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Which kind of book lover are you? [infographic]

Which kind of book lover are you? [infographic] | Libraries | Scoop.it
Laura E. Kelly is a digital consultant helping authors establish and maintain their digital presence. She has just released a fun-to-read infographic that
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Maker Education Resources - Edutopia

Maker Education Resources - Edutopia | Libraries | Scoop.it

"How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice."


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Transform Your School: Practical Tips for Starting a Makerspace @DIANARENDINA

"Makerspaces are an amazing way to bring STEAM, creativity and informal learning into your school, but with so much information out there, many educators aren’t sure of where to get started. In this session, you will get ideas and inspiration on how to bring the Maker Education Movement into your school. Topics covered will include: cultivating a Maker culture, getting student input, finding space, securing funds and donations, gathering supplies, making it happen, and sharing with others. Throughout the presentation, you will see examples from the creation of our school’s library Makerspace, as well as examples from other schools."


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 18, 8:03 AM

Here's a slide deck that outlines the key issues for moving forward with a Maker space. In the Pittsburgh area Maker Spaces are popping up in schools, libraries, community centers, and wherever kids are building and creating. 

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Enter the Guardian children's fiction prize 2015

Enter the Guardian children's fiction prize 2015 | Libraries | Scoop.it
Submissions are now open for publishers to enter the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2015. The closing date is midnight Tuesday 21 April 2015
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Why Millions of Grownups Are Buying These Coloring Books For Adults

Why Millions of Grownups Are Buying These Coloring Books For Adults | Libraries | Scoop.it
Amazon's Top 100 book list changes hourly, but there are a few mainstays right now: All the Light We Cannot See, of course, and the unreleased Go Set a Watchman. Oh, and two coloring books for grownups.

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The evolutionof our libraries - Dallas Morning News

The evolutionof our libraries - Dallas Morning News | Libraries | Scoop.it
There will always be a place for the library, note Dallas Public Library’s Jo Giudice and UNT’s Herman Totten. They are among the last places where everybody is welcome.
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Makerspace Infographic - Heather Lister

Makerspace Infographic - Heather Lister | Libraries | Scoop.it
Makerspace | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, March 30, 11:53 AM

The Maker movement is pretty powerful and open to all.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, April 1, 7:45 PM

These are great infographics for educators.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 6, 11:54 AM

Loving MakerSpace @ the library.

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You have to see these libraries. (But shh—people are reading.) - Macleans.ca

You have to see these libraries. (But shh—people are reading.) - Macleans.ca | Libraries | Scoop.it
Books may be under siege, but these odd, charming libraries are taking them to the Earth’s farthest corners
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100 Books Every Teacher Should Read - A.J. Juliani

100 Books Every Teacher Should Read - A.J. Juliani | Libraries | Scoop.it
I am by habit a bibliophile. I read at least 25 pages of a book per day which usually turns in to 40-60 books per year. I’ve written a few books myself, and plan to write more.
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Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer | Libraries | Scoop.it
"Deep reading" is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy
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Welcome to New York: the city of dreams in the 70s and 80s – in pictures

Welcome to New York: the city of dreams in the 70s and 80s – in pictures | Libraries | Scoop.it
Camilo José Vergara has spent four decades documenting the changing landscapes of US cities.
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School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students

School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students | Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries present an interesting conundrum to policy makers and patrons alike. A Pew Internet study, for example, showed just how mixed-up the sentiments

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Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED - Brian Aspinall

Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED - Brian Aspinall | Libraries | Scoop.it
As I gear up to present student work at ETFO’s ICT Conference in Toronto, I’d like to share some ideas:

1. Coding allows for students to learn across math strands instead of in isolation.

2. Coding is a place for students to fail safely.

3. Coding allows students to take risks and solve problems.

4. Computational thinking is a form of problem solving not accomplished with textbook work.

5. “Making” is creative. Creativity is fun.

Here is a student application coded to support our Grade 8 probability strand. We extended our projects with Makey Makeys so users had a physical interaction.

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What are the best cakes based on children's books?

What are the best cakes based on children's books? | Libraries | Scoop.it
From The Gruffalo to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to cakes fit for Katniss Everdeen. The Book Doctor has ideas for edible cakes of favourite books for Easter and beyond!
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Hundreds show up for book giveaway at Paterson library - Paterson - NorthJersey.com

Hundreds show up for book giveaway at Paterson library - Paterson - NorthJersey.com | Libraries | Scoop.it
On a chilly early spring morning, there was a line of children and their parents waiting to get inside the city’s main library on Saturday.
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Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.

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Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity

Does reading actually change the brain? - Futurity | Libraries | Scoop.it
After reading a novel, actual changes linger in the brain, at least for a few days, report researchers.
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25 Ridiculously Wonderful Books To Read With Kids In 2015

25 Ridiculously Wonderful Books To Read With Kids In 2015 | Libraries | Scoop.it
Picture books guaranteed to make both adults and children excited for story time.

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Picture books are not just for babies

Picture books are not just for babies | Libraries | Scoop.it
The shortlist for the Kate Greenaway award shows how illustrated books for older children are flourishing in the digital age

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'James Patterson widely known author, launches grant program for libraries'

'James Patterson widely known author, launches grant program for libraries' | Libraries | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Having handed out more than $1 million to help independent bookstores, James Patterson is now sharing his wealth with some other vital, but often struggling institutions: School libraries.

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Koalas hug trees because they're cool - Futurity

Koalas hug trees because they're cool - Futurity | Libraries | Scoop.it
Scientists have used thermal imaging to discover that koalas cope with extreme heat by resting against cooler tree trunks.
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Is recess the most important class of the day? - Futurity

Is recess the most important class of the day? - Futurity | Libraries | Scoop.it
Recess is more than just a chance for kids to play and have fun. A high-quality recess can help students feel safe and ready to learn, experts say.
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Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals: longlists announced - Telegraph

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals: longlists announced - Telegraph | Libraries | Scoop.it
Meg Rosoff, Geraldine McCaughrean, Patrick Ness and Chris Riddell among children's authors and illustrators in the running for the coveted medals
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Yes, It Matters If The Science In Your Science Fiction Story Is Accurate - io9

Yes, It Matters If The Science In Your Science Fiction Story Is Accurate - io9 | Libraries | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of debate lately over whether science fiction needs accurate science -- or whether it's even worth discussing the accuracy of science in science fiction. What kind of person expects a science textbook instead of just a fun romp?
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