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Project_basedFinal.pdf. Student Research Skills Worksheets. The Caffeinated Librarian. I have been eying something like this since the late 90s.

The Caffeinated Librarian

For real. I remember walking into a Franklin Covey store and thinking that they were the coolest thing ever. I knew, though, that there was no way that the technology was there yet, especially for the price. So I waited. These days, I have a ton of research to do. Organization was starting to get insanely out of hand. So began a search for the new iteration of digital notebooks and digital pens. Livescribe has a ton of cool features. Here’s the skinny: The OCR (optical character recognition) is great.

However, Okay. So say you have a couple of pages written in a notebook, and want them transferred to a word document… First, you need to go into the app and go to the “feed” view. “Hey! So you are in the feed, you swipe to turn your handwriting to text, aaand… hm. If you want to send it to Evernote, well, you are sending a pdf attachment. Oh- back to the app- so in the feed view, it cuts up what you have written into these “snips.” Hughes Middle School: The Research Process: Steps & Skills. Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing. Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Students will use scaffolding to research and organize information for writing a research paper.

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

Back to top Research Paper Scaffold: This handout guides students in researching and organizing the information they need for writing their research paper. O'Day, S. (2006) Setting the stage for creative writing: Plot scaffolds for beginning and intermediate writers. Research paper scaffolding provides a temporary linguistic tool to assist students as they organize their expository writing. Biancarosa, G., and Snow, C. 5 Things Every School Library Website Should Have. I ran across this article the other day outlining the 5 "essentials" that every school website should have.

5 Things Every School Library Website Should Have

Naturally, it got me thinking about my own library's web presence. I'm one of those nerdy people who actually really loves tinkering with web design. Don't get me wrong, I'm no code writer, but given a little time and a few tools, I can make, if nothing else, a huge mess good effort. Additionally, I probably spend more time than I should poking around other school library websites too - just trolling for inspiration and such. It's easy to spot the sites that only get updated once per year. Now, I've been doing this long enough to know that the librarians who built the website described above are probably working their bifocals off. That said, who is? Seriously. More importantly, though, once these folks arrive at your site, does it provide them with an accurate and complete picture of what your library is all about? 5 Things Every School Library Website Should Have: Think before you post! Last week in the library, we did an activity that fostered a lot of great discussion and serious thoughts about posting on social media.

Think before you post!

Students honestly don’t put much thought into the things they post — and it’s scary how quick and easy it is to post something, and how difficult it is to recover from something harmful to your reputation and online presence. I work very hard to serve as a positive digital role model for my students (and coworkers, for that matter). I’m very transparent with everyone about how active I am online through social media and this blog. Sharing about the positives that come from my professional online presence and how it impacts my life is a big part of who I am and what I do. For most of my students, I may be the first POSITIVE digital role model that they have…because I see some of the things their parents are posting online on toxic Facebook groups within our community. Here are links to the articles: Recruit Yuri Wright expelled for Tweets. Orientation inspiration.