Great TED Talk by artist Brian Dettmer on how he turns old books into intricate new art. Enjoy! Katie
Boy, would I love to try this. Librarian Travis Jonker is creating new covers for the Newbery winners...starting with some of the oldest ones. Read about it in this post in his blog in SLJ -100 Scope Notes. Be sure to follow the link that tells HOW he creates these covers. This would be a great art project or contest for some of our older students. Katie
Memorial Day Art Project!!! This link will take you to an easy art lesson marking Memorial Day designed for kindergarten students. Follow the directions and make a colorful flag with your students. Click on the image to the left for the complete website.
My apologies for not getting you information on this earlier (thanks Sharon for bringing it to my attention). If nothing else mark your calendars for next year (in August) to go to Candlewicks website for their packet to help you plan and celebrate International Dot Day! Meanwhile maybe some of you can still take advantage of the event by sharing Peter Reynolds book "The Dot" with your patrons during what is left of this week and next. Katie
This Bibliography was generated from a Destiny resource list. The Call number comes before the bibliographic information.
Sorted by Author / Title
DVD 736.982 BET 2009
Between the folds : a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places. [Arlington, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, c2009.
Introduction -- The artisan -- The artist -- The engineer -- The father -- The bug wars -- The great debate -- The postmodernist -- The choreographer -- Les anarchistes -- Functional form -- Theory of everything. Special features: Trailer ; Origametria (8 min.) [short film about a teaching program run by the Israeli Origami Center (IOC)] ; Outtakes (31 min.): Papermaking -- Life as a folder -- Art / Science -- Problem(s) with paper -- Purpose & pattern -- Future ambitions -- Next big thing. Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander, Eric Joisel, Robert J. Lang, Paul Jackson, Chris Palmer, Vincent Floderer, Miri Golan, Dr. Thomas Hull, Dr. Erik Demaine & Marty Demaine, Brian Chan, Satoshi Kamiya, Dr. Bernie Peyton. "[C]hronicles the stories of ten fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees -- all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders." -- Container.
DVD 728.09 AME 2006
The American house : a guide to architectural styles. Chicago, Ill. : Learning Seed, c2005.
Tudor -- Neo-Classic (Greek revival) -- Queen Anne -- Bungalow (Craftsman) -- Ranch/Split level -- Prairie School -- Colonial revival -- Contemporary ; Teacher's Guide [pdf]. Teaches how to identify the most common styles of American houses, and the vocabulary of the architecture of residential design.
DVD 687 CLO 2008
Clothing fibers. Chicago, Ill. : Learning Seed, c2008.
Narrator, Susan McPeters. "A clothing & textiles 101 overview of the elements of fabric, this curriculum-based program introduces students to the primary types of fibers and the basic differences between natural and synthetic fibers"--Container.
DVD 613.2 EAT 2006
Eat right : using my pyramid. Version 1.1. [Lake Zurich, Ill.] : Learning Seed, c 2006.
Examines the 2005 version of the USDA dietary guidelines and revised food pyramid which emphasizes the importance of physical activity and eating nutrient dense foods.
DVD 664 JOB 2010
Jobs in food & nutrition. Chicago : Learning Seed, c2010.
Farmers, chefs, scientists and health care workers all play a role in what we eat everyday. Learn how these professions produce, prepare, develop, and evaluate food to ensure nutrition.
DVD 687 SHO 2009
Shopping behind the seams : judging quality in clothes. [Chicago, Ill.] : Learning Seed, c2009.
Techniques for spotting well-made clothing in stores and how to test clothing before buying.
DVD 677 UND 2008
Understanding fabrics. [Lake Zurich, Ill.] : Learning Seed, c2008.
Definition of fabrics -- How it is made -- Blended fabrics -- How fabrics is finished. Narrator, Susan McPeters. "An introduction to the history, science, and qualities of fabric"--Container.
DVD 613.2 YOU 2006
Your nutrition style : making the pyramid personal. Lake Zurich, Ill. : Learning Seed, c2006.
Explains the year 2005 edition of the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans". The video encourages viewers to make the Dietary Guidelines their own by developing a personalized eating plan.
DVD 363 WHA 1999
What is a house : the dream we live in. Lake Zurich, Ill. : Learning Seed, c1999.
Narrator, Sue Berg. "Explores the basic meaning of shelter. It asks what forces shape contemporary housing and shows that a house is far more than a box for living." -- Guide, p.2.
DVD 658.8 MAR 2009
Marketing's 4 Ps : the consumer angle. Chicago : Learning Seed, c2009.
Students learn the traditional four Ps of marketing strategy -- product, place, price and promotion; and more importantly, how a focus consumer is at the core of them all, or should be.
DVD 746.9 JOB 2010
Jobs in clothing, textiles & fashion. Chicago, IL : Learning Seed, c2010.
Fashion design -- Fashion journalism -- Fashion buying -- Final review. Narrator, Kate Burns. Explores careers in the clothing and fashion industries, such as clothing designer, fashion merchandiser, fashion journalist, and boutique owner.
DVD 641.59 FRO 2007
From farm to table. Lake Zurich, IL : Learning Seed, 2007, c2006.
Takes a comprehensive look at modern agriculture and discusses where, why, and how it evolved. Examines the whole process of food production and distribution, from the Neolithic Revolution and the dawn of farming to the rise of industrial agriculture and the Green Revolution.
DVD 646.7 HOW 2004
How clothing is made. Lake Zurich, Ill. : Learning Seed, c2004.
Reviews the manufacture of U.S. clothing, from its start as raw fabric to its shipment to a retail outlet, with a visit to the Henry-Lee Apparel Company in Chicago.
DVD 728.023 JOB 2010
Jobs in housing and interior design. Chicago, IL : Learning Seed, c2010.
Architect -- General contractor -- Interior designer. Narrator, Kate Burns; interviews: Alex Schnabel, Darryl Washington, Kenneth Walter. "Many professionals work together to create a house, long before it becomes a home. Explore the careers of an architecht, general contractor and interior designer and other related professionals. Learn how their combined knowledge turns the idea of a house into a reality. See what each job entails, from planning, to meeting with clients, to solving problems and completing a project. Discover the role business skills play and the type of education and experience required for a career in housing & interior design."--Container.
DVD 333.72 CON 2009
The consumer and the planet. Chicago, Ill. : Learning Seed, c2009.
Conserving energy -- Conserving water -- Reading green labels -- Toxic trash -- Recycle and reuse. Steven Sledzinski, Krystal Harley, Eddie McGonagle. This program shows you how small, everyday actions can conserve energy sources, reduce your carbon footprint, and even save money in the process.
DVD 615.9 FOO 2007
Food safety. Lake Zurich, IL : Learning Seed, c2007.
Narrator, Kate Eifrig. This program teaches viewers that the leading cause of food poisoning and food borne illness is not E. coli or pesticides, but rather consumer ignorance. Learn how to handle food safely and prevent illness.
DVD 658.83 HOW 2007
How consumers decide : feelings and the hidden mind. Chicago : Learning Seed, c2007.
Narrator, Kristen Udowitz. Shows how advertisers and marketers use their understanding of human's decision making processes to persuade us to buy their products. Discusses the role of logic and emotions in decision-making and examines the part played by the subconscious. Looks at heuristics or "rules of thumb" that consumers use to make decisions easier and evaluates the role of brand names and images in consumer judgments.
DVD 331.702 MAP 2011
Mapping a career path : know your aptitude, interests, values & personality. [Chicago] : Learning Seed, c2011.
Career self-assessments provide insight into aptitude, values, and personality. These, along with a person's interests, can determine what types of work might suit and satisfy them. Help students explore popular assessment techniques and hear from other job searchers about their experiences navigating the four domains of self-assessment.
DVD 641.5 MEA 2010
Measuring and math in the kitchen. Chicago, Ill. : Learning Seed, c2010.
Narrator: Tom O'Brien.
DVD 650.14 SOL 2011
Solid interview skills : your journey to a job offer. [Chicago] : Learning Seed, c2011.
Experts and job seekers offer practical firsthand advice for before the interview (plan, prepare, practice!), during the interview (how to be clear and concise), and after the interview (there's more to it than waiting to say 'yes'). Students learn about the many types of interviews, as well as the basics of body language, appropriate attire and answering tips.
DVD 659.1 WHY 1999
Why ads work : the power of self-deception. Lake Zurich, IL : Learning Seed, c1996.
Study proposes that ads rarely lie, but merely allow much room for self-deception. Video is designed to assist viewers in re-training their powers of critical thinking.
This would be a great link to have on your library page and to share with parents.
These resources were compiled jointly by the American Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children. They appear to be for PreK up through Middle School. They have a website of the month which might be a great spot to get a well reviewed site if you wanted to highlight a website each
Go to http://www.ala.org/greatsites and check it out. Notice that the link shown here is different than what ends up in your browser address bar. They offer the shorter address on the initial webpage. Nice touch!
So, check it out and make good use of the site. Katie