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Book Spine Poetry: A Few White Lies - Crushingcinders

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Book Spine Poetry.
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Reimagining Learning Spaces (Images)

Reimagining Learning Spaces (Images) | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
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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 for School Libraries | 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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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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The Author of If I Stay on Why Kids Crave Young Adult Books With Dark Themes

The Author of If I Stay on Why Kids Crave Young Adult Books With Dark Themes | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
It's time to stop worrying that great YA novels about risky behavior or even death will be a bad influence on kids
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Katie McGarry: Author Interview | Crushingcinders

Katie McGarry: Author Interview | Crushingcinders | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Katie writes YA contemporary books, such as her Pushing the Limits series pictured above.

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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

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My Favourite books of 2014 Crushingcinders

My Favourite books of 2014  Crushingcinders | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Exceptional reads!

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Sue @ Crushingcinders's curator insight, December 21, 2014 4:18 AM

This are my favourite reads this year!

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Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction

Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
A public librarian’s interaction with teens affirms her faith in bibliotherapy, as does her research. Read her story, along with a recommended list of realistic YA fiction. We invite you to suggest more titles.
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Excellent article from the School Library Journal 

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Sue @ Crushingcinders's curator insight, November 7, 2014 12:10 PM

Excellent article from the School Library Journal 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 9, 2014 3:21 AM

This is a great article about helping teens with issues through book recommendations. I will be looking at this idea more closely. 

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Library

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Shelf Talker, Staff Picks displayed on a shelf (template can be found in Flyers - Half)

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 1, 2014 7:37 PM

Cool ideas! Scoop em, Pin em, Try them out!

Naomi Bates's curator insight, February 6, 2014 9:51 PM

What a GREAT idea to bring faculty into the library!

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YA Books and More: 10 Different Options to Create Online Posters

YA Books and More: 10 Different Options to Create Online Posters | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
10 Different Options to Create Online Posters
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5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do

5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it

"As a librarian, we help to teach people how to become self-sufficient on the computer, find the answer to patron’s questions (no offense Google, but while you may come back with a million answers, we librarians come back with the right answer), develop graphic designs for advertisement, act as a social media managers, handle reader’s advisory, teach information literacy classes, act as storytellers, and teach children, to name just a few of our duties. We wear many many caps."

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Authors I’d Really Like To Meet | Crushingcinders

Authors I’d Really Like To Meet | Crushingcinders | What's Up for School Libraries | 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 for School Libraries | 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.

judyhaar's curator insight, April 20, 2015 1:19 PM

Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

Daniel de Lisle's curator insight, April 23, 2015 5:05 PM

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

Junior Browser Boxes | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it

"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 for School Libraries | 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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Book Spine Poetry: Blood sisters | Crushingcinders

Book Spine Poetry: Blood sisters | Crushingcinders | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Fun to create!

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Free Professional Development for School Librarians

Free onIii_ie PD_fora1 Ieaeherlibrarians F. ‘ . I 1 There's no excuse, no reason to feel alone ’ I ' Support and inspiration are a click away. - Expert c…
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We are not alone! 

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My ‘Touching the Surface’ by Kimberly Sabatini Win | Crushingcinders

My ‘Touching the Surface’ by Kimberly Sabatini Win | Crushingcinders | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
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A huge thank you to Kimberly Sabatini and the YA Scavenger Hunt for my awesome prize! 
http://crushingcinders.com/my-touching-the-surface-by-kimberly-sabatini-win/

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What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like?

What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like? | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
There’s an empty room at the REALM Charter School, which opened three years ago in an existing commercial building in Berkeley, Calif. When Emily Pilloton, director of the school’s Studio H design and build class, and Hallie Chen, an eighth-grade teacher, asked students what they envisioned for the space, they...

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Children's Book Review: The Great Unexpected

Children's Book Review: The Great Unexpected | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
Brimming with folklore, dreams, twists, magic and unlikely coincidences, this refreshing story was exactly that – The Great Unexpected - like a treasure box full of surprises! I love this story boo...
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Are we ready for book-free libraries?

Are we ready for book-free libraries? | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Times published an article earlier this month about America's first all-digital bookless public library which has opened in San Antonio: The article goes on to clarify that while th...
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Are we ready for book free libraries?

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For Teachers: The Difference between Fair Use and Copyright

For Teachers: The Difference between Fair Use and Copyright | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it
April 22, 2014
Some of you are still probably not sure about the difference between what constitutes a copyright infringement and fair use. Well the post I have for you today might help illuminate...

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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, April 23, 2014 6:42 AM

something to check out and share.

Sonia Barchet's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:00 AM

Great copyright info.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 29, 2014 12:07 AM

Simple explanation of copyright and fair use. I like the document with the graphic from Common Sense Media. 

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E-books to overtake printed books by 2018, report says

E-books to overtake printed books by 2018, report says | What's Up for School Libraries | Scoop.it

"A new report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) suggests that the sale of e-books will overtake that of printed books by 2018."

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