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12 Christmas Trees Made Out Of Books. By Jill Pantozzi | 3:32 pm, December 13th, 2011 I’m a traditional kind of gal but I have to admit, seeing the creative things people do with their Christmas trees this time of year really makes me want to try something unique.

12 Christmas Trees Made Out Of Books

But did you know there’s a whole segment of people who make Christmas trees out of books? I found this top image on Facebook but hit the jump for 11 more prime examples of Christmas Book Trees. via tumblr. Cardboard Cutouts for every event and occasion. Spineless Classics. 14 Badass Banned Books Trading Cards. Last year, we celebrated Banned Books Week with a feature about the super cool and creative community art contest from our friends at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!).

14 Badass Banned Books Trading Cards

The library invited local artists to create small-scale works inspired by a banned book, and a jury chose seven designs–one for each day of Banned Books Week–to appear on trading cards. The project garnered national attention, and when its creator, Susan Brown, moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina (home of the KU’s long-time rivals) to become the director of Chapel Hill Public Library, she decided to do it again this year and bring the two cities together. Artists of all ages from Lawrence and Chapel Hill submitted works inspired by banned books, and a jury in each city again selected 7 designs. The LPL and CHPL revealed one design each day throughout the last week, and we are thrilled to be able to show them to you here all at once. First up, the home team from Lawrence, Kansas. FLAGS OF THE GALAXY. Word Cloud sites. IconBug.com. Bookplates Labels, Custom Bookplates Labels. Free Stock Photos at freerangestock.com - Totally Free Stock Photography and Textures!

The Leading Source Of Free Stock Photos - freeimages. Free High Resolution Pictures and High Qualty Free images. PICFONT - Add text to picture. Online Speech Bubble Photo Editor - Create comic strips with phrase.it. Photo Text – Add Text to Photo Online for Free. AddText — Captions for your photos, quick and easy. Dyslexie Font: The dyslexia font which eases the reading. Free Pictures - Wylio.com. Bookfish. The Greatest Books: The Best Books of All Time - 1 to 50. YA Literature. Kids Share Book Recommendations. Use Online Reading Logs, Find Books At Their Reading Level.

A List of Great Audio Books for Kids. 50 Best Literary Insults - Entertainment. YALSA reveals 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Robot 6 by Kevin Melrose| February 1, 2013 @ 9:00 AM |No Comments| The Young Adult Library Association has unveiled the 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, a list of 55 titles that cover the spectrum from biography and mythology to superheroes and science fiction.

YALSA reveals 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

The finalists were selected by a committee from among 98 nominees recommended for readers ages 12 to 18. From those 55 titles, 10 were singled out for exemplifying “the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences.” The are: “What do superheroes, serial killers and the stage crew have in common? You can see the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens on the American Library Association website. News From Our Partners Comments. A brilliant way to quote. Quotes, Poems, Novels, Classics and hundreds more. Quotes About Literature (1697 quotes)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: youtube tools. The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms - You Brand. Poem In Your Pocket Day. How To Build The World's Best Paper Airplanes. Added on Mar 12, 2011 / Category : Misc / 17 Comments Show them you still have all the skills by helping the kids make these beauties.

How To Build The World's Best Paper Airplanes

Zombie Librarian Apocalypse. Coloring Page Creator - Create unique coloring pages from your own photos in no-time! 100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) We love librarians. They’re the gatekeepers of knowledge and always looking to explore new ways to enhance the learning experience . I learned about the latest trends in libraries at this year’s CALICON in San Diego and love the move toward open source, cross-library sharing, and going digital. But what if you weren’t able to attend CALICON or simply want to get a regular update on all the fun stuff happening with libraries? Lucky for you, our friends at Online College shared the following post with us. It details 100 great blogs librarians around the world should add to their RSS reader. Teacher-Librarians. YourTeacherLibrarian - Are You Ready? Carl Harvey Document [pdf]hoorayforbooks.pbworks.com 25 Best Websites for Teaching & Learningwww.ala.org Blog Post: Fully Loadedlj.libraryjournal.com.

YourTeacherLibrarian - Are You Ready?

Creating Google Calendar Appointments from Your Google Forms. I am always looking for ways to make my life easier.

Creating Google Calendar Appointments from Your Google Forms

Transforming Libraries. Copyright & Fair Use. Planning Library Programs, Celebrations, and Displays « Informania. I love that, as an educator, I get two official “starting over so I can get it right this time” days each year: January 1st and the beginning of a new school year (which is Aug. 13th this year).

Planning Library Programs, Celebrations, and Displays « Informania

There’s something hopeful and energizing about fresh starts, isn’t there? I also adore new school supplies; each July I head out to the office supply stores in search of my planner. Several years ago I stumbled across one that is as close to perfect for my needs as I can get without designing one myself: Mead’s QuickNotes Academic Year Weekly/Monthly Planner. It’s well-organized and includes an extra planning space (QuickNotes) each week for jotting notes. Each month begins with a full page of QuickNotes space which is perfect for noting special celebrations for the month. Noting the Dates. The future of the library. What is a public library for?

The future of the library

First, how we got here: Before Gutenberg, a book cost about as much as a small house. As a result, only kings and bishops could afford to own a book of their own. This naturally led to the creation of shared books, of libraries where scholars (everyone else was too busy not starving) could come to read books that they didn't have to own. The library as warehouse for books worth sharing. Only after that did we invent the librarian. The librarian isn't a clerk who happens to work at a library.

After Gutenberg, books got a lot cheaper. Industrialists (particularly Andrew Carnegie) funded the modern American library. Source Code: 5 Rules of Researching Infographics. What could be worse than a poorly designed infographic? A poorly sourced one. Too many infographics and data visualizations are put together after hardly a perfunctory Google search or a quick trip to Wikipedia. Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom. What are QR codes ?

Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom

According to Wikipedia, a QR code is " a specific matrix bar code ( or two-dimensional code ), readable by dedicated QR bar code readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL, or other data. " Here are some video tutorials to help you understand it all : Video tutorial : Introduction to QR Codes Video Tutorial 2 : Why Use QR Codes Video Tutorial 3 : How to Use QR Codes. QRJumps.com - Free QR Code generator with advanced redirection. Phrase.it - Speech Bubble Photos Within Seconds. Make It @ Your Library. Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education.

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Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education

Stager The Maker Movement, a technological and creative learning revolution underway around the globe, has exciting and vast implications for the world of education. New tools and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, wearable computing, e-textiles, “smart” materials, and programming languages are being invented at an unprecedented pace. The Maker Movement creates affordable or even free versions of these inventions, while sharing tools and ideas online to create a vibrant, collaborative community of global problem-solvers.

Fortunately for teachers, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. Animoby. Design of the Picture Book. By Angela Terrab The best book authors push boundaries, and in the realm of picture books, a lot of this exploration happens visually. The Mega List of Maker Education Resouces. How to Play Charades. Back to Main Topics Page We've all had a game of Charades, be it with close friends at a dinner party or with far and distant relatives at Christmas. Sure we've played, but how many of us know the proper rules… or any rules at all for that matter? That's why we've decided to put together a comprehensive guide on how to play Charades, complete with short video illustrations of the most important gestures and hand signals.

Make It @ Your Library. Organising a Literature Festival - on a Budget. Exploring Makerspace culture. Tips and Resources for Poem in your Pocket Day. 5 great examples how individual libraries promote themselves with infographics. Create Online Book Clubs. Books R4 Teens. - Book Titles (Sortable List) Book trailers. Book trailers are a fairly recent phenomenon in the publishing industry. 100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-Time. Chapter books-that final leap into the world of literature where pictures matter less and less. Top 100 Children's Books of All-Time. Developing a love of the written word can begin while your child is an infant. Babies who are read to are much more likely to read earlier, understand concepts better, and be faster learners than babies who do not have the chance to experience books. A Good Chat Featuring Some of The Best Educational Chrome Extensions for Teachers.

Here Is A Great Tool to Create Educational Newsletters and Flyers on Chromebooks.