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Public libraries to lead initiative to ensure public access [OCLC]

Public libraries to lead initiative to ensure public access [OCLC] | The Browse | Scoop.it
Public libraries to lead initiative to ensure public access to digital content...
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The 10 Most Important Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers

The 10 Most Important Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers | The Browse | Scoop.it

"YouTube is packed full of educational stuff to share with students. It is usually our first choice when thinking about video resources online. It is true that YouTube interface is not student friendly particularly with the annoying ads and sometimes irrelevant and indecent content on the list of the featured videos but thanks to web technologies , we can now use these awesome tools to easily control the content that is displayed on YouTube and make it educationally relevant platform for our students."

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Librarian pays lip service to reading: Holy encouragement, Batman! Young readers get a reward for reading more than 20,000 books

Librarian pays lip service to reading: Holy encouragement, Batman! Young readers get a reward for reading more than 20,000 books | The Browse | Scoop.it
MUSCATINE, Iowa — Everyone knows the fairy tale of a frog turning into a prince when it’s kissed.  But what happens when someone kisses a bat?
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World Book Night 2013 | ALA Connect

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013 is a celebration of literacy by publishers, bookstores, libraries and individuals who love books and reading. On WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013, 25,000 “book givers” will each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale WBN edition of book they have read and loved (from a list of 25-30 titles selected by librarians and booksellers) to complete strangers – people who may never have owned a book of their own. To promote this literacy event, libraries and bookstores – as organizational participants in the event – form a nationwide advocacy. . . 

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CBC Diversity's bookshelf: read (showing 1-30 of 678) (sorted by: date added)

CBC Diversity's bookshelf: read (showing 1-30 of 678) (sorted by: date added) | The Browse | Scoop.it
CBC Diversity has 678 books on their read shelf: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio by Tony Johnston, Dayenu! A Favori...
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Conference Highlights from ALA Student-to-Staffer Stacey Flynn

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What could better than attending ALA’s Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA? With its informative workshops, high-profile author events and networking opportunities, ALA Annual Conference is often the ...
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | The Browse | Scoop.it

"Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.   "


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How Handwriting Boosts the Brain

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Recent research illustrates how writing by hand engages the brain in learning. And in an interesting twist, new technology is starting to reinvigorate this age-old practice.
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John Green on why books beat any iPad app

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The author, one half of the Vlogbrothers, talks about the Nerdfighter Book Club and the role of books in a digital age.
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The Differences Between Edmodo, Google Docs and Moodle | NWP Digital Is

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Bob Dylan Classic, “Forever Young,” Animated for Children

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Bob Dylan recorded “Forever Young\' on his 1974 album Planet Waves. It\'s a classic “paternal love song,\' a song inspired by his then four year-old son Jakob, who later became the frontman of The Wallflowers.
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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | The Browse | Scoop.it

Here is a link to this year's Best 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. There's some great stuff here! 

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The Best Young Adult Novels? You Tell Us : NPR

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To add a little drama to your summer, NPR Books is focusing our annual summer readers' poll on young adult fiction. Share your favorite YA titles: Your nominations will decide the books that make our top-100 list of the best YA fiction ever written.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | The Browse | Scoop.it

"Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test."

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Top 10 TED Talks from Inspiring Teachers

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Great collection of TED talks from innovators and idea pushers. 


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Weinberg Foundation Announces $5 Million Commitment To Build 12 New School Libraries

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BALTIMORE, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Original $2M commitment has been increased to $5M over four years

 

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, today announced a major expansion of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project.

 

This initiative, involving nearly 30 businesses, nonprofits, and government partners, works with Baltimore City Public Schools to design, build, equip, and staff new or renovated school libraries . . . 

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The Mathematics of Spiderman and the Physics of Superheroes

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I have not seen the new Spiderman reboot, so I’ll have to reserve judgment on the virtues of the movie.
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Zooniverse - Science Projects

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Can E-Readers Ease Reading for Dyslexics?

Can E-Readers Ease Reading for Dyslexics? | The Browse | Scoop.it
Flickr: libookperson The causes of dyslexia—the disorder that makes reading excruciatingly difficult for about one in twenty school-aged children—hav...
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The Grand Finale: All 135 Space Shuttle Launches in One Video

The Grand Finale: All 135 Space Shuttle Launches in One Video | The Browse | Scoop.it
When NASA launched its last space shuttle a year ago, McLean Fahnestock paid tribute to the 30-year old shuttle program by putting footage from every launch into one video. 135-in-1.  It makes for an arresting sequence.
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Abandoned Walmart Transformed Into Chic New Library

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For McAllen, Texas, one man's abandoned Walmart is another's public library.
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Library program teaches technology to people with vision disabilities ...

A new, free program offered through the Macomb Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (MLBPH) aims to offer alternative coping methods for this and other low vision issues beginning June 12.

 

“In addition to being able to offer materials to those with low vision, we’re very happy to be able to offer classes to introduce technology and techniques to our patrons to help them be more productive at home or in the community,” Clinton-Macomb Library Head of Popular Materials Emily Kubash said.

Licensed clinical social worker and Work-Life Solutions counselor Sharon Lotoczky will facilitate the course as part of the Vision Network Program. The sessions will help those with low vision learn techniques and technology to improve their lives in a variety of different areas, from home life to real world navigation."


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Infographic: Weather the Storm | American Library Association

Infographic: Weather the Storm | American Library Association | The Browse | Scoop.it
Graphical details about increased public use of library services, cuts in state funding, decreased budgets, sufficiency of access, e-book availability, digital resource training and more.
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Mysterious Game Lures Viewers to Tom Hanks Show

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In preparation for the debut of its post-apocalyptic web series Electric City, Yahoo launched the online alternate reality game Tap Joint.
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In Honor of the Solstice, Mary Oliver's The Summer Day - Beacon Broadside

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In honor of the summer solstice, some poetic inspiration from Mary Oliver, who asks, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do/with your one wild and precious life?"

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