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Can collaboration in school ever really be Collaboration? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Can collaboration in school ever really be Collaboration? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | Just Learning | Scoop.it
Learning in school is one thing. Heading to university another.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 2, 2013 4:20 PM

Ewan McIntosh @ewanmcintosh Makes valid points about needed to know how to work with others beyond the immediate school.

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10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook

10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook | Just Learning | Scoop.it

I became a fan of Google Reader, which collected blog posts and other publications to RSS in one easy-to-access place. Then Google discarded this service — one that had a very loyal user base. Google has a history of doing this to features that don’t meet its needs anymore. If I’m making the switch to Classroom, I’d like to know that Google has committed to it.


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 20, 12:10 PM

The author questions whether Google will continue to support its newly created LMS - Google Classroom. 

Sofie Kokelenberg's curator insight, May 21, 6:02 AM

"Dog ate my homework" won't work with this, but what a promising option for blended learning :)

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13 Ways to Destroy Creativity

13 Ways to Destroy Creativity | Just Learning | Scoop.it

“ Do you encourage creativity and innovation? Here are 13 ways that people destroy creativity and innovation every day.”


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simondcollins's curator insight, January 27, 2:14 PM
Interesting - do you do any of these?
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Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Just Learning | Scoop.it

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SCIS's curator insight, January 20, 12:21 AM

How to cite sources from the web MLA style

Audrey Nay's curator insight, January 20, 5:07 AM

Citation Poster #copyright #digital_citizenship #tlchat #nswdecbyod #ozteachers

Jo Laretive's curator insight, January 21, 3:42 PM

Great visuals to assist teachers and students.

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Why Has US Education Performance Flatlined?

Why Has US Education Performance Flatlined? | Just Learning | Scoop.it
Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 19, 2013 4:48 PM

Great article looking at the big picture in US education ... some lessons for what to look at in our own

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iPad Resources via @DarlyndaMiktuk

iPad Resources via @DarlyndaMiktuk | Just Learning | Scoop.it

"This website was designed to help all classroom teachers find apps and resources for using an iPad in their classrooms."


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Don Breedwell's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:22 PM

A great collection. 

Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 6, 2013 10:56 PM

The proliferation of new devices is leading to the explosion of apps to use on them#apps#mobile

Reg Corney's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:51 PM

Have a look at this website. There are some good ideas for apps.

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The Beginner's Guide To Augmented Reality - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Augmented Reality - Edudemic | Just Learning | Scoop.it

"I was having a discussion recently with someone about trends in education, and the topic of augmented reality came up. Without re-hashing the entire conversation, it basically boiled down to this idea “Isn’t augmented reality mostly something in the movies”?

 

Well, no, it isn’t."

 


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Lee Hall's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:02 PM

I am just trying to use this with students. It is a motivator. It quickly captures attention.

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Glossary of Hattie's influences on student achievement - VISIBLE LEARNING

Glossary of Hattie's influences on student achievement - VISIBLE LEARNING | Just Learning | Scoop.it

"This Glossary explains influences related to student achievement published in John Hattie’s Visible Learning for teachers (Hattie 2012; 251ff)."


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Creating Mind Maps in Google Draw - Teacher Tech

Creating Mind Maps in Google Draw - Teacher Tech | Just Learning | Scoop.it

"Why use Google Draw rather than other mind mapping tools? Google Draw is collaborative and is in my Google Drive with the rest of my files, thus easy to find. Teachers can also insert comments on a Google Draw as you can in other Google Docs, so it makes for a nice tool for being able to give feedback."


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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | Just Learning | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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I like this image

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

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Gallipoli: The First Day - 3D Interactive Site | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

An ABC 3D documentary site about the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915.

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Ann Eagles's curator insight, April 2, 10:17 PM

This resource is great for students to explore. The students are able to get a 3D animated version of what happened at Gallipoli. There is a section on the website where there are a selection of soldiers profiles from the different armies.

 

Teaching Activity: Students have watched the events of Gallipoli on a previous lesson. How did Ellis Ashmead-Barlett's involvement in Gallipoli help to contribute to Australia's identity? The class is split into 4 groups. Each group makes a mind map on each resource to answer the posed question. The groups then do the "gallery walk" (On the Cutting Edge, 2005) where they move around the room and contribute to the answers on each mind map. Each group then presents each mind map's answers to the rest of the class. The students focus on the interview of Les Carlyon, which is in the resource. They further explore Ashmead-Barlett by looking at the sources from Activity 2http://www.anzacday.org.au/education/activities/anzacday/images/anzacday.pdf and and http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/dawn/legend/ashmead.asp. The students look at the account, written by Ashmead-Barlett about the Anzac landing, on page 100 on http://www.ictbin.com/aw/spirit/cambridge-kenwebb-sample_1_730549.pdf .The teacher scaffolds and helps students how to dissect and study the language used in the account. The gallery walk activity is used to encourage collaboration with peers, helps to construct knowledge as each student bring their own prior knowledge to each question, and promotes discussion and "team building" (NSDL, 2008). Literacy strategy: Dissect sentences and research what vocabulary was used to help romanticise the account.

 

Assessment activity: Students are to write a romanticised version account of a newspaper report, which informs readers of the Gallipoli landing. This is a formal "summative assessment" (Krause, Bochner & Duchesne, 2006, p. 407) as the teacher is checking that students have understood how to write a romanticised newspaper report and that they understand the events at Gallipoli. 

 

Reference: ABC (n.d.). Gallipoli The First Day. An ABC 3D documentary site about WW1 Anzac landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/gallipoli/

 

Australian War Memorial. (n.d.). Dawn of the Legend: 25 April 1915. Ellis Ashmead-Barlett. Retrieved from http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/dawn/legend/ashmead.asp

 

Krause, K., Bochner, S., & Duchesne, S. (2006). Educational psychology for learning and teaching (2nd ed.). South Melbourne: Thomson Learning.

 

 NSDL. (2008). Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience. Why Use Gallery Walk? Retrieved from http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/gallerywalk/why.html

 

On the Cutting Edge. (2005). Designing Effective and Innovative Courses. Retrieved from http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/coursedesign/tutorial/strategies.html

 

Ryebuck Media and Australian Defence Force. (2003). Anzac Day What does it mean to you today? www.anzacday.org.au. Retrieved from http://www.anzacday.org.au/education/activities/anzacday/images/anzacday.pdf

 

 Webb. (2008). The First World War and the Anzac Legend. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://www.ictbin.com/aw/spirit/cambridge-kenwebb-sample_1_730549.pdf

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A Principal's Reflections: What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections: What Constitutes Good PD? | Just Learning | Scoop.it

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Just Learning | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:16 PM

This info is also good for teachers who sell products through TpT and Teacher's Notebook.

Dawne Tortorella's curator insight, August 10, 2013 6:36 PM

Actually good for faculty too!

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:54 PM

graphic on creative commons

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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | Just Learning | Scoop.it

The study’s conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the “flipped flipped classroom,” in which videos come after exploration and not before.

 


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Very interesting, but to me still reinforces the key purpose of flipping.  Allow investigation and discovery before trying to simply teacher talk.  Inquiry seems to be a clear winner here.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:21 PM

A very worthy observation.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:27 PM

and the pendulum swings

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:33 PM

Experimenting first sounds good, though I think it depends on the learner and on what is being taught. I like the idea of pushing the envelop to be more inclusive...yet not throwing out things that continue to work (for some types of learners).

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10 Great Tips for Using Google Hangouts

10 Great Tips for Using Google Hangouts | Just Learning | Scoop.it

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A Parent's Wishes for His Child's Teachers: Chris Kennedy at TEDxWestVancouverED - YouTube

Chris Kennedy is the father of four young children and the husband to an amazing woman. When not busy as a husband and father he is the Superintendent of Sch...


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Chris Wejr's curator insight, January 14, 10:57 PM
Chris Kennedy, superintendent of West Van, shares his wishes for his children in schools. Well worth the 16 mins.
Lisa Matkovic's curator insight, January 15, 1:50 AM

Very powerful!

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10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A Great Year

10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A Great Year | Just Learning | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again. Time to dust off our leadership checklist, and get 'em done, to make next year the best one ever.

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Transfer of Learning

Transfer of learning occurs when learning in one context enhances (positive transfer) or undermines (negative transfer) a related performance in another context. Transfer includes near transfer (to closely related contexts and performances) and far transfer (to rather different contexts and performances). Transfer is crucial to education, which generally aspires to impact on contexts quite different from the context of learning. Research on transfer argues that very often transfer does not occur, especially ``far'' transfer. However, sometimes far transfer does occur. Findings from various sources suggest that transfer happens by way of two rather different mechanisms. Reflexive or low road transfer involves the triggering of well-practiced routines by stimulus conditions similar to those in the learning context. Mindful or high road transfer involves deliberate effortful abstraction and a search for connections. Conventional educational practices often fail to establish the conditions either for reflexive or mindful transfer. However, education can be designed to honor these conditions and achieve transfer.


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 9, 2013 2:05 AM

Important to understand this as you plan learning

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How to make a QR code (and digital scavenger hunt) with your iPad - Learn Egg

How to make a QR code (and digital scavenger hunt) with your iPad - Learn Egg | Just Learning | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how to make one of those fun QR codes you see in stores and online? It’s actually not that tough!

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Hilary Munchel Thompson's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:00 PM

My students love doing scavenger hunts, but I've never tried one like this before. This could be really cool for reviews.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 9, 2013 10:51 AM

Thank you John Evans for sharing this infographic on creating QR code scavenger hunts via iPads on your scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education page.  

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:38 PM

There are many affordances for QR codes in history. Pose an historical inquiry question and get students to gather clues (evidence) using primary sources embedded with a QR code at a museum, local community, school etc. Or, get primary students to create their own QR codes for artefacts. This could engage students in historical inquiry and the analysis and use of primary and secondary sources.

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Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Affirming Statements - TeachThought

Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Affirming Statements - TeachThought | Just Learning | Scoop.it

"The ability to change is among the least-appreciated professional characteristics of a teacher.

 

This is especially true as education systems react to both external pressure, and internal instinct to change into something closer to truly progressive learning environments."

 


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:31 AM

 To support other learners to develop a growth minset we must first grow our own.

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Excellent Visual Outlining Twitter Basics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Visual Outlining Twitter Basics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Just Learning | Scoop.it

"Here is another graphic visual on Twitter for teachers and students. As you can see the graphic is pretty basic and features the core elements of  Twitter practices teachers and students should keep in mind in order to better tap into the educational potential of this microblogging platform. Don't forget we are in a Connected Educator month and Twitter is one of the best social networking platform out there to help you build your personal/professional learning network and grow professionally."


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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Just Learning | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

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carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

Monika Macias's curator insight, February 22, 12:10 AM

Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Just Learning | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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This is one of the best articles I have read in a long time.  It is so important to let our students have a voice, particularly in this age.  Too many of our learners are disengaged - even in the so called "elite" schools.  Just because they behave, doesn't mean that they learn.  This is a must read for all teachers to reflect upon.

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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Gallipoli: The First Day - 3D Interactive Site | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

An ABC 3D documentary site about the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915.

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Debra Evans's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:00 PM
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This resource is great for students to explore. The students are able to get a 3D animated version of what happened at Gallipoli. There is a section on the website where there are a selection of soldiers profiles from the different armies.

 

Teaching Activity: Students have watched the events of Gallipoli on a previous lesson. How did Ellis Ashmead-Barlett's involvement in Gallipoli help to contribute to Australia's identity? The class is split into 4 groups. Each group makes a mind map on each resource to answer the posed question. The groups then do the "gallery walk" (On the Cutting Edge, 2005) where they move around the room and contribute to the answers on each mind map. Each group then presents each mind map's answers to the rest of the class. The students focus on the interview of Les Carlyon, which is in the resource. They further explore Ashmead-Barlett by looking at the sources from Activity 2http://www.anzacday.org.au/education/activities/anzacday/images/anzacday.pdf and and http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/dawn/legend/ashmead.asp. The students look at the account, written by Ashmead-Barlett about the Anzac landing, on page 100 on http://www.ictbin.com/aw/spirit/cambridge-kenwebb-sample_1_730549.pdf .The teacher scaffolds and helps students how to dissect and study the language used in the account. The gallery walk activity is used to encourage collaboration with peers, helps to construct knowledge as each student bring their own prior knowledge to each question, and promotes discussion and "team building" (NSDL, 2008). Literacy strategy: Dissect sentences and research what vocabulary was used to help romanticise the account.

 

Assessment activity: Students are to write a romanticised version account of a newspaper report, which informs readers of the Gallipoli landing. This is a formal "summative assessment" (Krause, Bochner & Duchesne, 2006, p. 407) as the teacher is checking that students have understood how to write a romanticised newspaper report and that they understand the events at Gallipoli. 

 

Reference: ABC (n.d.). Gallipoli The First Day. An ABC 3D documentary site about WW1 Anzac landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/gallipoli/

 

Australian War Memorial. (n.d.). Dawn of the Legend: 25 April 1915. Ellis Ashmead-Barlett. Retrieved from http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/dawn/legend/ashmead.asp

 

Krause, K., Bochner, S., & Duchesne, S. (2006). Educational psychology for learning and teaching (2nd ed.). South Melbourne: Thomson Learning.

 

 NSDL. (2008). Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience. Why Use Gallery Walk? Retrieved from http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/gallerywalk/why.html

 

On the Cutting Edge. (2005). Designing Effective and Innovative Courses. Retrieved from http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/coursedesign/tutorial/strategies.html

 

Ryebuck Media and Australian Defence Force. (2003). Anzac Day What does it mean to you today? www.anzacday.org.au. Retrieved from http://www.anzacday.org.au/education/activities/anzacday/images/anzacday.pdf

 

 Webb. (2008). The First World War and the Anzac Legend. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://www.ictbin.com/aw/spirit/cambridge-kenwebb-sample_1_730549.pdf

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SEVEN STEPS TO PERFECT STORIES???

SEVEN STEPS TO PERFECT STORIES??? | Just Learning | Scoop.it
From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it's to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.

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Love it. I think my students would too

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:48 AM

Great graph and a way to geet your story told

Vnay Thoke's curator insight, August 28, 2013 4:17 AM

Perfect for amatuer writers.

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:38 AM

Nice infographic

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15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read

15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read | Just Learning | Scoop.it
A collection of young-adult books that would appeal to adult readers unfamiliar with the genre.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:21 AM

A great list!  Feat. our fav @libbabray!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:14 PM

Read a lot of these. Fabulous books. The rest I am putting on my "To Read" list.

ghawkinson's curator insight, July 26, 2013 8:42 PM

Many great titles but missing some of my personal favorites from my recommendation list.