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"Content that might be of interest to Teacher-Librarians..."


▶ Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A CSLA Film

What we do...
This advocacy film about California teacher librarians illustrates how we nurture student interests, integrate technology, teach information literacy, prepare students to be college and career ready, and can provide professional development to faculty and staff at our school sites and for our school districts.


The 100 Best Children’s and YA Mysteries of the Past 10 Years

Something for every sleuth-in-training
"As we did with the 101 Best Crime Novels of the Past Decade list for adults, we have collected Booklist's top 100 mysteries for youth reviewed over the past decade, from 2006–2015. Given the variety across genres and age groups, there's sure to be something for every sleuth-in-training, from junior private eyes to the most hard-boiled teen detectives."


Sharing Traditional Fiddle Tunes

Valse-Clog De Joseph Guilmette
The Session is a place to listen to, upload/download and comment on traditional fiddle tunes taken from a variety of backgrounds. Songs are uploaded as ABC files, but you can also view them as sheet music and listen to them as MIDI files.

This can be a great way to bring traditional music into the classroom, especially for recorder classes. Membership is free, and members can collect tunes and add them to a virtual tunebook. (The tunebook is really just a list of tunes that you have selected.) You can download the entire tunebook as a single ABC file. You can also listen to selected musicians via Spotify!


Les 100 livres de 2015

Will you be reading in French this summer?
For francophones and francophiles, Renaud-Bray books has published a list of the "most striking" books of 2015. Most are not for students, but if you want to read what other people are reading in French, check out the selection. "Bonne lecture!"


ELL news articles - Jellybeanscoop

High interest, low vocab, leveled non-fiction.
Jellybeanscoop is a free source of leveled articles. The site contains high interest, low vocab, leveled non-fiction (4 different levels) complete with an audio reading. The articles are suitable for intermediate to middle school students. (There is an option to pay a membership fee in order to get a "study program" with tests, comprehension questions, etc., but that is not necessary to read or hear the articles.) - Thanks DT for the heads-up


Wonder Tech Workshop | Camp Wonderopolis

Welcome to Wonder Tech Workshop!
Camp Wonderopolis offers 42 exciting units of STEM-based Wonders covering six topics ranging from sports to health and technology. Each lesson includes informational text discussing a curious question, an interactive vocabulary study, a video and photo gallery, related activities to extend the Wonder, and a quiz with a chance to earn a Wonder Card. Recommended reading lists and step-by-step instructions for at-home Maker activities are also included. (Complete FAQ here.)


The latest from Infotopia

Monthly Newsletter - July

The July infotopia newsletter is out, with links to summer reading resources and some handy search tips for finding specific filetypes on the Infotopia site.