Technology Projects for Library Media Specialist and Teachers: Volume II

Technology Projects for Library Media Specialist and Teachers: Volume II : Books, Boxes, and All Things Fun to Make

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Got 60 minutes or less? Here's a treasure trove of hands-on technology based projects you can pick up and use immediately. Projects in this book are ideally suited for use by library media specialists and classroom teachers in grades K-8, and can also be adapted for use with high school students. The projects can be used to show learning outcomes for almost any subject, while totally engaging students in fun, academically beneficial, and standards-based projects.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 125 pages
  • 210.82 x 271.78 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
  • Worthington, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1586833049
  • 9781586833046

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"Lesson plans are complete with standards, lesson objective, curricular connections, and a step-by-step presentation with figures. Rubrics and helpful tips on differentiating instruction are included. My students eagerly turned a Diamante poem into a diamond shape." - Pennsylvania School Librarians Association "One of the functions of a school library is to furnish teachers and student with instructional reference materials for projects suitable for supplemental curriculum activities. Technology Projects for Library Media Specialists and Teachers, Volume 2: Books, Boxes, and All Things Fun to Make is a compendium of fun and educational do-it-yourself projects and activities for children in grades K-8, each of which takes sixty minutes of less using Microsoft's PowerPoint program. The step-by-step instructions are enhanced with multiple illustrations of computer screens. The projects are organized into three chapters - Books; Boxes; and miscellaneous activities. The projects themselves range from a party hat, to a bird house, to jig saw puzzles. Throughly 'kid friendly' and all kinds of fun, Technology Projects for Library Media Specialists and Teachers, Volume 2: Books, Boxes, and All Things Fun to Make is a welcome and recommended addition to school library reference collections and an ideal curriculum supplement activity resource appropriate for use by home-schooling parents as well." - Midwest Book Review "How-to books must be the hardest to write, because it's so difficult to know what questions different people will have when viewing the instructions. Technology Projects for Library Media Specialists and Teachers does an admirable job, though, giving clear, concise instructions and copious screen shots for each project. Using PowerPoint in ways you would never have realized possible, Conover provides step-by-step instructions for creating books as well as other fun projects students can put together by folding and using glue or staples. All descriptions are based on Microsoft's PowerPoint XP version, so some playing around might be needed - such as when an instruction calls for a 'right click,' and you are using a Mac with only one button! Valuable tools abound in this text. Not only does Conover give example assessment rubrics at the beginning of the book, she includes standards for each project, taken from the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner as well as the National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS). This alone is a treasure trove for busy school librarians putting together information literacy lesson plans and creating curricua=la for their library programs. Conover also includes ideas for differentiation of lessons, not only for gifted and special needs, but the sometimes-overlooked English Language Learner (ELL) population as well. While this isn't a book you can grab and run into a computer lab at the last second for a lesson, with a little bit of playing around, you will start seeing all the possibilities. Recommended for all middle school libraries as well as computer-savvy elementary school librarians." - The Tech Staticshow more

About Patricia Ross Conover

Patricia R. Conover is a library media specialist at Antioch Middle School in Shawnee Mission, KS.show more