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Kevin Henkes Live! Join us for an exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book author Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes Live! Join us for an exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book author Kevin Henkes | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Kevin Henkes is the creator of nearly 50 books for children. He has written both picture books and novels; his picture books include Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Chrysanthemum; and Kitten’s First Full Moon, a winner of the Caldecott Medal.
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Pull: Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture

Pull: Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Henry Jenkins, co-author of (@henryjenkins discusses the age of #participatory #media on #PULLTVO! @TVO @TheAgenda http://t.co/ZzYKC2suPd)
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Another insightful (and short) commentary by Henry Jenkins on TVO.

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Do We Want A “Community Of Learners” Or A “Classroom Of ...

Do We Want A “Community Of Learners” Or A “Classroom Of ... | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Giving Classrooms A Purpose is the title of an older column I wrote for The Washington Post that summarizes a lesson I do during the first week of the school year. The focus of the lesson is to help students decide if they want ...
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Helping students decide if they want to be a community of learners or a classroom of students... What do you think your students would choose?

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom | Edutopia

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom | Edutopia | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.
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I've had the pleasure of working with David at a Re-Imagine Ed Conference in Atlanta. These tips are golden!

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How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity

How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education It was not that long ago when I did a workshop where the staff from the Dodge Foundation (who were funding my work...
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Should Boys And Girls Be Separated In The Classroom? - WIBW

Should Boys And Girls Be Separated In The Classroom? - WIBW | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Should Boys And Girls Be Separated In The Classroom?
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(CNN) -- Is your daughter a tomboy? Your son not especially into football? Does your daughter excel at math? Your son a skilled artist?
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While not an article that is specifically about libraries or librarianship, it does have some interesting things to say about same-sex classrooms. 

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The Etherington Brothers: Q. How do you build a perfect comic library for your school?

The Etherington Brothers: Q. How do you build a perfect comic library for your school? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Great example of comics at a school library! ^_^ Q. How do you build a perfect comic library for your school... http://t.co/6hsVhrmZUG
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Boosting Creative Thinking in Math Class

Boosting Creative Thinking in Math Class | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Fourth grade teacher Lana Gundy says that she gained insight into her students’ application skills and interests by having them create their own math problems.
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So when does 1 + 1 = 24? This and other creative exercises helped alter a math classroom. How can librarians use this same approach? How can they help math teachers with it?

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The Wildest Children’s Books of 2013 — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

The Wildest Children’s Books of 2013 — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @HUnderdown: This is a different kind of list! The Wildest Children’s Books of 2013 —
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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? - MindShift (blog)

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? - MindShift (blog) | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?
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Discussing the work that Henry Jenkins and his team are doing at USC Annenberg. My take away? This quote: “The teachers who let it get a little messy are finding something very powerful.”

Indeed.

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Jay Bansbach's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:56 AM

Henry Jenkins should be on the reading list of every school librarian!

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10 Tools For Educational Research From edshelf

10 Tools For Educational Research From edshelf | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Are you doing a bunch of research? Need to find something of pedagogical value online? Google may be your first stop, but sometimes you need something a little...
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There are some tools here that are new to me and I'm interested in going to check them out. Savvy tech-heads may not find anything new but this might be a good article to share with teachers - especially those furthering their education while teaching.

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44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher

44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Twitter is one of the most powerful teacher professional development tools of the 21st century. The fact that that sentence is–as far as we can tell anyway–entirely true shows how much technology has changed everything....
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There are a lot more tools here than I new existed to make Twitter a more effective PD tool. I've got a lot to learn, here...

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51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks

51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
eBooks should’ve been a game-changing technology. The idea was simple enough: no longer did you need to travel to the library to wade through rows and stacks and floors and buildings and card catalogs only...
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Yippee! You might not find the latest bestseller on these sites but you will find some free eBooks.

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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

Via John Shank
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Wish I could have seen this presented - very thought provoking and up-to-the-minute assessment of where we are as librarians.

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'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, March 11, 2015 5:21 PM

#educacion #libros #biblioteca

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 5:05 AM

I just gave this virtual presentation at the XXV BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF LIBRARIANSHIP, DOCUMENTATION AND SCIENCE OF THE INFORMATION. 

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15 Social Networks For Teachers From edshelf

15 Social Networks For Teachers From edshelf | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Need to grow your personal learning network (PLN)? You have probably been using Edmodo, Twitter, and bookmarking all the teacher bloggers you can find.
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Some interesting products that I've never seen before such as Better Lessons, Sophia, Everloop, Everloop Goobit, Clivir, and more. Worth a read to find new tools.

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Design Thinking in the Classroom: Free Inspiration from the Ad ...

Design Thinking in the Classroom: Free Inspiration from the Ad ... | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Doctoral candidate Ashley Nahornick suggests an easy, free and inspiring lesson plan for introducing design thinking in the classroom.
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After you've read the article about David Bill, read this one to think about introducing design thinking to students.

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New Visual Tool Teaches Kids How to Code at Home

New Visual Tool Teaches Kids How to Code at Home | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Though computer programming is becoming more important, many K-12 schools don't offer classes. Now commercial products are starting to offer at-home learning, offering sleek new platforms focused on...
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Why not offer this in schools? Let's start thinking about building a community of makers over users!

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Classroom Redesign Challenge! Think Like a Designer

Classroom Redesign Challenge! Think Like a Designer | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
See how $1,000 and a crew of inspired helpers can completely transform a learning space in one weekend.
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Referencing The Third Teacher (a great book). This article is short and sweet and the video is great!

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Referencing The Third Teacher (a great book). This article is short and sweet and the video is great!

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Engaged librarianship: Learning through teaching Japanese manga ...

Engaged librarianship: Learning through teaching Japanese manga ... | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This is the second of two posts on engaged librarianship by Maureen Donovan, the Japanese Studies librarian at OSUL. In the first post (Digital scholarship as a tool for engagement), Maureen explored the ...
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Interesting read, especially for high school librarians who want to build their Manga/Anime collections to appeal to that age group!

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How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer

How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
thinkstock The long hot days of summer are the perfect time for kids to hone their knowledge of the wizard world, King Arthur’s court or the magical land of Narnia. And while many
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References Vicki Cobb's inkthinktank.com

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Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom

Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Among other things, the Common Core asks students to explain their thinking and build on others’ talk in conversation. What if your students don't speak english?
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A Strategy For Promoting Resilience In Children

A Strategy For Promoting Resilience In Children | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Anxious Mind vs the Resilient Mind Do you foster an anxious mindset or a resilient mindset in your children or students?  The USA is currently the number 1 most anxious country in the world...
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The USA is currently the number 1 most anxious country in the world with 27% of the population living with anxiety and depression. If that isn't sobering I don't know what is...

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New Librarianship

The best days of librarianship are ahead of us. However, to get there the field must step back, refocus, and reexamine our core principles.

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John Shank's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:51 AM

Great talk by David about the mission of librarians.

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Google And Maker Faire Beat The Classroom With Virtual Science Camp For ... - TechCrunch

Google And Maker Faire Beat The Classroom With Virtual Science Camp For ... - TechCrunch | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Google And Maker Faire Beat The Classroom With Virtual Science Camp For ...
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Science class is about to look a lot more boring.
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Did you know that one million kids logged on to Maker Camp last summer? I didn't either. How cool is that? Google and Maker Faire are at it again so share this with your learning-hungry kid who's really bored right about now...

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Free Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans for Middle School Students

Free Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans for Middle School Students | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The knowledge and skills gained in those early lessons can serve students throughout the school year. Google has a good set of lesson plans on digital citizenship and digital literacy that middle school teachers should take a ...
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Yet another way Google gets into the classroom - I'm ok with this, though. I welcome thoughtful lesson plans to help us teach digital citizenship to our students and it is sometimes difficult to find them for this age group. Thanks, Google!

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