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Three Steps for Improving Teacher Questions

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Ben Johnson served as an administrator in large and small schools, and at a charter school.
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Content of interest to those who work in the wilderness that is the middle school library.
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Core Principles of MLE

Core Principles of MLE | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
As the field of media literacy education has matured over the past 25 years, its focus has evolved from WHAT is taught to HOW we teach. The Core Principles of
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Why Making, (and especially, why in a Library?)

Why Making, (and especially, why in a Library?) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Periodically, we will have guest blog posts from library and museum
practitioners working in makerspaces or maker programs. These blog posts,
among other aspects, will highlight: why making furthers the goals of their
program or organization, what roles people play in facilitating making in
their programs and spaces and, what some of the tools and materials are
that are key to support learning in their maker learning experiences.

First off, we have Terry Lawler from Phoenix Public Library
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A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The weekend before a TED conference, each speaker rehearses their talk in the TED theater. It’s a chance for the speakers to get to know the space, for our curators to give last-minute suggestions ...
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13 Digital Research Tools For The Google Generation

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13 Digital Research Tools And The Credibility Lessons They Teach
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Sean on Twitter

Sean on Twitter | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Modified reading frenzy today. Loaded the tables with articles related to possible research topics, read or pass. pic.twitter.com/qdzL02eVxE
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Blog Platforms for Teachers Compared In One Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Blog Platforms for Teachers Compared In One Chart | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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The Problem with Journalism and the Internet, in One Quote

The Problem with Journalism and the Internet, in One Quote | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Jonah Peretti: I think there’s an interesting tension between what’s good for the user and what’s good for the industry. That was really created by Google. Say The New Yorker writes a really long 1...
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There Are Too Many Studies, New Study Finds

There Are Too Many Studies, New Study Finds | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Researchers say there is an 'attention decay' in science.
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Reading across many sources and identifying trends and patterns is becoming an increasingly important information skill.

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Reference Resources Librarians Don't Want You to Know About (*Wink*)

Reference Resources Librarians Don't Want You to Know About (*Wink*) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Mostly online, all excellent: reference resources to answer that burning question, STAT.
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What We Got Wrong About Books

What We Got Wrong About Books | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Lack of information about how books are actually used has resulted in a set of actions that don't make solid economic sense. Now that more end-user information is becoming available, the book busi...
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Media Literacy 101

Media Literacy 101 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The term media literacy has been around for years with various definitions. Most of the definitions include the words “analyze”, “critique” and “evaluate”
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Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar's presence in popular media.

Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar's presence in popular media. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Scholars all around the world are almost solely judged upon their publications in (prestigious) peer-reviewed journals. Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr argue that publications in the popular media...
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Serving Conservative Teens

Serving Conservative Teens | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
An educator recommends titles for teen patrons of diverse faiths, along with tips and a working booklist. Check out these suggestions, and add your own.
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eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem eBooksAreForever, library ebooks Libraries are getting screwed on ebooks even worse than consumers. Where a consumer has to worry about content vanishing with a deceased ebookstore or an e
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Bonnie Barnes's curator insight, April 7, 9:29 AM

I wish someone would just make all this confusion go away! :)

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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!
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True tech integration starts with learning goals | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

True tech integration starts with learning goals | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The real challenge is not integrating technology effectively. It's developing a vision for technology use
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We Are Instant Number Crunchers – Phenomena: The Loom

We Are Instant Number Crunchers – Phenomena: The Loom | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
If you have ever struggled through a math class, you may not think of numbers as natural. They may seem more like a tool that you have learn how to use, like Excel or a nail gun. And it's certainly...
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Information use: Why statistical evidence works so well in persuasive essays and debates!

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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design and the Line Between Editing and Censorship

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design and the Line Between Editing and Censorship | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
"More isn't always better: no more in information design than in poetry..."

Once again this year, I was delighted to serve on the "Brain
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How Millennials Get News

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Millennials consume news and information in strikingly different ways than previous generations, according to a new study.
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