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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Fran Hughes

Fran Hughes

21st Century Skills@Your School Library - Invention - YouTube - 25 views

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    "Invention - Create Solutions -  According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, "Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity is essential to prepare students for the future." School Librarians TEACH students how to invent, innovate and create solutions. They provide students with creative tools and apps that inspire students to use innovative solutions, express knowledge in unique ways, propose answers to real world problems, and share their world."
Fran Hughes

School Library Handbook: management and procedures | Services to Schools - 40 views

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    helpful guidance/ ideas for developing a library procedures manual
Fran Hughes

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians - 42 views

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    "It's time for school librarians to step out and enlighten their communities about all the ways their libraries impact students' education."
Fran Hughes

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War - NYTimes.com - 31 views

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    "Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War"
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    Article describes how major publishing companies have placed a ban on selling their ebooks to libraries.
Fran Hughes

The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide - 19 views

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    "Dropbox, the app we all (at least many of us) know and love, has a plethora of advanced uses to make life so much easier in managing data between multiple computers and online. We've posted several roundups of tips and tricks for Dropbox and now we present our ultimate toolkit and guide."
Fran Hughes

Citelighter - 24 views

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    "Citelighter is an easy-to-use academic research tool that utilizes a community of students to help you find valuable content, automatically cite sources, and provide an organizational framework for writing your papers."
Fran Hughes

Libraries & EdTech: Like Peanut Butter and Jelly! | always learning - 0 views

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    blog post by Kim Cofino 10/3/08
Fran Hughes

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution - 4 views

  • If we want to connect with the latest generation of learners and teachers, we have to totally redesign the library from the vantage point of our users—our thinking has to do a 180-degree flip.
  • This learning commons is both a physical and a virtual space that’s staffed not just by teacher-librarians but also by other school specialists who, like us, are having trouble getting into the classroom and getting kids’ attention.
  • specialists such as literacy coaches, teacher technologists, teacher-librarians, art teachers, music teachers, and P.E. teachers
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  • In the physical space, we enter a room that’s totally flexible, where furnishings can be moved about to accommodate different functions and groupings.
  • experimental learning center,
  • the learning commons is both a giant, ongoing conversation and a warehouse of digital materials
  • —from ebooks to databases to student-generated content—all available 24/7 yea
  • Imagine a learning environment in which the multimedia world of information fed individual students’ needs, and where on-demand digital textbooks/multimedia/databases are available 24/7 and under the control of the user.
  • examples of one-way communication.
  • But in the new learning commons, homework assignments and library Web sites offer two-way communication.
  • Directive adults have been transformed into coaches; direct teaching has been transformed into collaborative inquiry.
Fran Hughes

California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) - 0 views

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    Dewey Pictograms Reproducible images portraying collections within the Dewey Decimal Classification System, enabling people with disabilities, low literacy skills, etc., to better locate materials in the library's collection; these can be mounted on bookstacks or special mounts in the collection.
Fran Hughes

SimplyBox - Think Inside the Box - 1 views

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    Capture and organise content from web
Fran Hughes

Diigo Blog » Announcing "Diigo Educator Accounts" - 1 views

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    Diigo Educator Accounts, a suite of features that makes it incredibly easy for teachers to get their entire class of students or their peers started on collaborative research using Diigo's powerful web annotation and social bookmarking technology.
Fran Hughes

Benetech :: Literacy :: Bookshare™ - 1 views

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    Bookshare™ is a web-based digital library that gives people with print disabilities the same ease of access to books and periodicals enjoyed by those without disabilities. In the United States alone, there are more than 10 million people who have a disability that prevents them from reading a traditional printed book. Bookshare allows a book to be scanned once and then shared in digital formats that are easy to download, search and navigate.
Fran Hughes

Poetry day Orewa 5 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! - 0 views

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    "For Montana Poetry day in 2007 we asked customers to suggest their favourite poems. Staff then wrote some of those suggestions on the pavement in front of the library. "
Fran Hughes

School Library 2.0 - 5/1/2006 - School Library Journal - 0 views

  • interface that would allow students to build a virtual collection of their favorite books by letting them copy a record to display on their “bookshelf.
  • use blogs and podcasts to facilitate book discussions and booktalks.
  • You can further stimulate a dialogue by establishing a “Book Talk” program through voicemail.
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  • So set up a special “Book Talk” phone number so students can submit their contributions from their cellphones
  • “Library Powered”
  • Interactive technologies have already galvanized the greater library community
  • The digitally re-shifted library will end the argument over flex vs. fixed scheduling once and for all by shifting to a new model.
  • The library is still functioning as the “Intel Inside,” but that doesn’t have to mean “In Your Presence.”
  • How else can libraries harness the power of 2.0 to provide services wherever and whenever they are needed?
  • screencasting
  • pathfinders
  • generated from keyword searches
  • but rather reconsidering what works best in meeting new challenges in a changing educational world.
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    Say good-bye to your mother's school library
Fran Hughes

Lexipedia - Where words have meaning - 2 views

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    online interactive thesaurus/dictionary
Fran Hughes

EDtalks.org   Sharon Friesen - Inquiry as a disposition - 1 views

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    Sharon talks about inquiry being a disposition cultivated during teaching and learning, rather than a process that "gets done" by students. She talks about successful inquiry leading to deep understanding, giving examples from her own experiences.
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