February Sips & Tips

sweet techy tidbits

Teen Tech Week

March 7-11

Teen Tech Week from YALSA - free to anyone

Some ideas:


Post-It pixel art


duct tape art/projects

movie / green screen filming

ALA Graphics

ALA Graphics from the ALA store

ALA Graphics is a sole source vendor.

ALA members receive a 10% discount.


TCEA - members have access to weekly free webinars

EdWeb for a variety of professional development resources. Mackin often sponsors webinars via EdWeb.

School Library Journal webcasts


TCEA conference handouts here

TLA 2016 for school librarians here

TLA 2016 - help, please!

I am moderating a session at TLA this year - Hear Them First: Debut YA Authors (round 2) that features Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen), Robin Epstein (H.E.A.R.), and Leah Thomas (Because You'll Never Meet Me), plus to-be-published authors Traci Chee (The Reader), Julie Buxbaum (Tell Me Three Things), Christian McKay Heidicker (Cure for the Common Universe), & Laurent Linn (Draw the Line). I need questions! Please use this Google Form to provide any questions you think audience members might want to hear our authors answer. Questions may be general and directed to the full panel or to just 1-3 panel members.