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Erin Patel

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Geography. Biblo Tøyen: Norway’s unique library for kids ages 10 to 15. Forget what you think about libraries!

Biblo Tøyen: Norway’s unique library for kids ages 10 to 15

Biblo Tøyen, one of Oslo Public Library’s (Deichmanske bibliotek) newest additions, is breaking and changing all the library rules! This is a unique and innovative space, created for young people ages 10 to 15. Kindy inquiry. Culture Shock: Shh . . . something strange is going on in the library. In 2007 the futurologist Richard Watson published a slightly tongue-in-cheek “extinction timeline”, predicting the exact dates on which familiar parts of our world would “cease to be significant”, swept aside by technological innovation, social change or climate catastrophe.

Culture Shock: Shh . . . something strange is going on in the library

Telephone directories would be gone by 2017, petrol-engined vehicles by 2035 and physical newspapers by 2049. (Even at the time that last one seemed a tad optimistic.) The year 2019, said Watson, would see the end of libraries, those fusty, dusty old repositories of something called “books” (also nearing their end of life). The general point seemed indisputable. Google and the cloud would soon deliver us all the information we required, anytime and anywhere we wanted it, so why would anyone need physical buildings, with shelves and reading desks and librarians and all that, y’know, stuff?

Membership - ALIA - Australian Library and Information Association. ABC Television. Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design. Problem-based learning, makerspaces, flipped learning, student blogging -- these are becoming perceived staples of 21st-century learning.

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

With such ambitious practices taking the spotlight for how people regard modern classrooms, it's not surprising that a murmur of impracticality or skepticism is still a frequent response when they're first introduced. So how do we encourage teachers everywhere to believe that great changes can happen in their classrooms? By helping them envision small, practical steps that will lead them there. Here are five elements of 21st-century classrooms, along with concrete suggestions that teachers can visualize and implement today. Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators.

Teaching is a cognitively complex profession.

Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

In the course of a single school day, an educator must make hundreds of decisions and respond quickly to the myriad unexpected turns that life in the classroom may take. You have a high-energy job, so it's essential to prime your brain and body with the right fuel. But in the busy life of a teacher, who has time to think about healthy eating, much less sorting through the sometimes-conflicting claims about the nutritional value of various food choices? Unfortunately, the less we think about what we eat, the worse our diets may be -- especially if we default to snacking on so-called convenience foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats and low in nutrient-dense ingredients that sustain energy levels. Log In. Your Dinner Party Will Be Terribly Boring Without This Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip.

Love Oz YA. #LoveOzYA is for teachers, writers and readers of Australian youth-lit. Better Reading - Better Reading a partagé la photo de... 16 Hilarious Signs That Prove Libraries Are the Greatest. One of the things we love most about libraries is that they get creative in quirky ways.

16 Hilarious Signs That Prove Libraries Are the Greatest

In honor of Library Lovers’ Month, here are 16 libraries that decided to think outside the box and appeal to their book lovers with unique and hilarious signs. 1.

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Hñiñ - EileenFisher : How to tie a scarf! Science Guided Inquiry. Year 1 Library. Jimmy on Instagram: “At lunch today three girls came to my office looking for book suggestions - that made me so happy, and I promised them that I'd bring in some great titles tomorrow. #happyteacher #yafiction #readreadread #englishteacher #bookstagram” To-anyone-who-thinks-theyre-falling-behind_b_9190758. You don’t need more motivation.


You don’t need to be inspired to action. You don’t need to read any more lists and posts about how you’re not doing enough. We act as if we can read enough articles and enough little Pinterest quotes and suddenly the little switch in our brain will put us into action.

HISTORY - Pop Culture Assignment

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off. THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8.

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a whimper. Consider the nation’s most prestigious award for scientifically gifted high school students, the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, called the Super Bowl of science by one American president. Top Ten Beginning Reader Books of 2015. …according to me anyway!

Top Ten Beginning Reader Books of 2015

Ahhhhh the beginning reader! I consider it a joy and a privilege as a teacher librarian to see so many children start start their independent reading journey. When letters turn into words, and then into sentences, paragraphs and prose for young people, a whole new world is opened up to them. Beginning readers are desperate to start on their chapter book journey, and the skill of reading a longer book is something wonderful to master, but let us never leave picture books behind, okay?

Back in our day :), picture books were fairly basic affairs – sentences, with pictures that illustrated the sentences; simple. 16 Professional New Year's Resolutions You Should Actually Keep. For many, New Year's resolutions often feel like a forced, trite way to make a change.

16 Professional New Year's Resolutions You Should Actually Keep

After all, if you really wanted to change, why would you wait around for January First? You'd be better off just making sporadic changes throughout the year, right? Well, that strategy doesn't always pan out like we'd like it to. An iPhone Contract for My Second Son, With Love  Dear Brendan, Merry Christmas!

An iPhone Contract for My Second Son, With Love 

You are the proud new owner of an iPhone. Holy! Holy! It's your turn already -- for a phone, for a contract, for the great teachings of balance, the value of going slow in the fastest of times. Huffingtonpost. Culture - The 10 best books of 2015. Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty. Time for another staff meeting. Need an idea for something that engages teachers? Shakes things up a bit? Starts the year off right? Lessee. Maybe you can group teachers in some cool way -- by their birth month or favorite Jimmy Buffet song.

YA Books and More: Ten Ways Teacher Librarians Are Being Watched...and what y... Ten Ways Teacher Librarians Are Being Watched… The big question school librarians need to ask themselves is, "What am I doing to drive students and teachers toward the library? " If your campus sees you reading, what are you doing with it? Tell them how you plan to share books with students. Create interactions between students and authors (in person, Skype, book festivals, comic cons). Send out weekly book reviews via email, or get on your school television to play book trailers. Biome Customer Service. If you wish your order to arrive by 24 December, please note these cut off dates - though we recommend the earlier the better. Please be aware that we can not guarantee delivery. Canva named the 2015 Coolest Company in Tech. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Melanie Perkins' Canva just got a huge round of funding to value it at $165 million.

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Librarian Rhapsody- Shoalhaven Library Staff. Freedom Ride '65. Aboriginal housing at Boggabilla?, February 1965 / The Tribune. PHYSIE. Policy-template.pdf. Afghanistan - S&C. Hawaii. 2015 Calendar of Events. 66 Audio BTS+ Bluetooth Sports Headphone [2015] - Wireless Stereo Music Streaming and Hands-free Calling w/ Noise Canceling Mic feat. Bluetooth 4.0+ 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving secondary school – ... Making, Building and Creating to Learn. Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools. Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools. Stage 6.


July 2015: HOTS for Bloom’s, part 1. Creating activities that enhance student higher-order thinking skills is important. It requires some thought about ways to develop critical thinkers in the classroom as well as using mobile tools and apps to help students learn how to think. Website evaluation. The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 14 to 15. Danish & Scandinavian Furniture. Dumb or dumber? Jim Carrey's anti-vax antics expose the tactics of internet cranks. BOSTES Teacher Accreditation - Annotation samples. The purpose of an annotation is to explain how and why the selected evidence demonstrates that the teacher’s practice meets the Standard Descriptor. It should also demonstrate that the teacher has the necessary understanding of practice that is described by the Standard Descriptor. ScienceDaily: News, Videos & Articles in Science, Health, Technology & Environment.

Evidence based practice in libraries

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. ProQuestDocuments 2015 03 09. EER500. Web Resources - Education Studies - Library Guides at Charles Sturt University. Events - ALEA - Australian Literacy Educators' Association. Educational Technology Guy: Google's Own "Learn Google Apps" Site - great res... One of the great things about educators is that we share lots of resources.

It's pretty easy to find tons of tips, helpful articles and tutorials out there, created by educators. There are a whole lot about Google Apps. But, Google has their own site to help you learn how to use Google Apps, Learn Google Apps. The site has tips on switching from other systems, tutorials, articles, tips and tricks, videos, examples of using Google Apps and much more, You can also learn by each app individually.

Mobile.nytimes. Photo Updated, March 17, 2016 | We have published a companion piece: “8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills.” School Library Association NSW State Library Day. Details. The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers. Yammer : What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t.

Digital literature resources

Ac_english_yr8.pdf. Underground New York Public Library. Reinier Gerritsen photographs readers on the subway in his series, The Last Book. Reinier Gerritsen, courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York Reinier Gerritsen doesn’t think books will be around much longer. Reinier Gerritsen photographs readers on the subway in his series, The Last Book.

Accommodation Hunter Valley. Culburra Beach, NSW. 34 Reading Goals For 2015. Werri Beach at Gerringong. A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery. 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature.


50 Books Every Kid Should Read. Anna Karenina. Your vocabulary aged 40 depends on how much you read as a teenager. Best In Class: The Most Outstanding Fictional Teachers. Your designs - Canva. Possible PIP topics. Non-conformity. Recipes. Positive psychology. Aboriginal Studies. To read. Good info/websites with interesting stuff. Kids stuff. Blogging. History teaching. Parenting.

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