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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 is an exciting new way to share your resources! Collections are available with Destiny Discover version 15.0 or later. Features: Collections is the new Resource List, but better – because Collections is seamlessly integrated with Destiny library resources, you can add visibility and value to the resources you already own, plus add resources from anywhere on the web. Collections Information & Support For more information about using Collections, please explore our Collections Help Center Related:  Week 7: Managing the Collection/Access (Scroll down for sections on weeding, labeling, genrefication, challenges)Week 5: Virtual Libraries/Curation/Bitmoji Libraries

*ALA | Workbook for Selection Policy Writing | Top | WHY DO I NEED A POLICY? | BASIC COMPONENTS OF A SELECTION POLICY | Objectives | Responsibility for Selection | Criteria | Procedures | Special Areas | Policies on Controversial Materials | Reconsideration | SAMPLE LETTER TO COMPLAINANT | INSTRUCTIONS TO RECONSIDERATION COMMITTEE | SAMPLE REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF LIBRARY RESOURCES | SELECTION POLICY DISTRICT #1 | Part 1: Selection of Learning Resources | Statement of Policy | Objectives of Selection | Responsibility for Selection of Learning Resources | Criteria for Selection of Learning Resources | Procedures for Selection of Learning Resources | Part 2: Procedures for Dealing with Challenged Materials | Statement of Policy | Request for Informal Reconsideration | Request for Formal Reconsideration | Bottom | Why Do I Need a Policy? Every school system should have a comprehensive policy on the selection of instructional materials. Basic Components of a Selection Policy Objectives Your overarching goal may be very broad.

Chapter 4: Curation in School Libraries | Valenza | Library Technology Reports The school librarians featured in this chapter describe the value of curation to a school’s learning culture. 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. They described helping learners connect more easily with appropriate resources and saving teachers instructional time. Curation for Students Shannon McClintock Miller, Van Meter (IA) School (May 22, 2014) Teachers and librarians see the value of developing and modeling the creation of dashboards of resources or launchpads for their learners. BB: How do you define curation? Why reinvent the wheel? Brenda L.

Live Media Feed | REDEF I like to debate. Sometimes for the sake of debate. Sometimes to learn. Sometimes to know that you and me believe what we're debating. Understanding Content Curation – A Refresh – Innovations In Education In the summer of 2012, I began an exploration of the concept of Content Curation, and what this meant for teachers and students. Little did I know at the time that my journey would involve curating…about curating. Given the task of providing professional development for teachers to curate resources for backwards-designed units, I started researching to better understand why the word “curate” was being used – so I set out to define what curation meant in the field of education, and realized early on in my research that student curation is where our focus should be. My original post, where I shared my discoveries and understandings, has generated more traffic than any other post on my blog, with hundreds of cross-postings on sites in the fields of education, marketing and libraries. For the past 5 years I have continued to curate information about curating, using the same Scoop It site I started in 2012. Personal Connection Sharing, Audience – Comments & Discussion Storytelling Like this:

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System By Tali Balas Kaplan, Andrea K. Dolloff, Sue Giffard, and Jennifer Still-Schiff on September 28, 2012 Illustration by Victor Juhasz Join the authors for a Twitter chat, Thursday, October 11, at 9 p.m. Pushing between snack time and reading group, Zack, a third-grade boy, ducks into our school library while another class is beginning to check out books. With only a moment to spare, the librarian suggests that Zack look above the shelves for the big “Making Stuff” sign, and then search the labels under “P” for paper. Zack’s “Aha!” Has Metis made a difference? Students aren’t the only ones who are enjoying the ease of navigating our collection. Winter of our discontent Certainly there was no lack of order back in the old days, in 2010, when we still used the Dewey decimal system: our shelves were labeled and organized; the online catalog was accessible; students were taught the basics of searching from the earliest grades. Ditching Dewey Articles of belief The grand plan Springing forward

App Smashing: 5 Apps for Student Learning Image courtesy EdTechTeacher and Greg Kulowiec App smashing. What’s that, you ask? Take a photo with your phone or tablet. Save it to the camera roll. Import it from the camera roll to an app and draw, highlight, and comment on it. Using multiple apps to build and create content, app smashing is a great way for students to use mobile devices to share their learning. What are the best apps for app smashing? Paper 53 (free, iOS) is a notetaking and sketching app. Popplet ($4.99, iOS) is a mindmapping tool students can use to organize their ideas and thoughts. Book Creator (price varies by device, iOS, Android, Windows) allows students to individually or collaboratively create books with their mobile devices. Explain Everything ($3.99, iOS, Android, Windows, Chrome) is an interactive whiteboard app. TouchCast Studio (free, iOS) is a free video creation app with teleprompter, picture-in-picture, and split-screen capabilities. Use apps that can save work to the camera roll. App Smash Examples

Curating current events 8. Anyone Can Teach Anything — Everyone Can Study Any Topic — Content Curation Official Guide Today, if you want to learn about something, you don’t need to go back to school or to a university. Unless you are looking for an official degree from that very institution. But in all other cases, if your main goal is actually to learn something specific, independently of certifications and pieces of paper that prove it, there are a growing number of private, for-profit and not-for-profit online schools and academies that offer you the opportunity to learn just about anything you can think of. Not only. You can even teach, or start your own school, even if you do not have a PhD. I myself, have been making the bulk of my professional revenue in the last 7 years, by running a small online learning campus for independent information entrepreneurs. The array of web services, apps and tools that are available today to create such online learning schools it’s quite impressive, though, in my opinion, it is not critical to making it possible. But you don’t need to follow the same road.

Ditching Dewey: Making the Move There was quite a lot of moving in the gentrification process for me! We rearranged/moved the fiction books, then the nonfiction books, and shortly after we moved the entire library into our new facility. After all of our fiction books were tagged with their tinted label stickers, it was time to make the move. We decided how we wanted the genres arranged (yes, we did this planning on a napkin!) As usual, was ready to throw myself into the moving process without thinking about it for too terribly long. Although this wasn’t the most complicated part of the process, I found it to be the most overwhelming. I used a different approach with moving nonfiction. My next post will detail the changes made in the catalog, so I won’t get into that now, but I often get the question, “How do your shelvers know what subcategory books belong to?” Just looking back at these pictures overwhelms me! I’ll talk more about this in a future post when I talk about Signage & Arrangement.

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. The term is generally attributed to Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) of EdTech Teacher who explains and demonstrates the concept in this video: Intro to App-Smashing from misterkling on Vimeo. So you might take a bunch of photos on your iPad during a field trip. Why share this concept with learners? App smashing encourages learners to: curate their own dashboards of optionsunderstand app categories/genres and affordances For inspiration, try a Pinterest search or search the hashtags #appsmash or #appsmashing. #whatsonyourpalette

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