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School Libraries using Google Sites II

School libraries using Google sites (School libraries using Google sites: http://t.co/yneXuZ5HA5 and http://t.co/BxFK6pNTEd #iowatl #tlchat)...
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A few examples to review and get ideas! Take control of your own virtual real estate, if your district won't allow you to manage the offical page.

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Working for a better life - Glens Falls Post-Star

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Working for a better life
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Since last fall, she has been working twice a week with Krista Conrick, an instructor for the WSWHE BOCES Adult Literacy Training program in Glens Falls.
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Complex Texts: Let Readers Make Their Meaning First | MiddleWeb

Complex Texts: Let Readers Make Their Meaning First | MiddleWeb | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Don't force students to "take" rather than "make" meaning from complex texts. To deepen thinking, let them first notice and think about the layers of content.
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Love this poignant perspective.  I love close read, but agree that the kids have to "own" it and digest it--not the teacher.  

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How does the brain speak to itself? - MIT Technology Review

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How does the brain speak to itself?
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Consider the near-ubiquitous ASCII code representing the 128 characters, including numbers and alphanumeric text, used in communications such as plain-text e-mail.
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Standards and Testing in the Obama Administration - Education Next

Standards and Testing in the Obama Administration - Education Next | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
To finance Race to the Top, the US Department of Education took discretionary stimulus money that could be used as conditional grants, and then turned a portion of that money into a competitive grant program.
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Why do they have money?  Because most states winning the money…have had difficulty complying.  

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Integrating Fluency and Syntax Instruction with Complex Text ...

Integrating Fluency and Syntax Instruction with Complex Text ... | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
... developing fluency with “hard” text and its syntax. Although the video is short, it is includes a lot of good information including a short lesson demonstration of how to incorporate fluency and syntax instruction with complex text.
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Great CCSS Research endeavor!

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I posted this, but couldn't help reflect that this would make a GREAT CCSS research project.  EQ:  Should we worry about piracy and vanishing royalties?  (With the rise of Pandora usage and Spotify, will royalties disappear and the industry die?)  Create an evidence based claim to support your opinion!   

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Let's Close Read Taylor Swift's 'WSJ' Op-Ed As Though We Are In High School ... - Bustle

Let's Close Read Taylor Swift's 'WSJ' Op-Ed As Though We Are In High School ...
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So this use of a metaphor means one thing: we must close read a few passages from Taylor Swift's op ed as though we were in a high school English class.
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Had to smile as I read this and wondered how students would react while reading this… 

 

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Experimental procedure could replace reading glasses - WTHR

Experimental procedure could replace reading glasses - WTHR | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Experimental procedure could replace reading glasses WTHR "The lens works by having a clear center portion so the light goes through unimpeded and therefore the distance vision remains good and the surround has power that enables us to see up...
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Cool…I'll let them practice on others for a while.  Then, I'll sign up. 

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West Orange Middle School Promotes Reading Around The World - TheAlternativePress.com

West Orange Middle School Promotes Reading Around The World - TheAlternativePress.com | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
TheAlternativePress.com West Orange Middle School Promotes Reading Around The World TheAlternativePress.com As they leave the tickets, the staff has been taking pictures and sending them back to Liberty reading teacher Maryann Solimo, who is...
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Can reading make you smarter?

Can reading make you smarter? | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Dan Hurley: There is evidence that reading can increase levels of all three major categories of intelligence.
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Carpe Diem!  Read. 

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What's said in 140 characters can last a lifetime

What's said in 140 characters can last a lifetime | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Nicole Kraft believes the days of making a good first impression with a firm handshake and a nice suit are long gone.
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Data Mining should be part of your Cyber-curriculum !  The ugly truth 

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NAEP Results: sudents had trouble finding evidence from texts to support conclusions

NAEP Results: sudents had trouble finding evidence from texts to support conclusions | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Too few high school seniors can interpret a text or develop a math formula.

Via Mel Riddile
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I wonder if they wrote, "I kinda like, think, ya know.."  - Speaking with evidence strengthens opinions… 

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The Fussy Librarian Wants to Help You Find Your Next Book - Digital Book World

The Fussy Librarian Wants to Help You Find Your Next Book - Digital Book World | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
The Fussy Librarian Wants to Help You Find Your Next Book
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The Fussy Librarian is the first website to match readers not only with the genre of books they like, but also their preferences about content.
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Worth a try! 

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31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School

31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Looking to refresh your classroom for back to school? Take your pick from 31 flavors of bulletin board.
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Spotlight on Common Core Strategies for Teachers - Education Week

Spotlight on Common Core Strategies for Teachers - Education Week | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Many teachers are transitioning to the common core with new instructional strategies in place for their classrooms.
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Help! I Need Appropriately Complex Texts for my K-8 Students ...

Help! I Need Appropriately Complex Texts for my K-8 Students ... | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
I want to emphasize the awesomeness of two complex text resources for K-8 teachers: NewsELA and ReadWorks.org. I'll also share some caveats for your.
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Yes.  Your librarians can assist, too. 

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We Are Teachers

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See the books that grades 9-12 teachers say are must-haves for your classroom library. (Best books for grades 9-12—as chosen by #teachers like you!
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Not many surprises...

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Ira Schwartz Accountability Poem 2014

Ira Schwartz, Associate Commissioner of Assessment for NYSED, reads his annual accountability poem at the summer DATAG conference. 7/10/2014.
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Library, schools promote reading to avoid summer 'brain drain' - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Library, schools promote reading to avoid summer 'brain drain' - Casper Star-Tribune Online | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Library, schools promote reading to avoid summer 'brain drain'
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Offer a 10 percent prize for close guesses. A soccer ball. ...
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Same Genes Rule Math, Reading Skills - Discovery News

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Same Genes Rule Math, Reading Skills
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A common set of genes play a role in learning to read and do math, with tiny variants influencing a child's skills in these tasks, according to a study published Tuesday.
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Miami-Dade libraries: Not just for reading anymore - MiamiHerald.com

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Miami-Dade libraries: Not just for reading anymore
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One library, the California Club branch, would close, but a new one under construction, the Northeast branch, would open.
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Picky reader? Let your child try nonfiction or biography - Salisbury Post

Picky reader? Let your child try nonfiction or biography - Salisbury Post | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Picky reader? Let your child try nonfiction or biography
Salisbury Post
What constitutes reading? How do you find that perfect book for a child's interests? With summer reading in full swing, it's a relevant question.
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Skaneateles school district hires New York State deputy education commissioner as superintendent

Skaneateles school district hires New York State deputy education commissioner as superintendent | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
The Skaneateles Central School Board has hired a New York State Deputy Education Commissioner to be the district's next superintendent.
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Another defector! 

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Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome

Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome | News for North Country Cybrarians | Scoop.it
Science teachers looking for fun videos to show how shockingly exciting science can be, look no further.
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From a video, spawn a classroom Inquiry project!  Start with questions…end with answers! 

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American Children Read... But Not Well Or Often

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NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters Health) - Although American children still spend part of their days reading, they are spending less time doing it for pleasure than decades ago, with significant gaps in proficiency, according to a report released on...
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No surprise. 

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