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Library_Data Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest Join | Help | Sign In TL Virtual Cafe Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Turn off "Getting Started" Loading... Seth's Blog We still teach a lot of myths in the intro to economics course, myths that spill over to conventional wisdom. Human beings make rational decisions in our considered long-term best interest. Actually, behavioral economics shows us that people almost never do this. Our decision-making systems are unpredictable, buggy and often wrong. Every time we assume that people are profit-seeking, independent, rational actors, we've made a mistake. The free market is free. The free market only works because it has boundaries, rules and methods of enforcement. Profit is a good way to demonstrate the creation of value. In fact, it's a pretty lousy method. Profit is often a measure of short-term imbalances or pricing power, not value. I hope we can agree that a caring nurse in the pediatric oncology ward adds more value than a well-paid cosmetic plastic surgeon doing augmentations. The best way to measure value created is to measure value, not profit. The purpose of society is to maximize profit Says who?

Technology An amazing way to get your tweens and teens to know the “unfamiliar” bits of your library is to do self-directed scavenger hunts. You know that your “kids” tend to congregate to one particular area- whether it’s your teen space, a place with the most comfortable chairs or a low table for card gaming, or the place furthest away from the supervising eyes of the non-teen people at the desk. And while they’ll know where to find the YA books, MAD Magazine and Alternative Press, and manga, do they know where to find non-fiction books for reports? Or how to operate one of the databases? Scavenger hunts can be as intricate or as simple as you want them to be. Or, like I did for Teen Tech Week this year, take a page from Gwyneth Jones ( The Daring Librarian, and go with a QR scavenger hunt! Once you have your theme, decide on the length of the hunt. So get creative and then sit back and watch the fun!

Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 The Daring Librarian Differentiating Instruction as the School Librarian | Building a Culture of Collaboration I’m not sure about you, but it has been *cough, cough* several years since I completed a degree in education and obtained teacher certification. Most of us in the education profession realize that to remain effective and relevant, we must constantly update our skills and keep up with the movements and trends affecting our practice. But sometimes, these trends are cyclical. We see an educational approach or method repackaged or rebranded for a new generation of students. My father is fond of exclaiming “There is nothing new under the sun!” and many times I am inclined to believe he is right. Even so, recognizing “differentiated instruction” as containing approaches we find familiar, and actually enacting and supporting this practice as school librarians are vastly different situations. There are four design elements that can be conduits for differentiation: 1. 2. 3. 4. When you read through those four conduits, did your eyes light up with recognition?

AudioSynced In conjunction with Abby (the) Librarian, STACKED hosts a monthly meme to celebrate all things audiobook. On the first of each month, we rotate the blogger round up of audiobook news, reviews, and more shared in the blogosphere in the last month. We host on odd-numbered months. To participate, share a link to your audiobook reviews, news, or features from the previous month (so, for June 1st, share anything posted between May 1 and June 1). You can email them to or by posting them right here. We will collect, organize, and post them for all to share. If you are a publisher of audiobooks or write about them for publication, get in touch. Want to promote this meme? Check out the AudioSynced archives for ideas of what we're looking for or to become inspired for your own posts: 2010 AudioSynced 2011 AudioSynced 2012 AudioSynced 2013 AudioSynced ShareThisContinue reading...

Reading and Writing Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog Information Literacy Weblog New Stephen's Lighthouse Overview: Methodology: Assessment: … section of this portfolio, I think that the category of information literacy is so broad and important to all areas of librarianship that nearly … Information literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Advantages of Information Literacy: Find the information … Hello, Here's an interesting website from CILIP's Information Literacy Group: … training PDF used for the library staff pilot training in Information Literacy (IL). Information Literacy: 1) Identify- what? Thanks for visiting! … directly from the ACTFL 21st Century Skills Map (p. 12) Information Literacy.

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