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Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project

Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Make It @ Your Library grew out of an IMLS grant-funded library program (ILEAD USA), with “the intention of helping librarians realize makerspace projects in their communities” (how could we NOT love this??)."

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I love how the projects are sorted into categories,  Makes life easier for those of us looking for projects that don't involve tools, 3D printers, or other items we feel bad about not owning.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:12 PM

Realize your Makerspace Dreams!

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:46 PM

Great way to encourage creativity and problem solving/collaboration skills into the library!

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Library Makers

Library Makers | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

A blog of maker projects suitable for your library!  I found this via the Library as Incubator blog, which is well worth following.

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Things to Make and Do, Crafts and Activities for Kids - The Crafty Crow

Things to Make and Do, Crafts and Activities for Kids - The Crafty Crow | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Thousands of wonderful art and craft ideas to do with kids that are fun, easy, and enjoyable for grown-ups too! You'll find crafts, art, activities, games, treats, and more for all holidays, seasons, and ages.
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If you're trying to find cheap and easy ideas for activities in your library, browse this site.  Collect bottle caps, yogurt lids, etc., and get busy!

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Crock Pot Bread Baking (Fast Bread in a Slow Cooker)

Crock Pot Bread Baking (Fast Bread in a Slow Cooker) | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Zoe writes:"But, bread in a crock pot? Over the years we have gotten requests from readers to develop a method of baking our dough in a crock pot. I had my doubts, lots of them. I didn’t think the slow cooker could get hot enough, I thought it would take too long, I didn’t think it would bake through or have a nice crust and I resisted trying it. I was so convinced it would be a fail. Oh, how wrong I was. "

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This may look completely off topic, but it reminded me of  elementary lessons when I paired books with food: The Big Hungry Bear with strawberries, Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! with carrots. Imagine The Little Red Hen, or even better The Stinky Cheese Man paired with freshly made bread! Imagine how wonderful your library would smell!

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Wanda Ortiz's curator insight, March 16, 4:44 PM

Lo intentaré y luego les diré cómo me fue.

gwynethjones's curator insight, March 29, 10:00 AM

Bread = Love!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Moving From Decoration to Documentation

The Adventures of Library Girl: Moving From Decoration to Documentation | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"I've been thinking a lot about first impressions lately and about what our physical spaces say about the work that goes on in the library.  I visit a lot of school libraries and when I do I try to put myself in the shoes of someone who a) knows very little about what happens in these spaces BUT who is also b) charged with making funding/staffing decisions for libraries in the coming year. "


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Grr, scooped this on the wrong board initially!

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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 13, 9:41 AM

I am going to paste this flyer in my binder and review it every year.  Jennifer LaGarde is just so awesome!

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Easy Does It: A pop-up teen makerspace | Library as Incubator Project

Easy Does It: A pop-up teen makerspace | Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Today’s kit/idea for librarians, sent to us by young adult librarian Eden Rassette, is an example of an easy-to-manage pop-up teen makerspace kit that achieves many of the “maker” goals – exploration, practical skill development, and creativity – on a scale that just about any public, academic, or school library can replicate. Read on and learn more! "

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I think this is a great idea (as you can see in my comment on the blog!)

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids

The Other 21st Century Skills:  Books for Kids | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an ove...
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Great reading list here.  I love that Jackie points to Annie Murphy Paul's research on the neuroscience of fiction reading!

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Amy Barr's curator insight, January 24, 9:31 AM

Book LIst included for other 21st century skills!

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Can reading make you smarter?

Can reading make you smarter? | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Dan Hurley: There is evidence that reading can increase levels of all three major categories of intelligence.
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We already knew this, but here's a great article to share with the uninformed!

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6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School

6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
The QR, or “Quick Response” code, is much like barcode, except that it can hold more data.

Via gwynethjones, Michele Velthuizen, Sue Kowalski
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My 6th grade teachers have been requiring students to write book reviews as part of their writing portfolio.  They have posted the reviews to Destiny, but I'd like to have them record audio and add QR codes to the books.  Easier to find the reviews that way!

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, November 22, 2013 8:37 PM

About to use these to link students to books from promotional posters in the Library!  Planning a treasure hunt next year using these where students have to complete a story by using QR codes linking them to the catalogue, and dewey references to fill in the gaps!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:02 PM

Use these ideas in the library and share some with your teachers..byod ideas

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 14, 8:23 PM

Some cool ideas.

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Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project

Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind | Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Make It @ Your Library grew out of an IMLS grant-funded library program (ILEAD USA), with “the intention of helping librarians realize makerspace projects in their communities” (how could we NOT love this??)."

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I love how the projects are sorted into categories,  Makes life easier for those of us looking for projects that don't involve tools, 3D printers, or other items we feel bad about not owning.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:12 PM

Realize your Makerspace Dreams!

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:46 PM

Great way to encourage creativity and problem solving/collaboration skills into the library!

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.
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Share this article with teachers, because if they're not doing this, they should be!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:22 AM

Rescooped from "Creativity in the School Library" page curated by Mary Clark. This is an excellent article that teachers and librarians should read together. Great example of what a quality school library professional can do to improve and enhance student learning!

Nazriel Aby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 12:36 PM

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Learning in Progress: First Library Report

Learning in Progress: First Library Report | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Well, I've been trying to do a better job of collecting data for my school library, and I produced my first report using Piktochart."

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Great infographic for a monthly library report from Heidi Neltner @Heidinelt, who credits Nikki Robertson for the inspiration!  

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The Power of Your Data

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Sue has some great ideas in this blog post that you can use tomorrow in your library. 

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:24 PM

Finding ways to track your daily activities is essential to documenting your contributions to the learning community. It will take time you say, but if you don't have the documentation to prove your worth, you may have more time on your hands than you want.

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The Unpretentious Librarian: Library Displays From Pinterest

The Unpretentious Librarian: Library Displays From Pinterest | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Great ideas on how to save time yet keep your library displays looking fresh! 

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Hunger Games! -->Fun Lib activity - RUN!

Hunger Games! -->Fun Lib activity - RUN! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
There's something you need to know about me and The Hunger Games, I love them way too much. There was one time we were discussing the trilogy in my Youth Literature class during library school, tha...

Via gwynethjones
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This blogger might be hibernating (like I should talk!) but this is an interesting idea.  Maybe for the incoming 6th graders next year.

Found this one on @gwynethjones's scoop.it board.  I always wanted to tie the food drive with the Hunger Isn't a Game movement.  Maybe we could give bonus points to those who donate to the food drive. (Or is that too much like the rich tributes from the Capitol getting extra gifts?)

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gwynethjones's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:36 PM

I swear, I feel like if I ever need a clever activity idea I just have to go to Rad Books for Rad Kids blog and BAZINGA! Awesome ideas!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 13, 9:53 AM

Always need fun library activities.  Add this blog to  Feedly. 

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Paint Splattered Notebooks - The Crafted Life

Paint Splattered Notebooks - The Crafted Life | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Time: 25 minutes Materials: notebooks, spray bottle, acrylic paint, water, rubbing alcohol To make your own acrylic spray paint, fill half of your spray bottle with equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. The more paint you add, the more vibrant your spray color will be. Once you have your solution, just spritz lightly onto a notebook and…
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Should be a relatively cheap maker space event!

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Contagious Marketing | American Libraries Magazine

Contagious Marketing | American Libraries Magazine | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"There is no more powerful communication technique than one person talking with and listening to another, whether it’s on social media (good) or live and in person (best). WOMM tops the chart. Not only can libraries afford it, but they can also do it better than big commercial brands. What they can’t do is wait for it to happen automatically. It is a tool. They have to use it."

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One of the best articles I've read on marketing your library! Great advice geared toward public libraries, but that would easily adapt in the school library, too.

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The Sassy Bibliophile: Blind Date with a Book

The Sassy Bibliophile: Blind Date with a Book | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Not a novel idea anymore (sorry, hard to resist a bookish pun) as one can find pics of blind dating books all over the Internet (Pinterest, anyone? yes, please!), but one I haven't found time to do in my library...until now. "

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Nice details on how to create this fun display!

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

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There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues. :

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As always, useful information fromJulie Greller!

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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I'm thinking of a book display..."Your Brain on Fiction"

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LaDawna Harrington's curator insight, January 24, 12:54 PM

Educators need to consider this article in light of common core and the push for informational texts. We CANNOT give up good fiction.

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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
It's my fault. I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. My only hope is that those middle s
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Great and fairly easy to implement ideas!

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Ann Lynn's curator insight, February 12, 8:17 AM

Ideas and links for projects that can demonstrate student understanding of stories.

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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?
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I buy picture books whenever I have extra money. They're propped up on the windows behind my desk, and kids love to grab them and read on the floor.  Whatever works!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:07 PM

Lots of great ideas here! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:36 PM

Awesome thoughts on creating reading events in your learning commons.

Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:26 AM

Как создать культуру чтения?

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Paper Maker December Craft Days

Paper Maker December Craft Days | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

We're going to jump into the Maker Space movement using recycled materials, especially old books that I have held onto, foolishly thinking I would repair them.

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These craft instructions and materials will be available during lunch every day in December in our library. Hopefully we will have a craft-savvy volunteer to help out, as I am not allowed near sharp objects after the unfortunate exacto knife incident a few years ago.

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The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers

The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"During Teen Read Week I decided to invite students to the library and show book trailers for the ALA logo Seek the Unknown @ your library campaign.  As I've done numerous book talk/book trailer gatherings I'm always up for something new.  Since our district is launching Google in Education for all our students and faculty, I decided to embed the mystery, science fiction, and supernatural book trailers into a Google presentation. "

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I have over 120 book trailers in my YouTube channel now.  Sue's instructions will make it easy to customize my book talks!

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Librarians on the Fly: Interactive Calendars for Your Library using Thinglink and MoveNote

Librarians on the Fly: Interactive Calendars for Your Library using Thinglink and MoveNote | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Two great web tools in one awesome blog post! I've already shared Thinglink with my teachers, but I can't wait to show them MoveNote.  Might liven up those student PowerPoint presentations they still require:)

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 16, 2013 11:10 PM

Using ThingLink and MoveNote to create an interactive calendar for the library website. 

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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Is the Sweet Spot in the School Library?

"Maybe it’s time to emphasize that all this library learning is really differentiated instruction."

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OK, who is the brave library soul who will do a remake of the "Sugar, Sugar" song to emphasize the school library as a place where ALL students can learn?

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Fall decorating: a round-up of smart (and free) posters — NeverEndingSearch

Fall decorating: a round-up of smart (and free) posters — NeverEndingSearch | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:49 PM

Useful free decorating tools for libraries and classrooms!