Book Lists & Book Reviews to Help School Librarians Choose Books!

I don’t do books…but there are school librarians who do. Here are the booklists and book reviews that help me choose quality books for students, and they may help you, too. Continue reading

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Effective Use of Videos in the School Library

Videos can introduce complex information and procedures better than any other tool or strategy. Their most effective use is in short, 2-5 minute segments. Here are 5 short videos I’ve created to use with my students. Feel free to use them with yours! #NoSweatLibrary Continue reading

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Viewing & Creating Book Trailers: A School Library Orientation

Captivate 8th grade ELA students during School Library Orientation with a technology-based lesson. Students use cell phones to scan QR codes which are linked to online video booktrailers, generating excitement for books, for the school library, and for their first project: creating their own video booktalk. #NoSweatLibrary Continue reading

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