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Top 50 School Library Blogs

Top 50 School Library Blogs
One look at the titles of blogs narrated by school librarians reveals the evolution of a profession within an institution that is at a pivotal point. Charged with the vital duty of promoting digital literacy, today’s librarians are daring, unquiet, sassy and definitely e-literate. This list features the top school library blogs ordered by website popularity metrics and social media engagement including the number of websites that link to a blog and number of followers on Twitter. We commend these school librarians for taking the time to share their ideas, experiences, and advice with the school library community. If you would like to recommend a school library blog to add to this list, please contact us to help improve this resource. Our list of top school library blogs is based on website popularity and social media engagement as measured by the number of sites linking to the blog, Google Page Rank, Moz’s Page Authority, MozRank, and number of Twitter followers. Want to be inspired?

Tutorials Get Started on Flipboard Welcome to Flipboard, your personal magazine. Here are tips on how to get started. 1. Available for free in the App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Blackberry World, Amazon App Store and Nook App Store. 2. When you launch Flipboard for the first time, swipe past the “Welcome to Flipboard” screen. On the next page, tap to start following different topics from Tech and News to Style and Film. 3. After setting up your Flipboard, you will arrive at the Table of Contents—the “front page” that houses all your favorite content. 4. Explore the Content Guide for hundreds of recommendations for what to read, look at, or listen to. Follow what you love to customize your Flipboard. 5. Add your social networks to quickly browse newsfeeds from that network. 6. It’s easy to share the amazing content you come across on Flipboard. Creating Your Own Magazines Learn the basics for creating your own magazines on Flipboard. 1. 2. 3. You can also select a cover for your magazine.

Technology is Loose in the Library!! RebelMouse: Let Your Content Roar Author School Visits BY STATE! Cheat Sheet: Twitter For Teachers By Kimberly Tyson of learningunlimitedllc.com We’ve sung the praises of twitter in the classroom in the past–far and away our favorite social media tool of 2012. But while simple to use simply, it’s not the easiest tool to master. Thus this chart. Twitter for Educators Twitter, the popular social media platform, is continually picking up momentum in its number of users; however, I find many educators who are not tapping into the power of Twitter. For those just getting started, I’ll explain a few basic terms to help you easily and quickly navigate your way around Twitter. Twitter: The Basics Twitter: According to Wikipedia, Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages, called “tweets.” Benefits for Educators Connections: Twitter, at its heart, is a place to build connections with other educators – those next door and those across the country and world. A Word to the Wise

Exploring the Advantages of Using Rubrics “I don’t believe in giving students rubrics,” a faculty member told me recently. “They’re another example of something that waters down education.” I was telling him about a study I’d just read that documented some significant improvement in student papers when students used a detailed rubric to guide their preparation of the research paper. I wasn’t very articulate in my response to him and decided I’d use this post to explore some of the issues involved in sharing rubrics and grading criteria with students. “I don’t understand what you want on this assignment.” The objection to sharing rubrics is not groundless. (a descriptive term used by the study’s author) a research report. Not knowing how the work will be assessed definitely adds challenge to an assignment. A lot of students are obsessed with trying to figure out what the teacher wants. We continue to keep students out of the assessment process. The ultimate goal should be students who don’t need teacher-constructed rubrics.

NHS Library Connection Northwest High School - Cedar Hill, MO NHS Library - March Happenings March 12 - Girls Only "Appy Hour" March 28 - Author Visit - Mike Mullin, author of Ashfall series, sponsored by Barnes & Noble, Fenton, MO - MarchMarch 25 - April - Senior Advanced Composition Classes - Research "road trips" to St. Louis County Libraries Girls Only "Appy Hour" Eleven students attended the first "Appy Hour" in the NHS library. NHS Students Welcome Mike Mullin, Author of Ashfall Series On Friday, March 28th, Mike Mullin spoke with students about writing novels and the science of super volcanoes. Check out the Ashfall books from the NHS Library. NHS Library Author Visit - Friday - March 28th Mike Mullin - Awesome author splitting a cement block! Seniors Plan "Road Trips" for Researching Advanced Composition Papers Seniors enrolled in Advanced Composition are working on their last major research paper assigned by Mrs. NHS Library Stats - January - March 2014 TOTAL Books Checked Out = 1,982

Sturdy for Common Things American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): About AICL'S LOGO The logo for AICL incorporates the avanyu, which is the Tewa (Nambe's language) word for water serpent. Avanyu figures prominently in stories of our river and people, and water is important to our ways of being at Nambe. Designed by my daughter, Elizabeth Anne Reese, the logo also reflects the act of storytelling and passing of knowledge from one generation to the next. AICL'S CONTENT 1. 1. As a relatively new assistant professor at a "Research I" university (the height of the "publish or perish" institution), I knew it was important that I publish my research in academic journals and books, but as a Native parent and former schoolteacher, I knew that those academic journals are not easily accessible or available to people who work with children on a daily basis... I was raised at Nambe Owingeh (a federally recognized tribe) and I am tribally enrolled there. A common phrase used to describe minority or underrepresented populations is "people of color." 3. 4. 5.

Maker – Kids Blog Minecraft domination! This game has taken over the top ten this month! Other popular books from the libraries’ non-fiction collections covered Arabic language and Matariki. We’ve been having some great clear skies in the evening, giving you a chance to spy out the constellations in our winter sky. Arabic language books are part of the foreign language collection in the Children’s non-fiction. There are stories in different languages from around the world as well as dictionaries and books that help with learning a new language. You don’t have to travel far to use other languages as we are lucky to have people from many different countries living in Wellington. How many languages can you say these words in? Ka kite! Here’s your Top 10 for July 2016: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Top School Library Blogs One look at the titles of blogs narrated by school librarians reveals the evolution of a profession within an institution that is at a pivotal point. Charged with the vital duty of promoting digital literacy, today’s librarians are daring, unquiet, sassy and definitely e-literate. This list features the top school library blogs ordered by website popularity metrics and social media engagement including the number of websites that link to a blog and number of followers on Twitter. We commend these school librarians for taking the time to share their ideas, experiences, and advice with the school library community. If you would like to recommend a school library blog to add to this list, please contact us to help improve this resource. Our list of top school library blogs is based on website popularity and social media engagement as measured by the number of sites linking to the blog, Google Page Rank, Moz’s Page Authority, MozRank, and number of Twitter followers.

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