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The Road to Women’s Rights

The Road to Women’s Rights | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Women’s history is no longer in hiding, thanks to historians searching out women’s impact on society. Middle grades students can trace that history here.
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This article includes links and program ideas to honor Women's History Month (March). Share with teachers!

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Selznick, Myracle, and Others Appear in Scholastic Fall 2015 Online Preview

Selznick, Myracle, and Others Appear in Scholastic Fall 2015 Online Preview | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Author Sonia Manazno (left) with Andrea Davis Pinkney.
For Scholastic’s recent Fall Online Preview, the publisher produced four videos featuring over 20 of its upcoming picture books, graphic novels, middle grade, and teen titles.
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Why stop here? Some of these wonderful people will be at AASL 2015 in Columbus, OH. Have you registered yet?

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Grant Wiggins, Champion Of Understanding

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Grant Wiggins, Champion Of Understanding
by Terry Heick
Modern education icon Grant Wiggins, co-creator of Understanding by Design, has died, as announced on his twitter account by Grant’s wife, Denise.
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This is heartbreaking news...

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Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse

Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
7 Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches I @ScholasticAdms
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This is an article that is worth sharing with your admin team - especially if YOU are that instructional coach but have been hampered by scheduling (rotations, teacher planning). That said, be sure you're ready to step up to the plate and fulfill the duties of a true instructional coach before you jump in with both feet!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 28, 1:01 AM

Oh, yes, please!!!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian)

The Adventures of Library Girl: An Open Letter To Principals (Before You Hire A New School Librarian) | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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I have already seen this shared in other ways but it is well worth sharing again. But don't keep it to yourself! Make sure you share it with your admin team. This isn't a preachy, heavy-handed treatise but rather a friendly piece of advice that should help principals in the management of their schools. Love the Library Girl!

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The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | Open SUNY Textbooks

The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | Open SUNY Textbooks | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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A very rich resource that "introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy." Worthy of a read by veteran media specialists, too!

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The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breathtaking Sculptural Illustrations for the Beloved Tales

The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breathtaking Sculptural Illustrations for the Beloved Tales | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Hauntingly beautiful visual vignettes in paper and clay.
In his magnificent meditation on fairy tales and the psychology of fantasy, J.R.R.
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Brilliant post on Shaun Tan's interpretations of classic Grimm Brothers' tales. You'll want to look at them again and again.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 26, 6:27 PM

Thought provoking images.

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Taking Poetry Writing into Digital Spaces

Using Google Slides for poetry writing proved to be a win-win for Kevin Hodgson and his 6th graders, who tried out various poetic forms, used technology to publish original writing, applied elements of web design, and learned to attribute the work...
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I love this application of Google Slides in the classroom. This could be easily replicated so please share with your ELA teachers!

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Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Make Learning Transparent with Badges | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Students find value and motivation in mastering the steps toward a goal.
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I love this idea and I think it goes a long way towards personalizing learning - if we see a student has already earned a badge then we move on with that student. Peer-to-peer teaching could also be encouraged since students can see expertise through the badges and then go to each other for help.

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Five Ways School Administrators Can Work With School Libraries to Support Students and Educators

Five Ways School Administrators Can Work With School Libraries to Support Students and Educators | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn how school administrators can work with their school libraries to support student research and classroom instruction
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Excellent article to share with admins!

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The Challenge Of Personalizing Learning In Real-Time

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The Challenge Of Personalizing Learning In Real-Time
by Dr. Philip Lanoue
The conversation on the need to use student achievement data in education is fast-tracking its importance in today’s classrooms.
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Interesting article about the "productive struggle" and using Waggle.

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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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I know the school year is almost over but this site promises weekly updates and you just never know when something will pop up that will fit perfectly with your program.

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, May 20, 5:46 AM

 The latest updates!

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AASA | The School Superintendents Association

AASA | The School Superintendents Association | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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I love that this article is featured in a publication for School Superintendents. We need more of this to break down the silos!

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Made by College Seniors, These Seven Products Give Us a Glimpse Into the Future

Made by College Seniors, These Seven Products Give Us a Glimpse Into the Future | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Engineering students at universities across the country took these projects from sketch to reality in one year
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THIS is why we have maker spaces in K-12 libraries!

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The Internet can't replace libraries: Why they matter more than ever in the ... - Salon

The Internet can't replace libraries: Why they matter more than ever in the ... - Salon | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Federal funding for libraries is down nearly 40 percent since 2000. Our democracy may never wholly recover
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While primarily geared towards the public libraries, the idea of nostalgia being a "thin reed" for librarians to cling to when advocating the importance of libraries is appropriate for the school library, too. 

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iPad Conference Accepting Proposals Through June 30th

iPad Conference Accepting Proposals Through June 30th | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The 4th Annual Teaching and Learning With the iPad Conference is Accepting Presentation Proposals Through June 30th by Teaching & Learning with the iPad Conference Organizers Do you teach in an iPad-empowered classroom, or help support teachers who...
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I'd love to see school librarians in the mix!

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50 Alternatives To Lecturing

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50 Alternatives To Lecturing by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’s Master of Education program, who asked to write about how learning is changing, and let you know about their Master of Education and Educational Leadership...
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Why do we still lecture when there are so many viable alternatives? Well, because it's easier than setting up a flipped classroom or changing instructional delivery to a project-based or inquiry-based format. There are some great ideas here that are well worth sharing but be prepared to offer up lots of support to teachers who may be reluctant to dip their toes into new territory.

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Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success

Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The results from of a study released by the Washington Library Media Association (WMLA) join a growing body of evidence from other reports showing that that certified teacher librarians and library programs have a significant and measurable impact...
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This is great news and the information is well worth sharing with your admins. I just wish this article was in Scholastic Administrator or Superintendent News as well as SLJ. 

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Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 28, 11:30 AM

Library programs and student tie to success.

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25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film

25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film
by TeachThought Staff
Whether you’re a student looking to get into the film industry or a teacher looking for reference points to help your pupils, you’ll need all the online resources you can find.
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This would be an excellent article to bookmark. I can see using these resources to build a solid media literacy course or unit for students.

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10 Online Summer Learning Opportunities | Tech Learning

10 Online Summer Learning Opportunities | Tech Learning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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These might be worth posting on your school's webpage for that moment (I'm thinking sometime in late June) when students get bored and start looking for something to do!

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Marvelia Barrera's curator insight, May 23, 11:41 AM

Great activities for summer. 

Suzie Martin's curator insight, May 26, 4:17 AM

Great ideas to combat summer boredom and learning loss.

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7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future
by Terry Heick
(Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post)
So we’re taking a stand here. This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about.
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There seems to be lots of room for libraries and librarians to interject their skill sets with these 7 shifts, especially in the areas of digital literacy, research literacy, physical-to-digital, connectivism... My biggest takeaway, though, is the idea that none of these ideas require a huge influx of funding - they can all be done tomorrow with concerted effort in the education community. 

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Creating A Fire For Inquiry Starts At The Beginning

Creating A Fire For Inquiry Starts At The Beginning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Creating A Fire For Inquiry Starts At The Beginning
by Brian Cleary, oldbrainteacher.com
If science is inquiry and inquiry is a fire, when does that fire start?
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Very thoughtful piece worth reading through the lens of the K-12 librarian - where do we fit in and how? There is a lot of room for collaborative work here and the entire burden should not be upon the classroom teacher.

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BFTP: Dangerous statements librarians make

BFTP: Dangerous statements librarians make | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Sometimes librarians can be their own worst enemies. I shudder when I hear these phrases uttered:
1. But the school HAS to have a librarian/library.
2. The research proves that libraries improve student achievement.
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Have you ever said any of them? 

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The Educators' Guide To Web Browsers

The Educators' Guide To Web Browsers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
I know that not everyone is into talking about web browsers to the same extent as I am. But it is an important topic. Web browsers directly impact our user experience on the web, and often we'll bl...
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Good information for librarians!

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 20, 8:21 PM

Really useful information and tips on getting the best experience with the browser you are using.

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The How's and Why's of Going 'Full STEAM Ahead' In Your Classroom - EdSurge

The How's and Why's of Going 'Full STEAM Ahead' In Your Classroom - EdSurge | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Giving children the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing technology-based economy is the key to ensuring their future success.
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While I maintain that adding the "R" to make this STREAM (reading is fundamental to it all, don't you think?), this is an excellent piece. 

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The Darwin Digest -- The Official E-Newsletter of AASL's 17th National Conference

The Darwin Digest -- The Official E-Newsletter of AASL's 17th National Conference | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Gearing up for National Conference!

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