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A Simple Trick for Success with One-Pagers. How to use a Raspberry Pi ft. Dr Sally Le Page. Sandbox - Breakout EDU Digital. GoNoodle | Movement and Mindfulness for Kids. Looking for Media Literacy Lessons? Check Out These Resources. #BookSnaps with Google Slides – Be REAL. #BookSnaps are digital, visual representations of learning that showcase student voice and choice. #BookSnaps can be used at any grade level and for any subject.

With that in mind, I would like to introduce a collaborative way to share and curate #BookSnaps using Google Slides. #BookSnaps in Google Slides When creating #BookSnaps in Google Slides, students can pull images from the web, create their own pictures via selfies, add text and annotation, think bubbles, Bitmojis, emojis, and they can collaborate with others. It’s a “student-voice” WIN, for sure! It’s As Easy As 1-2-3 1 ) Set up a Google Slideshow with blank slides–one per student in your class. 2 ) Have each student take a slide, and create a BookSnap of their key takeaways from a novel or any content (subject) taught that day. 3 ) The great thing about Google Slides is it allows students to collaborate and comment on the work of others. Digital Citizenship A Few Suggestions For #BookSnaps via Google Slides Publishing Access. Bookflix and Chill.

Earlier this week I stumbled upon a video which was doing the rounds on EduTwitter. A school library, inspired by a number of other schools with Netflix displays, had created a visual for their school library. “Bookflix” had been born. Inspired, I set out to use what I knew about PowerPoint and simple animation to create my own version. It was a little bit popular. A number of EduTwitter users asked me to explain how I created my version, especially as you can select the books to find additional information. It was rather complicated, but I have broken it down into steps. 70 steps. If you have any questions, I am always available @LukeJamesTeach – however, if you follow the steps and don’t cut corners, you should have a working resource with none of the trial and error I “enjoyed” during my half term. There is a template at the bottom of this page, should you wish to use it. 1) Create a blank PowerPoint slide, save this file as ‘Bookflix’. 26) Set ‘start’ to “with previous”.

Bookflix. Mystery Animal: a Voice Experiment. Book Covers. Trouble viewing this page? Go to our diagnostics page to see what's wrong. School Family Nights - PTO Today. Wall Murals & Mural Wallpaper Art | MagicMurals.com. Access the Applied Digital Skills Curriculum – Google Applied Digital Skills. Let's Make This Year Awesome Flipgrid With Kid President & Our Students! Teaching21st - Collection of Free Online Resources for Teachers and Parents. Battle of the Book. Goodwinnovate - Tech tips, green screen, iPads and more. Come check out how I infuse technology into my classroom. Website Evaluation - Information Literacy - LibGuides at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. Shared Refugee Breakout - Google Slides. Crash Course Navigating Digital Information Preview. Sign in to your account. 14 Resources for Citing Sources. Have you ever heard the saying that there is my truth, your truth, and somewhere in the middle, the real truth?

Pinpointing the truth is the reason why I always find myself wanting to ask people to prove what they say. Let’s acknowledge this truth. We frequently don’t know if we can believe what we read. We always must question if we are reading, watching, or listening to a credible source. Our students need to learn how to be their own fact-checkers and reject fake news. (Lesley Farmer wrote an informative post about it.)

There is no doubt that teaching students to cite information, regardless of their ages, can be difficult. Do we want our students to get “culture shock” when they start college? Here are a few resources to help students learn how to cite sources properly. Use these resources to help you teach your students. Games Tutorials Citation Generators Author: Daniella Smith Daniella Smith, PhD. is a former school and public librarian. Like this: Like Loading... Lens into the Library – Ideas, inspirations, and reflections on a middle school library. Tech Tools - AASL Standards for the Learner (PETE&C 2018)

All About Explorers. Library/Media Center / 7th Grade SS Fake News. Day 6: Library Jenga – Lens into the Library. Ok… I needed a way to spruce up Library Orientation…and fast. After reflecting on my practice the last few years I knew that the students needed to be instructed on how to use the catalog, but I needed to make it fun and interactive. Library Jenga was a HIT! First, I took five classic Jenga sets and attached numbered stickers to roughly half of the blocks in each set (around 25 each). Then, I made a Google Form (the password is “BOOKJENGAPURPLE”–all capital letters, all one word) that allowed students to select numbers from a drop down menu. Each number represented a book.

Once a number was selected the title and author of a book in the collection would be displayed on the Google Form. The books I chose were the top 50 books from the previous year as well as our state student choice award nominees (Golden Sowers), and some great nonfiction books that I thought deserved some air time. I then divided the students into five different colored groups (one Jenga game per group).

Like this: Let's All Share What We Do As Future Ready Librarians In Each One Of The FRL Wedges! I had such a wonderful time with our team as we worked with administrators, technology directors, principals, coaches and of course, lots of very special Future Ready Librarians. On the second day, as we examined, dissected and shared ways Future Ready Librarians lead, teach and serve within our libraries, schools and communities, one of my new friends, Becky Ackermann, came up to me with an idea from the collaborating they were doing at their table.

Even though we took the FRL Framework apart on the first day together by breaking into 10 groups and... ...providing more meaning and examples to each wedge, Becky and her table thought it would be super helpful to now come up with very specific examples, ideas, resources and more to help us be successful and creative within each. We started to do this with the sticky notes we were adding on Day 1, but it would be nice to have an online place where these ideas are captured and stored for everyone to use and share. Now, where the fun part begins! Explore Smithsonian: What can we Learn from Lion Poop? | Smithsonian Science Education Center. GooseChase Game - Library Orientation Master copy. Fake News Resources for Teachers - Julie Smith. Resources to Help You Get Started: Super fun to have everyone jumping on the “fake news” bandwagon – we media literacy folks have been barking about this for YEARS!

Welcome! =) In no particular order, here are some resources on fake news, fake news creation and how to identify it. Remember, even if it looks real, you should still double-check. How to Spot Fake News: Common Sense Media FactCheck.Org USA Today Washington Post International Federation of Library Associations Fairly Well-Documented Fake News Sites: Fake News Sites to Avoid Fake News Lesson Plans: From PBS From KQED From the New York Times From Edutopia From C-Span Other Cool Resources on this topic: The Psychology Behind Fake News Why Our Brains are Wired to Believe Fake News How a Kid in Macedonia Makes Thousands Creating Fake News Inside the Macedonian Fake News Machine Fake News Resources from Renee Hobbs Ways Teachers are Fighting Fake News News-Decoder article from Nelson Graves My pal Michelle Ciulla Lipkin on CNN’s Reliable Sources!

Astronauts Are Reading Children’s Books in Space to Encourage a Love of STEM. Be Internet Awesome - About. Screencast-O-Matic. STEM Read – Discover the Science Behind the Fiction. Team-Building Games and Activities for the Classroom. Team-building games and activities are a great tool for helping students learn to work together, listen carefully, communicate clearly, and think creatively. They also give your students the chance to get to know each other, build trust as a community and, best of all, have some fun! Here are 26 team-building activities that will teach your students these skills and more. 1.

Art Reproduction Puzzle Divide students into groups of six or eight (or larger if you want to make the task more difficult). Provide each team with an image and blank pieces of white card stock, one per team member. 2. This fun game is a lot like the game show Password. Prepare a list of vocabulary words to use for the game. The student in the hot seat listens to their teammates and tries to guess the word. 3. This activity helps kids work on listening, coordinating, and strategizing skills. 4. This is a great activity to support nonverbal communication skills. 5. Divide students into groups of equal numbers. 6. 7.