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School Library Leaders - National Collaborative for Digital Equity. TLMcLaughlinRestaNCDEPart1. Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians - NeverEndingSearch. Over a great number of years, I’ve looked to many of our profession’s leaders as friends and mentors and guiding lights.

Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians - NeverEndingSearch

I’ve heard them speak. I’ve read their books and articles. At a time when a professional version of a Dear Abby is most needed, our past AASL presidents offer to personalize and scale their leadership, providing timely advice and time-honored vision. A recent press release from the National Coalition for Digital Equity shared: A group of fourteen past-presidents of the American Association of School Librarians has come together to pool their expertise and experience to assist school librarians with strategies and resources helpful in addressing pandemic-exacerbated challenges.

The School Library Leaders (SLL) project, generously hosted on the site of the National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE), allows practitioners to pose questions or problems they encounter to the members of this impressive team. SLL’s team includes the following contributors: Susan D. Dr. JJIS Virtual LIbrary - JJIS Library. 10th grade library resources: quick - Google Slides. Interactive Bitmoji Classroom Tutorial. Story Spheres - Create Immersive Audio Tours of Interesting Places.

Story Spheres is a neat tool for adding audio recordings to 360 imagery.

Story Spheres - Create Immersive Audio Tours of Interesting Places

How To Make An Interactive Bitmoji Locker. Our October Choice Board 2020 - Google Slides. Kicking Off Our You've Been Book'd Reading Program For The Year! Here Is How You Can Too! During Teacher Appreciation Week, we started something new from the library with a little help from our families at Van Meter in the VMEPC.

Kicking Off Our You've Been Book'd Reading Program For The Year! Here Is How You Can Too!

I saw this adorable idea during Read Across America Week from Weaver Elementary on Twitter called You've Been Book'd! I love this! What a special way to get more books into classrooms and the hands of teachers and students. Shannon's Choice Board Gallery. Virtual Libraries and Bitmoji Classrooms Bring a New Kind of Book Browsing. 11 Questions (About Libraries) That Need Answers. Five conversations to avoid this year. This post has been languishing among my drafts for over a month.

Five conversations to avoid this year

I keep coming back to it, trying to sweeten it up, and ending up with something more acerbic than what I started with. Just before the new year, Jennifer LaGarde (The Adventures of Library Girl) posted a thoughtful list of questions reflective librarians should consider in their practice this year. If you are looking for a constructive and positive post - something upbeat and hopeful - stop reading this now and read that instead. Not many people will like what follows, I have been trying to fix it, and it only gets worse.

I've tried abandoning it, but it lures me back. What follows was inspired by an early-December email from a database vendor asking me to update our school's IP address information. Five things school librarians might consider NOT discussing in 2014: What we should call ourselves: It's what we DO that counts, not what we call ourselves. Ditching Dewey: It won't matter soon. Epilogue. The Easiest Way to Use Jamboard in Google Meet. A few weeks ago Google announced that Jamboard would be integrated into Google Meet.

The Easiest Way to Use Jamboard in Google Meet

Earlier this week that finally happened in all of my Google accounts. This makes it easier than ever to use Jamboard in Google Meet. The old method that I used was fine, but the new integration is so much easier. In the following video I demonstrate how to launch and use Jamboard in Google Meet. They’ll Make It Anywhere: Hands-On Maker and Science Activities Go Virtual. #LBYRExtraCredit Presents: Votes for Reading! How to Create Your Own Online Board Game. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while probably know that Flippity is one of my go-to recommendations for anyone looking to make games, flashcards, and timelines with Google Sheets.

How to Create Your Own Online Board Game

Recently, Flippity introduced a new template for making your own online board game through Google Sheets. With Flippity's new board game template you can create a game that includes up to eight players, has up to three dice to roll, and interactive game squares. You game can also include videos, pictures, Google Drawings, and graphs. And your students can play your game without an email address or having to create any kind of online account. Take a look at my short video below to see how you can create and play your own online board game. Key points from the video: You can customize the player markers and use pictures instead of the default markers.

LOC Mystery Photo Contest - A Good Test of Search Strategies. At about this time last year the Library of Congress hosted a mystery photo contest.

LOC Mystery Photo Contest - A Good Test of Search Strategies

They're hosting another one right now. Just like last year's contest the challenge is to identify the people in twelve pictures pulled from the library's moving image section. Before you say, "just do a reverse image search" you should know that the LOC has already done that and not found any matches. That's what makes this contest so difficult. Remote Library Learning Best Practices - Google Slides. Amazon Prime Now Includes Free Audible Audio Content.

Like audio books and podcasts?

Amazon Prime Now Includes Free Audible Audio Content

If you live in one of the 38 percent of American households that are members of Amazon Prime (according to investment bank Cowen), your world just became more full of sound, according to Fortune. Amazon Prime members, who pay $99 annually for free two-day shipping, can now access Audible audio service content at no additional cost.