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Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
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Games in the Classroom
Tips and Tools to Get Started
Using Games for Learning and Assessment
Engaging Students with Innovative Programs
Games for Social Good
Straightforward Ga

Via Karen Bonanno
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Liking the idea of the Institute of Play and Quest to Learn.

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A Not-So-Modest Plan To Save Bookstores From The Grim Reaper That Is Amazon

A Not-So-Modest Plan To Save Bookstores From The Grim Reaper That Is Amazon | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Physical bookstores have no chance if they try to compete against Amazon's selection and price. There must be another way.
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Imagination Foundation – Global Cardboard Challenge

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A wonderful way to engage!  Get some cardboard and start creating - registrations open until 11 October.

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Katie Paterson, Future Library

Katie Paterson, Future Library | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
A forest in Norway is growing. In 100 years from now it will become an anthology of books.
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What an inspiring idea.

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Creative Review - Illustrated book benches promote literacy in London

Creative Review - Illustrated book benches promote literacy in London | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
The best in visual communication
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Charades while you wait for the bus anyone?  Guess that title.

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Wyld beats literary heavies to claim Miles Franklin

Wyld beats literary heavies to claim Miles Franklin | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Author Evie Wyld beats some of the country's most lauded writers to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
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Next book in the planning - a graphic novel!

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What’s Next for E-books in Libraries?

What’s Next for E-books in Libraries? | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Here’s the good news: when it comes to libraries and e-books, there’s been progress. (What’s Next for E-books in Libraries?
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The digital future of the book could be anything - Telegraph.co.uk

The digital future of the book could be anything - Telegraph.co.uk | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk The digital future of the book could be anything Telegraph.co.uk Last weekend at London's University College London, the future of the book publishing may have been glimpsed at the Futurebook hackathon, an overdue attempt in this...
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Lerner Publishing Group launches Audisee, eBooks with audio - Talking New Media

Lerner Publishing Group launches Audisee, eBooks with audio - Talking New Media | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Lerner Publishing Group launches Audisee, eBooks with audio
Talking New Media
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 23, 2014 — Lerner Publishing Group announced today the launch of Audisee™ eBooks with Audio from Lerner Digital.
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Chicago libraries get $400000 for Wi-Fi hot spots - Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Chicago libraries get $400000 for Wi-Fi hot spots - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
CityLab Chicago libraries get $400000 for Wi-Fi hot spots Crain's Chicago Business (blog) Chicago Public Library is getting $400,000 from the Knight News Challenge for a program to allow patrons to check out Wi-Fi hot spots from six libraries...
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6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer

6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Our favorite little pop-up libraries around the world that encourage reading in local communities.
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Love the idea of picking up books on the run....no matter where...mo matter when!

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10 Reasons Indie Authors Will Capture 50% of the Ebook Market

10 Reasons Indie Authors Will Capture 50% of the Ebook Market | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
I think indie ebooks will account for 50% of ebook sales by 2020. What do you think? On one side of the debate, you have folks such as myself who believe all signs point toward indie ebook authors capturing an ever-greater ...
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Interesting data.

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How To Read Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

How To Read Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Soon you could read all 309 pages of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in under 77 minutes. Yes, you.

To get through it that quickly (a pace of 1,000 words a minute) you'll have to use an about-to-be released app and forgo the ide...
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Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers - The Advocate

Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers - The Advocate | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Local libraries in La. begin to embrace 3-D printers
The Advocate
LIVINGSTON — A few public libraries in Louisiana are moving beyond books, DVDs, newspapers and desktop computers to offer a new tool for their patrons: 3-D printers.
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Blended Librarians Webcast Recording Now Available

Blended Librarians Webcast Recording Now Available | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
The recording of our 9/18 webcast "Would You Watch It: Creating Effective and Engaging Videos" is now available. Over 200 librarians attended the webinar and the evaluation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. If you missed it or if you attended and want
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Reading from books is better for you than reading online

Reading from books is better for you than reading online | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Just half an hour of reading, either with a book or a tablet, can have a multitude of positive effects on your mental health, according to recen
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Slow reading.....the official term for what I have spent my life doing!

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Library book dumping signals a new dark age

Library book dumping signals a new dark age | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Bookless libraries, libraryless towns. Is this the future? What does it even mean?
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Gulp....I really try to stay open minded about these issues, but at heart am an old fashioned girl and have a stack of books on my bedside table....and always will!

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David Sedaris: Living the Fitbit Life

David Sedaris: Living the Fitbit Life | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
I look back on the days I averaged only thirty thousand steps, and think, Honestly, how lazy can you get?
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Fitbit fanatics read on!

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Get a read on this -- libraries bridging the digital divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston

Entrepreneur, Andrew Roskill, advocates for the public library of the future, a bustling, multi-purpose techno center that, in cutting edge communities, alre...
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He gets it...and he isn't a librarian!  Cue cheer squad!

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Self-Published eBooks Accounted for Half of the Growth of the UK eBook Market in 2013 - The Digital Reader

Self-Published eBooks Accounted for Half of the Growth of the UK eBook Market in 2013 - The Digital Reader | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
What’s bigger than a bread box but smaller than your average Hollywood starlet’s wedding? The self-pub share of the UK ebook market, that’s what.
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Bergen libraries increasingly adding foreign language story times, report says - The Star-Ledger

Bergen libraries increasingly adding foreign language story times, report says - The Star-Ledger | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Bergen libraries increasingly adding foreign language story times, report says
The Star-Ledger
The children can then transition to the English-language story hour, Patricia Tumulty, executive director of the New Jersey Library Association, said.
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Social inclusion at its simplest.

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Boy forced to remove Little Free Library from his yard in Kansas - Los Angeles Times

Boy forced to remove Little Free Library from his yard in Kansas - Los Angeles Times | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Boy forced to remove Little Free Library from his yard in Kansas Los Angeles Times Little Free Libraries are a little like a dollhouse full of books: they sit on a pole or wall or fence, have two or three shelves and may include a...
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Give me an "illegal structure" like that any day!

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The Digital Comic Museum

The Digital Comic Museum | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Digital Comic Museum For Download
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Excellent resource for early comic material.

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UK Publisher's Association Launches Library eBook Pilot - The ...

Four libraries in the UK will be participating in the pilot, including Vivacity Peterborough, Newcastle, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (a suburb of London), and Derbyshire. The libraries will have access to a ...
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6 Terms that Instantly Reveal You as a Librarian - OEDB.org

6 Terms that Instantly Reveal You as a Librarian - OEDB.org | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Few professions are as steeped in tradition and esoteric knowledge as librarianship. We have our own dialect packed with specialized jargon that only other
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Guilty as charged!  Thanks JC.

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More ebooks sold than print books

More ebooks sold than print books | Libraries, books and everything in between | Scoop.it
Online retailer Amazon announces it sells more ebooks than hardbacks and paperbacks combined.
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Really?  Read the fine print.

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