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What is your connection to the world of school libraries?
I'm a middle school librarian

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Core Standards

Discovered new "Core Standards" proposed for all states in the US. It is useful to see how Research and Information Literacy are built right in, and also how they are articulated across grade levels.

"Research to Build Knowledge" strands are included in the Writing standards, e.g. Writing standard #8 for Gr. 6-12, "Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and…


Posted on May 5, 2010 at 3:52pm

How-to video: Creating a Wikipedia Article

This may be useful in teaching how to write an article for Wikipedia:

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

GoogleLitTrips -- WebQuests using Google Earth

Today I discovered a Web site with lots of potential:

It's similar to a Webquest kind of resource using Google Earth combined with teacher-uploaded pictures and reading questions for books read as a class. It's a neat idea worthy of looking at for other projects...I always wondered how to incorporate Google Earth with an academic…


Posted on May 3, 2010 at 3:25pm

Where to start!?

Went to NYLA/SLMS 2010 conference in Albany for just one day and I'm all pumped up with ideas and motivation!! Can't sleep.

  1. iTouches in the library.
  2. A Scratch project being the best a student had ever worked on, and how it met AASL disposition standards of having students show adaptability and resilience when they couldn't figure it…

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 3:53am

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At 8:34am on May 3, 2010, Letty Nardone said…
Hey Barbara
Thanks for including me. I'll check in. Are you going to WLA conference this Friday?

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