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Reading Conferences With Students Within the 45 Minute English Class; Yes, It’s Possible

Reading Conferences With Students Within the 45 Minute English Class; Yes, It’s Possible | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
Confession time; I am terrible at conferring with my students.  This once proud foundation of my elementary classroom is now a crumbling pillar in my 7th grade English class.  Call it a victim of the 45 minute I have to teach everything in.
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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 | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | 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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Librarians as Social Media Curators

For librarians, social media curation is a translation of mission and traditional practice. It’s about getting users/patron/students/faculty to the goo

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A great reminder of what a school librarian can do if given the chance. 
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Great video on the role of #librarians as Digital Information curators & ability to amplify learning 
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Library blankets for the win

Library blankets for the win | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
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I've had a number of emails recently asking after our blankets in the
library at the University of York, so I thought I'd blog about them.

Getting blankets for the library is probably one of the best things I've
ever done in libraryland, honestly.  It took alm

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 28, 2017 5:27 PM

Always love a NED Potter library idea!

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Melissa Williams's curator insight, September 29, 2017 8:02 AM
A fabulous idea from the library at my alma mater!  Going to do it.
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On Being a Ninja Librarian: Getting Teens Into the School Library

On Being a Ninja Librarian: Getting Teens Into the School Library | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
How to strategically (and sneakily) bring teens into the library and keep them coming back time and time again. Hence, Ninja Librarian.

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Reading For Pleasure Is One Of The Clearest Markers For Positive Attainment – But Is It Something We Can Teach?

Reading For Pleasure Is One Of The Clearest Markers For Positive Attainment – But Is It Something We Can Teach? | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it

Not every kid likes reading. We all know this – and yet we cling to a belief that if we can only find the right book, the right approach, we can…

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"What's Your Genre Personality?" Quiz Bundle (76 pages!)

"What's Your Genre Personality?" Quiz Bundle (76 pages!) | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
Remember all those magazine quizzes we took as teens? This genre personality lesson is styled after those quizzes and is a fun way to help students identify

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PicMonkey: Still My Graphic Go-To

PicMonkey: Still My Graphic Go-To | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
I've been sharing my love for this one stop shop of graphic design goodness for five years now, you'd think they would put me on th

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Using Postcards to Recommend Your Favourite Books

Using Postcards to Recommend Your Favourite Books | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
Speaking to students in high school and having them write postcards recommending their favourite books to students around the world.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it

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SCIS | Guerrilla book fair: getting staff involved in your school library

SCIS | Guerrilla book fair: getting staff involved in your school library | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
UK school librarian Lucas Maxwell recommends ways to encourage teachers to make use of school libraries.

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Schools’ Library Service and teacher
Collaboration Case Study Year 6 


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Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth

Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
Let's be clear, there's no such thing as "alternative facts." The same fact can be used by different people to support alternativ

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Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy

Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
Unfettered access to information and news is essential for learning—but it can also be a hazard when learners lack the right tools for parsing that information. Nobody knows this more than libraria…

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Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’

Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’ | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
The post Authenticity Matters: 12 Ideas To Make Learning ‘Real-World’ appeared first on TeachThought PD.

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Effective Curriculum Design in an Independent Reading Program

Effective Curriculum Design in an Independent Reading Program | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
Effective Curriculum Design in an Independent Reading Program (and How to Add Technology!): with Waterford Institute's Anne Brown
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Library blankets for the win

Library blankets for the win | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Lib-Innovation

I've had a number of emails recently asking after our blankets in the
library at the University of York, so I thought I'd blog about them.

Getting blankets for the library is probably one of the best things I've
ever done in libraryland, honestly.  It took alm

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A fabulous idea from the library at my alma mater!  Going to do it.
GwynethJones's curator insight, September 28, 2017 5:27 PM

Always love a NED Potter library idea!

Follow him on Twitter

@ned_potter

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Book Week Escape To Everywhere – Postcard from your reading journey

Book Week Escape To Everywhere – Postcard from your reading journey | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week 2017 theme Escape to Everywhere opens many opportunities to connect with literature and have fun. In addition to the Missing Book Cha…

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Why Citations Matter: A Lesson in Preventing “Alternative Facts” - EasyBib Blog

Why Citations Matter: A Lesson in Preventing “Alternative Facts” - EasyBib Blog | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
A Citation Specialist discusses teaching opportunities on the importance of citing credible sources in a world of "fake news" and "alternative facts."

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7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News

7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
Media literacy is more important than ever.

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The library’s in the bag!

The library’s in the bag! | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
After thinking about how we could promote the library to staff on the first day of our 2015 school year, we decided to greet them with a show bag of library goodies. We wanted to remind staff about existing services and also highlight new features of our contemporary library. Inspired by The Unquiet Librarian's goody bags,…

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You Will LOVE Creating New Genre Signage For Your Library Too!

You Will LOVE Creating New Genre Signage For Your Library Too! | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
As you know, we have been having so much fun creating new library branding and signage using Buncee's new backgrounds, stickers

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Turning pages: The case for books

Turning pages: The case for books | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
The death of books has been greatl

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Book Tastings: 7 Steps to Promote Your Best Books!

Book Tastings: 7 Steps to Promote Your Best Books! | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
In light of all the fun that Halloween, *cough* I mean Book Character Dress-up Day brings, I thought I’d share a fun learning experience that I tried last year and have gotten to revisit agai…

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How teacher - librarian collaboration can lead to 'higher order thinking' and 'growth mindset' in students.

How teacher - librarian collaboration can lead to 'higher order thinking' and 'growth mindset' in students. | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | 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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Information Literacy

Information Literacy | Why Independent Reading, with Free Choice of Books Matters | Scoop.it
What is Information Literacy? Information Literacy is defined as the set of skills needed to locate, retrieve, assess and use information to solve problems and become independent lifelon

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