Styling Librarian: Technology Sharing for March
I just learned how to easily get a summary of all my favorite Diigo bookmarks for a month, once again I think to myself: “What an amazing, useful tool!” Thrilled to share these resources for March:
Technology Sharing: Here’s the treasures for this past month… from author visits to advocacy to internet safety to cyberbulling to poetry teaching ideas to terrific technology tips…
- Youngzine | News and more for the Young
“Our mission at [ http://www.youngzine.com/ ]Youngzine is to bridge the gap in class room teaching by using 21st century learning tools. Through the use of technology, our aim is to help children • make sense of and understand their responsibility in this interconnected world, • explain the context behind global events and correlate it with what they learn in schools, • provide a forum for their opinions, • inspire them about the latest developments in science and technology and • raise them as engaged and contributing citizen of tomorrow. Youngzine introduces current news and events shaping our world, in a simple, engaging and interactive manner through compelling visuals and videos that are curated. Articles are presented keeping in mind, age appropriateness, sensitivities and maturity of the audience. Further, current events are used as prompts to contextualize classroom learning with real world events. All comments on the site are moderated to ensure the safety of our young readers. Youngzine is a great tool for teachers who want to bridge that critical gap between textbooks and the real world of science and technology, society, politics, and the environment – through interactive content, trivia and visuals. With our popular “Classroom Portal”, teachers create customized assignments to stimulate and moderate discussions in a completely secure, password-protected environment.” tags: news magazine currentevents youngzine Kids current events worldawareness education youth
- Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom – Skype An Author Network
Skype and author network, what a resource for finding authors willing to Skype, very cool.
tags: skype classroom web2.0 author authors collaboration literacy books
- Human Body Systems – Stich.It
Stich.It – interesting new resource, here’s an example of someone organizing webpages on human body systems.
tags: human body systems
- technopoetry – home
Techno Poetry ideas, some great ones…
tags: poetry ProfRes
- Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians
It’s time for school librarians to step out and enlighten their communities about
all the ways their libraries impact students’ education.
tags: advocacy libraries library toolkit Librarian colorado tlchat
- Register to Receive Books
FREE BOOKS! If you’re an educator or program administrator, and at least 70 percent of the children in your program come from low-income families, we can help.
tags: register books freebooks
- Weenies topical and literary index
David Lubar’s topical and literary index is quite thorough and useful. Perfect for teachers to use with reluctant readers. Additionally, since the books are packed with short stories, they’re perfect for identifying a terrific read aloud! Yes, there are anthropomorphic hot dogs on the covers, but they conceal a broad and deep variety of short fiction. Scroll down to find the perfect story for any classroom need.
tags: index books author authorwebsite authorwebsites literary reference professional
- Reading for the Earth | Earth Day Network
Interesting Earth Day program.
tags: reading earth network
- Share a Story – Shape a Future: Share a Story 2012: A Quick Look Back
Share a Story 2012: A Quick Look Back
We had several notes over the weekend from folks who were “just now” catching up on Share a Story – Shape a Future 2012 and reading the posts. We hope you’re still basking in all that great, positive energy!!
We also had a couple of other items and additions that I wanted to highlight. I’ll be adding them to our Comprehensive Index of Posts and List of Contributors, but I also want to share them here.
tags: share story shape future quick
- The Slice of Life Challenge Begins Tomorrow
If you are looking for a way to get yourself writing every day, and connecting with a supportive community of other teacher-writers, I urge you to consider joining in the Slice of Life challenge. Now in its fifth year, Ruth and Stacey at Two Writing Teachers encourage you to reflect on a moment of your day — bring a small slice into focus, and consider it as a writer.
tags: begins challenge life slice
- Internet Safety WebQuest Webquest lesson plan for Internet Safety tags: internet safety safety webquest internet
- 02 Cyber Bullying Gr5 ppt free ebook download from sharepoint.newport.kyschools.us
ebook on cyber bullying.
tags: cyber bullying ppt free ebook download sharepoint newport
- Internet safety with Safety Sally
eBook Safety on the internet
tags: internet internet safety safety sally
- Parody Motivator Generator – Create your own Motivational Poster
Great way to create reading promotion posters- including dewey numbers posters. Are you ready to join the revolution? Despair.com puts the power of motivational parody in your far less capable hands!
Terms and Conditions By uploading an image, you agree to our usage policy. No copyrighted or vulgar material is permitted.
tags: generator graphics funny motivator Poster parody despair demotivator
- Reach A Reader Resources | For Schools and Libraries
Resources for Schools and Libraries- wow, this is a great collection of resource ideas for getting free books and sharing them.
tags: reach reader resources schools libraries
- Share a Story – Shape a Future: Share a Story 2012: All the Posts
Excellent resource for children’s literacy/teaching.
tags: story share shape future posts
- QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net
Great way to organize and cut down time on QRcodes use!
tags: QR codes education edtech treasureHunt qrcodes qr qrcode web2.0
- You’re Invited! – This Is What a Librarian Looks Like | Librarian by Day
As the ultimate compliment to Library Day in the Life we bring you This is What a Librarian Looks Like!
What: a site to go beyond the bun and challenge old, outdated librarian stereotypes with photos of real librarians in their real lives doing real stuff.”
- Print Friendly & PDF
”Have you ever… tried to print up something from the Internet and it ends up being 8 pages long because of all the “extra stuff” around the edges? Or it’s a crossword puzzle that ends up covering 3 pages that you would somehow have to tape together? Don’t be frustrated! Save paper!” Use: http://www.printfriendly.com/ Simply go to the above site, paste in the URL you are wanting to print, and watch the magic as your 3 page printout somehow gets cut down to ONE!
tags: printing print tools pdf printfriendly web web2.0 green
- Doodle Alley
Author webpage- from author of Mal and Chad, creativity celebration!
tags: alley doodle comic graphicnovels comics art
- Mac OS X 10.5 Help: Compressing a PDF file
Compressing a PDF file
Large PDF files can be difficult to archive or email. Using Preview, you can compress a PDF file so it’s easier to share or store.
tags: mac mac os x os x help pdf file tech4learning technology
- Reluctant Readers
Reluctant readers are those who, for whatever reason, do not like to read.
Reluctant readers are typically students who are disengaged, struggling readers, many of which are not realizing success in any aspect of their school career. Educators encounter struggling readers in the classroom every day. These students need to be engaged in reading and must be helped to develop the skills required to not only be successful in school, but to become lifelong readers and learners. All students will require advanced literacy skills regardless of their post secondary pathway, and reluctant and struggling readers need extra support in achieving this end.
tags: reluctantreaders reading teaching teachers blog
- The Book Chook: Book Chook Bag of Tricks
Every teacher, parent or anyone who deals with kids has a bag of tricks. We need a bag like that for those days when an emergency arrives, or we’re feeling out of sorts, or our kids are using the “b” word – (bored).
My bag of tricks is ever-expanding. It has grown over my years as a teacher, parent, aunt and friend. In it I pop language games, reading and writing activities I think kids will enjoy, tips for doing things the Book Chook way, and links to internet treasures.
- El Día de los Niños | Official Site
El Día de los Niños-Celebrating Young Americans is a gift from the Latino community to all children. Many nations throughout the world, and especially within the Western hemisphere celebrate “Día de los Niños” on April 30th to honor and celebrate children-who represent the hopes and dreams of every community.
tags: día los niños official site
- Rasco From RIF » Blogs to Explore in Transforming Book to Passport
In the Share a Story-Shape a Future introductory entry today, I indicated this posting would be a list of blogs I hope you will find useful in your efforts to become more familiar with a wide array of multicultural books and customs. The list is not comprehensive, but it is a list I can indeed recommend to you given my familiarity with these blogs. Let’s get acquainted!
tags: blogs to explore book passport
- Spread your reading wings and join the PaperTigers Reading the World Challenge 2012
Do you enjoy reading books from and about different cultures? Would you like to have an incentive to read more culturally diverse books? Either way, the PaperTigers Reading the World Challenge is the one for you!
tags: spread reading wings world challenge
- CyberSmarts: Staying Safe Online Book set to consider purchasing… eBook and accompanying text. CyberSmarts: Staying Safe Online New! This exciting five-book series is geared for grades 3-6 and instructs readers in how to deal with important online safety issues. Kids are becoming more technologically literate at an early age, but it is crucial that they understand the dangers and risks of interacting with others online. This series emphasizes engaging in safe online conduct. Each book in the series contains a robust glossary of terms and sidebars that further explore important or high-interest material. tags: staying online cybersafety cyberbullying