Friday, March 1, 2024

Turn The March 2024 PebbleGo & PebbleGo Next Monthly Holiday Calendar Into An Interactive Research Choice Board For Your Students & Teachers!

                  

Our friends at Capstone create these special PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next Holiday Calendars each month. 

In this post, I share more about the PebbleGo Monthly Calendars. 
I love making paper copies of these to share with our teachers and kids. 
They hang them up in their classrooms and hang them in our library too. I also share them online through social media and as an image in Google Classroom or Seesaw. 
The teachers even use the PebbleGo Calendars for mini research opportunities throughout each week. The students use PebbleGo Create to share what they learn throughout the month with the calendars. 
Last year, when I was sharing the calendars with teachers and students, I thought....Hey, this would be really fun in a choice board! 
So, I opened up a Google Slide, uploaded the PebbleGo March 2024 Holidays Calendar, and added a little chalk board with text over the top.  
Then I went through the calendar and found every special day in PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next.  

For example, National Pig Day is March 1st. 
I went to PebbleGo and found the article. I grabbed the link, as shown in the image above. 
I took that link and added a linked text box around each special date. 

Now, when the kids click on a holiday, it will take them directly to that PebbleGo article.  

If you want to use the template to create your own, you will find the Google Slide here to make a copy and add links to the PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next articles. 
And to make it a choice board, just Publish to the web, as shown in this image above. 
You will share that Published Link with your students.  

I love sharing these interactive PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next Holiday Calendars with our students and teachers. They love learning all about these special days that are highlighted each month too.

I am excited to have the March 2024 PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next ready to go for the month.I hope you will find ways to use it with your students and teachers this month too.   

It's Time For Our March Choice Boards, Friends! You Will Find Everything You Need Here In This Post!

                  

March is here and  I have put together Our March Choice Boards to share with all of you.  

March has a few special celebrations and events. I shared those in the March Choice Board too. 

Let's start with Our March Choice Board.  You will find it here to share with students.  If you want to make changes, you can make a copy here

Within the March Choice Board, there are several other choice boards.  I am going to include these in the list below. I hope this is helpful if you are wanting to change some things around or make additions. 
Let's start with the Learn about and celebrate special events in March column. 
Let's Celebrate National Crayon Day post here.
Let's Celebrate Women's History Month post here.
Let's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day post here
Celebrate Reading Is For Everyone for Read Across America here for your readers, and you can make changes to the choice board here.
Take A Virtual Field Trip Around the World post here

And just as a reminder, remember to share it with your students by Publishing it to the web and sharing that link.  It will just show the slide when you share it that way. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help.  I am always happy to share and help you in any way. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Do You Want To Share Your Story & Work On Season 8 Of The Future Ready Librarians Podcast, Friends?

 

We are getting ready to kick off Season 8 of the Future Ready Librarians Podcast! 

Over the last seven seasons, I have welcomed so many wonderful librarians, educators and industry leaders to share their stories, passions and to discuss important and relevant topics to all of us as we lead within and from our libraries. 

You will find the Leading From The Library podcast page here

As I get ready to start recording Season 8, I am looking for new guests to join me. If you have a topic and story you would like to share and talk about, please reach out by emailing me at shannonmcclintockmiller@gmail.com and let me know. 

Thank you so much. I would love to hear from you, friends. The best part of the Future Ready Librarians Podcast is all of YOU.