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Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study | LISNews:

I have found myself becoming a shusher again. And I am ok with this, as it is based on popular demand. It seems reasonable for patrons to expect to find a quiet space in the library to study....
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Dear Mom, Thanks for Making Me a Reader by Rebecca Dunn

Dear Mom, Thanks for Making Me a Reader by Rebecca Dunn | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
If someone asked you point blank who influenced you most as a reader, who would it be? For me, one person clearly stands out from the rest… My mom. It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized...
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The Biggest Testing Scandal of All

The Biggest Testing Scandal of All | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it

By Diane Ravitch

 

"Pearson has a contract with the state of Texas for five years that is worth close to $500 million.

 

"That ought to bring gold-plated service and products to the children of Texas, right?

 

"Wrong.

 

"Pearson is advertising for test graders in Texas on craigslist!

 

"The graders need only a bachelor’s degree, and they will be paid $12 an hour.

They will be “trained,” of course, but think of it. Their snap decisions will decide the fate of students, teachers, and schools. If they aren’t that good at what they do, children will fail, teachers will be fired, and schools will be closed. Because of decisions made by a temp worker."

 


Via Jim Lerman
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So many thoughts on this... but no comment.

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Shea Stehm's comment, January 31, 2013 1:48 PM
http://www.pearsoned.com/just-the-facts-how-pearson-hires-test-scorers/#.UQq8OUoTMz0
Linda Alexander's comment, January 31, 2013 6:53 PM
I have many thoughts as well, but will only share that using Craig's List and all the applicant venues listed on a link provided is not necessarily a bad thing. Human Resources should advertise positions broadly to attract a diverse array of applicants. This is not to say I want our students tested, et. al. However, using Craig's List in itself isn't really a negative aspect....and younger job applicants use it a lot these days.
Tim Hopper's curator insight, February 1, 2013 12:43 PM

What is the purpose of education?

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Librarians on the Fly: The ABC's of Issuu

Librarians on the Fly: The ABC's of Issuu | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
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Use ISSUU to publish student-authored books.  They can even be linked to your library catalog.

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Librarians on the Fly: Myth #10 - All Librarians are Created Equally

What are your strengths? What mark will you leave on your library?
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Summer opportunity with LearnZillion

Summer opportunity with LearnZillion | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
Looking for something worthwhile and fun to do this summer? I know about the organization LearnZillion from my work with AmericaAchieves’ Common Core resources (so worth checking out here!). ...
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TED | Playlists: Collections for curious minds.

TED | Playlists: Collections for curious minds. | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
Curated collections of TED Talks that explore big topics -- from education to love to ideas themselves.
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Another tool from TED

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Librarians on the Fly: Librarians on the Fly Blog - Nominated for the TASL MVP Award!

Librarians on the Fly: Librarians on the Fly Blog - Nominated for the TASL MVP Award! | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
So honored to be nominated! Thanks, Naomi.
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Sunday profile: State's top librarian also the 'luckiest'

Sunday profile: State's top librarian also the 'luckiest' | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
MaryKay Dahlgreen became Oregon's state librarian nearly a year ago, during a tumultuous time at the agency.
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5 iPad Apps to Help Students and Teachers Collaborate

5 iPad Apps to Help Students and Teachers Collaborate | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
There are not an abundance of apps for the iPad that really encourage a worthwhile level of collaboration between students or between students and teachers. There are several that would allow stude...
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Unbored: The Power of 'Making' in the Classroom

Unbored: The Power of 'Making' in the Classroom | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
The idea of "learning by doing" stretches back to education legends Maria Montessori and John Dewey, both of whom felt teachers should act more as guides to students' independent discoveries than as founts of information.
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Applications for 2013-2014 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship Now Open | ED.gov Blog

Applications for 2013-2014 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship Now Open | ED.gov Blog | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
We need more librarians to apply!
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The Good Library Blog: The reason why publishers won't ever supply ebooks to public libraries

How do you catalog your ebooks?
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Blogger: Créez votre blog gratuitement

Blogger: Créez votre blog gratuitement | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
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How do you get first graders to type at 60 wpm?

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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it

School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.


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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I'm lucky to work i
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A Doll's Magic, Free to Renew

A Doll's Magic, Free to Renew | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
Kirsten, an American Girl doll with a $110 price tag, is one of the most well-loved and sought-after items at a library branch in the East Village.
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Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds

Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most groundbreaking aspect of “Library Services in the Digital Age,” the report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is how non-groundbreaking its findings are.
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Librarians on the Fly: App of the Week - Inside Voice

Librarians on the Fly: App of the Week - Inside Voice | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
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Need a way to shush students WITHOUT shouting across the room?

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School Library Thrives After Ditching Print Collection - The Digital Shift

School Library Thrives After Ditching Print Collection - The Digital Shift | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
After replacing print books with eBooks,"the Moore Library remains a vital educational space where students still research, investigate and—above all—learn".
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First world educational problems - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

First world educational problems - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
Ever caught yourself complaining. Here's a little reality check from Doug Johnson
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The Millions : My New Year’s Resolution: Read Fewer Books

The Millions : My New Year’s Resolution: Read Fewer Books | librarianonthefly | Scoop.it
Are you a secretively competetive reader?
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Google60 - Search Mad Men Style

Google60 - Search Mad Men Style (What Google would have looked like in the 60s.) And we think dial-up was slow!
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