Learn How We Categorize Multicultural Picture Books We have identified nine unique book categories that capture the dominant messages conveyed by current children’s picture books featuring Black and Indigenous People and People of Color (BIPOC). Each book in our collection is tagged with at least one category. Anyone can use our book categories to consider how BIPOC are represented in a story to ensure that no single message dominates bookshelves.
45 Virtual Field Trips (15 New Ones) On The "Let's Take A Trip Around The World Buncee Choice Board"! Our students are having so much fun visiting all kinds of places through the virtual field trips I added to the Let's Take A Trip Around The World Buncee. We are now up to 45 different virtual field trips as I added another page this morning. It's been great seeing all of the other places people have been sharing, so I spent some time adding some of those to this Buncee too. At the bottom of each page, users will see a little arrow pointing to the place to go back and forth between... Page 1,
Collection Development: Meeting the Needs of Our Emerging Readers A few years ago, when I began my current position as a school librarian, the most regular library users in my building were our CDC-A (Comprehensive Development Classroom – Activity Based) students. These students receive special education services that are designed for learners with deficits across the curriculum that are significantly below grade level. Teachers in this class emphasize not only academic success but social skills, self-help skills, advocacy skills, and life skills. Our CDC-A students typically have severe disabilities that sometimes prohibit their communication or physical capabilities.
Libraries are getting $200 million in stimulus funds. Here's why It's one of the reasons Republicans have criticized the bill, which they argue is too big and includes funding for things that have nothing to do with fighting Covid or the resulting economic crisis. The final bill passed on a party-line vote, without any Republican support in the House or the Senate. But librarians say they've come to the rescue for those hit the hardest by the pandemic, becoming the only way many without internet access are able to get their kids online for school -- or access medical services, make vaccine appointments or register for federal aid like stimulus checks and unemployment benefits.
Diversity in Context: Stretching the Idea of Building Diverse Collections Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; Robert Hillhouse, Secondary Multilingual Programs Teacher on Special Assignment; and Kerrin Moeller, Elementary Multilingual Programs Teacher on Special Assignment Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources Get a CE Certificate for this edWebinar Learn more Our inquiry series continues as we take a deep dive into building a diverse collection and nurturing a community of curious readers. Sharing computer sound during screen sharing Overview Zoom screen sharing allows you to share the desktop, window, application, or audio/video. If audio is an important part of your shared content, you can also send the computer's audio to the remote attendees when sharing, providing a more professional and immersive sharing experience.
Can I Buy Half of a Subscription Database? Beginning with a disclaimer is probably the best way to start off an article about the rising cost of subscription databases. I realize in writing this article many of my peers have no district budgetary support for subscription databases. I heavily debated sharing my thoughts, yet in the end, I decided this subject was too important. While my school currently can afford a few subscription databases, others cannot. Colored Tape Rows on the Keyboard – Learning with Christine Pinto Often times I try putting myself into my kindergarten students’ shoes and wonder how they embrace the world. Approaching a keyboard can be intriguing for students because they contain letters and numbers, items that little kids are learning about. Since the letters on the keyboard are out of their alphabetical order, locating letters can be time consuming task. In order for students to access their Google Apps for Education accounts, they need to type keys to login.
What's in Your Library's "Things" Collection? The new book Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things, edited by Mark Robison and Lindley Shedd explores the growing practice of circulating "things collections" in libraries. These collections include items such as tools, toys, seeds, and something that school librarians may circulate already—curricular materials—all available for patrons to check out and use outside the library. Although the idea of circulating kits and other "things" for practical use is not necessarily new, there is a fresh energy and interest in things collections today. The authors attribute the things movement to three factors: "the rise of the sharing economy; the resurgence of the do-it-yourself ethic through the maker movement; and the desire among libraries to assert their value by delivering innovative services" (p. 4). Let's start our interview with Mark and Lindley there, with the idea that libraries seem be the right place at the right time to offer "things."
How to play Jackbox games online with friends Want to know how to play Jackbox games online with your friends? You've come to the right place. Jackbox games are the king of party video games, with each party pack offering a variety of fun, multiplayer games to partake in that include quizzes, drawing tasks and even word rap challenges. Typically, Jackbox games are played in-person with everyone gathered around the TV, however that's not always possible. The Statistical and Philosophical Art behind Elegant Collection Management Collection management and balance previously (here is where I give away my age) meant making sure your fiction titles were no more than 20 percent of the collection and that you weeded and brought in new material for your students and teachers. Today, the complexities of managing library collections has been both energized and compounded by the 21st century environment of multiple formats, learning styles, abilities, and cultures. We also live in an increasingly data driven environment where libraries are viewed through a bottom line lens and people ask if libraries are on the endangered species list. The reality is that libraries have survived and prospered because of their collections and our ability to change and adapt services to make collections accessible.