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40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-14 - Happy Hooligans

40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-14 - Happy Hooligans | School Librarian | Scoop.it
40+ of our ABSOLUTE, ALL-TIME BEST books for boys (ages 8-16). Adventure, drama, suspense and humour that will knock the socks off even the most reluctant readers.

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aitouaddaC's curator insight, December 11, 2014 3:35 AM

On lira bien sûr l'article concernant la petite Parker... il n'y a pas de livres "pour" (ni contre) un genre ou un autre...des bons livres ou des pas bons, certes...

Tks to read the story of Parker, claiming that's there is no books For boys..." La petite Américaine de 7 ans, Parker Dains, a dévoré "Le Grand livre sur les insectes" de l’éditeur jeunesse ABDO."...

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12 Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools (2017 Update) 

12 Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools (2017 Update)  | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Are you looking for the 12 best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools? Check the 12 best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools! 2017 Update!

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12 Best Free Online Bibliography And Citation Tools
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25+ STEM Books to Update Your Collection - WeAreTeachers

25+ STEM Books to Update Your Collection - WeAreTeachers | School Librarian | Scoop.it
TOPIC: STEM GRADES: Elementary School:
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25+ STEM Books to Update Your Collection
Get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math!
Elizabeth Mulvahill on September 19, 2017


Recently teacher DG wrote into our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE looking for advice about adding STEM books to her school’s library collection. She wrote, “I am a K-8 librarian media specialist. This is my second year on the job and I’m trying to update large sections of our school library. Our collection of nonfiction books is sorely lacking. Some of the books are 20 years older than me! Are there any STEM-related books that our library must have? I’d love any suggestions! Thanks so much!”

Here are 25+ awesome suggestions from our friends on the Helpline:

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This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film

This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film | School Librarian | Scoop.it
There’s an aching difference between an adult and the child the adult once was. When I was a small child I wanted to be a…

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 20, 2017 2:23 PM

Well, yes. But this suggests that somehow "society" is a nameless, faceless thing. Every human being is a part of society so how we encourage creativity, how we choose to be who we are, how we support those who are not the same as us and who add beauty to our lives makes a difference in how "society" influence what others think and do.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, August 20, 2017 7:14 PM
Been around for awhile but I seemed to have missed it. 
hayley peluchette's curator insight, August 21, 2017 10:45 AM

Everyone should take 2 minutes to watch this beautiful, brilliant short to remind us why we do the jobs we do! 

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The Necessity of Teaching Non-Digital Literacy Skills | Knowledge Quest

The Necessity of Teaching Non-Digital Literacy Skills | Knowledge Quest | School Librarian | Scoop.it
In a recent meeting with the summer reading task force at a local middle school we talked about the topic of how to get students to read during the summer. Plans centered on using resources at the local public library,... Read More ›

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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | School Librarian | Scoop.it
This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as a combined set of competencies–knowledge, skills and attitudes–central for living and working in our world today.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 27, 2017 2:01 AM
Information Literacy est la future base du savoir.
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Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)
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Library Supported Inquiry

The information and resources on this site are designed to support inquiry projects of varying length.  There are schedules for one and two week projects, half and full semester projects and Genius Hour projects.  The accompanying resources are designed to be used throughout the project and have a strong foundation in Library research methodology.  At the end of a project, not only will students have a product reflecting their learning, but the entire process will be documented. 
This website is in-progress and is being developed on an on-going basis.


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Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign by Kayla Delzer

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign by Kayla Delzer | School Librarian | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 23, 2016 12:55 PM
Classroom environments that are inviting are important. We can look back at John Dewey's writing and note he suggested the teacher creates an environment where teachers and students reconstruct knowing continuously.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 23, 2016 7:32 PM

Cool stuff! Thanks to Ivon Prefontaine. 

Kayden Tague's curator insight, June 30, 2017 10:14 PM

Love this article! Kayla shares that flexible seating meets the needs for a variety of learners. Students become happy, motivated, engaged in their work, and relaxed. Research shows several benefits of flexible seating for both academic and physical needs. 

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How to develop a growth mindset for better learning

How to develop a growth mindset for better learning | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Someone with a growth mindset, believes that effort is the path to mastery and that criticism and challenges are valuable tools for improvement.

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100 Free LEGO Learning Printables - Great Peace Academy #makered

100 Free LEGO Learning Printables - Great Peace Academy #makered | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Find resources for FREE LEGO Learning Printables in this 100 Things Post.

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lalita pradeep's curator insight, July 22, 2015 10:37 PM

I really dunno anything about its high order potential, but my sister prefers lego for her two small children.....And she is a committed teacher by passion.

Mick Huiet's curator insight, July 23, 2015 11:09 AM

I hope my new classroom has plenty of Legos!

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 27, 2015 11:18 AM

Some of the links in the list no longer work, but there are still plenty available. 

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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | School Librarian | Scoop.it

Such debate about the place and purpose of online searching in learning and assessments is not new. But rather than thinking of ways to prevent students from cheating or plagiarising in their assessed pieces of work, maybe our obsession with the “authenticity” of their coursework or assessment is missing another important educational point.

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DebbyBruck's comment, August 18, 2015 3:29 AM
This is so right on - thank you. Educating one's self online is empowering only if the user understands the difference between "crap collection" and that which is meaningful and useable at the time of curation. Curation only has value when we use the information in the moment as a motivator and inspiration to carry on in bettering ourselves in the here and now. This is my idea of content curation and educating on what speaks to our hearts in the very NOW moment.
DebbyBruck's curator insight, August 18, 2015 4:23 AM

Online searching/learning has a definite and substantial impact in our world today. Just remember to use regularly what you are saving (or curating), and to balance it all with real world experience.  Visit your elders, your neighbors, your parents, your community, your friends (and listen to their stories): in many cases they were alive many decades before you were.  They saw wars, political changes, social movements, etc., that can never be described in the same way online than from first hand experience.  Honor these people by your presence AND learn all you can online. Temper all of it by having one foot in the world of FREE information and one foot in the world of first-hand contact with those who lived those times. The cool thing about attending a school (in person) is you get the best of both worlds - interaction with others and your time online.

Reshmi_Insomreadniac's curator insight, September 16, 2015 9:04 AM

//In an era of informational abundance, educational end-products – the exam or piece of coursework – need to become less about a single student creating an “authentic” text, and more about a certain kind of digital literacy which harnesses the wisdom of the network of information that is available at the click of a button.//

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Fair Use in Education and Research — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Fair Use in Education and Research — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Fair use offers an extraordinarily important opportunity for educators, researchers, and others to make reasonable and limited uses of copyrighted materials. Clipping, cutting, pasting, uploading, posting, and many other activities that are common at the university may be copyright infringements or may be within fair use. When do you need to think about fair use? Some example situations:

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Stephen (Steve) Evans's curator insight, July 14, 2015 7:29 AM

Good resource for copyright information.....

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, July 14, 2015 11:23 AM

This is a hot toping in K-12 and Higher Ed. - Columbia U is offering some information and guidelines. Take a look at their examples. 

Ashley Anne Abeling's curator insight, July 15, 2015 9:03 PM

Goes along with our first blogs of the semester! Great resource to refer back to.

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Free Technology for Teachers: iRead a Book ... Now What? - Book Posters, Book Trailers, and More

Free Technology for Teachers: iRead a Book ... Now What? - Book Posters, Book Trailers, and More | School Librarian | Scoop.it

"My social media bios declare “I like kids. I like books. I like tech. What else could I be but a school librarian?” That pretty much sums it up right there. 

Now, I do want to make one thing clear. I do not believe every book needs a “project.” READ MORE BOOKS. That’s what will encourage a love of reading (and the literacy skills will come). That said there are times when added tech IS fun and helpful to instruction. We had 6 iPads last year but this December were lucky enough to get a cart of 25! Of course we wanted to use them."


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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | School Librarian | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2015 2:08 PM

What happens when you mix teacher-librarians with infographics?


Wonderful Things!

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, February 5, 2015 6:36 AM

Muito útil.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 7, 2015 1:37 AM

Some good Infographics here- not limited to librarian use.

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Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work

Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work | School Librarian | Scoop.it

"Research on effective learning reveals that an awful lot of what goes on in the classroom simply doesn’t matter. There are many pointless activities that take up valuable time in the name of engagement, merely demonstrating progress as opposed to actually making progress. Often, these approaches not only have limited impact on student learning but can have a hugely detrimental impact on teacher workload and wellbeing.

There is significant evidence to suggest that teachers should prune back what they do and focus on a more streamlined approach in the classroom. So it’s less about spending hours cutting things up and putting them in envelopes, and more about creating conditions in which students can gain long-lasting knowledge that can be applied in a range of situations. The following six principles are a distillation of key research on what really matters in the classroom."


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Ashley Hoyer's comment, November 16, 2017 9:59 PM
@Tera S. Ellis You're right- it is possible that they could become a behavior problem. That makes me think of a child in my classroom- he hasn't been identified in our TAG program; however, I will be recommending him for next year. He tends to distract others and interrupt the learning of others quite possibly because he is completed and not being challenged enough.
Cheryl Turner's comment, November 16, 2017 11:13 PM
Ashley and Tera , thanks for your comments but you are misunderstanding the definition of cognitive load. It doesn't have any thing to do with gifted learners not being stimulated. It has to do with the amount of information any person can handle focusing on at any one time. For instance, if you are trying to do a difficult math problem while listening to a challenging jazz riff or perhaps watch a movie at the same time, the cognitive load of those tasks in combination is going to be excessive. in that situation, you would not be effective at the math problem, because you have increased the cognitive load of the task. You have not increased the difficulty level of the task, in terms of its abstractness or the level of challenge for the mind trying to figure it out, but you have made the conditions less than optimal for that mind to operate on that task.
Ashley Hoyer's comment, November 19, 2017 4:12 PM
@Cheryl Turner I really appreciate the clarification!
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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Learner Needs and Why

The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Learner Needs and Why | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Preparing a child for the world that doesn’t yet exist is not an easy task for any teacher. Step back and look at that picture from a broad perspective. What are the critical 21st-century skills…

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 17, 2017 12:50 AM

A good list.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 17, 2017 12:09 PM

"So, according to the folks we’ve asked, the consensus is that learners need transparency-level skills in these areas:



  • Problem solving

  • Creativity

  • Analytic thinking

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Ethics, action, and accountability"

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, September 17, 2017 3:46 PM
Future focussed skills -a challenge for all
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Talking referencing and plagiarism with teachers. From school and beyond.

Talking referencing and plagiarism with teachers. From school and beyond. | School Librarian | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.

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10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom

10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom | School Librarian | Scoop.it
When we look at what research says about becoming better at something, two pieces of evidence stand out.

First, we must have clarity on what our goals are, and where we want to go or what we want to become.

Second, it is deliberate practice (combined with feedback loops) that increase the myelin in our brain and in turn help improve performance and growth.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 12, 2017 10:52 AM
Excellent. Worth a read.
 
Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, January 12, 2017 1:11 PM
We shouldn't take for granted how important is to set a habit formation loop  in our classes so that longlife learning and continuous improvement be just part of the process of being an educated person.
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Why school libraries matter

Why school libraries matter | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Far from being rendered obsolete by modern technology, good school libraries are being redesigned to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. Denise Reed, Librarian at Ardingly College Prep, explains.
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SCIS | The importance of school libraries in the Google Age

SCIS | The importance of school libraries in the Google Age | School Librarian | Scoop.it
We continue to hear about the lack of trained library staff in schools, despite ongoing research indicating that the presences of teacher librarians lead to improved learning outcomes and NAPLAN Reading Literacy results. Kay Oddone highlights the many benefits teacher librarians bring to their schools, and why their role is integral to both student and staff learning.

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LibrarianLand's curator insight, July 26, 2016 12:12 PM
"...teacher librarians are so much more than the 'keeper of the books."
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Why research skills matter more than ever… — Medium

Why research skills matter more than ever… — Medium | School Librarian | Scoop.it
I watched in dismay as the young student slowly typed her query into the smartphone. This was not going to end well…

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Some really good points that are often overlooked.

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Elke Höfler's curator insight, March 29, 2016 9:26 AM

Some really good points that are often overlooked.

Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 29, 2016 4:07 PM

Some really good points that are often overlooked.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 2016 5:00 AM

Some really good points that are often overlooked.

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Inquiry-Based Learning: An Approach to Inquiry - Video Series

Inquiry-Based Learning: An Approach to Inquiry - Video Series | School Librarian | Scoop.it

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CARFLEO's curator insight, July 22, 2015 8:38 AM

Aspects of Religious Education and Family Life Education  can benefit from this approach.

liz deskins's curator insight, July 28, 2015 7:24 AM

Great videos about inquiry, even though its not in the library!

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YouTube Copyright School


Russell learns some valuable lessons about copyright.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 24, 2015 3:22 PM

Fun way to share this information with your students. 

Karen Olges's curator insight, July 27, 2015 9:46 AM

The last few sentences of this video sum it up....as teachers and leaders, we need to become cognizant to put copyright at the bottom of every page we and our students create.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:45 AM

a useful video about copyright

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43 Lessons from the Make: Education Forum - Make: #makered

43 Lessons from the Make: Education Forum - Make: #makered | School Librarian | Scoop.it

"Make: held an education forum at the New York Hall of Science, which consisted of a series of five panels, plus a talk with Carmen Fariña, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. We can’t tell you everything that the panels discussed, (though you can see it for yourself — on our YouTube stream of the event at the bottom of this post) but we picked a selection of quotable ideas that could help you educate someone close to you, whether you’re a teacher, a parent, run a makerspace, or just like to tell you friends what to do. Come learn with us!


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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | School Librarian | Scoop.it
We have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 2015 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 7, 2016 3:07 PM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

Sophie GAL's curator insight, March 8, 2016 4:44 AM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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Rise in number of children reading for pleasure - TES News

Rise in number of children reading for pleasure - TES News | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Dystopian teen novels such as the Hunger Games trilogy are likely to be one reason for children being increasingly likely to say they enjoy reading, say literacy experts.

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