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Four Reasons Why School Tablet Rollouts Can Stumble - Or Fail | ZDNet

Four Reasons Why School Tablet Rollouts Can Stumble - Or Fail | ZDNet | The Browse | Scoop.it
Summary: Even the best technology can't overcome poor planning and lack of follow-through.
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Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond

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"The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond brings together many of the foremost practitioners in ebooks and libraries to examine the current state of the digital library.


With a full day of programming, including tracks designed specifically for public, academic and school libraries, professionals from administrative to administrators will find a wealth of new information, innovative ideas and best practices to put to use in their own libraries."

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Teacher's Easy Guide to Plagiarism

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On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration | School Library Journal

On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration | School Library Journal | The Browse | Scoop.it

"Under the Common Core, the expectation is that 50 percent of elementary grade reading is in informational texts; at the high school level, the percentage increases to 70 percent. That’s a challenge, but it also offers educators an opportunity to launch a conversation in their school communities. Begin with these two essential questions: What is quality nonfiction? Where can I find it?" 

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New 15 Libraries Taking Summer Reading to the Next Level – Stephen's Lighthouse

New 15 Libraries Taking Summer Reading to the Next Level – Stephen's Lighthouse | The Browse | Scoop.it

Summer reading programs have long been a staple of library activities in communities all across the nation, yet many libraries today are offering much more than the usual programs that encourage young kids to read by tracking their progress and offering rewards. Today, many reading programs are accompanied by seriously cool reading and education-related events and there are numerous reading programs targeting adults and teens, pushing whole families to enjoy a few good books over the summer months.


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Scholastic's Hit-Maker on Hunger Games, Digital Reading and Transmedia | Digital Book World

Scholastic's Hit-Maker on Hunger Games, Digital Reading and Transmedia | Digital Book World | The Browse | Scoop.it

It's still all about a good story. . . 

 

"We spoke with Scholastic VP, editorial director and publisher David Levithan about the success of the Hunger Games as an e-book and what's new in transmedia." 

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Google World Wonders Project

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From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.
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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)

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New Creative Commons license chooser « NeverEndingSearch

New Creative Commons license chooser « NeverEndingSearch | The Browse | Scoop.it

"If your kiddos are creating and publishing digital content at the rate mine are, you likely want to lead them to select a CC license to apply to those digital stories and posters and music videos and works of art."

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Freedom to Read Foundation unveils new website, blog | American Libraries Magazine

Freedom to Read Foundation unveils new website, blog | American Libraries Magazine | The Browse | Scoop.it

 

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) — the First Amendment legal defense organization affiliated with the American Library Association — has unveiled its new website. The site — which retains the URL www.ftrf.org — is a significant upgrade for the organization and will enhance the online experience for FTRF members, donors, grant and award applicants and those who want to know more about the cases and programs in which FTRF is involved.

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Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels : NPR

Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels : NPR | The Browse | Scoop.it
More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
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Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning

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By Almetria Vaba

 

Summer can be a great opportunity to leverage a child’s interest in specific subjects, like science or history, with their fascination for...

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A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration

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At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration has helped raise student achievement.Job-embedded professional development, differentiated arts instruction, and critical-thinking skills integrated into the curricula have been key to their success.

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How The New Learnist Apps Signal A Change In Education Technology | Edudemic

How The New Learnist Apps Signal A Change In Education Technology | Edudemic | The Browse | Scoop.it

"If you haven’t heard of Learnist yet, you’re going to see the name around a whole lot more as of 11am today. That’s because Learnist just launched its new iPad and iPhone apps. Edudemic got a hands-on view of these apps and they are quite remarkable. Not just because they’re fancy apps that look nice, but because of what they signal to the larger world of education technology.

 

These apps are going to be the yardstick by which future edtech apps are judged."

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The Busy Librarian: Be a Connector.

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International Dot Day on September 15 offers some unique and intereting ways to make use of technology in the classroom and the library with these great ideas. 

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DC Public Libraries Serve Up Books—and Lunch, Too | School Library Journal

DC Public Libraries Serve Up Books—and Lunch, Too | School Library Journal | The Browse | Scoop.it

Way to go DC Public Libraries! Thanks for helping kids this summer! 

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Games For Civic Participation, Social Causes, And Fun

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This is so fascinating! 

 

 

"Games allow you to create a system that when people participate, they generate a story," says Jeff Watson, a proponent of "civic games"--play that’s not just for fun, but has some underlying social purpose.

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For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, a Free High-Tech Solution

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Thinkstock By Lillian Mongeau Elizabeth is a college freshman who has severe dyslexia that makes it impossible for her to decipher printed materials.
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More Bad News For Librarians

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WASHINGTON -- When Marla McGuire was hired as a librarian at Cleveland Elementary School in the District of Columbia some four years ago, she was first librarian at the school in eight years.
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Book Trailers and QR CodesMediaCAST Blog | MediaCAST Blog

Book Trailers and QR CodesMediaCAST Blog | MediaCAST Blog | The Browse | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to increase readership of books in your school library?
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MindShift

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Let's hear it for Bookshare!! 

 

"Elizabeth is a college freshman who has severe dyslexia that makes it impossible for her to decipher printed materials. Nearly every night for 12 years of school, Elizabeth’s mother would sit down and read her daughter’s school work to her because that’s the only choice they had.

 

But a few months before starting college, Elizabeth discovered an online library called Bookshare.org, run by a small non-profit called Benetech." 

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Goodreads v. LibraryThing- Part One

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 " If there’s one thing I love almost as much as books, it’s making lists of books.Books I own, books I own that I haven’t read, books I own that have purple covers- whatever. While I used to do this on a spreadsheet, the internet has kindly provided a digital way to catalogue my books with the ADDED BONUS of allowing me to interact with other bookish folks. The two most popular book cataloguing/social networking sites seem to be Goodreads and LibraryThing."

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How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - How-To Geek

How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - How-To Geek | The Browse | Scoop.it
Google is a powerful tool, but you’re missing out on a lot of that power if you just type words into it. Master Google and find the best results faster with these search tricks.
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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | The Browse | Scoop.it
In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages.
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