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Keyword Searching Global News by Region

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As a librarian, I consistently encourage my students to seek various perspectives while researching.  While political, military, and religious perspectives are important, the most common perspective that they are likely to search is a differing cultural perspective.   284 more words

Nature of Crime

SPF reported an overall increase in crime last year of 7.4% last year. It’s easy raise alarm and say the police aren’t doing their job, but statistics should be interpreted more carefully before such generalizations can be made. 41 more words


Back to the past in future...

We have an entire set of iPads, I am so grateful, and we use them all the, all the time. And a beautiful SMART board too. 451 more words

Class Management


The joy of research now is the speed it can be undertaken, and that much of it can be done from the warmth of your own flat/house.   71 more words

Research Skills

I Love Homework

I’m in the second semester at the University of Chicago’s Writers Studio. We have a great teacher—Kevin Davis. During our first night he had classmates interviewing each other for 10 minutes about a memorable holiday moment, and then he asked us to write a scene about it. 547 more words


Library Lessons: Jan 12-16, 2015 - Keats, Communities, Databases

Week 18!

Kindergarten:  Week 2 of the Ezra Jack Keats author study.

Students are making connections (to self and text) as well as examining how Peter grows and changes over time.   419 more words

Picture Books

My Top 5 PhD Playlist (or, Five Minutes of Procrastination)

What music do you listen to as you work?

For me, anything goes for emails or repetitive tasks. But for work which needs sustained thought, I need to avoid music which might intrude – either with lyrics which distract from what I’m reading/writing, or simply because it’s so wonderful I can’t let it fade into the background. 287 more words