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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

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Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

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The job description of a school librarian has drastically shifted throughout recent years to adapt to the influx of informational resources presented in a variety of ways. How does collaboration fit into a librarian's already-busy schedule? 

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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

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it

"...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!

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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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Junior Browser Boxes

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"How our browser boxes have been set up to house our junior picture book collection. Our school has used this system for a long time – long before I arrived on the scene – so it has stood the test of time and works very well"

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I love this idea.

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How High School Teachers, Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read for Fun - US News

How High School Teachers, Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read for Fun - US News | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it

16 Feb 2015

Teens aren't reading for fun like they used to. Only 19 percent of 17-year-olds read for fun every day in 2012 – down from 31 percent in 1984. "If we can get them to enjoy reading, the reality is their reading skills are going to improve overall," says Megan Knight, associate principal at Elk Grove High School in Illinois.


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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

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
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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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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Reimagining Learning Spaces (Images)

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Beautiful designs for Creative Commons / Learning Spaces / School Libraries
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How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning.
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