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Flat Classroom® Projects - Calling for Classroom Applications Now!

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Added by mrsdurff on January 9, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Meet The Flat Classroom®

We are delighted to invite you to an online…
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Added by mrsdurff on August 25, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Pay It Forward!

Expert Advisors are now gathering to advise high school students as they create their wikipages around the flatteners based on Thomas Friedman's book,… Continue

Added by mrsdurff on April 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 5, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments

How-to video: Creating a Wikipedia Article

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

http://blog.wikimedia.org/2010/04/02/using-video-to-recruit-new-wikipedia-editors/

Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 5, 2010 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

GoogleLitTrips -- WebQuests using Google Earth

Today I discovered a Web site with lots of potential: http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html

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…

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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 3, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Library as Learning Commons

I recently attended a workshop titled "Library as Learning Commons" which was sponsored by the SWBOCES. The speaker was Valerie Diggs from Chelmsford High School outside of Boston. That was such an informative talk. I learned a great deal about a library makeover. Yes she was able to put a lot of money into her library renovation. I won't have that luxury. But what I got out of her talk was how to change the perception of what your library is.

Is it a room full of books or can…

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Added by Letty Nardone on May 3, 2010 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

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…
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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 2, 2010 at 3:53am — No Comments

Read and Respond to Bill Ferriter's Posts about Teacher/LIbrarians

Bill Ferriter first posted "All Hail the Mighty Media Specialist," removed it, then followed with "Alright Already, I Surrender" (comments originally disabled, but now allowed).



I responded with two postings,… Continue

Added by Diane Cordell on February 9, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

School Library Information and Technology Programs for 21st Century Learning

As part of the ongoing discussion around the future of school library programs, the following document is provided to help focus on the critical mission and functions of the teacher-librarian and the School Library Information and Technology Program. A group of teacher-librarians met in Seattle, Washington, January 8, 2010 to create this document (see attribution list below). We offer it as a clear and powerful message at the core of efforts to brand and market School Library Information and… Continue

Added by Colet Bartow on February 4, 2010 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

School Libraries Count 2009

Results of AASL's longitudinal survey
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/researchandstatistics/slcsurvey/2009/slc2009.cfm

Added by Joyce Valenza on January 20, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Share examples of effective practice!

Don't forget to share your best work--your websites, lessons, pathfinders, etc.-- to http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com

Added by Joyce Valenza on January 19, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

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