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What is a teacher librarian?
Defining the role of teacher librarians for those who think we just look after books
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We love to dress up as literary characters #bookweek

We love to dress up as literary characters #bookweek | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
One of our favourite special days is the traditional 'Dress up as your favourite literary character' day. As always we had some wonderfully creative and comical characters. The support from teacher...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Content Curation

A Beginner’s Guide to Content Curation | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
What is content curation? This beginners guide to content curation answers that question and more.

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This is my work! I love it

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Terry Elliott's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:46 PM

Lots of good ideas from Hootsuite's blog many of which are reuseable in educational digital spaces.

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This is my work! I love it.

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MHS gives racism the boot - photos of footy match

MHS gives racism the boot - photos of footy match | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
This post was written by the organiser of "Give racism the boot", Lynne Hamilton (Leading Teacher: Curriculum Development). Many of us were appalled at the lack of respect and prejudice that was ha...
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Where's Wally? literally

Where's Wally? literally | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Some of our students spent a considerable period of time painstakingly putting together our Where's Wally? puzzle. But Where's Wally? Literally. If you have seen the Wally puzzle piece of accidenta...
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We need Wally back!

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Year 9 Slam Poetry Championship

Year 9 Slam Poetry Championship | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Article by Marie Buckland On Monday afternoon we held an exciting play-off for the title of MHS Year 9 Slam Poetry Champions with teams competing for a chance to represent us in the Out Loud School...
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School. Time is now to reinvent school libraries (as learning commons?)

School. Time is now to reinvent school libraries  (as learning commons?) | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Time is now to reinvent school libraries Scarborough Leader Loertscher, a nationally-renowned library science expert, was in Scarborough last week to meet with area educators and launch “The Year of the Learning Commons,” his year-long effort to...

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“The library used to be the territory of the librarian, but that had to change because there are many specialists in schools that have the same mission as the librarian and that is to help all the classroom teachers and students across the school,” Loertscher said.

The learning commons, he said, is the perfect place in which teachers and specialists co-teach units, something that brings together two skill sets and two teaching styles to lesson plans. Loertscher said his research has shown students absorb material better this way.

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“The library used to be the territory of the librarian, but that had to change because there are many specialists in schools that have the same mission as the librarian and that is to help all the classroom teachers and students across the school,” Loertscher said.

The learning commons, he said, is the perfect place in which teachers and specialists co-teach units, something that brings together two skill sets and two teaching styles to lesson plans. Loertscher said his research has shown students absorb material better this way.

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Makerspace Day #2 - And we're off!

Makerspace Day #2 - And we're off! | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Day 2 of our makerspace. Moving along nicely. Observed behaviours: intense focus, collaborative problem solving, desire to keep going after the bell has gone, promise to come back after school. Hmm...
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Hacking the school system softly: first hack #clmooc #systemhack | Brave New World

Hacking the school system softly: first hack #clmooc #systemhack | Brave New World | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
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Emilie Zoey Baker slams MHS again #poetry

Emilie Zoey Baker slams MHS again #poetry | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Guess who's back in town? Emilie Zoey Baker has returned to Melbourne High School for another crowd-raising series of spoken word workshops (Shhh... we won't tell them it's poetry). If today's year...
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Origami keeps appearing. Mindfulness in the library.

Origami keeps appearing. Mindfulness in the library. | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
As if by magic origami creations keep appearing in the library. All we do is leave out paper and then paper cranes, flowers or abstract paper things appear. It's lovely to see students quietly and ...
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Meet Isobelle Carmody and Alison Goodman! @MHS library

Meet Isobelle Carmody and Alison Goodman! @MHS library | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
This is an opportunity not to be missed!! It is our pleasure to invite you (yes, reader, YOU) to Melbourne High School Library (4th floor if you're coming up the lift from Chapel St.) for the launc...
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Engaging young adults in the library – Outside the Lines Unconference #getotlau | Brave New World

Engaging young adults in the library – Outside the Lines Unconference #getotlau | Brave New World | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
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Literature Alive comes to MHS

Literature Alive comes to MHS | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
A big thankyou to Stonnington Library for giving our students a chance to workshop with the fabulous Kirsty Murray during their Literature Alive Festival. “The workshop was an awesome experience, K...
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We are inspired by people who are inspiring - #LiteratureWeek #BookWeek

We are inspired by people who are inspiring - #LiteratureWeek #BookWeek | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Yesterday we had Abe Nouk, spoken word poet, speaking to the Year 10 students. Abe kept the students captivated with stories about his life as a Sudanese refugee who found asylum in Australia. He t...
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Books light up our world! Sneak preview of our display for Book Week

Books light up our world! Sneak preview of our display for Book Week | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Book Week is upon us! Yes, The Children's Book Council of Australia's annual Book Week is just a weekend away, and this year the theme is 'Books light up our world'. They sure do, and we are going ...
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Some 'enlightening' ideas . . .

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Give racism the boot - MHS hosts footy match with inner city schools

Give racism the boot - MHS hosts footy match with inner city schools | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Ms Lynne Hamilton announced: Give Racism The Boot! Footy Match- Wednesday 19th @MHS Melbourne High School will be hosting an Inner City Schools Lightning Premiership on the MHS oval to make a stand...
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LittleBits #makerspace - reflection

LittleBits #makerspace - reflection | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Updating the makerspace activity. LittleBits have brought different groups of students throughout the day. We could do without the little horn but never mind. The conversation coming from a group o...
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Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

Makerspace. TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.

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ASLA 2011. Anne Whisken: Action Research

Mrs Anne Whisken, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Victoria . Informed learning and action research in a blended learning environment Teacher Librarian and PhD student…

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Makerspace beginnings @MHS library

Makerspace beginnings @MHS library | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
First there were two and then three and after that a small crowd The bell went so they had to go but they planned to return The start of tinkering and making at MHS. It's about time!
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Powerful words through collage - Year 9 Art @MHS

Powerful words through collage - Year 9 Art @MHS | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Year 9s have been creating collages for wise sayings and maxims. Here are some examples:  
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We meet Isobelle Carmody and Alison Goodman!

We meet Isobelle Carmody and Alison Goodman! | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Thanks to Paul Collins and Ford Street Publishing we hosted the launch of Isobelle Carmody's Scatterlings. Scatterlings was first published in 1991 and, as you tell from this review, is a much love...
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Why can’t we read anymore?

Why can’t we read anymore? | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
Or, Can books save us from what digital does to our brains?

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NSA surveillance: how librarians have been on the front line to protect privacy

NSA surveillance: how librarians have been on the front line to protect privacy | What is a teacher librarian? | Scoop.it
‘Librarians were the original search engine’ and long before Edward Snowden, thousands campaigned against the government violating privacy rights
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