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5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports | School libraries | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne writes: " Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. Having students create book trailers is an excellent alternative to traditional book report projects."


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Great idea to share your ideas about books you have enjoyed.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 27, 11:12 AM

Student-created book trailers are a big goal of mine for the upcoming school year.  And here's a more recent post of Richard's which suggests a collaborative space to collect book trailers:   http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/06/why-book-trailers-are-great.html#.U62JH_ldWSo

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4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator

4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator | School libraries | Scoop.it
Cross posted to the Langwitches Blog by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano   We are in the middle of the Connected Educator Month. I am looking at 4 big ideas around the connected educator through the ...
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Any librarian can help teachers become connected. Just ask!

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School libraries and student success | I Love Libraries

School libraries and student success | I Love Libraries | School libraries | Scoop.it
Read why school libraries make a difference in student success @ILoveLibraries http://t.co/OIl11M6KGP
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Why you should have a good school library!

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Three Options for Independent Reading on the iPad - Primary Preoccupation

Three Options for Independent Reading on the iPad - Primary Preoccupation | School libraries | Scoop.it
Primary teachers (and in fact all teachers) are always on the look out for quality reading options for their students.  This is true for digital format books as well as more traditional book forms. When my six and seven-year old students read independently on their iPads, I want to offer them good options as well. Fortunately, I have found three worthwhile options for my six and seven year olds.

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Something for you to share with the teachers!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 11, 6:58 AM

Some really useful tips on using your iPad in a classroom setting that will help you inspire reading for pleasure. Thanks for sharing John! 

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10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog

10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog | School libraries | Scoop.it

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Reading is so important!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 20, 10:08 AM

A blog and info to share with your parents and caregivers. 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 20, 11:32 AM
Always good to see a reminder.
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Study Reveals that a Trip to the Library Feels the same as a $2,282 pay raise. | Mapachili

Study Reveals that a Trip to the Library Feels the same as a $2,282 pay raise. | Mapachili | School libraries | Scoop.it

 I love this study 


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If that is how you feel going to a library just think how you could feel if you went to your school library every day :)

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Introducing EdTech to Reluctant Teachers | Teaching Techie Teens

Introducing EdTech to Reluctant Teachers | Teaching Techie Teens | School libraries | Scoop.it

"Despite the stereotype of older teachers avoiding technology and younger teachers embracing it, in reality there are many teachers who are reluctant to use technology. There are a number of reasons for this, from lack of control to behaviour management to beliefs in ‘traditional’ teaching. There are a number of ways, though, that you can begin to introduce to reluctant teachers."


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School Librarians will help take the fear away :) We don't always know how everything works but we are happy to help you find out. 

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The Literary Platform

The Literary Platform | School libraries | Scoop.it
The Literary Platform is dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology. It brings together comment from industry figures and key thinkers, and encourages debate.
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This may be of interest. 

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Excellent collection of Chromebook Resources

The Hottest Chromebook Resource On the Planet. Welcome to the best Chromebook resource on the planet. This is a collection of Chromebook resources that let you get started with your Chromebook, become a pro and stay up to date.

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A good list to get you started on Chromebook. 

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Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | TechFaster

Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | TechFaster | School libraries | Scoop.it

"hrough the course of our “summer school” here at Techfaster we’ve met plenty of tech savvy educators. From ISTE in early July to the NAESP show and Campus Tech that wrapped up this week, teachers, administrators and education enthusiasts were learning, sharing, and networking with each other. These are definitely the tech savvy teacher type, and that’s validated in the infographic below from Daily Genius."


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Do you need help to become a tech savvy teacher? @SLS Guernsey can help. 

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Bookworm Haven: 10 websites to get FREE e-books

Bookworm Haven: 10 websites to get FREE e-books | School libraries | Scoop.it
Score awesome e-books, audiobooks and comics (legally!) without shelling out a single centavo on these websites!

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An amazing list of free e-books!

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 7, 8:07 PM

good list of options to get access to free e-books and audio books

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | School libraries | Scoop.it
The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!

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"show your children from an early age that reading is fun!"

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W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 7, 2:46 PM

Reading for pleasure calms the mind and builds ELA skills like vocabulary, imagination, and syntax.

Paper has a different effect than tablets but I agree with much of the infographic.

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | School libraries | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

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Great advice for flipping your classroom. 

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 7, 7:26 PM

Simple infographic that gives clear and simple guidance to the process of 'flipping' a lesson.  Good to demonstrate 'simplicity' of process to sceptical colleagues.

Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
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Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology

Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology | School libraries | Scoop.it
In the six months Mikael Jacobsen has worked as learning experiences manager at the Skokie Public Library, his days have come to include everything from teaching classes to producing movies and offering information about Microsoft Office products. He oversees the library's digital media lab, coordinates its digital literacy offerings and introduces ideas in hands-on learning for non-traditional items, such as video cameras patrons can check out.

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If you are not sure what librarians do then read this. 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 29, 8:16 AM

Some good news from the Chicago Tribune: Employment of librarians is expected to grow 7 percent by 2022, slower than average compared to other occupations. In the future, fewer librarians are expected to be needed as the public becomes more adept at using electronic resources, but at the same time, the rise in electronic information is expected to boost the demand for librarians who know how to do research..

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Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes

Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes | School libraries | Scoop.it
Turn meaningful words into beautiful images in just seconds
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I think this is a really great way of students displaying the quotes they find in a great way. 

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Free Resources for School Libraries - ClasswatchBlog

Free Resources for School Libraries - ClasswatchBlog | School libraries | Scoop.it
A collection of free resources for school libraries, ideal for primary and secondary school libraries. Download free resources for school libraries today.
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If you haven't claimed your free books it's time you did! Wish we were part of England!

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21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills | School libraries | Scoop.it
Close reading is a hot topic that's just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into eve...

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Always nice to be reminded!

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Linda Denty's curator insight, September 22, 6:18 PM

These are awesome.  Thanks to WeAreTeachers.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 23, 1:52 AM

I like this too! Some really useful ideas. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events | School libraries | Scoop.it

"The Trading Card Creator is one of my favorite tools offered by Read Write Think. The Trading Card Creator allows students to create trading cards about people, places, and events both real and fictional. It is available as a browser-based tool, as an iPad app, and as an Android app. In the video below I demonstrate how to use the browser-based version of the Trading Card Creator."


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I like the idea of this. Must get some of our students to try it out.

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Rebecca Renck's curator insight, September 23, 1:37 PM

A fun tool to use for combining facts with a little creativity for kids to create themselves.

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | School libraries | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students

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Thanks for sharing this!

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10 Time Management Tips for Teachers

10 Time Management Tips for Teachers | School libraries | Scoop.it
As someone who worked in education for several years, I can tell you that one of my biggest obstacles was time — as in, there was never enough of it. But rather than turn my teaching job into a 24/...

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I would also add "use your school librarian" They will work with you, save you loads of time and are real experts in teaching and learning. #schoollibrarians #libraries #teaching

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The best young adult books of 2014 - Telegraph

The best young adult books of 2014 - Telegraph | School libraries | Scoop.it
The must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly k

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Looking for something to read. Try this list. 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 14, 1:39 AM

I know what I will be ordering today. Any other suggestions would be good. 

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Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet

Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet | School libraries | Scoop.it
When you find a picture online that would be perfect for your project, it's hard to know whether you're allowed to use it. Follow this flow chart to know for sure and avoid getting yourself in any trouble.

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Always useful to remind yourself when you can use a picture and when you can't.

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Free Image Resources for Almost Anything

Free Image Resources for Almost Anything | School libraries | Scoop.it
I have come across a lot of posts with resources to free images and find them fascinating. Then I forget where they heck they are and even if I find them it takes way too long! So, I decided to put together a Symbaloo page to make it accessible to me immediately. If you're not…

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Free images list, thanks for sharing!

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5 STEM & Literacy Activities for Kids - Blog - Destination Imagination

5 STEM & Literacy Activities for Kids - Blog - Destination Imagination | School libraries | Scoop.it

"Summer may be a great time for fun and sun, but it’s also an important time to keep your child’s mind mentally fit. From teaching STEM concepts and 21st century skills to simply having fun exploring their creative potential through play, check out some of our favorite, thrifty kids' activities from a couple of our favorite blogging parents on the net!"

 


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Looking for something to do with your children this summer? Check this out!

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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! | School libraries | Scoop.it

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The best way to find out what students think about their school libraries is to ask them!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 3, 5:27 PM

Shannon Miller on the importance of student voice.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 4, 1:32 AM

we need to start listening to our students. We are there for them and we can give them a voice. 

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 4, 4:30 AM

Koulukirjastonhoitaja Iowasta kyseli oppilailta Twitterin kautta, mitä he koululta haluavat ja mitä siitä ajattelevat . Lista on ehdottomasti tutustumisen arvoinen!! 

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Crime on social media covered by existing UK law, Lords conclude (Wired UK)

Crime on social media covered by existing UK law, Lords conclude (Wired UK) | School libraries | Scoop.it
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications has concluded that our current laws are sufficient for dealing with offences committed on social media
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Always interesting to read about how the UK is dealing with social media crimes.

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