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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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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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Literacy, Technology, Policy, Etc....A Blog: One Google Doc All Year Long: The English Journal

Literacy, Technology, Policy, Etc....A Blog: One Google Doc All Year Long: The English Journal | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Finally, There's a Comic Book Store for the Blind | VICE | United States

Comics Empower sells and makes in-house audio adaptations of comic books for the blind and visually impaired.
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How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
As an artist, what can I consider if I want to de-objectify and add power to female characters? A visual guide by Eisner nominee Renae De Liz.
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Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life

Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Now comes a fine addition to the most intelligent and imaginative children’s books about making sense of death — the crowning jewel of them all, even, and not only because it bears what might be the most beautiful children’s book title ever conceived: Cry, Heart, But Never Break (public library) by beloved Danish children’s book author Glenn Ringtved and illustrator Charlotte Pardi, translated into English by Robert Moulthrop.
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Which chart or graph is right for you?

Which chart or graph is right for you? | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
You’ve got data and you’ve got questions. But which types of charts and graphs can help you get to the heart of your goal? This paper describes thirteen types of charts and graphs to help you determine when to use each. It also includes dozens of tips on how to enhance visualizations to make your data pop. But you won’t want to stop there. Once you’ve got a chart or graph that answers your initial question, you’ll have more. Creating visualizations that are interactive gives you the power to ask – and answer – questions as quickly as you think of them. And combining interactive charts and graphs with each other on a dashboard makes the impact of your data explode. For each type of chart described, you’ll be able to experience for yourself the impact of interacting directly with data by selecting an image. The types of charts and graphs described in the paper include: Bar Line Pie Map Scatter plot Gantt Bubble Histogram Bullet Heat map Highlight table Treemap Box-and-whisker plot Get started by creating the best type of chart for your data and questions. From there, you’ll quickly find you’re not only answering your initial questions, but telling amazing stories with your data.
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21 Teen Dystopian Novels for Adult Readers

21 Teen Dystopian Novels for Adult Readers | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
If you like 'The Hunger Games," these are perfect for you.
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I would add Aimee Carter's Blackcoat Rebellion series as well.
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Vancouver Public Library seeks public input on its future

Vancouver Public Library seeks public input on its future | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
What should a public library look like in 2020? That's the question the Vancouver Public Library is putting to Vancouverites in a round of public consultations it will use as a basis for its next three-year plan.
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Kazoo magazine

Erin Bried is raising funds for Kazoo magazine on Kickstarter!

A new kind of print magazine for girls—one that inspires them to be smart, strong, fierce, and, above all, true to themselves.
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Free Up a Ton of Storage Space on Your iPhone By Trying to Download a Movie

Free Up a Ton of Storage Space on Your iPhone By Trying to Download a Movie | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Storage space on the iPhone and iPad fills up way too quickly. Here’s an odd, yet effective trick to reclaim several gigabytes of storage space in a few minutes.
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SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores

SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Trying to convince administrators of your value? This study, unique because it documents the contribution of school librarians through the use of test results for specific ELA and writing standards, provides ammunition.
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Zootopia’s Cast Changes Depending on the Country You See It In

Zootopia’s Cast Changes Depending on the Country You See It In | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Like a mighty sloth crashing a stamp down upon an official document, Zootopia crushed the box office this weekend, and the odds are good that if you have a small human living in your home you have …
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Serial Reader for iPhone Dishes Out Short Snippets of Classic Fiction Daily

Serial Reader for iPhone Dishes Out Short Snippets of Classic Fiction Daily | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
iOS: Finding time to read is hard, but if you fancy yourself a fan of classic literature, from the likes of Jane Austen, Jules Verne, or Charles Dickens, then Serial Reader’s a clever app that allows you to essentially subscribe to classic books in a serial format that’s sent to you daily.
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B.C. mayor wore same suit for 15 months — and no one noticed

B.C. mayor wore same suit for 15 months — and no one noticed | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

#douRichard Stewart, the mayor of Coquitlam, B.C., says he wore the same suit for 15 months to highlight double standards faced by women in politics when it comes to appearance.

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We’ve Stopped Translating Children’s Books Into English. Where Will We Get the Next Tintin?

We’ve Stopped Translating Children’s Books Into English. Where Will We Get the Next Tintin? | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The Little Prince, Astrid Lindgren, the Brothers Grimm, made us readers. But they came to English years ago—where’s all the stuff that’s happened since?
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A Linguistic Analysis of Trump’s Talking Style

A Linguistic Analysis of Trump’s Talking Style | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
A linguistic analysis of how Donald Trump answers a question
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5 Things You NEED to Know About the New MLA Works Cited Format

5 Things You NEED to Know About the New MLA Works Cited Format | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
In April, the Modern Language Association folks revamped their suggested citation formatting to be a better fit in our digital age. The release of the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook gives us quite a few changes to help students manage the mound of electronic resources now available and, while these changes are super-helpful, they…
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A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals

A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
THIS POST WAS LAST UPDATED ON July 12, 2016
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A good resource to share with your writing teachers and students.
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By data-mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow

By data-mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.
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This could be an interesting method to put together some AR displays...grouping stories by their types of arcs instead of other content.  Might end up with some interesting combinations and attract some readers to titles they would otherwise never consider.
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New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
For me, the most important part of the study is that the researchers focused on just listening, with no follow-along-in-the-book or other reading intervention added. The impact of purely listening to books is striking. Two notable findings are that students using Tales2go attained 58% of the annual expected gain in reading achievement in just 10 weeks, putting them three months ahead of control students. Plus, the study group outperformed the control group across all measures, by three times in reading comprehension, nearly seven times in second-grade vocabulary, and nearly four times in reading motivation. These increases came after students listened for twenty minutes three times per week in the afternoon program at school, and an additional two twenty-minute sessions at home.
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With ‘Thunder Boy Jr.,’ Sherman Alexie hopes to help correct a problem

With ‘Thunder Boy Jr.,’ Sherman Alexie hopes to help correct a problem | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The award-winning author’s first picture book centers on a Native American boy.
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Fewer Americans Are Visiting Local Libraries—and Technology Isn't to Blame

Fewer Americans Are Visiting Local Libraries—and Technology Isn't to Blame | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Only one trend is closely associated with their use.
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How Social Engineering Attacks Happen, and How You Can Avoid Them

How Social Engineering Attacks Happen, and How You Can Avoid Them | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
We’ve discussed why social engineering should be your biggest security concern before, but this graphic breaks down how those attacks happen online, on the phone, and even in person, along with what you should be on the lookout for.
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The Mass-Market Edition of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is Dead

The Mass-Market Edition of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is Dead | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Harper Lee’s estate will no longer allow publication of the inexpensive paperback edition that was popular with schools.
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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.
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