Thursday, May 25, 2017

I Am Inspired By These Summer Sparks Reading Journals...You Will Be Too!

My son Hagan finished up 6th grade today.  We love our summer break together.  

One of the first things we do in the summer is make a stack of books we want to read.  This year we have something new to do....the Summer Sparks Reading Contest with our friends at Buncee and Capstone.  Hagan will be reading and researching in Capstone Interactive and PebbleGo Next to create stories in Buncee.  

You can see Hagan's awesome Summer Sparks Buncee here

Over the past few days, other friends have sent me the Buncee's their students are creating.  

I want to share a few with you that Tracy Ferguson, who is a 2nd grade teacher in Van Meter, Iowa, and Elaine Deja, who is the teacher librarian in Florida, students created this week and last with the Summer Sparks Reading Prompts.  

Please check these out to look at all of the creative ideas...and share with your students for inspiration too.   

A Future Ready Librarian Tells All....Join Us For This Conversation!

On June 14 at 8:00pm EST, I am excited to join EdChat Interactive for a wonderful conversation about Future Ready Librarians.  In an early preview for  FETC 2018, we will discuss how you can help your students, classes, schools, and libraries become future ready too.

The site states, 

Shannon will discuss how librarians, teachers, administrators, and students are collaborating, and how you can participate in these types of partnerships in your school, in order to help children develop to become the best that they can be. You will have the opportunity to discuss how you can help your students, classes, schools, and libraries become future ready. 

Shannon will provide practical tips and techniques to align your practices with Future Ready Libraries around the country and the world, and you will have an opportunity to talk to Shannon about your own questions and concerns...and of course share your school library stories too. Learn how the role of the teacher librarian is changing to accommodate new learning goals, learning styles, and pedagogies.

As you can see, this will be a conversation that you can be part of too!  

What Lesson Topics Do You Use In The Library With Grades 3-8?

Our friends at Capstone need our help.

They would like to know what lesson topics are frequently used by librarians in grades 3-8.  The ideas we contribute will help them as they develop a new Capstone product.

Please think about this question and add your ideas and thoughts to the Padlet by clicking here.

Thank you, friends.