Volume 1 | Issue 31
Know & Go @your Library
Thank you! For your Pa ence Commitment Dedica on & Inspira on To each of your school communi es. Librarians Ma er! From all of us at Library Services — Nancy, Jim, Denise, Joan, and Kim
A note from Bill Thank you all for all that you've done this year for the students of Parkway. As I look back at the past year, I find it amazing that we've done so much and I'm excited about where we're headed with the library program. Thank you again for your support and I hope to see you some me over the summer. If you're interested in having coﬀee or just ge ng together to chat, please let me know. Have a great summer and we'll see you soon.
Crop, Rotate and Add Borders in Google Docs Google Slides has had the op on to crop, rotate, and add borders from awhile, but now Google Drive has added the same tools to Google Docs. So, now the basic edi ng of images in your Google Drive exists and you no longer need to involve some other 3rd‐party applica on or website. The video from edi ng images in Google Slides and Drawings explains the same features now found in Docs. h ps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RT2SRlLwDE Along with the ability to crop images into slightly smaller versions of themselves, you can also crop them into specific shapes, like stars, arrows and circles. Pairing this with the ability to add a custom border to your images definitely gives you a lot more flexibility in Google Docs. h
Highlighted & Underlined Technology, Research, and Learning Resources Bring on Summer Reading Wandoo Planet An adap ve learning system, where students read, watch, and rate interes ng books. The site has a librarian page that explains what Wandoo Planet is, how it works, and the correla on to reading proficiency. Other resources previously men oned: h p://www.storylineonline.net/ h p://www.reading‐rewards.com/ h p://www.eschoolnews.com/current‐issue/, page 31 ‐ mo va ng readers h p://www.slcl.org/summer‐reading‐clubs/kids TumbleBooks Folle Shelf St Louis County Library ‐Overdrive and their summer reading program h p://www.slcl.org/summer‐reading‐clubs Pinterest—Board of programs h p://www.pinterest.com/kslindskog/summer‐reading‐programs/ YALSA Summer Reading and Learning NING for recommenda ons h p://summerreading.ning.com/ The 2014 List of AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching and Learning will be announced in June, but if you are looking for great sites now and don’t already use Great Websites for Kids, try h p://gws.ala.org/. There you will find sites like Amazing Kids Magazine. This web‐ based non‐profit organiza on oﬀers enrichment for kids and teens by showcasing their crea ve work. h p://mag.amazing‐kids.org/ Everyday Advocacy Thinking about how to promote your library and program within your community? The Everyday Advocacy eﬀort contains resources to support the incredible things you do. It’s a place to learn, share, get informed, engage with community, get inspired, and know that advocacy ma ers everyday. h p://www.ala.org/everyday‐advocacy/ Graphic Organizers This is not a new site but it is definitely worth men oning again. The page has updated interac ve graphic organizers and literacy strategies tools to use with all grade levels and subject areas. h p://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/gr_organ/graphic_proj.htm Sketch Toy This tool allows students to draw sketches and share with friends. The free online drawing app remember each line you paint so that you can share the step‐by‐step replays. No sign up is required. The app is available in Google Chrome. h p://sketchtoy.com/ A Cleaner Internet The Chrome, Firefox, or Safari extension clears out the related videos, comments, and other sidebar content while you’re viewing a YouTube video. Take out the clu er and enjoy the video. h p://clea.nr/install/ What does it mean to be a librarian in the digital age?
@your Library Humor @your Library Something to contemplate as we go into the summer holiday: A book commits suicide every me you watch a reality show. Hehehehe… from barbara‐bibliotecaria.tumblr.com Lets hope that the book fairy comes this summer! Found in Pinterest via Random House
Back to School @your Library In August when return, do you put a packet together for new teachers to your building? If so, when you introduce yourself be sure to include this infographic that helps explain what you do. The 27 Things your Teacher Librarian Does is a great conversation starter!
I am not a teacher, but an awakener ~ Robert Frost
Blogging @your Library Are you thinking about blogging either personally or professionally and don’t have the images you need to fill your posts? Then glance over these 53 free image sources. Some of my favorites are Free Images (formally scx.hu), Morguefile, and Wikimedia Commons. http://blog.bufferapp.com/free‐image‐sources‐list
Learning Opportunities Parkway Library Media Webinar Series Archived Links to Google Collabora ve Tools, Elements of Digital Ci zenship, the AASL Conference Wrap‐up, Seeing Horizon Through Student Eyes, and METC Wrap‐Up can be found on the Library Services webpage. MASL Sharing There were several par cipants that a ended MASL this year. As a part of our sharing those that a ended put together a slide that contained resources websites, or ideas that they iden fied as a most important point or take‐away from the conference. Enjoy the presenta on at h p:// nyurl.com/MASL2014
Student Opportunities There are some great camps being oﬀered by Parkway this summer. Students have the opportunity to par cipate in Google Camp (Grades 3‐12), Camp Inven on (Grades 1‐6), and Cracking the Code (Grades 3‐8). The camps are on page 46 in the Parkway Summer Programs 2014 booklet. At nyurl.com/pkwygooglecamp or to see the flyer look at h p://goo.gl/rdjQDO. What does it mean to be a librarian in the digital age?
Contact Information Bill Bass Twitter: billbass Skype: bill.bass3 Kim Lindskog Twitter: klindskog Skype: klindskog Nancy Ikemeyer Skype: nancy,ikemeyer.pearl Twitter: NancyIkemeyer
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Thinking about u lizing space for next year and ordered some new magazine holders that display the content beau fully and organize earlier issues. This will be part of the newsstand nook area. The magazine storage solu on takes the periodicals out of hiding and puts them where students can be er access them. These were ordered from Demco h p://www.demco.com/goto?magbox2. Prices vary depending on size and style, but they are around $25 each. Work on Fern’s library space con nues. Back ligh ng has been added to the middle level book shelves with hopes to finish the bo om shelves. One wall will be devoted to contempla on and collabora on by covering it en rely with dry erase boards. Two boards are up with two more to go. Mounted between those boards will be a media literacy screen.
Above: Reading and watching "The Fantas c Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce at Shenandoah. Below: Clever use of the Because I’m Happy mixed with the @your Library campaign to create a contest where students try to iden fy and submit as many of the apps by name. If you would like the template for this display contact Shannon for the Publisher template.