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Five Tech Trends for 2013 that Every School/YA Librarian Should Know About

Five Tech Trends for 2013 that Every School/YA Librarian Should Know About | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
From the author of this post.... "I am turning on my crystal ball and attempting to take a look into the future, 2013, to give you a heads up on some trends that I think are going to appear in the coming year."
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Nothing really new here, but nice to see five aspects drawn together for folk to consider.

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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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10 Principles of Proficiency-Based Learning

10 Principles of Proficiency-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
10 Principles of Proficiency-Based Learning
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Contemporary Book Challenges: What You Need to Know Today | Knowledge Quest

Contemporary Book Challenges: What You Need to Know Today | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Though panics over the Internet and social media have also affected libraries, book challenges remain a perennial issue for librarians.The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom provides an amazing selection of resources librarians can use in the event of... Read More ›
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Social Media Profile and Branding | Knowledge Quest

Social Media Profile and Branding | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
One of the most important things a #ConnectedEducator can do is to build a stellar profile and create a social media brand. Your profile gives followers a quick snapshot of who you are as a professional (and a person). Your posts will develop your brand. Think of this as your Digital Footprint.
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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects
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Do we need library lessons? - SCIS

Do we need library lessons? - SCIS | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

A school library is (or should be) a whole-school facility, enabling the learning needs of all students, supporting staff to deliver the curriculum, and providing resources for reading and information within a unique space. That’s the theory. The reality, however, is likely to be library staff constantly juggling between the diverse needs of various groups, library lessons full of hands-on activities, busy research lessons using a multitude of resources, quiet periods of study, and times of silent personal reading. All this usually in one room during one day! It is said that you can’t be all things to all people and yet that is exactly what a school librarian tries to do.

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All Research Should Begin in the Library | Knowledge Quest

All Research Should Begin in the Library | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I have a basic belief that I am emphatic about: all research should start in the library. Several large studies of college students have shown that those who use the library for research experience greater academic success and retention. Sadly,... Read More ›
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How to Make the Internet Safer for Kids | Common Sense Kids Action

How to Make the Internet Safer for Kids | Common Sense Kids Action | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
What if we had a safer internet? Read the Kids Action update.
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Teaching Current Events in the Age of Social Media - Edutopia

Teaching Current Events in the Age of Social Media - Edutopia | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"With each click of the mouse or flip of the channel, our society is inundated with headlines focused on natural disasters, sexual harassment allegations, countries on the brink of war, and teen suicides. While none of this is anything new, the bombardment of these stories is unique to this generation of student. Social media, the 24-hour news cycle, and questionable media sources (or questionable reporting techniques) have become their own newsworthy headlines. As a result, life can appear dark, far darker than in pre–social media days.

As adults, we bring our prior knowledge of history and our optimism about humanity to help us process and filter this inundation. Our students, however, do not have hindsight to combat their feelings of helplessness. They are surrounded by unfiltered current events—a rapid fire of negativity that can leave them vulnerable and overly anxious. It’s no wonder that teen stress is on the rise.

Nevertheless, our students have to know about the world around them, and part of our job as educators is to prepare them for the realities of the world outside the classroom walls. It’s difficult, however, to walk this precarious high wire of responsibility knowing that we need to expose students to current events and yet still nurture them developmentally."


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Social media challenge or opportunity for adolescents online

Social media challenge or opportunity for adolescents online | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Some educators may brag that they don't really pay attention to social media. This is sad because they are discounting an important part of their students' lives. These same educators are often caught off guard when teens engage in intentional self-injury for social media glory.
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GREAT Ideas and important subjects. -

@HannahLittle  is a great follow!

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Let’s Think Broadly About Digital Literacy –

Let’s Think Broadly About Digital Literacy – | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
By Eric Sheninger With 1:1 technology, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), blended, and personalized learning  programs increasingly being implemented in schools across the globe, the need for digital literacy education has become more important than ever. Although technology enables students to access more information in much less time, it does not always foster learning. Teaching…
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Dr. David V. Loertscher Reviews the New AASL Standards | Teacher Librarian

Dr. David V. Loertscher Reviews the New AASL Standards | Teacher Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In the February 2018 issue of Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals, longtime school library leader and educator Dr. David V.
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Fake news, hoax images: How to spot a digitally altered photo from the real deal - Science News

Fake news, hoax images: How to spot a digitally altered photo from the real deal - Science News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A few simple ways to tell if that photo your uncle shared on Facebook is authentic — or has been manipulated.
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How to Implement Inquiry-Based Learning Lesson Plans

How to Implement Inquiry-Based Learning Lesson Plans | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Learn how to implement inquiry-based learning lesson plans in your classroom.
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Navigating the information landscape through collaboration - SCIS

Navigating the information landscape through collaboration - SCIS | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Hutchinson, Head of Schools' Library Service in Guernsey, writes that information literacy is at the centre of student learning, making the role of library staff as important as ever. School libraries and school library professionals have a huge role to play in supporting teaching and...
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Thanks for sharing this Karen :)
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How Superhero Comics Teach Information Literacy Part 1

How Superhero Comics Teach Information Literacy Part 1 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
a blog about comic books for librarians from a librarian and comic book fan.
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Theme Two — The Role of the Teacher Librarian – Technology and the New Library –

The focus of this theme has been the role of the teacher librarian and reference services. After reflecting on several different role descriptions, it is clear that central to our job within schools…
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Protect Yourself from Fake News - Fact v. Fiction - Academic Guides at Walden University

Media literacy is not a new term, but it is not as generally well known as information literacy.  Media literacy relates to the ability to identify, use, and create news through different media outlets.  It also comes with an inherent responsibility for the news consumer to scrutinize a news source for credibility and reliability.  How can you do this?  This can be accomplished by becoming a critical news consumer and learning how to trust, share, and act upon news responsibly.  

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School libraries and e-learning: where synergy equals opportunity - SCIS

School libraries and e-learning: where synergy equals opportunity - SCIS | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Anita McMillan explores the synergy between libraries and learning management systems, promoting e-learning as a skill in which school library staff should invest. 

E-learning is gaining momentum in schools, and opportunities abound for school library professionals to support and even lead in this area.

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4 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety

4 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Help kids practice smart internet habits and stay safe online.
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To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We’re even evaluated on whether we’re cultivating it in our classrooms

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Curation activates critical thinking. 

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This is a bit of inception with an article on the benefits of curation, curated into a collection on Scoop It. This article discusses the way that curation can enhance higher order thinking by allowing students understand, analyze and evaluate content matter as they curate it. It gives examples of tasks as well as way to present the information. It is a great resource for planning activities to cultivate higher order thinking.
GwynethJones's curator insight, February 11, 7:47 PM

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation by @cultofpedagogy Super GREAT Post with LOTS of Great ideas!

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Group vs. Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference

Group vs. Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
All collaborative learning is done in a group (or at least pairs), but not all group work is inherently collaborative. The trick is to structure the activity in a way that makes students work together to be successful.

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10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy

10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff This is an excerpt from a report, produced in collaboration with SRI International, that proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.
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5 Tips to Help Kids Build Digital Literacy Skills

5 Tips to Help Kids Build Digital Literacy Skills | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
From critical thinking, reading, and writing, to exploration, research, and discovery, kids can build many skills using smartphones, tablets, or computers.
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Information Literacy Weblog: Critical thinking strategy and evaluating sources #fakenews

Information Literacy Weblog: Critical thinking strategy and evaluating sources #fakenews | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Two rather different items, both relevant to evaluating information. The first is a short article by researchers in Australia, outlinin
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Instant Plagiarism Check Add-on for Google Docs from Unicheck

Instant Plagiarism Check Add-on for Google Docs from Unicheck | 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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