.....and then some. This is the most incredible collection I have ever seen.
Relax....it's not until February 6th, 2013 but start planning now! Visit the Digital Learning Day site for all kinds of ideas, tools and lessons. Use products you've heard of and perhaps used like Animoto, Voicethread, BrainPop!! Or use this as an excuse to stretch a bit and try something new like Polleverywhere or JogNog. This video they show (seen below) on the website is already 5 years old....are we keeping up??
Maybe we can use this day to prepare for Snapshot Day in April! Just a thought.
I hope you are all remembering to not only use, but share with staff and parents, all the wonderful artwork Jan Brett so generously makes available on her website at www.janbrett.com. This could make a great newsletter blurb!! If you can't fit in using her Halloween items before the big day, look ahead to Thanksgiving, and Christmas. And don't forget.... she even has Library signs! And bulletin board materials, coloring pages and activities galore. The lady is amazing! I just shared it with my son, who is teaching English as a second language to a group of preschoolers in Moscow. What a treasure trove for him...especially after he receives the Jan Brett books I mailed last week!! Katie
This post on ReadWriteWeb titled "7-Year Battle To Stop Google From Digitizing Libraries Is Ending With A Whimper" had a very readable, concise explanation of the history of the lawsuits and of the settlement for two of the three suits. Read it carefully and then share a comment on how you think this might change what we do in our libraries. How might it trickle down to touch us? Katie
I really shouldn't be doing this right now but this is SO pertinent to what we do, both as librarians and as we venture into the iPad universe, that I have to be sure to share and not let this post slip off my radar. From a new-to-me blog called Pegasus Librarian, via a favorite source on searching in Google, Tasha Bergeson-Michelson, is this post titled "Good searching really isn't about searching." READ IT! Its by Iris Jastram, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Carleton College. Katie
Find out all about NaNoWrMo...aka National Novel Writing Month. As they say on their website...Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!!
Check it out. Katie
Alan November has a great Information Literacy Quiz you might want to take and then consider using with your students. You'll recognize some of the sites for teaching website evaluation but he's added some additional information and bundled it nicely in a clean simple site. While you're there explore some of the other resources he has available. Like the collection of podcasts of interviews Alan has done including one with Dr. James Tracy, the Headmaster of the Cushing Academy where indeed they did get rid of thousands of books in favor of digital resources BUT they added an librarian to the staff to assist students in navigating those resources. Katie
Today you can discover 42 new online historical
exhibitions telling the stories behind major events of the last century, including Apartheid, D-Day and the Holocaust. The stories have been put together by 17 partners including museums and cultural foundations who have drawn on their archives of letters, manuscripts, first-hand video testimonials and much more. Much of the material is very moving—and some is on the Internet for the first time. A few of the new exhibitions explore events related to the Holocaust, D-Day, the coronation of Queen Victoria II, and the post-war years of Italy.
This Ning is chock full of resources to improve the use of iPads in the education setting.
Check it out. Katie