Consider a community outreach project to spread the joy of reading. Central Wilkes Middle School in North Carolina partnered with their local housing authority and an educational organization to to place five Little Free Libraries in the community: http://bit.ly/1xvgPRi
Doing collaborative work in Google Docs? Here’s 10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs courtesy of Edudemic: http://bit.ly/1pmVxE3
Looking for a primer on the Maker movement? Check out these articles by Vicki Davis on Edutopia: How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms (http://bit.ly/1nUd5Dl) and The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses (http://bit.ly/1nUd1Dx).
AASL has published a new position statement on the role of the school librarian in Senior/Capstone Projects. The position statement affirms that school library programs, and specifically school librarians, are crucial to the successful implementation of these projects. www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/resources/statements/capstone
Would you like to be involved but feel that you don’t have the time to commit? Or maybe you are new to school librarianship and feel intimidated? No matter your schedule limitations or where you are in your career, there is a place for your contribution. AASL has many opportunities for members to participate in the work of the association through short-term projects. Your colleagues value the unique perspective you bring to the profession – submit your interest to give back to your community today! www.ala.org/aasl/getinvolved/form
Getting ready for the new year? Edutopia blogger Carrie Lam has shared what she thinks are “11 Habits of an Effective Teacher.” What are your habits already? Are there any new habits you’d like to start? http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/11-habits-effective-teacher
Working on your new students/new teacher library orientation? Why not create a multimedia presentation using one of the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning? Look for those sites listed under “Media Sharing.” (This is a great way to test drive sites to use during instruction later!) www.ala.org/aasl/bestwebsites