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Teach students to curate a project 'playlist' with primary-source documents. Trove - Advanced Search. School district pulls ’13 Reasons Why’ book from libraries. DENVER — As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that’s the basis for Netflix’s popular new series “13 Reasons Why,” which some critics say romanticizes suicide.

School district pulls ’13 Reasons Why’ book from libraries

The order rankled some librarians who called it censorship, and it appears to be a rare instance in which the book has been removed from circulation — albeit briefly. It also has highlighted the debate about balancing freedom of speech with concerns about students. “It would be hard for anybody who has dealt with suicide to not have a heightened awareness of things, to perhaps be a little more cautious about things,” said Leigh Grasso, the curriculum director for the 22,000-student Mesa County Valley School District who decided to pull the book.

Grasso cited media attention and recent events in an April 28 email to district librarians letting them know about her decision. Teachers: How important is academic honesty? Essential for digital literacy. Teachers, do you use information ethically when creating resources for teaching?

Teachers: How important is academic honesty? Essential for digital literacy.

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] Critical thinking skills truly matter in learning.

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic]

Why? Because they are life skills we use every day of our lives. Everything from our work to our recreational pursuits, and all that’s in between, employs these unique and valuable abilities. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. The Edublogs support team regularly receives complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs.

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. Understanding digital copyright is an essential skill we need to understand and teach our students. 9 of the Best Australian Contemporary Young Adult novels – Better Reading. YA author Steph Bowe chooses the cream of the crop in recent Australian YA releases that can be read by teenagers and adults alike!

9 of the Best Australian Contemporary Young Adult novels – Better Reading

Steph Bowe was born in Melbourne in 1994 and now lives in Queensland. She has written two earlier YA novels: Girl Saves Boy and All This Could End, and her newest, Night Swimming, is due to be released on April 3. 10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning. 10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff Inquiry-based learning is a term that educators and parents alike hear bandied about without a clear sense of exactly what it is, why it’s effective, how it works, and what its benefits are.

10 Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning

For now, let’s define inquiry-based learning simply as an open-ended approach to learning guided by students through questions, research, and/or curiosity. Sketch-noter Sylvia Duckworth took Trevor MacKenzie’s ideas on the benefits on inquiry-based learning and put together the image above. 12 Principles Of Modern Learning. 12 Principles Of Modern Learning by TeachThought Staff What are the principles of modern learning?

12 Principles Of Modern Learning

Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen put together this useful visual way, way back in 2013–a chart that lays out three categories of a modern approach to learning–Modern, Self-Directed, and Social. These broad categories are then broken up into four principles per category. Overall, though, defining ‘modern learning’ through inquiry, self-direction, and connectivity is at the core of what we preach here at TeachThought. AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource. Library Lovers' Day. Get involved | Resources | Wrap up Take a look at some ideas on how to celebrate Library Lovers' Day and be inspired!

Library Lovers' Day

#librarylove Ideas for your communication channels Encourage your patrons to spread the #librarylove by having a competition for the best social media post using the hashtag with your libraries’ twitter handle Change your library’s facebook or twitter avatar and/or banner to the avatars and banners available in the resources section below Create a digital ‘blind date’ pinterest board that links to your libraries catalogue. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget.

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” So what should you do? You want to be informed, but a good deal of the information out there is incorrect or biased. 1. Links and citations allow us to easily access, read, and explore more about the information found in the article. Many big name news sites, such as CNN, do not include links or citations, but other sites do. The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration. Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School!

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration by TeachThought Staff. Fake News Antidote: Teaching Kids To Discern Fact From Fiction : NPR Ed. By now, you've probably heard about one very real consequence of fake news — the infamous "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that ended with Edgar Welch, 28, firing a real gun inside a real Washington, D.C., pizzeria filled with real people. When The New York Times later asked Welch what he thought when he realized there were no child slaves inside the restaurant, as one fake news story had led him to believe, he responded: "The intel on this wasn't 100 percent.

" Welch isn't the only one struggling to tell fact from fiction in this digital age. A recent Stanford study found that America's middle, high school and college students are shockingly bad at it, too. Forbes Welcome. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. 10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation. 10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation by Terry Heick For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away. How Google Docs' research tool removes drudgery from reports and presentations.

You’re frantically racing toward a deadline to complete a multi-page report or slideshow presentation, but research is slowing you down. Not tracking down the information so much as the constant bouncing between your work document and web browser, and cycling through the confusing morass of open tabs to find that webpage or image you need. If you use Google’s free office suite, there’s an easier way—a built in research tool that lets you search for the information you need and easily add it to the Google Doc or Google Slide you’re working on without having to leave the page. Here’s how to get started. Access the research tool Google offers three ways to access the research tool pane. Funny Book Displays in a High School Library. I fully believe in the power of funny book displays. As a high school librarian, I rely heavily on book displays.

They are great ways to attract both seasoned and reluctant readers alike. Initially, I created displays that simply advertised the books as-is. What is Bloom's Digital Taxonomy? The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents – A.J. JULIANI. Snapchat grew to develop a larger focus on its “Stories” functionality, which allows you to combine multiple snaps into a “story” that can be viewed by all of your friends/followers in chronological order, with each snap available for 24 hours after its posting. This feature has taken the social platform to the next level with people like DJ Khaled and Gary Vaynerchuk having huge followings just to see their stories.

Not only do they have individual stories, Snapchat also features curated “live stories”, with pictures and videos from many users focusing on a specific theme or event, as well as channels of short-form content from major publishers (think Super Bowl or a Concert series). From the Snapchat blog, the founders have shared three beliefs that drive the growth of their product: We believe in sharing authentic moments with friends. It’s not all about fancy vacations, sushi dinners, or beautiful sunsets.

Yea, but… 8 digital skills we must teach our children. Librarian Quick Reference Cards for Research Impact Metrics. Increasingly, librarians are involved in tracking and reporting on research outputs. 6 Fun Social Media Projects to Assign in the Classroom. 22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom. 22 Of The Best Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff In education, perhaps one of the least utilized talents of iOS hardware is creating exceptional video. While it’s not uncommon for teachers and students to use iPads to create videos, creating stunning videos that are compelling, well-produced, innovative, truly social, and/or something worth sharing with the world isn’t so easy.

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web. How the School Library Helps Build Strong Blended Classes. By David Olson, courtesty of The Journal. Best practices in school library website design. Teachers in school libraries - what does the data tell us? Each year, the Wednesday of Library and Information Week is synonymous with National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) – a time when schools, libraries and playgroups across Australia stop to share the same book at the same time. How libraries can guide people through the maze of information available in the digital age. Erin Berman is innovations manager for the San Jose Public Library, a Prototype Fund winner in the first Knight News Challenge on Libraries. How To Research an Issue w/ Jason Baumann. Education Week. ACRL Report Shows Compelling Evidence of Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success. Thing 31: Evidence Based Practice – Getting Started. Online referencing generator.

Great%20Australian%20School%20Libraries%20Impact%20Report. What the Staff in Australia?s Schools surveys tell us about teach. SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores. More Than 40 Alternatives to YouTube. The Continued Growth of Social Media [Infographic] ACMI Generator. SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores.

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed. How A School Library Increased Student Use By 1,000 Percent. School Libraries Transform. Just released. 13 Great Facebook Pages for Writers. The Anthropologist in the Stacks. Once an Anthropologist Always an Anthropologist. The death of the digital native: four provocations from Digifest speaker, Donna Lanclos. The Library using Lego for Literacy – Better Reading. 8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding.

Majority of parents worried about children's digital reading, survey finds. Shakespeare Documented. By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland. 6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have. Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever. Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics. 20 Library & Librarian Blogs You Must Follow. How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond.

Guidedinquirycommunity [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage. Sharing the theory and practice of Guided Inquiry. Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers. Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics.

9 Professional New Year's Resolutions You Should Actually Keep. Kiddle - visual search engine for kids. Technophobia & Generational Stigma: Embracing & Supporting Next-Gen Librarianship « Library Lost & Found. Inquiry learning & information literacy. 6 Online Resources for Keeping Up with Library Trends » Modern library learning environments. #remixvic. 4 Future Trends You Are Bound to See in K-12 School Libraries. Microsoft, Will Use Minecraft to Teach Kids Programming. 8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers.

Helping Australians realise their online potential. 10 Essential Skills for The 21st Century Worker/ Learner. Challenge yourself with Reading Bingo 2014. 15 Unusual (But Awesome) Websites to Use in the Classroom. If Librarians Were Honest. Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. 10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians. Tips and Tricks — Creator's Hub. Engaging students with emerging technologies. British Library offers over 1 million free vintage images for download.

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons. It’s Not About Shelving The Books and Keeping Kids Quiet. Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers. School Library Association of Victoria. Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List.

Study Vibe - Content Curation. Content Curation Primer. Benefits of content curation. 11 Ways to use Symbaloo in the Classroom. 14 Ways K–12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media by Joyce Valenza. Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics. Libraries: Far from dead. AP Archive now free and on YouTube! School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas.