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Volume 10, Issue 11
March 13, 2012
eBooks in School Libraries Part 2: Digital Ethics
In working with students, a school librarian regularly incorporates "teachable moments" about appropriate and ethical use of digital content.
Fundraiser Review: Box Tops 4 Education
This easy program encourages families to collect Box Top labels from common grocery items.
Why Schools Need PR
Read this EdWorld Community blog post to learn why PR is something schools can use not only in a crisis, but also when there's good news to share.
Site Review: Class Wish
This site empowers parents, educators, and local communities to make a positive change in children's lives by providing them with the supplies they need.
New Journal to Publish Research Reviews
Wiley-Blackwell will publish the prestigious British Educational Research Journal, as well as a new journal that will synthesize important findings.
Getting Ready for the Big Test
Taking a page from the athletics handbook, schools are using pep rallies to alleviate students' stress surrounding state tests.
Explore the Education World Community
The new Education World Community, a FREE professional network for educators, offers teachers and administrators the opportunity to meaningfully interact with others in the field. If you haven't already, be sure to check out this powerful resource.
In addition to featuring timely discussion groups, the Community platform allows educators to upload lesson plans, worksheets and other tools. The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) group provides opportunities to learn from others who are using this powerful prevention and intervention framework in their schools.
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