media Center and Technology | Scoop.it

"A high school in Connecticut is developing and honing a hybrid library that incorporates both traditional books and new digital technologies."

This article presents Simsbury High School as a case study in re-envisioning and re-engineering a school library with a strong emphasis on the importance of maintaining a hybrid collection.

The school's library media specialist, Maureen Snyder, offers 5 tips in library redesign for those schools looking to overhaul their traditional libraries:

* Think of the space as a media and learning center as opposed to just a place to house books.

* Be ready to tweak floor plans, move furniture, and take other steps once the facility is open and in use.

* Accept the fact that adults will expect the library to look and feel like the one they used in high school and college.

* Create a space that integrates media and information literacy with classroom lesson plans.

* Serve as a model for those who may need a little extra "push" when it comes to accepting the new digital role that school libraries play.


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