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Teaching Copyright?

Commonsense Media has some great lesson plans you can use to teach copyright to students at all grade levels.

4-great-lesson-plans-on-copyright-500x500Check out these four examples!

via 4 Great Lesson Plans on Copyright | Common Sense Education

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Something Librarians have all known…

In this article from SLJ, Researchers  Irene C. Fountas, professor in the School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and Gay Su Pinnell, professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Ohio State University discuss an important part of choosing appropriate reads for kiddos.

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via Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level | School Library Journal

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

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?

Librarian course focuses on promoting students as creators | District Administration Magazine

Future Ready Librarians (FRL), formed by Future Ready Schools (FRS) a year ago, announced a micro-credential for librarians—“Empowering Students as Creators”— has been developed and will be piloted by

Source: Librarian course focuses on promoting students as creators | District Administration Magazine