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How To Create An Infographic - With No Discernible Talent Whatsoever

How To Create An Infographic - With No Discernible Talent Whatsoever | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
I've spent weeks testing various tools and trying to figure out an easy way for non-Designers to create Infographics. Finally, yesterday I've stumbled upon a cool little app called Pixelmator that was the answer to my prayers.

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Activities reinforce books' messages - Omaha World-Herald

Activities reinforce books' messages - Omaha World-Herald | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

OK, I'm only sharing because I like the Oreo idea!

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Director sees library's role as creation hub - Lawrence Journal World

Director sees library's role as creation hub - Lawrence Journal World | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
 “Libraries really are about making a connection,” Allen said. “You put people and data together, and the people benefit from it.

“But to do it well, you have to get to know people so you can show them the stuff that enriches their lives. It is a simple process, but to me it is the best part of being alive.”

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The Big Tease: Trailers are a terrific way to hook kids on books

The Big Tease: Trailers are a terrific way to hook kids on books | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

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Are you a linchpin? | School Library Management

Are you a linchpin? | School Library Management | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Are you essential to your school?

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - The Doors Sing 'Reading Rainbow' Theme - Video - NBC.com

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - The Doors Sing 'Reading Rainbow' Theme - Video - NBC.com | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Jim Morrison and the Doors stop by to cover the "Reading Rainbow" theme song."

 

I wonder if my students would even get this?  Too young for Jim Morrison, too old for Reading Rainbow.

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Reimagining Books: How Citia's iPad App Compares to a Paper Book

Reimagining Books: How Citia's iPad App Compares to a Paper Book | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Modern-day Cliff notes" for when you want an idea of the book, but don't have time to read it.  Would these work in your library for non-fiction?  Or do they feel like cheating?  

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Free Technology for Teachers: Web 2.0 Collaborative Projects in the Middle School

Free Technology for Teachers: Web 2.0 Collaborative Projects in the Middle School | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Great ideas to incorporate technnology into collaborative projects!

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Create your own quick and easy QR Code book display

Create dynamic and interactive book displays in your school library today by making your own QR codes with this generator. http://qrcode.kaywa.com

 

Basic steps:

1. Select a range of books for your display (both fiction and non-fiction)

2. Browse the web for good websites that relate to your books. For example, you could use the Roald Dahl website for all Roald Dahl books, or a local conservation website for a book on saving the planet. You have the chance to be very creative here.

3. Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com - enter the URL of your chosen website, select the size (I chose medium), then click Generate!

4. Save the QR code somewhere easy to find (you can use them over again as you need), print them out and place them on the book.

5. Put the books out on display and watch the interest!

 

We used a staff member's iPad to demonstrate how it worked to every class that visited the library - it was a big hit, and generated a real buzz throughout the school, with the display featuring in our school quarterly magazine.

 

It's free and easy - try it now!


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Library Cloud: Summertime in the IRC

Library Cloud: Summertime in the IRC | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

We can't use phones at school (yet) but this would be awesome!  If your library isn't genrified, use these to make genre lists for students.  

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What librarians make. Or Why Should I be More than a Librarian?

 Joyce Valenza's photo should be in the dictionary next to the definition of awesome!


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The Busy Librarian: Wii Family Olympics.

The Busy Librarian: Wii Family Olympics. | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
What words come to mind when you think about the Olympics? Perhaps... pride, competition, team, strength, persistence, effort, endurance, diversity, skill. It's an event that brings nations together to celebrate their greatest ...
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Online Book Clubs: Develop a Culture of Reading on Your Campus!

Online Book Clubs: Develop a Culture of Reading on Your Campus! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Online book clubs can make it easy for teachers, librarians, media specialists and administration to engage a single class or an entire campus in an online book club. (@mauilibrarian2 Thx 4 follow.!

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Coming soon: eduClipper! - Blogs - School Library Journal

Coming soon: eduClipper! - Blogs - School Library Journal | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Sign up and share with your students. If Joyce Valenza recommends it, it's got to be good!
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Interactive Video Conferencing Services - Education Content - Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration - Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

Interactive Video Conferencing Services - Education Content - Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration - Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

At ISTE 2012, a presenter suggested evening videoconferences in the library.  Parent-child book clubs could chat with an author.  Guest speakers from national parks or museums.  Endless possibilities!

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Retro Library Posters - An Elephant Never Forgets

Retro Library Posters - An Elephant Never Forgets | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Check out this Flickr collection of retro library posters.  I love this one! 

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Adele-ify Your Reading! If You Love to Read (NYSRA 2012)

The New York State Reading Association is now accepting registration forms for our 2012 Conference in Syracuse NY. For more information, visit the website at...
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Students want to see return of full-time media specialist - News Transcript

Students want to see return of full-time media specialist - News Transcript | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Former library aides speak up for librarians at a NJ high school.  

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“Art in Words” teaches New Bedford teens about one of library's ... - SouthCoastToday.com

“Art in Words” teaches New Bedford teens about one of library's ... - SouthCoastToday.com | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

I'm so jealous!  

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The Centered School Library: S'More Tech Summer Camp, Day 10 ...

The Centered School Library: S'More Tech Summer Camp, Day 10 ... | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Cari Youmng is sharing awesome ideas on her blog!

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