EDEL540: Marketing and Advocacy

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The TL Toolkit for Student Success Home

<b>Think you don’t? Yes you do!</b><p>Teacher-librarians can and do make a difference. There is a considerable body of documented evidence that proves that …

Teaching

Teen Librarian Toolbox — @TLT16 Professional development for teen librarians

It’s time for another roundup for new and forthcoming YA (and sometimes not YA) books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters. The titles I’m including here …

Favorite Tech Tools to Engage Learners

TED Launched TED-Ed Clubs for Schools

TED-Ed Clubs is a flexible, school-based program that supports students in discussing, pursuing and presenting their big ideas in the form of short …

Connections - SCIS

Connections is a quarterly school library magazine published by SCIS. Read current and previous issues to keep up to date with the latest in school …

How-To: We Made Outreach Work Mandatory for Library Staff Members

It’s always a challenge to get the word out about everything that public libraries have. An overview of a recent Pew Research Center study quantifies …

Libraries

I am a social librarian (infographic)

Published on Oct 2, 2013<p>184<p>Digital world demands from a librarian one more skill – ability to use social media to curate, educate, and …

School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts

Librarians and principals both live in complicated worlds, where they must make critical decisions using complex scenarios, according to Joel Castro, …

Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together

Through digital curation we collect, manage and collate the best, most relevant content, on a specific topic or theme, for ourselves and share with …

16 Reasons Librarians are Still Extremely Important

<b>16 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important</b><p>Many predict that the digital age will wipe public bookshelves clean, and …

The Visibility and Invisibility of Librarians

To deliver a user experience that really has meaning, librarians must provide deeply personal and private value, as well as demonstrate larger social …

The Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic]

For every open position, there are hundreds of applicants from those who – from a technical point of view – <i>could</i> do the job. What sets candidates …

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, …

Libraries Change Lives

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 …

Five MORE Conversations [About School Libraries] That I Don’t Want To Have Anymore

<i>Note: this post originally appeared in Connected: a publication of the School Library Association of New Zealand. I was honored to be included and</i> …

Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders

SLJ’s May 2011 cover featured the technology survey.<p>Librarians are leading the way in technology use, according to <i>School Library Journal’</i>’s annual …

A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library

A school library in St. Louis, Missouri, boasts something unique: It’s the only known library whose design is based on Multiple Intelligences …

librarystory.docx

School Library Story<p>joyce kasman valenza<p>I want to tell you the story of a crisis that has been too quiet for too long.<p>In many of our cities and rural …

11 Questions (About Libraries) That Need Answers

How will you make a difference for students?<p>How will you make your work the answer to the priorities/problems that keep your principal up at …

Put Your Twitter Glasses On and Bring Professional Learning Into Focus

One of my clearest childhood memories is when I got my first pair of glasses. Back in those days there was no LensCrafters who could make your …

Learning and Innovation

High school is one of the most challenging stages for a student. He or she goes from being a child enjoying life to a student being prepared for the …

Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning

<b>3. Play "Slacker Hard Ball"</b> We all have "slackers," so sometimes I put them all in one group. Now you might think I'm crazy for that, and that they …

RT @plugusin: Engaging students shouldn't be our primary goal. #educon http://t.co/DusoE8x6Jw --> Another grt pic Bill. Love your work.

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When it comes to integrating STEM into classroom space, there are real implications for how teachers interact, says Thaler. “When you put math and …

Social media transforms the textbook lesson

<b>Forget the blackboard and the chalk. In fact, forget the whiteboard and the markers.</b><p>The exercise books, the textbooks and the stationery can also be packed away. There is no need for any of them in the classroom of the future.<p>A room full of students with a tablet each and a teacher with an …

Voices From The Trenches: The Teacher Librarian's Role in 1:1/BYOD Environments

A few weeks ago, Doug Johnson and I asked for help from teacher librarians working in 1:1/BYOD programs as we attempt to put together a guide of best …

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home

<b>6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home</b><p>by <b>Maria Winters DiMarco</b><p>Last week, Paul Barnwell discussed <b>five reasons to teach digital</b> …

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