Innovative Librarianship

By Monica Babaian | Articles, ideas, links for topics related to K-12 school libraries.

Depression rates for teen girls spikes in an age of cyber bullying

Depression is rising among young adults and adolescents in the U.S., with teenage girls in particular growing more depressed than boys, researchers found.<p>At the same time, mental health care isn't expanding to meet the challenge, resulting in a growing pool of young people with untreated …

Depression

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Internet Safety and Cyberbullying<p>Classroom strategies to fight cyberhate include not supporting or reinforcing it, reporting it, supporting the …

Student friendly Library DesignTXLA 2014

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Bridging the Divide: Districts Provide Home Internet Access

Schools can strive to furnish students with computing devices and online education tools, but the purpose is defeated if students don't have …

TCEA 2014: Preparing Schools for Mobile Learning Success

Mobile learning is front of mind for many of the educators attending the Texas Computer Education Association’s 2014 convention and exposition this …

Unite for Literacy offers free early literacy ebooks — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Attention primary and elementary librarians and teachers and parents!<p>Exciting news from Colorado: The Colorado Library Consortuim (CLiC), Douglas …

The New Powerpoint for Education

Ultimate Haiku Deck Resource Guide<p>More and more, we’re hearing that creative teachers, students, and technology trainers are saying goodbye to …

Librarians Have Key Roles in Blended and Online Learning

In January, I joined teacher librarians Steve Coker and Sarah Applegate from the North Thurston (WA) School District to teach a graduate library …

5 Handy iPad Apps to Create Infographics

The Infographics App by Column Five is a selection of our data visualizations and other editorial infographics, which have been created for a wide …

New Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition

New report shows digitizing learning can engage students in new ways. / Credit: Rocketship Education<p>The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) …

Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

You might think that in a world of Google and Wikipedia, people who love technology wouldn't care much about the musty old local public library. But, according to a new report by the Pew Research Internet Project, you'd be wrong.<p>Pew has been studying the changing role of libraries in America in the …

An Epic Chart of 162 Young Adult Retellings

Presenting YA RETELLINGS – an epic infographic brought to you by Epic Reads. Read your way through this list of 162 young adult books that are all …

Literature

10 free tools for creating infographics

For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise …

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

<b>My Curation History I began curating sites from the Internet in the 1990's first using multiple search engines and listed my sites online. After that</b> …

Five Educational iPad Apps for Kids Aged 2-10

This week I reviewed five educational apps that help children explore language, culture, friendship, numbers, and much more. The apps originate from many places around the world, including England, Croatia and Jamaica. Yet each app engages children in its own unique way.<p><b>1. Aiden and the Apple Tree,</b> …

Digital Learning Never Takes A Snow Day!

Erin Klein See all posts<p>There are several digital tools that allow teachers to stay connected on snow days as well as resources that let kids keep …

Why Flipping Instruction in Elementary Libraries Makes Sense

Librarians at the elementary level often have several classes a day that require a lesson, help with finding books, checking out, taking Accelerated …

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Sock Puppets App and Learning to Listen

Little eLit, a blog I frequent for ideas and inspiration, is devoted to exploring the use of new media in children's services at public libraries. In …

Debating the Digital Native by Julianne Peeling & Jessica Crutchley

In the video Do ‘Digital Natives’ Exist, produced by the PBS Idea Channel, host Mike Rugnetta examines how humans learn about and relate to …

buncee.edu for easy and adorable storytelling — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

buncee edu digital canvas<p>The program is available in a limited free version and a recently-launched, reasonably- priced edu version.<p>A free account …

Victorian Violence — @AngeReads and @droogmark Adult Books 4 Teens

Robert Louis Stevenson published <i>The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde</i> in 1886, and the next year Arthur Conan Doyle published <i>A Study in …

3 Reasons Why the School Principal Needs to Tweet

I envision every school principal with smartphone in hand, anxious to send out the next tweet. And here's why:<p>Now, more than ever before, schools have their own media channel -- the ability to say what they want and show the world how amazing they are.<p>It's saddening to read mainstream media's …

A Little Stone: The Rippling Repercussions of Bookshaming by Priscilla Thomas

“You’re reading that?”<p>“Oh, I don’t read those books.”<p>You hear such admonishment in bookstores, read it in reviews, see it online, find it anywhere …

Getting websites unblocked - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

<i>I am back working on the revised version of Indispendable Librarian this week and I'll be sharing some things I'd like input on from my brilliant</i> …

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class

January 27, 2014<br>Yesterday when I was working on the list of iPad apps that teachers can use with their students to make virtual field trips, it …

Elementary School Leadership and PBL | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> BIE National Faculty member Shannon Cannon will be joined by Katherine R. Smith Elementary School Principal Aaron Brengard to discuss how …

A Student's Guide to Using the Kindle for Research

The Kindle is great for reading the occasional book, but you might not know that it's also a fantastic tool for students. When used correctly, it can …

Study Skills