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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
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5 Strategies Great Inquiry Teachers Use in Their Classrooms

5 Strategies Great Inquiry Teachers Use in Their Classrooms | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Inquiry Partners founder, Kimberly Mitchell, shares five strategies for Inquiry-based instruction.
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JK Rowling's life advice: ten quotes on the lessons of failure

JK Rowling's life advice: ten quotes on the lessons of failure | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Harry Potter author’s new book is based on an inspirational speech she gave to Harvard students. Here are some of the best quotes
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Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World

Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
7 Reasons Why Teaching Is Still The Best Job In The World by Paul Moss, edmerger.com Sometimes, good teachers quit. Teaching is an increasingly demanding job with divergent influences, dynamic sources of innovation, and aging dogma that makes it...
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'MakerSpaces' in LF school libraries engage students in learning - Morrison County Record

MakerSpaces at every school incorporate technology to help students explore and learn. Lincoln’s MakerSpace focuses on letting older students create working electronic systems using parts provided in Snap Circuit kits. Some kits can build a motion detector or lie detector, and others focus on using alternative energy sources.

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Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Things are changing. For starters, ebooks, apps, and the web are now a part of your students’ daily lives. So how do you determine the best way to turn your library space into a learning center that’s right for today’s rapidly changing digital world? 

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, March 30, 2015 2:25 PM

We are in the middle of renovating our library.  Great reminders on what is important.  "We are not a book warehouse!"  We needed to weed heavily anyway to make more space for kids.

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School librarians: more than checking out books - Community Advocate

School librarians: more than checking out books - Community Advocate | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Collaborating with teachers and the community, coordinating special projects, and utilizing new technology are all part of a typical day of a Northborough or Southborough school librarian.
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How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

How to Crowdfund Your Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend an average of $513 each year on classroom supplies, books, and their own professional development.
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Profession at the tipping point (revisited) - Karen Bonanno

Profession at the tipping point (revisited) - Karen Bonanno | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Keeping up to date is one of the main challenges facing any professional.
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Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation

Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This post is promoted by Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition, who asked us to talk about the credibility of information research in a digital world.

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Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.
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Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
March 17, 2015
Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in education.In blended learning students and teachers...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Fran Bove's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:06 AM

A neat info-graphic that explains blended learning to teachers.

John Allen's curator insight, April 13, 2015 7:23 AM

I'm a visual learning and I wanted to include this article because if others see themselves as visual learners, this might be a helpful way to look at the idea of blended learning and the effects it has been having over the years. 

Please give this diagram a look and let me know what you think!

MARTA's curator insight, April 23, 2015 6:03 AM

Con el Blended Learning  los estudiantes y maestros llegan a experimentar con un método de enseñanza multimodal en la que el aprendizaje digital y virtual se mezcla con el presencial. Sin embargo, una de las ideas erróneas que circulan entre los que son menos entusiastas sobre el uso de este método de aprendizaje en las aulas es que el aprendizaje mixto no es otra cosa que la sustitución de los profesores con la tecnología. La infografía  echa por tierra este mito y cuenta los numerosos beneficios de aprendizaje combinado. Echa un vistazo y comparte con nosotros lo que piensa de él. 

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Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Oh My! Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy

Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Oh My! Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
"Awesome" That is what Evan, one of my Digital Literacy students, said when I showed him and his classmates Flipboard. Laying the Foundation for Digital Citizenship: For the past two weeks, my stud...
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The 4 C's of Technology Integration - T.H.E. Journal

The 4 C's of Technology Integration - T.H.E. Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
An instructional technologist says that mobile devices in the classroom should help students with creation, consumption, curation and connection.
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Libraries and Librarians in the Internet Age

Libraries and Librarians in the Internet Age | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Libraries in the Internet Age is the title of the latest video produced by Common Craft. The video provides a clear overview of how libraries and the importance of librarians has changed over time.
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USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools | MediaSmarts

USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools | MediaSmarts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In this section, teachers can access digital literacy classroom resources aligned with curriculum outcomes set out by their province or territory.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 2, 2015 8:17 AM

Rich curricular content from Canada on six key aspects of digital literacy.

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Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools

Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools http://t.co/YqGrlv4mOj #LMS
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.
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“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.” | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”
by Britten Follett
“What is the most unique item your students have created in their Makerspaces?
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Save school libraries: Q & A with Joyce Valenza | On Our Minds

Save school libraries: Q & A with Joyce Valenza | On Our Minds | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Last week, we announced that James Patterson will donate $1.25 million to school libraries this year in the first-ever partnership of its kind!

In celebration of school libraries, we went straight to the source and asked top librarians and academics about why saving school libraries is so important.Today, we speak with speak with School Library Journal’s "Never Ending Search" blogger and library sciences professor Joyce Valenza.

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Arranging library fiction by genre | Services to Schools

Arranging library fiction by genre | Services to Schools | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
An approach for arranging fiction in your school library worth considering is alphabetically, within smaller genre sections.
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Tricia Adams's curator insight, March 30, 2015 10:37 AM

A good article if you are thinking this may be the way forward for your school library - I have reservations, as many of my own library finds have been completely down to serendipity, which you limit to some extent by having only a genre arrangement...

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How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic

How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. Because parents & teachers live separately, tension can arise, but it doesn't have to be this way.
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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize.
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ESEA: ALA and Advocacy Community Urging School Library Supporters to Act Now

ESEA: ALA and Advocacy Community Urging School Library Supporters to Act Now | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
With the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act coming up, the American Library Association has been leading the campaign to get dedicated funding for school libraries into the bill.
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School Library Monthly - School Library Influence and Advocacy

If school library programs are going to continue to exist, grow, and prosper, advocacy needs to be viewed as an integral part of a school librarian's responsibilities.
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