Thursday, February 14, 2019

Augmented Reality Quiver Coloring Sheets Are A Hit On Valentine's Day!

For Valentine's Day today, we wanted to find an activity that tied in our new iPads and mixed reality as we have been trying out a lot this week in the library. 

As I thought of an activity, 
I went to the QuiverVision website.
 I knew that in the Coloring Packs from QuiverVision,
there was a Holidays Coloring Pack, so I was hopeful there was a Valentine's Day coloring sheet inside. 
And guess what? 

There was the cutest little Valentine's Day coloring sheet in the pack!
You can get to this one here and make copies for your students to do too. 
There are several other holiday coloring sheets. We did the Halloween ones last fall and they were so much fun too.
You will also find lots of different ones that cover a variety of subjects and themes.  
We did this activity with kindergarten through 4th grade today. 
It sure is fun to see how much the kindergarteners have grown in their coloring skills,
 which was awesome for....
 making a very nice coloring sheet to scan with the QuiverVision app.
 They were proud of their work too!
 We really love how they work together with the QuiverVision coloring sheets.
They enjoy seeing their own coloring sheets while scanning them with the...
 ....QuiverVision app and love celebrating their friends creations too. 

We can't wait to try another in our library.  What are you doing to try in yours? 

Becoming A Future Ready Librarian....Join Us For The Free FRS Workshop On April 13, 2019!

What does it mean to be a Future Ready Librarian®?  How will being a Future Ready Librarian
affect my library, school, teachers and especially my students? What can I do to become a
Future Ready Librarian today? These questions are central to the Future Ready Librarians initiative.

On April 13, 2019, I will be in Columbus, Ohio for the Future Ready School Workshop, Becoming A Future Ready Librarian, and we will answer these questions and more! 

During the workshop, we will explore the critical role that librarians can play in the strategic
work of schools and educational systems connected with educational technology leadership,
empowering students as creators and learners, content curation, innovative instructional practices,
and more.  We will share stories and inspire us to embrace the change we can bring through our
roles as librarians.

We will challenge participants to unleash the Future Ready Librarian and to look their own
practice and digging into literacy and the actions of the Future Ready Librarian (FRL) framework.
Here are the details of the event....

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
2080 Citygate Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Registration is FREE but space is limited.  Register at:

I hope you can join us to strengthen your library leadership skills, deepen your knowledge and develop an action plan as you begin to shape your professional future, as well as the future of those you serve in the library.

For questions about the workshop, contact Lia Dossin,

Hosted by: Future Ready Schools, OELMA and the Ohio Department of Education

The Future Ready Librarians strand is generously support by Follett.

About Future Ready Schools:
Future Ready Schools® is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed),
a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated
to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those traditionally
underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

Watch The Recording Of Our NEW Future Ready Webinar, A Perfect Match, Here!

Earlier this week, I joined my friend and colleague, Brianna Hodges, for the brand new Future Ready Schools webinar, A Perfect Match...Future Ready Instructional Coaches and Future Ready Librarians. 
In this webinar, Brianna and I discussed the powerful impact that results from a partnership between instructional coaches and librarians when focus is placed not on tool or device, but instead on the learning community. We shared the examples of this partnership from the field highlighting stories, swapping tips and inspiring everyone to go back and do the same within their schools and districts too.
We shared how to:
  • Move from those awkward ‘first-date’ conversations to developing a true and powerful partnership;
  • ‘Make the move’ by setting the mood through culture and connection;
  • Say those THREE important words (‘LEARNING IN ACTION’) and tell the world;
  • ‘Seal the deal’ with student-centered strategies.

You will also find the slide deck above and here at this link.  The resources we shared are linked within the slides.  

One of the best parts of my job as a teacher librarian are the partnerships and friendships I have with our instructional strategists at my school.  I can't wait to hear your ideas and how you are inspired and supported by this perfect match too! 

You will find the recording and information about the webinar and other learning opportunities on the Alliance for Excellent Education website here