Monday, August 22, 2011

Comic Creator

I just learned about a new comic creator called Make Beliefs Comix that is very easy to use and is quickly becoming my new favorite because it is so simple. I created the comic below in about 5 minutes. I am thinking it may take students (K-4) a bit longer but if we do it in the computer lab everyone could be working at the same time and it should not take longer than a class period to come up with an exciting comic as part of Constitution Day activities.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Book Care

Book Care is one of the fist lessons school librarians teach at the start of every school year and depending how things go, they may teach it again after break. George Mason University has a very cute video to show proper book care at the university level. I was considering using this with my 3rd and 4th grade students and telling them that proper care of books is something that will follow them to college, so they should start practicing now. However as cute as this video is, it made me wonder if my students will even be using books by the time they get to college!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Matt Damon at Save our Schools March

This past weekend Matt Damon spoke in favor of teachers and against testing at the Save our Schools March. He was introduced by his mom who is a teacher. What do you think of his comments?

My suspicion is that Matt didn't fit the mold of the perfect student and my suspicion is that none of our students do. Like he said each one is a puzzle and parents and teachers are he ones that put the pieces of the picture together.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Library Signage that does not take up too much space...

I have very little shelf space left in my library and it is not because I don't weed. Signage is a problem, there is not room for it on the shelf. What I need is signage that does not take up too much space on the shelf. Take a look at the video and see the solution to my problem! I love it!