Your Media Center Resource Guide
Classroom Ideas, PD Opportunities, Books, and so much more!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer. But, alas, it is time to brush the sand off our feet and get back to school.
Everyday an enormous amount of information comes to me through the various PLNs I belong to on Twitter and Facebook, and several library associations. It is not just about the library and books, but information you all can use everyday in your classrooms. Rather than flooding you with emails, I have decided to curate the information into a newsletter for the staff. You will be receive the newsletter periodically throughout the year. I will keep text to a minimum and get right to the meat of the matter.
This newsletter will also contain information on activities and events taking place in the media center for staff and students.
Book Themed Podcast Series - The Yarn
A unique, episodic podcast about the making of a single book—the upcoming middle grade graphic novel by Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm, Sunny Side Up—launches today. Created by school librarian Travis Jonker and teacher Colby Sharp, “The Yarn” examines the highly anticipated book from multiple perspectives in this, Season 1 of a new podcast series. Available on the link below or in iTunes.
Fun Literacy Based PD Idea
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Billion Mile Race
#Story in 140 Literary Challenge
Check out how Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian, challenged her middle school students to write a story "Twitter style" in 140 characters.
Easy for you to create your own submission form using Google forms.