There Is A Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Lit, and It Does Matter

Young adult literature is for teenagers, and it honors their experience going through the torture that is adolescence.

This article talks about the troublesome approach to labeling everything YA, when there is a clear difference between YA books and Middle grade fiction. There are different themes, lessons, and problem-solving scenarios that are relevant to different ages. it can’t all be lumped together and still be appropriate.

Source: There Is A Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Lit, and It Does Matter By Sarah Hannah Gómez

Embracing mobile devices and social media tools | District Administration Magazine

Fast disappearing from schools are internet “lock and block” policies that keep students off social media and restrict them to carefully curated websites. Even with sophisticated filters and firewalls

Source: Embracing mobile devices and social media tools | District Administration Magazine

Technology: the wrong conversations – Do academics dream of electric sheep?

Technology is people. If we were saying (and doing) the right things technology would be embedded in teaching by now. You wouldn’t need people like me.  I have spent years encouraging and sup…

Source: Technology: the wrong conversations – Do academics dream of electric sheep?

Are your Library Policies Unintentionally hurting Students?

As the school year looms on the horizon, it’s important to consider your student population and whether your policies are inclusive and equitable.

The last thing we want to do is start a student’s relationship with the library in a negative manner. What are some alternatives you can think of to sidestep the policies outlines in this article?

http://www.elissamalespina.com/thoughts-on-technology—blog/are-your-library-policies-unintentionally-hurting-students