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Barnett, Cassandra – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Everyone has an object that holds a special meaning. It is human nature to collect these objects and value the stories they tell. Entire buildings have been built just to hold and display such items. Museums not only house these objects but help us connect to the past and our culture as well as the culture of others. In the state of Arkansas, few…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Museums, School Libraries, Librarians
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Johnson, Janine – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Whether you have a well-equipped Virtual Reality (VR) lab or are still questioning how to get started, you can be sure that virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality (VR, AR, and MR) experiences are not fads soon to fade away. In that case, then what better place than the school library to "mess about" with VR/AR/MR and expand learners'…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Laboratories
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O'Connor, Mary Lou Caron – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Nothing is more fulfilling than a school library full of students hungry to learn--especially when they have all the tools and resources they need and, more importantly, a school librarian ready to help them gain the knowledge and understanding they need to apply technology to become fully digitally literate citizens. Therefore, it was very…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Resources, School Libraries, Elementary School Students
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Crockett, Lee Watanabe – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Librarians are leaders in growing global digital citizens. The libraries of the future are more than just housing centers for books and media. They are invigorating meeting places and communities where truly meaningful learning and discovery take place. As technology has transformed reading and learning, it has also transformed the vision of the…
Descriptors: Librarians, Role, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rothman, Allison – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Demands for school technology innovations, implementation of 1:1 device models, and increased interest in digital media highlight complicated issues such as funding, equity, and decision making for e-book collection development and programming in school libraries. School librarians considering purchase of e-books for school libraries still cannot…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, School Libraries, Public Schools, Educational Technology
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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
Bray, Marty – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Forsyth County Schools (FCS) is a rapidly growing school district just north of Atlanta, Georgia. It has approximately 45,000 students and is one of the top-ranked school districts in the state with a graduation rate of 94 percent and test scores to match this excellent graduation rate. The district has long been known as a leader in the area of…
Descriptors: Privacy, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, School Districts
Baker, Sheila F.; Willis, Jana – Knowledge Quest, 2016
A new teacher enters the classroom for the first time equipped with teaching strategies, technology-integration models, and classroom experiences acquired during his or her teacher preparation program. These new teachers are often unaware that down the hall exists their greatest resource for today's technologies and their strongest potential…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Fiehn, Barbara – Knowledge Quest, 2016
When was the last time you saw a student copying from a print reference source? As print sources gather dust, digital materials' use grows. Digital materials are more to the liking of students raised with technology in hand. For young learners, the process of on-screen copy and paste has made replication with pen and paper obsolete. As digital…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Ethics
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Turner, Heather – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Heather Turner is school librarian at Solvay Middle School in Syracuse, New York. She states that "a school library is a space that continues to evolve with the needs of its users. It is unique among spaces in that it impacts the entire school." Creating a space for the needs of all students is a mighty undertaking, and the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Librarians, School Libraries, Space Utilization
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Green, Lucy Santos – Knowledge Quest, 2014
The school library profession has begun to develop a reputation for tech-savviness. Several school librarians are nationally recognized technology leaders and present at conferences where instructional technology is at the forefront. Unfortunately, while school librarians have done a wonderful job of marketing their technological expertise in the…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, School Libraries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Watters, Audrey – Knowledge Quest, 2014
The promise is that education technologies will reshape the ways in which we teach and learn, the ways in which we read and write and communicate. Indeed, new hardware and new software are often marketed to schools and libraries with language that stresses their transformative and innovative potential, even when, upon closer inspection, it may…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Influence of Technology, Reading Improvement, Reading Programs
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Johnston, Melissa P. – Knowledge Quest, 2013
The explosion of technology and information has resulted in major changes in education in the twenty-first century. School librarians have a vital role to play in efforts to ensure that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and participate in the digital society of the twenty-first century. This role presents an…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Partnerships in Education, Technology Integration
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Cravey, Nancy – Knowledge Quest, 2013
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts affords school librarians and their planning committees an opportunity to reinvigorate their roles in the school as curators of the school library collection, innovators in the use of instructional technology, and leaders in instructional planning. By focusing on these…
Descriptors: Technology Planning, Planning Commissions, Library Role, State Standards
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Hamilton, Buffy – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Much of the literature about participatory learning in schools and libraries is dominated by adult voices. What do sites of participatory learning look like from the student perspective? What does it mean to student learners to develop and apply the four practices of participation--create, circulate, collaborate, and connect? How does…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, High School Students, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning
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