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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

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The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it's almost 2015.  Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that "we don't do technology".  Part of b...
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Rethinking roles & responsiblities of teacher librarians - KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd

Rethinking roles & responsiblities of teacher librarians - KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Trends, challenges and technologies that impact on the role and responsibility of a teacher librarian. In the closing remarks of the broadcast, one of the panel members strongly supported the need to consistently engage in the rethinking process as it is an essential interactive process with colleagues to keep the profession vibrant.
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20 Collaborative Task Managers for Your Classroom

20 Collaborative Task Managers for Your Classroom | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Here are 20 different collaborative task managers for teachers and students to explore, with our top 5 explored in more depth.
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10 Moments a School Librarian Knows Too Well

10 Moments a School Librarian Knows Too Well | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
This fantastic post on BuzzFeed was shared with me: 29 Moments Any Librarian Knows Too Well. It was suggested that I do one specifically for school librarians. Here we go, in the BuzzFeed tradition...
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14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014 | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets, these innovations made the world a better place in 2014.
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[Infographic] 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Infographic helps you find signs that show that you’re a plugged-in and connected educator.
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Rebranding a Library: how did it all go so right?

Rebranding a Library: how did it all go so right? | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Ned Potter on the 'very tricky business' of rebranding and how one Library got it right.
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What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom

What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Technology in the classroom has had a long and chequere…
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Engagement: Just because they're busy, doesn't mean they're learning anything.

Engagement: Just because they're busy, doesn't mean they're learning anything. | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
I’ve long thought that one of the weakest proxy indicators of effective learning is engagement, and yet it’s a term persistently used by school leaders (and some researchers) as one of the most imp...
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15 Outstanding Tools to Collect, Organize and Share Your Web Experience

15 Outstanding Tools to Collect, Organize and Share Your Web Experience | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
If you’re a blogger, journalist or simply desire more knowledge, you’ve most definitely faced information organization problems. Sometimes being able to access and find information quickly is crucial. Nowadays the web is enormous and it’s a big advantage to have a place where you can store all your bookmarks, pictures and links, access them anytime, ... Continue Reading
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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition - The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition - The New Media Consortium | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. While there are many local factors affecting libraries, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and common questions; it was with these questions in mind that this report was created.
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The Importance of Giving Positive Recognition

The Importance of Giving Positive Recognition | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Get out of your own way and start offering more atta boys to your staff. If you don't because you think it's not your style, you're hurting yourself, your team and your company.
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How to be a Rock Star Teacher in 2015 (in a World of ‘CAVE’ Colleagues)

How to be a Rock Star Teacher in 2015 (in a World of ‘CAVE’ Colleagues) | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Make 2015 the Year you Make it Happen! Have you let cynical peers and worn-down administrators get you down or hold you back? There's no doubt it's challenging
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Australian Education Blogs Worth Reading | Listly List

Here's a crowd-sourced list of Australian Education blogs worth reading. Please add your recommendations or tweet them to me @corisel | My Mind's Museum - by Matt Esterman, An Australian Educator - Michelle Hostrup, Webs of Substance - Harry Webb, Read Write Respond - Aaron Davis, Authentic Inquiry Maths - Bruce Ferrington, Teaching as Learning - Melissa Phillips, Anne's Angle - Anne Delconte, Bianca Hewes, Combatting Schooling Injustice: Comenius Dreaming - Margaret Clark, and Dale Pearce
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YouTube Resources For Education | Listly List

A list of YouTube tools to help get schools and teachers started creating their own channel and videos. | quietube | Video without the distractions | Youtube, Viddler, Vimeo and more, ViewPure / videos without clutter, YouTube Capture, SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos., TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos, YouTube Doubler | Mashup Helper, KeepVid: Download online videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Twitch.Tv, Facebook, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Metacafe and more!, Turn Off the
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5 Free Ways for Students to Find Royalty Free Audio

5 Free Ways for Students to Find Royalty Free Audio | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking for an opening scene melody or realistic sound effects, these five sites will help your students find royalty free audio.
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Cultivating Practical Optimism: A Key to Getting the Best from Your Brain

Cultivating Practical Optimism: A Key to Getting the Best from Your Brain | Readnlearn | Scoop.it
Increase the likelihood of successful results in your students by cultivating an attitude about life that relies on taking realistic, positive action.
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