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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
More colleges are finding the social media posts of their applicants — and sometimes denying admission as a result.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:29 AM

Another word to the Social Media wise article!

Ivy League Guru's curator insight, March 28, 2014 9:11 PM

imes have changed. No longer do college recruiters just look at your high school grades and college application. Today, they look at your online profile and behavior. Your tweets, Facebook pics, Instagram pictures, Youtube videos and blog comments now all play a part in your college application.

 

Lets ask DUKE what they think.  One of their  accepted students is doing porn to pay her way through school. Did they know that she was a porn star when she  applied?

 

“Colleges are a microcosm of American society,” Wade said. “It’s a story of hormone-driven kids packed into dorms like sardines. And what we see when we look there -- the glamorization of casual sex; the binge-drinking; the crude, insensitive humor; the homophobia; the racism -- is a story about us.”

 

 

Said Wade, the Occidental sociologist.

 

Take no chances -- Just clean it up -- depending on how bad you want that Ivy league acceptance!

 

Said Wade, the Occidental sociologist.

 

http://www.bradshawcollegeconsulting.com


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4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners

4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Math Books for Kids: The Truth is Out There — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

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Introducing BookBub's Summer 2017 Reading Challenge

Introducing BookBub's Summer 2017 Reading Challenge | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Welcome to BookBub's Summer 2017 Reading Challenge! This year, we're inviting all bookworms to participate in a challenge that pushes you to read even more.
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Your Pedagogy Might be More Aligned with Colonialism than You Realize

Your Pedagogy Might be More Aligned with Colonialism than You Realize | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
My 19-year old self sat on a panel for a room full of High School Seniors who eagerly sought insight about their transition to college, when a woman in the room cut me off mid-sentence to exclaim…
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Does your collection include diverse representations of language and dialect?  How do you engage with students outside the standard language paradigm (ELL students? those with speech disabilities? those with dyslexia? those from other language backgrounds? those who resist with activism?).
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Heather Munroe-Blum, Heather Reisman, and Col. Chris Hadfield Announce the Launch of the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation

Heather Munroe-Blum, Heather Reisman, and Col. Chris Hadfield Announce the Launch of the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The Mission of the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation is: To ensure that ALL Canadian children are skilled, confident readers by the time they complete grade school – thus making Canadian children the most literate in the world.
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Sask. government reverses budget cuts to libraries

Sask. government reverses budget cuts to libraries | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The provincial government is turning back the page on its budget-day cuts to Saskatchewan's libraries.
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Neil Gaiman: One Of The Best Commencement Speeches Ever

Neil Gaiman: One Of The Best Commencement Speeches Ever | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Although Neil Gaiman never attended college, he gives one of the best commencement speeches ever. Here are the ten best points he makes.
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Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice

Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Although the study is more than just another entry in the long-running nutrition wars—it is more rigorous than the vast majority of research on the topic—Ramsden makes no claims that it settles the question. Instead, he said, his discovery and analysis of long-lost data underline how the failure to publish the results of clinical trials can undermine truth.
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Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Google Slides is a handy design tool, and you can copy my template to print
your own design on sticky notes. I've got directions, a video, and loads of
examples for you.
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Could be great for book recommendations or library memos.
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This 'Boy' Band Is Genderless, And They're Breaking Down Barriers

This 'Boy' Band Is Genderless, And They're Breaking Down Barriers | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Acrush is making fans across China swoon.
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Adulting 101

You've waited all these years to finally be an adult — no one to tell you to do your homework, clean your room, what time to be home or to eat your peas. Now what? Adulting 101 is your go-to program to learn the basics of being a responsible grown-up. Monthly programs begin in February and run through the summer. We kicked off the series with a program called Bare Essential Cooking.
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Adding “And Then The Murders Began” As The Second Sentence Of Any Book Makes It Instantly Better

Adding “And Then The Murders Began” As The Second Sentence Of Any Book Makes It Instantly Better | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Adding “And Then The Murders Began” As The Second Sentence Of Any Book Makes It Instantly Better
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I'm going to try this with my English students to get them to explore the novels in the library. 1) Find a book on the shelf 2) take a picture of the cover or title page (to collect all title and author info) 3)take a picture of the first page (to collect the first sentence) 4) put book back EXACTLY where/how you found it. Everyone has to pick at least 3 books and they can't be the same as anyone else's...I'm thinking with a class of 30 we have enough fiction shelves and displays in the library for everyone to claim a shelf, so that will prevent duplication. Then the kids will form groups and create a log of their finds (could use spreadsheets or some other app I want them to practice) and debate which 2 candidates to put forward as their best finds. Then the class will vote for the best opening line. Along the way, they'll be exposed to a bunch of titles they wouldn't have selected and have pictures of the first pages on their devices that they'll read (and will hopefully scan more than just the first line), and be discussing the value of book openings. Not sure if I'll try this after Spring Break or wait until September to use it as part of the start of year FVR setup, but it's coming:-)
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Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism

Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Although threats and detection software have some impact, the best way to prevent plagiarism is to teach students how to avoid it in the first place.
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BCcampus OpenEd Resources | Learning about, and experiencing, open educational practices

Engaging B.C. faculty, institutions and publishers to implement the Open Textbook Project. We provide our stakeholders with information, meeting notes, progress reports, events and workshops on open educational resources in general, and the Open Textbook Project in particular.
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Hawaiian-Canadians and ‘Buffalo’ Canadians: The hidden history of confederation

Hawaiian-Canadians and ‘Buffalo’ Canadians: The hidden history of confederation | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The back alleys of our history tell an important tale about the country before confederation
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Whiteboard Desks: Low tech can be really fun!

Whiteboard Desks: Low tech can be really fun! | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
My desks before the transformation Somehow by the luck of the draw, I ended up with the worst desks in our entire school when I joine
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A great idea if you have some tired library tables needing a lift, but only a teeny budget.
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Book Donations Required After School Fire - For Reading Addicts

Book Donations Required After School Fire - For Reading Addicts | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Chicago man raises $11.7K for Michelle Obama mural he copied from Ethiopian art student

Chicago man raises $11.7K for Michelle Obama mural he copied from Ethiopian art student | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
In an emailed statement to As It Happens, Devins said he found the image on Pinterest, but was unable to track down the orginal artist. He says he credited Mesfin as soon as he learned the work was hers.
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Sadly, Devins misses the entire point.  If you don't know to whom the copyright belongs and therefore cannot ask permission or arrange a license fee, you do NOT have the right to use it.  Period.  You can admire it and tell others you admire it, but you can't use it. It doesn't matter if your goals are lofty, or if it's for a good cause.  You're not using the piece for satire or other protected forms of adaptation either (even the original adaptation is itself dubious if beautiful).  It doesn't matter if you give credit once you've been caught, or pay for it after the fact.  You have taken an action to fulfill your own desire without the owner's consent.  It's the height of the commercialization of art to assume that paying for it makes it right.  And it's an example of the sense of entitlement that is unfortunately made easier to exercise when paired with the absolutely lazy research skills that people think is acceptable.
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Retail Therapy: Healing From Internalized Sexism Through Shopping

Retail Therapy: Healing From Internalized Sexism Through Shopping | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
For me, after growing up in evangelical purity culture, few things have been as healing and empowering as shopping.
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This: A Story of Purpose

This: A Story of Purpose | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
I want to share an experience I had recently with one of my students, because it personifies our purpose as librarians (and it's also a really good story). He came into the library a few months ago with his English class, with the task of finding a book for a free-choice independent reading project. Aside…
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Nazis, Please Keep Your Hands off Our Jane Austen

Nazis, Please Keep Your Hands off Our Jane Austen | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The alt-right is trying to claim Jane Austen as a representative of their beliefs.
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Global Literature in Libraries Initiative: Bridging the Translation-Reader Gap

Global Literature in Libraries Initiative: Bridging the Translation-Reader Gap | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
A fledgling cooperation between translators and librarians aims to bring more international literature to American library patrons.
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