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Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.<br>[[ This is a content summary …

Parenting

Library and Archives Canada

Resources to Support Collection Development: Book Lists and More

About

The Open Textbook Project<p>Any individual who has attended college or university remembers the financial burden of buying expensive textbooks. Studies …

Education

Copyright the Card Game

As part of our work we have developed a new engaging approach to copyright education sessions. For those of you who have ever delivered copyright …

Creative Commons

Libraries as Hubs for Coding?

« 1,200 Educators Sign Letters Lobbying Congress to Protect Ed Funding | Main<p>School libraries are taking on new roles in the digital age. No longer …

Computer Science

Indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps an ‘essential’ step in reconciliation

More than 3,000 Indigenous communities in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth.<p>The search engine giant said the launch – which …

Google Maps

Summer Reading Toolkit

Are you looking for a way to keep your child reading this summer? Hundreds of children fall victim to the summer slide: when students lose academic …

Reading Beyond

<b>Chosen for children who are reading at an advanced level</b><p>Here are 75 books chosen by the ALA-CBC (American Library Association & Children’s Book …

How To Teach Students To Research Without Google

<b>How To Teach Students To Research Without Google</b><p>by <b>Jane Healey</b>, Ph.D<p>It’s the start of a new school year, and many teachers will be planning research …

Powered by the National Writing Project

<i>A group of YOUmedia makerspaces band together to innovate and support library makerspaces facing the opportunities and challenges distinctive to the</i> …

Putting Teens First In Library Services: A Road Map

Check out this 20 minute video in which I talk with Shannon Peterson, Youth Services Manager, Kitsap (WA) Regional Library, about the new book,</i> …

New Creative Commons image search in beta

I am a little late to the table in discovering Creative Commons’ new search tool. But if you are late like me, you’ll want to update your links to …

Creative Commons

An Art Director Shares How Book Covers Are Made

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when the cover is insanely gorgeous, who can blame you? Definitely not Alyssa Nassner, an Associate Art Director at ABRAMS Kids. Her job requires creativity; browsing through bookstores; and working with editors, artists, and book sellers to …

The ATU Fable Index: Like the Dewey Decimal System, But With More Ogres

“The Wolf Dives Into the Water for Reflected Cheese,” and other highlights of folktale categorization.<p>Pick a number, any number, and I’ll tell you a …

Cataloging Indigenous Resources: Alternatives to Dewey

Dewey unveiled his cataloguing system in 1876 and although it has seen many modifications over the years it still reflects the influences of it’s …

Statement on Classroom Libraries

All students must be able to access, use, and evaluate information in order to meet the needs and challenges of the twenty-first century. These …

Help Students Choose Books for Independent Reading: A Teacher Tip from Fountas & Pinnell

← Daily Lit Bit - 6/7/17<p>Daily Lit Bit - 6/5/17 →<p>June 6. 2017<p>The ability to choose books is not something you can expect your students to know. It is …

Reading List for Summer in Participatory Citizenship

<i>The following post was written by Pam Allyn and is part of an ongoing monthly series from the NCTE Standing Committee on Global Citizenship.</i><p>Reading …

LibGuides: Information Literacy Tutorial: Begin Here

This section will introduce you to steps that will help you get started with your research project.<p>In this section, you will learn how to distinguish …

Information Literacy

Social Justice and Librarianship - Information Space

Many librarians (myself included), believe that libraries are inherently tied to issues of social justice.<p>How so? In a world of increasing …

8 Books Lost To History That Could Have Changed The Course Of The World

Literary vandalism is not uncommon to the history of man. Great works of art and literature have been lost to us forever when wars broke out and …

Classroom Library Assessment: How Culturally Responsive is Your Library?

Teachers, let’s talk about a popular topic across education blogs and Pinterest: <i>the classroom library.</i> A quick search on the Internet results in …

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).This global strategy marries the large, but …

School Libraries

Design Thinking, and a Library Update, With Third Graders

A scale model of the school library and its furnishings, with 3-D printed items.My third graders helped me redesign my library. How? It started when …

Design Thinking

8 Empowering Middle Grade Novels for Kids Interested in Social Justice

As the United States watches a new administration take over the White House after a contentious election year, a wave of social and political …

Explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides makes work a breeze — and makes you look good, too

article<p>en_US<p>https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2016/09/explore-in-docs-sheets-and-slides-makes.html<p>G Suite Update …