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Google Classroom Session

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presented by Alice Keeler Submitted by Laura Guest Assignment created for my 6th grades Students Using Google Classroom will allow for quicker feedback from both the teacher and from classmates. Alice states the importance of immediate feedback and often says … Continue reading

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AKLA conference artifacts by Raandi Miller

Explosives and Experiments Amanda Kiely – Ketchikan Public Library Amanda led us through a handful of the hands-on experiments that she uses in her children’s program at the Ketchikan Public Library. The focus is on exploration, inquiry and “making a … Continue reading

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Notes from the editor

Hello fellow librarians and friends, Bear with me as I attempt to post your submissions in a timely manner while navigating the wordpress quirks.  I am the new editor for the Puffin and I am looking forward to the challenge of keeping the … Continue reading

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Awesome Things to Share by Michelle Carton

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February and March Display and Lesson Ideas

A few wonderful library promotion ideas came in from our members. If you have anything you would like to add, please send it to the Puffin! This cute bulletin board was sent to us by Nicki Merrill of Delta Greely … Continue reading

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Just Weed It: AkLA 2016, Fairbanks

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AkLA 2016, Fairbanks, AK, Saturday, March 13th, 1:30 PM Session Presenter: Ann M. Morgester, Library Supervisor Curriculum and Instruction, Anchorage School District As someone who is a reluctant weeder, this class was a breath of fresh air.  Permission to weed!  … Continue reading

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ALAN ANNOUNCES the CART/CAMPBELL Grant for Librarians

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(Submitted by Suzanne Metcalfe, Librarian, Dimond High School, Anchorage) Do you LOVE YA Literature? Want to hear from and meet dozens of YA authors, bring home a big box of books, hang out for 2 days with others who share … Continue reading

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Melissa Stewart and “Getting Ready for Research: Building Skills in K-3”

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(Submitted by Lynn McNamara, Librarian, Scenic View Elementary School, Anchorage) Conference: AASL 2015, Columbus, Ohio Award-winning author of more than 150 books for children, Melissa Stewart spoke of how to get primary student ready to do research as they get … Continue reading

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The Harry Potter Alliance Organizes in Columbus!

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(Submitted by Lynn McNamara, Librarian, Scenic View Elementary School, Anchorage) Conference: AASL 2015, Columbus, Ohio The mission of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is to turn fans into heroes in their own communities. There are chapters from more than 30 … Continue reading

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Librarians 2.0: AASL 2015

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(Submitted by Rebecca Webb, Librarian, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks) Conference: AASL 2015, Columbus, Ohio   At the Rethinking Professional Development session, the presenters shared their experience with providing professional development and training to school librarians. The ladies scrambled to fix … Continue reading

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