Sunday, February 18, 2018

Let's Celebrate The Illinois Bicentennial With A Brand New Collection!

This weekend as I was working on a President's Day project about Abraham Lincoln, I came across some very exciting news about Illinois where as you know, President Lincoln lived in Springfield with his family. 
This year Illinois is celebrating their states 200th Birthday. 

The Illinois Bicentennial will be celebrated all year long with so many different events, projects and activities.  The main campaign from the Governor of Illinois is called Born, Built and Grown.  This campaign honors the people, places and things that make the state so strong, kind and beautiful. 

As this event is celebrate in schools across Illinois and other schools and communities, I thought it would be exciting and helpful to bring together lots of resources, projects, books, PebbleGo articles and other awesome artifacts for this very special event. 
I created the Illinois Bicentennial Collection by Destiny that you can find here.  

Please feel free to share this with your students, teachers and others.  Let me know if you'd like to collaborate with me on this Collection too.

Happy Birthday Illinois. I am excited to learn even more about your amazing state this year.

Make The Most Of Capstone 4D By Joining Me In This New Webinar On February 28!

On February 28 at 3:30pm CST,  I will be sharing the best ways to create an augmented reading experience for your students using Capstone's new 4D books. 
Our friends at Capstone have created a very special augmented READING experience for our students, libraries and classrooms!  

Capstone 4D brings our readers an augmented reading experience through books. It blends the benefits of print books with bonus digital content to enhance learning and appeal to the YouTube generation.  You can read more about 4D in this post. 
I hope you join me for the webinar which will be full of information, ideas and fun!  

You can register here, friends.  

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cultivates Community Partnerships Collection....Week 5 In The Future Ready Librarian Collection Series!

In January, I kicked off a new series of Collections by Destiny for all 10 of the Future Ready Librarians wedges.  
Each Friday, I am creating a special Collection for each one of the 10 wedges within the Future Ready Librarian framework for my Shannon's Favorite Finds that I share for #FavoriteFindsFriday. 

The 10 Future Ready Librarian Collections are filled with resources such as the FRL webinars, organizations, articles, Follett case studies, helpful tips, online communities for librarians, tools, and much more.  
Today, for Week 5, I have the Cultivates Community Partnerships Collection.  
This Collection focuses on the wedge, Cultivates Community Partnerships that you will find here.  I have added several wonderful resources and will continue to add things I find. 
If you have something to share, please reach out and join as a collaborator. I would love to have you!
I added this one to The 10 Future Ready Librarians Wedge Collections Are Here Collection that you will find here.  This is one to bookmark and then you could get to the entire series of Future Ready Librarian Collections anytime.  
Have a wonderful weekend friends!  Next Friday I will be sharing the Leads Beyond the Library Collection!  I can't even wait.