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Campaigners lobby for school libraries | The Bookseller

Campaigners lobby for school libraries | The Bookseller | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A group of close to 150 campaigners is to lobby parliament for school libraries to be made statutory, with authors Chris Priestley and Philip Ardagh among those taking part today.

The campaigners, including teachers, librarians, parents and students, will converge on parliament at 2 p.m. this afternoon, with a march from Victoria Embankment Gardens setting off at 1 p.m.

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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Eduwebinar - Professional learning network

Eduwebinar - Professional learning network | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Virtual professional learning network for teachers supported by education webinars to boost professional development opportunities in an online environment.
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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:18 AM
Great news! :)
jerigby's comment, April 3, 2013 12:29 PM
I love eduwebinars! It fits in to my schedule better than attending workshops.
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5 ways social media can connect students with authors they love

5 ways social media can connect students with authors they love | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Are you looking for new ways to connect students to authors in the library and classroom? Here are five budget-friendly ways you can make it happen using social media from 2017's School Librarian of the Year, Lucas Maxwell.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 17, 1:58 AM
Connecting your students to their authors is one of the nicest ways to make reading real and increase engagement. 
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Top 10 Reasons

Top 10 Reasons | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Top 10 Reasons - to visit the Richmond Hill Elementary School Library in 2018 by Martha Bongiorno | This newsletter was created with Smore, an online tool for creating beautiful newsletters for for individual educators, schools and districts
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Opinion | I am proof libraries are critical to solving cultural poverty

Opinion | I am proof libraries are critical to solving cultural poverty | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries are one of the major tools we have, like education, that allow the underprivileged to overcome their condition.
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Digital & Media Literacy Fundamentals | MediaSmarts

Digital & Media Literacy Fundamentals | MediaSmarts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Welcome to the “fundamentals” section of our website, where we bring together the various concepts and competencies that define what it is to be literate in today’s complex media culture. Here we explore digital literacy and media literacy and their underlying aspects and principles.
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The Art of Reflection

The Art of Reflection | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Portfolios allow students to regularly reflect on their learning process—deepening their connection to content.
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It Takes a Reader To Grow a Reader: When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose

It Takes a Reader To Grow a Reader: When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Jennifer LaGarde and Todd Nesloney believe every student needs and deserves an independent reading champion.
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Putting a Focus on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Putting a Focus on Media Literacy in the Digital Age | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
K–12 educators find they must teach students to better evaluate information from the web.
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Cross-Curricular Critical Thinking Is Integral to STEM Success

Cross-Curricular Critical Thinking Is Integral to STEM Success | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
No matter the acronym, allow students to hone critical thinking and literacy skills.
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Designing Libraries - A starter guide to library makerspaces

Designing Libraries - A starter guide to library makerspaces | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In all its many guises, a makerspace is essentially a place for collaborative and creative learning. Kate Lomax of Artefacto guides you through the maze.
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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 Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Modern learners seek flexible spaces and guidance on digital literacy.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 14, 2:16 AM
We already knew this didn't we :) 
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Some of The Best Academic Search Engines for Teachers and Student Researchers

Some of The Best Academic Search Engines for Teachers and Student Researchers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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10 Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Class

10 Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Class | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Reading Culture

Reading Culture | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Are kids reading anymore? We see falling book circulation at all type of libraries. The hope is, if they are not reading print books maybe eBooks
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 17, 2:00 AM
Well we will just have wait and see. 
GwynethJones's curator insight, January 17, 10:28 AM

Reading culture? Yes, please!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 12:23 PM

Thanks to Gwenith Jones for this excellent recommendation.

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5 Tips on Starting a Student Library Assistant Program

5 Tips on Starting a Student Library Assistant Program | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I don't know how I'd survive without my Student Library Assistants. Over the past 4 1/2 years our program has grown ten times its origina
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 17, 2:03 AM
This is something I would really like to encourage our secondary schools to take part in. Maybe this year. 
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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework
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Thriving in Your First Years as a Teacher

Thriving in Your First Years as a Teacher | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Six realistic, low-stress steps you can take to improve your teaching in the hectic early years of your career.
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Giving Students a Little Taste of a Book

Giving Students a Little Taste of a Book | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A creative way to give students a choice in what they read and differentiate instruction to help them grow as readers.
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What's a Hashtag? | Knowledge Quest

What's a Hashtag? | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In last month’s post, What is a #ConnectedEducator, we looked at a few ways we can become more connected virtually and share online. Being a connected educator is one of the best ways to build your personal learning network, connect... Read More ›
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Reality Check | MediaSmarts

Reality Check | MediaSmarts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This public awareness program, created in partnership between MediaSmarts and the Facebook Canadian Election Integrity Initiative, focuses on authentication of online information.
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save libraries: free posters to print!

save libraries: free posters to print! | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Last night I made some posters for the London #CarnegieOccupation march from Carnegie Library to Minet Library at 11:30 this Saturday (9 April): But then Minet Library asked if they could have copies of the posters, too! So here are some downloadable versions. Feel free to use these posters in any…
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5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning

5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Learning and learning outcomes are more meaningful to students when teachers engage their passions, unleash their creativity, and give them time and tools for innovation.
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Teaching Your Students About Fake News

Teaching Your Students About Fake News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Explore classroom resources and lesson plans on fake news and media literacy Talk of fake news is everywhere but how do you begin to teach about it in the classroom? Start with an exploration of the rise of fake news, and why kids should care. Then, delve into the media literacy skills that students need …
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8 Google Drive Search Tips Teachers Should Know about

8 Google Drive Search Tips Teachers Should Know about | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Making Virtual Reality a Reality in Today's Classrooms 

MIT education researcher Meredith Thompson shares three vignettes of three different approaches to virtual reality in K–12: a social studies class in a suburban school district, a district-wide perspective from an urban school district and a class designed entirely around understanding and implementing VR for other classrooms.

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