November 17, 2017

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Reimagined Cover Art for Classic Books Coming to Schools, Libraries Nationwide

Schools and libraries can play host to the Recovering the Classics exhibit of re-imagined covers of well-loved novels such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Call of the Wild.

Participate: curating with communities

I’ve added a new platform to my list of curation favorites.  The Participate Learning search engine offers access to thousands of educator-vetted K12 learning resources–apps, videos, and websites. Apps, for both iOS and Android, as well as other learning resources, are browsable and searchable by keyword, category, or standard.  Searches may be filtered by whether […]

Patrick Ness Raised $1 Million for Refugees. But Don’t Call Him a Saint.

The YA author rallied 6,783 donors, including fellow authors, to contribute to his relief campaign for the global refugee crisis. Ness says that he just got “pissed off about 30 seconds before anyone else did.”

The Clock is Ticking!

Once upon a time, we went to a pond and started kissing frogs. This year, the pond is large, the frogs are many, and (ALA Mid) winter is closing in. There’s no way we’re kissing them all, so we have some hard decisions to make. In an ideal world, every frog published between January and […]

Celebrate the Freedom to Read: Helping Michelle crowd source this great BBW resource

It’s Banned Books Week.  Michelle Luhtala shares a crowd-sourced project that will help us promote censorship awareness as we pool our efforts to create a project with far and lasting reach. Michelle proposes that we work together and contribute to a Challenged Books Slide Show. She explain explains the back story: This project began when […]

Map of Life goes mobile

This app is going to make travel, field trips, birdwatching and walks in the woods, on the beach and in the park way more fun. One of my very favorite examples of crowd-sourced reference sites has been Yale University’s Map of Life . Using a wide variety of data sources,  the biodiversity project endeavors to provide […]

Designing a Library, via Listserv

A school librarian assembles a “must-have” library design wish list with crowdsourced recommendations.