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...
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Scandinavina library Quarterly - School libraries on the agenda

Anu Ojaranta's insight:

A glance to Scandinavian school libraries!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from School Library Advocacy
Scoop.it!

Library Design for the 21st Century Learner: Slideshare

Carolyn Foote, Westlake High School Library & library’s architect presented a case study at the CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) Southern Conference in Austin. She attended other sessions as well and listened as they struggled to make sense of the same issues we as educators debate–standardized test scores, the impact of technology, the value of a library, etc.


Via Karen Bonanno
more...
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 7, 2013 4:21 PM

Understanding the learner and their learning environments, project planning and advocating the role of the school librarian.

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Honoring student interests

Honoring student interests | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Turning questions into statements. Helping students become motivated to learn about topics that interest them. Those have been my biggest take-aways from the lessons I have been teaching this month...
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Important aspects about how to get students research topics turned into guestions, and how they manage to do this on their own.

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

What is Media Literacy?

What is Media Literacy? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
According to the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media. Anyone can do media literacy. It can happen i...

Via Reijo Kupiainen
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from School Libraries and the importance of remaining current.
Scoop.it!

The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic

The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Libraries are changing. They're becoming an online resource for students of all ages and a meeting place for the entire community of a school.

Via John Evans, Elizabeth Hutchinson
more...
Dr. Laura Sheneman's comment, March 15, 2013 9:11 AM
i'd love to hear from school districts with great relationships with their public library.
Kristen McCloskey's comment, March 15, 2013 10:01 AM
Proud to say our high school library offers many of these services. We need to work much more on bridging the gap with the community.
Lourense Das's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:36 AM

A focus on educational libraries!

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Students are urged to stay away from Wikipedia and Google for research

Students are urged to stay away from Wikipedia and Google for research | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
“Don’t use Wikipedia,” is the caution that every freshman in Dr. Susan K. Thomas’s English 102 class is altogether too used to hearing.
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

.... and go further after using them...

more...
Anne McLean's curator insight, March 8, 2013 6:24 PM

Too obvious!  There are loads of free access quality databases available.  This is basic information literacy 101!

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Digital Literacy Defined?

Digital Literacy Defined? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be digitally literate? And who can actually answer that question today - teachers, administrators, researchers, students? I'm not sure I can do it justice. I think that's one o...
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Definitions around this issue are so very problematic...

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

School library and student achievement | Infographic

School library and student achievement | Infographic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

This infographic captures the impact of the school library and the school library staff on student learing, reading and academic achievement.


Via Karen Bonanno, L2_S2S
more...
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Cindy Rogers's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:53 AM

This graphic speaks for itself.

Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from School Libraries and the importance of remaining current.
Scoop.it!

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | EdReach

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | EdReach | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Building a digital footprint is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives.

Via Elizabeth Hutchinson
more...
Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:12 PM

Talking to kids about creating their positive presence on the web is important.  It's not only what they post, but what they don't post that is important, especialy as they get to high school.  Have them create an e-folio and know what is needed to keep their digital image clear and positibe.

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

The Multiliteracy Project

The Multiliteracy Project | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Great resource! The term multiliteracies will be in the new Finnish core curriculum in a few years. Interesting, multidimensional and a challenging term.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from School Libraries around the world
Scoop.it!

Worldwide Information Literacy resources available in 42 languages | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Worldwide Information Literacy resources available in 42 languages | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Via Lourense Das
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Great resource! 

more...
Lourense Das's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:23 AM

From Prof. Woody F. Horton: Colleagues, it is with a great deal of both gratitude and pride that I call your attention to our ePub announced today by UNESCO entitled "Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide."  Many of you either contributed one of the 42 language lists that are contained in this publication,or advised me on the content and format. The publication is available both in ePub format and as a pdf file.  I will be back in touch with you to solicit your ideas for how to use this tool to help ordinary citizens worldwide, who are not fluent in English, and would prefer to search for information literacy resources in their own native languages.  If you are a member of this Google Discussion group but do not see your native language in the database
in the ePub, please communicate with me because we intend that as many
languages as feasible be added to the database going forward, and also put in place a tool so that the "starting entries" can be kept up-to-date, perhaps using a wiki. We would welcome volunteers to prepare lists of IL resources in languages which are still missing from the database.

Here in brief is the UNESCO announcement:

"WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SERVICE

E-pub brings together worldwide Information Literacy resources
available in 42 languages

15.02.2013 - A collection of Information Literacy (IL) Resources from
around the world is now available on UNESCO’s website in e-Pub and PDF
formats. The publication titled “Overview of Information Literacy
Resource Worldwide” is divided into 42 language lists and includes
selected resources – from websites, books, journals and other kinds of
publications – that were provided by contributors from different
countries and institutions and compiled by Dr Forest Woody Horton Jr."

A more complete UNESCO article describing the publication background
and content appears if you click on the 3rd link below, and the pdf
and ePub file links appear on the right side of the screen on the
webpage containing the full article, under "Files."  Also if you wish
you can contact Irmgarda Kasinskaite, the senior UNESCO staff
programme officer in charge of the IL programs of UNESCO.

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 17, 2013 3:32 PM

Check it out, available in 42 languages...

 

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, February 17, 2013 8:36 PM

Important resource for SLIS students to review.

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Library Grits: Inquiry into inquiry

Library Grits: Inquiry into inquiry | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Interesting thoughts about implementing inquiry learning and especially Guided Inquiry!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from School Library Advocacy
Scoop.it!

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.

Via Kent Wallén, Karen Bonanno
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

It is important to look at school libraries with new eyes and see the possibilities. Technology plays a huge part in teens lives. There is a possibility for teaching more effective use.

more...
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

add your insight...

Anne McLean's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:34 PM

School libraries need to be hip, cool and relevant to the demands of their school communities.  Kids love this modern approach and feel welcome in their school library.

Sue Kowalski's comment, February 23, 2013 11:25 AM
We need to empower ALL to be part of the CURATION that way they are MAKING and ENGAGING not just receiving
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from School Library Advocacy
Scoop.it!

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

It is always interesting to find out that more and more of our younger students are becoming involved with the Internet and Social Media.

Due to their developmental age, most students have some kind of difficulty with self-management throughout childhood. But, this is to be expected with children. They simply lack the maturity, brain development, and personal experience to understand how to manage themselves in every situation in real life, let alone online.


Via Karen Bonanno
more...
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 8, 2013 3:58 AM

Friends have a different meaning in today's world.

Ann Vega's comment, April 8, 2013 9:34 AM
This is a great resource on the issue of social media education - the internet is FOREVER!
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

‘What did I do wrong?’: Supporting independent learning practices

My paper on the project What did I do wrong? Supporting independent learning practices to avoid plagiarism was well received in Manchester last week at LILAC. What is the project about? It is one y...
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

About how to enhance critical thinking and ubderstanding through citing and referencing. 

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

5 Tips For Getting Children Excited About Reading - Edudemic

5 Tips For Getting Children Excited About Reading - Edudemic | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
No matter the age, there's always some interesting reading to be done. Here are a few tips for parents and teachers on getting the reading ball rolling!
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

The importance of reading and reading out-loud from early childhood.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Boys and Reading
Scoop.it!

Get Dads Reading

Get Dads Reading | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Booktrust has launched a new campaign to encourage dads in Britain to read more with their children.

 

Research shows that in most families it's mums who do the majority of reading with children, but we want dads to have the chance to enjoy time reading with their children too."


Via Heather Stapleton
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

A good thing to set emphasis on! Parents example plays a big role in childrens reading!

more...
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:42 PM

Dads, get your books out :) 

Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Teaching through Libraries
Scoop.it!

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions \ The Lab | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.

 

When we're working with schools on our Design Thinking School programme, one of the easiest ways to explain what we're looking for in the way a project is set, is whether the statement or questions being asked can be Googled easily: is this a Googleable or Not Googleable topic?


Via Dennis T OConnor, Carey Leahy
Anu Ojaranta's insight:
Excellent way to develop higher order thinking skills!
more...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 15, 2013 3:15 AM
I agree.. his work and videos are at www.shodor.org
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 15, 2013 3:19 AM
Thanks, will take a look.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from School Libraries around the world
Scoop.it!

The need for media literacy in the digital age

The need for media literacy in the digital age | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Policymakers should beware of producing generations of students drowning in digital devices without enough good ideas about what to do with them.

Via Rosa Martins, Lourense Das
more...
Lourense Das's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:56 AM

Interesting article and links on the need for media literacy in the digital age

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine

Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Boys and Reading
Scoop.it!

Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


Via Heather Stapleton
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Special attention is needed for the boys to take on leasure time reading and improve reading skills. The gender difference is most significant in Finland so we need extra measures...

more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:33 PM

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

App Reviews: USA Today, CNN, ABC News, BBC News, Pulse News, AP Mobile, Flipboard, Zite

App Reviews: USA Today, CNN, ABC News, BBC News, Pulse News, AP Mobile, Flipboard, Zite | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
From cable channels to newspapers to social media links -- all your information now fits in your palm.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from Creating readers
Scoop.it!

Day in the Life of a School Librarian

Presentation for LIANZA Library Assistants Day highlighting the range of tasks undertaken by school library teams and linking the intersections between schools

Via L2_S2S
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

The diversity! :-)

more...
L2_S2S's curator insight, February 17, 2013 9:49 PM

Great insight into a "day in the life" of one of NZ's leading practitioners.

Librarypaula's comment, February 18, 2013 9:23 PM
Well done Senga! Lots of evidence of how school libraries link to student learning.
Scooped by Anu Ojaranta
Scoop.it!

School libraries and a lesson in student success!

Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Great infographic in how a good school library is effecting students success in their studies and in learning information skills!

more...
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:52 AM

Thanks this really good!

Rescooped by Anu Ojaranta from The Ischool library learningland
Scoop.it!

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

Via SCIS, Linda Dougherty, Rosa Martins
Anu Ojaranta's insight:

Resources for school library design! 

more...
Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:20 AM

GOo

Library Staff's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:35 PM

I wonder how teachers would redesign their classrooms if they could. Design is such an interesting concept...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:34 PM

As bibliotecas escolares e o bom design...