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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Historypin | Aussie school library tour

Historypin | Aussie school library tour | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A virtual tour of Australian school libraries (and a few from overseas...)

Via Anne Whisken, Glenda Morris
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Take a virtual tour through Australian school libraries to view the places and spaces to support the learning community. 

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, May 30, 2014 4:55 PM

A virtual tour of some Australian school libraries thanks to TL Judith Way - a great way to see the layout and designs of school libraries.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 2, 2014 10:35 AM

Library spaces in Aussie land!  Wow!

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 4, 2014 3:41 AM

Get inspired: a virtual tour of Aussie (and other) school libraries.

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Summer reading may be the best reading of all - Stand up for America

School libraries will be open on Tuesdays at all elementary schools except those having repair projects. Middle school libraries are open at Hutchinson and O.L.

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A great way to service community need for reading - open the school library during the holidays.

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Designed for Learning: School Libraries

A 2007 video that shows the contribution an effective school library can make to the educational, creative, emotional and reading development of children and young people. It looks at how design can enable this.

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School Library design to enable learning.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 31, 2014 7:07 PM

The power of design!

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 1, 2014 4:54 AM

School libraries designed for learning [2007], [video, 27 min.] with Prof. Stephen Heppell, known for his innovative ideas

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.
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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, May 25, 2014 7:48 PM

I like no. 13 :-)

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015
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Things to keep an eye on and not just the identified trends but the middle ground and downward trends as well. 

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NOTRE DAME SCHOOL's curator insight, May 31, 2014 8:26 AM

Use it or loose it!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 1, 2014 1:03 AM

Educación en Tecnología.

Tackk's curator insight, June 3, 2014 11:12 AM

This large list of trends makes Tackk super excited about the future of edtech!

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Elco school board fends off angry parents about changing librarian to library aide - Lebanon Daily News

Elco school board fends off angry parents about changing librarian to library aide Lebanon Daily News Myerstown >> About 30 parents of Elco District students attended Monday evening's school board meeting to air their feelings over a proposed...
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An example of a school board expecting an aide to deliver a reading program and provide "non-certified" instruction. What does that really mean? Bravo to the parents who tried to stop this action in their school district. Employ an aide and a certified teacher librarian to deliver a quality education and library service to the whole school community and stop using limited funds as the reason for why you need to cut back on this important component of the modern learning environment of every child. 

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Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, May 19, 2014 4:45 PM

We need a lot more of this. 

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:26 PM
Creative Commons - teaching digital ethics; copyright
Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 2014 4:12 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK based education institutions you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 22, 2014 7:44 PM

A great visual for explaining the different Creative Commons licenses.

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Planning for a Full Day of Inquiry-Based Learning

Planning for a Full Day of Inquiry-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Lately I've had the opportunity to work with educators who are either teaching Kindergarten for the first time or are moving from a half-day Kindergarten to a full-day Kindergarten program. I get a...
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Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library

Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.

The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.

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Even though this article was published in 2009 it still has a sting in its tail. 

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How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future

How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The literary genre isn’t meant to predict the future, but implausible ideas that fire inventors’ imaginations often, amazingly, come true

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 2, 2014 4:18 PM

Very interesting article and something I've thought about many times before. Every time I see someone out in public speaking out into thin air (but actually to another person through BlueTooth) I think of Star Trek and their communicators. (Now if we could only beam ourselves where we want to be instead of sitting in traffic...)

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Local Speaker Insight: Anne Weaver - Australian Teacher Magazine

Local Speaker Insight: Anne Weaver - Australian Teacher Magazine | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

My presentation will be about ‘how does a space reflect the evolution of a library in the 21st century?’ Now, instead of information being the big thing, there’s the spatial and social aspects. The library has gone from being reading centred, to storage centred, and now we’re into learning centred. So we’ve tried to design a space that shows this evolution of learning. 

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Looking forward to EduTECH.

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Challenge Based Learning in a High School Classroom

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Students tackle a challenging question transport and the environment. The learning process is presented in this short video. 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 3, 2014 10:07 AM

A challenging question and how to do research, including the learning process. A highschool example on transport and the environment. [video]

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, May 3, 2014 11:39 AM

this is challenge based learning - we all benefit

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The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The Information Literacy User’s Guide is based on two current models in information literacy: The 2011 version of The Seven Pillars Model, developed by the Society of College, National and University Libraries in the United Kingdom and the conception of information literacy as a metaliteracy, a model developed by one of this book’s authors in conjunction with Thomas Mackey, Dean of the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College. These core foundations ensure that the material will be relevant to today’s students.

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Any type of summer reading will pay off - Coshocton Tribune

Any type of summer reading will pay off - Coshocton Tribune | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Any type of summer reading will pay off
Coshocton Tribune
Misti Tidman, a children's librarian for the Licking County Library System in Newark, was aware of that research. “Reading during the summer ...
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Social media guidelines for teachers

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These social media guidelines are designed to help staff engage in conversations or interactions using digital media for official, professional and personal use. 

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, June 1, 2014 10:54 AM

I am a bit obsessed by the phenomena of social learning and the many implications it carries with it.  This article provides some valuable insight into how to be reputable digital citizen by being very conscious about the story we tell about ourselves online.

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DC Public Schools Looking to Hire 30 Media Specialists

DC Public Schools Looking to Hire 30 Media Specialists | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

In early April 2014, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president Gail Dickinson says she received the news thatDC Public Schools (DCPS)—in Washington, DC—was heavily recruiting school library media specialists (SLMS), with as many as 30 openings. According to Dickinson, the recruiting likely stems from a combination of postponed retirements and added positions.

Karen Bonanno's insight:

Great to see an improvement in the economy is allowing for school library media specialists to be employed.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 31, 2014 7:08 PM

Hooray!  Talented TLs, please apply.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy.
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All part of the mix for literacy development for every student. 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 2014 7:10 AM

Doug Belshaw on digital literacy: meme, remix and other elements of #digitalliteracy >> digital literacies

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 31, 2014 10:06 PM

Really valuable for iLearn and developing a focus on Inquiry

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, June 6, 2014 8:40 AM

I love this list: cultural, cognitive, constructive, communicative, confident, creative, critical, and civic. I think my fave right now is "critical"

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Social Media Resources 101 for the School Librarian

Social Media Resources 101 for the School Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Virginia middle school librarian Lauren McBride presents some must-have links and resources for librarians looking to hone their social media expertise. An expert in social media, McBride maintains her school's Twitter page, participates in a weekly Twitter chat hosted by the Virginia Association of School Librarians, and next month will lead a professional development
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Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, May 22, 2014 2:07 PM

I know you are at least as busy as I am, but these resources are really helpful and interesting for librarians. 

Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, May 25, 2014 8:02 PM

Twitter as PLN.

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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.
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Bring creativity to learning through your school library.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 10, 2014 5:15 AM

You have to let yourself go and theink free and not to be afraid of the chaos...

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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Everyday Diversity: A Teacher Librarian Offers Practical Tips to Make a Difference

Everyday Diversity: A Teacher Librarian Offers Practical Tips to Make a Difference | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Wisconsin teacher librarian Crystal Brunelle has long prioritized advocating diverse children's literature in school and libraries, but only in the last few years has she figured out a way to put her beliefs into everyday practice—which she offers in four handy tips.
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The Evolving Role of School Librarian - Elementary Librarian

The Evolving Role of School Librarian - Elementary Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In my weekly search for school library news, I found this encouraging article out of Montana. This is a district that clearly recognizes the changing landscape of school libraries and changing the role of its librarians to meet today’s student needs. Does your district recognize the need for evolving school libraries? As I’ve written before, I …
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2014 Library Interior Design Award Winners : Image Galleries : Library Interior Design Award : IIDA

2014 Library Interior Design Award Winners : Image Galleries : Library Interior Design Award : IIDA | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
RT @IIDA_HQ: 2014 Library Interior Design honorees have been announced! Check out the winners gallery: http://t.co/AJUmlBvgS9 http://t.co/8…

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Be inspired by the designs - you might just find something that you could incorporate into your library or just the twinkle of an idea.

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Anne Whisken's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:41 AM

Some big favourites here - great images

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Via Dave Wee, Sarah Wheaton
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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 3, 2014 10:02 AM

41 resources for (school) media specialists on Makerspaces: updated version

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 4, 2014 10:33 AM

Makerspaces and libraries definitely seem like a good match.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, May 9, 2014 8:52 AM

Useful resources if you're thinking of having a makerspace in your library

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9 Handy iPad Apps to Create Instructional Multimedia Materials for Your Class

9 Handy iPad Apps to Create Instructional Multimedia Materials for Your Class | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

These apps will allow you to design a variety of multimedia productions to share with students.

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Handy tools to create a range of different media formats.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 30, 2014 3:40 AM

Create different multimedia presentations with these iPad Apps. 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:45 AM

Some great apps to create and share learning opportunities