Tag Archives: AKLA Conference 2013

Be the Change – Information from Shannon Miller

At slj.com/bethechange you can find great information and access Shannon Miller’s webinars.

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Connect with AK Librarians via Facebook!

(written by Cherie Owoski) I learned of a great resource in the “Share Your Favorite Session, Technology, Resource or Program” session led by Robin Turk. I encourage all librarians to join the Alaska School Librarians Group on Facebook. This is a … Continue reading

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One step at a time…

(written by Cherie Owoski) In Shannon Miller’s presentation “Empower Your Students to Connect, Create and Collaborate with Each Other,” she cautioned librarians not to be overwhelmed with this vision but to start with one small  thing. The one small thing … Continue reading

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Puppet Pals App for Apple Devices

(written by Cherie Osowski) Presenter Shannon Miller talked briefly about how she incorporates this App in her school district. Puppet Pals is an App for iPads, iPhones, or iPod Touches that allows students to create animated cartoons using their own voices. … Continue reading

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Will I be able to get out of Valdez?

(written by Mary Ann Hickey) http://511.alaska.gov is an invaluable Alaska traveler information resource from the State of Alaska Department of Transportation. Load it on your mobile phone or computer to access updates on road conditions getting to and from the … Continue reading

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Bringing Nonfiction Alive

(written by Mary Ann Hickey) How fortunate we were to have Caroline Arnold present at the AKLA conference in Valdez. She is a delightful person and talented author dedicated to educating children about the world around us through her numerous (150!) nonfiction … Continue reading

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Creating Library Groupies

Definition of a “groupie”- group·ie  (grp) n. Slang 1. A fan, especially a young woman, who follows a rock group around on tours. 2. An enthusiastic supporter or follower: a ballet groupie; a fashion groupie. (written by Carole Smallwood) The kind … Continue reading

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Language is the Key

(written by Mary Ann Hickey) The Developmental Preschool of Kodiak is housed in Peterson Elementary School where I am the para-librarian.  This program currently serves approximately 45 children divided into five classes. At this time, one class makes weekly visits to the … Continue reading

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Web Resources Shared – AKLA

 (written by Carol Smallwood) TweetDeck and HootSuite do very similar things; they organize all incoming communication lines, such as Twitter and Facebook, so that all the messages are at my fingertips. This will save a lot of time as I can … Continue reading

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Online Tools Shared @ AKLA

  (written by Paige Merriam) Animoto is a FREE and easy online video app that would make great book trailers.  Animoto is fairly user-friendly and uses music.  It is especially helpful to kids for learning genres and what kind of mood they … Continue reading

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