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November 17, 2015
Cool Tools for Schools is Back!!
Looking for New Titles?!
ALA Book, Print and Media (long list but includes almost everything!)
YALSA Book and Media Awards for Young Adults (also extensive)
Between these lists, you can see all of the award winners!
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to share a recording of our November 3 webinar, "Using DPLA for Teaching and Learning."
View the webinar: https://youtu.be/9KdqfH2t1YY
This webinar provides useful information on the value of DPLA as a tool for teaching and learning and describes current DPLA education projects, including the recently released primary source sets<http://dp.la/primary-source-sets>. Presenters include DPLA staff and members of the DPLA’s Education Advisory Committee<http://dp.la/info/education/education-advisory-committee/>.
For additional information about DPLA and education, visit http://dp.la/info/education/.
Battle of the Books 2016!
Win $$ Through the Follett Challenge
Application Information available at follettchallenge.com
Deadline: January 29, 2016
K-12 schools (public/private) in the United States and Canada are invited to apply. Submissions are open to classroom teachers, special teachers (e.g., art teachers, music teachers), technology specialists, administrators, PTAs and librarians/media specialists.
Describe your program using the online application. Your entry will be judged according to the judges' rubric. In addition, upload a 3 to 5-minute video showcasing the program and positive impact it has had on your school.
- People's Choice Winners: We'll take a People's Choice approach to the 10 videos that receive the most votes*. Semi-finalists and the Grand Prize Winner are not eligible for the People's Choice award of $8,000, even if they have the highest number of votes.
- Semi-finalists: The Semi-finalist score will be 80% based on the judges' rubric and 20% based on the number of votes received.
- Grand Prize Winner: The Grand Prize winner will be selected by the judging committee from the pool of three top-scoring semi-finalists based on the judges' rubric score alone.
Library Girl Was Here!
My Takeaways? 1) There are some great ideas out there for doing more with less, and involving students and classes to help. My personal favorite? The "portable" white board with duct tape edges. And the painted rulers to decorate the circ desk. 2) We live in a data-driven world and it is critical, but throwing numbers at a wall hoping some will stick isn't the answer. Find a way to make your data relevant, and for people to care about what you do. 3) Who doesn't want to rid the world of Zombie Librarians??