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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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Once a Library Kid, Always a Library Kid

Once a Library Kid, Always a Library Kid | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
The warm & comforting memories of life as a kid in the library.
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Libraries. A non-judgemental place of comfort, inspiration and dreams. But at the same time it can be the place that shapes your future with out-the-box thinking. Where stereotypes and prejudices are shattered and courage begins...
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December 2016 Books With Wings - Crushingcinders

December 2016 Books With Wings - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
December 2016 Books With Wings. This December I left three books in the wild to become #BooksWithWings using www.bookcrossing.com to track their journey.
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Tutorial Tuesday: How To Use Canva Like A Boss

Tutorial Tuesday: How To Use Canva Like A Boss | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Here are a few tips when creating your next Canva.com design, so you can Master canva.com and use the graphic program, like a boss!
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Education Week

Education Week: 8 Teaching Techniques for Students With Learning Disabilities

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Some good ideas. I really liked this one: During a test, allow students to block distractions with earplugs.
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Guardian children's fiction prize 2016, the longlist – in pictures

Guardian children's fiction prize 2016, the longlist – in pictures | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
We announce the eight wonderful authors and books that have been longlisted for our prize, this year judged by David Almond, SF Said and Kate Saunders
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So happy to see Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's brilliant book 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' on this list.
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And I Darken by Kiersten White - Crushingcinders

And I Darken by Kiersten White - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
And I Darken by Kiersten White Crushingcinders. A book you can sink into. Tolerance. Diversity. New release book YA historical fiction
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This book promotes tolerance - especially religious tolerance. 
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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 | What's up 4 school librarians | 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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Google's New Search Engine For Kids Means No More Finding Twerking Videos By Mistake

Google's New Search Engine For Kids Means No More Finding Twerking Videos By Mistake | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
We have good news if your kids enjoy playing on Google. They now have their own search engine called "Kiddle" designed with their safety in mind.
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These Books Should Be Adapted to Movies - Crushingcinders

These Books Should Be Adapted to Movies - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
These Books Should Be Adapted to Movies, book to movie adaptions, Book to film #MovieAdaption, YA lit, Elephant Whisperer
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The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

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"...I love the fact that there is a parents corner at the end of each story with some questions that you can ask the kids to make sure they have fully understood the habit, and also some suggestions on how you can include the lesson in your everyday life..."

 

 

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Grear review of an amazing book.

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The Fairy Tale Retelling Masterpost: PART 1

The Fairy Tale Retelling Masterpost: PART 1 | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
I've always been a great fan of fairy tales, whether it be in told through books or Disney movies or comics.  These stories have always been ubiquitous, inspiring generations of writers time and ag...
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Great list of Fairy Tale retellings

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Authors I’d Really Like To Meet | Crushingcinders

Authors I’d Really Like To Meet | Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it

"These are a few of the authors I’d really like to meet, even though I’m a little too late for many of them.

 

By no means exhaustive – this is just the beginning of a very long list!"

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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely possible to create some awesome infographics in any category that you choose, EVEN if you’re not a designer. In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!..


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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, April 10, 2015 4:11 PM

Infographics makes statistics visually interesting and more palatable.

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Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

Daniel de Lisle's curator insight, April 23, 2015 5:05 PM

New to infographics and want to get a handle on how to make complex data speak to your clients then read on.

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December 2016 Books With Wings - Crushingcinders

December 2016 Books With Wings - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
December 2016 Books With Wings. This December I left three books in the wild to become #BooksWithWings using www.bookcrossing.com to track their journey.
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Teaching Information Literacy Now

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Laura Gardner, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist, updates her lesson plans for the era of fake news.
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Reading Around the World - Crushingcinders

Reading Around the World - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Reading Around the World. A list of books set in different countries and show an insight into their cultures. Top Ten Tuesday
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All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda - Crushingcinders

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All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda is one of the best books I have read this year. Thriller, contemporary, 5-star book review, Adult book
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The Complexity of Book Covers + A Poll - Crushingcinders

The Complexity of Book Covers + A Poll - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
The Complexity of Book Covers with a poll to vote for the best And I Darken cover. The cover is fundamental to the success of th
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“Do you see what I see?”: How to interpret picture books.

“Do you see what I see?”: How to interpret picture books. | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
"What does the composition of the picture tell you about the characters? How does the use of space make you feel? What does the viewpoint tell you about what's happening? And why is the dog talking?!" I've often sat in front of a class or a book group with a Greenaway shortlisted title in my…
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Library Displays: These books 'blue' us away!

Library Displays: These books 'blue' us away! | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
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Great display idea
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Why I Hate the Sneak Peek - Crushingcinders

Why I Hate the Sneak Peek - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Why I Hate the Sneak Peek, bookish pet peeves, What I wish authors and publishers knew, book nerd problems
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Five reasons to teach robotics in schools

Five reasons to teach robotics in schools | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?
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Interesting debate in the comments!

I was surprised to see so many negative opinions... 

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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - Children's Book Review - Crushingcinders

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - Children's Book Review - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
This beautiful book is something to keep, to treasure. Rich, magical writing combined with gorgeous, whimsical illustrations will captivate children of all ages
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This a crazy, fun adventure story with detailed and imaginative  illustrations. 

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