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Instructables Offers Tons of Educational Do-it-yourself Projects to Use in Class with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Check this out for how-to videos and guides, “from science experiments to amazing inventions,” as well as a source of maker projects for those looking to set up makerspaces  in their libraries.

Source: Instructables Offers Tons of Educational Do-it-yourself Projects to Use in Class with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


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Meet the Recipients of the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award

Read about the winner, first runner-up, and editor’s choice for SLJ’s 2015 Build Something Bold Award, honoring creativity in school library programming that incorporates hands-on learning led by the librarian or media specialist.

Source: Meet the Recipients of the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award


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Are Books too “Boring”?

Do you wonder if people are reading less?  If the quality of reading has changed?  As book lovers, we librarians are undoubtedly biased.   In this podcast, a neurologist discusses some of the research that has been done on the effects of reading on different platforms.  If you are interested and have 15 minutes, have a listen to this CBC Radio Spark podcast, entitled “Are books really a problem we have to solve?”.


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And now: UnBan a Book Week

Unban a book weekThe focus of the current Banned Book Week is YA books, which is somehow fitting as YA books have the most challenges.

This year, the ever energetic and forward thinking Teenreads has joined the fray in a big way and has added a spin of its own.  So Ban a book Week meet UnBan a Book Week! Between September 17 and October 9, YA author, Jennifer L. Holm, and Teen Board members will herald 17 of the best banned YA books.

[Thus far, the list includes the following popular titles:

  • Speak
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
  • The Chocolate War
  • Looking for Alaska
  • The Outsiders
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

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To have a look at their posts and share in the conversation go to: http://goo.gl/p6ud7f

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Have a look at these blogposts and be inspired! 

Thank you to Caroll-Ann from PCHS for suggesting these links for sharing:

  1. Now THIS is a true 21st Century Library!

  2. Eight ways to rescue public school libraries from becoming obsolete.

 

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