Sunday, May 15, 2022

Enter For A Chance To Win As We Celebrate Titlewave Turning 25!

 

Our friends at Follett are celebrating Titlewave® turning 25!  To make this celebration even more special, Follett is giving away $25 Titlewave gift certificates to 25 lucky users...no purchase necessary. 

To enter for a chance to win, share what you love about Titlewave in this short submission form here by 11:59pm CST on May 31, 2022. They will select 25 winners at random. 

Good luck, friends.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

A Special End of the Year Message Board For Your Students & Teachers Using Padlet!

 

Yesterday, one of our 3rd grade teachers asked me if I could help her with an idea.  

She wanted to create a Padlet for every student in her classroom.  On each students Padlet, classmates could leave a special message of friendship and share something nice they will remember from the year with that person. 

I just love this idea and want to share how we did this for her 3rd grade class. 
First, I went to Padlet
I love using the Wall template and will show you more about the others in a future post.  Just click on Select. 
For this project, I started out with a main Padlet that I called Mrs. Volk's 3rd Graders End of the Year Messages To Each Other. This would serve as the main place for all 20 of the student Padlets. 

Next, I created a Padlet for each student. Here are a few tips for creating a Padlet. 

When you click on Select, there are several features that you can select when creating a Padlet. 
You can give it a title and subtitle. You can select an Icon or upload your own. I picked this blue heart since are school colors are blue and white. 
You can select a Texture and Pattern, and other options, for the background of your Padlet. I love using the Linen and Corkboard background. 
And for this one, I wanted to make sure it was set at Public and Can Write since the students wouldn't be logging into Padlet to leave their special message. 
Once I had one student Padlet created, I clicked on Remake (circled at the top right) to create the additional Padlets for all students in Ann's class.  
When you click on Remake, make sure you select Copy Design. 
You can change the title within Modify and make sure...
..the Background is the one that you want. 
Once you have a Padlet for a student created, grab the URL at the top. 
Go to the main Padlet (the one I first made for Mrs. Volk's class), click on the little hot pink circle in the right hand corner, and...
...add the students name and link to their Padlet. 
When you click on Link, it will give you a lot of choices. You will want to paste that URL in the top and click return. 
It didn't take me long at all to create a Padlet for each student and to add them to this main Padlet for Mrs. Volk. 

I can't wait to read the messages they leave their 3rd grade friends next week. This is such a special keepsake and one that Ann will love for years to come too. 

FREE Virtual Stickerboard For Your Facebook Groups! And A Surprise Image We Can Work On Together, Too!

                   

It's so much fun collaborating and creating within virtual stickerboards! 

Today, I thought it would be fun to share another virtual stickerboard in The Library Voice Facebook Group to celebrate a special offer our friends at StickTogether shared today in their newsletter.  

As StickTogether shared online, 

The past year has been hard on all of us and building community is more important than ever. Because of this need, we have created a fun and interactive way to build community and 'stick together!' Every week we have been posting one in our Let's StickTogether Facebook Group and our community has really enjoyed 'sticking together' on their own time, to reveal the mystery image. 

We would love to offer you all a FREE Virtual Stickerboard to share in your Facebook Groups. We will create a Custom Stickerboard with an image that works for your group. All you need to do is share the link and then watch the image come together as your members 'stick together.'

If you are interested in grabbing your FREE Virtual Stickerboard for your Facebook Group, please email Brinana Cua at brinana@letsticktogether.com. 

Let us know what you group is about so that we can choose the perfect image for you. We will share a proof with you before we send the link. 

Thank you, StickTogether friends. We sure do appreciate everything you do to support all of us. 

And friends, don't forget to visit our special stickerboard here where we can stick together too.