Living Life as Librarians

This group is for librarians to share, collaborate, and communicate their resources. The main purpose of this group is to facilitate learning opportunities for our students that come to us through DLC and classroom needs, and to assist teachers with their resource needs.
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Libraries Ready to Code

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"Build your library’s capacity to help youth gain skills for the future The Ready to Code Collection provides resources and strategies for coding and computational thinking activities that are grounded in research, aligned with library core values, and support broadening participation." "Taking up the mantel for helping students learn coding, the Libraries Ready to Code project is an initiative of the American Library Association and sponsored by Google. The Ready to Code Collection provides resources for librarians based on their own expertise. Resources can be browsed by different topics and include such support as lesson plans and professional development on topics as diverse as design thinking, robotics and storyline." (AASL)

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Libraries Ready to Code

Studio Code : Learn Computer Science & How to Code

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FULL COURSES are available here for students. Learn to make your own game, app, or computer drawing. (K-5) Build real working apps, games and websites using blocks, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and more. (6-9) Go beyond Code.org and take university courses online or learn a new programming language. (10-12) Plus access to all the Hour of Code games/coding activities!

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Unit of Study

Author: CODE

GRA 2019- Global Read Aloud

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Teacher Read Aloud or Class novel study WHAT IS IT? The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. While there are commonly used such as Skype, Twitter, Padlet, or Flipgrid, you choose the tools that will make the most sense for you. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year. WHEN IS IT? Once a year, starting in early October and running through mid-November. Due to the time commitment, this is only a once a year project, however, two fantastic spin-off projects run at other times; the New Zealand Read Aloud and the French version of GRA, Ecouter Lire le Monde.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Brenna SIroski

The Global Read Aloud – One Book to Connect the World

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlobalReadAloud/ The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students have participated. WHAT IS IT? The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. While there are commonly used such as Skype, Twitter, Padlet, or Flipgrid, you choose the tools that will make the most sense for you. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year. WHEN IS IT? Once a year, starting in early October and running through mid-November. Due to the time commitment, this is only a once a year project, however, two fantastic spin-off projects run at other times; the New Zealand Read Aloud and the French version of GRA, Ecouter Lire le Monde.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Video Collection: Learning Commons: A shared space for connecting and accelerating educator learning.

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A shared space for connecting and accelerating educator learning. A collection of excellent videos to expand your professional thinking and learning! Educators can search across curated professional learning resources to solve challenges and begin to transform teaching and learning in their classrooms. Resources providers can contribute content, tools, and ideas to support and develop learners, while getting real-time feedback on value and impact. Learning leaders can connect to groups of learners and share curated resources based on personalized, competency-based learning goals

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Learning Commons Beta

Story Time from Space!

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“What you cannot imagine, you cannot do." Now imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below. Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space! Have stories read to you from people in space! There are also science related videos. There are great space related titles and others such as Rosie Revere Engineer.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading

Storyline Online

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A great way to motivate kids to read. The stories are read by celebrities. After you watch the video of the book being read, the parent or teacher can download the teacher guide. It provides questions to ask your little reader, projects to go along with the book and websites to help kids further explore the topic. You can even purchase your favorite books directly from the site. Cross-curricular connections are also made!

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading

Author: Storyline

Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education. No fee or registration is required. If you find Project Gutenberg useful, please consider a small donation, to help Project Gutenberg digitize more books, maintain our online presence, and improve Project Gutenberg programs and offerings.

Material Type: Primary Source, Reading

Author: Project Gutenberg

PBL Professional Learning (PD)

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The following is a collection of resources needed to run professional learning about Project Based Learning at Sun West. Included items: The PowerPoint presentation, planning templates, project ideas, essential question templates, student action plan template, student reflection template and a link to outcomes for each grade (I CAN statements).

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Primary Source

Authors: Kelli Boklaschuk, Melissa Lander