"I saw some really cool bookmarks made from old book pages on Pinterest. You could let the students decorate them and laminate. I've also seen some book Christmas trees for decoration at Christmas time. I know that probably…"
"Cindy, I usually do 3 stations. One of them is always a computer station, where we do a variety of activities related to the library. In another station, I try to review a skill we've already learned. In the 3rd station, I usually work…"
"You can do it! I know how frustrating this is for you. Is there any way you could get a parent volunteer to help with checkout? One way I buy myself a little time during checkout is to make barcode cards for the students so I…"
"I would love to have tablets in my library, but I would prefer to have Android tablets due to the flash video issues on the iPad. I know there are ways around it on the iPad and that Android won't be supported by flash much longer, but…"
"Yavodka, This is a tricky one. I didn't realize you had to cram book checkout into class time. What I do with my stations is have students visit one station per week. In other words, they rotate to a different station the next…"
"I have developed some library Smartboard lessons. You can find one on Library Rules for free at Teachers Pay Teachers.
I'm working on some more plans for the upcoming school year. Visit my website, Elementary Librarian, or…"
"I am working on this very thing on my website right now. My lessons are designed for 35 minute class periods. I normally do stations in my classes. Visit Elementary Librarian and look for my updates on Facebook and Twitter! …"
Mansfield University Scholarship Program – Begin in January 2012
In an ongoing effort to recruit a new generation of school library leaders, Mansfield University recently received a fifth Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) grant to fund scholarships for its totally online School Library & Information Technologies Master of Education degree program with school library certification. If you know of an educator or non-certified librarian seeking school library certification, please pass along the news that we are still accepting applications for the spring 2012 semester.
The Master of Education program, ideally suited for working educators
with no time to drive to a university, offers a convenient and effective path to school library certification. For detailed information and contacts please refer to the Fulfilling the Promise homepage, at http://libweb.mansfield.edu/promise/, or contact Cynthia Keller, Department Chair firstname.lastname@example.org