Recently, a map showing the locations of the 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT has been circulating the web. CNN disputed that number. This is a response from the parent of one of the victims.
There are Nobel winners -- and now there are Noble winners. A new award -- the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity – will be presented to Laurence Copel, the founder of the Lower Ninth Ward Street Library in New Orleans."
Tuesday's school shooting in Oregon is the 74th since the beginning of 2013, according to data compiled by Everytown.org, a group that advocates against gun violence. Here is a map of all school shootings during that span, with circles proportional to the number of fatalities. Click or mouse over each circle to view information about the shooting.
For teachers, mobile devices in schools are used specifically as tools to enhance learning. In theadult mindset, there’s a time and a place for looking at photos or videos, playing a learning game in the context of a specific discipline, or making or listening to music as part of a project. But for kids who are growing up in a world without walls, this adult mode of compartmentalization seems confining. And therein lies the tension."
How libraries decide which books to keep—and which don’t stand the test of time
Heather Perkinson's insight:
This is the time of year when school libraries conduct housekeeping tasks such as inventory and "weeding." This author explores the complexities of the weeding process and its implications for literature.
On June 6th, Twentieth-Century Fox releases “The Fault in Our Stars,” the movie version of John Green’s wildly successful 2012 novel about teen-agers with cancer. “T.F.I.O.S.,” as fans call it, has been on the Times Y.A. best-seller list for seventy-eight consecutive weeks, fifty-one of them at No. 1. In recent years, whenever Green has appeared at a book signing he has been greeted by hundreds, often thousands, of screaming fans, mostly teen-age girls.
In August 2013, the Vermont School Library Association discovered the requirement for their jobs was being removed from the language of the state's Education Quality Standards. In response, school, university, public, and state librarians campaigned to become a requirement in state standards once again—and won.
Bag pipes played solemnly in the distance as family, friends, colleagues and community members approached the Memorial to Fallen Educators on Thursday afternoon. The memorial, located on the Emporia State University campus was dedicated in a special ceremony to honor the 113 educators who have died doing the work they loved — educating America's young people.
In this series of videos from Shakespeare Uncovered, students will explore the historical subjects of Shakespeare’s plays Richard II and Henry V, the factual liberties he took in writing them, and the historical significance they’d have had over the centuries. The accompanying essay provides additional background on Shakespeare’s history plays, their immense popularity in Shakespeare’s time, and their continuing influence on how we understand history today.
"Differentiated instruction (DI) is a vast system in which it is difficult for many teachers to find a foothold for supporting students in a meaningful way. Teachers want and expect everyone to succeed, yet the means to that end can be foggy at best. How can we ensure that planned learning experiences have a significant and positive impact on student learning? We can answer this question with three important guidelines that will transform student learning experiences through meaningful differentiation."