Lamar Library April Edition!

We've been busy!

Skyping with Claire Legrand

Skyping with Claire Legrand was amazing! The 8th grade ELA teachers organized the whole thing. Students wrote questions ahead of time and took turns asking this intriguing author about her writing process. We had so much fun and learned a ton! Check out my creepy video made in iMovie and my fun video made with Magisto below! (We fangirled a bit about librarians and author crushes- but I didn't put that in the video. )

Creepy version with actual info

Skyping with Claire Legrand

Fun version made with Magisto

Mrs. Robertson decided to update from notecards to online notes! So I made this to help explain how LEAPsters could use Evernote to organize their research notes for "A World Without Project." I taught students how to use Evernote, organize notebooks and tags, and I stayed around while they began researching and clipping. Love those 6th graders!

Maker Monday!

Mozilla Popcorn Maker Party

Mozilla Popcorn Maker Party

Students had a blast with Mozilla's #Teachtheweb Popcorn Maker! We ate popcorn and made silly mashups. The kids had so much fun they want to come back next week even without the free popcorn! (Popcorn maker allows you to pull in Youtube videos, songs from Soundcloud, web images, and more to remix the web!)

Makerspace Explained with Wideo

I found this cool tool called a wideo during my Google Certification training. It allows you to create personal animations. I made one to explain Makerspaces, but you could use their template to make anything look professional! Go to
What is a Makerspace? - by

April 17th Staff Development!

I'm co-leading a session on April 17th for LISD staff. Here is our emazing presentation!

Took 5 Google Tests! I'm now a certified Google Educator!

Applying for Google Trainer status soon!

#lmshelfie to promote National Library Week

Come take your #shelfie!!!!!

Planning AHEAD

As we near the end of the year, don't forget to include the library in your end of the year plans! I can teach kids Advanced Google Search skills, help you plan your next unit, assist with Google Drive/Sites, or help you come up with PBL ideas for next year! Book the library today!