Category Archive: Additional Resources

Dec 21

Flipped Learning

Ever heard of Flipped Learning? It has been around about ten years but the benefit of this learning model is the ability to demonstration real world applications and engage students with interactive projects. It is called ‘flipped’ because the traditional definition was, “what used to be classwork” (the lecture) is done outside of class (usually …

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Aug 01

Another Pokémon Go Post

I know, I know. . . You may be getting tired of hearing about Pokémon Go. But, if your patrons are still interested, I found some more resources for you. The Ultimate Guide to Everything Pokémon Go from C|NET Podcast on Pokémon Go from Library as Makerspace Pokémon Go for Parents video from LearningWorks for Kids

Jul 25

More Pokémon Go Program Ideas

Are your patrons still clamoring for Pokémon Go? I keep receiving more Pokémon Go programming ideas. Rather than keep adding them to my previous post, I decided to collect them here. Use Pokémon Go to Get Kids Coding from Tech Age Kids Simple Pokémon Programs from Youth Services Shout-Out-YSS! Pokémon Thaumatrope from One for the Books Pokémon Materials including Pokémon Jeopardy games …

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Jul 18

Make Your Library a Pokémon Go Gym!

Want to get in on the Pokémon go craze, but your library isn’t a site? You can request that Niantic, the game’s creator, designate your library as either a PokéStop or a PokéGym. To make a request, follow this link Pokémon Go Help and fill in the relevant information. If your library already is a PokéStop or …

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Jul 11

NCKLS Programming Kits

 They’re fun!  They’re easy to use!    They’re free! Want to learn more about the Programming Kits NCKLS circulates to libraries? Check out this short video: NCKLS Programming Kits.

Jul 01

Librarian Approved to Inspire

30 Tech Apps to inspire creativity and creation: Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test various apps and find the perfect …

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Jun 13

Congratulations to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library!

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library was named the 2016 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year!   “The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The library is central to local deliberations and changes; creates leaders; and uplifts the …

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May 20

Are You Ready for Summer Reading?

Get inspired by Clay Center Carnegie Library’s awesome bulletin board!  

May 18

Evolving Libraries

Evolving libraries ‘less about collections, more about connections.’ The long-held stereotype goes something like this: When you walk into a library, you can hear a pin drop. Muted glares from fellow patrons and crotchety librarians prone to “shush-ing” deter even the slightest whisper. But such environments, central Ohio library officials say, simply don’t exist anymore. …

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May 09

2016-2017 William Allen White Children’s Book Awards Reading List

Now that the WAW awards for 2016 have been announced, get your patrons reading from the 2017 nomination list!  Grades 3 to 5 El Deafo by Cece Bell Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown The Map Trap by Andrew Clements Absolutely Truly:  A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord Rain Reign …

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