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the best of both worlds | Open Book reblog

http://jacquelinevandyk.ca/the-best-of-both-worlds/   “…After all, it’s the on-the-ground work with users that is the essence of library service. It’s where individuals receive the help they need to further their own goals. It’s why we’re all so passionate about libraries! Polarities give … Continue reading

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My first experiences with bring your own technology

My first experiences with bring your own technology.  Based on my last project, I don’t know that my students are ready for BYOT. I don’t mean it was not successful in my classroom. I believe that the students do not … Continue reading

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Out in the cold- an animated photo story

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National high school graduation rates at a four-decade high – The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/national-high-school-graduation-rates-at-a-four-decade-high/2013/01/21/012cd7da-63e7-11e2-85f5-a8a9228e55e7_story.html Graduation rates improved for every race and ethnicity in 2010, but gaps among racial groups persist. Asian students had the highest graduation rate, with 93 percent of students finishing high school on time. White students followed with an 83 … Continue reading

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Parents turn Canadian students into world-class readers – The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/parents-turn-canadian-students-into-world-class-readers/article6187697/ “…The study chooses Grade 4 as a transition point in students’ growth, when they’ve learned to read and now use reading to learn. And it distinguishes between types of reading – Canada and the United States do better at … Continue reading

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Plagiarism & Paraphrasing: “Read, Flip, and Write!”

http://www.bctela.ca/blog/plagiarism-paraphrasing-“read-flip-and-write” From BCTELA: “…Plagiarism & Paraphrasing: “Read, Flip, and Write!” Guest Post by Ben Pare Program Consultant: Literacy Burnaby School District Does this sound familiar? You’re up late reading student essays when suddenly you come across a student who has … Continue reading

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