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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on November 6, 2013

Three new ASCD Arias have been added recently.

Teaching with tablets : how do I integrate tablets with effective instruction? by Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, Alex Gonzalez.

Grading and group work : how do I assess individual learning when students work together? by Susan M. Brookhart.

Fostering grit : how do I prepare my students for the real world? by Thomas R. Hoerr.

PLUS the following four titles :

Succeeding with inquiry in science and math classrooms, by Jeff C. Marshall.

Powerful problem solving : activities for sense making with the mathematical practices, by Max Ray of The Math Forum @ Drexel.

School library makerspaces Grades 6-12, by Leslie B. Preddy.  ” A school library makerspace can provide patrons with a place for learning, doing, and creating.  It offers a location for tackling inventions, fine arts, crafts, industrial technology, hobbies, e-textiles, foodcrafting, DIY couture, fabrication, upcycling, and STEM right in the middle of the information gateway – the library” (Back cover).

Connecting comprehension & technology : adapt and extend toolkit practices, by Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis, Katie Muhtaris and Kristen Ziemke.

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Collaboration and Social Interaction

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 23, 2013

Guided inquiry design : a framework for inquiry in your school, by Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann K. Caspari.  370.154 KUH.

Presents a framework for changing the culture of the school into a collaborative inquiry community.    The Guided Inquiry process has eight phases: open, immerse, explore, identify, gather, create, share, and evaluate.  Students use museum resources on the web and in their community to engage in the real, interesting problems and questions that scientists, historians, and researchers are grappling with to understand our world. Arranged and organized to be a practical tool for implementing Guided Inquiry in school.

The Learning Commons : seven simple steps to transform your library, by Pamela Colburn Harland.  027.8 HAR.

The seven simple steps will streamline your library users’ information seeking and processing methods, provide your users with the ability to adapt easily to the future, and encourage all of your faculty and staff to work together. Includes photographs and concrete examples of the suggested strategies ; checklists at the end of each chapter serve as indicators for measuring progress.

Seven steps to an award-winning school library program, by Ann M. Martin.   Revised, second edition. 027.8 MAR

The “ultimate user’s guide for undertaking a critical examination of where a program is, and determining how to develop a collaborative approach to take it to where it should be, and beyond!”  Covers all the bases and goes step-by-step through the process.

iPADS in the library :  using tablet technology to enhance programs for all ages, by Joel A. Nichols. 025.50285 NIC

Outlines six compelling arguments for IPADS in the library : provide flexibility, are easy to use, iPads-and other tablets are books, relatively affordable, have iOS and hardware integration, and are popular.  This work contains library program ideas that incorporate tablet technology.  Each program plan is structured with goals, apps, planning notes, other required and optional books and materials, and step-by-step instructions.

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Enhancing teaching and learning : a leadership guide for school librarians, Third edition, by Jean Donham.  027.80973 DON.

Expands previous editions showing how school library professionals can effect change in their library programs by integrating these programs into the school’s overall instructional plan with collaboration between the library professional, school administrators, and the teaching staff.  Revised and updated with real-life examples of issues in school librarianship, current statics and research results on early learning, child poverty, and other topics.  A new chapter has been added on the “virtual school library”

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Reference skills for the school librarian : tools and tips, Third edition by Ann Morrow Riedling, Loretta Shake, and Cynthia Houston.  025.52778 RIE

Continues to provide essential information on reference in the school library.  Written for K-12 Librarians.  Presents helpful tools and easily applied strategies.  This textbook teaches basic reference processes, sources, services, and skills,  Provides authentic, real-world school library media reference scenarios, and exercises.  Includes terminology, techniques, research processes and models, with evaluation and selection strategies.

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Collaborating for inquiry-based learning : school librarians and teachers partner for student achievement, by Virginia L. Wallace and Whitney Norwood Husid.  371.3 WAL

Provides a step-by-step guide to collaborative lesson planning that promotes inquiry learning among students of various ages and abilities.  Directed at collaborative research projects that take advantage of the individual strengths of classroom teachers and school librarians.  The model can be used to create inquiry-based units that include prior knowledge ; higher-order thinking skills, essential  questions, information-search skills, research models, authentic assessments, rubrics, and reflection.  The guide also addresses student variables, standards, increased information literacy, and integration of Web 2.0 tools.

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It’s a Book

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 9, 2010

It’s a Book

In a world where actual books are slowly being replaced by electronic ones, this wry commentary is timely. A monkey is quietly enjoying a book when a donkey sits down with his computer. The donkey proceeds to ask lots of annoying questions about the book, wondering if it can tweet or blog or scroll. The monkey gets more and more irritated, but soon, something surprising happens. With delightful, clever illustrations.

Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes

Introduce readers to the world of genres with Joe Bright and seven diminutive dudes! This fractured fairy tale puts a fun twist on the story of Snow White.

Each and every day, Stella the master storyteller poses a single question to her magic storybook: “Storybook, storybook, carved upon the chair, who is the storyteller extraordinaire?” And each and every day, the book replies,“You, Stella, are a great story tella!” But one fateful day, the magic storybook has a different answer for his powerful owner: “You, Stella, are talented it’s true, but Joe Bright is quite a storyteller, too.” Stella is enraged by the news of a talented newcomer, and so begins this delightful fractured fairy tale of a miffed storytelling enchantress, the winsome Joe Bright and the delightful seven genre dudes, whose memorable personalities and penchant for books of all kinds ultimately save the day for storytelling audiences throughout the kingdom.

With comprehensive library lessons and vibrant illustrations, this charming picture book will have students remembering Joe Bright—and literary genres—happily ever after!

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Simply Beautiful: Middle School Edition (DVD)

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 10, 2009

In Simply Beautiful: Middle School Edition, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (better known as “The Sisters”) bring their innovative and fun design ideas to a middle school library and a seventh grade classroom. In the library makeover, tweens and teens work with the librarian and principal to help organize books, move furniture, and put a personal stamp on the environment with their art and reading interests. In the classroom makeover, Gail and Joan help young teacher Erinn deal with the challenges of a cramped classroom which has no storage cabinets.  This dvd is available through the Terry James Video Library.

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Library 101

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 22, 2008

This well organized handbook is a must have for new and inexperienced school librarians as they open new schools or take on that first job. It will also serve as a source of information for library professionals in guiding their clerical staff and student and parent volunteers. The handbook covers everything from library management systems to budgeting, television production, and how to collaborate with teachers. Current issues in the field (LMS role as a reading teacher and LMS role in assessment of student learning) are discussed.

The Terry James Resource Library is a source for many books and journals related to library management and maintenance.

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