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Informational Text: Multiple Points of View in Multiple Formats | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Informational Text: Multiple Points of View in Multiple Formats | Teaching with the Library of Congress | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
Informational Text: Multiple Points of View in Multiple Formats. A blog post at "Teaching with the Library of Congress" on 2013-04-25.
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Interesting organization--group resources by the skills you can teach with them.

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Teaching Reading in the Digital Age

Teaching Reading in the Digital Age | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
What does it really mean to teach reading in a digital age? It means teaching both ways and also in new ways. It means going back to school and learning to read along with our students, in a world ...
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Great article comparing and connecting reading strategies for print to reading strategies for the digital age.

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Technologies that are changing and will change the world | eSchool News

Well before the days of Siri, functional educational robots, and touch technology, futurists and technology enthusiasts made predictions that ended up being eerily close to some of today’s most popular technologies (just check out the Knowledge...
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Meet the Makers: Can a DIY movement revolutionize how we learn? - The Digital Shift

Meet the Makers: Can a DIY movement revolutionize how we learn? - The Digital Shift | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
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Libraries, museums, schools are settings for maker space. "The maker movement, known to past generations as “DIY” (do-it-yourself), encourages collaboration, invention, and radical participation with a single goal: to create new things."

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21st Century Children's Nonfiction: A Conference Recap

21st Century Children's Nonfiction: A Conference Recap | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards and the digital revolution were the dominant themes of the inaugural 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference held at the SUNY New Paltz campus in upstate New York.
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A nonfiction book conference (writers and educator) noting the increased importance of nonfiction--and good writing--with the common core. Lerner's own Patricia Stockland was one of the speakers: "There is a revolution going on in nonfiction right now,” Stewart said. “In this climate, the role of nonfiction is to delight as well as to inform.”

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“Do you ever read any of the books you [weed]?” : News & Culture : Smile Politely

“Do you ever read any of the books you [weed]?” : News & Culture : Smile Politely | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
Smile Politely is Champaign-Urbana's independent online magazine. We provide the community with a passionate, trustworthy, informed point of view on local music, arts, culture, food & drink, sports, politics and news.
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#bookgate: extreme weeding at public library. The Urbana Free Library was apparently weeding all nonfiction published prior to 2003, based on a decision from the library’s director. Suggested by Carol Hinz:

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KDL Weblog » Blog Archive » Why Did My Library Move My Stuff?

KDL Weblog » Blog Archive » Why Did My Library Move My Stuff? | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
Kent District Library circulates over 5 million items per year, including books, movies, music, computer software, console video games and more. KDL also offers library services and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
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public library abandoning Dewey in favor of BISAC

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LEAD issues five digital learning recommendations | eSchool News

On the heels of President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative launch, the bipartisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission released a five-point blueprint outlining specific actions to accelerate the expansion of K-12 digital learning.
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5 actions: update wiring/increase bandwidth in schools, deploy devices to students, adopt digital curriculum, learn from model schools, train teachers/students how to interact using technology.

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New GED tests stir concerns, draw competitors | Hechinger Report

New GED tests stir concerns, draw competitors | Hechinger Report | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
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GED tests being revamped for Common Core: "Its more-rigorous content will be aligned with the new Common Core State Standards, which ask students to do more analysis and deeper-level thinking."

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The Digital Lives of Teens: Mobile is Now

The Digital Lives of Teens: Mobile is Now | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
Matt Galligan, co-founder of SimpleGeo, says, "The future of mobile is the future of everything." Galligan sees a future where mobile will pervade every facet of life, from communication to wallets t
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Screenagers gravitate to phones, not tablets.

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10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer

10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
These are the tools that will transform your classroom in the fall because you’ll notice the definite threads that run throughout all these applications... real-time, collaborate and creative! Thos...
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Interesting look at new tools for teachers

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Libraries

The Adventures of Library Girl: Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Libraries | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
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Jennifer LeGarde's Declaration of Students Rights to School Libraries

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ISTE: DOE talks 6 education technology changes, new initiatives | eSchool News

In yet another packed ISTE 2013 highlighted session, Richard Culatta, acting director at the Office of Educational In yet another packed ISTE 2013 highlighted session, Richard Culatta, acting director at the Office of Educational Technology at the...
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The DOE recently launched its Learning Registry, a depository of educational content.

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Community Schools: A Model for the Middle Grades

Community Schools: A Model for the Middle Grades | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
Building a community-schools model around middle school students is making a difference, four leaders of the program write.
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Community schools address healthcare issues and make connections to the family, providing needed support in low-income areas.

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Notes from The Nonfiction Dialogue Stickler of Doom — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Notes from The Nonfiction Dialogue Stickler of Doom — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
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Betsy Bird on her issues with dialog in nonfiction, after reading the Nobleman article.

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Notes from the Field: Going “Dewey Free” at Kent District Library, by Rebecca Vnuk | Booklist Online

Notes from the Field: Going “Dewey Free” at Kent District Library, by Rebecca  Vnuk | Booklist Online | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
Booklist Online Book Review: Notes from the Field: Going “Dewey Free” at Kent District Library.Vnuk, Rebecca (author).FEATURE.First published June 12, 2013 (Booklist Online).Reference - Library Science...
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more on the public library that went from Dewey to BISAC organization

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Virtual Learning for Little Ones Raises Developmental Questions

Virtual Learning for Little Ones Raises Developmental Questions | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
Educators are working to make sure the technologies elementary students are using are appropriate for their age and highly interactive.
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importance of using digital to enhance learning--but also set limits.

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connected_fact_sheet.pdf

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Obama's five-year plan for ensuring 99% of schools have high-speed connectivity, trained teachers, and educational devices in schools.

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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
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results of Pew study on libraries and the Internet: “I believe public libraries should move away from being ‘houses of knowledge’ and move more towards being ‘houses of access.’ This is what the public is asking for and we are here to serve them.”

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Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | School Library Journal

Chicago To Add New School Libraries—Even As It Closes Schools | School Library Journal | School and Library News for LPG | Scoop.it
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Chicago is adding 4 stand-alone school libraries, spending $2 million on facilities. (Yet, one person interviewed said the books are falling apart in her libraries, and she can't replace them.)

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