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Australian Curriculum Lessons - Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities and Games for Teachers Teaching in Australia

Australian Curriculum Lessons - Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities and Games for Teachers Teaching in Australia | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

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shm's curator insight, February 2, 2013 5:45 PM

South Australia based but has application within NSW too.

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Does It Matter What Books Your Library Has? — @lizb A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy

Does It Matter What Books Your Library Has? — @lizb A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year | The Daring Librarian

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year | The Daring Librarian | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

I'm usually not one for new year's resolutions. If I decide to do something the calendar doesn't matter & I've blown too many good resolutions to believe an arbitrary day will make a diff. BUT...there are a few things that are easily done & feels great for a SUPER GEEKY SAFE....errm Aware! New Year. (There is no *safe* on the Interwebs, only Aware!)


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Jill Runstrom's curator insight, February 4, 2013 3:20 PM

I love the Daring Librarian. She works in Washington D.C. and her social media stuff is fabulous. This is a scoop that she posted and I rescooped it.

Ann Vega's curator insight, February 26, 2013 9:22 AM

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Great Books for Boys | Kidsreads

Great Books for Boys | Kidsreads | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Founder Carol Fitzgerald frequently has been told by mothers how difficult it is to get their sons to read. Some are busy participating in sports and other extracurricular activities, watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet, while others simply don't like to read, no matter how much free time they may have.

This inspired her to enlist her son Cory, an avid reader, to compile a list of books that he thinks are great reads for boys. Included are series titles and stand-alone fiction that cover a variety of genres: fantasies, mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure novels and historical fiction. While many of these selections also will appeal to girls, they especially will capture the attention of boys, who often are much more reluctant readers."


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140+ Books for the Boys of YA

140+ Books for the Boys of YA | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"...we’d like to present this wall of over 140 books that we think will speak to the boys of YA. They’re full of adventure, magic, real-world issues, and romance. Some of them are even written by - *gasp* - women. They give us all kinds of male figures: strong, brave, struggling, emotional, confused, and yes - even a few great role models. Most of all, they give us great stories for any reader -- almost all of these books appeal to us as adult women even though we are probably not the target audience from a marketing perspective. That being said, while we do think that there will always be outlier readers who feel comfortable reading anything and everything (and we love them for it), we also realize that it might be a struggle to hand-sell a book with a girl in a dress on the cover or a romance-driven plot to the "average" boy. We'd love to think of this list as a tool for educators, librarians, parents, and teens to find a great read for the boys in their lives, but anyone who enjoys a great story will find something in this wall of books."


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Storybird - Artful storytelling

Storybird - Artful storytelling | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Recommending this one to the teacher librarians out there: Storybird http://t.co/E0SpmAG4...

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25 of the Most Wonderful Book Covers of the Year

25 of the Most Wonderful Book Covers of the Year | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

In this week's Y.A. for Grownups column I'm paying special homage to the oft under-applauded but always important art of the books; specifically, the cover art that's appeared on books published for teens and middle-grade audiences this year.

 

-Jen Doll


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Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Greetings from Boston and  BLC12 (Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference ).  If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter. Welcome t...
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R.L. Stine reveals his new adult novel RED RAIN

New York Times bestselling author of the famed Goosebumps series, R.L. Stine is back with an adult horror novel.

 

 


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Joyce Valenza Shares a Secret Search Tool - The Digital Shift

Joyce Valenza Shares a Secret Search Tool - The Digital Shift | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Joyce Valenza knows a thing or two about search. But the techie teacher librarian, it seems, has happened upon something new. Recently she’s tried an overlooked feature of one of her favorite resources, LibGuides, to access the best resources via the expert hive.

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Let Me Think : Adventures in a School Library: Your table is ready now

Let Me Think : Adventures in a School Library: Your table is ready now | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
This infographic provides some perspective on just how immersed the modern teenager is in technology.

 

A MUST read

http://mashable.com/2012/05/03/teenager-infographi/

 


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Are Librarians Still Important? |

Are Librarians Still Important? | | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"The link between strong school library programs and student achievement is well documented. Today's librarian is less a stern guardian of the collection and more like a curator, eager to share resources she has found and the skills it takes to distinguish good information from bad. "As certified librarians with a master's degree, our focus is on teaching our students," says Young. "If a principal understands that, that's a huge hurdle [overcome] right there."


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Mrs. ReaderPants: Fun Ideas for Library Orientation

Mrs. ReaderPants: Fun Ideas for Library Orientation | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Great collection of videos for library orientation AND a link to Order in the Library via Wayback Machine!


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Now available: Suggested texts for the English K-10 Syllabus

Now available: Suggested texts for the English K-10 Syllabus | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Chief Executive of the Board of Studies, Carol Taylor, recently visited Russell Lea Infants School, Five Dock to launch the Suggested texts for the English K­–10 Syllabus. In developing the list of texts, the need to provide teachers with a range of choice was an important consideration. The result is a variety of genres, perspectives and themes with good representation of Australian and international authors, the classics, poetry and plays as well as films, picture books, graphic novels, media and multimedia texts.

 

 


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Fiction Factor - Creating Characters

Fiction Factor - Creating Characters | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Articles to help you design and create realistic characters for your novel or short story, creating characters and villains for your novel
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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

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Anne McLean's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:34 PM

School libraries need to be hip, cool and relevant to the demands of their school communities.  Kids love this modern approach and feel welcome in their school library.

Sue Kowalski's comment, February 23, 2013 11:25 AM
We need to empower ALL to be part of the CURATION that way they are MAKING and ENGAGING not just receiving
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Ally Condie's 'Reached' hits best-seller list - USA TODAY

Ally Condie's 'Reached' hits best-seller list - USA TODAY | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Author Ally Condie says a "casual conversation about marriage" with her husband, an economics professor at Brigham Young University, triggered the most popular series of books for teens.


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iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says

iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

IPADS and laptops will soon replace books in school libraries, a northern suburbs principal says.


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Turn off Google and go to the library

Turn off Google and go to the library | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Librarians are pathologically helpful. Google could care less.


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Flipping the Classroom - LiveBinder

Ideas, best practices, information, strategies, tools to flip the classroom...
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The future of the book, and libraries

The future of the book, and libraries | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"It is really hard to think about the future of the book and not link it to the future of libraries. But increasingly it seems that this is something we must do. The nature of the book will change..."


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BEYOND BOY BOOKS AND GIRL BOOKS by Lea Kelley

BEYOND BOY BOOKS AND GIRL BOOKS by Lea Kelley | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
”Lea,” he said, “does a great job getting boys to read girl books.” I panicked ... When you're helping a boy find a book, slip off the book jacket, talk up the football side of the story, and encourage him to read a chapter.

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Library Displays

Library Displays | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

How have I not seen this?  Awesome ideas for displays!  My aides are making the Talking Book speech bubbles today!


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Why School Libraries Matter

A school library helps each school meet its mission of each student learning and achieving academic success.

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The Lure of a Good Book: Who's Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Lure of a Good Book: Who's Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
HipType studied the DNA of a successful book as well as the reading habits of men and women, and found some surprises.

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