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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

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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Doug Johnson Website - dougwri - What Gets Measured Gets Done

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What Gets Measured Gets Done: The Importance of Evaluating Your Library Media Program
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:44 AM

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 :) 

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What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age?

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Paper books are still very ubiquitous and a very important learning tool. The same is true for paper magazines.

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 30, 2013 2:44 PM

Great ideas for literacy promotion in schools.  

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 27, 2013 4:16 PM

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.

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Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
Today, we present an interesting showcase of screen capture tools that demonstrate effective and competent screen capturing.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 25, 2013 7:20 AM

Voor Nederlandse gebruikers een wat ongelukkige naam, maar WebKut is een manier om screenshots te maken. Hier een lijstje met nog andere programma's.

Ali Anani's curator insight, December 26, 2013 9:10 PM

Tools to capture your interests

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 9:45 AM

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

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UK Study Links Kids’ Pleasure Reading to Strong School Performance

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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.
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Nell Ududec's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:23 PM

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?

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School Libraries and The Digital Backpack | LibGuide for digital citizenship

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.


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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:44 PM

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

 

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:06 AM

No mundo digital, é preciosa a diferença que faz a biblioteca escolar atualizada, com profissionais qualificados, e uma cultura de colaboração para a aprendizagem.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:49 AM

Resources for implementing digital citizenship in your school.

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Feedly: Your News. Delivered.

Feedly: Your News. Delivered. | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
Your News. Delivered. Stay current. Learn. Get inspired.
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Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:41 AM

A replacement for Google Reader.

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Toolkit | For Teachers/Teacher-Librarians | ASLC

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New Site for Digital Literacy | TechSoup for Libraries

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Strategic Directions for School Libraries

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
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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

"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"


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:16 PM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, August 10, 2013 3:36 PM

Actually good for faculty too!

josé krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 10:54 AM

graphic on creative commons

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Content Curation | Social Media Today

Content Curation | Social Media Today | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
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.

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Assessing Information Literacy Skills with TRAILS and ResearchReady | EasyBib Blog

Assessing Information Literacy Skills with TRAILS and ResearchReady | EasyBib Blog | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

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.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:27 AM

Does anything like this exist for the UK students?

EasyBibEducation's comment, September 24, 2013 9:55 AM
Hi Elizabeth. We worked with schools in the UK! My name is Jenny Kessman and I'm a marketing associate here at EasyBib. Feel free to email me at Jennifer@imagineeasy.com if you want to find out more information :)
Anita Vance's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:59 AM

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.

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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:07 PM

Lots of great ideas here! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 25, 2013 1:36 PM

Awesome thoughts on creating reading events in your learning commons.

Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:26 AM

Как создать культуру чтения?

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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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Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, February 14, 8:15 AM

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

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II

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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/9BOLdB

Here 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) Preservation
One 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 and
c) create a searchable index of any such web content, page or information resource being curated.

9) Private Collections
The 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 Abilities
The 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) Monetization
All 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 Curated
Most 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 & Articles
Until 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 Tools
I 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/

 


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John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 9:44 AM

The Future Of Content Curation Tools -

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 18, 10:45 AM

Valuable tips from Robin Good and thanks Giuseppe Mauriello for sharing them.

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, February 18, 11:26 AM

Curation tools!!!

 

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Digital portfolios showcase student work - Oceanside Star

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...

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Embedded Librarian 101: How to Get Started

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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.


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Children’s Librarians, Architects of Dreams | SLJ’s Public Library Think Tank | School Library Journal

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Feedly: Your News. Delivered.

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Your News. Delivered. Stay current. Learn. Get inspired.
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Working together is working smarter [Infographic] — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
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.
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Library Juice Academy

Library Juice Academy | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

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


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The changing role of the librarian: an information coach - Tech ...

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.

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L2_S2S's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:05 PM

Building a new library allows an opportunity to completely rethink the concept of what a library is.

Jane Schmude's curator insight, July 10, 2013 6:27 PM

A good explanation of the changing nature of the library as a place of interactive learning.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:57 AM

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 --