"I tried a wiki this year with my 5th grade library skills class -- we created a "Virtual Zoo." It was a big experiment, and the kids really liked it. The only trouble I had was with some student content being accidentally erased (as…"
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher…"
This group is for those who wish to share about using collaborative Web 2.0 tools in their library instruction. Here we can discuss what tools we are using, make connections for collaboration, and celebrate our technological triumphs!See More
Chatting about Skype an AuthorJune 7th 8pm ESTGuests: Dr. Mona Kerby & Sarah ChaunceyHost: Gwyneth JonesRamona N. Kerby and Sarah Chauncey will talk about their groundbreaking project and site, Skype an Author! Join the TL Virtual Cafe to learn about Skype an Author: "The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits."…See More
"I've used the "short stories" from Tina Packer's beautiful Tales from Shakespeare with my 8th grade classes. The stories are written in modern English, but woven in are some original Shakspearean lines from the play. I always…"
"I've used Voicethread software at my previous school, and it was very successful. Here is a link to their website -- you can browse some samples and see a demo:
Voicethread does cost money, but I think it is…"
"I introduced Glogster to my teachers this year, and have had at least three or four of them use it -- from a 4th grade class (who picked it up quite easily) to an 8th grade class (who created more involved projects with links to YouTube videos,…"
"Try Russell Stannard's books about Uncle Albert.... as well as the Stephen and Lucy Hawking books (there are two so far).
Of course, there's always science fiction - which could lead to an inquiry as to what is fiction (today, but perhaps…"
At the risk of sounding like I'm just promoting my own book... I'll just promote my own book. You might want to take a look at it. It's about Hobbit-like creatures at the center of the earth that operate the machinery there…"
Our Principal is asking the 5th grade team to read a fiction book in conjunction with their science curriculum. They study Isaac Newton and basic physics. I have suggested a biography of Newton, but that's not exactly what they want. While there are plenty of non-fiction options, I am having trouble finding a fictional story that fits. Any suggestions?
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
Teacher Librarian at McLain HS
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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