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14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.
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A good start to a school library display for the new year.

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30 Day Twitter Challenge for Teachers by Eric Langhorst

30 Day Twitter Challenge for Teachers by Eric Langhorst | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Eric Langhorst has produced a 30 Day Twiiter Challenge which takes teachers step-by-step in learning how to use Twitter for their own personal learning.

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Thank you, Eric, for creating an excellent program that an individual teacher can follow in learning how to use Twitter. His program includes a daily video that covers the basics in easy-to-follow steps.

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Washington Library Media Association Releases Op-Ed: “Look in School Libraries for Graduation Rates”

Washington Library Media Association Releases Op-Ed: “Look in School Libraries for Graduation Rates” | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Two Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) presidents, future and current, have written an op-ed article urging the public to take WLMA’s new impact study, connecting student achievement with teacher librarians, very seriously.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 20, 12:01 PM

Link to the full report can be found in this article.

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Libraries: Free online PD for teacher librarians - Joyce Valenza

Libraries:  Free online PD for teacher librarians - Joyce Valenza | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Free online PD for teacher librarians
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Joyce Valenza presents an infographic designed on Pictochart to list the PD resources just waiting for teacher librarians.

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How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

Via Karen Bonanno
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Yes, please, slow down the brainstorming thinking before students actually start looking for research sources.  These steps can be incorporated into a collaborative librarian/teacher plan for assignments.

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Facebook publishes new security settings guide

Facebook publishes new security settings guide | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Drop-dead simple advice on keeping intruders' hands off your account, spotting phishing attempts and more.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 7, 4:13 PM
Drop-dead simple advice on keeping intruders' hands off your account, spotting phishing attempts and more.


To do that, it's added a new security collection called How to Keep Your Account Secure to the Privacy Basics page.

The topics cover setting a strong password, spotting attempts to steal passwords and other info, details on how Facebook handles government requests for information, and advice on what to do if your account gets hijacked.


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8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic

8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
The Internet offers an abundance of online citation tools, from the extremely easy to use, to ones that require more research on the part of the user.
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Classic list citation tools - just pick one and add it to your teacher librarian toolbox.

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Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers : Teacher Reboot Camp

Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers : Teacher Reboot Camp | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Shelly Terrell shares her ideas for digital icebreakers for learners of various ages. 

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Awesome ideas to use with teachers for those professional development sessions!

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Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing

Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes ways to beat learning loss this summer such as creating an online forum where students post book reviews.
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More good ideas to connect with students during their summer vacation.

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Creating Cross-Curricular Text Sets for the Middle Grades | MiddleWeb

Creating Cross-Curricular Text Sets for the Middle Grades | MiddleWeb | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Teacher educator Amanda Wall has preservice teachers creating themed text sets that can help deepen student learning across the middle grades curriculum.
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Even though the article focuses on Middle High curriculum, that basics outlined could be used to develop text sets for elementary or high school

 

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Apply by June 1 for YALSA/Dollar General Teen Read Week Grants

Apply by June 1 for YALSA/Dollar General Teen Read Week Grants | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are seeking innovative and literacy-focused Teen Read Week™ programming proposals.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Looking for a funding source for a special program in your school library? See if you qualify for this literacy program.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 15, 2014 11:30 AM

Don't let this deadline pass you by if you want to apply for funding!

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Gamification Engages Job Candidates Beyond Their Resumes

Gamification Engages Job Candidates Beyond Their Resumes | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
You likely don't think of gaming when you think of searching for a new job; but gamification is a burgeoning trend in some companies' hiring process.

Via David W. Deeds
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It will be interesting to see where this goes. I do like the idea of researching your potential employer's needs and working on solutions to work into your answers at a job interview.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 6, 2014 9:42 AM

I don't know if I'd play a game during the interview, though. ;)

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Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been in hiring roles and have received thousands of resumes from new college graduates. I’ve interviewed many for real jobs and ...
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Even if  you aren't a new graduate, good points for everyone to update their resumes, make sure your LinkedIn profile is outstanding, and practice those thank you notes...like your grandmother taught you! Good ideas to share with teachers for professional development plus students working on career projects.

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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - 21stedchat, blended learning, digital learning, edchat, Innovation, pblchat, Teaching

Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - 21stedchat, blended learning, digital learning, edchat, Innovation, pblchat, Teaching | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.
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Great outline of steps to integrate nonfiction reading, research process that includes evaluation and data collection to the completed creative product: the Infographic!

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Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface

Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it

Rachel Kramer Bussel writes: "Colleen Graves, a teacher-librarian at Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, Tex., made a bookface display using photos from other libraries along with her own students’ images to encourage participation (with the lure of free books for the most Instagram likes). She also posts Vine videos of new books, prompting some students to ask for those titles."


Via Mary Reilley Clark
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Definitely savings this for a "back-to-school" Instagram project!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 2, 10:46 AM

After yesterdays "misspeak" by the ALA Washington spokeswoman, it was great to see an article--in my favorite newspaper, no less--that celebrated a library trend. And to see a middle school librarian quoted really warmed my heart. We have GOT to try this!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 3, 7:52 PM

Got to try this. What fun!

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Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian - The Digital Shift

Study Ties College Success to Students' Exposure to a High School Librarian - The Digital Shift | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Training high school students in digital research and partnering them with a school librarian can instill a high level of confidence during college, according to preliminary observations of a study underway by EBSCO.
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12 Days of Weeding

Watch as two hilarious high school librarians try to persuade teachers to claim library technology from decades past!
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What to my wondering eyes appear?! Two Lindbergh High School librarians demonstrating "weeding" their library.  Great fun and fits right in with those spring cleaning chores in the school library.  Love how their YouTube video popped up in Scoop.it.

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The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic

The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework | Edudemic | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
No one is going to debate the importance of reading to learn & navigate through life. But reading provides many surprising and important additional benefits

Via Tricia Adams
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Awesome share out to classroom teachers, administrators, and reading specialists.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 27, 5:19 AM

The benefits of reading...

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9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent

9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
You can keep calm in the face of these angry parents, even resolving the conflict, with these strategies: 9 Ways to Keep Calm and Soothe the Angry Parent

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Just in time for those last important phone calls and conferences with parents at the end of this school year - share with your teaching friends.

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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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Interesting stats from the college students who prefer print books compared to digital.  However, they do like the interactive science and math textbooks.  What does this mean for the high school students?

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How To Properly Integrate Education Technology Using The ‘Plan, Trust, Expect’ Method

How To Properly Integrate Education Technology Using The ‘Plan, Trust, Expect’ Method | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
“Professional development days are like trying to learn 12 games at once.” On a professional development day, someone explains the rules to all 12 games, one after the other.
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"Don’t make the learning about technology, but remember first time exposure to a particular app, site, device, etc., is a good time to ‘relax’ on your more specific academic expectations." So true! Another good reason for teacher and librarian collaboration so the students have two mentors guiding their first steps with tech applications.

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SYNC

SYNC | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
YA Literature into Your Earphones

 

"SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on.

SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the young adult audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

SYNC gives away 2 FREE audiobook downloads every week each summer. In 2014, 26 titles will be given away over 13 weeks starting May 15th."

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Just in time to share with teens and teachers as the end of school comes closer.  May 15th is almost here!

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Charting the PD Waters With Badges (EdSurge News)

Charting the PD Waters With Badges (EdSurge News) | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Although I love the freedom, flexibility and personalization of informal learning with my PLN on social media, I always felt that there should be a system for acknowledging that learning.  Badging for professional learning, now, seems an obvious solution. Badging itself has a long, rich history, eve
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Organizing a badge program for professional learning or student orientation to high school programs sounds like a win for everyone.

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Winnie Host's curator insight, October 9, 2014 5:14 PM

 I think this might work in my information literacy boot camp initiative.

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School - YouTube

Published on Apr 4, 2014

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Texas Library Association, Demco, and the Dean's Research Funds (College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University).

If you are a principal or school administrator and you want to share why your school librarian is the heart of your school, contact Dr. Judi Moreillon (jmoreillon@twu.edu).

This video is also available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/91689175


Via Heather Perkinson
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Perfect to share with your school librarians and their administrators.

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6 Mistakes I Made with Professional Development

6 Mistakes I Made with Professional Development | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
These 6 strategies represent some of the most fundamental mistakes I've made in my years of educational technology professional development.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Nice reflection piece that can be applied not only to edtech professional development but any PD for teachers. Note to teacher librarians: how do you present professional development to your staff?

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Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap

Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap | Teacher Librarian: Sharing Ideas on Information Literacy, Reading, and Professional Development. | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.

"An Emerging Species.....What we don't reflect on enough is how some educators are connected to the global community, emerging trends and research, and larger conversations around reform and the direction of global education in general -- and how so many other educators are simply not tapped into that world."

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Love this thought...."Teachers who learn together grow together. And teachers who grow together teach children in powerful ways. " Beautifully written support for teachers being connected with social media.

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