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Best Books 2012 | School Library Journal

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RT @scbwi: School and Library Journals Best Books of 2012 . Many wonderful books. Great gift ideas.
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Upstate school installs bee hive in library - WYFF Greenville

Upstate school installs bee hive in library - WYFF Greenville | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
It's something no Greenville County school has done before: An entire working bee hive installed in the school library.
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Marvelous!

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Second-Graders Start Adorable Indiegogo Campaign To Reinstate School Library

After their school lost its library, two Northern California second-graders are taking to crowdfunding to raise enough money to get the library up and running again. Jen Markham has the adorable...
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Work crew finds 1909 football jersey at Temple HS library - Killeen Daily Herald

Work crew finds 1909 football jersey at Temple HS library - Killeen Daily Herald | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
Work crew finds 1909 football jersey at Temple HS library
Killeen Daily Herald
TEMPLE — For Larry Moore, the day's job was simple — remove shelves from the Temple High School library.
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Which goes to show that there is a lot of old stuff piled up in libraries. And among the junk are a few golden nuggets. Now is the time to go cleaning/exploring. 

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FCC looks at on Wi-Fi in Schools: Maybe we should all visit a middle ...

FCC looks at on Wi-Fi in Schools: Maybe we should all visit a middle ... | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
... Wi-Fi in schools… Though the F.C.C. spends $2.4 billion a year to provide schools and libraries with high-speed Internet connections, none of that has gone in recent years to pay for Wi-Fi connections — something that is often available free in...
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Asking the right questions

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LeVar Burton And 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Raising $1 Million To Revive ... - International Business Times

LeVar Burton And 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Raising $1 Million To Revive ... - International Business Times | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
International Business Times
LeVar Burton And 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Raising $1 Million To Revive ...
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This will happen. This program IS reading to a generation of kids that will fund this project..

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Could Minecraft help kids get smarter? - Deseret News

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Could Minecraft help kids get smarter?
Deseret News
Statistics about the scope of the education-oriented community on Minecraft can be difficult to pin down, but MinecraftEdu, a project of U.S.
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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
Award-winning school libraries turn to technology to keep kids coming. Innovation turns these once-isolated book repositories into bustling hubs of learning – and fun. (School libraries are using #technology to their advantage and coming out on top.
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India Hook Elementary students build little libraries for Rock Hill community - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

India Hook Elementary students build little libraries for Rock Hill community - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it

LotsThe Herald | HeraldOnline.com India Hook Elementary students build little libraries for Rock Hill community The Herald | HeraldOnline.com Preparing for and completing this project has allowed the boys to pull from lots of different areas of their...

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More than building little libraries- building community

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Parent asks for graphic book to be pulled from Durant High School Library - Durant Daily Democrat

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Parent asks for graphic book to be pulled from Durant High School Library
Durant Daily Democrat
Parents are requesting a book be pulled from the shelves of the Durant High School library after a disturbing revelation of its contents.
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Agriculture Education Blooms in Urban, Rural High Schools - US News

Agriculture Education Blooms in Urban, Rural High Schools - US News | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
Agriculture classes introduce students to the booming industry and teach more than traditional farming practices. (Ag literacy incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, no fooling.
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Rosman Students Recently Celebrate Teen Tech Week – Rosman NC - The Transylvania Times

Rosman Students Recently Celebrate Teen Tech Week – Rosman NC - The Transylvania Times | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
Rosman Students Recently Celebrate Teen Tech Week – Rosman NC The Transylvania Times They joined thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who were celebrating this year's theme "DIY @ your library" to raise awareness about how...
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Hacker schools offer students a different path to tech jobs - Phys.org

Hacker schools offer students a different path to tech jobs - Phys.org | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
Aaron Groch had a bachelor's degree in English and was already writing for the Web when he went back to school to study computer programming. But Groch said after two years of computer science at Georgia State, ...
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And these guys are straight up good folks, too. Tech Talent South came to one of our middle schools for the Day of Code. 

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NC Science Festival stimulates public, statewide - Charlotte Observer

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Charlotte Observer NC Science Festival stimulates public, statewide Charlotte Observer For these events, named for UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt, elementary schools have been mailed kits that contain the makings for 12 hands-on activities –...
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Teacher-librarians fill high-tech role - The Columbian

Teacher-librarians fill high-tech role - The Columbian | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
As schools have stepped boldly into the 21st century, so have school librarians.
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Nice example of learning to shift. 

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Is This The School Library Of The Future?

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At an L.A. public school, designers re-imagine what's now a hugely underutilized space at schools across the country. There are still some books, but...
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BHS students build, donate Little Free Libraries - Coon Rapids Herald

BHS students build, donate Little Free Libraries - Coon Rapids Herald | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
BHS students build, donate Little Free Libraries Coon Rapids Herald Blaine High School technology education teacher Tim Nestrud is on a mission to have his Woods II classes build Little Free Libraries for all of Anoka-Hennepin's 24 elementary...
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Great idea for community-based literacy. Every elementary school needs one of these.

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Student doesn't understand why plagiarism is cheating - The Tennessean

Student doesn't understand why plagiarism is cheating - The Tennessean | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
Student doesn't understand why plagiarism is cheating
The Tennessean
Don't schools teach students research skills? She'll need to know that ...
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School library purges 13000 books in high-tech overhaul - WTAE Pittsburgh

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School library purges 13000 books in high-tech overhaul
WTAE Pittsburgh
Conrad says some of the books hadn't been checked out for decades. When school officials tried to donate the books locally, they couldn't find a charity willing to take them.
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'Minecraft' finds a home in schools - Post-Bulletin

'Minecraft' finds a home in schools - Post-Bulletin | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
'Minecraft' finds a home in schools Post-Bulletin CHICAGO — Seventh-graders at Northbrook's Maple School had just started learning about the Cold War when a handful of boys sat down at the school's library computers to cement their understanding of...
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Cherokee Ranks Among The Best In Classroom Technology - Patch.com

Cherokee Ranks Among The Best In Classroom Technology Patch.com The survey compares public school districts from across the country and awards top 10 rankings to districts "that fully integrate technology into the classroom, and throughout their...
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Nearby in GA. Got to visit this district one day. It's too close not to!

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4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards

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4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards (RT @pebrodsky: Avoid technology graveyards in schools and classrooms http://t.co/Nmv5HXfY6p @runningdmc #edtech)...
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This is one to read and ponder. What might you add from your own experience?

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eCROP Blog: Maker Schools

eCROP Blog: Maker Schools | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
Technology does not wait on public schools. Sprouting out of the advanced ... Below are some high interest resources for Makerspace developments in public libraries, school libraries and classrooms. To gain a better idea of ...
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What have the work spaces at schools got to do with trust, responsibility and technology?

What have the work spaces at schools got to do with trust, responsibility and technology? | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
I have been inspired by what Stephen Harris and his team at Northern Beaches Christian School (NBCS) sufficiently for it to catapult me on the ABW journey. So what is it they are doing that I found so interesting?
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Physical environment changes the instructional environment!

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School e-library, with help from LeBron James, among largest in nation - Akron Beacon Journal

School e-library, with help from LeBron James, among largest in nation - Akron Beacon Journal | THE SLAM GUY'S SLAM NEWS | Scoop.it
Akron Beacon Journal School e-library, with help from LeBron James, among largest in nation Akron Beacon Journal Third graders Shyann Yost, 9 (left) and Jessica Johnson, 9, use technology provided by the LeBron James Foundation and e-books donated...
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A-bomb manga 'Barefoot Gen' removed from Osaka school libraries - The Japan Daily Press

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A-bomb manga 'Barefoot Gen' removed from Osaka school libraries
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A-bomb manga 'Barefoot Gen' removed from Osaka school libraries. Mar 21, 2014 Maan Pamintuan-Lamorena National 0.
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