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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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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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"Take a Book; Leave a Book" Street Libraries

"Take a Book; Leave a Book" Street Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The City of Ryde is working with the community to share books through the installation of little libraries in our public domain.
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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom

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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom by TeachThought Staff What makes up a classroom? Is it the space? A room, for example? Is it the purpose? Can a regular meeting space in a garden be a ‘horticulture classroom’? Is it the people?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 6, 11:11 PM
I love the poster that opens this article and it will look very familiar to those of you who know the Future Ready Librarian framework. These 8 elements also fits nicely with the updated AASL Standards so it's perfect for your library classroom. I think this would be a good starting point for a conversation with your principal or school administration if the topic of a library renovation or update comes up. How you design the space for a digital classroom vs. an analog classroom will be a very different process. What aspects of your library should remain brick-and-mortar and which ones can become purely digital? Read on.
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Librarians as Social Media Curators

For librarians, social media curation is a translation of mission and traditional practice. It’s about getting users/patron/students/faculty to the goo
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 28, 1:32 AM
A great reminder of what a school librarian can do if given the chance. 
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Curation and Library science go hand in hand.  

Jane Cowell's curator insight, November 29, 4:31 AM
Great video on the role of #librarians as Digital Information curators & ability to amplify learning 
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50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching -

50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching - | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Quotes About Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching is both an art and science. Teaching is conceptual and intellectual, abstract and concrete, creative and sequential. It’s about people but framed through ideas. It’s about content, hearts, minds, the past, the future–whatever we can imagine, teaching and learning are both causes and effects. …
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Something Familiar and Something New: Unpacking the Standards | Knowledge Quest

Something Familiar and Something New: Unpacking the Standards | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Did you get your copy of the new standards yet? I must tell you that I am officially excited about them. While I was at the conference, I attended the “AASL ESLS Research Symposium.” The purpose of the symposium was... Read More ›
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Library Schedule and Collaboration | Knowledge Quest

Library Schedule and Collaboration | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I am always trying to find ways to improve the library scheduling system that encourages collaboration. When I first started as a school librarian, we created a paper copy of the building schedule with slots for classes. Teachers would stop... Read More ›
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Why School Librarians Are Educators Too and Why School Libraries Matter

Why School Librarians Are Educators Too and Why School Libraries Matter | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
  ‘’We are all educators.......accompanying young people in their efforts to build their lives for today and tomorrow.’’ For seventeen years I worked as a librarian in a school at which the words above formed part of the mission statement. When I left in the summer of 2017 the head-teacher said that as the school…
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Definition - What is Design Thinking? - Tallyfy

Definition - What is Design Thinking? - Tallyfy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Discover the components of the design thinking process, and how they can be used to fuel innovation, growth, and improved user-centric experiences.

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Leading with Your Leader: Prepare Your Administrators for the New AASL Standards | Knowledge Quest

Leading with Your Leader: Prepare Your Administrators for the New AASL Standards | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
By Kathryn Roots Lewis, member of the AASL Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board, and Sara Kelly Johns, member of the AASL Standards and Guidelines Implementation Task Force Developed by AASL in collaboration with ALA’s Libraries Transform and sponsored by Bound... Read More ›
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Gimme a C (for Collaboration!): Making the Public Library More Accessible to Students | Knowledge Quest

Gimme a C (for Collaboration!): Making the Public Library More Accessible to Students | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
By Alexa Newman In the course of my career, I have worked in almost every type of library (from academic to special), but I have spent the bulk of that time as a public librarian. One challenge that hasn’t changed... Read More ›
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You think you know what librarians do? Sorry, but chances are...you're wrong.

You think you know what librarians do? Sorry, but chances are...you're wrong. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
​This week I had the pleasure of participating in the annual Virginia Association of School Librarians conference in Norfolk, Virginia. I'll admit that I was a fish out of water -- the onl
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8 Ways To Make Your Library More Visible Now

8 Ways To Make Your Library More Visible Now | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
When I became a school library media specialist 20 years ago, I had no idea how much time and energy I would devote to promoting my role and media program. As school librarians, our impact isn't
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Teaching with Tech: Pioneering Student Learning and Engagement

Teaching with Tech: Pioneering Student Learning and Engagement | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We are living in an increasingly tech-centric world and this is a game changer when it comes to our traditional institutions and systems, and importantly, how we educate and engage young people.
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How Do You Play Games

How Do You Play Games | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This site features instructions and guides to fun games, icebreakers, activities for classrooms, parties, youth groups, camps and businesses. Click on a game to read how to play!
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Neil Gaiman leads authors demanding action to halt decline of school libraries

Neil Gaiman leads authors demanding action to halt decline of school libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Open letter, also signed by Philip Pullman and Malorie Blackman, says falling provision risks consigning children to ‘a lifetime of low achievement’
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It's time to stop calling SEL "soft skills"

Research shows that SEL has academic, career, and lifelong benefits.
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Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’

Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’ | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The post Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’ appeared first on TeachThought PD.
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4 Ways LIbrarians Can Use Gamification to Support Teachers

Librarian and Classcraft ambassador Amanda Hunt discusses how school librarians can help support their teachers by using gamification. Learn more abou
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4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners

4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Teachers: These are the 6 must-know strategies for great blended learning

Teachers: These are the 6 must-know strategies for great blended learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Thoughtful planning and support, and ongoing relevant PD, are key to the success or stagnation of their blended learning efforts.

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The 50 Most Amazing College Libraries

The 50 Most Amazing College Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a fantastic library to study in? Then look no further than our list of the top 50 Amazing College Libraries. We examined and evaluated hundreds of libraries from around the country and after careful consideration, have come up with our list of the 50 best. These libraries offer amazing on-campus experiences, …
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Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form

Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Standards For Digital Citizenship In Graphic Form
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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, November 7, 5:14 AM
More ideas for digital literacy frameworks 
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Librarians as Leaders, Tamiko Brown | SLJ Summit 2017

Vision and purpose are fundamental in building an effective library program. Keynote by Tamiko Brown, SLJ's 2017 School Librarian of the Year.
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10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based techniques are challenging conventional ways of teaching and empowering students who might otherwise get overlooked.
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