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Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship is a suite of resources for students to support safe online behaviour. This resource includes game-based learning, lessons, videos, and parent and teacher support materials.
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A great resource for educators and parents on digital citizenship.

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic | Liberating the Library | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
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The Public Library, Completely Reimagined

The Public Library, Completely Reimagined | Liberating the Library | Scoop.it
You'll hear a lot of talk about the "death of the public library" these days. It isn't simply the perpetual budget crises that many face either. It's the mo
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Liberating the Library | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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We’re Psyched These YA Books Are Getting Turned Into Movies

We’re Psyched These YA Books Are Getting Turned Into Movies | Liberating the Library | Scoop.it
With the success of YA book-to-movie adaptations like The Hunger Games and Divergent, and the sure to be popular The Fault in Our Stars, the genre is more ripe for cinematic makeovers than ever. So naturally Hollywood is sending dozens of projects down the pipeline to cash in on the trend. Some books are in the early stages of adaption. Others are coming to theaters near us all very soon. Here are 5 YA books-turned-movies to look forward to. The Giver by Lois Lowry Satiate your YA and children's literature movie appetite with The Giver, coming to theaters August 15.  The beloved book tells the story of Jonas, who lives a life of conformity and contentment until he's given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory. As the secrets of his society start unraveling, things, as you can imagine, get interesting. Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, and Brenton Thwaites.   The Maze Runner by James Dashner The first in a ...
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There is some great YA fiction out at the moment and seeing so many make the transition to film is great.

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Leveraging Digital Tools for Guided Inquiry

leveraging digital tools to scaffold the guided inquiry process
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RDA (Resource Description & Access)

RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a new standard for describing library resources, designed to replace AACR2.

 

Library staff, including public services, systems personnel, and catalogers, may have heard mention of RDA but not know much about it or how it will change their daily work.

 

This presentation answers many questions. What is RDA?  How is your library approaching RDA? Is your library planning to implement RDA? If yes, what is the plan? If not, how will your library handle RDA records? Do you think RDA will benefit your library and its patrons?

 

"We'll give a very little bit of history and theoretical background. What is this going to mean for catalogers, ILS managers, and users in the near term? What are the future implications, or, why are we doing this? What are the juicy bits of controversy in cataloger-land? And finally, Do we HAVE to? We'll talk for a while, have some activities that get you thinking, and find out your thoughts on RDA."

 

Presented at "Captains & Crew Collaborating," the 8th annual paraprofessional conference at J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.


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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library?

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | Liberating the Library | Scoop.it
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 13, 2015 7:42 PM

Libraries remain important. Children need books and other tools which they can find in a library. Librarians become digital guides alongside children and teachers.

 

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Stephen Wood's curator insight, April 14, 2015 3:00 PM

The book is an artifact. It has a life. I don't get that same feeling with e-readers. I want to hold the book in my hand; admire the cover, inside the dustjacket, the font. I want to turn pages. I want to lend it, have others enjoy it and revisit it. I do none of these things with an e-reader.

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American poet Maya Angelou dies aged 86

American poet Maya Angelou dies aged 86 | Liberating the Library | Scoop.it
Acclaimed African-American author, poet and human rights activist Maya Angelou dies, aged 86.
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