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Powtoon Genre Intros

Powtoon Genre Intros | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
I used Powtoon for 8th grade orientation, and students were 100% attentive!
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Anita Vance's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:26 PM

Anything that adds novelty!  What a great idea!

Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 15, 2013 8:24 AM
It looks cool! Can you record your own voice as a track?
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Fun with Books - Mental Floss

Some of these videos would be beautiful to share with upper grades before a lesson!

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Saint Marks' Library Blog: Library Love

Saint Marks' Library Blog: Library Love | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

What a  beautiful introduction to the pure joy of libraries!  

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“If Librarians Were Honest” by Joseph Mills | Library as Incubator Project

“If Librarians Were Honest” by Joseph Mills | Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

This would make a great basis for a display in high school!

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Library 2.012 archive posted ... - School Library Journal

Library 2.012 archive posted ... - School Library Journal | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Click through Joyce Valenza's article for access to the recordings of almost all of the Library 2.012 sessions.

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On Common Core | Creating Community | School Library Journal

On Common Core | Creating Community | School Library Journal | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

A "Nonfiction Tasting" for teachers!  Offering chocolate is a brilliant idea!  

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Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:26 PM

I like this idea of sharing a variety of texts with the teachers so they know what is available in the library.

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Zombies galore at the library and beyond - The Coloradoan

Zombies galore at the library and beyond - The Coloradoan | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Zombie month in the library!  I wish!

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'The Hunger Games' Banned Books Week posters

'The Hunger Games' Banned Books Week posters | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
View a slideshow of ‘'The Hunger Games' Banned Books Week posters’ and other National The Hunger Games pictures.
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Banned Book Lock-in at the Library

 Lock-in!  Read-Alouds from banned books!  Two great ideas.

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Need some tips on making your library social media campaign better? Here are some of the things that make stuff go viral. – Stephen's Lighthouse

Need some tips on making your library social media campaign better? Here are some of the things that make stuff go viral. – Stephen's Lighthouse | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Photos! Videos! 

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School Bus Driver Honored for creating a “Library on Wheels”

He's no relation, and we don't even have buses in our district anymore, but I still think it's a great idea! I always have a box of books that aren't appropriate for my library, but that I haven't gotten around to sharing with the elementary schools.  This would be a great use for them!

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Wildlife Display!

Wildlife Display! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

This reminds me-I can borrow all sorts of artifacts from the local natural history museum!  What can you display in your library?  Check with local museums; you might be surprised what's available.  I'm going with the alligator first!

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Girl With a Satchel: Creativity: Going vintage at the library

Girl With a Satchel: Creativity: Going vintage at the library | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Great display idea for historical fiction, too!

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Bookish Pumpkins :: Part One

Bookish Pumpkins :: Part One | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Whether it's for your own pleasure or for a fun family activity, there are loads of creative ways to make Halloween bookish.
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Welcome to Maker Librarian! | Maker Librarian

Welcome to Maker Librarian! | Maker Librarian | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

New blog to follow and contribute to--looking forward to some great stuff here.

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Blending books with technology - Greenville News

Blending books with technology - Greenville News | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

You South and North Carolinians are awesome librarians!  So many of the people I follow are from those two states! I'm still trying to imagine an elementary school of engineering.

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Library offers living books to borrowers - literally!

Library offers living books to borrowers - literally! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

I'd love to do this!  Maybe have college students come to visit with our AVID (college prep support) classes, or local residents and parents to talk to 8th graders when they research STEM careers!

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Let Me Think : Adventures in a School Library: Your table is ready now

Let Me Think : Adventures in a School Library: Your table is ready now | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Cute idea for elementary libraries from @Maryindastax

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Library as Incubator Project

Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

If you have a creative spark, spend a few minutes with this blog.  There are some amazing projects here that could spark an idea for your school library, or a joint project with your public library.  Follow on twitter @IArtLibraries, too!

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Finding great nonfiction--Talk to a Librarian!

Teachers and parents should consult with librarians about nonfiction for children. They’re the experts and the library is a great place to start.
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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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Sharlene Lien's curator insight, July 23, 2015 6:57 PM

Blog of maker ideas.

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10 Most Amazing Library Laboratories | OEDb

10 Most Amazing Library Laboratories | OEDb | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Here are just a few of the most amazing library labs that exist today, though many more are in the works.  I see more school libraries heading this way.  Check out Michelle Luhtala @mluhtala on Twitter for a recent example of her new collaborative space!

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Street art project transforms school library - ABC Central West NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Street art project transforms school library - ABC Central West NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Students at Parkes High have brightened up the stairwell of their school library in a collaborative painting project with internationally renowned street artist Andy 'Jumbo.'...
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Library Displays

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

How have I not seen this?  Awesome ideas for displays!  My aides are making the Talking Book speech bubbles today!

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Some great suggestions here!  I'm going to play with #8, and add book-related crafts and recipes--remember all those HG recipes?  

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