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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have

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In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:56 PM

This is the bricolage or blend on the edges of new and old so to speak. We cannot teach and learn without authentic relationships which reach out to others. What do we do to accomplish this?

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:32 AM

MOre things to think about .. but we cannot avoid learning to understand and  use the tools that are out there. 

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1 Build Your PLN (personal learning network)

 

2 Establish Real Relationships

 

3 Understand Where Technology Fits In Education


4 Know How To Find Useful Resources

 

5 Manage Your Online Reputation

 

6 Know How To Correctly Blog

 

7 Slow Down

 

8 Make Social Media Work For You

 

9 Don’t Be Afraid Of Failing

 

10 Know When To Disconnect

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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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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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

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

 


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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.

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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

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"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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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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This is the one skill your child needs for the jobs of the future

This is the one skill your child needs for the jobs of the future | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Where can your kids learn creativity and critical thinking? The answer is simpler than you think. Article from World Economic Forum.
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The Changing Role of the School Librarian

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We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.

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Thanks for sharing my article :)
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The Changing Role of the School Librarian

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How Good is Our School Library?

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How good is our school library? is a companion guide to the how good is our school? framework. It supports library staff & senior managers.

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Who Ran Dumbledore’s Library? The Importance of Non-teaching Staff

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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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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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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

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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.
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Helping children become independent learners with parental support.

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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

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Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.

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The Ongoing Important of School Libraries | Softlink Education

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Softlink is proud to represent school libraries, providing reports & papers such as this https://t.co/wGnliK08O2 from SLS responses https://t.co/KhhYRU7cWy...

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