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Meet The Media Monsters – Namle. Young Voter's Guide to Social Media and the News. Full article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing? Evidence and Implications for Further Research. Introduction Poor student wellbeing and related mental health issues are of concern, with young people substantially affected (e.g.

Full article: How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing? Evidence and Implications for Further Research

Lawrence et al., 2016Lawrence, D., Hafekost, J., Johnson, S. E., Saw, S., Buckingham, W. J., Sawyer, M. G., Ainley, J., & Zubrick, S. IMG 5270. Five Search Tools Students Often Overlook. In our new remote teaching and learning environments students may find themselves having to look things up online more than ever before.

Five Search Tools Students Often Overlook

Even if you're hosting online class meetings in Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams there will still be lots of time when students need to do some research on their own. This is a good time to remind students about some basic search strategies like creating a search checklist and consulting vocabulary lists as part of the search process.

Once they've done those basics it might be time for them to try some other search tools that often get overlooked. Google Books My favorite feature of Google Books is the option to search within a book. You can do this with any book that is listed by Google Books as free or in the public domain. PISA’s warning: teachers need to teach Information Literacy explicitly if we are to reverse the decline – Information Literacy Spaces. On December 03rd 2019, Stuff news reported on the results of the 2018 round of the OECD’s PISA(1) testing in Reading Literacy, Mathematics Literacy and Science Literacy(2).

PISA’s warning: teachers need to teach Information Literacy explicitly if we are to reverse the decline – Information Literacy Spaces

The article noted the consistent downward trends in achievement, since 2012, of New Zealand 15 year olds in these three ‘curriculum’ areas. I want to concentrate on Reading Literacy. In 2018, students were selected from subject English classrooms to complete the PISA test, and the subsequent analysis then refers to English classrooms, teachers and their practice. My assumption therefore was that the ‘literacy’ test would focus on the conventional skills of comprehending and explaining the language and literary features of texts – that comprehension meant understanding what the texts were about at surface and deeper levels. Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us - When schools have high-quality library programs and librarians who share their expertise with the entire school community, student achievement gets a boost.

Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us -

Since 1992, a growing body of research known as the school library impact studies has consistently shown positive correlations between high-quality library programs and student achievement (Gretes, 2013; Scholastic, 2016). Data from more than 34 statewide studies suggest that students tend to earn better standardized test scores in schools that have strong library programs. Further, when administrators, teachers, and librarians themselves rated the importance and frequency of various library practices associated with student learning, their ratings correlated with student test scores, further substantiating claims of libraries’ benefits. Skeptics might assume that these benefits are associated mainly with wealthier schools, where well-resourced libraries serve affluent students. The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth. With deliberate misinformation campaigns and the continued prevalence of fake news, fact-checking sites are now more important than ever.

The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding Unbiased Truth

So in the digital era, where news travels quickly through multiple channels, how do you check your facts? Here are five of the best fact-checking websites, like Snopes and PolitiFact, so that you can find the truth. If you were wondering who is there to fact check the fact-checkers, that would be MBFC. Five Kinds of STEM-themed Nonfiction Books for Kids. It’s a great time for children’s nonfiction!

Five Kinds of STEM-themed Nonfiction Books for Kids

In recent years, these books have undergone exciting and dramatic changes, evolving into five distinct categories. Who can benefit from understanding the characteristics of these categories? Teachers and parents: Different kids prefer different kinds of nonfiction books. Understanding the five categories can help teachers and parents guide children toward the kind of nonfiction they’ll enjoy reading the most. Library Lovers' Day 2020. The theme for Library Lovers' Day 2020 is ‘Uncover something new’.

Library Lovers' Day 2020

Library Lovers' Day is an opportunity for library and information professionals to show off their libraries and for people across Australia to show their love for libraries. Ideas for your communication channels Encourage your patrons to spread the #LibraryLoversDay by having a competition for the best social media post using #LibraryLoversDay. Error - Cookies Turned Off. Introduction While research suggests that both the presence of school libraries and qualified school librarians can have a positive influence on children's literacy attainment (Barrett, 2010; Hughes et al., 2014; Lance & Kachel, 2018; Todd & Kuhlthau, 2005), very little consideration is given to the educative role of librarians in schools.

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For example, Cremin and Swann (2017) note that “there is scant research focused upon the interaction patterns of school librarians, the ways in which they position themselves in reading groups and their roles in enhancing reader engagement” (p. 120). How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries. Many schools are reimagining the learning spaces that some call libraries or media centers.

How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries

Carolyn Foote takes us to the center of this trend to take us inside how she redesigned her learning space and the thought process behind it. As you plan your school’s strategy, you’ll want to have conversations about this show. Listen to Carolyn Foote talk about Redesigning Libraries Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Challenge. Our new report finds that author visits to schools have a positive relationship with children and young people’s literacy.

To mark National Writing Day, we’ve published a new report today which shows that author visits to schools have a positive relationship with children and young people’s reading skills, and their enjoyment and confidence in reading and writing.

Our new report finds that author visits to schools have a positive relationship with children and young people’s literacy

Our report found that pupils who had an author visit this academic year: Were twice as likely to read above the expected level for their age (31% vs 17%)Were more likely to enjoy reading (68% vs 47%) and writing (44% vs 32%)Were more likely to be highly confident in their reading (37% vs 25%) and writing (22% vs 17%) However, we also found that only 1 in 4 pupils had an author visit this academic year, and those from the poorest backgrounds were most likely to miss out. What is information literacy? - CILIP: the library and information association.

What is information literacy? CILIP's Information Literacy Group has released CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 at the LILAC Conference and reinforces the relevance of information literacy in the current age: “Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.” A lot has changed since 2004 when the first CILIP definition of information literacy was devised. There is a greater recognition of the value of information professionals as teachers in either formal or informal settings and across the sectors. Library Lovers' Day. The 30 Best Digital Storytelling Resources for Imaginative Writing Projects. When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges. Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like giving students tools to deepen their quantitative and qualitative understanding of the world.

Teaching for understanding has always been a challenge, which is why Harvard’s Project Zero has been trying to figure out how great teachers do it. Some teachers discuss metacognition with students, but they often simplify the concept by describing only one of its parts — thinking about thinking. Teachers are trying to get students to slow down and take note of how and why they are thinking and to see thinking as an action they are taking. But two other core components of metacognition often get left out of these discussions — monitoring thinking and directing thinking. When a student is reading and stops to realize he’s not really understanding the meaning behind the words, that’s monitoring.

6 Online Collaborative Tools to Engage Students in Teamwork. Nothing is more frustrating to a teacher than lack of attention from students. You have spent several weeks or even months working on some project that you thought would be a breakthrough, but nothing happens. Situations like this are very common in modern learning because a lack of interest to engage in teamwork is widespread. Technology has been effective in eliminating this issue because it has redesigned the idea of collaboration and provided interactive learning opportunities. In this article, I will introduce you to 7 online collaborative tools that can help you to solve the issue of lack of interest for good. Three strategies to help students navigate dodgy online content. A recent Stanford University Report revealed that students’ abilities to distinguish between questionable and valid online content needed work.

In one example cited in the report, researchers set high school and university students a task to evaluate the credibility of information found on the site. Only 9% of high school students and 6% of university students could identify the site was actually a front for a right-wing think-tank. The lack of critical judgement displayed by high school and university students in this example is, as the report’s authors identified, a challenge that’s bigger than fake news. It doesn’t just affect young people, either. In analysing the issue, the problem is not so much how we educate to identify hoax sites, as generally these are low frequency and quickly identifiable. 10 fact-checking sites to build students' media literacy skills. A List of More Than 30 Useful Digital Citizenship Resources.

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about digital citizenship by now. Many reputable and respectable organizations have devoted their life’s work to developing digital citizenship resources to promote its values in educators and learners worldwide. We at the Global Digital Citizen Foundation are proud to be among them. We all know the world is different now. We’re all globally connected by technology, so making the world a better place by fostering a compassionate and mindful citizenry isn’t just the responsibility of a chosen few. Now, it’s on all of us. 10 Ways To Search Google For Information THAT 96% Of People DON’T Know About. Only a Third of Students Enter College with Research Skills. Research is an integral part of the college experience. Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume. Teach students to curate a project 'playlist' with primary-source documents. Trove - Advanced Search. School district pulls ’13 Reasons Why’ book from libraries.

DENVER — As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that’s the basis for Netflix’s popular new series “13 Reasons Why,” which some critics say romanticizes suicide. The order rankled some librarians who called it censorship, and it appears to be a rare instance in which the book has been removed from circulation — albeit briefly. Teachers: How important is academic honesty? Essential for digital literacy. The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. 9 of the Best Australian Contemporary Young Adult novels – Better Reading. YA author Steph Bowe chooses the cream of the crop in recent Australian YA releases that can be read by teenagers and adults alike!

10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning. 12 Principles Of Modern Learning. AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource. Library Lovers' Day. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget. Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between.

Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” So what should you do? The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration. Fake News Antidote: Teaching Kids To Discern Fact From Fiction : NPR Ed. Forbes Welcome. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources.

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation. How Google Docs' research tool removes drudgery from reports and presentations. Funny Book Displays in a High School Library. What is Bloom's Digital Taxonomy? The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents – A.J. JULIANI. 8 digital skills we must teach our children. Librarian Quick Reference Cards for Research Impact Metrics. 6 Fun Social Media Projects to Assign in the Classroom. 22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom. 15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web. How the School Library Helps Build Strong Blended Classes. Best practices in school library website design. Teachers in school libraries - what does the data tell us?

How libraries can guide people through the maze of information available in the digital age. How To Research an Issue w/ Jason Baumann. Education Week. ACRL Report Shows Compelling Evidence of Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success. Thing 31: Evidence Based Practice – Getting Started. Online referencing generator. Great%20Australian%20School%20Libraries%20Impact%20Report. What the Staff in Australia?s Schools surveys tell us about teach. SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores. More Than 40 Alternatives to YouTube. The Continued Growth of Social Media [Infographic] ACMI Generator.

SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores. The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed. How A School Library Increased Student Use By 1,000 Percent. School Libraries Transform. Just released. 13 Great Facebook Pages for Writers. The Anthropologist in the Stacks. Once an Anthropologist Always an Anthropologist. The death of the digital native: four provocations from Digifest speaker, Donna Lanclos. The Library using Lego for Literacy – Better Reading. 8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding. Majority of parents worried about children's digital reading, survey finds.

Shakespeare Documented. By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland. 6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have. Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever. Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics. 20 Library & Librarian Blogs You Must Follow. How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond. Guidedinquirycommunity [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage.

Sharing the theory and practice of Guided Inquiry. Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers. Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics. 9 Professional New Year's Resolutions You Should Actually Keep. Kiddle - visual search engine for kids. Technophobia & Generational Stigma: Embracing & Supporting Next-Gen Librarianship « Library Lost & Found.

Inquiry learning & information literacy. 6 Online Resources for Keeping Up with Library Trends » Modern library learning environments. #remixvic. 4 Future Trends You Are Bound to See in K-12 School Libraries. Microsoft, Will Use Minecraft to Teach Kids Programming. 8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers.