Monday, August 29, 2011

Random Name / Word Picker

Do you find yourself calling on the same students over and over again? Try this Random Name /Word Picker tool that can be found on the website. Just enter your class list and click the fruit machine button. You could even use it at home to see whose turn it is to take out the trash. (Surprise! It’s Jim’s turn again!!!) The sound effects were a bit much for me, but you could turn the volume down on your computer.

Friday, August 26, 2011

QR Code Video

Below is a video I saw at a workshop last year that gave me the idea of using QR codes in our library. The video shows some of the ways McGuffey HS used QR codes, not just in their library, but in several subject areas - family & consumer sciences, foreign languages, music, science, social studies and more. Maybe it will give you some ideas too! (This is a YouTube video, so you won't be able to watch it in school.)

Also, I have a collection of links with information regarding QR codes. Click here if you want to explore more on QR codes.

The Daring Librarian: QR Code AT-A-Glance Comic Tutorial

Here's a cool QR code primer from one of my rockstar librarian idols:

The Daring Librarian: QR Code AT-A-Glance Comic Tutorial:

You can click on the image on her website to see an enlarged version of the image.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Creative Commons: An Educational Primer

Have your students been copying and pasting whatever they find on the internet without even a thought about copyright infringement? You need to be aware of Creative Commons and what it means to you. Here’s an Educational Primer on Creative Commons to get you started.