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Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive

Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

I'm adapting this lesson for library orientation.  Students will have to find fiction, nonfiction and biography titles on their classmates' backs, as well as reasons you'd go to the school library.  

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Ken Baker: Children's Author: Librarian Booktalk with Cathy Potter

Ken Baker: Children's Author: Librarian Booktalk with Cathy Potter | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Cathy gives a great summary of her library program.  And a bonus--a new (to me) blog about nonfiction books for kids ages 5-18!  Awesome!

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Classroom Games and Technology: Pegged - A fun game based learning activity for a variety of subjects

Classroom Games and Technology: Pegged - A fun game based learning activity for a variety of subjects | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

This game would be great in the library with fictional characters!

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Library Decorating & Back to School Special Slidedeck! | The Daring Librarian

Library Decorating & Back to School Special Slidedeck! | The Daring Librarian | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Mind-boggling number of awesome ideas here!

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The Techy Teacher Librarian: How I use twitter in my classroom

The Techy Teacher Librarian: How I use twitter in my classroom | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Great ideas for high school!  I'd love to see students tweeting what they checked out of the library.

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A library's first contact with parents - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

A library's first contact with parents - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Get parents excited about your school library!  Another great idea from Doug Johnson @BlueSkunkBlog

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Create a Screensaver of Your Favorite Books

Create a Screensaver of Your Favorite Books | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Found via Librarian's Quest blog.  Another job for library aides!

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Planning Library Programs, Celebrations, and Displays

Planning Library Programs, Celebrations, and Displays | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Fran Bullington shares her list of dates and celebrations that you  can use to create library displays--awesome!

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Library goes where no event has gone before - Centre Daily Times

Library goes where no event has gone before - Centre Daily Times | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

A Celebration of Curiosity--could be the theme for the entire school year!  A videoconference with JPL!  This is just begging to be done in your school library.

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Summer Tutoring "Packets and Pizza"

Summer Tutoring "Packets and Pizza" | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

How often do you coordinate with your public library?  Does your public library have your textbooks available for students?  Can you do a presentation to the public librarians to show them your school website, teacher pages, links to assignments, etc.?

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Prosper High School - PHS Library Media Center Overview

Prosper High School - PHS Library Media Center Overview | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

I love the Twitter book reviews on this library's website!

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Librarydoor: Information Literacy Bulletin Board Ideas

Librarydoor: Information Literacy Bulletin Board Ideas | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Useful at the high school or college level.  Be ready for snarky answers, too:)

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Low Cost Signage!

Low Cost Signage! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

My end-caps were extremely vanilla, with just the Dewey numbers.  After attending a webinar on how to use PowerPoint to make signs, etc.,  I did a quick and easy sign with the subjects students will find on each shelf.  Works better than a Wordle, because I could control where the words appeared.  (The sign is straight on the endcap, just crooked in my photo!)

 

Thanks to Kathie Maier for the idea!

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Build Your Own Little Free Library

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Little Free Libraries have been popping up all over the place. The mission of this free book swapping community is to build more than 2,510 libraries worldwide. Join in the effort and start building one of your own!

 

I am so in love with these!  I need a way to build one without any tools:)  Ikea probably has something I can hack!  

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Pop-Up programming…in the library | Library as Incubator Project

Pop-Up programming…in the library | Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Can you do this in your library?  What would need to change in your physical space to make this work?

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month | American Library Association

September is Library Card Sign-up Month | American Library Association | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Toolkit for librarians planning a 2012 Library Card Sign-up Month celebration contains print and Web public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Troy Polamalu, a sample letter-to-the-editor, PSA scripts and proclamations to promote Library Card...

 

What are you doing to ensure every student has a public library card?

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Ms. O Reads Books: Pinterest & Teacher Librarians

Ms. O Reads Books: Pinterest & Teacher Librarians | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Lots of boards to check out!

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Comic books go to Mars - NewsOK.com (blog)

Comic books go to Mars - NewsOK.com (blog) | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Comics about Mars.  Worth seeking out if you're highlighting the Curiosity rover.

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The Techy Teacher Librarian: Back to School Freebies

The Techy Teacher Librarian: Back to School Freebies | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Free?  I'm calling Best Buy tomorrow to check out this program!  Awesome ideas, Jennifer!

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A Tale of Two Students - American Libraries

A Tale of Two Students - American Libraries | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

OK, not much to do with creativity in school libraries, but darn it, I am tired of banning the use of social media at school.  Why aren't we teaching digital citizenship instead?

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