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When Holden Met Katniss: The 40 Best YA Novels. 16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year. Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

They may be meeting face-to-face to plan projects, using critical-friend protocols to improve projects, looking at student work together, or even teaming up virtually with project partners in other time zones. A key player to invite into these collaborative conversations is the school librarian or library media specialist. Their understanding of information literacy and digital citizenship can make a difference across the arc of projects.

What's more, librarians may know about students' out-of-class interests through their reading choices or online interests. Take advantage of their insights to plan more engaging projects. How and when might school librarians contribute to PBL? At the project planning stage: At the design stage, ask librarians for specific feedback on project plans. Build Your Connections. Books & Media. Brewster — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens. YALSA Updates Teen Book Finder App with 2013 Titles. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced that it just launched an updated version of its free Teen Book Finder app—which debuted in June, 2012—to include all of the books the association honored in 2013.

YALSA Updates Teen Book Finder App with 2013 Titles

The first of its kind, Teen Book Finder gives teens, librarians, parents, and young adult literature aficionados access to YALSA’s recommended reading and award-winning titles from the past three years. “The Teen Book Finder is a great resource for library workers, educators, parents, and teens to utilize to find award-winning books and recommended reading,” says Shannon Peterson, YALSA president, in the announcement. From Library To Learning Commons.Ny.Slideshare. iMovie Movie Trailers across the content areas. I have finally had time to work with iMovie movie trailers on the iPad, and it is so much fun!

iMovie Movie Trailers across the content areas

A movie trailer is a perfect summarizing activity. It can also act as a “teaser” as an introduction to a presentation or student paper. A movie trailer can readily showcase the acquisition of knowledge of a lesson or unit. A movie trailer includes many of the literacy areas. There is a component of information literacy as students search for and gather assets to include in the trailer.

The movie trailer component of the iMovie app for the iPad includes several themes to pick from. 5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class. “Ms.

5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class

Clark, when are we going to do that again?” Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words – and lately, I have been hearing them a lot! Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Ruta Sepetys. Stacey Hayman When you talk about our current, multiple award-winning author Ruta Sepetys—and oh you will!

Wouldn’t You Like to Know . . . Ruta Sepetys

—you’ll want to pronounce her name correctly: Roota Suh-pettys. With an older brother and sister to lead the way, Ruta and her siblings were happily born and raised in Detroit, MI, by their Lithuanian father and American mother; both of whom were artistic in nature and nurtured the love of the arts in their children. Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology August 2013. Sarah Ludwig August 2012 Vine is a free app, owned by Twitter, for iOS and Android devices.

Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology August 2013

Users can create short (about 6 seconds) videos by pointing their device’s camera at something and touching the screen. Because the user can touch the screen as many times as they want over the course of the video, they can create short films that seem edited, jumping from location to location or playing around with stop motion or tricks of the camera. New from VOYA Press! VOYA’s Five-Foot Bookshelf: Essential Books for Professionals Who Serve Teens, 2000 to 2012. Young Adult Fiction equals "Dumbed Down"? Every year when I begin teaching a commercial fiction class for adults, I have at least one student who, when we start discussing Young Adult/Teen fiction, asks something to the effect of “YA fiction is just dumbed down writing, right?”

Young Adult Fiction equals "Dumbed Down"?

Session 1 Room 1. Cultivate Your Creativity With These 4 Fair Use Libraries. A Digitized School Needs a Digitized School Paper. I asked senior Newsprint editor, Catherine Denton to guest post about how technology permeates our award winning publication.

A Digitized School Needs a Digitized School Paper

Like all things Mercy, the school newspaper, Newsprint, has been following a “digitized” path for years. The monthly print version of the paper is designed via Adobe. App Lists. Adult Books 4 Teens: January 2013. HAYES , Nick.

Adult Books 4 Teens: January 2013

The Rime of the Modern Mariner. illus. by author. Viking. 2012. Tr $32.. Reading Teachers: Book Wink has heard your students’ cries for help. Reading Teachers: Book Wink has heard your students’ cries for help Posted on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 10:11 AM Yes, yes, you already know that March is National Reading Month, a time when your students “fall in love with reading all over again.”

Reading Teachers: Book Wink has heard your students’ cries for help

2012 Book Spine Poem Gallery. Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens. BEA 2013: Strong Season Ahead for Children's Publishers. By John A.