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October 22, 2014

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The True Cost of Free Internet Services | Next Big Thing

The True Cost of Free Internet Services | Next Big Thing

We must be willing to pay for Internet products that enhance learning.

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The Trouble With Teen Programming

Forget centralized programming, adapted kid activities, and advisory boards. Teen activities should be patron-driven, dynamic, and constantly in flux.

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October Starred Reviews

Travel to an English boarding school with wild tomboy Will in Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, learn how Roget determined The Right Word, and listen to The Girls in the Band with the October stars, which offer the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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Opinion: State Legislation and Parent Advocates Must Bridge Skills Gap

With information literacy among the top five skills that employers look for in potential hires, according to a recent report, Sarah Darer Littman argues that it is not just state regulation supporting the hiring of certified media specialists that will bridge the skills gap—but the advocacy of parents.





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Rosen Publishing Acquires Nonfiction Children’s Publisher Enslow

Today, Rosen Publishing announced its acquisition of nonfiction children and young adult book publisher Enslow Publishers, Inc.

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Games Make Inroads into the Classroom

Digital games are establishing a strong presence in K–8 classrooms, according to a study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. Almost three quarters of 700 U.S. teachers surveyed use digital games for instruction.

The True Cost of Free Internet Services | Next Big Thing

The True Cost of Free Internet Services | Next Big Thing

We must be willing to pay for Internet products that enhance learning.

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SLJ Debuts ‘Fuse #8 TV’

Betsy Bird has a TV show. Spinning off Bird’s blog “A Fuse #8 Production” on School Library Journal, “Fuse 8 TV” is a monthly webcast hosted by Bird—and the first episode is now available.

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Q & A: Hervé Tullet on How He Works, Why He Got into Children’s Books, and His Mix It Up Tour

Masterful children’s author and illustrator Hervé Tullet talks to SLJ about taking his creative process to schools and libraries in his latest Mix It Up tour that hit Brooklyn Public Library on October 19.

Adobe’s Lax Security Raises Concerns About Student Privacy

Adobe’s Lax Security Raises Concerns About Student Privacy

Privacy around what students read, along with other personal data, may be at risk due to software giant Adobe’s transmission of the data without encryption. Student rights are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the confidentiality of student records.

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Opinion: State Legislation and Parent Advocates Must Bridge Skills Gap

With information literacy among the top five skills that employers look for in potential hires, according to a recent report, Sarah Darer Littman argues that it is not just state regulation supporting the hiring of certified media specialists that will bridge the skills gap—but the advocacy of parents.

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The Five Coolest Things at New York Comic Con 2014

The best stuff at New York Comic Con included Wonder Woman, manga, science, and more. Plus: an official anti-harassment statement gave women attendees and cosplayers reason to cheer.

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Ebooks are here to stay, and the offerings geared toward young children expand every day. Still, the debate about their use among early learners rages on. What is the case for and against ebooks in supporting early literacy? And what about screen time? Two sides weigh in.


Webcasts

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21st Century Approach to Test Preparation – ACT/SAT/Advanced Placement

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Join this informative webinar to review trends and learn about how online study tools that adapt to a student’s study habits and schedules lead to success for not only the student – but also the school and community! Two featured services will include ePrep (ACT/SAT Prep) and BenchPrep (AP and advance course study.)
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Keeping Libraries Relevant: Using Technology • Understanding Informational Text • Improving Literacy

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Elementary and middle school libraries have always been a central location for learning and resources. With the changing educational standards and the growing use of technology, libraries are growing and changing as well. Join Rourke and our expert panelists as we discuss how technology, informational text, and literacy are the keys to keeping libraries relevant for students and teachers.
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Fiction & Nonfiction for Middle and High School Readers

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us a for an exclusive free preview of upcoming fiction and nonfiction titles that will appeal to your Middle and High School readers. With topics ranging from the former Soviet Union and medieval times to cell phones and video games, there will be plenty of new and existing series titles to get excited about. Register Now!

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Pictures of the Week: “Take Your Child to Work Day” at School Library Journal

While the official “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” isn’t for a few months, the kids of SLJ/LJ staffers visited our offices on Monday, October 13 for a day of arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and creative tech fun. One of the many highlights of the day? They had their own SLJ cover shoot.

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