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Free Resources for Everyday Use in Your Library


Paige Jaeger—author, educational consultant, expert on inquiry-based learning, and former library administrator serving school libraries in New York—has compiled a list of some of her favorite go-to sites of useful and free resources for you and your students. Need ideas for your makerspace? Want sources for your music-loving students? How about comic books for physics …

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Video Production in Your School


As Laura Gardner explains in her article in our January 2017 issue, “Inspiring learning in the school library starts with giving students choices and the chance to be creative.” As we all know, allowing students choice, giving them voice, and fostering their creativity goes hand in hand with student success in the classroom. Take advantage …

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Five Collaborative Approaches to Hispanic Heritage Month


September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the experiences and contributions of Hispanic and Latino peoples. With over 50 million people in the United States who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino, it is more important than ever to recognize the diverse histories of this fastest-growing demographic. Partner …

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Preparing Librarians to Tackle Misinformation (Faculty Supplement)


We are pleased to continue our School Library Connection series of learning experiences designed for use with school library candidates in graduate/professional programs, including pre-service school librarians and practitioners working as educators while earning their credentials. This month, Nancy Everhart, from the Florida State University School of Information, has provided a series of activities aligned with Bloom’s Taxonomy …

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Navigating through the Library of Congress


Even if you didn’t make it to D.C. for the National Book Festival on September 2nd, 2017, there’s still a lot of stuff for you to learn, enjoy, and share with your teachers from the Library of Congress (LOC). Guidance on teaching with primary sources? (check) Classic books? (check), lesson plans? (check) Folk music? (check) …

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