Thursday, January 27, 2022

You Can Now Find The Recording Of Our Latest Capstone Webinar, Encouraging Curiosity in K-5, Here In This Post, Friends.

Last week, I joined my friends at Capstone for a brand new webinar, Encouraging Curiosity in K-5: Why It's Important and Where To Start. 


As shared on the webinar site, 

Want to learn more about intellectual curiosity? 

Or reasons why your students ask lots of questions? 

Join us as we explore the mission behind wondering and how we can empower students to stay hungry to learn more. Discover how you can inspire and encourage lifelong "why" and "how" questions key to academic and career success. 


• Introduction 
• Intellectual curiosity and fostering it throughout childhood development 
• How PebbleGo supports the curious child 
• Ways to encourage curiosity with ready-to-use examples 

• Q&A 
Presenters: Dr. Amanda Sullivan • Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development • Early childhood STEAM researcher & educator • Author, Breaking the STEM Stereotype: Reaching Girls in Early Childhood • Co-Creator, ScratchJr Coding Cards: Creative Coding Activities for Children 5-7. 
Dr. Amanda Strawhacker • Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development • Associate Director, Early Childhood Technology Graduate Certificate program at Tufts University • PreK-8 STEAM curriculum and technology designer and researcher 
Shannon McClintock Miller • Future-ready teacher-librarian • Director of Innovation of Instructional Technology and Library Media at Van Meter School in Iowa • International Speaker & Consultant. • Capstone Author & Librarian Leader

It was such a wonderful hour of learning and sharing.  If you missed it, you will find the recording here. Or perhaps you were there and want to share it with others...please do that too. 

Thank you for joining us, friends. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Create and Share Your Own Custom Wordle!

During a presentation at FETC today, we were talking about Wordle.  In the next one, I heard about this cool little digital site that lets you create your OWN!  How fun is that. 

You can find it here that you can use to...
...Make A Custom Wordle and...
...copy the link to share it with others. 
The creator @pallavman shared How To Play too. 

Monday, January 24, 2022

The 2022 Youth Media Award Winners Collection Of Announcements, Resources, Author & Illustrator Sites, and More!


This morning, people from around the country gathered around our laptops and devices, with our coffee and breakfast, to hear our favorite books of the year win special awards during the ALA Youth Media Awards at the ALA Midwinter Conference. 

For me, I watched along from the Des Moines International Airport as I got ready to fly to Orlando, Florida for the FETC Conference this week. 
If you missed the ceremony, you will find the Youth Media Awards 2022 recording here.  

Afterwards, I hopped on Titlewave to order a whole list of the award books I wrote down during the announcements and went to my library at home to pull out all of the winners from my collection.  

I also went online and visited several author and illustrator sites to read and hear more about the books that won all of the special awards. 
As I found lots of amazing resources, I started the 2022 Youth Media Award Winners Collection by Destiny. 
I added the official ALA announcements, the recording, articles, author and illustrator sites and more. 
And one of my favorite things I added....The ALA YMA Posters from our friends at Follett. 
You can find them here

You will find this Collection by Destiny here.  I am working on adding more sites and resources today.  Please let me know if there are others to share here too. I would love to add them. 

A big congratulations to all authors, illustrators and publishers who were recognized and honored on this wonderful day.  You inspire us and especially our readers every day and we can't see what is next.