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Articles and links related to the vast field of Teacher-Librarianship, collected by a Teacher-Librarian-in-Training.  Many posts are also relevant to classroom teachers because they either are directly applicable to the classroom experience or they'll give you insight into what our T-L colleagues are working to support in our schools.
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About - TinkerLab

About - TinkerLab | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Welcome to Tinkerlab, where you’ll find creative experiments for makers and rule breakers. TinkerLab has been celebrated as one of the top 25 Creative Mom Blogs  by Circle of Moms and was named most awesome local blog by Red Tricycle. Rachelle is one of the 20 Must Follow Moms on Pinterest, and TinkerLab is just an all-around rad resource …
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Why Quitting is Perfectly Okay. — So, this is life. — Medium

Why Quitting is Perfectly Okay. — So, this is life. — Medium | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
It’s always the same story for me: I start a project, a class, an idea, or a story. I eagerly rush in, align my pencils, lay out my…
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The Best Children’s Books and Picture-Books of 2014

The Best Children’s Books and Picture-Books of 2014 | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

Indeed, books that bewitch young hearts and tickle young minds aren’t “children’s books” but simply great books — hearts that beat in the chest of another, even if that chest is slightly smaller.

This is certainly the case with the most intelligent and imaginative “children’s” and picture-books published this year. (Because the best children’s books provide, as Tolkien believed, perennial delight, step into the time machine and revisit previous selections for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.)

 

This is certainly the case with the most intelligent and imaginative “children’s” and picture-books published this year. (Because the best children’s books provide, as Tolkien believed, perennial delight, step into the time machine and revisit previous selections for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.)

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These are wonderful reviews which would also make great exemplars of reviews of visual texts. Visual literacy is increasingly important in newer English curricula, but can be hard to work into courses.  Check your picture book collection and collaborate with your English department to create a short, discrete visual literacy/review assignment they could work between units.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, November 19, 7:42 PM

Love love love "My Teacher is a Monster". Fabulous message in that story! Teachers are human too!

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Night at the bookshop: Waterstones stages a sleepover after a tourist got trapped in the store

Night at the bookshop: Waterstones stages a sleepover after a tourist got trapped in the store | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
After an American tourist got locked in to one of their bookshops, Waterstones are inviting volunteers for a sleepover. Here are ten short books you could read in an evening – but what would you do if you could spend the night in a bookshop? Let us know in the comments below
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50 Cultural Icons on Their Favorite Books

50 Cultural Icons on Their Favorite Books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Everybody loves a good book. Yes, everybody -- even the rich, famous and culturally relevant. And since there's nothing better than a book recommendation from someone you already idolize, why not c...
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22 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Childhood Favorites

22 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Childhood Favorites | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Recapture all of that youthful wonder.
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A useful list for some of those students who just can't seem to break out of YA or find a book that clicks with them like they used to.

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Understand Creative Commons Licensing With This Chart

Understand Creative Commons Licensing With This Chart | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Creative Commons is an ideal way to share your creations with others and find art for personal projects. Some of us, though, don't always understand the rules. This chart helps you understand the key differences among licenses.
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How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students

How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Matching up cards and planning the next chess move can help develop a child’s executive function—a set of skills that may be more important for success than IQ points.
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Possibly some good games to invest in if your library is hosting a gaming club or event.
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Mainstay of Canada’s literacy movement topples: Goar | Toronto Star

Mainstay of Canada’s literacy movement topples: Goar  | Toronto Star | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Literacy workers distraught as Ottawa eliminates their national database and resource centre.
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Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures

Gratisography - download free high-resolution pictures | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 30, 5:53 PM

dowload immediatly awesome free picturas from Gratisography

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Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

4twenty2's curator insight, June 12, 4:15 AM

Fantastic resource with some great images - easy to use, brilliant for innovative presentations or compelling blogs!

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Treatment, Not Trigger Warnings – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Treatment, Not Trigger Warnings – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

Trigger warnings likely do more harm than good, even to those they're supposedly designed to protect.

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This issue doesn't affect higher-ed. only, but it may help to explain some parental objections to texts if either they or their children have experienced a trauma they haven't disclosed and have a related reaction to narrative.  We need to train teachers and parents to be aware of what to do when readers have reactions that are our of the norm to text.  It doesn't always mean they're victims of trauma, and it's not to minimize the legitimacy of their response, but missing the opportunity to get them the help they potentially need would be a serious gap for the educational system.

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Canada’s collective memory at risk due to shortcomings at Archives: auditor

Canada’s collective memory at risk due to shortcomings at Archives: auditor | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Why You Read Like an Expert – and Why Your Students Probably Don't

Why You Read Like an Expert – and Why Your Students Probably Don't | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
A recent experience in class left me a bit rattled, and made me wonder if I’ve long been trying to teach an impossible skill. It confronted me with a fundamental question: What’s teachable, and what do students simply have to figure out on their own with the passage of time?
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Stacked: 7 Steps to Protect Your Privacy As A Blogger (Or As A Person On The Internet, Period)

Stacked: 7 Steps to Protect Your Privacy As A Blogger (Or As A Person On The Internet, Period) | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

"So we can either sit with our fear, give up blogging all together, or we can act in ways that offer us more privacy than we have right now."

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Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Bringing a pop-up book to life

Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Bringing a pop-up book to life | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
In ‘The Pangaea Pop-up’ Lesson, animator Biljana Labovic decided the best way to illustrate moving, shifting tectonic plates was to use a physical object that could also move and shift. Here, Labovic explains how she and her team of animators created a pop-up book to visualize Pangaea -- and how you can make your own.
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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 | Teacher-Librarianship | 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.
Jennifer Cowley's insight:

This chart is not perfect (see the LH comments including mine as soserene for noted errors/omissions), but it's at least a good start for getting users to think about image use and licensing.

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What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID'S TALE - BOOK RIOT

What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID'S TALE - BOOK RIOT | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
I had the chance, once, to put my money where my mouth was. This is what I said when they challenged my teaching of THE HANDMAID'S TALE.
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LibrarianLand's curator insight, July 31, 10:21 AM

 A very important book and a description of a teacher's response to a request to censor it.

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10 top indigenous books for your summer reading list

10 top indigenous books for your summer reading list | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
If you are looking for summer reading suggestions, you are in luck. Check out 10 new releases by indigenous authors, brought to you by the editors of Muskrat Magazine — from fiction to non-fiction, poetic prose, science, politics, romance and traditional stories.
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The 'Always' Campaign That Will Make You Proud to Run Like a Girl

The 'Always' Campaign That Will Make You Proud to Run Like a Girl | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Always Maxi Pads is jumping on the female empowerment bandwagon with its #LikeAGirl campaign .
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Read Me! Authors Tell You Why to Read Their Summer Books

Read Me! Authors Tell You Why to Read Their Summer Books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Who better to recommend a summer read than the author in question? We asked 6 writers to blurb their own books for the beach
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The 10 Most Important Dystopian Books and Films of All Time | Underwire | WIRED

The 10 Most Important Dystopian Books and Films of All Time | Underwire | WIRED | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
A canon of the most influential dystopian texts of the past century—what they contained, who wrote them, what they criticized—so we can pinpoint exactly which hellscape we're heading for at any given moment.
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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 26, 11:46 PM

I pretty much concur with all of this. The only one I have no knowledge of is the Octavia Butler title (not a big fan of her other work), so feeling pretty chuffed!

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Eight Things No Commencement Speaker Will Say to the Class of 2014 (but someone should!)

Eight Things No Commencement Speaker Will Say to the Class of 2014 (but someone should!) | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
But someone should!
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