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Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine

Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

"Are School libraries on the way out?"


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This article discusses why school librarians are needed more than ever in our digital world.

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Melinda A. Adams's curator insight, March 1, 2013 1:17 PM

School Librarians are needed more than ever.

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Empowering Students with Dispositions | Knowledge Quest

Empowering Students with Dispositions | Knowledge Quest | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
If you are familiar with Andy Weir’s novel The Martian, you know that the main character, Mark Watney, is a botanist and an astronaut. He is the Martian because, thinking him dead after a horrible storm, his fellow crew members... Read More ›
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By consistently modeling innovation, adaptability, persistence, and resilience, school librarians help students develop these dispositions, empowering them to succeed in school and the greater world around them.
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Today’s education debate ignores a child’s starting line: Voices

Today’s education debate ignores a child’s starting line: Voices | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
The failure to read aloud to America’s children from birth is a public health crisis in the making.
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"The failure to read aloud to America’s children from birth is a public health crisis in the making." A strong statement, backed up by research, parent and teacher observations, and common sense.
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10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever

10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

Celebrate National Library Week and read how these passionate and savvy educators are supporting schools and students every day.

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Ten reasons every school should have a full-time certified librarian.
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Cut to the Core: How Are E-books Faring in School Libraries?

Cut to the Core: How Are E-books Faring in School Libraries? | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

The 2015 strategic plan for the American Library Association declares, “The rapid shift from print to digital content is one of the more dramatic developments now transforming libraries of all types.”...


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International School Library Guidelines

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The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) has produced another significant international milestone for school libraries in the publication of the new IFLA School Library Guideline...


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Future of the educator tax deduction uncertain, once again | Steven Depolo | NEA.org

Future of the educator tax deduction uncertain, once again | Steven Depolo | NEA.org | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

In the coming weeks, educators and students across the country will head back to school. And that means many teachers and support professionals will reach into their own wallets so they can stock their classrooms with essential supplies and instructional materials.

 

Those costs can really add up over the course of the year.

“I’ve bought book bags, clothing, groceries, bus passes, musical instruments, standard classroom supplies like pencils, pens, paper, et cetera, and paid college application fees,” says Ohio high school band teacher Michelle White Lessor. “If I wrote it all down, I might go crazy…”

The educator tax deduction—which allows educators to deduct eligible unreimbursed expenses up to $250—was instituted in 2002 in recognition of educators’ generosity, and has long had bipartisan support. Last year, Congress renewed the educator tax deduction but only retroactively for 2014; it then promptly expired.

New bipartisan efforts would both extend and expand the deduction.

 

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SLJ’s Top 10 Tech Trends for 2013

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Flexibility and personalized education: That’s what the learners of 2014 will expect from their libraries. We must be available everywhere, nimbly respond to students’ needs, and allow kids to learn in ways that suit them.

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L2_S2S's curator insight, January 7, 2014 11:09 PM

What a great professional learning check list to work through.

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Collection rethink. Increasingly, collection is less what you buy and more what you use and make discoverable

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Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right

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Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right - The Huffington Post

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A fast read with three great examples of strong school library programs. 

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SchoolLibraryReport-2013.pdf


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Anita Vance's curator insight, January 12, 2014 1:22 PM

Looking for trends? Comparing usage for ebooks?  This is a good reference.

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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...

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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | Pew Internet Librariestitle> <meta name="category" conten...

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The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint.

The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint. | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:15 AM

Be sure to read the comments!  There are already two more suggestions for presentation tools.

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Interesting list of alternatives to PowerPoint

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:42 PM

Clever way of presenting alternate presentation tools.

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School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

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Desertification by Donalyn Miller

Desertification by Donalyn Miller | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
Our oldest granddaughter, Emma, is eight. She looks like just her mother did at the same age. Long limbs accessorized with a rotation of Band-Aids that move from one knee to the next. Wind-blown dark blonde hair that needs brushing. Piercing blue eyes that have already mastered the skeptical shade throw passed down through generations…
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A wonderful article about growing and encouraging readers and the opposite, stunting a reader's growth.
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The Fake-News Fad: Let it Fade | Opinion

The Fake-News Fad: Let it Fade | Opinion | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

When teachers and administrators prod us to address this “new and urgent” concern, let us remind them that we’ve been doing that, and so much more, all along.

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What a thoughtful article. Today's school librarians are doing what they have always been tasked with doing. "The tools change. Our instructional strategies change. But our learning objectives are constant, whether teaching news literacy, promoting independent reading, or leading a maker project."
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The time is now... Fight for Libraries!

The American Library Association is leading the charge for libraries in Washington! The President's FY 2018 budget has proposed eliminating virtually all federal library funding and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the agency that distributes most of it to every state in the nation. This year, like never before, libraries and everyone who loves them must tell their members of Congress to support full federal funding for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) programs. NOW is the time to act!
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Trends Aside, Libraries Support Student Content Creation Now | Horizon K-12 Report

Trends Aside, Libraries Support Student Content Creation Now | Horizon K-12 Report | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

The evolution of students from consumers to creators of content continues as a major trend in education, according to the 2015 Horizon K-12 Report. Smart tech integration is at the heart of this transition, and libraries are helping lead the way.


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The Rise of Phone Reading

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It’s not the e-reader that will be driving future books sales, it’s the phone; how publishers are rethinking books for the small screen.

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James Henderson's curator insight, August 18, 2015 10:54 PM

Whilst students may utilise a laptop or tablet device during school hours, a significant portion of their time will also be dedicated to their mobile device. How do we manage the content we prescribe and how easily can it be read on a mobile device? Must we now consider more seriously the use of the student mobile device and how much of their time is dedicated to viewing content on it?

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Classroom Poster on The Benefits of Reading Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Classroom Poster on The Benefits of Reading Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

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Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine

Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

"Are School libraries on the way out?"


Via Melinda A. Adams, L2_S2S
Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's insight:

This article discusses why school librarians are needed more than ever in our digital world.

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Melinda A. Adams's curator insight, March 1, 2013 1:17 PM

School Librarians are needed more than ever.

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Device & Conquer: SLJ's 2013 Tech Survey - The Digital Shift

Device & Conquer: SLJ's 2013 Tech Survey - The Digital Shift | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
As education technology has evolved, so, too, have the kinds of digital tools that school librarians use with their students. More than 750 school librarians responded to SLJ’s survey, representing K–12 public and private schools across the country.

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Amanda Lucas's curator insight, April 8, 2014 3:39 AM
Results of survey into the kinds of digital tools used by teacher librarians with students. Providing access to tools and instructing students on usage.
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Questions librarians need to answer - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Questions librarians need to answer - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
In a recent post , Jennifer LaGarde (LibraryGirl) suggests that these questions "really need ...

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These questions should guide the professional growth of school librarians (new and experienced) and frame the ongoing quest to improve school library programs.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:07 AM

Doug adds some extra questions that add extra spice.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:30 AM

Love the questions. Makes you focus on the student which is what we should all be about. 

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:01 PM

More brilliance from my friends and thought leaders: Jennifer & Doug

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Libraries of the Future: Where Trends Are Taking K-12 Public School Libraries | Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Libraries of the Future: Where Trends Are Taking K-12 Public School Libraries | Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
Modern K-12 public libraries will offer intensely engaging learning environments to all students. How they will go about doing this is less certain but the principle trends are readily identified in various research efforts.

The goal of this post is...

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Interesting thoughts on the future of K-12 libraries.

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A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

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Great to share with students - the how and why of citing images from the web.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 21, 2013 10:31 AM

Makes the point: excellent.

Barbara Atherton Udall's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:40 PM

Too complicated for my kids, but great to share with teachers!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:53 PM

flow chart on how to use images from the web

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7 Academic Search Engines Not Named Google

7 Academic Search Engines Not Named Google | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

"When we search, we often first reach for Google–and rightfully so.

But by using Google students and teachers are unwittingly bending to the will of webmasters who are experts at SEO (search engine optimization), which can mean that you find what they want you to find rather than what you really need. So what to do?

Thankfully, there are options for 21st century learners..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:31 PM

To Google or not to Google...that is the question. I fall on the side of teaching students how to use other search engines for a number of reasons including tracking and filter bubbles. This post explores seven academic search engines. 
A short description of each search engine is provided as well as links to each. There is also a link to an earlier post that looked at 100 databases and search indexes.