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Umbach, Ken – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Considers how computer technology is affecting classrooms and school libraries. Examples of elementary and secondary school uses of computers in California classrooms are given; teacher education for use of the World Wide Web is described; and the role of teachers and library media specialists is discussed. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Resources Centers
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Harada, Violet H. – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Describes efforts by the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) to develop a professional community for library media specialists through ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference programs and the construction of an AASL Web site devoted to issues and topics related to effective teaching and learning behaviors. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Conferences, Learning Processes, Learning Resources Centers, Learning Strategies
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Toben, Janice – Knowledge Quest, 1997
Discusses emotional literacy, which combines emotions, intelligence, and literacy, and suggests ways to increase emotional intelligence in school libraries and classrooms. Emotional literacy skills include self-awareness, empathy, social problem solving, mood management, and the understanding of motivation. (LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Information Literacy
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Vandergrift, Kay E. – Knowledge Quest, 1997
Discussion of library media specialists and technological change focuses on the use of the World Wide Web. Highlights include teaching and learning issues; roles of the library media specialist, including teacher and instructional partner; designing Web sites; and student-created Web pages. (LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Learning Strategies, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Thomas, Margie Klink – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Provides an annotated bibliography of publications related to resource-based learning, which is defined as a student-centered learning environment grounded in learning theory in which the teacher and the library-media specialist collaborate to help students with information needs, information retrieval, analyzing and synthesizing the information,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs
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Grover, Robert; Blume, Shelia; Dickerson, Jane; Fox, Carol; Kreiser, Latane; Lakin, Jacqueline McMahon; Losey, Betsy; McConkey, Roma; Schumacher, Mary; Talab, Rosemary – Knowledge Quest, 1999
The Kansas Association of School Librarians (KASL) developed and tested a model that enables library media specialists to work with all grade levels and most subject areas to plan units of integrated information-skills instruction and to assess this instruction. The "Handy 5" Model (using Big Six framework) is explained, and research…
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Skills, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Mancall, Jacqueline C.; Stafford, Brian; Zanger, Colleen – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Discusses the American Association of School Librarian's technology initiative, ICONnect. Components include the following: online courses on Internet use in schools; curriculum connections, providing links to resources and projects; KidsConnect, a question-answering/help/referral service for K-12; ICPrize, rewarding collaborative teams of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Resources
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Coatney, Sharon – Knowledge Quest, 1999
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) establishes high standards for what teachers should know and be able to do and operates a national voluntary system to assess and certify teachers who meet these standards. The five core propositions endorsed by the NBPTS are listed and goals for school librarian certification are…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians
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Raines, Drucie – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Presents tips for media specialists attending conferences, with a focus on the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Ninth National Conference and Exhibition. Highlights include listing vendors and products, arriving at author signing booths early, taking a methodical tour of the exhibit hall after visiting the "must-see"…
Descriptors: Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits, Guidelines
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Tatum, Beverly Daniel; Brown, Phyllis C. – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Provides an overview of a two-year demonstration project in which open discussions of racism, with teachers, parents, and middle school students, are an integral part of a school-based intervention designed to improve interethnic relations among youth and promote educational equity in the district. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Equal Education, Ethnicity, Intervention
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White, Maureen – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Discusses translated children's picture books and compares them with Caldecott medal winners. Examines languages, genres, and subjects common to translations and lists approximate interest level. Tables include recommended list of translated children's books organized by year, genres of translated books, subject of translated books, and positive…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences
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Bermudez, Pedro R.; Lindahl, Lois T. – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Discusses educational reform efforts that will change the school culture and improve instructional programs and includes a list of terms that represent the language of school reform. Understanding these terms might serve to influence the change process in schools that are thinking about or are actually engaged in systemic reform initiatives.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Vocabulary
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Sato, Claire; Anderson, Thomas; Sakuda, Katherine – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Describes an integrated curriculum project for fourth graders in a Hawaiian elementary school with a highly transient population. The project, ALOHA (Active Learners on Hawaiian Adventures) was developed to motivate students in learning about Hawaii's culture and ecosystems. Cooperation between the library media specialist, technology coordinator,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development
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Millen, Jean; Millen, George – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Describes the process of building a new media center at Crestige South Elementary School in Centerview, Missouri. Discusses fund-raising efforts of the parent-teacher organization, the floor plan drawn up by the library media specialist, and the construction. Provides suggestions for rural school-library media specialists and school patrons for…
Descriptors: Building Design, Building Plans, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Education
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Everhart, Nancy – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Presents a discussion of the findings from reading-motivation research applied to computerized reading-management programs for elementary school students. Highlights include criticism of computerized reading management programs; intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; tangible and intangible rewards; methodological concerns for researchers; and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Literature Reviews, Reading Motivation
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