Jan Tunison, who is the Head of Library Services at the Scotia-Glenville (NY) High School forwarded this wonderful summer reading poster that she created with Glogster. Additionally, she’s in the process of creating ones for chapter books and nonfiction.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished project with all the linked posters!
In the first one the kids tell why they like the library: books, computers, hanging out with friends, lemonade!
And the second, an appeal to voters to get out and support the library budget in November.
Creative and fun! This library participated in a summer reading mini-grant project sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Library System. The grant provided video cameras and training on editing video (full disclosure – I had great fun doing the training session). Many of the videos are now posted on the NYS Summer Reading site.
Thanks to Marilyn Fino of the Milton Library for sending these in!
As part of their summer reading programs, the Mid-Hudson and Ramapo-Catskill library systems provided mini-grants for member libraries to buy small video cameras for the kids and teens to make movies. And I conducted workshops for the staff on movie editing and camera use. What fun we had.
But not as much fun as the kids seem to be having making movies! As the summer draws to a close, the videos are pouring in and I’m having a great time watching them. We’re posting a selection of them on the NYS Summer Reading web site.
The kids and teens at the Stillwater (NY) Free Library have a created a great set of READ posters as part of their summer reading program. Great example of a fun, creative project on a budget! And don’t you love the libraries motto? “If the light’s on, we’re home.”
In a class last week, someone suggested using the the free trading cards generator at bighugelabs.com as a ‘get to know you’ sort of exercise at the beginning of the school year. That got me thinking about and looking for other back to school ideas for this fun tool.
Like all the tools at bighugelabs, this one is very easy to use. Upload a photo/graphic or grab one from your flickr or photobucket account, enter a title, caption and some text and shazam, you have a cool trading card. You can download the trading card to your own computer, post it your flickr account, copy html code to put it on a web/blog/wiki page or print it out.
Some ideas – please share your ideas in the comments!
Book Reviews – find a photo that expresses your feelings about a book you’ve read. Write a few lines about what the book meant to you.
“5 facts” reports – Find a photo or graphic of a topic. List 5 facts about that topic. Expand this to a podcast of the ’5 facts’ (that idea from the Beverly (MI) Elementary School Podcasts) and use the trading card to illustrate the blog/web/wiki page listing the podcasts. (more…)
One of the projects I really enjoy being involved with is our statewide summer reading program. And that’s how I found out about the awesome StoryTubes project. Children from all over the country created short videos about their favorite books. What fun! We had 7 terrific entries from NYS this year. Let’s have more next year!!!!
Interested in joining in the 2009 program? Check out the StoryTubes site for more information.