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Free Resources: Generation Global's Safe Online Environment for Students to Explore Cultural Differences Through Dialogue

News/Free Resources - Posted 20 Sep 2016

Free Resources: PBS LearningMedia's ELECTION CENTRAL, an Online Destination Providing Educators With Curated Content to Teach Students About the Political Process

News/Free Resources - Posted 19 Sep 2016

Ideaphora Classroom Empowers Students to Construct Lasting Knowledge from Digital Content

News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Sep 2016

Lightsail Partners With Antares Reading to Build Student Literacy

News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2016

Discovery Education Adds Inquiry-based Projects, Virtual Reality Experiences, and More to Its Digital Services

News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2016

Free Resources: Letters to the Next President 2.0 Gives Voice to Teens' Opinions in Election

News/Free Resources - Posted 30 Aug 2016

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Debuts the Smithsonian Learning Lab

News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2016

Free Resources: Guide from Boxlight to Help Educators Select and Launch 'Best-Fit' Technology Tools

News/Free Resources - Posted 16 Jun 2016

Gale Contest Calls on Libraries to Share 'My Library Pic'

News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2016

Scholastic to Launch Horizon, A New Multiplatform Series Led by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Westerfeld

News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2016

Turnitin Integrates Formative Writing Tools into College Board Programs to Support Student Practice

News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2016

Follett Launches New Makerspace Bundles for K-12 Libraries

News/Breaking News - Posted 25 May 2016
 

Features

  

TOOLS FOR LEARNING - Flipping Forward: An Early Pioneer Shares Successful Actions for Classroom Magic

Victor spoke with a range of luminaries—from the Flipped Learning Network, SolidProfessor, and Techsmith—plus an in-the-trenches educator to illuminate the flipped learning concept and bring you both up-to-speed and up-to-date on "The Key to Flipped Learning."
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Sep 2016
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: The Common Core and Complex Texts - Learning Experiences, Engaging Strategies, and More

The Common Core State Standards seek to "emphasize increasing the complexity of texts students read as a key element in improving reading comprehension," according to a brief issued by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor's Association. Is it working? Victor has some thoughts, and, as usual, some tools to use.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 May 2016
- May/Jun 2016 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Building Digital Research Skills

Victor provides today's budding researcher-students with basic advice to consider before diving into a research project and with an array of online tools and resources to tap into once the project is underway.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Mar 2016
- Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By

Meet Your Learners Where They Are: Virtualizing the School Library

As author Brenda Boyer notes, the proliferation of BYOD, 1:1 device programs, and blended and online learning opportunities for students makes it critical for school libraries to meet the challenge of providing services, resources, and instruction in virtual environments. To that end, Boyer lays out a comprehensive road map to building and maintaining that virtual environment.
Editorial/Features
Posted 01 Jan 2016
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Columns

  

THE PIPELINE: Political Literacy Can Be Learned!

Says Stephen in this election season: "In today's political environment there is a fog of information. It tests everyone—adult and young adult alike—and our critical-thinking skills. Separating fact from opinion is hard enough. Combine that with public opinion polls, massive quoting of ‘statistics,' personal stories that elucidate and obfuscate, and everyone is overwhelmed by spin-doctoring run amok." But of course, librarians to the rescue!
Column/The Pipeline
Posted 01 Sep 2016
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BELLTONES: Internet Filtering, School Faculty, and Trust: A Modest Proposal … Really!

Mary Ann has been writing and presenting to promote commonsense internet access in K-12 schools for more than 15 years. And there's always more to say! This column is about affording trusted school faculty members the right to bypass or override internet filters with a password or other means.
Column/Belltones
Posted 01 May 2016
- May/Jun 2016 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Digging Deeper into DPLA

In her last column, Mary Alice introduced the Digital Public Library of America, aka the DPLA, and its primary source sets for educators. DPLA is a completely online library that provides access to almost 12 million historic and cultural primary source artifacts. Given its size, she has dedicated this column to sharing more information about DPLA.
Column/The New Media Center
Posted 01 May 2016
- May/Jun 2016 Issue By

Complex Texts, Primary Sources, and a Matter of Trust

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 May 2016
- May/Jun 2016 Issue By

IDEA WATCH: Reinventing Libraries for the Future–Part 2

Like public libraries, school libraries and librarians are in transition. Identifying trends in the Aspen Institute's "Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries" report can provide valuable insights into new thinking about school libraries as well.
Column/Idea Watch
Posted 01 Mar 2016
- Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By

EDITOR'S NOTES: Librarians Making a Difference

Column/Editor’s Notes
Posted 01 Mar 2016
- Mar/Apr 2016 Issue By
 

CyberBee’s Web Pick
For September 15, 2016: Sit With Us is a social networking app to "humanize" the school cafeteria. It allows students to create profiles and arrange lunches with friends from the privacy of their iPhone or iPad. Think about it!! Fight ostracism and even bullying!
 

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Cyberbee's 2016 Election Lessons

For August 1, 2016: Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are over and the candidates selected from both major and minor political parties, it is time to focus on the campaigns. Time for ... Cyberbee's 2016 Election Lessons!!!
Posted 01 Aug 2016

Mrs. Reader Pants

For August 15, 2016: Media specialists will love Mrs. Reader Pants, with its loads of ideas and tips. If you are new to the librarian profession, you'll want to check out the  10 Things You Should do First.
Posted 15 Aug 2016

Constitutional Rights Foundation

For September 1, 2016: Visit the Constitutional Rights Foundation and delve into the history behind American freedoms. Featured on this site are the civic action project, civics on call , Common Core resources, and Constitution Day 2016.
Posted 01 Sep 2016

Sit With Us App

For September 15, 2016: Sit With Us is a social networking app to "humanize" the school cafeteria. It allows students to create profiles and arrange lunches with friends from the privacy of their iPhone or iPad. Think about it!! Fight ostracism and even bullying!
Posted 15 Sep 2016

TOOLS FOR LEARNING - Flipping Forward: An Early Pioneer Shares Successful Actions for Classroom Magic

Victor spoke with a range of luminaries—from the Flipped Learning Network, SolidProfessor, and Techsmith—plus an in-the-trenches educator to illuminate the flipped learning concept and bring you both up-to-speed and up-to-date on "The Key to Flipped Learning."
Posted 01 Sep 2016
 
 
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