Date: Saturday 10th May 2014 Venue: Whakatane High Cost: $15 (non Slanza members)
10:15am Virtual Library Tour : Websites, apps, databases, social media - moving your library into the digital world. Presenters (1) Penny Walch, Southwell School, Hamilton, sharing Pinterest, (2) Sheila Little, Bethlehem College, showing Slideshare, (3)Michelle Simms, Te Totara School, sharing PlayBuzz and LiveBinders
11:35am Virtual Library Tours: Part 2: Presenters (4) Jude Cosson, Greenpark School, Tauranga, sharing Weebly and Canva, (5) Glenys Bichan, Cambridge High, sharing her blog and FaceBook page
12:30pm SLANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty AGM
Lesa, Jean and I were most fortunate to attend the above-mentioned weekend workshop. We came to understand that there are so many passionate librarians in schools doing amazing 'online things' out there.
BEST OF THREE LIKES:
(1) Pinterest - How to remember books that teachers are recommending. Add books and any school BIG ideas. E-mail links to teachers re: specific pinterest boards. Excellent space to curate integrated inquiry webspaces/resources.
(2) Slideshare - Tool to share Annual Report. Link school website to OPAC. Use slideshare for 'How to's'. ipads in the library - Book Creator - students, guarded access keeps them in that patch. Students write their own stories. Teachers encourage to write theirs. Reasons for Book Creator: easy to do and update, students identify with the school environment, they read a story but also learn some library skills, they find out about authors they could try. Download to ibooks and use Google Drive.
(3) Two important things about my blog - client and contact. Book reviews are 'laser light'. Add in trailers. Play on spines. Posters for the library competition. Check the use of Office 365.
(4) Look at Wheelers platform. Add in parents pages. Idea - mystery book. Book character pages, take me to your reader...Reading bingo made for online...Live Binder and Symbaloo, You Tube playlists, List challenges, Play buzz for quizzes, Limit of 8 possible answers. Pond - Network for Learning digital discovery and participation. Roll out to students early 2015. Can become a pond pioneer to help shape it.
(5) Canva for creating posters. Weebly...Apple TV and fairy tales...using images as visual aids.'
WHERE TO FROM HERE?
(i) Sort Pinterest page -include integrated inquiry link to blog
(ii) Continue research on Office 365
(iii) SWSW Book Creator - use with class ipads
(iv) Register as a Pond Pioneer
(v) Sandpit time: Canva and Playbuzz
FIVE Modelling Book Tips:
1. Keep a toolkit of pens, coloured pens, ruler, highlighters, pencils, dictionary and thesaurus handy.
2. Write up the WALT well ahead of time and have additional information ready.
3. It's a modelling book so errors or the modelling of errors are acceptable.
4. Ask for samples of work from students to include in the book.
5. Keep the modelling book up to date and encourage students to refer to it often.