Saturday, June 25, 2016

We Are Proud To Announce The 2016 AASL Best Websites For Teaching & Learning!

Today I have the honor of presenting with my fellow AASL Best Websites Committee friends.  

Throughout the year, we have looked at dozens of websites to bring together the 2016 AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.  
They fall into six categories including:  

Media Sharing
Digital Storytelling
Manage & Organize
Social Networking & Communication
Curriculum Collaboration
Content Resources

Here are the 25 Best Websites for 2016!  
You can find all of them in the 2016 AASL Best Websites Symbaloo and...
on the 2016 AASL Best Websites Pinterest Board.
And of course on the AASL Best Websites page.

We will be sharing more about each website throughout the year and we can't wait for all of you to try them out too.
A big thank you to our committee....It is always great fun sharing this journey and day with all of you.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Finding Your Voice....From The Link, UNI School Library Studies Alumni Newsletter

The University of Northern Iowa School Library Studies has a wonderful alumni newsletter that is publish online throughout the year.  

It is fun to keep up with our fellow alumni from the program and to see what they are doing within their libraries and school communities.  

In April, I had the honor of going to UNI to work with the education and school library studies students for two days.  I even had the chance to speak with the faculty within the education department.  
Today when I looked at The Link I found a little write up about my time with everyone at UNI.  It was such a terrific surprise to remember this very special time with all of them.  

Read It, Sing It, Learn It With Cantata Learning At ISTE On June 28th. You Won't Want To Miss This!

Next week is the annual ISTE Conference in Denver.   I am very excited for a wonderful few days of learning, connecting and sharing.

It is one of my favorite places to learn and connect each year as I have so many terrific takeaways and valuable learning experiences.

Also, I love ISTE because I have lots of opportunities to share ideas, projects and new resources with all of you.
This year I am excited to share Cantata Learning in my presentation Read It, Sing It, Learn It!  Effective Learning & Teaching Strategies With Music and Technology. 

You can see this June 28 at 3:00pm in Booth 1728, Capstone.  This will be at 3:00pm MST.

In this presentation, you will learn about lots of ways to integrate music and technology into the library and classroom through creative projects and learning experiences.

We will also dive into the Cantata Learning books and songs to see what makes them unique and titles that you will want to have in your library and school community.
I also have a little surprise during this presentation.

As part of the AASL Best Websites Committee, we are going to announce the brand new 25 websites for 2016 on Saturday at ALA.  I thought it would be fun to share this list as it rolls out which all of you at ISTE.

So get ready for lots of singing, moving, reading and learning about tons of great resources and ideas you can bring to your students too!