Now that I’m tidying up from a year-end reading binge, it’s time to clear out some of my saved links on Twitter and in my RSS feed. Lucky you!
Books, Reading, Etc.
- Thinking about your collection? Ponder Why YA Lit Matters to Everyone and What’s New About New Adult
- If last year’s summer reading list didn’t include these 23 books, perhaps they’ll make 2013’s (or maybe a display of “catch up on last year’s best reads”?). And speaking of displays, do you use Pinterest or Riffle?
- One of my new favorite “what do I read next?”/collection development sites: LibraryReads
- We’re thinking of moving from Dewey to LC in our non-ficiton… but what about rethinking our fiction section?
- Conversations we should repeatedly have with students: who are you online? How do you clean up your social media profile before applying for college (or a job)? LITA’s Top Tech Trends discussed privacy and has some hints to share with students. Oh, and in case you missed it, Facebook does track non-users.
- I know three schools with (or starting) Health and Wellness programs. Let’s teach the skill of concentration and mindfulness.
- I’m getting a certificate in e-learning, and many schools are asking teachers to explore teaching online; here’s a course template and a post with links to free callouts to help get your juices flowing (though let’s not forget the value of blended learning). It’s also interesting to think about these oxymorons in 21st century learning.
- Much as I don’t trust Pew’s research methodology, this report on library experiences and expectations is worth reading.
- The introvert/extrovert discussion goes on: how to survive as an introverted teacher.
- As the start of this post says, “When I find a really interesting new blog, I often find myself reading six months or more of postings at a time. ” – so I’m busy with Ebook Glue!
- Why writing with our hand is still important (part of the discussion any school should have when going 1:1 with computers [tablets or laptops]).
- In keeping with my webinar and Digital Literacy chapter, here’s more on how to help students use Twitter to write papers.
- End-of-year tidying? Think about curation. And personal digital archiving.
- Brilliant idea for research/reader’s advisory meetings with students – use Calendly
- Considering 23 Things? What about 10 Mobile Things?
- If you haven’t seen this yet, here’s a great infographic about 12 Things I’m Doing When You Think All is Shhhh
- Just for fun: Shakespeare’s characters as a London Tube map and Litographics posters and t-shirts (via)