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Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there!
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What Gets Measured Gets Done: The Importance of Evaluating Your Library Media Program Book Repor...
Nice report about looking at your goals and looking back at what you have achieved. I feel very jealous of librarians who have support from senior management. That is one of my goals :)
Paper books are still very ubiquitous and a very important learning tool. The same is true for paper magazines.
25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading
Great ideas for literacy promotion in schools.
I've sat through many librarian interviews lead by principals. A standard question I always hear is "How will you promote reading?" Sometimes the answers I hear surprise me. A.R. is something I've heard frequently. I challenge you to imagine a world without A.R. What would you do then? I would recommend studying this webpage for ideas.
If you're fortunate to already be in a school library you might find some fresh ideas for promoting reading on your campus.
Today, we present an interesting showcase of screen capture tools that demonstrate effective and competent screen capturing.
Voor Nederlandse gebruikers een wat ongelukkige naam, maar WebKut is een manier om screenshots te maken. Hier een lijstje met nog andere programma's.
Tools to capture your interests
Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques
The University of London’s Institute of Education (IOE) has released a study showing that children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers.
Only the school library, staffed by professionals, can provide the diversity of resources needed to keep students engaged in reading for pleasure. Studies have proven this. Why won't the powers that be listen?
School librarians are uniquely positioned to collaborate with teachers to infuse technology to support learning, assessment and curriculum within a collaborative learning environment. Teacher-librarians are connected to current research and can assist with best-practice in effective technology implementation.
Lots more valuable resources and tips on the Leading and Learning site plus a direct link to the Digital Backpack http://www.flipsnack.com/5778E5F569B/fzji6pp1
No mundo digital, é preciosa a diferença que faz a biblioteca escolar atualizada, com profissionais qualificados, e uma cultura de colaboração para a aprendizagem.
Resources for implementing digital citizenship in your school.
Your News. Delivered. Stay current. Learn. Get inspired.
A replacement for Google Reader.
How will education libraries best serve their communities in 2015? Why do we need to organise information more effectively? How do we incorporate the evolving s
"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them. To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"
This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.
Actually good for faculty too!
graphic on creative commons
Part of a good content marketing strategy, content curation is the art of finding, selecting, and sharing the best, most relevant content related to a particular theme or topic.
Traditionally, educators have assessed their students’ information literacy skills through reading their papers and grading their research projects. But as more educators are seeing the benefits of formative assessmentand there is less time to assign research projects, many educators are turning to other means of evaluating the research skills students need to succeed.
Many educators have found that TRAILS is a great way to assess student understanding of important research skills. TRAILS is a freely available assessment platform created by Kent State University Libraries. These assessments are aligned with both Common Core State Standards and American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The assessment content covers research skills for students in grades 3, 6, 9 and 12.
Does anything like this exist for the UK students?
My experience withTRAILS was outstanding. The results of the assessments helped to drive curriculum development to target areas of student response. The assessment improved our team approach to research skill development and solidified awareness of key components for ethical and productive strategies.
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?
Lots of great ideas here!
Awesome thoughts on creating reading events in your learning commons.
Как создать культуру чтения?
Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right - The Huffington Post
A fast read with three great examples of strong school library programs.
This article is the second part of the excellent guide written by Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia in these recent days.The Part I that I curated and excerpted a summary is here: http://sco.lt/9BOLdBHere is an excerpt of second part:"I (Robin Good) continue my humble exploration of what I have identified as possible areas for betterment, innovation and improvement of content curation tools, by identifying and describing some of those that appear most needed.8) PreservationOne of the official digital curator key responsibilities lays specifically in archiving and preserving anything of value that is collected, just like a museum curator does.For these reasons professional content curation tools will have to include among their features the ability to:a) fully photograph,b) archive andc) create a searchable index of any such web content, page or information resource being curated.9) Private CollectionsThe need to offer “private” collections / streams that can be accessed via subscription or sold as downloadable PDF (or in other formats) will also come of time soon.10) Full Capture AbilitiesThe curator needs to equipped with qualified tools that can allow him to easily clip a short text excerpt from a page, a whole web page, an image or parts of a video.Few content curation tools excel on this front, and none does a great job of creating screenshot-based web page collections that contain full page screenshots.11) MonetizationAll these platform have an opportunity to gradually discover and identify the most valuable curators in their community and to support them by either having relevant brands sponsoring specific verticals, via sponsored stories or via paid subscriptions.12) Content Types Begging To Be CuratedMost of the curated content today are news, images and products.Still, there are some areas that completely lack, or offer only one or two useful and easy-to-use curation tools.Take for example audio curation. There's no dedicated curation tool that I know of that can help me curate podcasts, audio recordings and newscasts easily.13) Beyond News & ArticlesUntil now we have been used to see the work of the content curator give life to streams of news stories via a Twitter or Facebook channel.In the future it is very likely that beyond these popular uses, you will see the work of content curators specifically contribute to the creation of valuable collections in the form of actual: books, magazines, textbooks, video playlists - programmes, shopping directories and more others.14) Specialized Curation ToolsI expect new curation tools to diversify themselves from the crowded competition by specializing in a specific area and for a specific group of users.Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part2/
The Future Of Content Curation Tools -
Valuable tips from Robin Good and thanks Giuseppe Mauriello for sharing them.
Digital portfolios showcase student work Oceanside Star Last June, teacher-librarian Jessica Martens and Ballenas Secondary School colleague Jennifer Lunny held a "get-together" for English teachers from the two schools to show them digital...
As librarians, we can’t wait for students to ask us questions. We know that! That’s why we’ve had “virtual” reference services since the early 2000′s. But it’s simply not enough to have an online presence. The key is being online where the students are. For most universities, this means the learning management system.
Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.
Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics. Upcoming topics include:
- Certificate in User Experience (UX)- Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems- Embedded Librarianship- Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing
At one time not so long ago, literacy was defined as the ability to read and write and the school library was a place where students came to check our books to read or to find information in reference books.
Building a new library allows an opportunity to completely rethink the concept of what a library is.
A good explanation of the changing nature of the library as a place of interactive learning.
Just what I was trying to tell someone the other day. She said, "my students don't like to read novels, but I suppose I should take the kids to the library." To which I replied, "But they like to use the Internet to find things; wouldn't you like for them to do a better job of finding things?"
I like Information Coach --