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Cathy Oxley

Planning for the Reading Conference - 6 views

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    Reading conferences and how to structure them.
Cathy Oxley

Recovering the Classics - 13 views

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    New classic book covers
Carla Shinn

8 Ways to Rescue Public School Libraries From Becoming Obsolete - 34 views

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    There is really no reason why school libraries should fear competing sources of information. With the right adjustments, K-12 libraries can work alongside the rest of the data that students access on a daily basis. Remaining relevant is simply a matter of carrying foundational ideals forward and adapting to an ever-changing information culture.
Cathy Oxley

Worth Reading? Worth Sharing! - 24 views

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    LibraryMonitor reading reviews by Sue Osborne.
Carla Shinn

2015 Banned Books Week to Focus on YA Lit - 20 views

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    By on This year's Banned Books Week (BBW, September 27 to October 3) will celebrate books written for teens, the BBW National Committee announced on April 22. This annual event to raise awareness about the freedom to read has long been a staple in libraries, schools, and bookstores, especially those serving young adults.
Carla Shinn

Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech - 23 views

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    "Libraries and librarians are at the forefront and often the hub of the school. They are a community resource, a public face, a service profession, a helping hand, relationship builders, collaborators, and educational technology leaders. Librarians of 2015 are not the same librarians you remember from 1985. They still order books and teach research skills, but it is very rare to hear them shushing students, or hiding meekly behind the stacks. Librarians wear a number of hats and information literacy is closely tied to educational technology."
Jennifer Lane

TED-Ed Blog» Blog Archive » 20 books to read in 2015: TED-Ed Educators share ... - 45 views

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    If one of your New Year's Resolutions was the classic "read more books" and you haven't so much as opened a magazine, we're here to provide some inspiration. TED-Ed asked a few of our favorite educators to weigh in on the best books in their subject - for students, teachers and lifelong learners alike - to crack into during 2015. Here, find a list of their top 5 picks in literature, science, math and history.
Cathy Oxley

16ChildrensBookCharactersInCourt Infographic - 25 views

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    Villains from children's literature and how they would fare in court today.
Carla Shinn

What Is Literature For? - 21 views

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    Video from The School of Life, a cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life. http://www.theschooloflife.com/ Site includes a classroom and library (archive of study resources).
Cathy Oxley

Poster - What Should I Read Next? - 68 views

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    Free YA reading poster with some great headings.
Carla Shinn

The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture a Book by Its Cover - 21 views

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    "Peter Mendelsund estimates he's designed "somewhere between 600 and 1,000 book covers," ranging from Crime and Punishment to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.... Now Mendelsund has designed the covers for two new books of his own. Cover is a collection of hundreds of his book covers, including many that were rejected, along with commentaries on his technique. What We See When We Read is about how words give rise to images in our minds." Article and podcast
Cathy Oxley

Rediscovering the joy of reading - Scotch College - 30 views

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    "Books open minds, hearts and worlds of opportunity."
Carla Shinn

Reading Can Help Reduce Stress - 1 views

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    "Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds, according to new research. "
Carla Shinn

17 Books To Read If You Liked "The Fault In Our Stars" - 28 views

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    These YA coming-of-age novels will make you cry, laugh, and appreciate life. Okay? Okay.
Cathy Oxley

Favorite Staff Pet Survey - I Paws to Read - 7 views

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    Contra Costa County Library reading promotion idea, encouraging kids to vote for their favourite pet belonging to library staff.
Brette Correy

Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To? - 24 views

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    Text and audio from NPR reporting on a roundup of studies put together by Common Sense Media.
Carla Shinn

'The Fault in Our Stars' Author John Green on Fandom and His Favorite YA Romances - 26 views

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    "So, when The Wire sat down with Green-a YA superstar who has amassed a fervent following through his novels and his online antics with his brother, Hank-thoughts of fandom and Green's own cultural loves were in the air. "
Carla Shinn

Get On Board the Book Speed Dating Train - 29 views

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    Great way to help teens find the right read. There are many ways to modify the event and make it something you can do anytime classes come in to select a book.
Carla Shinn

Why World Read Aloud Day is my favorite holiday - 8 views

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    To raise awareness of the educational challenges that many children face, a non-profit organization called LitWorld has designated the first Wednesday of every March "World Read Aloud Day."
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