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Dotson, Kaye B.; Clark, Christine – Knowledge Quest, 2015
Using technology in the classroom for learning is no longer new and innovative; it is expected and even demanded. K-12 teachers have a responsibility to employ technology tools in multiple ways to teach and foster students' development of 21st-century skills and enhance researching, learning, and creating. School librarians can be instrumental in…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Education, Technological Literacy, School Libraries
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Tucker, Jessica Fink – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Proud Readers Own What's Learned (PROWL) was developed out of the need to find an engaging, creative process for readers to express what they have read and, frankly, to let teachers see that the students actually read the books. In other more prescriptive reading programs students can go through the motions and actually pass tests without having…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Improvement, Library Services, Program Descriptions
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Pipkin, Ann Marie; Bansbach, Jay – Knowledge Quest, 2009
In this article, the authors provide an overview of what can be expected at the AASL 14th National Conference and Exhibition. The Conference Committee and AASL staff have focused on designing a conference to help all school library media specialists with the implementation of the new standards, raising the level of learning in school library media…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, Conferences (Gatherings), School Libraries, Workshops
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Follos, Alison M. G.; Rubin, Ellen – Knowledge Quest, 2009
This article introduces various writers, including Laurie Halse Anderson, Linda Sue Park, Richard Peck, James Patterson, and Charles R. Smith, Jr., who will give their presentations at the 2009 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition in Charlotte. This November the AASL National Conference and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Authors, Conferences (Gatherings), Awards
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Westman, Gretchen Daub – Knowledge Quest, 2008
In fourth grade, North Carolina students are required to write their own personal narratives. The teachers felt that telling a story would be a great stepping stone toward writing one. Rather than focusing on grammar and the mechanics of writing, students could focus on story development and creativity. In this article, the author describes how…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Creativity
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Lowe, Karen R. – Knowledge Quest, 2001
Discusses the alignment of resources, including textbooks, instructional materials, and school library media center resources, to the curriculum based on experiences in North Carolina. Explains resource alignment and considers assessing the library collection, discarding materials, identifying gaps in curriculum support, writing a collection…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education