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THE ANNEX@

THE ANNEX@

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The Wilds of Education WHEN it comes to bullying, to sexual assault, to gun violence, we want and need our schools to be as safe as possible. But when it comes to learning, shouldn’t they be dangerous? Isn’t education supposed to provoke, disrupt, challenge the paradigms that young people have consciously embraced and attack the prejudices that they have unconsciously absorbed? Isn’t upset a necessary part of that equation? And if children are lucky enough to be ignorant of the world’s ugliness, aren’t books the rightful engines of enlightenment, and aren’t classrooms the perfect theaters for it?

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Skip to main content ALA User Menu Search form Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice : KQED Education Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ideas has become commonplace. Our students’ needs have shifted and they require digital citizenship skills. We’ve seen all sorts of creative use cases, but here are the most common forms: Teachers and students use Twitter for communication and conversation so they can keep the in-class discussion going after class! Twitter is a great way to add context to content especially when students need to study a topic and find experts in the field and ask them questions on Twitter!

Beyond the Bullet Points: It is Time to Stop Trying to Save Libraries Close the crisis center. Take down the picket signs. Please proceed to un-occupy the library. It is time to stop trying to save libraries. No, this is not another bait and switch act of verbal irony about how libraries are obsolete. This is about the messages we send.

nchsneasc13 This is the portal for New Canaan High School's self-study in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C)'s accreditation process. The visit is scheduled for April 2013. For inquiries, please contact us. Get help using iCloud Photo Sharing and shared albums After you turn on iCloud Photo Sharing, you might have questions about shared albums, comments, likes, invites, videos, and more. Shared albums How do I back up a shared album? What do I need to view and share videos, contribute to other people's shared albums, and comment on or like photos and videos?

Working Together Is Working Smarter A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools. The report, Remodeling Literacy Learning: Making Room for What Works, details key findings from a nationwide survey of more than 2,400 educators representing all grade levels and subject areas. It investigates the connection between professional learning, educator collaboration and student learning. NCLE Press Release Read an executive summary prepared by the AASL Research & Statistics Committee.

plasq.com Comic Life 3 is now available for both Mac and Windows! “4 Stars and Editors Choice.” MacUser Dec. 2013 10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians 1) We hate quiet. Oh, sure, the typical view of a librarian is an older woman, in a cardigan and cat-eye glasses, with a tight bun, shushing everyone who dares to make a sound. That may have been the case a long time ago, and may still be the case with some dinosaur librarians (they still exist, sorry!) Find Products & Services - ProQuest Historical Newspapers More than just the article Front-page headlines, classified ads, marriage and death announcements, comic strips, reviews, display advertising, editorials, birth notices, photographs, and many other article types combine to help today’s researchers not only understand the news of yesteryear, but also the context in which it was made. Find information quickly ProQuest makes it easy for both novice and experienced researchers to find relevant information quickly, with basic and advanced search options. And, because the newspapers in this collection reside on a single platform, users can cross-search all ProQuest Historical Newspapers titles with one another and with all other ProQuest resources a library may have.

School librarians are rising school leaders “School librarians have the unique position, in school, of being school-wide and curriculum-wide—that really makes for a powerful partnership with school administrators,” said Gail Dickinson, AASL’s current president. “I think there are a lot of people who view the digital shift as a threat to librarians, and I really just think it’s a call for reinvention,” said Mark Ray, the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year. Schools’ increased reliance on digital resources and content leads to different “thinking about the way libraries function and the ways librarians work with students and teachers.” In fact, as more schools move to using digital tools or digital resources with more regularity, school librarians “have an opportunity to play a bigger leadership role within the school and district.

KLA/KASL Fall Conference 2014: Building Advocacy for your School Library Program As school librarians we wear many hats: book guru, manager, technology leader, instructional partner, research guide, and our very own public relations firm. In advocating for our school library programs, we must identify our stakeholder priorities, develop a mission statement that aligns with our district and school mission, develop programming that will meet the needs of our stakeholders and collect data that doesn't just represent the number of books we check out each month, but really connects to the mission of our district and demonstrates how we support student growth. In this post you will find some resources that James Allen and I shared at the KLA/KASL Fall Conference to help develop that long term, ongoing plan to really advocate for your school library program. The prezi below provides an overview of the topic with research and information from the AASL. The ThingLinked Piktochart includes some basics of advocacy and additional resources. School Library Advocacy

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