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Orientation inspiration — NeverEndingSearch

Orientation inspiration — NeverEndingSearch | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s your incoming kindergartners, sixth graders, ninth graders or those returning students you already know and love, you’re going to want to welcome them back in a special way.  And you are likely to have made a few fabulous summer discoveries that will rock their information and communications worlds."

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Joyce Valenza shares ideas from many of our favorite elementary, middle and high school librarians. 

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Google Draw Bookmark Template

Google Draw Bookmark Template | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
This is not earth shattering, I resized the canvas in Google Draw: http://goo.gl/H6nqlO. After opening the blank template go to the File menu and make a copy. Either you can make bookmarks for stud...
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A project for my aides, as I have finally run out of Scholastic book fair flyers to cut up as bookmarks.  (Hey, they were colorful and popular and would have made the trash can very heavy for the custodian if I threw them out!)

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Carissa Cotta's curator insight, September 1, 2013 5:45 PM

This will be handy since I need new bookmarks!

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At Libraries Across America, It's Game On : NPR

At Libraries Across America, It's Game On : NPR | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
In the 1800s, British libraries used gaming rooms to lure patrons away from pubs. Now, across the country, libraries are using video games to attract millennials — and the goal isn't always educational.
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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:56 PM

WhattheWhat!?! LOL "In the 1800s, British libraries used gaming rooms to lure patrons away from pubs." ---- Ok, this is a Must Read!

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Recycled book art--shoe boxes and pages!

Recycled book art--shoe boxes and pages! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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My makerspace will be limited (this year) to paper crafts and recycled material. This would be perfect! 

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Library Orientation Activity

Library Orientation Activity | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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I am going to use this with my incoming 6th graders.  This library is so much larger than they're used to, I want to get them moving through the space to see where everything is!

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15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children's Books

15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children's Books | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Sometimes the perfect inspiration comes from our childhood.
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Using Aurasma in the Library | Library as Incubator Project

Using Aurasma in the Library | Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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I want to try this with photos of teachers, that when scanned would show what they're reading, what they recommend, etc.

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Mr. Breitsprecher's Dewey Challenge

Mr. Breitsprecher's Dewey Challenge | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Two online challenges for elementary students to show their mastery of Dewey.

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Wait, the library is CLOSED?

Wait, the library is CLOSED? | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
This is how I like the library to look.  Lots of kids, tons of books on display, art work, too.  (This is an old photo--we also have larger, more colorful directional signage on the bookcases!)...
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My end of the year display, that hopefully keeps kids reading, even when they can't use the library.

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Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History

Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
I'm an evangelist.

A book evangelist, that is. I hand out books to students and colleagues, booktalking them in class, at lunch, and even in my email signature. I want my students to read widely and
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Wow! Be sure to click through to the examples of students' infographics!

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The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift

The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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A great lesson to share with students--just because someone says it's not permanent, don't believe it.  Think what you post may live forever online, and then decide if it's worth posting.

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Tania Gammage's curator insight, June 2, 2013 4:43 PM

Useful for Year 7 IL and safety issues

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Wow, I Never Knew That! Book Reviews

Wow, I Never Knew That! Book Reviews | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Book reviews tied to ReadWriteThink lesson plans or further information on the author or subject.  

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Some great nonfiction titles with additional information in the reviews--some RWT lesson plans, author information, discussion guides, etc.  

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Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders | The Daring Librarian

Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders | The Daring Librarian | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, May 19, 2013 3:38 PM

This is a story about Sister Libraries, Twitter, Google+ Hangout, and connecting kids! It all started with a Tweet by my dear friend & Tweep  Tiffany Whitehead aka The Mighty Little Librarian and her awesome BFF EL teacher Alaina Laperouse both of Central Middle School in Baton Rouge Louisiana!

Mary Clark's comment, May 20, 2013 8:18 AM
Pure awesomeness!
Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:57 AM

this has so many possibilities! 

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India Art n Design Global Hop : Birmingham’s New Library

India Art n Design Global Hop : Birmingham’s New Library | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Whoever said that a library is a boring silent reading room? The new library at Birmingham, which opens its doors to the public tomorrow, is a beautiful building that integrates the culturally and architecturally rich ethos of Birmingham city...
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Some library eye candy! What a beautiful space!

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India Art n Design's comment, September 4, 2013 11:10 PM
Hey ,mary & marian thank for more updates do follow us on twitter n facebook.
Marian Royal Vigil's comment, September 5, 2013 7:05 AM
You're welcome and I'll be sure to do that! Beautiful work here.
India Art n Design's comment, September 6, 2013 12:18 AM
Marian please do stay connected and share your view and ideas. we would try to make think much better and simple ,which is only possible through individual feedback & opinion.thank you.
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25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading

25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street art
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I need one of these outside my library!  

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Callie Carling's curator insight, August 14, 2013 12:28 PM

I love books - this is incredible!!!

Kathy Moser's curator insight, November 22, 2013 8:01 AM

Really cool and clever and creative!

BJ's curator insight, December 6, 2013 9:30 AM
Creative!
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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Things I Didn't Learn in Library School: Maintaining your sanity when you are in charge of ALL the things

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Things I Didn't Learn in Library School: Maintaining your sanity when you are in charge of ALL the things | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Things I Didn't Learn in Library School: Maintaini... http://t.co/6OyULBQecM
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Our ASB students are going to get involved in library displays this year. There are always artistic students whose talents we could be using!

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Locally Sourced Library Art!

Locally Sourced Library Art! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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I made these 24 x 36 posters, using my own photos of our town.  Staples has occasional sales on printing. These were only $8 each!  They will really brighten up a dark wall of the library. See others at http://t.co/yEM6pWiCC1

and:

http://t.co/i1LBun2mmK

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Andrea Frey's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:38 AM

Beautiful pictures!! Great quote too! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 8, 2013 3:35 PM

These are great....we have smaller posters that are on the "IN" door of our library - different quote every week!

Carleen Southard's comment, August 18, 2013 6:28 AM
Well done Mary! Beautiful pictures and great quotes.
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25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
You'll be the talk of the teacher's lounge with these smart classroom ideas.
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I can use a lot of these in my middle school library!
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Top Ten Picture Books to Encourage Inquiry

Top Ten Picture Books to Encourage Inquiry | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
I've been thinking a lot about inquiry lately.  What is it?   Ways to create a classroom where inquiry is a common occurrence. Asking questions leads to asking more questions, and eventually to dis...
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I've been slowly building a picture book collection for my middle school library and taking advantage of interlibrary loan from our elementary schools.  Next project: prepare picture book bibliographies for teachers to use for lesson introduction, types of writing, etc. 

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Virtual School Library Media Center Management Manual

Virtual School Library Media Center Management Manual | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Via CFoote
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Great ideas and something we should have at the district level.

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Jeopardy-style Media Vocabulary Game

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A no-tech game to teach library vocabulary. Good end of the year activity for elementary students.

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ArtisanCam - Home

ArtisanCam - Home | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
ArtisanCam is a free arts education website for schools (key stage 2-4) featuring video of contemporary artists working in their studios, galleries and on location.It has video-workshops, information on their techniques/influences and interactive...
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Check out the links under "Activity Highlights" and enjoy yourself.  Oh, share with your students, too.  Shared by the ever awesome Naomi Bates, of the YA lit blog, http://www.naomibates.blogspot.com/.

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.
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Bibliotech: 6 concerning trends in digital collection development

Bibliotech: 6 concerning trends in digital collection development | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Following Michelle's advice is definitely the way to go!

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Authors for Libraries

Authors for Libraries | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
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Search here for authors to visit your library, or for great quotes from authors about the importance of libraries!

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