Monday, October 16, 2017

Games For The Library and Classroom...Check Out This Padlet!

I love the posts on our Future Ready Librarian Facebook Group about games in the library, especially when board games are shared.  

This was an important part of our library and something that everyone can bring to your students and community too.  

With all of the posts and everyone trying to keep track of what is being shared, I created a Padlet tonight that we can collaborate on together.  
Not only did I include Board Games, but I also included a column for Digital Citizenship Games, Library Games, Makerspace Games, Breakout EDU and Online Learning Games.  

We can add more columns too...this is just a start.  

And I just started adding links to the Padlet.  Please go to the Games for the Library and Classroom Padlet to share what your students love too. 

I can't wait to see the ideas and games we come up with!  Oh...and don't forget to ask your students to share too.  

Students Can Show Their Passion For Being A Change Through Global Goals With Buncee!

As we kick off a new week, Buncee has something very special to share!
This week we can celebrate the theme of the #BunceeBuddies pen pal project, the UN's Global Goals, with new set of beautiful stickers and backgrounds. 
As you can see from the Buncee that Meagan created above, students can use the backgrounds, stickers, animals and words to create and share the UN Global Goals they feel most passionate about.
You will find these backgrounds...
 and stickers under the Recently Added...
 and Transportation categories.
Together, these new Buncee assets will help our students share the Global Goal they are most passionate about in such a creative and meaningful way. 
For more information about Buncee Buddies and these themed assets, please check out this new post on the Buncee Blog here.

You can use #GlobalGoals and #BunceeBuddies to share and find even more on Twitter too.

5 More Tips For Bringing PebbleGo To Your Library and School This Year!

With Capstone Community, and my blog, kicking off last week, I have been sharing lots of ideas for using PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next in your library and school this year.  

In my previous post, I gave you my first 5 tips for creative and meaningful ways to bring the wonderful resources of PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next to your library and school this year. 

Here are tips 6-10....

6.  In #5, we talked about creating a scavenger hunt to familiarize your students and teachers with the tools. You could use PebbleGo to develop a PebbleGo Question of the Day or Week too! 

 
It could be as simple as sharing one question during morning announcements over the intercom or on paper.  Students could have the first 5 minutes to research it individually or as a class.  
 
Or you could even make a PebbleGo Question of the Week Poster and place these around the school, library and even on the school buses.  You can add a QR code that takes them directly to PebbleGo or PebbleGo Next when scanned making it very easy to do their research on the go...even in between classes or before school.  
 
This would be a fun activity for those weather days with early dismissal or late start.  

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And did you know, there is also a PebbleGo Question of the Day online too?  
 

These can be found at the bottom of the home page and answered as many times as they want to throughout the day.  The poll results are updated hourly. 
To read number 7 and the rest of these ideas, please visit this post and my blog here. 
Every day I learn from others sharing and discovering more ways to use PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next.  

Join Capstone Community today and become part of this amazing community too.