Today was a very special day!
It was the first time I shared my new books as an author with a group of students.
I didn't even hesitate...of course I would!
We planned to meet over Google Hangout and after a few little bumps connecting this morning, Kelly had the great idea to project her phone using...
an ELMO. I love showing this because you have to be creative and calm when trouble shooting.... even during Google Hangout and Skype connections. :)
I played Staying Safe Online in the background and held up my book as the students sang along.
It was really fun to talk to them about the process of writing a book, especially sharing what it was like working with all of the people who are part of that process.
I just wanted to share a little bit about Staying Safe Online and the other books from the Library Skills Series with all of you too.
Staying Safe Online teaches our youngest learners all about the online world and what they need to know to stay safe online and be productive, engaging digital citizens.
Not only will they learn along with the adorable animal characters created by illustrator Kathryn Durst, they will sing along with Emily Arrow, who wrote and sang the music for Staying Safe Online and the other three books in this series,
Click above to listen to Staying Safe Online.
I just love how Emily took this story and made it into such a sweet and catchy tune for all of our young learners to sing as they learn how to stay safe online and practice their digital citizen skills.
I know you will love it too!
As you are singing along with your students, you will find the music....
...and lyrics in the back of the book and also on the Cantata Learning site.
There is a CD in the back of the book (in fact, in all of the Cantata Learning books) or...
...the QR codes, which is on the back of the book and inside the book, can be scanned to go to the music....
...on the Cantata Learning site too.
The music can be streamed, download and there is even an instrumental version of Staying Safe Online too.
You will find Staying Safe Online here.
Staying Safe Online is perfect to use when teaching your students simple digital citizenship skills and as you kick off another year.
I hope you love reading and singing it just as much as I do.
You will find it on the Capstone site here.
And now it is even available as an eBook!
I can't wait until next time. If you are interested in connecting online with your students, please let me know. I would love to connect with all of you too.