Gatewood Reads! Let’s Get Reading!! The Gatewood Library is starting a new school-wide reading program called Gatewood Reads.
I got this idea from the librarian, Ms. Bell, at Madison Middle School. Global Reading Challenge. March Madness - Battle of the Books - CORElaborate. Photo by Chris Gustafson March is a long month for teachers and students.
There are 31 days and none of them are major holidays. So, how to bring some excitement while moving your students toward the goal of reading and comprehending literature at grade level by the end of the year? Try a little March Madness and have a Battle of the Books. Donalyn Miller. Wildcats%20Read%202015-2016.pdf. Library Page - Whitman Middle School. Elissa Malespina - Home. Books 'n Bytes. Kids' Lit. Welcome Message Welcome to the Kids’ Lit Quiz website and congratulations to the national teams, coaches, and families!
You have all gotten to this point through hard work, your love of reading, and by being team players. This website will help to prepare you for your upcoming visit to Connecticut, or as New Englanders call it, the Nutmeg State! Continue checking back to stay updated on what to bring, what to expect, and other important information. On behalf of the KLQ committee and CCSU community we welcome you to the fifth state of the union! Please Register at this link if you have not already done so. Kids' Lit Quiz USA Home. Nutmeg Book Award. Kids' Lit Quiz. What I Learned By Visiting Bookstores in Colorado Over Christmas. Happy New Year, Everyone.
I hope your holiday break was filled with peace, happiness, and lots of fun. And of course a lot of wonderful books and reading too. When I went to Colorado over Christmas, I looked for places with books. Libraries, bookstores, even in the lodge that we stayed at. I looked for fun, cozy, little places to read too....one of my favorite things to do on vacations is to read and bring books back from these special visits. I found the cutest bookstore in Steamboat called Off the Beaten Path. Hagan, Brianna, and I bought several books at this bookstore during the week because of the great book talking that happened while we were there. Not only were there people talking about the books that they read, they also had a big section that featured "Staff Picks" (as you can see in the photo above). At the end of the week, we went back to Fort Collins and spent the day walking around town.
The first place we went was to The Bean Cycle Coffee House. Search results for book box. We celebrated World Read Aloud Day all week long at Van Meter by joining LitWorld's global reading movement of making a difference in the lives of others through books, sharing, and reading.
All week long we brought wonderful new books, authors, illustrators, friends, students, teachers, and schools around the country into our library and school community. 21 Skype connections to be exact! Augmented Reality (AR) Augmented Reality Developer.
Augmented Reality. The World's Leading Augmented Reality Platform. How we use Aurasma at New Canaan High School. Mike Lupica. Library Fanatic. #SWVBC - Recherche sur Twitter. #SWVBC Group (26 Members) Plus.google. Se connecter à Facebook. Join the Somewhat Virtual Book Club (SWVBC) This School Year! Sep 10th, 2014 by Cathy Jo Nelson Just about three years ago, Joyce Valenza shared in her Neverending Search blog the idea that she and Shannon Miller came up with to connect their school library book clubs into a “somewhat virtual book club” for joint discussions.
And, she generously invited other TLs to participate. I was one of the readers who responded asking to join in. And, in October 2011, we had our first virtual event. You can read my reflection on our early meetings in my December 2011 blog posting. We’ve experienced a variety of bumps in the road keeping this going, but I am so proud of my students and of all the students who have participated and shared their insights on reading with other students across the country.
Movers & Shakers 2015 — Educators. Fail-Safe “I think we need to teach and show students that failure is a very real part of life and learning,” says Sherry Gick, who was the librarian for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Indiana for five years before becoming the district’s K−12 library and instructional technology specialist in 2014.
Gick embraces the pedagogy of “meaningful failure,” emphasizing the process of learning. “The library is a great place to demonstrate this and allow students to try many different things,” she says. Creating both a physical and mental space that “students don’t want to leave” was part of Gick’s initiative to develop a safe space for kids. Through grant writing and Donors Choose, her library has been transformed into a hangout hot spot, with a large leather couch, a chair, an ottoman, bean bags, and plush carpet, to which students flock to talk comic books, request books they’d like, or create Post-it art in her library’s window display. ChatterPix Kids - by Duck Duck Moose.
Users can customize their circles by choosing from several color choices, and both the circle and font sizes can be altered to better align with the users' needs for each project. The finished Venn diagram can be e-mailed or saved to the device's photo album. Designed for use in the school environment, this app features a simple profile system so that multiple users can create and store their own Venn diagrams on the same device without confusion. This app mirrors our web-based student interactive Venn Diagram, so users familiar with one can easily adapt to the other. In fact, users can send their editable .rwt files to an email address and then open their Venn diagram right in the online tool! Puppet Pals HD. Animate Your Life.
Book Trailers for All. Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia. BiblioNasium - Kids Share Book Recommendations. Use Online Reading Logs, Find Books At Their Reading Level. Book Boot Camp 2013-2014. I'm continually inspired by my PLN.
This idea is a direct result of the amazing librarians and teachers I follow. After reading this article about Teen Lit Boot Camp classes, taking part in the Shelf Challenge and following along with Donalyn Miller's Book Gap challenge, these three ideas morphed in my head to become the Middle Grade Book Boot Camp. Book Trailers for All. SYNC » YA Literature into Your Earphones. Rosemary of New Canaan High School describes Somewhat Virtual Book Club (SWVBC) Shannon McNeice (@smcneice) Library Fanatic. Eliterate Librarian. March 2011. We have had a little over two months with our iPods and there are several updates.
The teachers are still learning, some faster and more eager than others, but we're getting there. We have used the iPods with the students several times now. One teacher has used the Memo app to record herself reading tests aloud. Several of our students have this accommodation in their IEP (Individual Education Plan). Our resource teachers will read the Math and English tests to those students, but do not have time for the other subjects. That same teacher used the Greek Gods app for a research project. One of the special education teachers used the multiplication app with her students for their math lesson. Book Boot Camp Update. We have had 2 successful Twitter chats with Book Boot Camp and I'm looking forward to discussing historical fiction at the end of this month. I am really enjoying having this to challenge me to read a variety of genres and I believe I've read more this fall than in previous years. The Book Boot Camp idea has morphed into an opportunity to encourage our teachers and students to read.
We have taken our Book Boot Camp idea and adapted it for the teachers in our district. We combined a few genres in order to fit into the school year and added a book related technology tool each month so that teachers can earn technology credit hours for participating. We're having our discussions on Goodreads instead of Twitter so that we can keep track of posts for earning credit. The tech tools include: Goodreads, Netgalley, Your Next Read, Fictfact, book blogs, Youtube channels for book trailers, and Sync YA. Book Boot Camp 2013-2014. Five productivity-boosting Google Drive tips. Twice in the last month I had to become reacquainted with Microsoft Office because a company I was working with required a genuine Office file.
Both experiences made me appreciate Google Drive's simple, straightforward apps all over again. Yes, there are tasks Google Drive's word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program can't handle well or at all, but for 99.9 percent of the files I work on, Google Drive fits the bill nicely.