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2013 SLANZA Conference and Workshop - Life After 6

2013 SLANZA Conference and Workshop - Life After 6 | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Critical Thinking

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Fantastic resources here!

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11 Great Search Engines for Social Science Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Great Search Engines for Social Science Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense

Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense | Libraries | Scoop.it
Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.
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Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten | Libraries | Scoop.it
Waldkindergartens, an all-outdoor kindergarten in Switzerland/Rona RIchter For the typical American kindergartner, unstructured free play during the school day consists of 20 to 30 minutes of recess,...
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Why a writing workshop framework works for young authors

Why a writing workshop framework works for young authors | Libraries | Scoop.it
Our goal is to develop independence in young authors
We all have stories to tell. Regardless if our stories are told orally, through body language, or written composition, students need to feel ownership and validation in their work.
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Libraries Are Not a "Netflix" for Books - BOOK RIOT

Libraries Are Not a "Netflix" for Books - BOOK RIOT | Libraries | Scoop.it
If there’s one phrase I dislike more than the latest company touting itself as the “Netflix for books,” it’s when the retort is that such a thing already exists and it’s called the library. The library is not a Netflix for books.
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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Envisioning Libraries of the Future

Envisioning Libraries of the Future | Libraries | Scoop.it
The debate over the future of libraries continues to rage. Will they even continue to exist? If they do, they will surely not continue on unchanged. This librarian wants to weigh in, and The Slate ...
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The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading

The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading | Libraries | Scoop.it
The deep reading of books and the information-driven reading we do on the web are very different, both in the experience they produce and in the capacities they develop. Recent research has demonstrated that deep reading—slow, immersive, rich in sensory detail and emotional and moral complexity—is a distinctive experience, different in kind from the mere decoding of words.
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Two Vic kids escape abduction

Two Vic kids escape abduction | Libraries | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE, May 13 – Two children escaped possible abduction by a man who attempted to snatch them from a Victorian primary school, police say.
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Treasure Hunt: Coldplay Has Hidden Lyric Sheets in Libraries Around the World

Treasure Hunt: Coldplay Has Hidden Lyric Sheets in Libraries Around the World | Libraries | Scoop.it
As part of the lead up to their album Ghost Stories—which drops on May 16—Coldplay has launched a global treasure hunt. In nine libraries around the world, they’ve put lyric sheets corresponding with songs from album inside of actual ghost novels.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You | Libraries | Scoop.it

"Have I peaked your interest? Do you know about #makerspaces? As you are already well-aware, technology has dramatically changed the way we live our lives, and no other teacher has seen more changes than the school media specialist or teacher-librarian. According to makerspace.com,  makerspaces are "community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone." Places where students can find makerspaces include their school library, public library or local museum. Makerspace.com provides a directory of makerspaces HERE and maker community groups HERE. Does your school have a makerspace you would like to showcase? If so, drop me an email: jgreller (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
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Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Bacon Punctuation: A Sentence about Bacon for Every Use of Punctuation - Infographic

Bacon Punctuation: A Sentence about Bacon for Every Use of Punctuation - Infographic | Libraries | Scoop.it
There are fifteen punctuation marks in the English language, each of which serves a variety of purposes. A couple months ago, I charted each of the fifteen punctuation marks in order of how much each punctuation mark does. As insightful as that may (or may not) have been, that chart didn't provide an example for all the ways to use punctuation marks. So my solution? I wrote a sentence for every single way to use each of the punctuation marks. And what better thing to write about in each sentence than America's favorite food?

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This is a light-hearted but correct punctuation piece all to do with bacon.  Might help some students remember.

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11 of the world's most beautiful libraries | Communities on GOOD

11 of the world's most beautiful libraries | Communities on GOOD | Libraries | Scoop.it
“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future,” wrote Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, the ultimate book defenders' manifesto.
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Libraries 'crucial' for local life

Libraries 'crucial' for local life | Libraries | Scoop.it
Public libraries play a crucial role in community life a review finds as dozens of centres face closure under council cutbacks.
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Book Week Connect to Reading 2014

Book Week Connect to Reading 2014 | Libraries | Scoop.it
Links & ideas to use for Bookweek activities
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15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Get From the Library - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Get From the Library - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Libraries | Scoop.it
Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin
15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Get From the Library
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Of course libraries have books.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Libraries | Scoop.it
Article Link- Neil Gaiman gives The Reading Agency annual lecture on the future of reading and libraries. Photograph: Robin Mayes It's important for people to tell you what side they are on and why...
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Future? Libraries? What Now? - After the ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries

Future? Libraries? What Now? - After the ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries | Libraries | Scoop.it
*** This post was originally published in ACRL TechConnect on May 21, 2014.*** I attended the ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries a few weeks ago. [Let's give it a minute for that to sink in.] Ye...
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A Handy Chart Featuring New Learners Vs New Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Chart Featuring New Learners Vs New Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Why Don’t Teens Read For Pleasure Like They Used To?

Why Don’t Teens Read For Pleasure Like They Used To? | Libraries | Scoop.it
A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.
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Book News: Harper Lee Agrees To E-Book Version Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Book News: Harper Lee Agrees To E-Book Version Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' | Libraries | Scoop.it
Also: J.K. Rowling says her mother never knew about Harry Potter, and George R.R. Martin on drones.
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Running a Maker Faire: Good Hard Fun at St Joachim's

Running a Maker Faire: Good Hard Fun at St Joachim's | Libraries | Scoop.it
After being inspired by our fantastic day working with Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez at the Invent to Learn day hosted by Brisbane Catholic Education (which you can read about in the earlier post...
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