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Shift to the Future: Competence in the Disruptive Age

Shift to the Future: Competence in the Disruptive Age | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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I think in some ways that while TLs and teachers work constantly to keep up with change, IT departments are often unaware of the paradigms shifting around them and don't keep pace with how end-users (teachers and students) need to be supported effectively. Revising hiring and/or evaluation and training practices for IT staff is certainly a concept worth thought. Too often there's a disconnect between those who work behind the scenes in education to 'make things work' and the way we actually need 'things to work' to address our curricular and learning needs.

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Website only stocks products that last a lifetime

Website only stocks products that last a lifetime | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Tired of replacing stuff every few years? This website solves that problem.
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A great example of inquiry in action.

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Call The Police If You Observe Someone's Palm With A Black Dot On It

Call The Police If You Observe Someone's Palm With A Black Dot On It | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
People who have this dot need immediate help! #1 Black Dot Campaign The black dot campaign started on Facebook and aims to make it easier to recognize victims of domestic abuse. via  wittyfeed.com #2 In Danger It is just a simple black dot on their hands, but it is a sign for other people to let them …
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Highlights from the 2016 International Snow Sculpting Championships

Highlights from the 2016 International Snow Sculpting Championships | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Team Vermont wins Gold at the 26th annual Intl Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, CO with “Rhonda and Her Recycling Robo-Octopus”
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Framed! Meet the creators shaking up modern comics

Framed! Meet the creators shaking up modern comics | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The new golden age of comics: we talk to the writers and artists inking the changes
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How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?
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Strategic Butt Coverings - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

This episode examines the ways in which designers often employ camera angles and clothing choices as tools to deliberately sexualize and objectify female protagonists of third-person games. To illustrate that this is no accident, we contrast the ways in which women’s butts are frequently emphasized with the great lengths often taken to avoid calling attention to the butts of male characters. We then present some examples of female-led third-person games that humanize rather than objectify their protagonists.
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New Westminster man has a plan to curb food waste

New Westminster man has a plan to curb food waste | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
In the grocery industry, produce that is bruised or otherwise cosmetically unappealing is called excess food.
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Help Rebuild the University of Baghdad’s Destroyed Art Library, One Book at a Time

Help Rebuild the University of Baghdad’s Destroyed Art Library, One Book at a Time | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
In 2003, during the invasion of Iraq, looters set fire to the library of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad. Seventy thousand books were reduced to ashes. Thirteen years later, the collection has still not been replenished,
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On Alan Rickman, Loss, and Mourning Our Heroes

On Alan Rickman, Loss, and Mourning Our Heroes | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
No one among us exists as a thing in herself, alone and complete as she appears from the outside. We’re all collages of art and memory and friendship and family, struggling and striving together. Places and people we’ve encountered endure within us. And when those places or people pass away in the outside world, within us something changes too. When we mourn, we trace the shape and magnitude of that change. We find, sometimes—often—to our surprise, the depths at which we were formed by others. There’s little logic to the architecture of our souls; we like to think blood matters, and time, but sometimes a glance or a touch, a half smile on a movie screen, a cover song, a piece of lightning bolt makeup, a Christmas card, an afternoon’s conversation, a book read once in childhood, can be a pillar on which the roof of us depends.
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How to Explore Shakespeare’s First Folio Online

How to Explore Shakespeare’s First Folio Online | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
This year will mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death
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These rare color photos of Paris were shot 100 years ago, and they’re amazing

These rare color photos of Paris were shot 100 years ago, and they’re amazing | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
N 1909, French banker Albert Kahn commissioned four photographers to take their Autochrome Lumière cameras around the world and document in color what they saw. One of the cities on the list was Paris, and in 1914, just before the outbreak of WWI, the photographers took their shots. These are the last color images of Paris during the Belle Époque period — a time when leading literary figures and artists, like Picasso and Gertrude Stein, were beginning to lay down roots in the city. And they’re incredible.
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25 Graphic Novels Written By Women, A Guide For Beginners

25 Graphic Novels Written By Women, A Guide For Beginners | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Comic books may seem like a boys' club, but there are plenty of great graphic novel options out there for readers who want their illustrated books with less misogyny and steroids. But you might miss these fantastic titles if you don't know where to look. If you're looking for graphic novels written
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This Children's Book About Sex And Gender Is A Total Game-Changer

This Children's Book About Sex And Gender Is A Total Game-Changer | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Sex is a Funny Word is revolutionizing the way caregivers can talk to kids about their bodies.
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Pride rainbow flag burnt on flagpole during UBC's OUTweek

Pride rainbow flag burnt on flagpole during UBC's OUTweek | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The Pride rainbow flag that was raised for UBC's OUTweek has been burnt.
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The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

The History of Photography in 5 Minutes | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Watch COOPH (The Cooperative of Photography) give a brief video history lesson on photography from its inception to today
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NOTE:  Contains historical examples of nude photos.

 

A student recently asked how we took photos before Photoshop.  It would have been nice to have this all queued up instead of confusing them with talk of developer, enlargers, double-exposures, etc.

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Framed! Meet the creators shaking up modern comics

Framed! Meet the creators shaking up modern comics | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The new golden age of comics: we talk to the writers and artists inking the changes
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Doctoral Dissertation In Comic Book Form Wins Academic Award - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

Doctoral Dissertation In Comic Book Form Wins Academic Award - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Nick Sousanis's doctoral dissertation in comic book form, Unflattening, has, ironically, won the 2016 PROSE Award in Humanities from the American Publisher
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Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction

Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
A public librarian’s interaction with teens affirms her faith in bibliotherapy, as does her research. Read her story, along with a recommended list of realistic YA fiction. We invite you to suggest more titles.
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The Day I Deleted Minecraft; a letter to my son

The Day I Deleted Minecraft; a letter to my son | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Honestly, it brought on a smile. I’m not trying to be mean. Chalk it up to a Mommy epiphany, a moment of clarity. The day I deleted Minecraft, I liberated myself and you of a virtual, addictive burden. Pressing that shaky, little X ushered you back to real life. That made me happy.
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Inuk woman from the Kivalliq wins national quilting award

Inuk woman from the Kivalliq wins national quilting award | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, won an award at Quilt Canada’s national juried show for a quilt based on a photo of her mother and grandmother at the Meliadine River near Rankin Inlet in 1950.
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Hyphens and Dashes

Hyphens and Dashes | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Remember, em dashes are not interchangeable with hyphens. Using a single hyphen instead of an em dash can confuse readers and make your writing look unprofessional. If you’re writing text in a program or on a website where the em dash character is completely unavailable, use two hyphens together (–) to signify an em dash.
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You are not what you read: librarians purge user data to protect privacy

You are not what you read: librarians purge user data to protect privacy | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
As use of the law to acquire patron records since the Patriot Act has increased, librarians have become some of the US’s foremost experimenters in data security. Now they’re doing something even the most security-conscious private firm would never dream of (but have often been encouraged to do by security experts): purging sensitive information in order to protect their users.
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NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You’re Free To Use Them

NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You’re Free To Use Them | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Create digital music, motion, mode, and more.
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First Nations authors discuss Carolyn Bennett's proposed indigenous book club month

First Nations authors discuss Carolyn Bennett's proposed indigenous book club month | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Last week on The Current, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, mentioned the idea of a nation-wide indigenous book club month. We love the idea and convened a panel of aboriginal writers to offer their thoughts and book picks. *Audio posted momentarily*
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The Canada Reads 2016 longlist

The Canada Reads 2016 longlist | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Canada Reads 2016 is all about "starting over." The show will feature books about transformation and second chances, stories of migrants, immigrants and others who are choosing - or forced - to make major changes in their lives.
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