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Berg, Kat; Kramer, Jenni; Werle, Misti – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In an effort to carry out the work of Bismarck (ND) Public Schools, while implementing the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries," the district has started training school librarians to be the backbone of the project-based learning (PBL)…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Librarians, School Libraries, Library Role
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Sturge, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many elementary schools across the nation the library looks like a revolving door of classes. Classroom teachers come and drop off their classes for a lesson at a set time during the week. The school librarian teaches a lesson in isolation while the classroom teacher has a planning period. There is little time for collaboration. There is even…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Libraries, Public Schools, Readiness
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Gilstrap, Calypso – Knowledge Quest, 2019
After spending the summer aligning the AASL Standards Framework for Learners with state standards and county learner profile, author Calypso Gilstrap claims a new passion for the impact school librarians have in teaching students the workplace skills employers desire. According to research conducted recently for the Association of American…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Standards, Middle Schools
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Lewallen, Kate – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Breakout boxes are similar to the escape rooms that have popped up all over the country in the past few years. In an escape room, you and your friends are locked in a room and given a scenario and a time limit. You must work together to solve a number of puzzles to get out of the room before time runs out. Breakout boxes center around boxes, each…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, School Libraries, Library Materials, Inquiry
Alvarez, Vivian – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Besides being a social experience, tabletop games can serve as intrinsic educational tools that tap into students' needs and interests, inspiring them to find motivation in applying new knowledge to their academic work. Why? Because, as with school, every game has a very specific set of rules by which participants must abide. Experiences with…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Public Libraries, Educational Games, Video Games
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Hobbs, Renee – Knowledge Quest, 2017
It's indisputable: disinformation, hoaxes, propaganda, and hyper-partisanship are increasingly global phenomena. Educators, librarians, policymakers, and community leaders are wondering about the implications of the changing information landscape. Anyone can publish and promote anything, and increasing political polarization is being combined with…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Misconceptions
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Barker, Kelsey; Holden, Paige – Knowledge Quest, 2017
While beneficial to student engagement and learning outcomes, student-created research questions require a shift in thinking for the teaching team, which is made up of the school librarian, classroom teacher(s), and other specialists designing the inquiry learning experience. For librarians leading inquiry learning, this shift can seem difficult…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment
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McNair, Ellen L. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
The creation and identification of high-yield practices for empowering students to think, wonder, and own their learning is a high priority for school librarians who value instructional leadership. Future-ready librarians are working to create flexible learning environments in which their students design solutions, consider possibilities, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Librarians, Role, Inquiry
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Cherry, Wayne R., Jr. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Storytelling is a part of who people are as humans. Melvil Dewey himself saw the need to catalog folktales and stories from the oral tradition in the 390s, a section dedicated to social customs. Stories form a part of the very fabric of who people are and give insight into the past as much, if not more so, than the histories. Teachers can leverage…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking
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Hurd, Molly – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Halifax Independent School is a small K-9 school where children learn in multi-age groups and in a setting where all the core subjects are integrated into the study of interesting themes such as Oceans, Nova Scotia, and Living Things. These themes last a whole year, involve the whole elementary school, and are designed to cover traditional subject…
Descriptors: Literacy, Geology, Mixed Age Grouping, Teaching Methods
Cahill, Maria; Bigheart, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Parents and caregivers can maximize children's engagement with educational television programming by co-viewing and discussing concepts and issues during and following episodes, and parents and caregivers can poach ideas and processes from these programs and apply them to their own interactions with children. School librarians might also consider…
Descriptors: Educational Television, Story Telling, Educational Benefits, School Libraries
Lyon, George Ella – Knowledge Quest, 2016
If adult attention is screen scrambled, what about kids, whose brains are still developing? In a world where we are over stimulated and hyperlinked-in we are deprived of the kind of time with a person or experience that deepens and sustains us. Here, poet laureate George Ella Lyon writes that the story circle can be such an experience. A school…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Story Reading, Attention, Time Management
Agosto, Denise E.; Abbas, June – Knowledge Quest, 2016
In thinking about teens and online risks, school librarians need to know researchers generally agree that, despite the popular image of pedophiles and criminals lurking online waiting to harm innocent young people, in reality social media use is only about as risky as most everyday social interactions in the offline world (Agosto and Abbas 2013).…
Descriptors: Social Media, Safety, Adolescents, Internet
Schutte, Annie – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Literacy does not happen in a single lesson or course. There are no shortcuts to gaining mastery over a skill set, whether it is reading literacy, information literacy and research skills, online literacy and digital citizenship, or visual literacy. School librarians dream about a perfect integrated curriculum: there is ample time for…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum, School Libraries
Coleman, Mary Catherine – Knowledge Quest, 2016
This past school year, the author set out to develop lessons that incorporated the design thinking process into her literature exploration curriculum in the school library. Design thinking is a term that the author has heard many times over the past few years in the context of education. Design thinking has been incorporated into the school…
Descriptors: Design, School Libraries, Cognitive Processes, Thinking Skills
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