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Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews

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There's nothing like a book recommendation from a friend. Encourage students to share their opinions by creating a student-driven book review site. Richard Byrne shows you how in the accompanying screencasts.

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Love the idea of creating QR codes inserting them into the dust jackets of the books!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 3:52 PM

This looks like an interesting site. I'm going to investigate the possibilities for safe use in a primary classroom.

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5 Ways to Provide Parents a Window Into Your Classroom

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When I attended my daughter's kindergarden Back-to-School Night two years ago, I was delighted to see a video of the classroom playing on a television in the corner. As a parent, it was exciting to see my child in the context of the classroom. My daughter's teacher had simply videotaped the...

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 18, 10:21 AM

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 18, 12:31 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
www.qurancoaching.com

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Brebeuf Reads!

Top 10 Books at Brebeuf College School (Semester II)

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Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library

Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.

The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 4, 3:55 AM

Even though this article was published in 2009 it still has a sting in its tail. 

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25 Essential Graphic Novels

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Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years. There are many, many excellent examples out there, but if ...

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 23, 1:22 AM

A list to explore!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 24, 2:49 PM

Graphic novels seem to be a great addition to the high school library I work at.

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on  in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. Correct and accurate...

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Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 5:13 PM

It is essential that students are able to cite the sources of their information. These tools are great support for this....

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 4:22 AM
10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 12:49 PM

Excellent collection of tools for teachers and students. I will include these in my campaign to get teachers to ask students to cite.

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Penny Kittle - NCTE 2013 Boys & Reading

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Three boys discuss high school reading

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Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews

Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
There's nothing like a book recommendation from a friend. Encourage students to share their opinions by creating a student-driven book review site. Richard Byrne shows you how in the accompanying screencasts.

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Love the idea of creating QR codes inserting them into the dust jackets of the books!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 3:52 PM

This looks like an interesting site. I'm going to investigate the possibilities for safe use in a primary classroom.

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:18 AM

Literacy and school libraries: an inextricably team to ensure children will be prepared for the future.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Article stressing the importance of school wide commitment to encouraging life long reading skills....to allow for choice and enjoyment as well as rigor.  

 

Some great practical suggestions as to how this might look and work in a school.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:34 AM

Info Literacy and independent reading

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Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders

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SLJ’s May 2011 cover featured the technology survey.
Librarians are leading the way in technology use, according to School Library Journal’’s annual technology survey.

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Jan Parker's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:34 AM

Libriarians are also teachers and always support the curriculum.

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Get It Free -To Kill A Mockingbird Audio Book

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The "To Kill a Mockingbird" audiobook is actually the timeless anti-racism novel, the drama about the Great Depression, a stylish tale about the South customs as well as customs. The plot centers about a attorney which defends a black man falsely accused with raping a lady which is not of colour. The account displayed throughout To Kill a Mockingbird mp3 audiobook puts within great contrast the thinking as well as irrationality of adults compared to children (the two small kids of the attorney being the people whose eyes view the events). This is much more than a basic narrative - it is the entertaining display of bias, hypocrisy as well as abuse manifesting in the Southern during the '30s.


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Emma King's curator insight, May 3, 2013 7:51 AM

I Scooped this site as I thought it was an interesting way of incorporating ICT into the English Classroom. If students in my English classroom were studying a text such as To Kill A Mockingbird, I would like to know their opinions on the different forms of communicating such a text. I would share this resource with them, and then ask: How did hearing the characters voices in the audio recording, change the way you had firstly imagined the character to appear? What form of communication do you find most engaging? This would then help to enhance my future teaching practice for this particular class by observing how students best take in information.

Brian Lee's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:22 PM

Very good book

Sarah Jane's curator insight, January 3, 9:55 PM

i am very interested in this book . 

 

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Understanding Adolescent Readers: A Podcast with Penny Kittle - from Choice Literacy

Understanding Adolescent Readers: A Podcast with Penny Kittle - from  Choice Literacy | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 26, 2013 4:15 PM

Penny Kittle is a classroom teacher and literacy coach at Kennett High School in North Conway, New Hampshire. She is the author of Public Teaching: One Kid at a Time, and other books.   You can follow her work at http://pennykittle.net/ .  In this podcast, Penny chats with Franki Sibberson about how to inspire a passion for reading in adolescents. The full transcript is available below the player.

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Friday Favorites: Independent Reading

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In this post, we refer you to a post that curates all of our blogs related to independent reading.

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

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Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, June 23, 12:21 AM

Thank you!

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 9:06 AM

Good list.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports

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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

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Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 27, 1:07 AM

Resource Centres - Action centres full of loud learning with is paces for quietness and others for noisy endeavours.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 29, 2:09 AM

"Today’s school librarians employ a variety of tools beyond books to educate kids. They use technology to engage students living in a tech-heavy world. They collaborate with teachers to support curriculum. They create “maker” spaces where students can work on arts and crafts projects. They maintain a flexible schedule, so kids can drop in when they wish. And they create a welcoming atmosphere that kids crave."

 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 10:43 AM

School libraries and the relationships, human and otherwise, are important in schools.

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Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive

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Google Books is a great place to find books and old magazines, but if it is newspapers you're after then check out the Google News Newspaper Archive. In the archive you will find hundreds of newspapers that have been digitized for reading online. You can search for a specific newspaper by title or browse for articles by date and title.


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ethne staniland's curator insight, February 22, 3:50 AM

A useful tool for research

Lisa Rathjens's curator insight, February 23, 10:22 AM

Just another great resource ... so much to read, so little time ...

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 24, 1:22 PM

#VeryInteresting #SEO #Nine0Media

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The most circulated books at Brebeuf College School this semester! - This list is based on an Insignia Library Systems circulation report from September, 2013 to January, 2014. 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

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There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues.


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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, February 7, 11:50 AM

Although these Apps are listed as being for librarians, they are really great for anyone. Teachers and students!

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 8, 7:50 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher / school librarians. Interesting to check out

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 8, 10:23 PM

Great list of links. Love the visuals.

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100 interesting ways to advocate..

A slideshow that lists 100 ways to advocate for school libraries. 


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 1, 3:36 PM

This could be your 100 day task list. 

Tricia Adams's curator insight, February 11, 10:13 AM

Great ideas here

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

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How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?

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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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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | Fab Reads! | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:50 AM

Librarians and the Digital Age

Freek Kraak's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:11 AM

"In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever..."

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:50 PM

:-)

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Teen Books 2012: Top 10 Young Adult Fiction Novels of the Year ...

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Not my personal top ten list, but I do love all of these - especially Divergent and Thirteen Reasons Why.


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David Bowie: His 100 Favorite Reads - TIME

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David Bowie: His 100 Favorite Reads
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Comprised of novels, poetry, non-fiction and a few magazines, the list shows Bowie to be something a voracious and varied reader.
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Book Love by Penny Kittle - Heinemann Publishing, 2012.

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Alison Hewett's curator insight, June 23, 2013 1:05 AM

Recomended reading for teachers. Copy on order for our library.


“I believe each of my students must craft an individual reading life of challenge, whim, curiosity, and hunger, and I’ve discovered that it is not too late in high school  to lead a non-reader to reading.  It’s never too late.” —Penny Kittle