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AASL Launches Lesson Plan Database

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AASL just announced the launch of its Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database, designed to be: a public, online database providing school librarians a fast and user-friendly way to create and share quality lesson plans with their peers. Building on the template provided in Standards for the 21st-Century Learner In Action, the Lesson [...]

Moving new tools

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve worked with my practicum student Jenni to pack up my very messy New Tools Workshop wiki to new, much neater space. (And happily, our Tech Director, Kirsten Swanson, just joined the fun!) It’s not perfectly ready-for-primetime, but I am pretty excited about our new New Tools Guide and [...]

Thanks for the videos, Mike!

Mike Eisenberg, Dean Emeritus and Professor at the University of Washington iSchool and co-founder of Big6, shares a growing series of video conversations that should provoke both understanding and discussion of topics and issues near and dear to the hearts of teacher librarians, topics and issues that should matter to everyone involved in learning. In [...]

Gwyneth’s At-A-Glance Comic Tutorials Rock!!!

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What librarians make. A response to Dr. Bernstein and an homage to Taylor Mali

In his Newsday article last week, Dr. Marc Bernstein, Superintendent for the Valley Stream (NY) Central High School District, suggested Steps to Take Now for our Schools; What Cuomo Can Do to make NYS Education More Efficient and Effective. Among the several steps Dr. Bernstein suggested Governor Cuomo take in this Internet age is, eliminating [...]

Building Digital Citizens @MICDS and beyond

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Some stuff just seems harder to teach.  Some standards seem harder to own. Digital citizenship is a critical element of ISTE’s NETS (standards for students).  It is woven throughout AASL’s Standards for the 21st Century Learner. Everyday I live, model, and teach citizenship.  But, to be perfectly honest, I haven’t been able to figure out [...]

DocsTeach rocks primary sources!

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I discovered National Archives Experience’s DocsTeach today, thanks to eSchoolNews. My teachers are going to flip.  And so will my APUSH gang. Searchable by time period, historical thinking skill, and tool, this new portal helps teachers find, use, and create instruction using more than 3,000 primary sources. I love the open-ended approach to instruction and [...]