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Styling Librarian: Technology Resources shared August 2012

Thought I’d share my favorite resources technology wise for June, some were discovered July and August, here we go:


Epic Battles- between Gandalf and Dumbledore– NOT FOR KIDS!!

Critical Thinking: Broken Logic:

Action: cleaning our earth:

Some favorite resources:




Book Clubs: Newbery Book Club:

Books I’ve enjoyed:

Hong Kong:

ORGANIZED Diigo Files:

The Nerdy Teacher: Using @Evernoteschools for Lesson Planning #EdChat

Evernote lesson planning

Take a Virtual Tour of The Unquiet Library, Fall 2012 | The Unquiet Librarian

Virtual tour of library. Prof. resource.

Wonderopolis » Blog Archive » Do You Have Good Netiquette?

Great Netiquette video:

At the Core: Audiobooks Promote Critical Reading Habits | Listen In | School Library Journal

School Library Journal – connect common core to audiobooks that promote critical reading habits!

Building Excitement Into a Classroom |

Great ideas for building excitement into the classroom.

Ms. O Reads Books: Books About Books

lovely list of books about books.

25 Twitter Accounts that will Make You Smarter and

25 Twitter Accounts that will Make You Smarter and More Links of the Week – via @ShiftTheDigital

School and Teaching / Student friendly objectives to post

Student friendly objectives to post

Dav Pilkey Reading Gives You Superpowers PSA – YouTube

Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants series, explains how Reading Gives You Superpowers!


TitleTalk – July 29, 2012

Huge #titletalk archive tonight. Broken into three docs housed on our wiki:

Top Ten Books to Share « Nerdy Book Club

Wrote a #nerdybookclub post on the top ten books I want to share w/ students this year. #titletalk

Ms. O Reads Books: One iPad PART FIVE

iPAD apps review

Guess My Lexile – The Book Whisperer – Education Week Teacher

Lexile framework for reading reviewed.

Classroom ideas / OMG…You better clear a few hours for this website. It’s like a Pinterest of classroom setups. DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!!!
Very cool reading nook in classroom. #teachers #educators

Google For Educators

Google search tip posters:

PLN Starter Kit – LiveBinder

Fantastic tool PLN Starter Kit…

The Centered School Library

S’More Tech Camp- take advantage of these fantastic online resource ideas!

Skitch – Annotate, edit and share your screenshots and images…fast.

Screenshot and image editing!

Ms. O Reads Books: Old and New Faves for the Beginning of the Year

Beginning of the Year books…

I can’t decide. I know of a couple more possibilities of NEW books that I may put in a later post … but I ask you, oh wise Internet. I’m a little tired of most of these. Any suggestions?

Evernote for Educators – LiveBinder

Evernote fantastic resource– explanation and resources in Livebinder. – Home

“We use task cards all the time. Students would rather do those than a worksheet. Plus, it’s great for a quick mini-assessment. I usually use them after teaching the skill for a couple of days. We play Scoot a lot; students will do them in small groups, and sometimes in groups of three they will work on the activity cards.”

Wild Things and the Four Corners of Text | Burkins & Yaris

Text-dependent questions do not require information or evidence from outside the text or texts; they establish what follows and what does not follow from the text itself. Eighty to ninety percent of the Reading Standards in each grade require text-dependent analysis; accordingly, aligned curriculum materials should have a similar percentage of text dependent questions. When examining a complex text in depth, tasks should require careful scrutiny of the text and specific references to evidence from the text itself to support responses.

Make a difference every Monday keeping our earth and oceans clean – YouTube

THE OC is making a difference every Monday in keeping our earth and oceans clean. JOIN IN! OC Wildlife & Beach Tour and other Organizations in Orange County are picking up trash every Monday and we encourage everyone to join the Monday movement and pick up at least 2 pieces of trash. If you’re inspired like we are, join the movement.

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking | Brain Pickings

Australian outfit Bridge 8, who have the admirable mission of devising “creative strategies for science and society,” and animator James Hutson have created six fantastic two-minute animations on various aspects of critical thinking, aimed at school ages 8 to 10, or kids between the ages of 13 and 15, but also designed to resonate with grown-ups.

Great/Favorite Quotes / Why, why, why?

Why, why, why?

Styling Librarian: Top 10+ Realistic Fiction Favorites that Touched My Heart « The Styling Librarian

Realistic Fiction books that have touched me- which ones would you add?…

Education Week Teacher: The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers

Loved this article, I am all about books at home, in classrooms, AND in a school library, all over… !…

Eliterate Librarian: RSS Reader Clean Up

I kept the blogs that genuinely inspire me, motivate me, provide practical and useful ideas, and support middle grade collection development.

School Library Monthly – Reading Workshop: The School Librarian’s Role

Excellent article on school librarian’s role & reading workshops #tlchat

Plagarism – A Constant Battle | Digital Learning Environments

Great point on plagiarism:

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers | Edutopia [Trending] 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Students & #Teachers #ptchat #elearning

Folk and Fairy Tales Retold: Spin-offs | Focus On

I adore fractured fairy tale picture books, this is quite the fantastic list:…

Apps in Education: Stop Motion Apps – Great Storytelling | “iPads for learning” |

Stop Motion apps – Great Storytelling tools for iPad | @scoopit /via @VAMCE2010 #ipaded



These book confessions are fabulous and I pin them quite…

Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world | Video on

Interesting principles for people to reflect on. Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world:

Great Kid Books: Popular fiction series with kids ages 7 – 11

@colbysharp @mentortexts thinking if you, wondering if you might share my latest post on #Titletalk – top circ series

Bookfessions • Source: haveaview


TD Summer Reading Club

Great source for summer reading: Jokes, Silly Stories, Creature Creator, How to draw… etc: This program is a joint initiative between TD Bank Group, Toronto Public Library and Library and Archives Canada. Every year a theme is selected from suggestions made across the country. Supporting materials for the program are developed by a team of children’s librarians from Toronto Public Library with the francophone component developed by librarians from Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal.

The Official Website of Robert Munsch

Hi, welcome to I hope you enjoy this selection of my work, as well as the creative art and short stories donated by kids and teachers.

Create your own comic strips – Bitstrips

Create your own comic strips starring YOU and your friends!

Teacher’s Guide: Five websites to keep students reading this summer

Summer vacation is just around the corner and teachers and librarians are freaking out. It has nothing to do with lost books or late report cards. It has everything to do with reading. After spending months working to get students into the habit of reading, myself and many of my colleagues are concerned that much of that hard work (on both sides) will be undone by two months of (much needed) summer distractions. To help students keep reading in the summer, I’ve been showcasing several websites with my K-6 students to encourage to keep those reading skills sharp. Below is a list of five of the best websites to help kids keep up their reading this summer.

Sign Up to Get Betsy Bird’s Best of the Best in PDF

Let’s put our hands together for SLJ blogger Betsy Bird who spent the last six weeks sorting through 200 titles to bring you the Top 100 Picture Books and Chapter Books of all time.

Dying to know who topped the lists? Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are made best picture book, while E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web ranked the best chapter book.

The Ultimate Simplified Guide to The Use of Evernote in Education

Evernote is a great web service and software application that we can use in education. A lot of ink has been shed on this topic and just one click in a search engine is enough to get hundreds of links to guides and tutorials about Evernote. I have been going through so many of these resources and have collected ideas, videos, notes and many more. If you are a loyal reader to my blog ( I am glad most of you are ) you would clearly notice that guides I write here are different in that they are simple. to the point, address teachers and students direct  need, and most of all written in an easy and simple language. In this regard, I am working on an ebook that will contain all the guides I have posted here so far but will be available for free only to my subscribers. Without any further ado, let us get back to our guide.

Well Read Books

Cool idea for book spines, turn into bracelets.

Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search boxes on the right to search for an author or book

All the Web 2.0 Tools you’ll ever need in one blog post! | Digital Learning Environments

I am web geek, and not just because I own a Foursquare t-shirt that I bought at a discount after my 1000th check in.  The real reason I know I am a web geek is because I LOVE discovering cool web 2.0 tools that can enhance my classroom!  I am about to share with you my not so secret sources for teacher Web 2.0 excitment! …and that’s not all!  Actually, it is, but I think you will enjoy discovering all of the new tools that these web sources will present.  I guarantee that you will find something new that will amaze you as you explore.  So get ready to dive into these web 2.0 treasure troves!

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