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Pining for Pinterest

Pining for Pinterest | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
It might be my inner hipster, but I am always looking for the next new thing. I love to scour websites, troll blogs, and roam around in the library hoping something new will strike my fancy. As a s...
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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...
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DC Comics Announces Deals To Sell Digital Comics In Big Three E-Bookstores, Says Digital Sales Have Grown 197% | TechCrunch

DC Comics Announces Deals To Sell Digital Comics In Big Three E-Bookstores, Says Digital Sales Have Grown 197% | TechCrunch | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
DC Comics is announcing the next big step in its digital plans today, saying it will sell monthly comics in the Kindle Store, iBookstore, and Nook Book Store.
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» Ten Geeky Gadgets Librarians Will Love

» Ten Geeky Gadgets Librarians Will Love | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
Since last week’s post on 10 Geeky Office Supplies for Librarians was so popular, I decided to follow it up with these awesome and very geeky gadgets that are on my wish list: 1.) Livescribe Smart Pen This amazing …...
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Personal Branding for Librarians | American Libraries Magazine

Personal Branding for Librarians | American Libraries Magazine | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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High-Tech Textile Design - September 20, 2012 Webinar with Kylie Peppler | NWP Digital Is

High-Tech Textile Design - September 20, 2012 Webinar with Kylie Peppler | NWP Digital Is | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
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How Games Are Being Used for Learning

How Games Are Being Used for Learning | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/IrSky41lhUc The Infinite Thinking Machine is back after a summer hiatus.
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10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library

10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it

by Ellyssa Kroski
"Instagram is a very popular mobile photo sharing app that’s currently being used by over 80 million users. It was acquired by Facebook earlier this year, so it’s something that’s going to be around for quite some time. Instagram allows you to put all sorts of filters and effects on images and then share them with your network and the world. Here are ten ideas for ways you could use this immensely popular app for your library"


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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it

"However, when we made this switch to internet-based resources, we somehow left a gap in education and made no real focus on teaching kids how to find valid, credible, useful resources online. The result is our frequent frustration with a generation of kids who will still type in the word “Egypt” and grab the first search result that pops up on Google when studying anything remotely related to the topic."

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent iPad Apps to Create eBooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent iPad Apps to Create eBooks | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it

.What amazing things technology is bringing into our life. What is even more amazing in technology is its unpredictability. We never know what will come next and in the same time we are alwasy looking for innovations. At first we started with technology, then things advanced to give birth to mobile technology and now we are living in an age of nanotechnology. Isn't it amazing how human life is developing into the unknown ?


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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it

"However, when we made this switch to internet-based resources, we somehow left a gap in education and made no real focus on teaching kids how to find valid, credible, useful resources online. The result is our frequent frustration with a generation of kids who will still type in the word “Egypt” and grab the first search result that pops up on Google when studying anything remotely related to the topic."

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The Invisible Minority: LGBTQ Teens and Their Literature

The Invisible Minority: LGBTQ Teens and Their Literature | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
I an unabashed fan of queer young adult literature. This is perhaps partly due to the first young adult novel I read in high school: Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger, a 2000 Printz Honor book, a 2000 ...
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Transmedia Storytelling Cookbook: from Digital to a Multiplatform Approach

Transmedia Storytelling Cookbook: from Digital to a Multiplatform Approach | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
Marketers are finally moving into a new era – transmedia storytelling. The previous era, characterized by a huge platform obsession approach, is over.
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20 iPad Apps for Productivity

20 iPad Apps for Productivity | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
If you plan to use an iPad in office meetings, during business travel, or for other productivity tasks, know which apps will help you reach your goals. These 20 are worth downloading.
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Libraries lure teens with games and fun

Libraries lure teens with games and fun | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
Sixteen-year-old Charnay Cromwell played Scrabble for the first time Sunday at the Millhopper branch library during International Games Day, a day for people all over the world to engage in gaming.
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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton Atlanta ...

Unfortunately, I did not get to present due to a family medical crisis, but here are my slides for anyone interested in the topic.

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Common Core for School Librarians - A Listly List

Common Core for School Librarians - A Listly List | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
Listly List - Common Core for School Librarians - CCSS ELA Lesson Plans | Scoop.it, Common Core: Getting There Globally | Asia Society, Nonfiction text features graphic, Reading Like a Historian, Alabama College & Career-Ready Standards (CCRS) |...

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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it

Innovative work in a school library. Definitely worth reading...


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Idea Box draws community to public library

Idea Box draws community to public library | Teens, Youth & Libraries | Scoop.it
The Idea Box at Oak Park Public Library is a new experiment in community participation and library programming that invites visitors to “explore, learn, and play.” The 9 x 13 glass-enclosed space opened in March and has already played host to...

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Wendy Cotta's curator insight, February 17, 2013 9:44 AM

New learning spaces for new learning