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Abilock, Rigele; Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2016
In April 2015, U.S. House Representatives Luke Messer and Jared Polis introduced the bipartisan Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, designed to significantly restrict how online education vendors can exploit the personal data of students who use their products. For some, the bill does not go far enough. It is evident that…
Descriptors: Privacy, Parent Rights, Federal Legislation, Safety
Abilock, Debbie; Williams, Connie – Knowledge Quest, 2014
In this article Debbie Abilock and Connie Williams apply the processes used by a food testing organization that strives to develop absolutely the best recipes for popular dishes, testing each recipe until they arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most fool-proof recipe…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Visual Aids, Graphic Arts, Persuasive Discourse
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Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2010
In an academic setting, sources of information that can help the author answer a question or make sense of a problem are judged on competence and trustworthiness. As she locates a written text, an image, or a person, and "interrogate" it, the author is working through a series of judgment calls that end in a summative assessment of credibility.…
Descriptors: Credibility, Inquiry, Evaluation, Value Judgment
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Fontichiaro, Kristin; Moreillon, Judi; Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2009
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" were released just as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) was refreshing its National Educational Technology Standards for Students in late 2007. These standards outline what students will know and be able to do with educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teachers, Librarians, Academic Achievement
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Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2008
Like a printed text, an architectural blueprint, a mathematical equation, or a musical score, a visual image is its own language. Visual literacy has three components: (1) learning; (2) thinking; and (3) communicating. A "literate" person is able to decipher the basic code and syntax, interpret the signs and symbols, correctly apply terms from an…
Descriptors: Photography, Printed Materials, Syntax, Reader Response
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Lusignan, Molly; Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2008
This article presents a snapshot of the authors' first restoration project with young children which grew out of a fourth- and fifth-grade forestry curriculum. The restoration project was part of a long-term plan for enhancing the wild areas of the campus for wildlife habitat and for educational use. It is a native oak woodland and riparian…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Forestry, Grade 5, Wildlife
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Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2007
A brand is an idea in the minds of one's constituents that is created by what one says or does. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) describes itself as a professional membership organization, serving the needs of 10,000 school library media specialists in the United States, Canada, and around the world. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Foreign Countries, Media Specialists, Librarians
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Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2001
Professional learning nourishes practice. Sometimes we are able to navigate daily within a community of learners or find such fellowship online. At other moments we seek out books and journals to stimulate inner voyages. The author describes how different books, journals, and Web pages have helped her along her own learning voyage. (AEF)
Descriptors: Books, Development, Educational Practices, Individual Development
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Abilock, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Outlines myths about gifted readers. Suggests that librarians are vital in nurturing gifted children by developing collections which respond to high abilities and diverse intelligences while honoring the chronological age of these readers, by creating responsive learning environments and using flexible teaching strategies, and by supporting…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Childhood Needs, Educational Environment, Gifted