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Connecting To Voices Around The World Through Books and Music February 27, 2018

  contributed by Shannon McClintock Miller   Music and Books Bring Us Together A few weeks ago, my family and I traveled to Chennai, India, for the ECIS Librarian Conference at the American International School of Chennai. There were librarians from over 50 countries at the conference. It was wonderful being able to connect and […]

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5 Ways to Boost Usage of Your Digital Collection February 21, 2018

  Contributed by Shannon McClintock Miller   A digital collection is an essential part of today’s school library. Not only does it support our future ready students by ensuring equitable digital access to information and resources, it also empowers student voice, inquiry, and creativity through a variety of platforms and tools.     As a […]

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Behind the Music: How Music Enhances the Text February 3, 2018

Contributed by Elizabeth Draper, Cantata Learning Music Director   Music can be used in many ways to enhance text. As Music Director for Cantata Learning, I have had great pleasure of deciding how best to set books to music. Some questions I ask myself when considering how a song should sound include: • What genre would best fit […]

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Celebrate Diversity with Cantata Learning January 22, 2018

Contributed by Shannon McClintock Miller There are several special days throughout the year that bring so much happiness and love to our libraries, classrooms, communities and homes. One of my favorites to kick off the new year is Multicultural Children’s Book Day, which is on January 27. 2018.       The mission of Multicultural Children’s Book […]

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5 Fun & Engaging Ways to Display Cantata Learning January 13, 2018

contributed by Shannon McClintock Miller   This is one of my most favorite times of year. Not only is it a new year, it is also time for us to celebrate lots of new books coming to our libraries and classrooms.   In fact, I couldn’t be more excited about the 32 new ones Cantata […]

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