I and six of my peers are hosting a regional, annual conference for librarians and teachers on the joys of liesure reading, called 'Books Abound', October, 2007. We anticipate 125 attendees. As an icebreaker we thought trading cards would be fun. Collect a set and win a chance at a prize!
But trading cards are a little harder than first thought. A set of 12 to 16 cards might be nice, on a literary theme, character, etc., but no such animal, to my limited research exists… Continue
Added by John P. Brock on May 21, 2007 at 6:15pm —
Laura Brooks encouraged me to post here--my first time to visit this site. Below is the message I posted on LM_Net----and received over 50 requests for the word versions of my Dewey for kids and the cards I used for this activity. So I have attached the two files here.
Today I completed one of my favorite Dewey Decimal activities with
fourth grade. We've studied Dewey quite a bit, so for this last class
of the year (other activities will supersede class the next 2 weeks)… Continue
Added by Anne Oelke on May 21, 2007 at 10:38am —
Cathy Nelson just pointed out that we could create groups within our Ning community. This is very cool. I played around by creating one for high school.
Please create any others that make sense to you (ala http://library20.ning.com/
How about one for independent schools, one for TLs from Arkansas or Alaska, one for the NECC conference, one for TLs without budgets, one for TLs with special super powers?
Added by Joyce Valenza on May 19, 2007 at 4:13pm —
Irene and I decided to work on a library guidebook. It is now available on the common drive. We are having our LAG committee look and make suggestions. Actually, since it is the end of the school year, I don't think they are looking right now.
Anyway, I wanted to make a PDF file because you can have chapters on the left. That way, people could click and jump from section to section. I explained to one of our tech teachers what I wanted, and he suggested using Word, saving the document… Continue
Added by Susan Myers on May 19, 2007 at 8:52am —
watching a TV report on brain stimulation and its value to an aging
population, I began to wonder whether writing a blog would qualify as a
beneficial activity. I found an article by Drs. Fernette and Brock
, physician-parents with a national referral practice for children
with learning difficulties (and co-authors of the book, "The Mislabeled
Child") that concludes… Continue
Added by Diane Cordell on May 18, 2007 at 9:55pm —
Well, we are wrapping up another school year. I am SOOOOO glad we clicked on Start Inventory on our circulation software. I am also thankful we have an incredibly great assistant who works nonstop. She, from time to time, would go and scan books with the InPath. So, we don't have many books to hunt down. With AP testing and other interruptions (even though we are closed), we would NEVER be able to finish had we not started early.
If anyone was an AP and/or HSAP testing site and has… Continue
Added by Susan Myers on May 17, 2007 at 7:34pm —
If anyone has had a graphic artist or comic book writer visit their school, I would love to hear your experience. I am looking for someone who has some books out that would appeal to teens. Of course, I want them to be a reasonable rate (which means I can't afford Gaiman).
Added by Susan Myers on May 17, 2007 at 7:26pm —
By Guest Blogger Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Still Summer
There are these phrases that spring from the pens of pundits and spread outward through the culture.
"Yuppie" (the derivation of which scarcely anyone considers anymore, but which was supposed coined by erstwhile essayist Bob Greene to mean Young Upwardly Mobile Person) is a good example. There are scads of other such phrases: Both… Continue
Added by Writers Plot on May 12, 2007 at 4:29pm —
Wow - this is the coolest thing! We have such an issue with MySpace - maybe this could be a safe alternative?
Added by Mary Woodard on May 11, 2007 at 12:59pm —
SEOmoz’s new Web 2.0 Awards were announced yesterday. Last year’s list led me to tools that became a regular part of my life online. There’s lots to explore. Some are already favorites. Some look like great fodder for pathfinders. Others present some cool potential for incorporating in learning activities.
Among the categories:
Added by Joyce Valenza on May 10, 2007 at 7:31am —
Have been reading Friedman (The New York Time ) spin on globalisation and of course was interested in his perspective (it is driven by economic models raising… Continue
Added by Linda Gibson-Langford on May 9, 2007 at 7:09pm —
I knew it was around, but I hadn't actually seen it. Doug Johnson just pointed me to the California School Library Association's School Library 2.0: The 23 Things
. Great stuff for training and learning. Take a good look!!!! BTW, our Ning is one of those things.
Added by Joyce Valenza on May 9, 2007 at 5:02pm —
I'm getting ready to sit down with my advisory board to do some planning for next year. I've invited very smart teachers and administrators in my school to help. We are going to use the FUTURE
protocol developed by Critical Friends Groups.
It should be a way of looking "back" from the end of next year to see how things went. I'm really looking forward to some good planning… Continue
Added by guybrarian on May 1, 2007 at 4:30pm —
Just wanted to share our very easy end-of-year display case idea. Our seniors look forward to this all year.
We put out boxes of index cards and art supplies. Each senior decorates a card with his or her plans for next year. They go crazy competing to create the very best index cards--school colors, mascots, all sorts of images. We cluster them. (For instance, all the Penn State cards go together. All the military cards go together.) This year we photocopied their 9th grade pics from… Continue
Added by Joyce Valenza on May 1, 2007 at 2:15pm —
Please read about my new book FAT TALE available at www.barnesandnoble.com also www.amazon.com FAT TALE, written and… Continue
Added by Karen Land on May 1, 2007 at 6:09am —
- Hey everybody,
I'm Reading Queen Bee (Cheryl Hill),
I am having such a great a time reading about all of you! I am learning so much!
I have been a librarian for six years now, and, it took someone else to see the librarian in me to point me in the direction to become a librarian. I have always loved teaching children to read. I have always loved reading books and reading books to children. I have always loved using…
Added by Cheryl Hill on April 29, 2007 at 1:17pm —
This morning we had some visitors from another high school. They came to see what we were "doing with technology". The assistant principal for instruction and I met with them and we had a lively discussion about the laptop program we are initiating next year. They asked the usual questions about laptop theft, breakage, and battery charging as well as how we planned to provide technical support. Then they asked about what we are doing about technology resistant teachers. At this point my… Continue
Added by Susan Geiger on April 27, 2007 at 3:08pm —
Please join Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA) on May 17th from 7:00 p.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT as we share our talents with other communities around the world. This pilot event will be an opportunity to meet artists and see their work. We don't yet know exactly what to expect, but are hoping for happy, amazing and inspirational introductions to creativity around the globe. If you can't participate, we do… Continue
Added by Erika Thickman Miller on April 26, 2007 at 6:13pm —
Just spent some time perusing the forum and have come away with a refreshed sense of what I want to accomplish before the end of the year. My colleague is retiring and was speaking with me today about how she can make things easier on me through the end of the school year as she won't be here through the end (and I don't blame her for not wanting to lose some of her sick days, especially expecting a grandson around that time!). I just can't believe that the end of the school year is so close… Continue
Added by Beth Ehrlich Slater on April 26, 2007 at 6:00pm —
In true Karol Sacca style- today we held our final book buddies of the year. Since this was our last one, I made the kids read from part of the world I chose. Continue
For the last few years it has been authors from IRAQ,
but this year since so many teachers in our building were working on Africa- we chose that. I'll bet we had 30 folks
signed up and they were reading some really good titles. I was a little disappointed
because several students had…
Added by guybrarian on April 19, 2007 at 8:25pm —