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Long Live Paper

Long Live Paper | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
While e-readers and multimedia may seem appealing, the idea of replacing an effective learning platform — the paper textbook — with a widely hyped but still unproven one is extremely dangerous.
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A place to be creative

A place to be creative | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
SPEARFISH — A drone flies overhead. Colorful designs made out of blocks adorn the Lego wall. A robot rolls through an obstacle course.
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School library incorporates reading with exercise

School library incorporates reading with exercise | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
A Taunton middle school librarian is turning students into bookworms one ride at a time.John Parker Middle school students are able to ride stationary bikes, or ellipticals, while they read.“We have kids documenting the miles they’re doing on the bikes,” P
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Why are school librarians getting rid of books?

Why are school librarians getting rid of books? | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Texas high school librarians are making big changes — many of them low-tech — to attract more students in the digital age.
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Mary solves your problems: A secret school scrapbook discovered by the housemaster | The Spectator

Mary solves your problems: A secret school scrapbook discovered by the housemaster | The Spectator | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Q. At my son’s school the boys keep a clandestine leatherbound book known as ‘The Bible’, a sort of Rogues Gallery which, inter alia, keeps a detailed…
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Utah teacher reaches settlement with school district over nude art controversy

Utah teacher reaches settlement with school district over nude art controversy | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
HYRUM, Utah -- A Utah school teacher who was fired over an art project that included nude paintings says he has reached a settlement with the Cache County School District. Mateo Rueda stated in a blog post that he and the school district "agreed on a fair settlement of mutual satisfaction.
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Sister act: library for less fortunate

Sister act: library for less fortunate | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
One is a Potterhead, the other a Roald Dahl fan. But the sisters were on the same page when it came to sharing their collection of books with less privileged children in the neighbourhood.
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90% teachers feel their Gen Z students will have careers that do not exist today: Survey

90% teachers feel their Gen Z students will have careers that do not exist today: Survey | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Research by Adobe has concluded that a staggering 95% of students and 91% of teachers see creativity as essential to Gen Z students’ future careers.
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Aspirations of young India

Aspirations of young India | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
The past year could and should have achieved much more than what it did for education. 2018 is going to be a year of surging aspirations and exploding expectations

The mode and extent of verbal
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Facebook Introduces a Facial Recognition Tool

Facebook Introduces a Facial Recognition Tool | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
It will let you know when other users upload your face.
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Special delivery: Students receive a surprise from Secret Santa Society

Special delivery: Students receive a surprise from Secret Santa Society | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
McALLEN — Before beginning their winter break, students at Seguin Elementary School received a surprise Friday as the Secret Santa Society made one last stop to deliver presents.
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School digitizes rare books, brings out CD - Times of India

School digitizes rare books, brings out CD - Times of India | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Thiruvananthapuram: In a novel initiative, students of Government Tribal High School, Meenankal have launched a programme to digitize rare books in Malayalam.
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'Tech-ing' teaching and learning further

'Tech-ing' teaching and learning further | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
HOW long can a student actually concentrate in class if the method of teaching is one-way — with teachers imparting the content of the lesson verbally while students listen.
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But My Principal Won't Let Me! Leadership, Advocacy, & Some Rebel Yell from the Library | Knowledge Quest

But My Principal Won't Let Me! Leadership, Advocacy, & Some Rebel Yell from the Library | Knowledge Quest | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
“I love that idea–but there’s no way my principal would ever go along with that…” “That is really cool that you can do that. But it wouldn’t fly in my school…” “I wish my principal would let me try something... Read More ›

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A bus that was trashed after parents tried to renovate it into a library has officially opened

A bus that was trashed after parents tried to renovate it into a library has officially opened | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

A double decker bus that was trashed and burgled by vandals has finally been refurbished to become much needed space for a primary school.
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Library offers tips on spotting fake news - Red Deer Advocate

Library offers tips on spotting fake news - Red Deer Advocate | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Pair of Red Deer Public Library programs aimed at helping improve online literacy
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This school librarian teaches students about (actual) fake news. Here's how parents can, too.

This school librarian teaches students about (actual) fake news. Here's how parents can, too. | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
"Here are techniques I teach to my students, easily adaptable for use at home."

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Teaching our children to understand why evaluation of online resources is essential. Fake news only becomes a problem if we believe everything we read. 
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Gord Turner: The value of the Friends of the Library - Castlegar News

Gord Turner: The value of the Friends of the Library - Castlegar News | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
I’ve been a friend of libraries for a long time.
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Wild About Animals in the Library | DonorsChoose.org project by Mrs. Y.

Wild About Animals in the Library | DonorsChoose.org project by Mrs. Y. | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
My students need updated books in the library about amazing animals! The students at my elementary school are hardworking, motivated students who love to learn and explore in the library. My school is a Title I school, which consists of students in grade
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A library in a train at a city school

A library in a train at a city school | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Yellow Train School launches an exciting journey that will see the magic of trains and books coming together in a children’s library
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Art Teacher Fired After Parents Complain About Nudity In Classic Paintings

Art Teacher Fired After Parents Complain About Nudity In Classic Paintings | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
A Cache Valley teacher says he was wrongly fired from Lincoln Elementary School in Utah after one parent even filed a police report claiming he was showing classic artwork with nudity.
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Tragic Teaching Practices in the Harry Potter Series

Tragic Teaching Practices in the Harry Potter Series | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
There are many things we can learn from the magical world from the bravery and tenacity of the students at Hogwarts, I fear that the classroom learning is a bit unbalanced. It breaks my heart to write any kind of negative critique of novels I love so much, but the characterization of the educational system is definitely not one we should emulate.
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A movement for making kids fall in love with reading

A movement for making kids fall in love with reading | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Children too have a short attention span as their days are packed with so much activity.
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SilverHounds book club connects young and old readers

SilverHounds book club connects young and old readers | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
By Heather Collins
A new program at Carmel High School is helping bring together the minds of the young and old.
SilverHounds is a book club for high schoolers and senior citizens. The group meets at the CHS library throughout the year to talk about books, views and experiences.
Theresa Ramos,
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Reader Idea | Using Times Education Articles With Aspiring Teachers in China

Reader Idea | Using Times Education Articles With Aspiring Teachers in China | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
This Reader Idea outlines how students can prepare for careers in their field by reading Times articles, in this case about early childhood education.
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It’s Time to Stop Talking about the 21st Century

It’s Time to Stop Talking about the 21st Century | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
By Christy Diehl
Technology use in the classroom can be scary. But this June, I found myself surrounded by 25,000 of my closest friends at th
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