Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gift-a-Book from Write Our World!

I wanted to share this very special program from my friends at Write Our World.  

You can read about it above and also visit the Gift-a-Book page here

With the support that we give and awareness we raise, children will be able to write even more of these beautiful books with Write Our World.  I hope you support them today too. 

STEM Challenges.... Perfect For The Holidays From Maker Maven!

With the holidays here, everyone is a little anxious and excited in the library, classrooms and at home.  We need activities and lessons that keep our students thinking, creating and having fun.  

Well, I have the perfect thing for all of you!  

They are the STEM Challenges from our friends at Maker Maven, one of my favorite places to connect with our Makerspace needs.  

On their blog, Maker Maven posts these amazing STEM Challenges that require simple materials and include the instructions you will need to implement these within your space too.  
Earlier this fall, they shared the STEM Challenge, How Long of a Chain Can You Make With One Piece of Paper?  

I remember thinking at the time,  This would be a great one for the holidays as we make paper chains to decorate tress and rooms.  

And this STEM Challenge is just a start!  Check out a few more.....
You will find all of these and more on the Maker Maven blog.
While you are there, make sure you check out the entire Maker Maven site.  As the home page states,

Maker Maven provides custom Makerspace curation and consulting for schools, librarians and districts.  We equip customers with the latest information and resources available to provide quality Makerspaces to students and educators.  

I know you will love what they have for all of us too! 

Get On The Map For Digital Learning Day 2018!

Digital Learning Day 2018 is right around the corner! 

On February 22, 2018teachers and students from around the country will participate in the nationwide celebration highlighting great teaching and demonstrating how technology can improve student outcomes. 
Will you join them? 

If you're celebrating #DLDay 2018add your event to the map today! 

Once your event is on the map, visit our graphics page to help spread the word. 

Interested, but not sure what to do? Visit our interactive lesson plans page for ideas and inspiration. 
You will find everything you need for Digital Learning Day on their site here.  

We hope to see you join by adding your event to the map and celebrating with us on February 22 too.