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Op-ed: Old-school job skills you won’t find on Google

Op-ed: Old-school job skills you won’t find on Google | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Young graduates might well be digital savvy, but employers are finding they lack the old-school research skills. Guest columnist Alison J. Head proposes some ways to bring them up to speed.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, December 16, 2012 4:56 PM
Yet another report telling us what all librarians have known for years. Time to make students listen to what we are telling them.
Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, December 17, 2012 3:22 AM

Lacking in basic information skills of the "Google-generation" are turning out to be a problem also in working life - the importance of teaching these skills in school and university is huge!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, December 17, 2012 4:36 AM
I agree!
School Libraries and the importance of remaining current.
School libraries and learning about future technologies by connecitng with people who know more than me.
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Reliable Sources: Promoting Critical Thinking in the [Mis]information Age

Reliable Sources: Promoting Critical Thinking in the [Mis]information Age | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Information cannot always be trusted. Despite popular opinion regarding the devastating impact of the Internet on the modern age, the inherent untrustworthiness of information is not new. Satire, misinformation, and disinformation have been circulating for centuries, even long before the printed word. However, thanks to the relative ease of creating and sharing content online, our students are confronted with publications created solely to entertain, persuade, and incite via incorrect or incomplete statistics.

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Teaching critical thinking starts with collaboration between teachers and the school librarian! 
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How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s worth squeezing reading for fun into an already overpacked school-year schedule. Here are experts’ recommendations.

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A great blog with reading suggestions for all ages too. Worth taking time to read this. 
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 31, 1:26 AM
Great post with lots of ideas. 
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Personalized Learning Should Start in Libraries

Personalized Learning Should Start in Libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Can a library be the perfect place for personalized learning? We believe the answer is yes. Libraries offer endless resources, space for learning, and individuals who are ready to assist students in the learning and research process. Sometimes when professors’ office hours do not line up with students’ schedules, we often forget, that librarians are here to help us too! That’s why we have libraries and librarians! Even if we think it is intimidating to approach a librarian, it should not be, because they are the experts in libraries! Not only are librarians available to assist us, but they are also available to teach us how to use the resources that the library has to offer.

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David Stapleton's curator insight, November 26, 2:46 PM
Education is yours and your brain needs it
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 8, 3:58 PM
I agree. What is needed are librarians in schools. In the schools I taught at, there was a concerted effort to eliminate libraries and librarians. That has to end.
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It’s (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. Here’s why… - Darren E. Draper - Medium

It’s (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. Here’s why… - Darren E. Draper - Medium | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Just over ten years ago, Karl Fisch wrote a blog post that has stuck with me through the years. In it, he asked if it was OK to be a technologically illiterate teacher. Even though we’ve learned greatly in the last decade about the merits of using technology to replace teachers, I think Karl’s arguments back then are even more relevant today. In this post, I’ll explain why.

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Teachers do an amazing job! We need to help those who are uncomfortable with technology to embrace it. 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 20, 2:00 PM
Part of the literacy that often goes overlooked is that a digital tool is not always the best tool. Teachers are both learners and teachers. To say otherwise misses the point of teaching an learning.
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What truly drives change in Education? By Nigel Coutts

What truly drives change in Education? By Nigel Coutts | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
By Nigel Coutts

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School libraries can be the centre of this change. Critical thinking, literacy, digital literacy and communication, are just some of the skills supported by the school librarian.  
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Why do teachers need school librarians? 5 questions to ask yourself.

Why do teachers need school librarians? 5 questions to ask yourself. | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Have you ever walked past your school library and wondered what was going on in there? Is it time to find out?

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Why Self-Directed Learning Practices Make Us Better Learners | #Autodidact #LEARNing2LEARN

Why Self-Directed Learning Practices Make Us Better Learners | #Autodidact #LEARNing2LEARN | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In this article, we discuss how the promotion of self-directed learning can be a benefit to every student of every level.

 

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Christophe BRIGNOT's curator insight, November 3, 1:20 PM
An article full of innovating ideas and two links toward captivating videos.
ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA's curator insight, November 3, 4:35 PM

Are schools relevant anymore? You should be able to get a degree at yout local library. Schools are mostly about childcare so both parents can work.

Dorothy Retha Cook 's curator insight, November 20, 5:26 AM

Self Directed Learning is a great help for people that learn in different ways than the quote unquote norm but learn their way just the same adult or child.

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Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work

Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

"Research on effective learning reveals that an awful lot of what goes on in the classroom simply doesn’t matter. There are many pointless activities that take up valuable time in the name of engagement, merely demonstrating progress as opposed to actually making progress. Often, these approaches not only have limited impact on student learning but can have a hugely detrimental impact on teacher workload and wellbeing.

There is significant evidence to suggest that teachers should prune back what they do and focus on a more streamlined approach in the classroom. So it’s less about spending hours cutting things up and putting them in envelopes, and more about creating conditions in which students can gain long-lasting knowledge that can be applied in a range of situations. The following six principles are a distillation of key research on what really matters in the classroom."


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Useful reminder about learning strategies 
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Ashley Hoyer's comment, November 16, 9:59 PM
@Tera S. Ellis You're right- it is possible that they could become a behavior problem. That makes me think of a child in my classroom- he hasn't been identified in our TAG program; however, I will be recommending him for next year. He tends to distract others and interrupt the learning of others quite possibly because he is completed and not being challenged enough.
Cheryl Turner's comment, November 16, 11:13 PM
Ashley and Tera , thanks for your comments but you are misunderstanding the definition of cognitive load. It doesn't have any thing to do with gifted learners not being stimulated. It has to do with the amount of information any person can handle focusing on at any one time. For instance, if you are trying to do a difficult math problem while listening to a challenging jazz riff or perhaps watch a movie at the same time, the cognitive load of those tasks in combination is going to be excessive. in that situation, you would not be effective at the math problem, because you have increased the cognitive load of the task. You have not increased the difficulty level of the task, in terms of its abstractness or the level of challenge for the mind trying to figure it out, but you have made the conditions less than optimal for that mind to operate on that task.
Ashley Hoyer's comment, November 19, 4:12 PM
@Cheryl Turner I really appreciate the clarification!
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Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship

Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use …

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In house professional development for teachers. Start with your school library.

In house professional development for teachers. Start with your school library. | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Lucas Maxwell SLYA 2017 Finalist - YouTube


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This is what your school librarian can do if given the chance. Support them and let them support you.
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Big leap for school libraries

Big leap for school libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Steven Yates has a message for would-be school librarians. “If you’re coming to this because you like to read and you want to manage a collection of books, then you showed up about 30 years too late to the profession,” says Yates, a former high school librarian who teaches in the school library media certification program at the University of Alabama.

The school library’s mission—matching resources with those who need them—has not changed, he says. But its role is evolving: With materials increasingly offered online, schools are transforming their libraries into active places for students to work together and get creative, with staff who do much more than manage books.


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Librarians as Social Media Curators

For librarians, social media curation is a translation of mission and traditional practice. It’s about getting users/patron/students/faculty to the goo

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A great reminder of what a school librarian can do if given the chance. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 28, 1:31 PM

Curation and Library science go hand in hand.  

Jane Cowell's curator insight, November 29, 4:31 AM
Great video on the role of #librarians as Digital Information curators & ability to amplify learning 
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Engaging With Contrary Evidence

Engaging With Contrary Evidence | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In researching how best to prepare students for new-media literacy, I’ve come across the term confirmation bias—the tendency that all human beings share to search for or interpret information in a way that supports already held beliefs, and to ignore contrary evidence. It’s something that is hardwired into our brains—our world is too complicated for us to keep testing everything we know.

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This is why you need school libraries and librarians. Students need good quality resources and be taught how to create a good question to become truly independent. 
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We Need Cellphones In School Because They're Distracting - Looking Up

We Need Cellphones In School Because They're Distracting - Looking Up | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Cellphones in schools is a subject I’ve discussed at length before and one that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. It’s a bellweather issue, an issue that indicates clearly where you sit on the educational spectrum. Do schools teach students “the rules” or help students learn effectively?

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It really is important for students to learn how to regulate their use of their phones. Where better than in school where they are using them anyway whether we like it or not. 
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Mark Cottee's curator insight, October 29, 5:59 PM
Saw this argument in full swing recently and very pleased to happen across this article today. Nothing is ever black and white but this issue may hold the answer to the more fundamental question of - "What is school there for?"
Carol Hancox's curator insight, November 3, 7:52 PM
Yes cell phones are distracting so they should be banned in school, but we need to keep them in school so that we can teach students how to regulate their use, so they are not distracted as adults
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 21, 4:35 PM
A key question about digital tools is students learning to self-regulate their use. What if we gave students a cell phone break every 30 minutes?
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Who Ran Dumbledore’s Library? The Importance of Non-teaching Staff

Who Ran Dumbledore’s Library? The Importance of Non-teaching Staff | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
History and literature regales us with tales of great teaching heroes. But who is doing their admin? Planning their calendar? Behind every great hero is a member of non-teaching staff
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14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The world's most successful people have some unique habits. Try them out and see where they take you.

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No library related but a good message for all of us. 
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Why You Should have a Messy Desk | #Creativity 

Why You Should have a Messy Desk | #Creativity  | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Why You Should have a Messy Desk! Einstein: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain...

 

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Just want to say my desk is very messy! Good for me I think :) 
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Why You Should have a Messy Desk! Einstein: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain...

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Creativity

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 6, 4:11 PM
I must be incredibly creative.
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Librarians as Leaders, Tamiko Brown | SLJ Summit 2017

Vision and purpose are fundamental in building an effective library program. Keynote by Tamiko Brown, SLJ's 2017 School Librarian of the Year.

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How can libraries fight the crisis and remain relevant to their users? - Interview with Liz McGettigan

How can libraries fight the crisis and remain relevant to their users? - Interview with Liz McGettigan | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Libraries have enormous potential in becoming a more integral part of citizens’ daily life but there still are a few factors holding them back potentially creating an existential crisis among libraries worldwide.

To find out more about the possible ways libraries can fight the crisis and remain relevant to the users, we’ve had another chat with Liz McGettigan, the President at CILIP Scotland and Director of Digital Library and Cultural Experiences SOLUS UK.


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8 Ways To Make Your Library More Visible Now

8 Ways To Make Your Library More Visible Now | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
When I became a school library media specialist 20 years ago, I had no idea how much time and energy I would devote to promoting my role and media program. As school librarians, our impact isn't

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On the Level by Donalyn Miller

On the Level by Donalyn Miller | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Donalyn Miller writes: "Restricting children’s reading choices to books that fit within their reading level warps children’s positive reading identity development and their perceptions of what reading is. Requiring students to read books “at their level” at all times limits children’s reading choices and derails intrinsic motivation to read, which is driven by interest, choice, and reader’s purpose—not reading level."


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Interesting blog about why restricting children to reading levels is not conducive to engaging new readers. Personal choice is important. 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 16, 8:57 PM

Share this with every administrator in your school district! 

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Why I Don’t Advocate for My School Library

Why I Don’t Advocate for My School Library | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
School library advocacy has been a central tenet of our professional activities for decades. When I was in library school, one of the most memorable lessons I learned was how to be an advocate for …

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It is all about the students! Great blog post. 
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Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of desks by allysonapsey

Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of desks by allysonapsey | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 10, 4:33 PM
When learners of all ages are provided opportunities to move about and engage with each other, how we arrange desks is irrelevant.