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How Do You Know if What You Read Online Is True? I sent the lady a glass of wine and a note— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013 One of several viral Twitter posts that told the tale of a Thanksgiving feud on a plane.

How Do You Know if What You Read Online Is True?

It later turned out the feud never happened, and the posts were described by the writer as a short story. How many viral stories on the Internet do you read, share, reference and comment on each week? Gamification. Comics. Professional development. 8 tasty graphic organizers for primary sources. Deb Brown, a good friend from the Shawnee Mission, Kansas district, shared a statement with me several years ago and it’s rattled around in my head ever since.

8 tasty graphic organizers for primary sources

Primary sources belong to everyone. Not just the smart kids. I like that. Something else she said caught my attention. Your Photo Fate. 50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians. You’ll find below a selection of quotes devoted to places and people deserving most attention: libraries and librarians.

50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians

Libraries are essential in a process of giving citizens access to knowledge. In digital times they are needed more than ever before. Get your library card, and you’ll be able to borrow a print or electronic book, use free internet, or attend a course improving your digital skills. Most importantly, however, libraries are the places where you can expect smart and clear answers to even most difficult questions. As Neil Gaiman says: “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” In times of the internet, everyone can visit a library without leaving home. I’ve visualised some of the quotes to let you easier share them in social networks – and promote libraries to a growing community of online addicts. Please share in the comments the library quotes that are missing in the list. 50 quotes about libraries and librarians.

7 tips for making your principal your ally. Librarians, you cannot afford to have an adversarial relationship with your principals.

7 tips for making your principal your ally

You cannot even afford principals who are "agents of benevolent neglect. " - Online Teacher Lesson Planning. A Printable Guide To Creative Commons. Something you probably see a lot of these days as you browse the internet is Creative Commons licensing.

A Printable Guide To Creative Commons

You’ll see many graphics that say something like ‘shared under a Creative Commons license’, or you’ll see a little rectangular graphic with some signs in them. Since we live in an age where most of our information comes from the internet in some way or another, its useful to know when and how it is ok to use something that you’ve found. We’ve already taken a look at some fair use guidelines (which comes along with a brief mention of Creative Commons licensing), but we thought that this handy infographic below gave a great, easy to read and understand version of the different types of CC licenses available.

Keep reading to learn more. These licenses allow you to easily give others the opportunity to share your work. Share This. Home - LibGuides at ProQuest. Smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages. Getting Library & IT Admins On-Board with Leveraging Social Media. Jump to Navigation Getting Library & IT Admins On-Board with Leveraging Social Media How do you convince your admins that social & digital media access and integration is a worthwhile investment?

Getting Library & IT Admins On-Board with Leveraging Social Media

About This Speaker danah boyd is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research; a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University; a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School; a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society; and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Get Caught Reading, sponsored by AAP. Welcome to IMS Global Learning Consortium. What’s the Difference Between the National Archives and the Library of Congress? Weeding Tips: Shelf by Shelf: 400s and 500s, by Rebecca Vnuk. Freebook Sifter - A Resource for Free eBooks. 15 Resources to Help You Do-it-Yourself (Plus One Free Workshop) Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section.

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers

These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers:

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What Kids Are Reading - 2013. Professional Reading/Library. Most Interesting Documentaries. Podcast Gallery - The Best Audio and Video Podcasts. Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English. At Your Library. Working Together Is Working Smarter. A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators.

Working Together Is Working Smarter

Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools. The report, Remodeling Literacy Learning: Making Room for What Works, details key findings from a nationwide survey of more than 2,400 educators representing all grade levels and subject areas. It investigates the connection between professional learning, educator collaboration and student learning.

NCLE Press Release. DocsTeach, a Web 2.0 teaching tool supporting 21st century learning skills. Address: DocsTeach allows you to locate and create interactive learning activities using primary source documents.

DocsTeach, a Web 2.0 teaching tool supporting 21st century learning skills

Activity templates promote historical thinking skills encouraging students to become "history detectives. " This Web 2.0 teaching tool is well-designed and easy to use. It is sponsored by The Foundation for the National Archives and the National Archives. You must register to access, save, and create custom activities. Many interactive activities are available for use and meet the National History Standards. Vaasl Multicultural Book Recommendations_Natalie Lorenzi.ppt. Roanoke Region Spring Conference 2013 - home. LACMA Collections. SoftChalk's channel. A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources.

"There were more than 135 million adult makers, more than half of the total adult population in America, in 2015.

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

" What is a makerspace? You’ve no doubt been hearing that word more than a few times over the past several years. Makerspaces, also called hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs, are collaborative spaces where people gather to get creative with DIY projects, invent new ones, and share ideas. Since the first official makerspace convened six years ago in a library in upstate New York, libraries have remained an ideal setting for makerspace events across the country. Many offer community resources like 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies, and more. School_library_impact.jpg (JPEG Image, 2550 × 4200 pixels) - Scaled (21%) Digitised Manuscripts. Special Collections. Myth #4 How much Time Librarians Actually Read and How They Decide What To Read. The Media Literacy Clearinghouse #1 Resource For Media Literacy Education.

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Creativity. Edtech VISION - edtech VISION. Teacher-Librarians. 2.012 Conference. We are pleased to announce the Library 2.012 worldwide virtual conference, October 3 - 5, 2012. This free conference is being held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones). To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please join the Library 2.0 network. Textmapping. Before I begin. . . what a long week it was! Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been swimming in work and haven't had a moment to post anything. In the past week, I have created and/or significantly revised 48 different literacy center activities, eight activities in six different literacy areas.

That means thinking of what I need them to be, then typing them up, putting them in folders, and listing all the extra materials and copies I need to gather in school to complete the centers. Wednesday's Post: The Dewey Race. Yesterday I did a program we did for the first time at the library. We are a member of the Collaborative Summer Reading Program. Our theme this year was One World Many Books.

One of the activities in the guide is the Dewey Race. Tlchat - Jan_14_Archive. Teaching Students How to Make Notes. Planning Library Programs, Celebrations, and Displays « Informania. I love that, as an educator, I get two official “starting over so I can get it right this time” days each year: January 1st and the beginning of a new school year (which is Aug. 13th this year). There’s something hopeful and energizing about fresh starts, isn’t there? I also adore new school supplies; each July I head out to the office supply stores in search of my planner.

Several years ago I stumbled across one that is as close to perfect for my needs as I can get without designing one myself: Mead’s QuickNotes Academic Year Weekly/Monthly Planner. Best Online Videos. Images. MOVIECLIPS: Movie Trailers, Previews, Clips of Old, New & Upcoming Films. All Things Technology / 100 Best YouTube Videos for teachers. Truly Amazing YouTube Tools. 10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints. Building a digital legacy is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives. Cobb County School District - Cobb Library Media Wiki. Please use the following format when adding lessons: Subject/Grade Level: Lesson Title-Your name Enter your lesson under the corresponding grade level(s).

Sparky Teaching - creative teaching ideas, thinking skills resources & motivational classroom tools. Sites for teachers and librarians. Library Resources - The Common Core Conversation. Infographic: Top password mistakes. The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet. Explania: A Useful Source For Free Educational Videos. Bookmarkmini [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Book Marks.

Eight Ways to Save Money on School Supplies. According to a study by the National School Supply & Equipment Association, teachers spend an average of $356 out-of-pocket on school supplies and resources (NSSEA, 2011).

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Other School Library Pages. LMS Blogs. Research. ActivInspire. IDEAcademy Curriculum / FrontPage. This wiki serves as the emergent curriculum menu for IDEAcademy, a "beta" thinkformation fluency curriculum currently piloted within a middle-school study skills elective [6th grade] titled "Academic Individual Motivation. " This adaptable curriculum uses the familiar and frequently utilized Big6 process (at least at the middle school level) as an organizational framework for the overall flow of the curriculum.

However, the underlying structure of the curriculum aims to highlight and pull out the skills "embedded within" the research process as a starting point, while incorporating brain-based teaching, student-driven inquiry, and other core skills and standards connected to teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

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iFixit: The free repair manual. Schoollibrarywebsites - home. ICT & Web Tools. Adventures in a School Library: A fact a week. Trelease Brochures on Reading. Reference. Display Ideas. Teachers Have Sensory Needs Too. Being an Avoider does not stop at childhood. These sensory processing patterns tend to stay with us throughout life.

Hopefully the more we understand our sensory selves, the more we can develop strategies to help us navigate through life. Having grown up in a large family, I am used to a significant amount of auditory chaos. Questions of the week.doc. Teacher Librarian. The June 2012 issue of Teacher Librarian has several featured articles of great interest and use: Find Where You Fit in the Common Core, or The Time I Forgot about Librarians and Reading Rebecca Morris addresses the importance of reading in the Common Core Standards and in the role of teacher librarians, even as we become instructional technology leaders. Animated Picture Books. Directory. iLearn Technology. All Things Technology / Making It As A Middle School Teacher: Tech Tip Tuesday ~ Help Selecting a Font. The Teacher-Librarian is Your Best Tech Resource.