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Week of August 19, 2013

Know & Go @your Library

Highlighted & Underlined Technology, Research, and Professional Learning Resources A Digital Citizenship Toolkit In an article from SLJ, Richard Byrne shares resources to help kids and adults become solid cyber citizens. A few of those resources are:  a site that contains webs safety videos and tutorials for three audiences, parents, teachers, and students.  This site helps educate pre-teens about forms and methods of advertising. It is set up in a game format where students analyze the various types of ads.  Want a five lesson plans on teaching copyright? Then this is your site. If you would like to read this entire article it can be found in School Library Journal, August 2013.

Great Website for Kids A resource from ALA Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. Association.

In-Practice Curriculum Connections, Strategies, Literacy, & Best Practices Graphic Novels & Common Core Graphic novels are ideal for differentiated teaching and are especially useful for point of view and visual literacy. Check out this Pinterest boards:  Graphic Novels for the Common Core: Elementary  Graphic Novels for the Common Core: Middle School  Graphic Novels for the Common Core: High School

@your Library Some of you have asked about copyright in relation to using the @your library logos and information. “The @ your library® logo is available for libraries and library organizations nationwide—libraries and library organizations do not need to seek permission to use the logo.” While visiting schools around the district, some of the libraries have an international theme. If so, you may like some of those logos. Here is the link to those files Want to get some ideas for possible slogans to match with the @your library tag line. Here is the link that Eve sent out last week. Thanks to Shannon for the idea of including the @your library tagline in our email signatures! See you @your library.

Learning Opportunities Library Administration in the Digital Era Wednesday, August 21st at 5PM ET REGISTER HERE Join the Community (

This Wednesday!

Emerging Tech: Using Technology to Advance Your School Library Program Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. You'll have an opportunity to collaborate with other librarians as you learn about and explore the many uses of technology in school libraries.

Discovery Education Back-to-School Webinars Register at

Thanks! Thank you to all that shared what was going on in and around your library community, the items that I share with all of you would not be possible without all of your input. Last weeks visits: Barretts, Fern Ridge, Mason, Southwest Middle, and Central High This Weeks visits: Craig, Northeast Middle, Southwest Middle, Shenandoah, Central Middle, Claymont, Pierremont, Ross, McKelvey, and Bellerive

Picts Around Parkway

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ~Walter Cronkite

Contact Information

Create, Explore, Dream @your library ~ Shannon Burger, Sorcerous of Sources A book for every reader @your library ~ Angie Watson & Brigid Dolan

Bill Bass Twitter: wbass3 Skype: bill.bass3 Kim Lindskog Twitter: klindskog Skype: klindskog

9th Grade Orientation at South High ~ Becky Neil & Katie Pendleton

Nancy Ikemeyer Skype: nancy,ikemeyer.pearl

Don’t be camera shy! Looking to take pictures of all over the district, especially if you have an event or lesson that you would like for all of us to see.

Aug 8th—Library Media District Meeting Link

Know & Go Volume 1 | Issue 1  

Digital Citizenship Toolkit - SLJ, Great Websites for Kids, Graphic Novel & CCSS - Pinterest

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