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School Librarian in Action: School Libraries and Student Achievement

School Librarian in Action: School Libraries and Student Achievement | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

"The presence of school libraries in the lives of children in grade school and high school levels lead to higher test scores; school library programs and services firm up study skills and research skills; the collaboration between teacher and school librarian leads to authentic learning with in the classroom and outside its four walls. The report further identifies four strong points on the role of school libraries (2008)."


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Letting Go of Boolean Operators: Rethinking How Research Is Taught in Schools | ALA TechSource

"We’re librarians and, in theory, we excel at finding information. We also (or perhaps I should just speak for myself) do things the hard way. Sometimes because we believe it’s better in the long run. Or maybe because we even like spending those 15 minutes crafting the perfect search. But our students get their information instantly. It may not be the best, most reliable information, but it’s the answer they want. How can we ever compete with that? And should we? Why are we sending them to slog through web subject guides when they can go to Ask.com and get the answer in 10 seconds?

Obviously, it’s our job to teach students how to find the best information they can. But I think there is a better way."


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lelapin's comment, July 10, 2012 1:48 PM
interesting angle with which I totally agree, thanks for sharing.
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Glean Learning Tools by The Public Learning Media Laboratory.

Glean Learning Tools by The Public Learning Media Laboratory. | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
Glean Learning Tools designed to teach Elementary and Middle School Math, Science and Information Literacy are produced by The Public Learning Media Laboratory.
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Teachers Easy Guide on How to Evaluate Web content for Classroom Inclusion

Teachers Easy Guide on How to Evaluate Web content for Classroom Inclusion | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

"As our students grow dependant on Internet being a primary source for their information, it becomes of urgent necessity that we, as teachers and educators, should know how to evaluate web content and decipher credible resources from spam and irrelevant ones. Regrettably enough, some of the teachers who are using technology in their instruction still don't come to grips with the mechanisms used to sift through internet content. There is a crude analogy to this situation . A teacher who does not evaluate the web content he shares with his students is like a person driving a car without having a driver license, he can still drive his car but he does not know the real dangers he is putting himself to in doing so."

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» ALA Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to Educational Success AASL Blog

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How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques

How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

Can you answer this question:  What’s the phone number of the office where this picture was snapped?  It’s not often you get to hear advice directly from someone at Google who offers you his favorite search tools, methods and perspectives to help you find the impossible.  See "Power Searching with Google" online class for more information.

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"Power Searching with Google" online class

"Power Searching with Google" online class | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

Power Searching with Google, a free, online, community-based course showcasing these techniques and how you can use them to solve everyday problems.  Our course is aimed at teaching you to find what you need faster, no matter how you currently use search. We'll cover all this and more in six 50-minute classes.  Lessons will be released daily starting on July 10, 2012 . . .

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Identifying High-Quality Sites (6-8) | Common Sense Media

Identifying High-Quality Sites (6-8) | Common Sense Media | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
As a class, students discuss how print materials (books and newspaper or magazine articles) are published. Then they compare and contrast this process with publishing on the Web, learning that there are no built-in checks for accuracy or quality on the Web. Therefore, they must use their own criteria to judge the trustworthiness and usefulness of websites. After reviewing some evaluation criteria, students use a Website Test to judge informational sites.
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Wasting Money on Whiteboards. . . - The Tempered Radical

Wasting Money on Whiteboards. . . - The Tempered Radical | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

Blogger’s Note: I’m a bit worked up today, so this post has rant written all over it. It’s heavy on the Radical and light on the Tempered. Read at your own risk.

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Guest post from Connie Williams @ Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Guest post from Connie Williams @ Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

"The question of a mandate is not “just” about making sure that every school has a librarian. It’s about creating the kind of schools where the library is the biggest classroom in the school where kids learn not only how to create important things, but how to learn and how to keep on learning long past their school days. It’s about making that shift from “the mandate is to keep librarians in every school” to “the mandate is that every child will have access to a strong school library rich in materials and solid instruction by a school librarian."


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Copyright & Copyleft

Copyright & Copyleft | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

This wikispace has been developed to provide fast and easy access to a range of high quality resources to assist teachers and students develop a clearer understanding of Copyright, Creative Commons and other licences. It also aims to provide a 'one stop shop' for finding digital materials that may be used in the creation of multimedia and information on how to correctly acknowledge their use.

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Research skills | Ergo

Research skills | Ergo | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
'Learn skills' shows you how to make school work easier and will also help you improve your marks.In this section you'll find practical guides to researching assignments, writing essays and studying for exams.

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Bib 2.0: Re-Thinking the Flipped Classroom/Library

Bib 2.0: Re-Thinking the Flipped Classroom/Library | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
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I use Flip classrooms and my kids love it!

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Gooru

Gooru | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

Just launched in beta, Gooru Learning is a “search engine for learning” that harnesses the power of the web by organizing free, online education resources into searchable collections, accessible from any web or mobile platform. Using machine learning and human judgment, Gooru curates, auto-tags and contextualizes collections of web resources to accommodate personalized learning pathways. Gooru collections are aligned to US Common Core Standards for Math and to California Science Curriculum Standards.

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Teachers Guide on The Use of iPad in education

Teachers Guide on The Use of iPad in education | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

"iPad is a cool versatile tool that has a huge potential in education. It is widely believed that iPad has started tranforming the face of education and revolutionizng modes of learning. Results coming out of pilot studies on the integration of iPads in the classroom seem to be promising."

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What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education

What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

"BYOD is the catch phrase in the 2012 educational technology spheres. This acronym stands for " Bring Your Own Device ", I am pretty sure you might have heard of this new trend because wherever you turn you hear people talking about embracing it. I actually have been reading a lot about it to the point that I deem it important that I share with you some of what I understood from BYOD ."

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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there’s wisdom to be learned from others who’ve gone down that road. At Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, Calif., the first year of a pilot iPad program for sixth-graders has just ended, and some clear lessons have emerged. Here are some tips to help smooth the transition.
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I Just Read That ...: Gamifying Dewey

I Just Read That ...: Gamifying Dewey | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

"Using manipulatives, technology, and their brains, my fourth graders investigated Dewey categories, made their argument for when they disagreed with the system, and had fun." --Meredith Moore

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The Key to Keywords (6-8) | Common Sense Media

The Key to Keywords (6-8) | Common Sense Media | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
Students learn strategies to increase the accuracy of their keyword searches and make inferences about the effectiveness of the strategies.
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Can the Flipped Classroom Benefit Low-Income Students?

Can the Flipped Classroom Benefit Low-Income Students? | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

“We do need to figure out ways that students, regardless of Zip code, regardless of their parents’ income level, have access to technology inside and outside of schools."

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Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo

Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

To learn more about how Diigo can be used as as information management tool, visit this site.

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