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School libraries are an indispensible function in education. Adopt the school library function in your school and improve the learning results.
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Home of the Book Genome Project

Home of the Book Genome Project | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
BookLamp is a book analytic engine powered by the Book Genome Project. BookLamp's technology has applications in book discovery, reader advisory, and book suggestions similar to how Pandora.com analyzes music.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Widbook - Collaborative Creation of Multimedia Books

Free Technology for Teachers: Widbook - Collaborative Creation of Multimedia Books | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"Widbook has the potential to be a good web-based platform for students to use to construct multimedia research papers. Widbook could also be a good platform for teachers to use to create their own multimedia textbooks to use in their classrooms"


Via Rosa Martins
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Reading boost in store as shops back campaign - Education - The News

Reading boost in store as shops back campaign - Education - The News | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
SAINSBURY’S stores are asking customers to hand in good quality books to stock up local school libraries as part of The News’ literacy campaign Read All About It.
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The Future of the Book.

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book.

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Libraries That Say No to Books, But Yes to Cappuccino Machines - HUMAN EVENTS

Video: Part 2 of Jason Mattera's interview with Daniel Flynn, author of Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America.
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Book week in Australia introduces special song

In Australia, Book Week 2012 is approaching. The theme is "Champions Read".

Nathan Cahill has written a special song for this occassion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFnuBB7GAyQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Please watch the video and share this with your patrons / pupils. As you can see from the comments from students and teachers, a great way to promote books and reading:
What the students say:

"Can we sing it again?"

"I love the beat!"

"Can we do this for assembly?"

What the teachers say:

"Sounds amazingly wonderful"

"What a great song!! And what great resources!!"

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Students Seek Books For a Peopled Planet

Students Seek Books For a Peopled Planet | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A student-driven project builds a library for planetary stewards.
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Petition to Bring MAS Suspended Books Back to Students | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Petition to Bring MAS Suspended Books Back to Students | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
TUCSON - Signatures just keep pouring in on an online petition showing outrage that the Tucson Unified School District pulled its Mexican American Studies books off school shelves.
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The Joy of Books

The Joy of Books | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it


Last year, 'crazedadman' and his wife reorganized a small bookshelf and recorded the project in an endearing stop motion film.
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Books for Seaside School libraries

Books for Seaside School libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
"Kids need other things than just devices to occupy
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