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Great Kid Books: Audiobooks for teens: June is Audiobook Month (ages 13-16) - 1 views

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    Some ideas here to get you started. "What draws teens into a story more than anything? Voice. They want to read about a teen that's going through intense experiences--whether it's realistic fiction or fantasy. There are many brilliant YA audiobooks. The author shares a few of their favorites.
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Choose The Best Search For Your Information Need - Laptop Study - 1 views

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    Useful list. Nicely organised with brief annotations
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Do students lose depth in digital reading? - The Tech Edvocate - 0 views

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    An interesting article comparing the ways in which we read in print and onscreen. The author discusses the results he gathered between 2013 and 201. He obtained data from 429 university students drawn from five countries (the U.S., Japan, Germany, Slovenia and India).

    The students in my study reported that print was aesthetically more enjoyable, saying things such as "I like the smell of paper" or that reading in print is "real reading." What's more, print gave them a sense of where they were in the book - they could "see" and "feel" where they were in the text.
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The Inquiry Process | Trevor MacKenzie - 0 views

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    The graphic is titled the Inquiry Process and offers a visual representation (a map) of the inquiry journey together.
    "At its essence, inquiry takes learners on personalized learning pathways that are often unique in their details as well as when they meet particular benchmarks phases.  This map allows learners to visualize where we will go and understand that although our individual journeys may be unique, we are all in a similar landscape that provides connections across topics and questions in the processes we all follow."
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Stop telling people to love libraries - Library AF - Medium - 1 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 - 1 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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Paraplegics learn to walk after years with the help of virtual reality and exoskeletons... - 0 views

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    "Researchers had created a brain-machine interface (BMI) that allowed Pinto to control a robotic exoskeleton for the symbolic kickoff at São Paulo's Corinthians Arena."
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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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