28 Sep

I saw these little cuties last night and thought they made great…

I saw these little cuties last night and thought they made great story starters. Many behavior/character based.

#1stchat #2ndchat #literacy.

Just hover over the character for a starter. Click below to check them out.

23 Sep

Sketch Star: Superb storytelling tool so I’m sharing this…

Sketch StarSuperb storytelling tool so I’m sharing this site again!

#edtech #digitalstorytelling #literacy

Easily create online animations with this fab tool for kids!

Tell stories using text, objects, puppets, and your own drawings. Lots of neat tools to choose from.Tutorials are great and get you going on your first animation right away.


Must use email to save project. Animations can then be viewed online via url.

Don’t miss!

ABCya! Animation Tool

2 Cool Tools for School (stop-motion animation)

neoK12 Excellent Science Site! (Students can create cool presentations plus lots more!)

Write On! 4 Kids

18 Sep

WEEDED: Book Art on Display

Last year I convinced one of our art teachers to take on a sculpting project using weeded books.  We were all (library staff, administrators, art department and students) very pleased with the outcome of those weeded book art sculptures.  I didn’t even have to ask this year. The art teacher let me know right away at the beginning of the year that she wanted our discarded books that no other teachers seemed to want.

Already these weeded books are making their way back to the library as sculptures, and again we are all amazed.  These are the first three though there are more in the works coming.  These are the completed ones.  I will share when the rest find their way to the library. I’m really excited about the proposed tribute to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

18 Sep

@AstronautAbby – A teen bringing STEM inspiration to young…

@AstronautAbbyA teen bringing STEM inspiration to young people all over the world through her passion and first hand space experiences.

 #scichat #STEM #space

Hoping to be one of the first to go to Mars, Abby shares her incredible journey on her blog. She is a girl with a mission and a well thought out plan.

Classroom Chats with Abby! Interested? I thought so.

“One of the tenants in STEM education is to pass the torch to the next generation of kids and ignite excitement and love of learning. Astronaut Abby wants to share her adventures in STEM learning with as many kids as possible. 

For Abby’s upcoming Soyuz Space Adventure she has created a series of web chats to share with kids around the world. Teachers, parents, students and community members may sign their school for a chance at a chat.

***Classrooms will be selected through a random drawing which will occur on June 15, 2013. Chats will be scheduled between September 2013 – February 2014.”

Abby has also created a Rocket Hub project proposal to help fund her projects which you can view here.

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17 Sep

 ”Women in U.S. History: Who Am I?” game/writing/art…

 ”Women in U.S. History: Who Am I?” game/writing/art activity. Freebie in preview!

#sschat #womeninhistory #edtech

I just finished polishing up my  ”Women in U.S. History: Who Am I?” game/writing/art activity.

It’s a fun game that can be played for as little or as much time as you have. Kids will learn about 20 notable women in U.S. history and be able to create their own cards, stamps and book covers. All templates provided.

What’s really cool about this is that I have created an edCanvas to go along with it. It is a one stop shop for short videos featuring many of the women in the game. The link is provided in the product.

I am thrilled to be able to share this with you. I want to thank my husband and Mom for all of their help and, of course, lots of proofreading.  🙂 Very much appreciated! OK… I know I need proofreading skills for this blog too. It’s just that my mind is much faster than my fingers. LOL

Oh and “Women in U.S. History: Who Am I?” game/writing/art activity is selling at a special price for the first 48 hrs. on sale at my store. (3/8-10/13)

Card sample

17 Sep

Superior Tool!!! ReadWriteThink Printing Press.  #edtech…

Superior Tool!!! ReadWriteThink Printing Press

#edtech #writing #publishing

Love the new interface/features of the ReadWriteThink Printing Press.

Use to create a newspaper, brochure, flyer, sign or poster. You can select from a variety of templates, customize your text, add photos/images, print or share via email. Works in progress can be saved to your computer and worked on at a later date. Also features a plethora of lesson plans to go along with it. Easy to use.

Thinking of creating a classroom newspaper? I highly recommend this tool for the job.

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