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Aligning our Standards: Two new crosswalks

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Yesterday, the AASL Standards Crosswalk Task Force launched two eagerly anticipated crosswalk documents on the new Crosswalks page of AASL’s National School Library Standards Web Portal. In their May 31 blog post, Why Did the School Librarian Cross the Road?, AASL Standards Crosswalk Task Force chair Jay Bansbach, and AASL Standards editorial board member Kathy Mansfield explain the importance […]

Let’s get it started in here!

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There’s been a lot of very expectable buzz on the TL Blogosphere as well as on Future Ready Librarians Facebook Group relating to new ways folks are getting things started.  From engaging little strategies, to complete rethinking of culture and schedules, I asked a few of the folks I’ve been reading if I might share their ideas. […]

On building learning playlists

On creating learning playlists

We create them on Spotify and YouTube and iTunes. Before music went digital, some of us made CD or cassette mixtapes and shared them as gifts. With our ability to ethically curate content and unglue it from its containers, and a growing array of digital tools and open education resources, many of us are engaging in a […]

Participate.com: Your professional learning toolbelt

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The many, many years of formal professional development I’ve attended over many, many years in K12 education in no way equal the professional development opportunities I found for myself in the last few years across my online communities of practice and through open structure conferences that offered me choices and flexibility. Participate.com allows us to […]

Open Library gets even more open

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Created in 2006 by a team led by Aaron Swartz and Brewster Kahle, Open Library is an Internet Archive project developed to present one web page for every book ever published.  This wiki approach to a catalog encourages new information as well as corrections from the user community. Recent enhancements allow for even more openness. […]