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Celebrate Kate DiCamillo's birthday today. - ReadWriteThink

Celebrate Kate DiCamillo's birthday today. - ReadWriteThink | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
After examining the characters in one of DiCamillo's stories, students write original short stories featuring animals as central characters.
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National Corndog Day | Dogs, Hoops, Tots, and Beers. National Corndog Day is March 23, 2013!

National Corndog Day | Dogs, Hoops, Tots, and Beers. National Corndog Day is March 23, 2013! | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Permission to Play | EdReach

Permission to Play | EdReach | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
I was lucky enough to have a great conversation with some teachers last month, regarding creativity and play in the classroom.  It was one of those dis
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"How many of us are actually comfortable playing anymore?" The change that needs to take place has to occur at a multitude of different levels

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6 Steps to Successfully Integrate Minecraft in Your Classroom | EdReach

6 Steps to Successfully Integrate Minecraft in Your Classroom | EdReach | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
I have been asked many times about how to use Minecraft in the classroom. Educator, Wes Fryer is my latest convert and not only for Minecraft’s use in schools, but Minecraft can also be a way to connect with your children.
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I scooped an article about Minecraft for classrooms earlier this week. Here is a practical guide to implementation.

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The New TeamLabBody App Shows The Human Body In 3-D Motion

The New TeamLabBody App Shows The Human Body In 3-D Motion | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
A new app has arrived for the iPad that could change how each of us studies the human body. The $29.99 teamLabBody-3D Motion Human Anatomy app is available now in the App Store.

Via Jon Samuelson
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At $29.99 this is going to be a steep price for most schools but still a very cool app for anatomy classes.

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Thought leaders discuss the benefits of school librarian mentorship | American Libraries Magazine

Thought leaders discuss the benefits of school librarian mentorship | American Libraries Magazine | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Library aide among $500000 in cuts at North Boone schools - Rockford Register Star

Library aide among $500000 in cuts at North Boone schools - Rockford Register Star | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Library aide among $500000 in cuts at North Boone schools
Rockford Register Star
POPLAR GROVE — North Boone School District leaders plan to rely on volunteers to help with library services in the 2013-14 school year.
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Here we go again... Does NO ONE read studies and thought leader postings about the improved student achievement in schools with a fully (and professionally) staffed library media center?

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Libraries on Film

Libraries on Film | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
This AL Direct feature describes hundreds of films (and some TV shows) in which libraries and librarians are featured, from 1912 to the present. The list was compiled by George M. Eberhart and Jennifer Henderson.
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OneID: Easily Sign Into Websites Through One Account

OneID: Easily Sign Into Websites Through One Account | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
OneID is a relatively new web service that helps its users easily sign into various web services. The aim behind the application is to reduce the many acco
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A Year of Genius Hour – What Have I Learned? | Dare to Care

A Year of Genius Hour – What Have I Learned? | Dare to Care | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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A Hole in the Wall, Or Our Heads in the Cloud(s)?

A Hole in the Wall, Or Our Heads in the Cloud(s)? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Education activist Sam Chaltain writes about the changing nature of public education and highlights where the K-12 learning revolution is already underway.
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10 Ways To Get Started Using Google+ In Your Classroom

10 Ways To Get Started Using Google+ In Your Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
by Kellie Ady Google+ was enabled for K-12 domains in the fall, and I am now thinking about how Google+ could fit into our district…
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Hangouts for K-12 environment explained.

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New Digital Learning Report Highlights State Progress and Underscores the Need to Modernize Public Education | Digital Learning Now

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10 Examples of Storytelling in Web Design

10 Examples of Storytelling in Web Design | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

In “Storytelling in Web Design,” I explained the three most basic aspects of storytelling — character, setting, and action — and offered ways to begin including storytelling in web design using basic design elements. In this article, I will examine ten sites that use storytelling and list the character, setting, and action found in each story.

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Virginia: Arlington County Public Library Begins Lending American Girl Dolls | LJ INFOdocket

Virginia: Arlington County Public Library Begins Lending American Girl Dolls | LJ INFOdocket | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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What are some other items that libraries could lend that are outside the norm? Pets? Musical instruments? Tools? Very interesting things to consider...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Develop Math Skills With Beluga Learning for iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: Develop Math Skills With Beluga Learning for iPads | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Adding Color to the Classroom

Adding Color to the Classroom | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
By adding color to your classroom you can make a bright, inviting environment where students will enjoy learning and playing. A more positive environment leads to students being more engaged in what is being taught or discussed.
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Kaneland changes grade school library staffing - Aurora Beacon News

Kaneland changes grade school library staffing - Aurora Beacon News | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Kaneland School District will change elementary school library staffing next year.
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The Top 27 Free Tools to collaborate, hold discussions, and Backchannel with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 27 Free Tools to collaborate, hold discussions, and Backchannel with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Another great post from @coolcatteacher, Vicki Davis. This follows nicely with Common Core directives for online publishing.

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85 Top Responsive Web Design Tools

85 Top Responsive Web Design Tools | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Take a look at these 10 valuable tools to aid in web design, layout, coding and planning a responsive website.
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Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 280 billion archived web pages.
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Flipped Classroom Resources | Learn about Flipped Classroom Resources on instaGrok, the research engine

Flipped Classroom Resources | Learn about Flipped Classroom Resources on instaGrok, the research engine | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Flipped Classroom Resources | Learn about Flipped Classroom Resources on instaGrok, the research engine
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10 Ways To Spice Up Faculty Meetings

10 Ways To Spice Up Faculty Meetings | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Faculty meetings of late have been transformed from discussing bulleted agenda items to interactive and collaborative learning sessions. Utilizing available technology and web 2.0 tools during facu...
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