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How Can Big Data Enhance Education?

How Can Big Data Enhance Education? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Big Data is all around. Used in every type of industry to identify trends and possibility, data is also being used in education.
The post How Can Big Data Enhance Education? appeared first on Edudemic.
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Learning analytics....Evidence based practice.

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10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have - T.H.E. Journal

In June 2005, T.H.E. Journal ran a story on the " 20 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have." Written by Laura Turner, a computer technology instructor at Black Hills State University (BHSU), the recommendations in the article were based on her experiences teaching in the college of education at BHSU.

Year in and year out, that story is among the most read on our site, even though the advice is almost nine years old — which, in technology years, is about two lifetimes. Curious to see how much the necessary skill set had changed over the years, we decided to do an update on Turner's article. 

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How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Would you be interested to know how to write multiple-choice questions based on the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy? At the following article you will find 5 Tips to Write a Multiple-Choice Test Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy.
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The Best Predictor of Digital Book Usage? Physical Book Sales

The Best Predictor of Digital Book Usage? Physical Book Sales | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Librarians who are the original curation experts, call their process “collection development.” So who curates for these curators? 

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4 Great Web-Based Mindmapping Tools To Enhance Your Creativity

4 Great Web-Based Mindmapping Tools To Enhance Your Creativity | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Having trouble organizing all of your ideas? Sounds like what you need is a mindmapping tool. Mindmaps are a wonderful resource for brainstorming, planning, and managing ideas in a way that increases your productivity and enhances your creativity.
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Great tools for the classroom.

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Using evidence-based practice to promote teacher librarian services.

Using evidence-based practice to promote teacher librarian services. | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Thanks to the increasing influence of technology it is now easier than ever to gather information, and therefore extremely important that teacher librarians [TLs] promote their usefulness to their ...
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What do librarians do? Day Three - school librarian

What do librarians do? Day Three - school librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The following post was contributed by school librarian, Nicky Adkins. Here she explains the vital role libraries and librarians play in education. As with most librarians, one of the most frequentl...
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What should an administrator expect a school library media specialist to be?

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Jurrien Lueks's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:11 AM

Als je hier eens goed naar kijkt, dan zullen veel Nederlandse schoolmediathecarissen niet aan deze eisen voldoen. Helaas.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:29 AM

school librarian / teacher librarian jobdescription

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:52 PM

A very good description, a goal to achieve. I applaud the vision embedded here.

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Shifting from Helplessness to the Principles of the Possible

Shifting from Helplessness to the Principles of the Possible | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In this research summary, Todd recognizes that many of us have fallen into the trap of learned helplessness when talking about our programs. We often point out what we can't do, rather than how we could make something ...
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Through Todd's studies of successful programs in the hands of those he calls "possibilists," he developed 7 core ideas he calls the "Principles of the Possible." Each of the strong school library programs in the study had these principles in common.

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Literacy program unites students

Literacy program unites students | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Teen Trendsetters, a Barbara Bush Foundation program, is in its second year at Windham Primary School.

At 8:30 a.m. on a recent Thursday, Ariana Ray, 6, and Jordan Torelli, 16, sit side-by-side on a windowsill in the Windham Primary School library, flipping through “Heat Waves,” a picture book by Lydia Carlin.

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Engaging students in literacy programs to assist younger readers.

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Questions librarians need to answer - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Questions librarians need to answer - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In a recent post , Jennifer LaGarde (LibraryGirl) suggests that these questions "really need ...

Via L2_S2S
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Doug adds some extra questions that add extra spice.

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L2_S2S's curator insight, January 15, 2014 6:13 PM

A great reflective read, especially when considering Doug's extra 6 questions.
What are your answers to these?

 

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:01 PM

More brilliance from my friends and thought leaders: Jennifer & Doug

Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:04 AM

These questions should guide the professional growth of school librarians (new and experienced) and frame the ongoing quest to improve school library programs.

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So, Who’s Teaching Children About Digital Citizenship?

So, Who’s Teaching Children About Digital Citizenship? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Understand the true power of information literacy instruction.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:31 AM

teaching digital citizenship

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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We need to move away from discussing teaching and focus our efforts on learning. In today's guest blog, Professor John Hattie provides the 7 mind frames that will help us do that.

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Powerful frames of mind.

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Judith Morais's curator insight, January 17, 2014 7:10 AM

The key to the success of students is in addressing how they learn. 

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School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions

School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It's a multi-year plan that calls for filling the high school and middle school librarian positions next year.
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Good to see some turnaround on this issue.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

here are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android.

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A neat toolkit.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:14 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher-librarians

Glenda Morris's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:51 PM

A great list of apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices

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Using Wikipedia in information literacy instruction

As an information literacy instructor at Auburn University, it has been a perpetual struggle to teach students how to successfully search for library resources when they come to their one-time library sessions with only a broad paper topic and no idea how to narrow it down. A student recently told me regarding an English composition due in a few days, “The topic is so broad, I can’t pick an argument. I don’t even know where to start.” I began encouraging students to use a resource that they feel comfortable with as a starting point—Wikipedia.

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Start broad and chunk down - "Rather than shunning the site, its popularity can be used as a learning tool."

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Terheck's curator insight, January 22, 2014 4:53 PM

Beaucoup de critiques sont encore émises contre Wikipedia, mais cela ne m'empêche pas de l'utiliser. Comme toute source d'information, elle peut être critiquée, ne peut être suffisante, nécessite des vérifications, mais doit être considérée comme une source possible parmi tant d'autre.

Karen Draper's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:49 AM

This is what I teach my students-- get ideas from Wikipedia, use it as a jumping point. Make sure all info is backed up by primary & secondary sources.

MsGatto's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:39 PM

Using Wikipedia as a starting point can assist in narrowing a search that will lead into vetted databases research.

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The Role of Librarians In The Digital Age Infographic

The Role of Librarians In The Digital Age Infographic | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Role of Librarians In The Digital Age Infographic explores how digital technology is changing libraries and the unique role librarians play.
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How Motivated Cognition Impacts Information Literacy

How Motivated Cognition Impacts Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Motivated cognition is defined as "the unconscious tendency of individuals to fit their processing of information to conclusions that suit some end or goal."  The end goal can motivate information ...
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Review finds hundreds of LA school libraries without staff, shuttered ...

Review finds hundreds of LA school libraries without staff, shuttered ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It took school board member Monica Ratliff's office months of phone calls to find out how many libraries do not have staff: 332. Now, she wants to get them reopened.
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:57 PM

Kudos to this board member!

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School library lobby of parliament (and photos)

School library lobby of parliament (and photos) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I just finished painting my sign for tomorrow's School Library Lobby! If there's any way you can get to London tomorrow, come along! And follow and retweet us on Twitter hashtag #lobby4schlib Libraries are massively under attack right now!
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Impact of School Libraries on Learning | Research report

SLIC has commissioned Robert Gordon University (RGU) to undertake research into the impact of school libraries, which was launched at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013.

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The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence on the impact of school libraries on learning for the Scottish Education Department.

 

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Advice from a Changemaker: Let's All Get Connected | Project Advocacy

Advice from a Changemaker: Let's All Get Connected | Project Advocacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Our president believes that libraries should be connected. “In an age when the world's information is just a click away, we've got to bring our schools and our libraries into the 21st century,” President Obama said in a ceremony ...
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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes. Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below. The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.


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The very first question - "What will you flip?  (A lesson, a unit/chapter, a subject, or a class)" - definitely sets the context. You can dip your toe in or take the plunge. This post is well worth the time to read and then you can check out the related links.

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:38 AM

Great checklist!!!

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:49 AM

Straight forward questions to consider. Good list of tools and apps to look into further. 

Tina Jameson's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:09 PM

Once you understand the purpose of a 'Flipped Classroom', you need to look at the best way to achieve success.  In addition to suggesting questions that you should ask yourself before 'flipping' your class teaching, the article lists a number of potential tools to be used for recording your offline material.

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Teachers Avoid Social Media Use for Classroom Learning, Survey Finds

Teachers Avoid Social Media Use for Classroom Learning, Survey Finds | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives, but not for teaching purposes because of concerns about negative repercussions, a new survey says.

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Using social media in the classroom is an opportunity to teach students about essential digital literacy / citizenship skills in a real-world context.

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction.

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Social media can be a great tool to help teach student digital literacy. 

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