Iván Silva

SCASL13 Conference Reflection

Posted by in cathyjonelson, Conferences, Education, SCASL, SCASL13

This past week we had our annual state library conference in Columbia, SC.  SCASL: Impact @ Your Library‘s primary focus this year, under the leadership and excellent planning by Anne Lemieux, SCASL’s president-elect. The conference focused on how we as librarians can impact our learning community and prove it.   Travel Evening The conference began […]


ScienceDump – video, resources, demos

Posted by in Education

See on Scoop.itKB…Konnected’s Kaleidoscope of Wonderful Websites!

KB…Konnected’s insight:

Science videos. Not all appropriate for classroom use but most are. Interesting collection.

See on sciencedump.com


Best of the Web 2012

Posted by in Eddies12, EdublogAwards, Education, Professional Development, Social Networks

I have to confess I haven’t kept up with my feeds as much this year as years past, but I know the ones I read first when I do venture in to open it.  I also have some favorites from some of the other categories as well.  So today, I take time to make a […]


Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!: Installing New Fonts On Your Computer (and more) – Thursday’s Tech Tips for Teachers!

Posted by in Education

Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!: Installing New Fonts On Your Computer (and more) – Thursday’s Tech Tips for Teachers!


My #TXLA13 Breakout Session

Posted by in AASL12, AASLBW12, Conferences, Education, txla13

I traveled to Fort Worth, Texas April 25-27, 2013 to the Texas Library Association Conference for the purpose of sharing the AASL 2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.  Here is my slide set used. In my presentation, I started on this PowerPoint, then moved over to one of the winning tools, Projeqt, and finally […]


Get your #Creativity Groovin’ with Disney Create free online…

Posted by in animation tool, art, art tools, comic creators, digital storytelling, drawing tools, Education, flipbooks, Literacy, online drawing tools

Get your #Creativity Groovin’ with Disney Create free online apps! (50+)  Create art, comics, flipbooks, animation, song/video mashups and more.

  #digtalstorytelling #artchat #literacy #edtech

Disney Create Apps are terrific! You can paint, create comics and mashups, animate your art work and if you register you can add your work to their online gallery.

Quality tools!

Below are just a few of the 50+ apps..

Manga Digital Painter

Manga Comic Creator

Flip Book Creator 

Avengers Motion Comic Creator

All included in  Paint/Draw/Create Online 

You may also like…

NGA for Kids (awesome!)

Artsonia (great for project ideas)

Keep Calm and Get Your Craft On!

 Cool Paper Crafts for Kids


A Simple Way To Build Rapport With Difficult Students

Posted by in behavior, classroom management, classroom management strategies, classsoom management, Education

A Simple Way To Build Rapport With Difficult Students:


This is a great idea and it really works. I’ve used it many times.


Strange Matter

Posted by in chemistry, Education, physics, science, science games, science interactives, science matters

See on Scoop.itKB…Konnected’s Kaleidoscope of Wonderful Websites!

Play and learn online with the Strange Matter of Materials Science.

KB…Konnected’s insight:

“What’s materials science? You could call it the study of stuff! Just about everything you use every day – the shoes you wear, the dishes you eat from, the CDs you listen to, the bike or skateboard you ride – it’s all made of different kinds of stuff.”

This is a really interesting site geared for kids gr. 5-8. “Strange Matter” features online interactives as well as fun things to do in the classroom.

Downloads and guides included for teachers.

See on strangematterexhibit.com

You may also like…

Science: Interact with Your World


Science: Interactive Body


Merry Christmas, especially from the library!!

Posted by in Education, Uncategorized

This little creative interpretation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” takes on a definite library slant and is so cute! It is making its rounds on our SCASL Library Listserv, and very much worthy of sharing!! “Christmas Wishes” Written by Frankie Adkins, ML, NBCT Professional Storyteller President Ex-Officio North Carolina Storytellers Guild PO Box 295 […]


I’m tickled to share my newest collection, “My Sweet…

Posted by in commercial use clip art, cute Valentine clip art, Education, Valentine graphics, Valentine's Day Clip Art

I’m tickled to share my newest collection, “My Sweet Valentine”. Hope it puts a smile on your face.


Penguin in Cup, Bear in Cup, Cup, 7 Candies, 3 Polk-a-dot Papers (red, purple, yellow), 1 Flower Frame, 2 Heart Tags, 1 Scalloped Heart

17 large png images

300 dpi

Commercial use welcome! Hop on over to my TpT store to learn more.

Also don’t forget to grab my Valentine’s Day freebie.




Posted by in Conferences, Education, PLN, Professional Development, txla13

@TXLA Another fabulous conference in the books! Wonderful speakers! Amazing authors! Incredible programs! Awesome librarians! #txla13 That was one of the tweets I read this morning. I arrived home late last night, weary and worn from my two day whirlwind at the Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference. The conference began earlier in the week, but I couldn’t snag […]


New addition to Amazing Animal Webcams Livebinder…Twins!!!…

Posted by in animal webcams, animals, bear webcam, Education, science

New addition to Amazing Animal Webcams Livebinder…Twins!!! Watch Andean bear cubs and their mama Billie Jean live.

#edtech #scichat 

Make sure you turn up the volume when you tune in to watch. They are very noisy cubs.

Born Dec. 13, 2012 at the National Zoo.

Included in  Amazing Animal Webcams under the tab “seasonal finds”.


Doodle for Google is now open for submissions! #artchat…

Posted by in doodle for google, Education, google

Doodle for Google is now open for submissions!

#artchat #edtech

“6th annual U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition, inviting K-12 students around the country to create their own “doodle” (one of the special Google logos you see on our homepage on various occasions). This year’s theme: “My Best Day Ever…” 

Learn more here.


100 Things to Tweet about on #Twitter Besides Yourself!

Posted by in Education

100 Things to Tweet about on #Twitter Besides Yourself! :

Many ideas I will be using! via @nancyrubin


Could you switch from public to school librarian?

Posted by in Education, Library Brand, Literacy, TeacherLibrarian

I received this request today–contact from my blog. I probably should have titled it something else, like: Shhh, I’m a Quiet Librarian Quiet Jobs for Quiet Librarians Unquiet vs Quiet Library Jobs Please read the request: Hello, I have a MLS and my background is in public libraries. However I am considering changing to school libraries. I […]