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Three Myths About “Reading Levels” Source: Pexels - Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license Psychologists love to measure things, and perhaps nothing has been measured as much by psychologists as reading—both texts and readers.

Three Myths About “Reading Levels”

Multiple different instruments measuring text readability have been devised and used over the past century, as have multiple standardized tests of readers’ abilities. Though their results are often first presented as numerical scores whose interpretation is difficult without a key, most instruments also translate these into more generally understood grade-level reading scores. These are typically reported as year-and-month scores; thus a book scoring at reading level 8.1 is said to be written at the early eighth-grade level, while a student scoring at reading level 4.6 is judged to be reading at the level of the average student in the sixth month of fourth grade.

Article continues after advertisement. Professional development and support. Z39.50 and SRU Targets. Accelerated Reader Help. Bookopolis. Evolution of the book - Julie Dreyfuss. Prior to the release of the Amazon Kindle in November 2007, Stephen Levy commented in his Newsweek article, “Amazon: Reinventing the Book,” on the concept of the book as an invention.

Evolution of the book - Julie Dreyfuss

Quoting Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos directly, Levy writes that “‘books are the last bastion of analog.” This phrasing suggests the book as a set of definable qualities that can be manipulated, redefined, and commodified. But Levy also issues a warning that eventually “the surge of technology will engulf all media.” How Decisions Architects Made A Century Ago Affect Learning Today. Down the library path. Bernadette Bennett, Kerry Gittens, and Lynette Barker When you are working with like-minded people sometimes the planets align and between you clarity can be achieved.

Down the library path

The Hunter region has always had a strong professional body of Teacher Librarians (TL), gathering in small groups by region, education sector, and at the annual MANTLE conference. In 2006, the Hunter's TLs at the local Diocesan schools formed a group to create a Diocesan Information Skills strategy and accompanying programming guide that would provide consistency across the Diocese.

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Filed by the ACRL Board on February 2, 2015.

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Adopted by the ACRL Board, January 11, 2016. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. PDF Version. NSW Government Education and Communities Sites2See - Web 2.0 tools in the information skills process. How To Teach Students To Research Without Google. Information literacy models. The Research Safari - Home.

Research skills. SLAV Links. What is information literacy? - CILIP: the library and information association. What is information literacy?

What is information literacy? - CILIP: the library and information association

CILIP's Information Literacy Group has released CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 at the LILAC Conference and reinforces the relevance of information literacy in the current age: “Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.”

A lot has changed since 2004 when the first CILIP definition of information literacy was devised. Home - Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma. Welcome to the BnF. The Bibliothèque nationale de France collects, preserves and makes known the national documentary heritage.

Welcome to the BnF

The BnF’s collections are unique in the world: 14 million books and printed documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps and plans, scores, coins, medals, sound documents, video and multimedia documents, scenery elements... All disciplines, whether intellectual, artistic or scientific, are represented in a comprehensive way.

About 150 000 documents are added to the collections each year thanks to legal deposit, acquisitions and donations. Today, the BnF’s digital library, Gallica, provides access to over three millions documents. Home. "ZEIG DICH" // Museum Night at the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig // Saturday, 6 May 2017, 18:00-24:00 This year's theme is "Zeig dich!

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" ("Show yourself! ") Digital Public Library of America. DigiVatLib. The IB Library. Home. IMF eLibrary: The Learning Commons Mindset. February 12, 2015 by cultureofyes Students at West Bay Elementary School I walk into almost all of our schools in West Vancouver and very often the first thing people want to show me or talk to me about is the changes happening around the library.

The Learning Commons Mindset

Library of Arabic Literature. Library of Congress Home. Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries. Who do you think “Librarians of the Future” are?

Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries

How would they behave and what would they look like? In my imagination they are like a space hero, a Flash Gordon-like figure with almost magical cyber librarian skills nobody ever had heard of. But hold on – many of us practice such skills already. Michael Bierut: How to design a library that makes kids want to read. National Archives Experience. National Library of Australia. Non Fiction Weeding - The Visual Guide by Dianne. Home. Welcome to Open Library (Open Library)

SLJ TV. Springfieldlibrary - home. RDA new cataloguing rules. Why new rules, and what has it got to do with me?

RDA new cataloguing rules

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the cataloguing standard being introduced to replace Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (AACR2). National Library of Australia has announced that it will implement RDA in early 2013 (Australian Committee on Cataloguing n.d.). School Libraries: Excellence in Practice at Amesbury School. Home. State Library of New South Wales. The Flower of Nature - Medieval manuscripts blog. The British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site has recently acquired some new residents, including unicorns, amorous elephants, humans and dragons. These can all be found in the recently digitised Der naturen bloeme or The Flower of Nature (Add MS 11390), a natural encyclopedia and bestiary in Middle Dutch verse.

Add MS 11390, f. 22r The manuscript is one of only eleven extant copies and contains 571 fantastic illustrations of the humans, quadrupeds, birds, sea creatures, fish, poisonous snakes, insects and crawling animals, common trees, spice trees and medicinal herbs. There's So Much on the Web! Helping Students Become Internet-Research Savvy. No matter how much we emphasize the importance of books and databases, the reality is our students are using the Internet for research and will continue to do so. The plethora of high-quality resources available online cannot be ignored.

But teaching our students how to navigate the intricate web of invisible wires cannot be ignored, either. Seventy-four percent of college freshmen report that they struggle with keywords and searches, and once they complete searches, nearly half of freshmen are overwhelmed by the amount of irrelevant information. In fact, “I can’t find anything,” is a frequent comment I hear when students embark on their research, whether they are using the Internet, a database, or an online book. I always ask, “What are you using for a search term?”

Searching requires a certain savviness in language, and students who lack high-level vocabulary struggle the most. In conversation, provide students with search terms using your own prior knowledge. Universal School Library : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming. By Achebe, Chinua texts eye favorite 28. WEBTOON: Manga Library. Weeding Guidelines. The WWW Virtual Library. ZLibrary. 5 Elements To Keep In Mind When Measuring Your Library’s Success. 21st Century School Libraries. Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem? Students study at a library table. Image by Blend Images/ Dave and Les Jacobs/ Getty Images Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964 – the day Luther Terry, surgeon general of the United States, released “Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States.”

What would be some likely scenarios? The social media noise machine explodes; conservative websites immediately paint the report as a nanny-government attack on personal freedom and masculinity; the report’s findings are hit with a flood of satirical memes, outraged Facebook posts, attack videos and click-bait fake news stories; Big Tobacco’s publicity machine begins pumping out disinformation via both popular social media and pseudoscientific predatory journals willing to print anything for a price; Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater characterizes “Smoking and Health” as a “communist-inspired hoax.” Maybe not. Do we need library lessons? - SCIS. Barbara Band looks at the many benefits of regular library lessons, and speculates what would be lost without them. A school library is (or should be) a whole-school facility, enabling the learning needs of all students, supporting staff to deliver the curriculum, and providing resources for reading and information within a unique space.

That’s the theory. Eleven Reasons Why Librarians Rock – EveryLibrary. Whether they are doing storytime, teaching classes about social media privacy, or discovering new books to add to their collections, librarians always work overtime — and wear many different hats — to bring the magic that they do day in and day out to their communities. For Teachers - Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians. Forget the Box: Our Journey to an Innovative School Culture: Supporting Readers by Disrupting their Thinking. Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools. Michael Bierut: How to design a library that makes kids want to read. Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement. Llsop. Building Influence in School Libraries: Delivering on your Ideas.

How to Rescue a Wet, Damaged Book: A Short, Handy Visual Primer. Libraries, Schools, Social Media and lots more...: 4 ways the school librarian can save teachers time and help support independent learners. Independent learners What makes an Independent learner? Literacy Matters! - Home. MSLA Forum Newsletter - Massachusetts School Library Association. National Library of New Zealand. Navigating the information landscape through collaboration - SCIS. ON LIBRARIES – The Highly Effective School Librarian – Hilda K. Weisburg. The Public Library as an Incubator for the Arts. Arguably, those who believe a public library is simply a repository of print books haven’t been to a public library lately. Reading for pleasure — a door to success.

Supporting literacy and learning. Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning. The ‘teacher’ in ‘teacher librarian’ – SCIS Schools Catalogue Information Service. Ten ways teacher librarians improve literacy in schools. Australian schools constantly strive to improve the literacy outcomes of their students. Thinking about becoming a school librarian? Read this first. - BubbleUp Classroom. You think you know what librarians do? Sorry, but chances are...you're wrong. - BubbleUp Classroom. YouTube. We Need Librarians More Than Ever. What the news media can learn from librarians. Photo by Rich Grundy. Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs. Why school librarians are literacy leaders.

Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us - kappanonline.org. Why we need Libraries and Teacher Librarians. The PYP Library. Resourcing the PYP, MYP, & DP. Being a Better Online Reader. Being a Reading Role Model. Bookopolis. Building World Knowledge: Motivating Children to Read and Enjoy Informational Text. Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents. Emma Watson UN speech. Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age. Libraries bridging the digital divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston.

How Australia's children's authors create magic on a page. Get Reading! 2012 Animation. If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again. The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment. Jackie French - 2015 Senior Australian of the Year acceptance speech. Library Media Resources. Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind. Reading and Library Research. Reading All Year Long.