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The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids

The Other 21st Century Skills:  Books for Kids | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an ove...
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Great reading list here.  I love that Jackie points to Annie Murphy Paul's research on the neuroscience of fiction reading!

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Amy Barr's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:31 AM

Book LIst included for other 21st century skills!

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Can reading make you smarter?

Can reading make you smarter? | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Dan Hurley: There is evidence that reading can increase levels of all three major categories of intelligence.
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We already knew this, but here's a great article to share with the uninformed!

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6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School

6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
The QR, or “Quick Response” code, is much like barcode, except that it can hold more data.

Via GwynethJones, Michele Velthuizen, Sue Kowalski
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My 6th grade teachers have been requiring students to write book reviews as part of their writing portfolio.  They have posted the reviews to Destiny, but I'd like to have them record audio and add QR codes to the books.  Easier to find the reviews that way!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:02 PM

Use these ideas in the library and share some with your teachers..byod ideas

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 14, 2014 8:23 PM

Some cool ideas.

Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, May 4, 2014 1:01 PM

I would love to have  book reviews available for students to scan in the library.

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Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project

Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Make It @ Your Library grew out of an IMLS grant-funded library program (ILEAD USA), with “the intention of helping librarians realize makerspace projects in their communities” (how could we NOT love this??)."

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I love how the projects are sorted into categories,  Makes life easier for those of us looking for projects that don't involve tools, 3D printers, or other items we feel bad about not owning.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:12 PM

Realize your Makerspace Dreams!

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:46 PM

Great way to encourage creativity and problem solving/collaboration skills into the library!

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.
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Share this article with teachers, because if they're not doing this, they should be!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:22 AM

Rescooped from "Creativity in the School Library" page curated by Mary Clark. This is an excellent article that teachers and librarians should read together. Great example of what a quality school library professional can do to improve and enhance student learning!

Nazriel Aby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 12:36 PM

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Learning in Progress: First Library Report

Learning in Progress: First Library Report | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Well, I've been trying to do a better job of collecting data for my school library, and I produced my first report using Piktochart."

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Great infographic for a monthly library report from Heidi Neltner @Heidinelt, who credits Nikki Robertson for the inspiration!  

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The Power of Your Data

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Sue has some great ideas in this blog post that you can use tomorrow in your library. 

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:24 PM

Finding ways to track your daily activities is essential to documenting your contributions to the learning community. It will take time you say, but if you don't have the documentation to prove your worth, you may have more time on your hands than you want.

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The Unpretentious Librarian: Library Displays From Pinterest

The Unpretentious Librarian: Library Displays From Pinterest | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Great ideas on how to save time yet keep your library displays looking fresh! 

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Orientation inspiration — NeverEndingSearch

Orientation inspiration — NeverEndingSearch | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s your incoming kindergartners, sixth graders, ninth graders or those returning students you already know and love, you’re going to want to welcome them back in a special way.  And you are likely to have made a few fabulous summer discoveries that will rock their information and communications worlds."

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Joyce Valenza shares ideas from many of our favorite elementary, middle and high school librarians. 

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Google Draw Bookmark Template

Google Draw Bookmark Template | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
This is not earth shattering, I resized the canvas in Google Draw: http://goo.gl/H6nqlO. After opening the blank template go to the File menu and make a copy. Either you can make bookmarks for stud...
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A project for my aides, as I have finally run out of Scholastic book fair flyers to cut up as bookmarks.  (Hey, they were colorful and popular and would have made the trash can very heavy for the custodian if I threw them out!)

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Carissa Cotta's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:45 PM

This will be handy since I need new bookmarks!

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At Libraries Across America, It's Game On : NPR

At Libraries Across America, It's Game On : NPR | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
In the 1800s, British libraries used gaming rooms to lure patrons away from pubs. Now, across the country, libraries are using video games to attract millennials — and the goal isn't always educational.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:56 PM

WhattheWhat!?! LOL "In the 1800s, British libraries used gaming rooms to lure patrons away from pubs." ---- Ok, this is a Must Read!

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Recycled book art--shoe boxes and pages!

Recycled book art--shoe boxes and pages! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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My makerspace will be limited (this year) to paper crafts and recycled material. This would be perfect! 

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Library Orientation Activity

Library Orientation Activity | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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I am going to use this with my incoming 6th graders.  This library is so much larger than they're used to, I want to get them moving through the space to see where everything is!

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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I'm thinking of a book display..."Your Brain on Fiction"

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LaDawna Harrington's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:54 PM

Educators need to consider this article in light of common core and the push for informational texts. We CANNOT give up good fiction.

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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
It's my fault. I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. My only hope is that those middle s
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Great and fairly easy to implement ideas!

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Ann Lynn's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:17 AM

Ideas and links for projects that can demonstrate student understanding of stories.

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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?
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I buy picture books whenever I have extra money. They're propped up on the windows behind my desk, and kids love to grab them and read on the floor.  Whatever works!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:07 PM

Lots of great ideas here! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:36 PM

Awesome thoughts on creating reading events in your learning commons.

Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:26 AM

Как создать культуру чтения?

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Paper Maker December Craft Days

Paper Maker December Craft Days | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

We're going to jump into the Maker Space movement using recycled materials, especially old books that I have held onto, foolishly thinking I would repair them.

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These craft instructions and materials will be available during lunch every day in December in our library. Hopefully we will have a craft-savvy volunteer to help out, as I am not allowed near sharp objects after the unfortunate exacto knife incident a few years ago.

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The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers

The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"During Teen Read Week I decided to invite students to the library and show book trailers for the ALA logo Seek the Unknown @ your library campaign.  As I've done numerous book talk/book trailer gatherings I'm always up for something new.  Since our district is launching Google in Education for all our students and faculty, I decided to embed the mystery, science fiction, and supernatural book trailers into a Google presentation. "

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I have over 120 book trailers in my YouTube channel now.  Sue's instructions will make it easy to customize my book talks!

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Librarians on the Fly: Interactive Calendars for Your Library using Thinglink and MoveNote

Librarians on the Fly: Interactive Calendars for Your Library using Thinglink and MoveNote | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Two great web tools in one awesome blog post! I've already shared Thinglink with my teachers, but I can't wait to show them MoveNote.  Might liven up those student PowerPoint presentations they still require:)

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 16, 2013 11:10 PM

Using ThingLink and MoveNote to create an interactive calendar for the library website. 

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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Is the Sweet Spot in the School Library?

"Maybe it’s time to emphasize that all this library learning is really differentiated instruction."

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OK, who is the brave library soul who will do a remake of the "Sugar, Sugar" song to emphasize the school library as a place where ALL students can learn?

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Fall decorating: a round-up of smart (and free) posters — NeverEndingSearch

Fall decorating: a round-up of smart (and free) posters — NeverEndingSearch | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:49 PM

Useful free decorating tools for libraries and classrooms!

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India Art n Design Global Hop : Birmingham’s New Library

India Art n Design Global Hop : Birmingham’s New Library | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Whoever said that a library is a boring silent reading room? The new library at Birmingham, which opens its doors to the public tomorrow, is a beautiful building that integrates the culturally and architecturally rich ethos of Birmingham city...
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Some library eye candy! What a beautiful space!

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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, September 3, 2013 2:00 PM

Seems like an excellent model of what a 21st century library should be.

Marian Royal Vigil's comment, September 5, 2013 10:05 AM
You're welcome and I'll be sure to do that! Beautiful work here.
India Art n Design's comment, September 6, 2013 3:18 AM
Marian please do stay connected and share your view and ideas. we would try to make think much better and simple ,which is only possible through individual feedback & opinion.thank you.
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25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading

25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street art
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I need one of these outside my library!  

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Kathy Moser's curator insight, November 22, 2013 11:01 AM

Really cool and clever and creative!

BJ's curator insight, December 6, 2013 12:30 PM
Creative!
Sharlene Lien's curator insight, July 23, 2015 7:12 PM

Just because...to cool not to scoop!

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Things I Didn't Learn in Library School: Maintaining your sanity when you are in charge of ALL the things

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Things I Didn't Learn in Library School: Maintaining your sanity when you are in charge of ALL the things | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Things I Didn't Learn in Library School: Maintaini... http://t.co/6OyULBQecM
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Our ASB students are going to get involved in library displays this year. There are always artistic students whose talents we could be using!

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Locally Sourced Library Art!

Locally Sourced Library Art! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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I made these 24 x 36 posters, using my own photos of our town.  Staples has occasional sales on printing. These were only $8 each!  They will really brighten up a dark wall of the library. See others at http://t.co/yEM6pWiCC1

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http://t.co/i1LBun2mmK

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Andrea Frey's curator insight, August 6, 2013 11:38 AM

Beautiful pictures!! Great quote too! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 8, 2013 6:35 PM

These are great....we have smaller posters that are on the "IN" door of our library - different quote every week!

Carleen Southard's comment, August 18, 2013 9:28 AM
Well done Mary! Beautiful pictures and great quotes.