Found this wonderful share on Shannon Miller's Facebook page. I think you'll find great ways to make use of these Random Act of Kindness cards generously shared by Okie Miller on her blog, One School LIbrarian. Read on down as she also shares a form for a bookmark contest she uses during School Library Month (of Love of Reading Month or many other special literacy occasions). If you're not following Shannon on Facebook already I hope you'll consider doing so. The information made available is so useful for our jobs. Katie
Thank you, Shannon Miller, for sharing this MindShift post about sources of great educational videos. Those of you building resource pages for specific assignments or classes should check it out. Some great sites for sources of educational videos from the likes of mathematician Vi Hart the folks at Sick Science but also evaluation criteria to use in judging the quality of a video. Items like a clear topic or objective stated up front; accuracy of content; creator identified; balance between education and entertainment; wrap-up or summary. Katie
I'm pleased to be able to share access to Shannon Miller's Keynote address at AKLA 2013- Be The Change You Want To See In The World and it's a gold mine of information. Shannon is the Energizer Bunny of school librarians but full of tips and tricks for starting out slow and gradually adding to your repertoire of digital tools. In her afternoon session, Empower Your Students to Create Connect and Collaborate With Each Other, she took the time to walk folks through setting up Tweet Deck to make Twitter a manageable tool. That little tip alone was huge for us Twitter challenged folk. She also shared her 2012-13 K-12 Digital Citizenship, Technology, Library Science Curriculum and said anyone was welcome to utilize it, just give her credit. She also said she keeps improving it so check back often. I hope you'll all take a moment to check out what Shannon has to share.
One of our star teachers, Molly Sherman, turned me on to this wonderful resource titled Books That Heal Kids. Maintained by an elementary school counselor with a passion for bibliotherapy, the site provides recommended titles for a large array of issues from anger, anxiety and boredom to the Golden Rule, lying, rejection, sibling rivalry, tattling and verbal abuse. I know you all have had teachers or parents come in asking for a good book to help address a particular situation and been at a loss to come up with a title, perhaps only because your busy at the time with other demands. I'd recommend having this website bookmarked on your toolbar. I plan to! Katie
Richard Byrne at the Free Technology For Teachers blog is sharing a great poster with
Ten Techniques to Make Yourself a Google Search Star.
Think about sharing this with your students (and staff) and posting it in your library. Katie
Elizabeth Bird has collection an amazing cross section of short videos for this SLJ blog post. I hope you'll find them as entertaining as I did and that you'll share them with your students. I"m sure you have many students who are every bit as creative. Katie
Daniel Cornwall, with the Alaska State Library, has put together a fantastic collection of links for Women in Military and Intelligence History. What a fun addition to a LibGuide or webpage for Women's History Month. Or some of you clever folks could pull info for a clever bulletin board, I'm sure!
Thanks, Daniel ! Katie
sorry....couldn't resist this version of Rosie!