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Hands on the future – spotting Web 3.0.

Hands on the future – spotting Web 3.0. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Today we are surrounded by interfaces for discovery.  What do we want from technology? How can we create better experiences?  Our new networked society is going to fundamentally change the way we innovate, collaborate, produce, govern and sustain.

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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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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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Parents with Purpose: Helping Kids Discover an Inspiring Future

https://kb.com.au/events/parents-with... | We want our kids to feel confident and valued. We want them to be successful at school, in extra-curricular and social activities and, ultimately, their chosen career. There’s lots to juggle as we encourage and guide them to find their natural abilities and develop essential skills and capabilities. We want them to develop a healthy sense of self-worth; to know it is OK being who they are.

Join our Parents with Purpose Program to help your kids discover their inspiring future.
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Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy

Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Information literacy is a skill students need to be able to seek, access, and apply facts from all sources to guide them in learning and making decisions.
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12 Ways To Make Sure A Child Feels Loved

12 Ways To Make Sure A Child Feels Loved | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

 Showing love to our students and children is vital to growing and impacting their young minds.

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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate School Library Month

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate School Library Month | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The school library plays an essential role in transforming learning. In honor of School Library Month, we’ve curated a list of activities and events to help you celebrate.
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Great ideas for more than just April :) 
 
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Creating #ConnectedLearners | Knowledge Quest

Creating #ConnectedLearners | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Being a #ConnectedEducator is vital in today's fast-paced, social media world. AASL's School Library Month theme for 2018 is Making Connections at Your School Library. How can you model, facilitate, and create connected learners?
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32 Tips For Building Better Relationships With Students

32 Tips For Building Better Relationships With Students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
32 Tips For Building Relationships With Students by TeachThought Staff Building relationships with students isn’t always simple, but it’s crucial to the well-being and academic growth of all students. Part of the reason it’s not, in fact, ’simple’ is because every student is different and there are few universal rules for engaging students. In the […]
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Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and All learning happens through reflection and revision. So, …
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A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education

A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Transparency in education is important for a variety of reasons.

 

Increasingly teachers are encouraged to work in professional learning communities, data teams, and other structures intended to encourage teachers to work together to unpack standards, plan instruction, assess learning, analyze data, revise instruction, re-analyze data, and then evaluate the impact of individual teaching strategies. The idea of both vertical alignment (i.e., same content area, different grade level) and horizontal alignment (same content area, same grade level) both depend greatly on visibility–what’s being taught, when, and how.

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Fighting Cuts: How To Keep Librarians in Schools

Fighting Cuts: How To Keep Librarians in Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
From before eliminating positions is proposed to getting those jobs back when they’re gone, Elissa Malespina gives you a plan of attack.
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Start with advocacy and once they are listening...
 
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Teach Your Students About Cyber Safety with These Great Video Tutorials

Teach Your Students About Cyber Safety with These Great Video Tutorials | 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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Free Technology for Teachers: In Case You Missed It - Ten Search Strategies Students Need To Know

Free Technology for Teachers: In Case You Missed It - Ten Search Strategies Students Need To Know | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Yesterday 60 people joined my live presentation of my Practical Ed Tech webinar titled  Ten Search Strategies Students Need To Know
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Going Rogue to Teach Code: A school librarian offers strategies for teaching every age group

Going Rogue to Teach Code: A school librarian offers strategies for teaching every age group | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Once we inspire our students to love coding, how do we transition them from the safety of block-based languages to the kind of coding that solves real-world problems?
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'Harry Potter' books celebrate 20th anniversary with new cover art

'Harry Potter' books celebrate 20th anniversary with new cover art | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

For the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Scholastic has commissioned Brian Selznick to design seven new jackets for the blockbuster J.K. Rowling series. USA TODAY Harry Potter is getting all spruced up for a new generation of readers. This year is the 20th anniversary of the American publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and to mark the occasion, Scholastic has tapped children’s book author/illustrator Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) to design new jackets for J.K. Rowling's blockbuster series. The seven new paperback editions will hit stores June 26.

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The Educators: Dr. Dewey

Introducing Dr. Dewey

As befits School Library Month, the eighth member of The Educators Superhero team is Dr. Dewey. A bolt of lightning and bank of computers turned media teacher and librarian Scott Lippoldt from @mackensenelementary in @BayCityPublicSchools into the human version of the Internet. Witness his powers and learn more at www.EducatorsUnite.org/drdewey.

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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative

A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

 An assignment recently given to a 10th grade classroom. The assignment was inspired by Ken Robinson’s The Element.

As you may remember, Ken Robinson defines The Element in the first book you read earlier this year with the same name. Within that text he explains that we all have talents and gifts. When those talents and gifts work in concert with our passions, we are functioning within a productive, sweet spot called The Element.

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Encouraging Student Voice with Project Based Learning

Encouraging Student Voice with Project Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Student Voice is something many people talk about in education right now, but it can be hard to find out how to actually give students a voice in their education.
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An Awfully Big Blog Adventure: What makes a library great? by Dawn Finch

An Awfully Big Blog Adventure: What makes a library great? by Dawn Finch | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Children's authors writers from the UK share thoughts on books and writing
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10 Conversations That Can Launch Project-Based Learning

10 Conversations That Can Launch Project-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
10 Conversations That Can Start Your Next Project-Based Learning Unit contributed by John Otterstedt Visit TeachThought PD PBL Workshops for PBL workshops & PD from TeachThought In the world of project-based learning, the big projects get the headlines. That point was reaffirmed to me this weekend when I was swept up in the 2013 documentary ‘If You …
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Maker Education Guide for Teachers

Maker Education Guide for Teachers | 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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The Great Big Book of Friends by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

The Great Big Book of Friends by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you have a child in primary school, on at least one occasion you will have had a child return home from school with a ‘friends’ issue. This book follows on the success of The Great Big Book of Family, and The Great Big Book of Feelings, both of which aim to show that there’s…Read more →
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26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom
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A Beginner's Guide To Personalized Learning -

A Beginner's Guide To Personalized Learning - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff  There is a difference between personalized learning and differentiation. Differentiation is a kind of personalized instruction, where teachers adjust process, & product, according to a student’s readiness, interest, & learning style. Planning of the learning starts with the content, and the content remains the same for all students. …
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Digital Storytelling: Tips, Tools, and Examples for Teachers

Digital Storytelling: Tips, Tools, and Examples for Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Digital Storytelling classroom resources - created by teachers, for teachers. Find out how to incorporate digital storytelling with your students.
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Real Librarians in real libraries remember Core Values of Librarianship

Real Librarians in real libraries remember Core Values of Librarianship | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Protecting the Space and Programming, Protecting the Library Staff and Protecting the Curriculum are just some of the duties of real Librarians in real libraries. So school librarians need to know the Core Values of Librarianship.
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Opinion: School libraries are vital for students

Opinion: School libraries are vital for students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I must admit that, five years ago, if you had asked me if a Chicago public school should cut its school library program in order to have another
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