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Ditching Traditional Grades & My Online Grade Book

Ditching Traditional Grades & My Online Grade Book | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Last year, I began experimenting with standards-based grading and wrote a blog titled 'Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook.' My goal was to shift the conversation away from the accumulation of points and, instead, focus on the development...
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8 Ways I Make Learning Fun by Using QR Codes in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers

8 Ways I Make Learning Fun by Using QR Codes in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn how this fifth grade teacher found creative ways to use QR codes in the classroom.
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ON LIBRARIES: Fake News and the Teachable Moment

ON LIBRARIES: Fake News and the Teachable Moment | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Every librarian and teacher knows the magic of the teachable moment. Something occurs in the life of students or in the world and suddenly the kids are eager to find out more.  Whatever you teach at that moment, helping them get a better understanding of the situation will stay with them, possibly forever and with…
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Australian School Library Celebrations & Reading Promotions Calendar

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100 Must-Read Picture Books For Kids and Adults

100 Must-Read Picture Books For Kids and Adults | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
A list of 100 wonderful, must-read picture books for all ages, from icon classics to hidden gems and modern hits.
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10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Fake news is popping up everywhere! Use these 10 tips to spot them a mile away.
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Reading to your child: the difference it makes

Reading to your child: the difference it makes | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
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Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 43 Links to Help

Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 43 Links to Help | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
It's all around us. It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxe
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The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how. | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
In the era of fake news, librarians are our best hope for educating kids about bogus reporting, biased points of view, and more.
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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
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Seven Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break – John Spencer

Seven Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break – John Spencer | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
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9 Books to Read If You Miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Hub

9 Books to Read If You Miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Hub | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Though the show aired one to two years before most of today’s high school seniors were born, Buffy the Vampire Slayer still has a cult…
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Inquiry Research: Moving Students Toward Independence

Inquiry Research: Moving Students Toward Independence | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.
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12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading

12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Nurturing a love for reading begins with providing reasons for reading and getting students excited about books.
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Teachers - digital literacy and school librarians. Innovation at it's best!

Teachers - digital literacy and school librarians. Innovation at it's best! | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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What Will I Read Next? - FREE ebook! - Children's Books Daily...

What Will I Read Next? - FREE ebook! - Children's Books Daily... | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Lists | Tips | Inspiration What will I read next? It’s probably the question I am most often asked as a teacher librarian and children’s book blogger. Given how much children’s and young adult (YA) lit I read, the question shouldn’t stump me at all, but when put on the spot I often have a mind blank
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Reading for pleasure — a door to success

Reading for pleasure — a door to success | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Evidence indicates reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health and learning outcomes. It also gives people access to culture and heritage and empowers them to become active citizens, who can contribute to economic and social development.
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So where have all our school teacher librarians gone?

So where have all our school teacher librarians gone? | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians are disappearing from schools all over Australia at a ridiculous rate, which is resulting in a drastic drop in children’s literacy skills across the board … Why is this happening?
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10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom - Best of 2016

10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom - Best of 2016 | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
As I usually do during this week, I'm taking some time off to relax, ski, and work on some long-term projects for the next year. Thi
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Why We Need to Make Space for Quiet Teachers - Quiet Revolution

Why We Need to Make Space for Quiet Teachers - Quiet Revolution | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Advice from an introverted teacher on how to handle the increasing push for extroverted experience in the classroom, for both teachers and students.
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Say Hello to Hoaxy: “Indiana University Researchers Launch Tool to Understand Spread of Fake News”

Say Hello to Hoaxy: “Indiana University Researchers Launch Tool to Understand Spread of Fake News” | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
From Indiana University: The tool, called Hoaxy, visualizes how claims in the news -- and fact checks of those claims -- spread online through social networks.
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From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines

From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .
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Look at how we’re teaching nonfiction!

Look at how we’re teaching nonfiction! | Primary School Libraries | Scoop.it
As another school year winds to a close, I’m feeling encouraged about the state of nonfiction reading and writing in elementary classrooms across the country.In 2010, when the Common Core State Sta…
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