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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic.

 

What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.


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I must get round to giving this a go!

 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:05 PM

With 2013 being the year of statistics, infographics will be an essential tool.

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Might be a great way to visually show the use that is made of the library space &/or personnel!  Choose the tool that suits you.

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Do we need library lessons? - SCIS

Do we need library lessons? - SCIS | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

A school library is (or should be) a whole-school facility, enabling the learning needs of all students, supporting staff to deliver the curriculum, and providing resources for reading and information within a unique space. That’s the theory. The reality, however, is likely to be library staff constantly juggling between the diverse needs of various groups, library lessons full of hands-on activities, busy research lessons using a multitude of resources, quiet periods of study, and times of silent personal reading. All this usually in one room during one day! It is said that you can’t be all things to all people and yet that is exactly what a school librarian tries to do.


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5 Tips On Fighting Apathy in the Library

5 Tips On Fighting Apathy in the Library | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
I recently saw a comment on Twitter from a School Library employee that viewed student and staff apathy as the biggest obstacle that the

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Libraries Find New Ways to Flourish in the Digital Age

Libraries Find New Ways to Flourish in the Digital Age | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Modern learners seek flexible spaces and guidance on digital literacy.

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We already knew this didn't we :) 
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Journal of Information Literacy

Journal of Information Literacy | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The Journal of Information Literacy publishes innovative and challenging research articles and project reports which push the boundaries of information literacy thinking in theory, practice and method, and which aim to develop deep and critical understandings of the role, contribution and impact of information literacies in everyday contexts, education and the workplace.

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A must read for school librarians 
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Creating an online book club: professional development for school library staff

Creating an online book club: professional development for school library staff | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
This is a guest blog post from Elizabeth Hutchinson (@Elizabethutch) If you wish to join in, please either contact her on Twitter or on this email: ehutchinson@library.gg Elizabeth Hutchinson is He…
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Professional development for library staff is important. Here is a good way to motivate yourself! 
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'Tis the Season: Ten Ways to Make the Library a Teacher's Gift

'Tis the Season: Ten Ways to Make the Library a Teacher's Gift | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Angie Miller writes: "This is a busy time of year in schools–one that puts a great deal of pressure on our teachers. But let’s remember that as librarians, our very career is to serve others. We are the ultimate givers. And we can make this strained season in schools easier by offering up our services to the educators in our building. 

 

So how can you make the library a gift for our teachers? Here are some ideas..."


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Give teachers the gift of time this Christmas. Help them understand that this is what we do all year round. 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 15, 2017 11:08 PM

I love (and really try to do) them all! But honestly, I am now secretly craving an enamel "academic bartender" pin! 

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What are the benefits of joining the Learn Moodle MOOC? A long-term participant shares. - Moodle.com

What are the benefits of joining the Learn Moodle MOOC? A long-term participant shares. - Moodle.com | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
December 11, 2017

Have you heard of Learn Moodle?

It’s a free, four-week MOOC run by Moodle HQ, designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform. We also run the MOOCs twice a year, after every major Moodle release.

Our Learn Moodle 3.4 MOOC Basics is starting on 8 January 2018 and recently we talked to Mary Cooch, our Community Educator and Elizabeth Dalton, our Research Analyst, to tell us what’s new for this upcoming MOOC.

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Just signed up :) Was thinking of creating a MOOC and this looks like it could be the starting point. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 12, 2017 1:22 PM

Learn something new about Moodle in this Mooc!

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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, 2017 1:31 PM

Curation and Library science go hand in hand.  

Jane Cowell's curator insight, November 29, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


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Just want to say my desk is very messy! Good for me I think :) 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 6, 2017 4:11 PM
I must be incredibly creative.
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David Alexander's curator insight, January 30, 8:20 AM
My office space, almost exactly!
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HAVING AN OVERVIEW - THE UNIQUE POSITION OF A SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

HAVING AN OVERVIEW - THE UNIQUE POSITION OF A SCHOOL LIBRARIAN | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
It’s the beginning of another school year; teachers will be getting to know their new students, even if they only see them for a fe

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There is a lot more to us than issuing books! 
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Advocacy for school libraries. Why we need to take responsibility

Advocacy for school libraries. Why we need to take responsibility | 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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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 20, 1:45 PM

Honored & thrilled to be mentioned on this fine blog!

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The power of quality research and school libraries

The power of quality research and school libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In this episode, we explore Elizabeth Hutchinson's goal of helping people find quality information - online & offline, through quality research.
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I enjoyed talking to Lucy Parsons about the importance of school librarians. Go and say hello to one tomorrow. 
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Finishing off 2017 looking back and facing forward.

Finishing off 2017 looking back and facing forward. | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

What I have learnt about myself this year. School libraries and the importance of continued learning for ourselves. .

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Students learn better from books than screens, according to a new study

Students learn better from books than screens, according to a new study | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A new study indicates that student learn better from textbooks than from screens - but think the opposite is true.
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The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017

The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017 | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Librarians reflect on what they learned in 2017 and share their thoughts on the emerging trends of 2018.

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Schools, give your librarians a chance to make a difference. Look what they can achieve! 
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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, 2017 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, 2017 2:46 PM
Education is yours and your brain needs it
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 8, 2017 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, 2017 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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