Something Familiar and Something New: Unpacking the Standards
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:15 +0000

Did you get your copy of the new standards yet? I must tell you that I am officially excited about them. While I was at the conference, I attended the “AASL ESLS Research Symposium.” The purpose of the symposium was... Read More ›

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In Pursuit of Multiliteracies
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:56 +0000

My library hosts multimodal texts as naturally as it welcomes student life. Paintings, drawings, and installations abound. Students sing on Fridays for our performance series. The student news publication lives in the center of our public space. A video game... Read More ›

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Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books: Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:00:13 +0000

Earlier this school year, a high school librarian contacted me about how her students could interact with primary sources. Specifically, students were looking at photos of artifacts left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Students were encouraged to... Read More ›

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Epic! Adds French books, Chinese books, Text Highlighting and Built-in Dictionary Look-Up
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:09:06 +0000

Posted on behalf of Tim Ditlow; VP, Content for Epic!  Epic!, the popular digital library offered completely free for teachers and school librarians, recently added 1,500 French and Chinese titles to its award-winning digital library.  Used in 87% of elementary schools and... Read More ›

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Reading Promotion for Middle and High Schools
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:00:19 +0000

I imagine most school librarians have a range of experiences with professional learning/development. At times I feel like I’ve simply been checking a box that I’ve completed some kind of training, something I’m required to do. Then there are the... Read More ›

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Building Our Professional Library: Part 1
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:00:20 +0000

One way school librarians can make important connections, help classroom colleagues, and support students is by helping administrators, counselors, and others in their quest for effective programs, excellent research, and strategies for administering their schools. Purchasing and maintaining a professional... Read More ›

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New Standards: What Do They Mean for You?
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:30:07 +0000

It is seldom that a new rollout of an intiative does not turn into the dreaded “One More Thing” situation. Honestly, the AASL National School Library Standards that have been unveiled at the AASL 2017 National Convention is anything but.... Read More ›

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No Money for Books? Start a Birthday Book Club!
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:00:28 +0000

Are you wishing you had money to buy new books for your learning community? If so, start a Birthday Book Club! A Birthday Book Club invites families to recognize their child’s birthday by donating a book or money to the... Read More ›

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Saturday #AASL17 Social Media Contest Winners
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:00:17 +0000

As part of the #AASL17 National Conference festivities, AASL is holding a daily social media contest! Read how the contest was set up here. Wednesday winners  Thursday winners  Friday winners Here are those lucky posters who took the top honors... Read More ›

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Moving Beyond the Selfie: 21st Century Photography Skills to Improve Your Instruction
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:35:33 +0000

With music playing to greet session attendees, James Allen started his Moving Beyond the Selfie: 21st Century Photography Skills to Improve Your Instruction with a funny video from Bad Lip Reading and a survey to find out where his attendees were... Read More ›

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