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Reading for pleasure and creating a school reading culture
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Streaming books! Justo Hidalgo (24symbols)

Streaming books. A new"Golden Age of Publishing"? A need for more experimenting and sharing inside of platforms. All of this and more in this week's episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation.
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Time and Tide Reflection | The Daring Librarian

Time and Tide Reflection | The Daring Librarian | Creating readers | Scoop.it

...reflect on the things that went well last year. Lessons that inspired, projects that showed promise, and programs that popped! Also think about the things that didn't go so well and how you could improve. Stay the course, or change it.

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Finding suitable content on a crowded web

Finding suitable content on a crowded web | Creating readers | Scoop.it
Making digital material accessible for students in the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Remix competition required the latest tools in content curation, writes Esther Casey   We’ve all heard statistics around the incredible information...
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20 Essential Twitter Chats for the Library Crowd

20 Essential Twitter Chats for the Library Crowd | Creating readers | Scoop.it
Many Twitter chats exist for the literary and library world, and we've discovered 20 of the absolute best for librarians to check out.

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As a school librarian,I teach information literacy skills. I collaborate with classroom teachers to teach lessons in which I incorporate these skills.

As a school librarian,I teach information literacy skills.  I collaborate with classroom teachers to teach lessons in which I incorporate these skills. | Creating readers | Scoop.it

"As an educator, I realize the importance of information and digital literacy. As a school librarian, I have been trained to teach information literacy skills. I collaborate with classroom teachers to teach lessons in which I incorporate these skills."  Read more about the issues around digital literacy in the US

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Imagine Your Library

An invitation to imagine the potential of school libraries for advancing learning in the 21st century.

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Seven Degrees of Connectedness | Langwitches Blog

Seven Degrees of Connectedness | Langwitches Blog | Creating readers | Scoop.it

An introduction to the concept of a personal learning network? Check out Silvia's latest blog post about personal learning networks and while your there look at all the other great projects underway!

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Every Platform Tells a Story: Transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal — The Digital Shift

Every Platform Tells a Story: Transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal — The Digital Shift | Creating readers | Scoop.it

Transliteracy and transmedia - learning in the school library.


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Introducing Squirro - Your Personal Digital Research Assistant | 21st Century Information Fluency

Introducing Squirro - Your Personal Digital Research Assistant | 21st Century Information Fluency | Creating readers | Scoop.it
Squirro will revolutionize the way you gather and harvest content in a way that matches your exact interests. Share with friends or colleagues. For work or play. Launching this spring.

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epic / Homepage - Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)

epic / Homepage - Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) | Creating readers | Scoop.it

High Quality Electronic resources for every NZ school.  Are you promoting this in your library?

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To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift | Creating readers | Scoop.it

How libraries are helping users to create and contribute new knowledge/ content into their communities.   An example in NZ:

"Create, Explore, Record, Design, Share
Did you know that you can now create music tracks, digitise old photos, record an oral history, create a poster or anything else digital you can imagine - all at Richmond Library? The place you can do all these exciting creative activities is Richmond Library’s new Imaginarium - a digital studio equipped with sound recording equipment, computers and software."

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Dear Queer Teen - It Get's Better! | The Daring Librarian

Dear Queer Teen - It Get's Better! | The Daring Librarian | Creating readers | Scoop.it

The Daring Librarian reviews The Letter Q:  and talks about her own adolescence. Tolerance, bullying and more.  

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6 useful things Prezi can do (which even experienced users miss) « « thewikiman thewikiman

6 useful things Prezi can do (which even experienced users miss) « « thewikiman thewikiman | Creating readers | Scoop.it

A helpful post about making good use of Prezi!  the wonderful cloud based presentation tool that allows you to easily share your work widely.

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Prezi Educational Community Home

Prezi Educational Community Home | Creating readers | Scoop.it

Using Prezi in educational settings.  

Prezi U is the official home of the Prezi Educational Community, bringing easy to use, online and desktop presentation software to teachers around the world.

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Curation is the New Search Dr Joyce Valenza.pdf

Learners discover how to manage their information worlds by consciously selecting and aggregating a variety of media and resources

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School Librarian As Building Leader

School Librarian As Building Leader | Creating readers | Scoop.it
The various ways that school librarians can informally and formally act as a leader in the building.

Via Joyce Valenza
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Knowledge Graph: Easy Fact Finding Allows for Deeper Search

Knowledge Graph: Easy Fact Finding Allows for Deeper Search | Creating readers | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Google’s new Knowledge Graph?
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VOTE now! Salem Library Blog Awards

VOTE now!  Salem Library Blog Awards | Creating readers | Scoop.it
Salem is hosting something we call the Library Blog Awards. But the point isn't only to reward good writing once a year. We'd also like to expose the little-known and excellent in an ongoing way.
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Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the (not too distant) future | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Pew Internet's latest data on mobile, social networking, and e-reading - keynote address - New York City.

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Good Curation VS Bad Curation Beth Kanter

Good Curation VS Bad Curation Beth Kanter | Creating readers | Scoop.it

Not all curation is of equal value.  Take a look at this blog post as the basis of some reflection on your curation work.  There are some value judgements here that I don't agree with but I think it is nonetheless worth a read.


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Digital citzenship - The Blue Skunk blog

Digital citzenship - The Blue Skunk blog | Creating readers | Scoop.it
But by far the most likely threat that Paul or any of us face in any online presence is what we do to ourselves by posting in thoughtless ways that may impact our reputations. The understanding that little or nothing posted online remains private is key to "online safety.".

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Social media [at your library] starts with you

Social media [at your library] starts with you | Creating readers | Scoop.it

Teacher librarians and  social media, social networking and school libraries,  as part of the School Library Management Professional L...

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The Launch of Scholrly: new search engine seeks to change the way people find research - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Launch of Scholrly: new search engine seeks to change the way people find research - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Creating readers | Scoop.it

Search - for researchers 

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has anyone tried this?
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A Principal's Reflections: Taking Schools and Education to Another Level With Digital Publishing

A Principal's Reflections: Taking Schools and Education to Another Level With Digital Publishing | Creating readers | Scoop.it

"it is imperative that schools and educators make content discoverable and share it"

How are libraries in schools taking up this challenge? How are we collecting and making accesible the knowledge that is generated from within our own schools digitally (and physically)? 

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