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Interesting articles related school libraries in the 21st century.
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Beachfront Libraries Are Pretty Much The Best Idea Ever

Beachfront Libraries Are Pretty Much The Best Idea Ever | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
What's a beach day without a good book? Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you.
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Recognizing Librarians | Atomic Learning Blogs

Recognizing Librarians | Atomic Learning Blogs | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
This week marks National Library Week, one of several important recognition events of School Library Month. And, in acknowledgement of all that librarians do, we wanted to dedicate a blog post to these incredible, highly-adaptable individuals.
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A Little Rant on Little Free Libraries (aka probably an unpopular post)

A Little Rant on Little Free Libraries (aka probably an unpopular post) | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
Within a two mile radius of my little corner of Brookfield, Wisconsin there are four Little Free Libraries. I like the concept: People sharing books. People creating a collection. People encouragin...
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Community Post: 21 Ways To Tell You're In A Relationship With Your Books

There's loving books...and then there's being in love with books.
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The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift

The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English Someone whom I greatly admire recently set me thinking about the mission of librarians. David Lankes has that effect on many of us.
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10 Ways Twitter Will Make You a Better Employee, Better at Your Job and Benefit Your Library | Librarian by Day

10 Ways Twitter Will Make You a Better Employee, Better at Your Job and Benefit Your Library | Librarian by Day | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
In my case this means my day, the 9 to 5 one, not the one on the side where I write this blog and other stuff and do workshops and present and read article
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Reading gives kids an edge, study says - Bendigo Advertiser

Reading gives kids an edge, study says - Bendigo Advertiser | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it

Children who read for pleasure are likely to perform significantly better in the classroom than their peers who rarely read, according to a recent report published by the University of London's Institute of Education.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:16 PM

Australian educators comment on reading giving kids an edge

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Why School Librarians Matter - Patch.com

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Swampscott parent Melissa Defilippi and Judi Paradis, president of the Massachusetts School Library Association, will make a presentation on school libraries to the Swampscott School Committee.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:11 AM

This Q & A interview will provide you with some great points to help you in your advocacy campaign.

Josephine Laretive's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:59 AM

Practical ideas, it makes sense.

 

Sharon Pinho's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:35 AM

Librarians and student achievement go hand in hand.

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Wikipedia vs Britannica--the Results May Surprise You

Wikipedia vs Britannica--the Results May Surprise You | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
This infographic from Open Site--Free Internet Encyclopedia came as a huge surprise to me. I, like many teachers I know, warn students against relying on Wikipedia as a primary source for research....
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Are you curious about RDA in school libraries?

Are you curious about RDA in school libraries? | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
The story of knowledge is a story of history, and one that directly relates to the way we have wanted to infl uence and educate the young members of our society. Recorded information, and the docum...
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New I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic – Free download – Stephen's Lighthouse

New I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic – Free download – Stephen's Lighthouse | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
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The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012

The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012 | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
From music history to war trials by way of Hunter S. Thompson and Steve Jobs, with a side of Ancient China.

Following this year's best sc
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Using technology to engage reluctant readers

Using technology to engage reluctant readers | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it

"There’s been some recent research from the National Literacy Trust showing that more and more children are reading from the screen of an electronic device rather than from books. Surprising? Not really. When you consider that many schools offer students daily computer access and have other types of technology such as tablets and interactive whiteboards, it appears to make sense. The study shows, however, that this penchant for digital reading is “potentially detrimental to children’s reading levels”. So should we try and curb children’s enthusiasm for electronic texts?"


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Janet Law's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:22 AM

This is a good read to start reflecting on how technology can cater to learning needs of diverse learners. Like it or not, technology is here to stay. As educators and parents, we have to be open minded about what really engages our children and facilitate their learning with access to these media whilst being aware of the pitfalls too and guide them as this new generation navigates their journey of learning.

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Community Post: 10 Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome

Community Post: 10 Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
In celebration of National Library Week (4/13-4/19), here is an homage to a group of greatly misunderstood and underappreciated professionals.
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Becoming a Solo Librarian: Challenges and Opportunities

Becoming a Solo Librarian: Challenges and Opportunities | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
My mentor recently forwarded me a thrilling job ad for a solo librarian at the Charles Darwin Research Station, located in Ecuador’s beautiful Galápagos Islands. As the only professional librarian...
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Top 50 School Library Blogs

Top 50 School Library Blogs | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
See our Top 50 School Library Blogs for great insights and content from school librarians.
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Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books.
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‘Bookless’ libraries in our future? -

‘Bookless’ libraries in our future? - | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
Imagine walking into a public library and seeing computer stations, meeting rooms for events and workshops, and friendly librarians ready to help. But one thing is missing: Books.

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Transforming Reluctant Readers

"They come into your library or classroom and they challenge you, they don't like reading. What can you do? Where do you look for ideas?What books are recommended by school librarians to turn things around? Ideas and suggestions here."


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BJ Neary's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:18 PM

This slideshare is awesome chock full of great ideas to get and keep kids reading!

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Libraries for Social Good

Libraries for Social Good | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
Public libraries create spaces where technology, information, and ideas can lead to social good.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Teacher-Librarian is Your Best Tech Resource

Free Technology for Teachers: The Teacher-Librarian is Your Best Tech Resource | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
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50 Books to Read Before You're 11 3/4: Readers' Picks

50 Books to Read Before You're 11 3/4: Readers' Picks | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it
A little while ago, I posted my selections for half of the 50 Books to Read Before You're 11 3/4, an idea based on a similar marketing campaign by the Nati
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | 21st Century School Library Snippets | Scoop.it

The single biggest piece of advice offered by most blended learning pioneers is to have a cohesive vision for how the technology will enhance specific learning goals, how it will ease the burden on teachers, and how it can make both teachers and students more creative learners.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 2013 2:32 PM

As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction — guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned. Here are four crucial factors to keep in mind as schools plunge in.

Mrs. B's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:01 AM

The emphasis is not on technology but what technology can enable: creativity and innovation in an ever-changing world. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 2014 2:09 AM

This article basically explains what blended learning is, and how to incorporate technology in a meaningful way. Also has useful advice on how to introduce blended learning within a school.

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Transforming Reluctant Readers

"They come into your library or classroom and they challenge you, they don't like reading. What can you do? Where do you look for ideas?What books are recommended by school librarians to turn things around? Ideas and suggestions here."


Via Heather Stapleton
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BJ Neary's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:18 PM

This slideshare is awesome chock full of great ideas to get and keep kids reading!