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The Happy Library - Blog. Untitled. Google. Free Online Poster and Flyer Maker. Lmnet - home. Empowering Students Through Multimedia Storytelling. Perceptions of people and events are very much dependent upon who you are and what your experience has been.

Empowering Students Through Multimedia Storytelling

Events in Ferguson and Baltimore, among others, highlight our misunderstandings of each other, and how the same facts can be interpreted entirely differently. What's worse, people of color and underrepresented groups are defined by journalists covering these events, who themselves don't reflect the ethnic composition of our country as a whole. Recent studies have proven that stories can change perceptions and even make people more tolerant. Rather than wait to be defined by others, it's important that students learn to create understanding by sharing their story, their worldview, their concerns, and their triumphs with others. School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit. Book Talks by Katherine Sokolowski. I recently gave my students an end of the quarter survey to see how they felt the year was going.

Book Talks by Katherine Sokolowski

In looking at survey after survey, my seventh graders repeatedly listed our daily book talks as one of their favorite parts of our class. They had positive things to say about finding other kids in class who liked the same books they did, discovering new books to add to their to read list, and the community feel of all of us gathering in the front of the room to begin our day.

While I did begin the year with weeks of book talks from me, the students have taken over and manage this routine day to day. Today I asked them to give you some advice from the experts, what makes a great book talk? Here’s what they had to say: It’s all in the planning Ben reminded us of the importance of planning, “I think you have to know what you are going to say when you get up there.” No spoilers please We all know this one, right? Eye contact Short, but sweet Pick the Lonely Ones Read a bit of text Leave them hanging. Education Program. Cover One - We've got you Covered! Resource selection. Risorse didattiche. Advocacy. What Is Advocacy?


Definitions developed by the AASL Advocacy Committee. Events Information on AASL sponsored events including Banned Websites Awareness Day and School Library Month. Intellectual Freedom AASL-created resources and contact information in the event of a material challenge. Legislation. Advocacy University. Impact Studies - CISSL. The School Library Impact Measure (SLIM) is a toolkit that enables you toassess student learning through guided inquiry in the school library.

Impact Studies - CISSL

It consists offour instruments that elicit students’ reflections on their learning at three points intheir inquiry process. The toolkit will enable collaborating school librarian –teacher teams to chart changes in students’ knowledge and experiencesthroughout the process. The TL Toolkit for Student Success Home. Think you don’t?

The TL Toolkit for Student Success Home

Yes you do! Teacher-librarians can and do make a difference. There is a considerable body of documented evidence that proves that schools having a good school library and program have a positive impact on student achievement. Although the data is mounting globally it is also clear that school administrators need to have evidence at the local school level when planning for school improvement and making tough financial decisions. Look how far we’ve come (already) in Ontario. Teacher-Librarians. Here's a MEGALIST for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians.

It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there! Please feel free to add your suggestions! Professional Learning & Community for Educators. Advocacy, Legislation & Issues. Thank you for participating in School Library Snapshot!

Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

Now more than ever, school librarians are critical to student success and it is equally critical that we showcase that value. The Library Snapshot is a project that originated with the New Jersey Library Association and New Jersey State Library in 2009. Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins. 10.

Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins

That you are a teacher who teaches not content but process. You teach children to be information literate, digitally literate, media literate, and visually literate. 5 Ways to Advocate without Being in Your Face. Recently, a colleague and friend reminded me that sometimes the louder we get the less people listen.

5 Ways to Advocate without Being in Your Face

As librarians we know the importance of advocating for our profession. It is our responsibility to share with others what we do to help students and how this looks different from librarians of the past. Since we are often the only person in our building who does our job we have to be careful how loud we get. 200 Purged. Wiki - SLM Impact. Permission Request Template. Leadership. Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools. What is plagiarism and how to avoid it. The Best Ways to Be Sure You're Legally Using Online Photos. Plagiarism by Shmoop. Citation for Beginners. Plagiarism: Lesson One. Home - Avoiding Plagiarism: Quoting and Paraphrasing. General advice When reading a passage, try first to understand it as a whole, rather than pausing to write down specific ideas or phrases.

Avoiding Plagiarism: Quoting and Paraphrasing

Be selective. Unless your assignment is to do a formal or "literal" paraphrase, you usually don? Edutopia. Bullying Prevention Curriculum Visit the websites below to find videos, activities, and lesson plans you can use in the classroom: For more planning tips, the following Edutopia posts are good to reference: Student Voice and Leadership PACER’s five-step guide, Unite Against Bullying – School Event Planning Guide, provides helpful information on working with students to plan bullying prevention events. The PACER Center's web pages on Student Action and School Action showcase examples of actions taken by students and schools to prevent bullying. Bullying Prevention Month - Collection - US Teacher Lessons. Google Advanced Image Search. Creative Commons search. Excellent Video Tutorials for Teachers and Students to Learn about Copyright and Common Sense.

1- Creatie Commons Kiwi 2- What is Creative Commons License 3- Creative Commons Copyright friendly content and more 4- Creative Commons Get Creative 5- Generating a creative Common sense license 6- What is copyright ?

Excellent Video Tutorials for Teachers and Students to Learn about Copyright and Common Sense

Fair Use Infographic. Copyright Advisory Network - Copyright Advisory Network. Copyright Kids! Common Craft. Download 100,000 Royalty-Free Music, Sound Effects, and Loops. Home - Finding and Using Images and Sounds - Research Guides at University of Northern Colorado. Can I use this image, video, music, or sound? When you find images and sounds on the Internet, you should automatically assume that these works are copyrighted - meaning that, without permission or possibly fees, it is illegal for you to use work for creation of your own works. Copyright protects content creators - authors, photographers, painters, illustrators, musicians, sound engineers, etc. Only use a work for your own creations if there is language from the creator allowing you to do so, or if you have obtained separate, written permission to use a work from the copyright holder or if your use of the work can be considered Fair Use.

Look for phrases like: Royalty Free, Public Domain, Sharing Agreement, Creative Commons, Free It is your responsibility to read the fine print. Picdrome. Copyright and Primary Sources. How do I use the Restriction Statements that accompany the American Memory collections? The Library of Congress assesses materials for legal considerations prior to placing items online (see legal assessment). The Restriction Statement that accompanies each American Memory collection provides known information regarding ownership of materials in the collection. If known, we include contacts for permission.

In some cases the Restriction Statement will indicate that material in a particular collection may be used freely; in other cases the Restriction Statement may only be a starting point for your inquiry. What is copyright? Teaching Copyright. About. Pexels.

Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. TPS Teachers Network. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. Historic Newspapers of South Carolina. Primary vs Secondary Sources. Digital Collections, University Libraries, University of South Carolina. Teaching with Primary Sources Program - Teaching with Primary Sources. The National WWII Museum. Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels. School Librarians - National School Library Standards. AASL Conference - Information on the new standards! School Libraries & ESSA. Guidelines for R2S Endorsements and In Service Course Approval 2015 09 30. ISTE. Position Statements.

Phase i. SC State Reading Plan 2015 06 10 Final. Lmnet - home. Educator Resources. Read to Succeed - South Carolina Department of Education. Schoollibrarywebsites - Reports. Slmimpact - home. ADEPT for Library Media Specialists - South Carolina Department of Education. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016. Advocacy, Legislation & Issues. Intellectual Freedom Center. Office for Intellectual Freedom. The Virtual Librarian: Teacher Instructional Videos. Our resources will bring your classroom to life. SC Online Resources. Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know. Research Process Livebinder USC-SLIS 742. Digital Public Library of America.

Lesson Plan - Cultural Connections. Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News - The New York Times. Welcome. ReadWriteThink. The Learning Network - The New York Times. K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work.

Wiki - ELL Lesson Plans. Taxonomy of Socratic Questions. CyberBee. ABCs of BBL. LibGuides Community. 100 Great Ideas for the Future of Libraries. The future of the library: How they’ll evolve for the digital age. Learningcommons. Discovery and Guided Inquiry Wheel - Ontario School Library Association (OSLA)