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Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon's Kindle Unlimited

Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon's Kindle Unlimited | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect...

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Today I offered a student an ebook version of a book she wanted as the print version is out on loan.  She opted for putting the print version on hold and taking out the next in the series instead.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 30, 9:26 AM

With so much scariness out there, Dave concludes: "Thank goodness there are librarians who long ago realized that it is not the size of your collection, but the reach of your community that really matters."

gwynethjones's curator insight, July 31, 1:02 PM

I am so glad that level headed librarian professionals are out there reassuring us that we are still vital and the new tech innovations that come out are an enhancement and not a replacement.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 31, 9:00 PM

And they should and at the same transform finding new roles to play in communities.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Why Development Begins with Women | Impatient Optimists

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Comma story - Terisa Folaron

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It isn't easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade.
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Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Comic and Video Versions of The Pit and the Pendulum

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Did Microsoft Buy Minecraft for eLearning? | eLearning Mind

Did Microsoft Buy Minecraft for eLearning? | eLearning Mind | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Microsoft just paid $2.5 billion to acquire the makers of Minecraft, perhaps the most popular game in history. Read to see the eLearning implications of this deal.
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Starfish

By Tiffany from Colorado Springs, Colorado Do you remember the old story of the little girl tossing washed up starfish from a beach back into the ocean? The one where a storm had beached thousands of...
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find and Credit Creative Commons Images from Flickr

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Visual Guide to Creative Commons Licenses

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Free Technology for Teachers: Try the New Add-ons for Google Forms

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SCIS | Taking the guesswork out of genre

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Brendan Eichholzer looks at different ways of shelving fiction and genre in school libraries, demonstrating how SCIS works to create an accessible library catalogue where every physical item has a distinct and logical place.
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Simple Yet Powerful Formative Assessment of IR with Sarah Rust

Simple Yet Powerful Formative Assessment of IR with Sarah Rust | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Every Wednesday is Independent Reading (IR) day here in our Language Arts classes here at NHS.  Today, Language Arts teacher Sarah Rust, one of our awesome collaborative partners, did this very sim...
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Written Conversation Strategies PD with Our NHS Faculty

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My fellow librarian Jennifer Lund and I were delighted yesterday to have the opportunity to do an hour PD session on Harvey Daniels' written conversation strategies with our NHS Faculty.  Roug...
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The royal tweet: Queen sends first Twitter message

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What About The Books?

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As part of our international series, Caroline Gregory shares her challenges and the ways she overcame them to ensure the best learning environment for her students… The first international library I...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Halloween Themed Educational Activities

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Free Technology for Teachers: 6 Uses for Evernote in the Classroom

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How to Use the Flickr CC Attribution Helper - YouTube

How to Use the Flickr CC Attribution Helper - YouTube | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Flickr CC Attribution Helper is a bookmarklet that will properly format attributions for Creative Commons licensed images found on Flickr.
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Teacher Tales: Starfish

By Tiffany from Colorado Springs, Colorado Do you remember the old story of the little girl tossing washed up starfish from a beach back into the ocean? The one where a storm had beached thousands of...
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[Poster] Which Creative Commons License is Right for me?

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The poster explains the rules associated with the various types of Creative Commons license visually and helps you pick the right license for sharing your work.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Updated Flickr CC Attribution Tool

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Free Technology for Teachers: PicMonkey + Thinglink = Interactive Collages

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Free Technology for Teachers: Paper Doesn't Have a New Browser Window

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Pre-Search and Mindmapping to Narrow a Topic Focus

Pre-Search and Mindmapping to Narrow a Topic Focus | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
In my last post, I shared how we were moving deeper with our second round of more targeted pre-search after students had narrowed topic choices to one from their work with the first phase of pre-se...
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Let's go to Google! (Google Teacher Academy #GTAATX)

Let's go to Google! (Google Teacher Academy #GTAATX) | 21st Century School Libraries | Scoop.it
Today's students will live in a world we can't even begin to describe. If we continue to teach them as we have in the past, they'll never be ready for the future. That's why we have to ditch our te...
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