Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World About the Book | Why Free? | Download | Participate | Other Formats | Videos | Reviews | Tell Us How You Use It Libraries have existed for millennia, but today many question their necessity. In an ever more digital and connected world, do we still need places of books in our towns, colleges, or schools? Brain Teaser Worksheets - Printable Brain Teasers These printable brain teasers will help build vocabulary, creative thinking and logic skills. They're great for kids who need an extra brain-charged challenge. Click on the the core icon below specified worksheets to see connections to the Common Core Standards Initiative. Figure out the mystery word that matches each clue.
joyce-valenza.wikispaces "A content curator" is "someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online" (Bhargava, 2009, para. 4). With this in mind, content curation is digital archiving. This model is classified into five subgroups:Aggregation. The act of curating the most relevant information about a particular topic into a single location;Distillation. Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom. The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past… but can now bring digitally into the 21st century! Before this informative journey encompassing some engaging resources please take a moment and sign up by email or RSS. I enjoy sharing and I am also motivated by knowing that I am making a difference for you. Your subscription, retweet, and comments means a lot to me. I thank you in advance.
13 Point Checklist 2009 Last August, I put out a draft/revision in progress version of this document. I appreciate the feedback I received. Here is the final? product. Thanks especially to Donna Baratta, Library Media Specialist at ME Strang Middle School in Yorktown Heights, NY and Kate Burgher, retired DPI Library Consultant in Wisconsin for their suggestions which strengthened this tool. Monster Corner Bookmarks (and Owls!) With Father’s Day coming up, we thought these fun monster bookmarks would go down well.. the best thing is – you can make any design you want.. it doesn’t have to be a Monster Corner Bookmark, but you could make an Alien, an Owl a penguin and bear… and lots lots more.. the the imagination be your limits! We are actually going to make this simple Origami Bookmark in Pip Squeak’s reception class (4-5yrs olds) in a couple of weeks time. It will be interesting to see how they rise to the challenge of basic paper folding techniques. I know they will ADORE the decorating aspect. I also think that these monster bookmarks would be a great Halloween Craft and the Owl Bookmarks work really well as a small teacher appreciation gift or simple as a Back to School Autumn theme.
Curation School Library Monthly/Volume XXIX, Number 1/September-October 2012 Curation by Joyce Kasman Valenza Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D., is a teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, PA. Email: email@example.com The Internet firehose analogy rings even truer today, twenty years after Internet access saw its beginning. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 — So Far I usually just do a year-end list on Web 2.0 Applications For Education and many other topics, but it gets a little crazy having to review all of my zillion posts at once. So, to make it easier for me — and perhaps, to make it a little more useful to readers — I’m going to start publishing mid-year lists, too. These won’t be ranked, unlike my year-end “The Best…” lists, and just because a site appears on a mid-year list doesn’t guarantee it will be included in an end-of-the-year one. But, at least, I won’t have to review all my year’s posts in December… As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be:
Chronicles of a Library Crony On the trip home, I re-lived some of the #AASL13 conference highlights, but am relieved to be back in the north Georgia mountains! I always love the pace of AASL, the exhibit hall frenzy, the tours and dinners, the author Meet-and-Greets, the book signings, the smorgasbord of sessions, meeting great new friends, but so much activity is packed into such a short time. It is impossible to do it all, even though AASL provides eCOLLAB to help us all catch up on what we missed. I attended a great Library Media Connection Advisory Board meeting with Marlene Woo-Lun, Gail Dickinson, Nancy Everhart, Doug Johnson, Vi Harada, Judi Repman, Terry Young, Carl Harvey, Matthew Winner, Shelly Glantz, Sabrina Carnesi, and Audrey Church.
Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-)