This page is dedicated to the idea that School Librarians are not protectors of dusty shelves covered with outdated books, but instead dedicated teachers and Information Literacy specialists. This is a forum for sharing ideas about literacy, technology, and teaching.
amightygirl.com Ruth Coker Burks cared for over 1,000 people during the height of the AIDS epidemic, most of whom had been rejected by their families.
I wonder if this will need to be updated in Destiny, eventually.
forbes.com Starting in early 2020, the 10-digit ISBN is getting replaced entirely by the 13-digit version for the first time in the US market.
More award winners for you.
slj.com The winner of the Charlotte Huck Award is Room on Our Rock by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton (Kane Miller).
We need a Certified teacher librarian in every school.
And NOT at the expense of media assistants, because a model that requires the closing of the library so the librarian can visit the classrooms is not an effective model either.
slj.com The New York State Library released an informational brief that is a compilation of research, which shows the positive impact of school librarians.
And why we need certified school librarians as part of a strong library program.
forbes.com Beneath all “fake news,” misinformation, disinformation, digital falsehoods and foreign influence lies society’s failure to teach its citizenry information literacy: how to think critically about the deluge of information that confronts them in our modern digital age.
I think this counts as a makerspace activity.
goodshomedesign.com Star Wars is everywhere right now, as it’s the hottest movie of the moment. You can’t make any step without bumping into something that has a Star Wars theme, so that’s why you should also decorate your home in this spirit. So why not dress up your home in festive, but also Star Wars related [...
Another good share for D.C.
npr.org "The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right," says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites.
Great for that digital citizenship lesson.
rollingstone.com Here’s what Russia’s 2020 disinformation operations look like, according to two experts on social media and propaganda.
I want this to be a poster I can hang up in my library.
theoatmeal.com This is a comic about the backfire effect.
thenewsenterprise.com A way for nonverbal students to communicate with others during recess is available at numerous local elementary schools.
slj.com Fourteen outstanding titles made SLJ's listof the best graphic novels for children and teens published in 2019.
This is a little scary.
mostwatchedtoday.com Nature Valley Canada recently sat down three generations of families and asked them one simple question, "What did you like to do for fun as a kid?" Take a mome
Here's a list of titles...
blog.usejournal.com As early as 3–6 months of age, babies begin to notice and express preference by race (Bar-Haim, 2006). Between the ages of 3 and 5…
freetobekids.com This year transphobia has claimed the lives of at least 330 people, including 30 in the United States. On November 20 many people in the transgender community will gather for vigils to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance and mourn those victims. Today we would like to humbly offer you links to so...
Wouldn't it be great if kids could walk around with their own reference desks?
A place from which they could process their questions about the world around them...a place in the head, a place in the heart, where they have the tools they need to process their questions, their feelings, their needs...
At the #ALAAC19 Opening General Session, author Jason Reynolds framed librarians as the architects of sacred spaces. Here's a taste of his talk.
houstonchronicle.com Book circulation records show many children in Houston ISD aren’t using their campus libraries, a reflection of the district’s relatively paltry investment in library services.
Something for the makerspace.
countryliving.com Who knew flameless candles were darling snowmen in the making?
I do love NASA.
diyphotography.net No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s
Snopes.com and factcheck.org are my favorites.
makeuseof.com This is the age of misinformation and fake news. Here are the best unbiased fact-checking sites so that you can find the truth.
It's funny at first, but it's also important information to know.
thepoke.co.uk This librarian who calls themselves @grumpwitch wrote a thread about things they have learned while working in a library and lots of people are saying it’s the best thing they’ve ever read on Twitter. It’s a brilliant read – very moving, very funny – and will be enjoyed by anyone who’s e...
oregonlive.com Letter to the editor
I particularly like the marker hack.
shareably.net There's something here for every teacher.
Good article for sharing!!
educationdive.com As new technologies emerge, school libraries are becoming hubs of creativity and collaboration, unlike the studious spaces of the past.
www2.ncte.org Independent reading leads to an increased volume of reading. The more one reads, the better one reads. The more one reads, the more knowledge of words and language one acquires. The more one reads, the more fluent one becomes as a reader. The more one reads, the easier it becomes to sustain the ment...
wakeup-world.com According to a USC study, music education accelerates brain development in young children, including the area of the brain responsible for language and reading.
cpr.org Teachers at Mountain Middle School in Durango knew they had to do something.
slj.com Twelve wonderful middle grade and young adult #OwnVoices titlesthat reflect Indigenous life and culture. They include historical and contemporary fiction as well as anthologies, graphic novels, and speculative science fiction.
Just an interesting article.
npr.org What happens after a whale dies? Their carcasses, known as "whale falls," provide a sudden, concentrated food source for organisms in the deep sea. Biologist Diva Amon is our guide through whale-fall ecosystems and the unique species that exist on the bones of these fallen whales. Follow host Maddie...
npr.org Where can you find accurate news? Life Kit wants to empower you to become a savvy, critical media consumer. This episode has five takeaways that will help you ask important questions to spot fake news and take steps toward correcting misinformation.
I have my favorites that I re-read every couple of years.
aleteia.org I think I’ve read The Little Prince about 30 times. Doing the math, I figure I’ve read it to each of my six children about five times each. I happen to love the book and don’t min…
theatlantic.com And start raising kind ones.
musiceducationworks.wordpress.com A study by researchers at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children.
The Lipstick Librarian!
theage.com.au A school in Melbourne's west has reaped the rewards of transforming its library from a neglected space that doubled as a detention room into a hub for students.
Some important links to look at.
prettygooddesign.org Your kids aren’t too young to talk about race. Here are a few resources to get your started.
Want better literacy scores?
Hire more certified teacher-librarians.
schoollibraryjournal.com Despite having only 108 members in the union, librarians have a seat at the table and a platform to speak.
chronicle.com A recent journal report says that measuring learning outcomes is not working — and that this is no surprise to assessors.
This could be a good share for your social studies teacher
slate.com Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed ...
today.com Let's put this one to rest: Graphic novels are real books.
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mymodernmet.com The Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access plan makes 375,000 of its works in the public domain, available for commercial and noncommercial use.
I stole this from another group..
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Yaquina View Elementary is a K-2 school overlooking the beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon and is a part of the Lincoln County School District.
Welcome to Lincoln County School District, located on the beautiful central Oregon coast! We are a public school district serving students in grades K-12.