November 21, 2017

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Sticky research metaphors?

This holiday weekend I bumped into a former student at the mall.  And she said, Thank you, Dr. V., for the metaphors. I’ve been keeping them in mind at college. When I looked at her puzzled, she reminded me of a couple of the goofy things I regularly say to make teenage sense of the […]

Sticky research metaphors?

This holiday weekend I bumped into a former student at the mall.  And she said, Thank you, Dr. V., for the metaphors. I’ve been keeping them in mind at college.
When I looked at her puzzled, she reminded me of a couple of the goofy things I regularly say to make teenage sense of the research […]

Wikipedia and JSTOR partner

In a Wikimedia blog post this week, Steven Walling shared news of an exciting partnership. JSTOR, that non-profit consortium-based database, beloved by high school and college students everywhere for its scholarly, authoritative content, will now provide the 100 most active Wikipedia editors with free access to the complete archive collections on JSTOR, including more than […]

Wikipedia and JSTOR partner

In a Wikimedia blog post this week, Steven Walling shared news of an exciting partnership.
JSTOR, that non-profit consortium-based database, beloved by high school and college students everywhere for its scholarly, authoritative content, will now provide the 100 most active Wikipedia editors with
free access to the complete archive collections on JSTOR, including more than 1,600 […]

New from Pew: How Teens do Research in the Digital World

This morning, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released How Teens Do Research in the Digital World.
This one really speaks to the need for digital literacy skills and the type of instruction we are all about.
Conducted by Pew, in collaboration with the College Board and the National Writing Project, the […]

SLJ Summit 2012: Full-Time School Librarians Boost Student Test Scores in Reading, Writing, Says PA Report

Access to a full-time school librarian increases test scores, closes the achievement gap, and improves writing skills, according to a new study of Pennsylvania public schools announced at the start of SLJ’s Leadership Summit.