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10 Must-Read Children's Books of the Last 100 Years (by Decade)

The last 100 years have seen the publication of so many amazing children’s books, many of which imbued my childhood with a touch of magic. In …

Books

Picture This: Reflecting Diversity in Children’s Book Publishing

At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, author Tameka Fryer Brown presented the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s (CCBC) multicultural publishing …

Book Publishing

#alsc16 Picture Books Open Us Up

Working in an urban public library, diversity is always on my mind. Up until this year, I was disappointed with the published picture books, lacking …

Books

All About Roald Dahl: INFOGRAPHIC

This year marks the 100th birthday of one of the world’s most beloved children’s books writers, <b>Roald Dahl</b>. To celebrate, we dug up Show & Stay’s “The …

Brad Meltzer’s “Ordinary People Change the World” Childrens Books

Brad Meltzer’s charming and entertaining <i>Ordinary People Change the World</i> children’s book series (illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos) is . Each …

Children's Books

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

Back to school with a fairy-vampire, plus funfairs, foxes, babies and racehorses<p>This September eases young readers back into school and the cool of autumn with whales, wolves, foxes, fairy-vampires, alien funfairs, grief and mechanical hearts. For picture-book fans there’s a long-awaited sequel …

Books

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>La Frontera</b> <br>by Alfredo Alva & Deborah Mills<p>Alfredo Alva and his family love their life in the Mexican village of La Ceja, where Papá and Abuelo …

Mapping the real-world locations that inspired great children’s books

Although many books written for children and young adults take place in entirely fictitious worlds, there are plenty more whose plots unfold in …

7 Tech Tips for Your Next Read-Aloud

Beam in a Guest Reader<p>With free video conferencing technology like Google Hangouts and Skype, it's easy to bring a parent, librarian, or author to …

Four Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Meet Necessary Future Literacies for Students

In the past week, my understanding of digital literacy has changed dramatically, due in part to the excellent readings by the NCTE and the IFTF on …

Education Technology

How To Get Kids INTO Books

If the second best part of being a parent is buying them all the gifts that you wanted when you were a kid, than the 3rd best part of being a parent …

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

Teaching digital citizenship as a “one-off event” doesn’t lead to changes in behavior, experts sayWhen author and IT director Mike Ribble talks about …

Education Technology

Clarifying guided inquiry

Over the years I’ve been advocating inquiry learning I’ve noticed a plethora of terms have been used to name it. e.g.:• inquiry learning<br>• inquiry-based …

Pedagogy

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have</b><p><i>on</i> 01/27/2016 • ( 5 )<p>Active Learning Spaces<p>In the book Get Active: Reimagining …

Why are school libraries essential?

Video of NJASL School Libraries Video<p>(Video courtesy of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians)<p>More than 60 education and library research …

Augmented Reality Read Aloud Stations (with QR codes too!)

If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love scannable technology! I’ve had the opportunity this past year to work with …

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

<i>Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a</i> …

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Teachers Guide to Google Scholar Library

June 12, 2016<br>After we have reviewed a number of important Google Scholar tips, today we are sharing with you this equally important functionality …

Launching Future Ready Librarians

The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. We heard the buzz at AASL sessions, in the ISTE Librarians Playground, at …

Makerspaces

SCIS | The importance of school libraries in the Google Age

The importance of school libraries in the Google Age<p>Kay Oddone<p>In Australia, access to the internet is almost ubiquitous. In 2014–15, 85% of the …

Joyce's Story: The Ending Is Up To You

A few days ago, Joyce Valenza posted a video and script of what she called a School Library Story. Both are a testimonial of sorts. A response to the …

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics and charts

Updated on Mar 18, 2018<p>5,305<p><b>Library infographics presented below clearly show that being a librarian today is not about surviving any longer.</b><p>It’s …

Infographics

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers

The Four Things Students Need to Create Good Book Trailers

Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report assignment. In a book trailer video students highlight their …