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Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores

Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores | Why Media Matters? | Scoop.it

For the first time, we’ve conducted a groundbreaking study using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to document the impact of librarian layoffs on fourth-grade reading scores between 2004 to 2009.


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CO School Libraries Infographic

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Check out this excellent Infographic from CDE and the Colorado State Library! Share, print or post! Spread the word!


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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | Why Media Matters? | Scoop.it

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) - Edudemic

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) - Edudemic | Why Media Matters? | Scoop.it
Whether you're a librarian or just looking to learn, these are some of the best blogs on the planet when it comes to education. From 1 to 100, each blog has a different take on what you should know about today's libraries and learning.

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Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement

Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement | Why Media Matters? | Scoop.it

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA), Education Law Center (ELC) and Health Sciences Library Consortium were awarded a National Leadership research grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for this study. By analyzing the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), which measures reading, writing, math, and science achievement for schoolchildren, this study determined that “reading and writing scores are better for students who have a full-time certified librarian than those who don’t.”


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:26 PM

Advocate outside the education sector to get some attention.

 

It is this statement that alerts me to the need to do this ... "When the study initially began, researchers discovered that many lawmakers were ignorant to the struggles facing school libraries in that many did not know that schools were not required to have libraries, while others were unaware of how quickly school library programs were being cut."

Dennis T OConnor's comment, April 30, 2013 3:21 PM
Those interested in research that PROVES the power of a professionally staffed library media center should go to Kiety Curry Lance's website. His decade long studies are the strongest research I know of that look into the effectiveness of library media specialists. http://keithcurrylance.com/
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:23 PM

I"m surprised research is still being done on this topic.  For my money, Kieth Curry Lance proved the point sometime ago: http://keithcurrylance.com/

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National Library Week: Why We NEED To Save Our School Libraries

National Library Week: Why We NEED To Save Our School Libraries | Why Media Matters? | Scoop.it

"we as a nation must voice our support and advocate for funding, so that all children have access to 21st century school library programs.  We are a world starving for heroes. If you want to find them, support our school libraries."


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» ALA Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to Educational Success AASL Blog

» ALA Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to Educational Success AASL Blog | Why Media Matters? | Scoop.it

ALA Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution during its annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, that reiterates the importance of certified media specialists to academic achievement and calls on all ALA divisions to support our nation's beleaguered school librarians.


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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Why Media Matters? | Scoop.it
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) http://t.co/kFaNgVJm5a

 

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Media Sharing

Digital Storytelling

Manage & Organize

Social Networking & Communication

Content Resources

Curriculum Collaboration


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 5, 2013 3:57 AM

Fantastic resource, not only for school librarians!

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Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Nomination Form | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Nomination Form | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Why Media Matters? | Scoop.it

"The American Association of School Librarians Best Apps for Curriculum Task Force is seeking nominations of apps that encourage student engagement in learning and reinforce innovative teaching. Nominated apps should strengthen instruction, critical thinking skills, and inquiry. The primary objective of the Task Force is to develop a vetted list of 25 apps tied to AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Common Core Learning Standards which allow students and educators to think, create, share, and grow."


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The Changing Role of School Librarians

Find out how modern teacher-librarians are improving students' and teachers' lives every day. Reporter: Mark Rayyoutube.com

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:26 PM

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:51 PM

something old, something new, something "borroughed" (from education, from technology fields), something blue, a clear sky for teacher-librarian role  today and tomorow

Anne McLean's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:47 AM

Teacher Librariàns should be a teaching anda learning resource in the digital age.  Not the curator of a museum of books.