School libraries for information literacy and learning!
7.2K views | +0 today
Follow
School libraries for information literacy and learning!
Curating topics around school libraries, information literacy, learning and learning environments.
Curated by Anu Ojaranta
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Media literacy
Scoop.it!

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | 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 Mary Reilley Clark, Reijo Kupiainen
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Another news article depicting the digital divide not being between some not having devices but some not having enought skills to manage with the devices.

more...
Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:58 PM

Quick tips to share with students, via the ever awesome Holly Clark, aka @Hollyedtechdiva

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Why have School Librarians?

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools. The leaflet outlin...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | 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.
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Digital divide also when considering skills among students...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Tech-savvy younger Americans are more likely than older adults to have read printed books in the past year, are more likely to appreciate reading in libraries, and are just as strong supporters of traditional library services as older adults, a new...
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

The digital materialsfand platforms are increasing in Finland and the students have partly said there is too much technology in schools. It is an odd since they are used to technology out-of-school. Do they have a need to make a strong difference between school time and out-of-school time activities? 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Var sjätte elev saknar skolbibliotek

Var sjätte elev saknar skolbibliotek | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Sedan två år ska alla skolor ha ett bibliotek, enligt skollagen.
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

In spite of a school library law that took place in Sweden more than two years ago still 16% of students are  missin a school library.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from What is a teacher librarian?
Scoop.it!

Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...

Via Tania Sheko
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Excellent advocacy video, loved it! :-)

more...
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:00 AM

Love this! Some day soon UK school librarians will produce something like this I hope. 

Nancy E Radler's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:48 PM

The next time someone asks you what you do as a school librarian, show them this video.

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
more...
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 13, 2013 5:24 AM

Your brain on books. We all know reading is good for you, here's yet more proof.

sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Credit: David Julian

I give presentations to educators at every level, all around the world. All of the teachers are earnestly trying to adapt their educational system to the twenty-first century.
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Engaging students to learning andmaking use of off-school skills and knowledge.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Apprentissage
Scoop.it!

”Alla barn ska ha tillgång till bemannat skolbibliotek”

”Alla barn ska ha tillgång till bemannat skolbibliotek” | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

“ 2,4 miljarder till läsning. God läsförståelse är grundläggande både i arbets­livet och i demokratin – ändå sjunker den bland svenska skolelever. Bemannade skolbibliotek och en stärkt lärarkår är tv...”


Via Gert Nilsson, Charlotte Lindgren
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

"Att kunna läsa och skriva är nyckeln både till böckernas värld, och till att kunna ta del av, förstå och utvecklas i skolans alla ämnen. Den elev som missförstår en klurig räkneuppgift räknar sig fram till fel svar, även om hon har matematikkunskaperna. Den som inte själv kan söka, granska och förstå källor på internet, har svårt att klara samhällsvetenskapliga ämnen."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Inquiry - learning and teaching
Scoop.it!

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the

Via Jan Watts
more...
Jan Watts's curator insight, September 17, 2013 1:57 AM

And another - we need to be changing our methods and embracing the change.....

Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Reading for all ages
Scoop.it!

Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph

Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Children who read for pleasure in their spare time perform significantly better at school than other pupils, according to a major study.

Via Elizabeth Hutchinson
more...
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:11 AM

Love this! Libraries are not just about English and here is the proof!

Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from School Library Advocacy
Scoop.it!

Integration of Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Changing Students’ Relationships with the School Librarian

Motivated by a shared inquiry question, a team of librarians at Deerfield High School (Illinois) gathered data to support a push to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum, and developed a fruitful collaboration with other departments resulting in a co-taught Medieval narrative project. Among other important outcomes: a change in student perceptions about the role of school librarians.


Via Karen Bonanno
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Not only integrating IL to the curriculum but also integrating the librarian to the curriculum, that is what makes the difference, in my opinion...

more...
Lourense Das's curator insight, October 30, 2013 5:00 AM

Integration of #IL into #curriculum: changing student's relationship with #schoollibrarian.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:09 PM

integration of IL into the Curriculum

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds

It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
We, the denizens of the Web, who live and work here also call them as tag clouds. Call them “word clouds” or “tag clouds” – they are visualization tools that helps your brain process information in a rather unique way.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News
Scoop.it!

The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year

The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Vine saw 403% growth between Q1 and Q3 this year, making it the world's fastest growing app. Twitter relaunched Vine in January, explaining its exponential growth.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Ilkka Olander
more...
Arnaud d'Haen's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:34 AM

Stiil talking about Facebook?

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:05 PM

It is probably time to try out Vine.... :)

Tim Fernback's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:39 PM

Growth rates for social networks (and other social networking aps) for 2013.

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

ECIL - European Conference on Information Literacy in Istanbul, Now!

ECIL - European Conference on Information Literacy in Istanbul, Now! | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

The conference was kicked off today in Harbyie Military Museum and Conference Center. 22-25.10.2013.

http://www.arber.com.tr/ecil2013.org/index.php/page,84,invited_talks

 

Follow tweets with hashtag #ecil2013 and tag @ecil2013. Sheila Webbr is also blogging in Information Literacy Weblog, don't miss it! 

http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Why reading is important!!

more...
Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:10 AM

Neil Gaman says this so eloquently.  Reading is important, Books are important, and libraries are important. 

 

Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:11 AM
Ann Ewel's insight:

Neil Gaman says this so eloquently.  Reading is important for our society and reading for pleasure has so many positive ramifications -- so why aren't we doing more to encourage our students to find books they like to read, and giving them time to read them?

Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from ICT
Scoop.it!

22 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

22 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet  Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose...

Via John Evans, Janna Fletcher Borg
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

good ideas, thanks Janna! :-)

more...
BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 1:05 AM

Aimed more at high school students, nevertheless, useful ideas for kids to create more than the traditional book report, using iPads. 

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:18 PM

 Tweet Tweet  Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose...

Trisha Collins's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:47 PM

Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their own book and their own creative assignment.

 

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Literacy standards are falling, so why are we closing libraries?

Literacy standards are falling, so why are we closing libraries? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Today’s report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) makes for depressing reading about the state of numeracy and literacy in England (Scotland and Wales weren’t subj...
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Sad to see the things like this... :-(

more...
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:58 PM

Hear, hear to this quote from the article - "Well stocked libraries staffed by knowledgeable professionals who are able to support and understand the educational needs of children can play a key role in ensuring high levels of literacy amongst the next generation"

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:30 AM

Every librarian should make sure that everyone reads this. 

Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Professional development of Librarians
Scoop.it!

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century s...

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century s... | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Five design considerations that you shouldn’t overlook when planning your dream school library (Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams | @scoopit via @technolibrary http://t.co/TRyrvacrsO)...

Via carogers
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Skolor bryter mot lagen - Debatt - Göteborgs-Posten

Skolor bryter mot lagen - Debatt - Göteborgs-Posten | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Hälften av landets elever har inte tillgång till ett bemannat skolbibliotek. Följ lagen och inse vikten av att eleverna utvecklar ett rikt språk, skri
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
  via Pew Internet Overview A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and high school students finds that digital technologies are impacting student writing in myriad ways and there ar...
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Interesting reading about writing skilld and the effects of digital tools and digital publishing of student texts.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Information Powerhouses
Scoop.it!

What does it mean to be a digital native?

What does it mean to be a digital native? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
“ The war between natives and immigrants is ending. The natives have won.”
Via Nik Peachey, Dr. Laura Sheneman
more...
donhornsby's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:16 PM

The war between natives and immigrants is ending. The natives have won.

Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from iPad i undervisningen
Scoop.it!

Apps in Education: Interactive eBooks on the iPad

Apps in Education: Interactive eBooks on the iPad | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"There have been lots of ebooks published for the iPad. Many of them have really just been digital copies of traditional books with page turning and some music. The thing is, a lot of the ebooks have not really taken advantage of the touch and swipe environment. The interactivity available on the iPad is not often fully utilised for kids books. Here are a couple that combine fun stories and an element of interactivity."
Via John Evans, Linn Österås
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Professional development of Librarians
Scoop.it!

21 Things 4 Students

21 Things 4 Students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The 21things4students.net project is supported by a grant from the REMC Association of Michigan and maintained by a team from three Intermediate School Districts in Michigan (Shiawassee, Ingham, and Macomb). It was created as an educational and online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the 21st century. This project was specifically developed to provide districts and classroom teachers with resources to help students meet or exceed the 8th grade technology proficiency requirements in Michigan. The development of this resource came at the request of teachers using the initial 21things4teachers.net  site
Via carogers
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

This 21 things-concept has been done to teachers and librarians and now to students!

more...
No comment yet.