Thursday, May 25, 2017

What Lesson Topics Do You Use In The Library With Grades 3-8?

Our friends at Capstone need our help.

They would like to know what lesson topics are frequently used by librarians in grades 3-8.  The ideas we contribute will help them as they develop a new Capstone product.

Please think about this question and add your ideas and thoughts to the Padlet by clicking here.

Thank you, friends.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Here Is What Your Students Need For The Summer Sparks Reading Program Each Week

As your students participate in the Summer Sparks Reading Contest, you will want to share the Buncee above.  

In this Buncee, they will find the easy steps to follow including the links for PebbleGo and the eBooks in Capstone Interactive.  
They will also find the Summer Spark Weekly Prompts which are VERY important each week.  

These start on page 10 of the Buncee above. 
The second #SummerSpark Prompt for the week of May 22 is there.  This week we are asking students to create a Buncee answering... What's your favorite hobby?  

I can't wait to see what they create!

So share this Buncee with your students and families....It will keep them connected to Summer Sparks all summer long.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Empowering Students As Creators...Join Us For The Next Future Ready Librarian Webinar!

We are excited to announce that the third Future Ready Librarian webinar is coming up on June 13, 2017 at 4:00pm EST.  

It is going to focus on Empowering Students As Creators, one of the gears within the Future Ready Librarian framework.  

And I couldn't be more excited to share that Traci Chun, Teacher Librarian Lead, Skyview High School and Vancouver Public Schools in Washington and Diana Rendina, Media specialist, Tampa Preparatory School in Florida. 

This webinar will examine how librarians can empower students as creators. Library leaders will share how they encourage and facilitate students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning that engage them in critical thinking, collaboration, and authentic, real-world problem solving.

Please join us by registering at this link.  Participants will receive a certificate of participation after the webinar too. 

We can't wait to see you on June 13 as we talk about empowering our students as creators today and tomorrow.