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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Share What You're Reading - Scholastic (K-12)

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"Do you love fantasy novels? Biographies? Mysteries? Sports? Have you ever read a book that was so amazing you told all your friends "you've GOT to read this!"? Here's your opportunity to share with other students what you are reading and to discover new books based on other kids' recommendations." Share reviews! Read reviews!

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Scholastic

Bookopolis

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Bookopolis is a social network for kids that lets them log books and connect with other readers gr 1-8+. By creating an account, students create a virtual bookshelf and join a community of young readers who can discover new books, share book reviews and track their reading with a digital reading log. The site offers book recommendations ("Bookopolis Picks" and "What's Popular Right Now"), the opportunity to explore book reviews by other young readers, a featured book of the week, the opportunity to earn points and badges, plus the option to find books by grade (1-3, 3-6, 6-8, 8-12). You can sign in as an educator, a student or a parent. Choose the online version or download the app from your app store.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading

Author: Bookopolis

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