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Research. SLMS and Reading. For Teacher Librarians - Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians. 17 Best images about Teacher/Librarian Collaboration Lessons on Pinterest. 21st Century Book Talks & Trailers. "Whatever side people sit on, be it reader or non-reader, a book trailer will fill that gap in a powerful, potent way.

21st Century Book Talks & Trailers

" It's a powerful tool for 21st Century students. "- Chance, Rosemary and Teri Lesesne. "Rethinking Reading Promotion. " Teacher Librarian, 39.5.26-28. 5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos. The traditional book report that asks students to critique the books that they read is a staple of many classrooms.

5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos

If you would like to add a new element to book reports try having students add visual and audio components to book reports by having students create book trailers. Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. A great place to find examples of book trailers is Book Trailers for Readers. If you would like to have your students try to create book trailers, here are five free video tools that are well-suited to that purpose. Animoto makes it possible to quickly create a video using still images, music, video clips, and text. Resources for Creating Book Trailers. Creating Book Trailers A trailer for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.

Resources for Creating Book Trailers

Morris Lessmore by William Joyce. The Research Process. Collaboration. Copyright and Plagiarism. Slw3 2008. PBS LearningMedia. Future Ready Librarians - Library flyer download. Future Ready Librarians - Framework. When high quality teaching is infused with the dynamic use of technology, personalized student learning becomes possible.

Future Ready Librarians - Framework

The Future Ready District Pledge is designed to set out a roadmap to achieve that success and to commit districts to move as quickly as possible towards a shared vision of preparing students for success in college, career, and citizenship. This roadmap can only be accomplished through a systemic approach to change, as outlined in the Future Ready Framework. With personalized student learning at the center, a district must align each of the seven (7) key categories, called "Gears", in order to ensure a successful digital conversion.

The outside rings of the framework emphasize the need for collaborative leadership and the cycle of transformation where districts vision, plan, implement, and assess continually. Free Printables and Online Games - Elementary Librarian. Worth more than I paid! "I am so glad I found the Elementary Librarian lesson plans! The fact that these plans were easy to use and were aligned to both the AASL and Common Core ELA standards made them worth far more that what I paid for them! " - Mikki All the work is done for me! Elementary Librarian's Adopt-A-Shelf Program - Elementary Librarian. Adopt-A-Shelf is something I’ve been considering for my library for some time now.

Elementary Librarian's Adopt-A-Shelf Program - Elementary Librarian

A few weeks ago, several librarians were discussing it on my state’s listserv, so I thought I would start it in my library for the upcoming school year. I’ve been working hard on all the materials so you don’t have to! I’ve created a Powerpoint presentation for students and special awards to keep them motivated! The best part? It’s totally FREE! InserviceScript for E.L.C.O.T.: Experiential Learning Centers of Tomorrow. #1 Educational Site for Pre-K through 5.

Library word scramble. Dewey Body Buddy Girl. Toutes les tailles. 'I’m Going to Reassure Them That They Are Safe': Talking to Students After the Election. Stories are flooding social media from parents whose children are afraid of what the 2016 presidential election results might mean.

'I’m Going to Reassure Them That They Are Safe': Talking to Students After the Election

One boy with Autism was crying because he saw Trump mocking a disabled person. A teenager who is gay is afraid of what he will do to the LGBT community. 7 Tech Tips for Your Next Read-Aloud. Reading aloud to children is an essential part of the school day.

7 Tech Tips for Your Next Read-Aloud

Experiencing stories as a whole class or in a small group can help students learn essential reading skills. Educators who read aloud to children understand the importance of modeling thinking, providing opportunities to talk about books, and encouraging students to respond to reading with their own thoughts and opinions. As schools increase the amount of technology available to teachers, educators are presented with unique opportunities to incorporate tech tools into their instruction.

When teachers thoughtfully integrate technology, they make clear connections to learning objectives. Technology can enhance learning experiences by increasing the frequency and quality of interaction with a text. Lesson Plans and Educator Resources - The United States Mint. View all Lesson Plans Change Mixer Grades K–5 Math, Physical Education Students will use their abilities to recognize coins and their values in this game that focuses on locomotor skills (skip, slide, gallop, run, jump).

Lesson Plans and Educator Resources - The United States Mint

This game also requires students to add coin values. Ancient Story Problems Grades 3–8 Math, Social Studies, Technology Students will research ancient civilizations and develop story problems using symbols and coins from those times. Students will then retell these story problems using modern terms and coins. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Ancient and Modern Coins.” Three Ways To Use Picture Books with Older Kids. Picture books, though often created with prereaders in mind, offer countless opportunities for older students in upper elementary and middle school to explore writing and art and engage in discussion.

Three Ways To Use Picture Books with Older Kids

I love sharing picture books with older kids, letting them take over and encouraging them to create their own stories. The three programs profiled below each use fabulous picture books that are likely already in most library collections and are sure to spark creative projects. The Hat Trilogy Start by sharing Jon Klassen’s first two hat books, I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat. 6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have. Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students.

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have

While this research (and this book) are not specifically focused on school libraries, we are the ideal place in our schools to encompass all six types of learning spaces in one location. We are the learning hubs of our schools after all. :) You might find that many of these spaces will overlap in your library, or that their purpose might shift depending on the day. That’s totally normal considering how flexible our spaces have to be. Aim for having all six areas available as much as possible.

Small group areas In your library, make sure that you have areas available where small groups of students can meet, talk and brainstorm. Large group areas By default, most school libraries already have a large group area. Community Area Technology rich area. Favorite Halloween Read Alouds - Elementary Librarian. Have I mentioned that I love fall? The weather is gorgeous here in Kentucky with a beautiful blue sky almost every day, and the temperature is in the 70s most days. It's football season (which is good and bad news around here), and Halloween is just around the corner.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite Halloween read alouds and chapter book recommendations with you. Teacher Resources. The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Go to the blog Subscribe to the blog via e-mail or RSS. 8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics. The school year is winding down, which means that teens (young people of any age, really) can finally give the classics a rest and dive instead into the young adult novels that really reflect what it’s like to grow up today.

Not so fast, though: Lots of YA books, for all their fantastical plot elements and contemporary detail (in at least one of these novels, witches and iPods are never far apart), address some of the same themes the classics do, including race, female sexuality, mental illness, and obviously enough, love.

In honor of the classics, YA, and the joy of reading of both together, we’ve rounded up eight of the most-taught books in America and paired them with contemporary reads that tread the same, timeless territory. New York Public Library's 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know. Description: Around 2005 the NYPL created this popular list - it includes many classic stories from the 30s to the 2000'sThis list is publicly viewableLast updated: June 5, 2013, 10:47 pm Showing 20 of 93 items ( 15 currently available - Show Me )Sort by: List/Print View Book Abuela (1991) Dorros, Arthur.

Call number: E DOR Added to list on June 5, 2013, 10:31 pm There are no copies currently available, 1 request on 2 copies ABC (2003) Munari, Bruno. The Teacher's Corner - Librarians. Research Databases for Schools. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The titles on the lists linked to above were taken from two sources, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the American Library Association’s (ALA) lists of 100 most frequently challenged books.

Back to School Read Alouds - Elementary Librarian. How I Use Library Stations - Elementary Librarian. I'm in the middle of several posts at the moment, but this question keeps coming up, so I feel like I should spend some time on it. Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans. 27 Classroom Poster Sets: Free and Fantastic.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. How important are libraries in elementary schools? by WBEZ's Afternoon Shift. The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids. I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). Alberta School Library Council’s Blog. Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks.

It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H! Yesterday I had the opportunity to work with a fun group of librarians in the northern part of my state who had some questions about weeding. Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do. A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have. 102 of the Most Inspiring Storytelling Quotes of All Time - Type A Communications.

February 2, 2016 Stories have been shared in every culture for millions of years – starting with rudimentary drawings by people who lived in caves – as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. The ancient art of storytelling has made its way to the boardroom, but some people – including marketers – still wonder if it’s that big of a deal. Top Project Based Learning Ideas and Lesson Plans You Will Find On the Web. For Teacher Librarians - Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians. Finding pathfinders on Pinterest. Cataloging Library Collections. Dr. Seuss. Video and Media. Biographies. Author/Illustrator Websites. Book Trailers. The Other 21st Century Skills.

A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about. Library as Incubator Project. Upper Elementary Snapshots: Organizing Student Usernames and Passwords. The Teacher's Daybook by Jim Burke. TED Talks. Bctla/pub/documents/Points of Inquiry/PrimaryCollabPlanning.pdf. Internet Library for Librarians. Talk It Up! Discussion Guides. 25 more alternatives. Weeding guide. LIBRARY LINGO Jeopardy Template.

Help a Child Write a Book Review. Updated Common Core State Standards Checklists. Creating a Timeline using Google Drawing. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level. Teaching Strategies For Improving Student Internet And Keyword Research. EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles. Free To Use and Share: Resources To Help Teach Kids (and Adults!) About Copyright and Creative Commons. 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far. Storyline Online - Where Reading Is Fun!

Think! Create! Share! Grow! To empower students and staff to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. 12 Roles For Google Drive In The Classroom. New Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics. The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use. ALA Library Fact Sheets.

Books for Media Specialists

Schnell - Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians. Home. Cartoon Curriculum — Top Techie Sites for Digital Storytelling. Elementary Library Resources. Creating a 5 Year Library Plan. My school library digital toolbox. QR Codes in Schools and Libraries. Library Patch. The School Library Media Specialist: Overview. The Horn Book — Publications about books for children and young adults. Media Specialists Templates. Technology Night Handout. Copyright Friendly Resources – TechnoPeterson. Intellectual Freedom Handbook.