15 Resources for Teaching Hour of Code Online in December

15 Resources for Teaching Hour of Code Online in December

Use these tools to engage students of every age in Hour of Code, planned for the week of December 7-13.

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The World That Raised Us Killed Us: Miles McKenna Discusses How J.K. Rowling's Anti-Transgender Platform Harms Young Readers

Miles McKenna, Nov 02, 2020
Miles McKenna, actor and author of Out!: How To Be Your Authentic Self (Abrams/Amulet; Gr 8 Up) reflects on his childhood love of reading and J.K. Rowling's recent anti-transgender social media posts.

My Top 20 Books of 2020 | Read Woke

Cicely Lewis, Nov 05, 2020
It's been a long year. And a great one for books.

A Diwali Wish

Nidhi Chanani, Nov 16, 2020
Nidhi Chanani, illustrator of Binny's Diwali, reflects on the Hindu festival of lights that is celebrated in different ways globally.

Get the Most Out of Zoom, Nearpod, Biblionasium, and Other Tools While Teaching Remotely

Lauren J. Young, Nov 11, 2020
Innovative ways to use technology to keep students engaged and on track during the pandemic.

SLJ Staff, Apr 23, 2020
More than 1,000 librarians responded to School Library Journal's survey, offering insight into the profession during remote learning forced by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here is the full report on our findings.

SLJ Staff, Apr 23, 2020
When it comes to a schedule for school from home, how does it compare to the traditional schedule and curriculum? It's a mix, according to School Library Journal's survey of  K-12 librarians, fielded from April 2 to April 12.

SLJ staff, Apr 23, 2020
When it comes to getting materials returned to the library, most librarians don't appear all that concerned, found School Library Journal's survey. In fact, 48 percent haven't made a plan for that.

 

Kathy Ishizuka, Apr 23, 2020
For educators, a lot has changed amid a global pandemic—and at the same time, much hasn’t. 
 

Kara Yorio, Jan 28, 2020
Lee & Low Books' Diversity Baseline Survey 2.0 shows the publishing industry has not become measurably more inclusive since 2015.

SLJ Staff, Feb 28, 2020
The discussions in the spring set of free, one-hour professional development programs will tackle serving striving readers, information inequity, and news literacy.

 

SLJ Staff, Jan 31, 2019
On the Diverse Books Survey page, users can access related content, newly updated, as well as our Diverse Books Survey report.

Kara Yorio, Oct 24, 2018
While in the minority, the SLJ Diverse Books Survey reveals some librarians are declining to purchase books with diverse characters to avoid a challenge.

Cicely Lewis, Nov 05, 2020
It's been a long year. And a great one for books.

These podcasts impart skills for dealing with big feelings, like isolation, loss, and anxiety through a variety of techniques, some directly related to SEL curricula. Parents can benefit, too.

Whether you are a media specialist seeking excellent additions to your collection or titles to recommend, or an educator seeking gold for both remote and in-person learning, you’ll find plenty of options here, with accurate and authentic books by and about Native Americans and First Nations people.

Whether you are a media specialist seeking excellent additions to your collection or titles to recommend, or an educator seeking gold for both remote and in-person learning, you’ll find plenty of options here, with accurate and authentic books by and about Native Americans and First Nations people.

Brigid Alverson, Oct 29, 2020
From the very beginning, comics have been a part of the Star Wars franchise. Check out these intergalactic must-read manga titles for teens.

SLJ Staff, Oct 06, 2020
The finalists for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature have been announced. Here are the SLJ reviews. 

Travis Jonker, Nov 02, 2020
The more comics, the merrier.

The post It’s a Comics Explosion appeared first on 100 Scope Notes.

Can high-quality early learning be delivered via screen? Best practices from librarians during this “new normal.”
 
Brigid Alverson, Oct 29, 2020
From the very beginning, comics have been a part of the Star Wars franchise. Check out these intergalactic must-read manga titles for teens.

SLJ Staff, Oct 28, 2020
Though debates abound about whether graphic novel adaptations can live up to their source material, readers don't need to choose; these titles, aimed at a variety of readers, can be read alongside the original works for enhanced understanding.

Brigid Alverson, Sep 21, 2020
A roundup of manga covering a range of sports, from soccer and basketball to ice skating and volleball. Most geared for grades 8 and up.

Brigid Alverson, Oct 29, 2020
From the very beginning, comics have been a part of the Star Wars franchise. Check out these intergalactic must-read manga titles for teens.

Brigid Alverson, Oct 27, 2020
In the latest installment of "Stellar Panels," Brigid Alverson recommends graphic works that use the medium to teach how government works and how to change it.

Mahnaz Dar, Sep 22, 2020
Beetle and the Hollowbones author Aliza Layne fills SLJ in on the challenges of creating a character who doesn’t talk, how she balanced sweet and spooky elements, and her hopes for the graphic novel medium.

SLJ staff, Nov 10, 2020
Fans of Nathan Hale can cross the country alongside the best-selling author this month. With stops from Boston to Honolulu, the virtual tour celebrates Blades of Freedombook 10 in Hale’s "Hazardous Tales" series of graphic novels.

Joyce Valenza, Nov 01, 2020
It's not the web it used to be and our traditional approaches to teaching about it no longer make sense. In fact, we teach strategies that often fail our students.

The post Enough with the CRAAP: We’re just not doing it right appeared first on NeverEndingSearch.

Steven Engelfried, Nov 02, 2020
Can you name your top children's books of the year so far? On Heavy Medal we're following the Newbery process of inviting each reader to nominate a total of seven books over the course of our Mock Awards process. November nominations are now open, so it's time to put forward two of your top seven, which is not easy to do in a year with so many stellar titles.

The post Narrowing Down the Newbery List: Choose two for November appeared first on Heavy Medal.

Kathy Ishizuka, Nov 02, 2020
Serving on the front lines, engaging with the public, libraries can be a critical asset to mental health.   

Kathy Ishizuka, Sep 30, 2020
Here we are. Well into a new school year—sort of. The fall has brought no relief from uncertainty, and we have a ways to go. So we asked, and Jarrett Krosoczka and Jerry Craft were on board to illustrate our October 2020 issue.

Karen Jensen, TLT, Nov 01, 2020
My daughters and I spent the pandemic binge watching Schitt's Creek. Here's what it meant to us.

The post Sunday Reflections: A Love Letter to Alexis Rose from Schitt’s Creek appeared first on Teen Librarian Toolbox.

Moni Barrette, Oct 01, 2020
“Honestly, I think learning loss is the least of our worries. It’s essential to give them space to talk about how they are feeling. If things are falling apart, we have to take care of them rather than push on with a lesson.” —”In This Together: School Librarians Help Address Learning Loss, Upheaval,” SLJ It’s […]

The post You’re Not Alone in Feeling Alone appeared first on Good Comics for Kids.

Miles McKenna, Nov 02, 2020
Miles McKenna, actor and author of Out!: How To Be Your Authentic Self (Abrams/Amulet; Gr 8 Up) reflects on his childhood love of reading and J.K. Rowling's recent anti-transgender social media posts.

Melanie Kletter, Oct 06, 2020
A New York City parent and educator who is one of four siblings with school-aged children discusses her family's different options and struggle to make the best choices for their kids for the 2020-21 school year.

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