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Week 5: Virtual Libraries/Curation/the LMS (* = Key reading)

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Curation (song parody) *Librarians and Social Media Curation. *Curation Situations: Let us count the ways. Virtual Libraries and Bitmoji Classrooms Bring a New Kind of Book Browsing. Virtual Libraries for Remote Learning. Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources Get a CE Certificate for this edWebinar Learn more This year is shaping up to be an academic year like no other.

Virtual Libraries for Remote Learning

Four states have mandated in-person instruction. All the others are allowing for, or mandating, some form of remote instruction. Curation! (Valenza) Chapter 4: Curation in School Libraries. The school librarians featured in this chapter describe the value of curation to a school’s learning culture.

Chapter 4: Curation in School Libraries

Their efforts ensure that their investment in e-books, databases, and homegrown instructional content is scaled, embedded, and discoverable whenever students need it. Their efforts support flipped and hybrid learning. They use new strategies to display and juxtapose books and other media face-out in imaginative genre gatherings perhaps never before physically arranged. Most important, the school librarians we spoke with shared the importance of curation as a learning activity. Bringing Our Library Site To Life With An Interactive Choice Board For All Learners & Families. Our library website has become more important than it has ever been before.

Bringing Our Library Site To Life With An Interactive Choice Board For All Learners & Families

It is the place our students, teachers and families go to find library and technology resources, and is now also the place where they find our remote learning pages, parent information and so much more. Bitmoji, Canva and You. Using Sway to Create Dynamic Resource Curation. Every month in the school calendar is thematic.

Using Sway to Create Dynamic Resource Curation

So school librarians collate resources to share with students and teachers to build knowledge and understanding. Are the resources used? Hard to measure without anecdotal comments or website page traffic. But one idea to capture users’ attention is to use a dynamic and interactive tool. Think of display windows. Microsoft’s Sway is one tool to make students and teachers stop and look. Discoverability Many digital tools for newsletters or websites present resources as a list of links.

Accessibility Sway allows for various means to view content. Inquiry The group card under the grid view offers educators opportunities to post various sources with an essential question. I want to join the Bitmoji Library Craze (Maryalice Bond) Bitmoji Library directions (Maryalice Bond) How to Design a Culturally Responsive K-12 Bitmoji Classroom. You finally finished your Bitmoji classroom, taking part in what might be one of the biggest K–12 teaching trends in 2020.

How to Design a Culturally Responsive K-12 Bitmoji Classroom

You color-coordinated your digital bulletin board, office chair, and pencil cup, and your ABC garland is perfectly hung. The process may or may not have taken five hours longer than you expected, but your final product might help students navigate your online class a little better, it may actually look like your brick-and-mortar classroom (impressive!) , or it might simply have given you joy to create. I am a professor of educational technology who has discussed Bitmoji at length with my own students who are current or future K–12 teachers. I’ve come to believe that in spite of the critiques of Bitmoji classrooms, there is value in them.

These are concerns that deserve serious consideration. CurationWorkshopHyperDoc. *Curation Situations: Let us count the ways. Librarians provide path to digital resources (UFT) What's a library without a room full of books?

Librarians provide path to digital resources (UFT)

It may sound like a riddle, but it became the reality for school librarians when New York City public school buildings closed in the spring of 2020. Fortunately, school librarians were eager to embrace the challenges of remote learning. "My role as a librarian transferred over almost seamlessly into the virtual world," says Esther Keller, a librarian at IS 278 in Marine Park, Brooklyn. Curation Situations: A Safari. *Virtual Face/Technology - NYC School Librarian Guidebook. AASL OER Toolkit. Collections by Destiny. Collect, create, deliver and share in a whole new way with Collections by Destiny®. Destiny Collections creates new, collaborative ways for librarians, teachers and students to share free or purchased resources across the district, school or with other users. Students and teachers can access district resources in Destiny Discover and add them to any Collection.

Each collection can include web pages, images, documents, eBooks, and more! Collections can also be shared publicly or kept private. With Collections, teachers can quickly pair content to instruction, and students can collect and curate resources for assignments, projects and tasks. Collections is an exciting new way to share your resources! Collections are available with Destiny Discover version 15.0 or later. Features: The Massachusetts School Library Association Launches Virtual School Librarian Website to Help Educators during School Closures. On March 13, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that schools would be closed for three weeks beginning March 17.

The Massachusetts School Library Association Launches Virtual School Librarian Website to Help Educators during School Closures

Immediately educators, including certified school librarians, realized the enormous loss of learning that could result from the school closures. Members of the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) Advocacy Committee, along with board leadership, immediately considered how the school closures would prevent students, educators, administrators, and parents from receiving direct information and literacy access points and instructional supports. Virtual School Librarian - LibGuides at Massachusetts Library System, Inc. Providing support for students and teachers during school closures.

Virtual School Librarian - LibGuides at Massachusetts Library System, Inc.

Dear Massachusetts Students & Educators, The Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) and Massachusetts Library System (MLS) are collaborating to ensure all students and teachers have the services of a school librarian to find high-quality information, tools and strategies to continue developing media literacy and research skills. On this page are digital resources available to each person in Massachusetts either through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners or through the Boston Public Library with an e-card. School Librarians to follow on Wakelet! *OER Curation Framework Draft v1.0 for Feedback. On building learning playlists.

We create them on Spotify and YouTube and iTunes.

On building learning playlists

Before music went digital, some of us made CD or cassette mixtapes and shared them as gifts. With our ability to ethically curate content and unglue it from its containers, and a growing array of digital tools and open education resources, many of us are engaging in a creative new form of the remix. Learning playlists are a thing, and that thing is emerging as a subgenre of digital curation in a variety of flavors. As a librarian, I can’t think of a single Shared Foundation–Include, Inquire, Curate, Collaborate, Engage, Explore–we wouldn’t address in introducing and building playlists. Playlists can be powerful. I create little magazines of continually updated outside reading beyond our texts for my grad students offering them opportunities to explore and contribute. Let’s explore a few playlist possibilities. Differentiation: Imagine creating instruction (face-to-face or flipped) using Google Docs or Slides as your major platform. To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation.

Van Meter School Library. Curation: The Situations (updated) *Automation - NYC School Librarian Guidebook. Automation is a software application to assist building level librarians with the management of the library catalog, circulation, material and patron activity, as well the production of a variety of reports and statistics.

*Automation - NYC School Librarian Guidebook

Automation is not just a tool to modernize the job of the librarian; it is a tool that provides greater access to the library’s collection for students, staff, and parents. Physical access to the library collection is a prerequisite to equitable and intellectual access. One of the first benchmarks of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum is for students to independently locate books on a shelf in a library using a library's catalog. The universal standard in 21st century for libraries is a web-based catalog. Students Should Be Content Curators.

Creating Choice Boards with Google Slides - Google Slides. Getting Started with Content Curation in the Classroom. HyperDocs and the teacher librarian. The concept of HyperDocs is spreading all over edtech land. HyperDocs are perfect opportunities to grow teacher librarian/ classroom teacher partnerships.

Guide to Help Librarians Curate Open Source Resources. Feb 17, 2020 2020-02-17 Professional Growth The nonprofit Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) has created and shared an open-source guide for school librarians engaged in curating open educational resources. Tool literacy as a new process. I’ve been thinking a bit about the notion of app smashing and the way we introduce learning challenges in our classrooms and libraries. And I am thinking there’s a thinking process going on that we’re not thinking about nearly enough. The Evolution of the Desk by Best Reviews. Librarians wanted for smashing, blending, toolkit building. Tell me if you’ve seen this happen. Why it’s important to smash a few apps (or what’s on your palette?) Lately when I think about how I am going to accomplish a digital task, I find that I automatically consider the task as a creative process, a process that makes me dig into my digital toolkit or examine my digital palette, usually more than once, to discover new synergies.

I’ve come to discover what I’ve been doing is commonly called app smashing. Roughly defined, app smashing refers to the act of using multiple digital tools or apps to achieve a creative goal. App Smashing: 5 Apps for Student Learning. The 5 Models Of Content Curation. Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who had a passion for art.

Aside from a few well known examples like this one, however, the term curation has rarely been used outside of the world of art … until now. One of the hottest trends in social media right now is content curation – thanks in no small part to the leading efforts of several thought leaders actively promoting the idea. Joe Pulizzi is a “content marketing evangelist” who speaks and writes often about content marketing publishes a list of the best content marketing blogs across the web. Librarians Harness Instagram. New library card holders celebrate in #FirstLibraryCard posts from Worcester, Mass. (l.), and Jersey City, N.J.