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Bring International Games Day to Your Library on November 21

Engage with students in a different way
Think about a Friday tie-in at your school library to this international public library event. I'm not sure if the local library is participating, but it could be fun:

Every year on the third Saturday of November, libraries around the world come together to celebrate International Games Day (IGD), an event run by volunteers from the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, and Nordic Game Day. This event, which falls on November 21st this year, gives participating libraries a chance to raise awareness about gaming in libraries, engage with their students and patrons in a different way, and bring together gamers from across their community.


Top Page-to-Screen Adaptations to Put on Your Radar

Books coming to film and TV
You may have heard that "the book is better than the movie." And it may often be true.The move from text to film can be tricky to navigate successfully. What works in a book may not work on the silver screen - or the small screen for that matter. But sometimes the movie can be a lot of fun too - and even increase the circulation of those books on your shelves. Follow the link above to see what's being planned!


Online Poster Creators - 10 options

ePosters to represent learning

There are many tools available for students to represent their learning. These "eposters" offer many of the same advantages of the typical poster, but add projectable and shareable features. Embedding a video or a link make these webapps a powerful way to share an insight or explain a concept: RWT, Canva, LucidPress, tackk, Picmonkey, Poster my Wall, Muzy, QuotesCover, Pixteller, Smore, Quozio, BigHugeLabs, Recite and Ribbet. Some of these choices offer very specific presentation modes, others are very flexible. (The link above takes you to a clickable mindmap - don't forget to explore mondomo too.)



Recommendations to Improve Your Reading Life

Forty places to start

"[T]here are little ways we can enrich our reading lives every day: small changes we can make or ideas we can try to change up our reading patterns and find new books to love. Here are forty places to start. Add your own in the comments below, or try a couple first and then come tell me how they go."


Month by month from "Bookinitat50"

Ideas for your library program

Laura, a former elementary TL maintains this blog filled with lots of reading and book-culture ideas. She's put together a week by week set of activities for each month of the year that might offer some inspiration to other TLs - have a look.



Inquiry research platform

How to be a better researcher
Click on the dropdown menu on the Weebly page to access:

 -> 1: What's My Topic?
-> 2: Narrowing My Question
-> 3: Searching For Information
-> 4: Is My Source Credible?
-> 5: Organizing & Connecting My Information
-> 6: Big Ideas In BCED (Grade 8)
-> 7: Need Project Ideas? Visit The Choice Board.
-> 8: Feedback
-> 9: Sharing Forum
-> 10 Reflection Space

(Prepared for: ETEC 510: The Design of Technology-Supported Learning Environments. by: Dana Bjornson, Justin Bolivar, Kassan Borthwick, Rob Telford.)

Explain Everything & Book Creator part 3

"App-smashing" to create something unique

"Dan from the Book Creator team is back to look at another way in which Explain Everything can be "app-smashed" with Book Creator to create something unique. (This is part 3 of a 4-part series) Learn how to animate a comic book made in Book Creator, and create a fun video. (Note: Book Creator 4.0 has just been released onto the App Store. With this update there are now comic book templates and styles added to the app, to make really simple and fun comic books.)"