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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education | Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

While the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education are currently in force, during 2013-14, an ACRL task force is extensively revising them. Read more, and participate in an open forum during Fall 2014 or listen to recordings afterwards.

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Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it."

 


Via John Evans
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A little overwhelming and mind boggling - currently there seems to be lots of mixtures of these in schools. Is that a messy approach?

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Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:30 PM

Современные тенденции образования

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:17 PM

Great one.

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Jon Bergman on Why the iPad is Perfect for Flipped Classroom – from Beth Holland

Jon Bergman on Why the iPad is Perfect for Flipped Classroom – from Beth Holland | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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With flipped classroom, the more difficult cognitive tasks happen when the students are present with the teacher.

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading
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Literacy is a core skill - absolutely essential that we do our very best to make sure every child has access to a quality school library and the opportunity to read.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:18 AM

Literacy and school libraries: an inextricably team to ensure children will be prepared for the future.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Article stressing the importance of school wide commitment to encouraging life long reading skills....to allow for choice and enjoyment as well as rigor.  

 

Some great practical suggestions as to how this might look and work in a school.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:34 AM

Info Literacy and independent reading

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10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom

10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom
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Two sides of the story presented in this post.

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Information literacy research and practice : an experiential perspective | QUT ePrints

Information literacy research and practice : an experiential perspective | QUT ePrints | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Bruce, Christine S. (2013) Information literacy research and practice : an experiential perspective.
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Schools give thanks for investment in education - San Francisco Examiner

Schools give thanks for investment in education - San Francisco Examiner | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Schools give thanks for investment in education San Francisco Examiner This year, we hit a milestone — and in this age of iPads and e-books, it may startle you — when more than 1 million books were checked out by our students at their school...
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This is what happens when you invest in schools and their teachers (and school librarians).

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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?
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Ideas and tips to kick start a culture of reading in your school library.

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Vermont School Librarians Fight to Keep Libraries in State Standards

Vermont School Librarians Fight to Keep Libraries in State Standards | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, a committee of Vermont’s Board of Education quietly revised the State Education Quality Standards to remove the words “library” and “library program,” despite recommendations from the Vermont School Library Association (VSLA).
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The Top 10 iPad Tips For Teachers

The Top 10 iPad Tips For Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In an effort to keep everyone using them as effectively as possible, the wonderful Lisa Johnson (of TechChef4U fame) assembled this David Letterman-esque Top Ten list of iPad tips for teachers.
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A printable PDF available

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Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids

Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Below is a graphic I come across while wading through my feeds today. The visual emphasizes the importance of read-alouds  in early literacy learning. It also features a set of interesting facts on how reading aloud helps in kids' literacy development. Reading aloud to kids is not only beneficial to young learners linguistic abilities but is also connected to their social and cognitive development. And the most important of them all is that only 15 minutes of read-aloud is enough to make a difference"


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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:25 AM

it may also be more than 15 minutes ...

Jan Watts's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:00 AM

This  graphic has a place in every library and classroom, but also in every home (just so we don't lose sight of the huge importance of reading aloud).

Ninna Ricci Capistrano's curator insight, September 11, 2014 6:40 AM

This also gives parents and the kids quality time

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5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education

5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education
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The popularity of tablets in the classroom can already be seen in many places. Apple has partnered with public and private institutions to provide iPads to students for school.
Karen Bonanno's insight:

No surprises here. Policy and procedures for adoption and use in schools will be the big challenge.

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Libraries Change Lives - Huffington Post

Libraries Change Lives - Huffington Post | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Want to hang out with a bunch of really smart people? Spend a day at a convention of school librarians. That's what I did on Friday, November 15 in Hartford, Connecticut at the biannual convention of the American Association of School Librarians. What makes them so smart? They are exemplars of what the Opening Session speaker, Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, says the country needs if we are going to produce the many young innovators needed for our technology-driven new world order.

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Dozens of LA Unified schools lack staff needed to run libraries

Dozens of LA Unified schools lack staff needed to run libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, according to staffing numbers provided to KPCC this week. The district said it does not have a tally of shuttered libraries, but figures show schools and the district have hired only a fraction of the library aides needed to operate libraries in every public school.

 

According to the California Department of Education, only about half of elementary and middle schools students in L.A. Unified can read at grade level.

Karen Bonanno's insight:

Close a library and your reading grade levels drop. This isn't rocket science. Thank you to parents who chip in and pay for their library staff at their school.

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Old paper box has new life as a library - Montgomery Advertiser

Old paper box has new life as a library - Montgomery Advertiser | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Old paper box has new life as a library
Montgomery Advertiser
Todd Bol made a replica of a one-room schoolhouse to honor his mother, a former teacher, the organization's website reads.
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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:18 AM

I love this! Give new life to old stuff. 

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Building a library for Information & Digital Literacy Skills | Jorum Team Blog

Building a library for Information & Digital Literacy Skills | Jorum Team Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Jorum launches its long-awaited Information and Digital Literacy Skills Collection. This follows the successful creation earlier this year of a collection for Research Data Management (RDM) resources as a result of our involvement in the Jisc-funded DaMSSI-ABC project and demonstrates again how Jorum responds to the needs of its users. The new collection will improve discovery and usage of these resources, which we hope will encourage more sharing and re-use within the sector.


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:19 AM

On 26-11-13 Jorum launched Information and Digital Literacy Skills Collection.

 

This blog post looks at the background to the project including how and why the collection was created

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The best ideas in the world are shared on social media

The best ideas in the world are shared on social media | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

“YOU’RE getting some of the best ideas in the world from some of the best teachers in the world, who are sharing them real-time.” George Couros is a big fan of social media, including Twitter.

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Communicate, exchange and share ideas - one big melting pot.

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Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of The School Librarian Action Brief

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of The School Librarian Action Brief | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This Action Brief for school librarians is a starting point, designed to increase awareness of the standards, create a sense of urgency around their implementation, and provide these stakeholders — who are faced with dramatically increased expectations in the context of fewer resources — with a deeper understanding of the standards and their role in implementing the standards.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 27, 2013 1:13 AM

Common core hits the library...

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Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)

Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians) | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The virtual learning commons could be the secret power that turns your school website into a participatory digital space that serves learning 24/7.
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Quote from article - "A virtual learning commons (or VLC, as it's called) turns the traditional library page on a school website from a one-way stream of stale information into a lively and participatory digital space for students and teachers."

Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/11/18/will-this-website-save-your-library-and-your-librarians.aspx#7jZOmQEl206krvrM.99A virtual learning commons (or VLC, as it's called) turns the traditional library page on a school website from a one-way stream of stale information into a lively and participatory digital space for students and teachers.
Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/11/18/will-this-website-save-your-library-and-your-librarians.aspx#7jZOmQEl206krvrM.99
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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 14, 2013 7:03 AM

The virtual learning commons could be the secret power that turns your school  website into a participatory digital space that serves learning 24/7. Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/11/18/will-this-website-save-your-library-and-your-librarians.aspx#Ky3HydkoRR3bApfz.99

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Librarian has her first book published - Illawarra Mercury

Librarian has her first book published - Illawarra Mercury | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Librarian has her first book published
Illawarra Mercury
After years as an English teacher in Canberra, broken up by time spent teaching in London and Istanbul, she moved to Sydney to work at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.
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How little libraries get people reading - Independent Online

How little libraries get people reading - Independent Online | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

There's no card catalogue or late fees. The informal lending libraries work under a simple principle: “take a book, return a book.”

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A great community idea to encourage your neighbourhood to read.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:30 PM

I will be setting up my little library soon!

Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:07 AM

Lovely idea

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Ode to a School Librarian

Ode to a School Librarian | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
This article may or may not appear in the Nettle Creek Gazette depending on if the editor thinks I'm poking the bear too hard. No group of librarians has been more under siege in recent history tha...
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Bernadette Kearney's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:41 PM

Thank you, Ms. Frasur. This article warms me and scares me. Elimination of school libraries is an epidemic in our country. What do we value?

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A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills

A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
While looking for a better way to start teaching students digital citizenship skills, one teacher decided to make a visual guide herself - and share it!
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Take note of the themes listed under Digital Citizenship.

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Library Images and Quotes

Library Images and Quotes | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
South Carolina State Library is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Developmental learning approach 21C skills - Professional Development Modules

The first of a series of professional development modules for educators have been released by the ATC21S™ team. The modules are in English and Dutch.

In this session the reader will:

Become more familiar with a developmental approach to assessment and teaching, and the reasons we have taken this approach in ATC21S™.Understand the theoretical underpinnings of the teaching and learning associated with collaborative problem-solving and learning through digital networks.Understand the link between developmental learning and differentiated instruction.Be able to identify where differentiated opportunities to learn need to be provided to collaborative teams and members within teams.


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The module is very theoretical - good background reading.

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