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Buying Book reviews | Services to Schools

Can you trust  the reviews you read?

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Key Issue -ResourceCollectionDevelopmentAugust2012

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#tlchat live & get ready for more Café « NeverEndingSearch

#tlchat live & get ready for more Café « NeverEndingSearch | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

Hello NZ School library people - Who's going to join Joyce et al in the #tlchat Live? 17th September

There's a google doc for brainstorming ideas and a wiki

Let's get involved, learn and share!

 

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5 Tech Tools Making Classrooms Better

5 Tech Tools Making Classrooms Better | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

Online education made it possible for people to continue studies while juggling jobs, parenthood and other responsibilities that formerly inhibited the learning process.Teachers are integrating tools like the cloud and social media to provide a better learning experience for students. Platforms like Facebook and Tumblr are used heavily every day. But adding another platform to the daily routine can seem overwhelming. By bringing new light to how each tool is utilized, students might be more inclined to participate.

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.
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5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching | Emerging Education Technology

5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching | Emerging Education Technology | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
The most popular site on the Internet can be leveraged in the classroom in engaging and useful ways.
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Leading the Learning Revolution

Educators are increasingly using new media and digital technologies to teach and engage their 21st century students.

Leading the learning revolution requires us to adopt a new view of what learning is all about – creating a synergy between all learners through the power of the Teacher Librarian.

Judy O'Connell

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Dream Big: cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset | Services to Schools

Dream Big: cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset | Services to Schools | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

Curiosity and the joy of discovering new knowledge
The power of the imagination taking flight
The celebration of library as a place of shared understanding and community
Libraries as places of curiosity and discovery
Libraries as community

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Librarians are go: Building an inquiry disposition in our students

Librarians are go: Building an inquiry disposition in our students | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

How do we cultivate an inquiry disposition?

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Little Story Maker App: Listening, Reading, Customizing, Personalizing | Langwitches Blog

Little Story Maker App: Listening, Reading, Customizing, Personalizing | Langwitches Blog | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
I am completely impressed with the “Little Story Maker” App by Grasshopper Apps. (Thank you to Karen Lirenman, a first Grade teacher from Surrey, BC, Canada) I happen to visit my little niece in Canada this past week.
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High School Makerspaces: Q&A with MAKE’s Dale Dougherty

High School Makerspaces: Q&A with MAKE’s Dale Dougherty | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

“By creating makerspaces in an educational context, students can have access to tools and equipment that they might not have otherwise; they can collaborate on projects that are driven by their own interests, and by doing so, develop the capacity and confidence to innovate.”

Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of MAKE magazine, has a mission—to bring a culture of making to America’s high schools.

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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 | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
Great tips on how to evaluate websites: 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.

 


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Media and Information Literacy for teachers

Media and Information Literacy education is a recently-developed pedagogical approach that take into consideration the new cultures emerging from the Information Society. Some prefer the terms Media Education, News Literacy, Digital Literacy, Information Literacy, or 21st Century Literacies. Media Studies and Media Ecology researchers world-wide are also contributing to the development of these new educational initiatives.


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Teacher librarians crucial in info age

Teacher librarians crucial in info age | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians crucial in info age...
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5+a Day | Services to Schools

5+a Day | Services to Schools | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

5+ a day is not just for fruit and vegetables but also for reading! 

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Library Grits: New year : New plans

Library Grits: New year : New plans | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

Planning the library programme for the year ahead.

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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.


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Thanks. This is an awesome list.
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reading, thinking, and experimenting with the future of libraries, education, and information

reading, thinking, and experimenting with the future of libraries, education, and information | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

Using MOOCs in your PLN

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The View from This Side

The View from This Side | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

I’ve been a librarian for about two and a half months now. In so far as I can accurately judge my job without students around to complicate things, I love it. 

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A Simple Guide to All That Teachers Need to Know about Digital Citizenship

A Simple Guide to All That Teachers Need to Know about Digital Citizenship | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

Digital citizenship is a key component of the technology and media literacy. We should not only teach our students how to be good citizens in the real physical world but how they can be good netizens of the online world as well.Today's learning requires alot of use of technology and most imprtant of all, our students are using technology on a daily basis

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Tips for Searching the Internet

Tips for Searching the Internet | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it
Power Searching with Google: We all want to get better at “finding stuff” on the internet – and those of us in education really want to become as skilled as possible in finding th...
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Glogster EDU Community Star Outreach-Episode 7

Glogster EDU Community Star Outreach-Episode 7 | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

Are you using Glogster in your library? Want to see how others are using it?  Check out this Glogster Creative Learning blog

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OZTL-Net

OZTL-Net | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

The new home of the Australian Teacher Librarian Network

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The Big Tease: Trailers are a terrific way to hook kids on books

The Big Tease: Trailers are a terrific way to hook kids on books | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

what makes a great trailer? “You want it to have a little bit of a narrative so the audience gets a taste of what the book is about but not everything you can know,”

book trailers can give libraries a powerful way to connect with kids and talk with them about books “in a way that’s appealing to them,” says Braun.

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The Work of Audiobook Narrators...

The Work of Audiobook Narrators... | Transforming our practice - school libraries | Scoop.it

How long does an audiobook narration take?

 

How often do you have to take breaks?

 

These are questions posed to narrators of many popular audiobook titles at Emily's Reading Room blog.  

 

They all have their tricks to keeping their voice sounding great for audiobook listeners.


Via Janelle Charlton, Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD
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