Thursday, July 26, 2012

Library Decor Tip: Shelf Markers

"Miss, where are the folk-tale books? I can't find them,"

For students trying to figure out the Dewey Decimal system, trying to figure out the right location for a book can be a frustrating experience. After seeing a similar idea on Pinterest, I decided to create a set of colorful, easy to spot shelf markers to assist students in finding sections of our library. It all began after I rescued and re-purposed some old magazine holders someone had thrown in the recycling bin.

Easy to Make Shelf Markers

cardboard magazine holders
colored craft/butcher paper or wrapping paper
contact paper or laminating film
tape-I prefer storage tape (its super strong and I use it for all my displays)
title of section boldly printed on computer paper

Step 1 Measure your paper and cut it. 

Step 2 Attach label and laminate the paper or cover with contact paper.

Step 3 Cover and secure tightly with storage tape.

Step 4 Display and enjoy!
Graphic Novel section

Biography section

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

25 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning- 2012

The American Association of School Librarians has released the new listing of 25 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. The resources are free and user friendly sites which are grouped by the correlating Standards for the 21 Century Learners.

Students participating in my Bluebonnet Book Clubs have been using Comic Master for the past couple of years to show off their writing skills.   I will also be introducing Animate Alice to students this coming school year. I would like to hear their opinion on this digital novel. What ideas do they have for creating their own interactive novel?

 Today, I will be working with the media sharing site called Jux. I encourage you to explore these 25 websites and see if they are a good fit for your educational plan.