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Stop telling people to love libraries - Library AF - Medium - 0 views

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    4 ways to flip advocacy on its head. it's about doing not talking.
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Finding Age Appropriate Books for Gifted Readers - 0 views

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    Some ideas about where to find age-appropriate reading materials for gifted children.
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'The most loudest library ever': Booklover goes the way of shushing staff as community ... - 0 views

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    Article that discusses how libraries continue to change from the traditional stereotype
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4 resources for fighting fake news - Innovation: Education - 0 views

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    A post that discusses some resources that will help you teach your students to find accurate information, manage their social media feeds and make good choices about what to share
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[infographic] Fake news or real news? 10 tips to getting the facts for yourself - Stone... - 0 views

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    This useful infographic is based on the article and a link provided to a google doc, False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical "News" Sources, prepared by Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College.
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10 Podcasts That Promote Reading - The Tech Edvocate - 0 views

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    "These iPod-based audio broadcasts encompass a wide variety of subjects, such as entrepreneurship, politics, history, to entertaining series on serial killers. These downloadable series can be subscribed to, so you automatically get the next installment. However, podcasts can be utilized in the classroom, especially to promote literacy.
    By using podcasts in conjunction with their transcripts, or by finding engaging podcasts that discuss books benefit students' different learning styles. Podcasts bring together reading, writing, analysis, listening, language and many other ELA Common Core Standards (source). Here is a list of 10 podcasts that promote reading."
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Getting Critical About Critical Thinking | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Critical thinking is when the brain is active, making connections to the material and applying original thought to the concept. It's the difference between struggling to remember ("ugh!") and struggling to solve ("yeah!")." Whilst all kids think, not all activities trigger critical thinking. There are some ideas here that use targeted approaches and strategies to cause those young brains to work.
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10 Reasons to Create Makerspaces in Your School - The Edvocate - 0 views

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    10 things to consider when thinking about creating a makerspace in your classroom.. These should assist you to understand why you would consider it and encouragement to do it.
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School Librarians of Rhode Island Raising the Profile of Their Profession | School Libr... - 0 views

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    The School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLRI) found that the image students, and parents in particular, held of Rhode Island public school libraries was behind the times. It was clear that perception needed to evolve along with reality.What they decided to do is explained.
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Building Choice Into Your Students' Reading | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Make the goal for a literacy-rich classroom and expose students to as many different types of books as possible in order for them to continue to grow in their love of reading or to find an entry point for reading. Lots of ideas mentioned here
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An interview with Michael Geist: copyright reform in Canada and beyond - Creative Commons - 0 views

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    "The issue of supporting and expanding copyright exceptions for education is on the table now within the context of the reassessment of the EU copyright rules, the international agenda at WIPO, and other national level copyright reforms"
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    "The issue of supporting and expanding copyright exceptions for education is on the table now within the context of the reassessment of the EU copyright rules, the international agenda at WIPO, and other national level copyright reforms"
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Diigo - HyperDocs and the teacher librarian - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 0 views

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    HyperDocs are perfect opportunities to grow teacher librarian/ classroom teacher partnerships.
    A true extension of what TLs do or should be doing in a hyperlinked information landscape, HyperDocs are all about curation and collaboration, instruction based on engaged inquiry, as well as our mission to inspire learning communities to think, create, share and grow.
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    HyperDocs are perfect opportunities to grow teacher librarian/ classroom teacher partnerships.

    A true extension of what TLs do or should be doing in a hyperlinked information landscape, HyperDocs are all about curation and collaboration, instruction based on engaged inquiry, as well as our mission to inspire learning communities to think, create, share and grow.
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How To Create Templates in Google Slides - YouTube - 0 views

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    Video that shows you how to create templates in Google Slides. Google Slides is a presentation tool that allows you to create and share presentations for free online.
    "If you don't want to create your own template from scratch, there are tools out there that can help you out. Slides Carnival offers free basic templates for Google Slides and Powerpoint. They have different template categories to browse through like Simple, Creative, Inspirational, and Formal."
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Why Makerspaces Are the Key to Innovation - The Tech Edvocate - 0 views

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    This is an interesting article about how we can foster creativity, communication and thinking skills. Libraries can play an important role libraries in creating these areas.
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25 Years On, Melina Marchetta Talks 'Looking For Alibrandi' - 0 views

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    This year Marchetta is appearing as an ambassador at the Emerging Writers' Festival She says "I felt very nurtured in the early days by writers such as John Marsden and Isobelle Carmody and I've always found it important to follow their example". This interview takes her back to the original novel and focuses on celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Looking For Alibrandi."
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4 Digital Tools That Help Students Practice Integrity | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    There are 4 tools discussed here, that offer students a platform to demonstrate their honesty, courage, and integrity in the classroom.
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Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 1 views

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    A digital storytelling wheel that features quite a few interesting resources that your students could use in class to create and share digital stories.  They have been organized into 3 types: iPad apps , Android apps, and Web tools for digital storytelling.
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Teaching Why Facts Still Matter | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Article discusses "how we can motivate students for the noble pursuit of truth and help them see why it still matters.
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