Canada | BiS A number of Canadian public libraries are pioneering a new service delivery model, which emphasizes collaborative service development and delivery, with library staff and the communities the library serves. Through this community-led service framework, library staff work with communities to understand their needs and deliver services that meet those needs, often devoting significant time outside the library walls. This article highlights two Canadian urban libraries which have embraced the community-led service approach, in order to remain relevant in our ever-changing environment.
On Pinterest | What I Learned Today… Blog post from @nengard. Pinterest (& other social media tools) & fair use. Pinterest does one thing and does that one thing very well – it’s an image sharing/bookmarking tool.
What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you A tool to assist with find something you might like to read based on another book you have enjoyed. Not fool-proof but offers a starting point. Easy to use: “Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.”
Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians ”In order to better communicate to our community members what “21st century skills” are all about, we created a brand or “taglines” for the 21st century skills of the Colorado Academic Standards. On this site, you will find message templates (sample e-mails, letters, newsletter blurbs, brochures, and even videos) containing these taglines and targeting specific stakeholder audiences in order to promote school librarians as 21st century skills experts.”
numberphile’s Channel – YouTube Numberphile is n interesting YouTube channel about fun number facts. There are currently thirty-three videos in the Numberphile collection. The videos cover things like 998,001 and its Mysterious Recurring Decimals, Pi and Bouncing Balls, and 1 and Prime Numbers.
At One School, iPods Help Improve Reading Scores — THE Journal ”After noticing an uptick in ELL and other students with below average reading scores at his school, Skip Johnson, principal at El Crystal Elementary in San Bruno, CA, created a forward-thinking reading program pairing iPods and print books that has helped to successfully boost reading comprehension scores among non proficient readers”
How Are Wikis Really Being Used in the K-12 Classroom? ”Social media usage at the K-12 level has exploded over recent years, with some 40% of teachers saying they use blogs or wikis in the classroom. But what does wiki usage in the K-12 classroom really look like? How are teachers and students using them? And are these online learning opportunities equitably distributed across different socioeconomic populations?”
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