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Articles and links related to the vast field of Teacher-Librarianship, collected by a Teacher-Librarian-in-Training.  Many posts are also relevant to classroom teachers because they either are directly applicable to the classroom experience or they'll give you insight into what our T-L colleagues are working to support in our schools.
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Enter The First Page now: CBC's new creative writing challenge for students | CBC Books

Enter The First Page now: CBC's new creative writing challenge for students | CBC Books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Students in Grades 7 to 12 are asked to write the first page of an original novel that explores how a current issue or trend has played out in a century and a half.
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Library Resources for Dealing with Mass Shootings » Public Libraries Online

Library Resources for Dealing with Mass Shootings » Public Libraries Online | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Word Vancouver

Word Vancouver | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Word Vancouver is Western Canada's largest celebration of literacy and reading, celebrating 20 years in 2014.
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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day

Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Philly company digitizes 25,000 old records and they're free to download

Philly company digitizes 25,000 old records and they're free to download | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Twenty five thousand songs recorded onto 78RPM discs in the early 20th century have been released online for free They are the first batch of an estimated 400 000 piece virtual record collection to
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Letting Teachers Be Free

Letting Teachers Be Free | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Educators must remain engaged and autonomous in order to do their jobs well and avoid burnout.
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If We Push Children To Become The Readers We Want Them To Be, They May Not Become Readers At All

If We Push Children To Become The Readers We Want Them To Be, They May Not Become Readers At All | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
There is no such thing as a non-transferable piece of reading, and so we need to be very wary about what we ban or sniff at. When we call a book valueless, we may just be missing the value that particular story has to that particular child. We simply cannot know how reading that story will affect the adult they go on to become.
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When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose.

When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose. | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The recipe for growing readers really isn’t that complicated. First, give students access to many, many books. Then allow them to select the titles that interest them and with which they will experience great success. And then, let them read.
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Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism

Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Although threats and detection software have some impact, the best way to prevent plagiarism is to teach students how to avoid it in the first place.
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BCcampus OpenEd Resources | Learning about, and experiencing, open educational practices

Engaging B.C. faculty, institutions and publishers to implement the Open Textbook Project. We provide our stakeholders with information, meeting notes, progress reports, events and workshops on open educational resources in general, and the Open Textbook Project in particular.
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Hawaiian-Canadians and ‘Buffalo’ Canadians: The hidden history of confederation

Hawaiian-Canadians and ‘Buffalo’ Canadians: The hidden history of confederation | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The back alleys of our history tell an important tale about the country before confederation
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Whiteboard Desks: Low tech can be really fun!

Whiteboard Desks: Low tech can be really fun! | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
My desks before the transformation Somehow by the luck of the draw, I ended up with the worst desks in our entire school when I joine
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A great idea if you have some tired library tables needing a lift, but only a teeny budget.
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Book Donations Required After School Fire - For Reading Addicts

Book Donations Required After School Fire - For Reading Addicts | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Disability in Kidlit — Reviews, articles, and more about the portrayal of disabilities in children's fiction

Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, and discussions examining this topic from various angles—and always from the disabled perspective.
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The Power of Un-Leveled Books by Heather Zeissler

The Power of Un-Leveled Books by Heather Zeissler | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
“Your books are too easy!” A frustrated first grader told me one spring afternoon, as she methodically looked through our classroom library for a new chapter book to bring home.  This outburst was unexpected, as this particular English Language Learner (ELL) student was still working on constant-vowel-constant words, along with the first 100 sight words.…
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The ‘No’ in ‘Innovate’

The ‘No’ in ‘Innovate’ | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Selecting new initiatives is important for administrators and teachers—but so is refusing to take on too much.
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An open letter to the W3C Director, CEO, team and membership

An open letter to the W3C Director, CEO, team and membership | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Dear Jeff, Tim, and colleagues, In 2013, EFF was disappointed to learn that the W3C had taken on the project of standardizing “Encrypted Media Extensions,” an API whose sole function was to provide a first-class role for DRM within the Web browser ecosystem. By doing so, the organizatio
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Getting to GREAT Questions for Inquiry: Talking with your students draws out their best intentions

Getting to GREAT Questions for Inquiry:  Talking with your students draws out their best intentions | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
In an inquiry unit on waves, a group of fourth grade students generated the following list of questions. The question
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A good resource to share with your classroom teachers to help illustrate a stage of inquiry that doesn't generally exist in traditional research projects.
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How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
How do you foster a love of reading for pleasure?

The simple answer is to read — yourself, with and to your kids — whenever you can. Make books a part of your routine, your home decor, your conversations. It's true, those screens are ever tantalizing, but be strong and be prepared for a little light cajoling, time management and some inventiveness, especially when it comes to defining what it means to read a book.
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To share with parents at the start of the new school year..
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How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Librarians are developing maker activities for children's books that enhance the reading experience for kids.
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4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners

4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners | Teacher-Librarianship | 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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Math Books for Kids: The Truth is Out There — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

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Introducing BookBub's Summer 2017 Reading Challenge

Introducing BookBub's Summer 2017 Reading Challenge | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Welcome to BookBub's Summer 2017 Reading Challenge! This year, we're inviting all bookworms to participate in a challenge that pushes you to read even more.
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Your Pedagogy Might be More Aligned with Colonialism than You Realize

Your Pedagogy Might be More Aligned with Colonialism than You Realize | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
My 19-year old self sat on a panel for a room full of High School Seniors who eagerly sought insight about their transition to college, when a woman in the room cut me off mid-sentence to exclaim…
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Does your collection include diverse representations of language and dialect?  How do you engage with students outside the standard language paradigm (ELL students? those with speech disabilities? those with dyslexia? those from other language backgrounds? those who resist with activism?).
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Heather Munroe-Blum, Heather Reisman, and Col. Chris Hadfield Announce the Launch of the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation

Heather Munroe-Blum, Heather Reisman, and Col. Chris Hadfield Announce the Launch of the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The Mission of the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation is: To ensure that ALL Canadian children are skilled, confident readers by the time they complete grade school – thus making Canadian children the most literate in the world.
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