National Photography Month

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May is National Photography Month. This observance began in 1987 as Congress recognized the role that photography plays in society. With the development of smartphones, the number of pictures taken has increased far beyond the number taken previously using film. This chart illustrates the rapid increase in photos taken each year.  Educators understand the value of using … read more »


School Librarians and Digital Citizenship

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Teaching Digital Citizenship…..whose responsibility is it? School librarians today take on many roles in the digital world. They are leading the way in the conversation around teaching digital citizenship in their schools and districts. From compiling resources for their students to teaching digital citizenship to promoting digital citizenship, school librarians are at the forefront. Digital … read more »


Digital Citizenship Week

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Each year during the third week of October, schools set aside time to emphasize and teach the importance of good digital citizenship and methods to help students become responsible digital citizens. In addition to understanding appropriate online behavior, raising awareness of proper online behavior teaches students essential skills in critical thinking, leadership, and relevant social … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Digital Self-Regulation

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Today is World Health Day. This year’s theme asks us to recognize the value of nurses. It’s an incredibly timely and wonderful theme that encourages us to remember those who are on the front line as we navigate through our public health crises. One of the best ways that we can honor them is to practice … read more »


Citing Media Sources for School Projects

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Citing sources for school projects has changed in some ways over time and stayed the same in others. The styles like MLA (the most widely used in K-12 school projects), APA, Chicago, Harvard, AMA, etc. still exist, their biggest changes being additions to the types of sources that need citing in the digital age. The … read more »