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Paganelli, Andrea – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Storytime is an important fixture in many school libraries that helps foster students' reading abilities. With a history of success, why would librarians want to alter storytime by incorporating technology? This article discusses how Laura Fleming, a long-time school librarian, addressed decreased student engagement in traditional reading…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, School Libraries, Reading Ability
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Harada, Violet; Kim, Linda – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Considers how school library media specialists can collaborate with teachers to transform conventional topical units into problem-based projects and gives examples from classrooms in Hawaii. Highlights include focusing on real-life problems; seeking and using information for the projects; hands-on learning; student roles in making decisions; and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Seeking
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Karwoski, Gail Langer – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Suggests activities that school library media specialists can use to encourage students to think of history as fun and relevant and to want to read history books. Discusses heroism in poems and songs; writing poems based on historical figures; biographies; limericks; and publishing student writings on parchment paper. (LRW)
Descriptors: Biographies, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Learning Activities
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English, Nancy; Hanks, Ruth – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Considers the roles of teachers and school librarians in comparison to J. K. Rowling's muggles and wizards in the Harry Potter books. Presents a technology assessment tool that asks teachers what skills they would like the library to provide to support curriculum, including reference, technology, literacy, and collaborative learning, and provides…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Learning Resources Centers
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Scales, Pat – Knowledge Quest, 2000
Discussion of censorship against books in public and school libraries focuses on intellectual freedom; First Amendment rights; and curriculum development to include lessons on the First Amendment. Offers suggestions for activities focusing on censorship and banned books. (LRW)
Descriptors: Censorship, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Freedom
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Bush, Gail – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Discusses ways that library media specialists can influence lifelong learning habits by collaborating with teachers on projects and activities that incorporate real-life applications. Based on readings from the whole-language philosophy and school-reform movement, presents examples from a high school; the examples stress authentic learning…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, High Schools, Learning Activities, Learning Resources Centers