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Madison's new Central Library will welcome homeless, but won't serve as a 'day ... - Capital Times

Madison's new Central Library will welcome homeless, but won't serve as a 'day ... - Capital Times | Libraries | Scoop.it
Madison's new Central Library will welcome homeless, but won't serve as a 'day ...
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And to make sure the refurbished library at 201 W. Mifflin, set to reopen on Sept.
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Watch: 'Men, gender equality is your issue too': Emma Watson delivers a powerful speech at the UN about ending gender inequality

Watch: 'Men, gender equality is your issue too': Emma Watson delivers a powerful speech at the UN about ending gender inequality | Libraries | Scoop.it
Emma Watson talks about the misconceptions surrounding feminism and gender equality at UN.
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Great inspiring talk from Emma.

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21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills | Libraries | Scoop.it
Close reading is a hot topic that's just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into eve...
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These are awesome.  Thanks to WeAreTeachers.

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I like this too! Some really useful ideas. 

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Teacher librarians on borrowed time as pages turn on reading sources

Teacher librarians on borrowed time as pages turn on reading sources | Libraries | Scoop.it
Dianne Ruffles has worked in school libraries for more than 30 years and believes her job is more important than ever.
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Millennial​s: Libraries Brightest Hope? - GalleyCat

Millennial​s: Libraries Brightest Hope? - GalleyCat | Libraries | Scoop.it
Millennials: Libraries Brightest Hope?
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BBC Arts - Secret Life of Books: Marvels of the Manuscript - BBC

BBC Arts - Secret Life of Books: Marvels of the Manuscript - BBC | Libraries | Scoop.it
The Secret Life of Books explores manuscripts at the British Library for BBC Arts
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Welcome the Internet Archive to The Commons | IA Flickr Blog | Flickr.net

Welcome the Internet Archive to The Commons | IA Flickr Blog | Flickr.net | Libraries | Scoop.it

Over the past couple of weeks, The Internet Archive has already been uploading content behind the scenes, and today we are very excited to officially launch them into The Commons.

 

The Internet Archive (IA) is best known for its historical library of the web, preserving more than 400 billion web pages dating back to 1996. Yet, its 19 petabytes include more than 600 million pages of digitized texts dating back more than 500 years.

 

What would it look like if those 600 million pages could be “read” completely differently? What if every illustration, drawing, chart, map, or photograph became an entry point, allowing one to navigate the world’s books not as paragraphs of text, but as a visual tapestry of our lives? How would we learn and explore knowledge differently? Those were the questions that launched a project to catalog the imagery of half a millennium of books.

 

The Internet Archive processed more than 2 million volumes from its digital archive, compiling more than 14 million high resolution images spanning nearly every topic imaginable. Each image includes detailed descriptions, including the subject tags of the book it came from and the text immediately surrounding it on the page. The latter is especially powerful, as it allows to keyword search 500 years of images, instantly accessing particular topics or themes.

 

Searching for love yields a myriad images of cherubs and courtship, while mortis (death) offers a glimpse into the early modern period’s fascination with the subject. A search for bird offers a vividly colorful showcase of the world’s bird species, while searching for telephone traces the invention’s history from its introduction as an electric novelty to its widespread adoption.

 

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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
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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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The Four Levels of Readings Every Student should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Four Levels of Readings Every Student should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn how brain differences affect struggling readers, and steps teachers can take to address those differences in the classroom.
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Teacher librarians on borrowed time as pages turn on reading sources

Teacher librarians on borrowed time as pages turn on reading sources | Libraries | Scoop.it

Dianne Ruffles has worked in school libraries for more than 30 years and believes her job is more important than ever.


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The Kind Of Therapy Every Teen Needs

The Kind Of Therapy Every Teen Needs | Libraries | Scoop.it
Though at times it may not feel like it, we're not as isolated as we imagine. Reading about characters who confront and overcome similar predicaments and hurdles reminds us that there's always a way through and that we can all survive, and actually e...
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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | Libraries | Scoop.it
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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

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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