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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Marita Thomson

Marita Thomson

Best and Worst Learning Strategies: Why Highlighting is a Waste of Time | TIME.com - 42 views

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    In a world as fast-changing and full of information as our own, every one of us-from schoolchildren to college students to working adults-needs to know how to learn well. Yet the evidence suggests that most of us don't use the learning techniques that science has proven most effective. Worse, research finds that the learning strategies we do commonly employ-like re-reading and highlighting-are among the least effective.
Marita Thomson

Laser Lace Letters - 7 Tangible Steampunk Stories by Haley Moore - Kickstarter - 10 views

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    Kickstarter project: Laser Lace Letters is a series of tangible stories where you become a steampunk detective on the trail of a string of mysterious disappearances. At the heart of each story is a beautiful, laser cut cameo handmade in felt by artist Haley Moore.
Marita Thomson

Moby Dick Big Read - 13 views

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    Audio chapter a day starting Sept 2012. Beautifully read by a different reader each chapter, from famous actors to politicians to ordinary locals from the Plymouth area. Each chapter also includes a custom designed art work.
Marita Thomson

Lawrence Public Library - 24 views

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    The staff of the Teen Zone has compiled a list to help you find your next favorite book, whether you loved The Hunger Games for the action and adventure, the love triangle, or the dystopian elements.
Marita Thomson

Search Tip for Students: Try Predicting Your Search Results | MindShift - 36 views

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    Just as having students predict answers to math problems is a way of creating more meaningful learning, prediction can be a useful strategy in successful searching too.
Marita Thomson

aliaschools - home - 23 views

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    ALIA Schools promotes the interests of school libraries and teacher librarians, provides opportunities for professional development, lobbies for school libraries with state and local groups, liaises with other groups, identifies and analyses current trends in teacher librarianship, and maintains the profile of teacher librarianship within ALIA.
Marita Thomson

Asian review of books - 10 views

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    Latest reviews are linked here. Excellent coverage of childrens and YA.
Marita Thomson

Knowledge 2.0 - LiveBinder - 37 views

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    Infowhelm - coping with the information abyss. Live binder from Judy O'Connell.
Marita Thomson

Wyatt's World: Creating RA Trilogies for Readers - Library Journal Reviews - 12 views

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    With authors such as Anthony Horowitz and P.D. James picking up the threads of past masters, it is a good time to think about creating RA trilogies for readers. By daisy-chaining new, classic, and backlist titles, you can link through your collection and start patrons on threefold reading paths
Marita Thomson

10 Learning Paradigms that can be implemented by Teacher Librarians « NovaNews - 28 views

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    "Much has been written about the role of Teacher Librarians in our schools.   Sadly though, much of it is lamentations about the decreasing numbers of Teacher Librarians manning our school libraries.  Every so often though, I come across inspiring words that do much to remind us of the incredible skill and value held by this professional group."
Marita Thomson

Plagiarism-detection software earns middling grades - 15 views

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    Comparison study of 26 services: Five systems -- TurnItIn, PlagAware, Ephorus, PlagScan and Urkund -- detected about 70% to 63% of the plagiarism in five test papers uniformly submitted, a "C-" grade in the German University system, Weber-Wulff says, awarding them a "partially useful" score, top honors among the services. Others did even worse, including at least one system that may be a front for helping cheaters evade the popular TurnItIn system.
Marita Thomson

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami - Books - Random House Books Australia - 5 views

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    Book trailer.
Marita Thomson

Macbeth Interactive Motion Comic - 37 views

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    Macbeth - The Interactive Graphic Novel breathes new life into Classical Comics' award-winning Shakespeare play. Unlike no motion comic before, this animated graphic novel boasts a choice of three text versions and a full audio soundtrack. Featuring professional voice actors, including the talents of the eminent Sir Derek Jacobi and the fabulous Juliet Stevenson in the title roles. Other actors are: Sean Barratt, Glen McCready, Allison Petitt, John Foley and Ian Masters. Sit back and watch Shakespeare's most dramatic tragedy unfold, or take control and switch between Original, Plain and Quick Text versions at the click of a button. See it, hear it and fully experience the tragedy that is so feared, no actor will ever say its name ... Macbeth.
Marita Thomson

Product Development: 9 Steps for Creative Problem Solving [INFOGRAPHIC] - 20 views

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    This infographic presents nine major steps toward creative problem solving for new product development.
Marita Thomson

ALA | Case Study: Factors leading to retention of school librarians - 26 views

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    The number of U.S. school librarians has greatly diminished despite advocacy efforts on the local and national level. This case study investigated the factors that led governing board members in a mid-size urban high school district to retain certified school librarian positions despite a major economic crisis.
Marita Thomson

Introduction - Visual Arts - Library at The Illawarra Grammar School - 13 views

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    A guide to resources, information sources, audiovisual and language resources about and for Visual Arts.
Marita Thomson

Library Team 2.0 Innovators Enablers Inhibitors - 13 views

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    Camilla Elliott presentation from ASLA 2011 Sydney.
Marita Thomson

Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students | Edutopia - 14 views

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    It's all about Think Aloud, that age-old trick of simply narrating everything you are doing as the wiser, more experienced brain in the room. Narrate your decisions and your rationale and you will be teaching your students how to make good decisions online and off. Good behavior online is trickle down, after all. Model it, live it, talk about it. It's all "using" technology.
Marita Thomson

Library Reports: 2011-2012 - Google Docs - 14 views

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    Nice template for monthly library report.
Marita Thomson

NYR reading themed crafts - 18 views

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    Looking for craft ideas on the theme of reading for Year of Reading? Find some here and add your own to this collaborative document.
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