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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | National School Library News | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

Via Tania Sheko, Joyce Valenza, Dennis T OConnor
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Colleen Adam's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:23 PM

Great article about the imporatnce of being an effective searcher and tips to help you help your students!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:29 PM

Interesting concepts listed by the author on what is digital divide.

Emma Greengrass's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Critical thinking and information literacy skills are key for students in order to progress...

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Make It @ Your Library Launches Maker Space Project Website

Make It @ Your Library Launches Maker Space Project Website | National School Library News | Scoop.it
Make It @ Your Library, in collaboration with Instructables.com and the American Library Association, has finally launched its searchable website, makeitatyourlibrary.org, for librarians seeking maker space ideas and projects.
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Neil Gaiman lecture in full: Reading and obligation | Reading Agency

Neil Gaiman lecture in full: Reading and obligation | Reading Agency | National School Library News | Scoop.it
On 14 October 2013 Neil Gaiman gave our second annual lecture at the Barbican Centre, London. This is a full transcript of the lecture.
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Automation Marketplace 2013: The Rush to Innovate - The Digital Shift

Automation Marketplace 2013: The Rush to Innovate - The Digital Shift | National School Library News | Scoop.it
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School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013

School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013 | National School Library News | Scoop.it
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.
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Librarians need to create and promote the library as a vibrant, learning environment. It should be the center of the school.Librarians have to be instructional leaders in their buildings. They have to sit on the leadership teams and work with the campus improvement plans.Librarians must be assertive. Castro says, “We have to encourage all school librarians to get in the room with seats at the right tables.” Make your worth known to the principal as a school leader and as a 21st century librarian.Let the staff and administrators know how librarians are impacting instruction in positive ways. Be transparent in the work, share the outcomes with the teachers you worked with, and the students impacted by the instruction.Librarians should provide evidence of their work with students using 21st century skills via blogs, wikis, and blackboards. Principals need to touch, feel, and see students interacting with the resources from the library.Librarians have to be technology experts. The administrators have to see librarians working with students with technology, databases, and other tools. Show how librarians are valuable assets to the building in assisting teachers with integrating technology effectively in their curriculum.Document how others value what the librarian does for the school. How many classes has the librarian collaborated with? Do others speak about the library’s value? Is the librarian so valuable that they would be the first person an administrator of a new school would hire?Show administrators how librarians positively impact student achievement.
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Full STEAM Ahead: Injecting Art and Creativity into STEM

Full STEAM Ahead: Injecting Art and Creativity into STEM | National School Library News | Scoop.it
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) is part of a new trend that integrates hands-on learning with STEM. It taps into children’s natural interests while also facilitating informal learning.
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STEAM has great potential for school and public libraries because it taps into children’s natural interests while also facilitating informal learning. In a school library setting, that translates to enriching activities that might otherwise become too rigidly restrained to a single discipline. A child might love learning about controlled explosions in chemistry class. But she has to wait, perhaps as long as a few years, until the appropriate unit in social studies to learn about bombs in wartime—and then loop back to her technical understanding of explosive materials. Not so with STEAM in which the science, design, and history of an invention are all combined—just as they are in actuality. Suddenly those explosions, as cool as they are on a purely scientific level, aren’t so one-dimensional.

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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning

24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning | National School Library News | Scoop.it
24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning by Mike Acedo 1. http://makezine.com/ Makezine.com is a major hub for the maker’s movement, providing amateur makers and educators with a plethora of information, resources, and project...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Karen Bonanno
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:50 AM

Great ideas for library makerspaces!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:13 AM

So many fantastic resources here - fun too!

Karen Taylor's curator insight, November 6, 2013 7:16 PM

Blows the mind! An awesome list of resources to transform your learners into inventors. These resouces can be used to teach problem solving skills, ignite children's imagination and facilitate project-based learning. Great resources to engage boys/male learners too.

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Turnitin Study Shows Sharp Drop in High School Students’ Plagiarism

Turnitin Study Shows Sharp Drop in High School Students’ Plagiarism | National School Library News | Scoop.it
Turnitin today announced that an eight-year efficacy analysis shows that high schools using the company’s plagiarism prevention technology are currently experiencing at least a 33 percent drop in unoriginal content in their students’ writing.
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | National School Library News | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift | National School Library News | Scoop.it
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Students Wary of Wikipedia But Still Use for Research, Study Finds

Students Wary of Wikipedia But Still Use for Research, Study Finds | National School Library News | Scoop.it
A recent, voluntary survey of 3,000 high school students by EasyBib, the online citation and research platform, shows that kids are wary of Wikipedia’s accuracy—but still turn to it as a primary research tool—and they condemn plagiarism, though it...
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