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"Exploring what it means to be a proactive school librarian"
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Knowledge Graph: Easy Fact Finding Allows for Deeper Search

Knowledge Graph: Easy Fact Finding Allows for Deeper Search | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Google’s new Knowledge Graph?
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Digital Footprint

Steps students can take to create a positive digital footprint. Video created with Animoto!

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The Busy Librarian: PLN Starter Kit.

The Busy Librarian: PLN Starter Kit. | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
You will be contributing to a collaborative effort that serve as a rich resource for newly appointed teacher librarians and tech educators as well as all those with years of experience who continue to seek professional growth.
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Skimming the Surface | Inside Higher Ed

Skimming the Surface | Inside Higher Ed | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

An analysis of research papers written in first-year composition courses at 15 colleges reveals that many students simply copy chunks of text from the sources they cite without truly grasping the underlying argument, quality or context.
“The findings are not happy news for how writing is taught,” Rebecca Moore Howard, an associate professor of writing and rhetoric at Syracuse University, said here Thursday at the annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. “[Students] are not selecting authoritative, meaningful sources and not reading them carefully. They are not, in a word, engaging.”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/04/11/study_of_first_year_students_research_papers_finds_little_evidence_they_understand_sources#ixzz1wICMfiFt
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“Pledge to Read” this summer | Kentucky Teacher

“Pledge to Read” this summer | Kentucky Teacher | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents are encouraged to help children use “Find a Book, Kentucky” (http://www.lexile.com/fab/ky) to build personal reading lists for summer reading and then locate their selections at their school library or local ...
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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Hello, Farmington Librarians!

School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Hello, Farmington Librarians! | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
RT @buffyjhamilton: MUST read for all school librarians: Common Core, Leadership,and School Librarians http://t.co/CpYINuL9 from @activelearning #tlchat...
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It Takes Two: SLJ’s first public library spending survey uncovers an opportunity for tighter collaboration between school and public librarians

It Takes Two: SLJ’s first public library spending survey uncovers an opportunity for tighter collaboration between school and public librarians | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
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6 useful things Prezi can do (which even experienced users miss) « « thewikiman thewikiman

6 useful things Prezi can do (which even experienced users miss) « « thewikiman thewikiman | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

A helpful post about making good use of Prezi!  the wonderful cloud based presentation tool that allows you to easily share your work widely.


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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

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App Lets Students Anonymously Tell Teachers Their Lessons Are ...

App Lets Students Anonymously Tell Teachers Their Lessons Are ... | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Understoodit is a new tool that takes the embarrassment out of students letting teachers know they're confused in class.
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How Harvard Book Store combines the best of digital bookselling with the best of physical bookselling

How Harvard Book Store combines the best of digital bookselling with the best of physical bookselling | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Phil Johnson writes in Forbes about the unlikely (and quite wonderful) success of the Harvard Book Store, an absolutely terrific independent bookstore that was bought by Jeff Mayersohn, a high-tech entrepreneur who was determined to exploit the...
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What’s our future – school libraries and librarians

What’s our future – school libraries and librarians | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

"It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in what we do and how we do it at conferences and in their own libraries. We talk about some of these changes in my own school library – delivering ebooks, providing transferable skills such as critical literacies to our students, delivering online resources. Well shoot me down if I upset you but I still think we’re not getting it."

Changing the school librarianship...


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Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library | The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library | The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integra [...] http://t.co/g3ZHfxQR...

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Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice

Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

"Here are some guiding questions for creating your digital textbook:
How are the learners going to use the information?
How will they demonstrate their learning?
Are they completing a document, creating an outline or answering a set of questions?
What are the assessments associated with the material?"

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Every Platform Tells a Story: Transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal — The Digital Shift

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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Do you do “sPOkETRY?”

Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Do you do “sPOkETRY?” | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

I wrote and spoke a lot in the fall semester about the shift we are seeing in literacy today from a focus on consumption (as in reading) to a focus on production (as in writing). This shift has never been clearer to me than it was last term, when I offered students in my graduate seminar an opportunity to do something other than the traditional analysis of a literary or nonliterary text. Not that we didn’t look at plenty of such texts: we did, from works like David Shields’s Reality Hunger or Alan Liu’s The Law of Cool, to Mark Danielewski’s labyrinthine House of Leaves. But when I gave students a chance to do something other than a close reading, they jumped at it: they wanted to do something different and more productive, they said, a project that let them work with the texts in (to them) new ways.

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NY Board of Regents Supports School Librarians in All Elementary Schools

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AASL webinar on Common Core State Standards encourages school librarians to 'seize the day!' | American Libraries Magazine

AASL webinar on Common Core State Standards encourages school librarians to 'seize the day!' | American Libraries Magazine | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community. (AASL webinar on Common Core State Standards encourages school librarians to 'seize the day!
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Some Libraries still have got it wrong….

Some Libraries still have got it wrong…. | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

What an insightful blog post by Andrew Churches about how we could Get it right.

 Camilla's comments about how the design of space enables or disables the engagement of library staff with library users is spot on.  But clearly we must also have much broader and  higher expectations about the role of the library staff and their services,


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Sources of Legally Reusable Media / Tama Leaver's Wiki

A list of sites for getting copyright free digital media. Great in conjunction with the educators guide to remix here: http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/21st-century-literacy-inquiry/sources-resources/guide-reusing-digital-content ;


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Knowledge – Inside Search – Google

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Worcester, Mass. teachers bust a move to prank students - NECN

Worcester, Mass. teachers bust a move to prank students - NECN | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Daily MailWorcester, Mass. teachers bust a move to prank studentsNECNSome Worcester, Mass. teachers are stealing the spotlight with a video that has gone viral.
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Getting More Out of Your Teacher Evaluations

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The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national nonunion professional teachers association, advancing the profession through teacher advocacy and professional development, as well as promoting excellence in education, so that...
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Critical reading for School leaders on the impact of school libraries on learning

Rutgers University Center for International scholarship in school libraries has  released the second part of their research into the impact of school libraries on learning.  Critical reading for school leaders


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Search Education – Google

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"Google just launched its new Search Education hub.  The site offers access to leveled lesson plans for K-12, search activities from AGoogleADay, and an archive of previous webinars.

 

The site notes that the lessons are designed to support a slow-and-steady, integrated approach to search literacy. They include plenty of detail so that multiple teachers across a school or district can teach different elements as fit into their curricula, even if they start with different levels of experience with Search."


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