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Collaboration and Social Interaction

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 23, 2013

Guided inquiry design : a framework for inquiry in your school, by Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann K. Caspari.  370.154 KUH.

Presents a framework for changing the culture of the school into a collaborative inquiry community.    The Guided Inquiry process has eight phases: open, immerse, explore, identify, gather, create, share, and evaluate.  Students use museum resources on the web and in their community to engage in the real, interesting problems and questions that scientists, historians, and researchers are grappling with to understand our world. Arranged and organized to be a practical tool for implementing Guided Inquiry in school.

The Learning Commons : seven simple steps to transform your library, by Pamela Colburn Harland.  027.8 HAR.

The seven simple steps will streamline your library users’ information seeking and processing methods, provide your users with the ability to adapt easily to the future, and encourage all of your faculty and staff to work together. Includes photographs and concrete examples of the suggested strategies ; checklists at the end of each chapter serve as indicators for measuring progress.

Seven steps to an award-winning school library program, by Ann M. Martin.   Revised, second edition. 027.8 MAR

The “ultimate user’s guide for undertaking a critical examination of where a program is, and determining how to develop a collaborative approach to take it to where it should be, and beyond!”  Covers all the bases and goes step-by-step through the process.

iPADS in the library :  using tablet technology to enhance programs for all ages, by Joel A. Nichols. 025.50285 NIC

Outlines six compelling arguments for IPADS in the library : provide flexibility, are easy to use, iPads-and other tablets are books, relatively affordable, have iOS and hardware integration, and are popular.  This work contains library program ideas that incorporate tablet technology.  Each program plan is structured with goals, apps, planning notes, other required and optional books and materials, and step-by-step instructions.

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Enhancing teaching and learning : a leadership guide for school librarians, Third edition, by Jean Donham.  027.80973 DON.

Expands previous editions showing how school library professionals can effect change in their library programs by integrating these programs into the school’s overall instructional plan with collaboration between the library professional, school administrators, and the teaching staff.  Revised and updated with real-life examples of issues in school librarianship, current statics and research results on early learning, child poverty, and other topics.  A new chapter has been added on the “virtual school library”

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Reference skills for the school librarian : tools and tips, Third edition by Ann Morrow Riedling, Loretta Shake, and Cynthia Houston.  025.52778 RIE

Continues to provide essential information on reference in the school library.  Written for K-12 Librarians.  Presents helpful tools and easily applied strategies.  This textbook teaches basic reference processes, sources, services, and skills,  Provides authentic, real-world school library media reference scenarios, and exercises.  Includes terminology, techniques, research processes and models, with evaluation and selection strategies.

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Collaborating for inquiry-based learning : school librarians and teachers partner for student achievement, by Virginia L. Wallace and Whitney Norwood Husid.  371.3 WAL

Provides a step-by-step guide to collaborative lesson planning that promotes inquiry learning among students of various ages and abilities.  Directed at collaborative research projects that take advantage of the individual strengths of classroom teachers and school librarians.  The model can be used to create inquiry-based units that include prior knowledge ; higher-order thinking skills, essential  questions, information-search skills, research models, authentic assessments, rubrics, and reflection.  The guide also addresses student variables, standards, increased information literacy, and integration of Web 2.0 tools.

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