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Fun with Books - Mental Floss

Some of these videos would be beautiful to share with upper grades before a lesson!


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10 Most Amazing Library Laboratories | OEDb

10 Most Amazing Library Laboratories | OEDb | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Here are just a few of the most amazing library labs that exist today, though many more are in the works.  I see more school libraries heading this way.  Check out Michelle Luhtala @mluhtala on Twitter for a recent example of her new collaborative space!


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Mini Reviews Book Display

Mini Reviews Book Display | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Photo uploaded by Jane Considine on Lockerz (RT @janeconsidine: The best school libraries display books with front covers with mini reviews.)...

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Library Makers

Library Makers | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

A blog of maker projects suitable for your library!  I found this via the Library as Incubator blog, which is well worth following.


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4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure

4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Andrew K Kirk, Founder of Face The Buzz and Social Media Examiner writer, outlines 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure, but these can all easily be applied to libraries as well. It’s so important to be aware of how to measure success for marketing and outreach campaigns, especially with regard to social media since use of these tools are often more difficult to justify to stakeholders.


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11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy

11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Any educator who wants to take advantage of the benefits video can have in the classroom needs to create and implement a video strategy.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again. We never question the vital importance of teaching literacy, but we have to be mindful that there are many kinds of “literacies”. An ever more important one that ALL teachers need to be aware of is digital literacy.


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I Want YOU! Free, Virtually, & Global | The Daring Librarian

I Want YOU! Free, Virtually, & Global | The Daring Librarian | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
No expert is going to visit your school and tell you how to be a TL in the future. So, don't wait till the big expert comes to town with the most convenient workshop. Fierce librarians cannot wait for the annual conference.

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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
A challenge to the way teachers think about Twitter - a short list of ways to embrace, rather than reject, it as a tool for the classroom, for learning.

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Teacher-librarians change with the times - students need to be more info-savvy

Teacher-librarians change with the times - students need to be more info-savvy | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Today, in addition to introducing children to books and curating collections in school libraries, teacher-librarians are doing the same with websites and online information.

They often research and vet appropriate websites ahead of time to provide to teachers when they're covering a particular subject, just as they do with books.

But they also teach students to do better Internet searches, refine their search terms, and become more independent.

Part of the challenge is a trend teachers and librarians call "satisficing," a combination of satisfying and sufficient or suffice, said Finlay. In other words, students' approach is often "get what I need for an assignment and hand it in."

Teacher-librarians aim to get students to look deeper into their subjects.


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How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years!

How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years! | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Doug Johnson reflects on school libraries.


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Copy and paste on rise in schools as children resort to plagiarism

Copy and paste on rise in schools as children resort to plagiarism | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
PLAGIARISM is rising among students, especially in primary school, because they're not being taught correct research skills, librarians warn.

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Plagiarism: Copy-Paste Future of the Internet

Plagiarism: Copy-Paste Future of the Internet | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

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Zombies galore at the library and beyond - The Coloradoan

Zombies galore at the library and beyond - The Coloradoan | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Zombie month in the library!  I wish!


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Library as Incubator Project

Library as Incubator Project | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

If you have a creative block, spend a few minutes with this blog.  There are some amazing projects here that could spark an idea for your school library, or a joint project with your public library.  Follow on twitter @IArtLibraries, too!


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Mrs. ReaderPants: booktalking tips

Mrs. ReaderPants: booktalking tips | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

I love Leigh's tips!  I've been booktalking the 6 book sets of novels that have been gathering dust in my textbook room--good stuff, just not accessible to the students.  Kids like the "mini book club" pitch.


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Common Core: Authentic Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking | NoveList Blog | EBSCOhost

Common Core: Authentic Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking | NoveList Blog | EBSCOhost | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

"One way to create nationwide professional development: activate our librarian corps!"  Share this with your staff!


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Common Core allows teacher librarians to shine

Common Core allows teacher librarians to shine | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Like most school librarians, Ms. Hearne has been trained both as a teacher and a librarian, a combination she thinks is perfectly suited to helping students and teachers as the Common Core State Standards presses them into inquiry-based modes of learning and teaching. She helps them find a range of reading materials in printed or online form and collaborates to develop challenging cross-disciplinary projects. And like colleagues around the country, Ms. Hearne also plays important instructional roles often unrecognized by the public: as co-instructor alongside classroom teachers, and as professional-development provider for those teachers.


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A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

Education is a reflective practice. This blog provides my views on educational leadership, effective technology integration, best practices, and creating a student-centered learning culture.


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17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos

When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images.


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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

If you are a teacher-librarian or media specialist, you are the one responsible for making sure students have learned the proper research skills. Since all students need to how to do research, why are school districts still cutting jobs for our position?


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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
A challenge to the way teachers think about Twitter - a short list of ways to embrace, rather than reject, it as a tool for the classroom, for learning.

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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…...

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Challenge-Based-Learning: an approach for our time

Challenge-based learning puts real world problems in center focus. Six remarkable case studies make this powerfully clear.


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Tweeting headteachers plan to reform education

Tweeting headteachers plan to reform education | SoHo  Library | Scoop.it

A group of heads who 'met' on Twitter have formed a pressure group to get their grassroots ideas heard by policymakers...


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