Sunday, January 22, 2017

Join Me In The Buncee Booth At FETC This Week...And Lots Of Other Buncee Rockstars Too!

This week I head to the FETC Conference in Florida....One of my favorite weeks of the year!

I am extra excited this year as I am going to be sharing and learning with my Buncee family in the Buncee booth, along with other Buncee friends.

We are in booth #1852 and I will be presenting on...
 Wednesday, January 25 and....
Thursday, January 26 about Why You Should Be Using Buncee, tying this conversation in the ISTE Student Standards and more.

As you can see you will be hearing from several Buncee Ambassadors, along with people from Buncee too.

You can see the three day schedule and ready more details here.

We can't wait to see all of you there!  And follow along on Twitter too at @Buncee.

My New Favorite Must Follow Pinterest Account....Maker Maven!

I love Pinterest. 

One of my favorite things about Pinterest are the new places that I find to follow.  And today I have one for all of you!  

It is Maker Maker and just like the name says....It is all about Makerspaces, making, creating, innovation and so much more!  I can't wait to see what board they will create next. 

You can follow Maker Maker on Pinterest here.  I just know you will love it too!  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Bring Music, Projects and Movement To Your Library & Classroom With These New Resources!

A very special box arrived at our house this week.

When I open it up, I was so excited to find the brand new Spring 2017 Cantata Learning books and songs.  I can't wait until you see them all too.  When I get home from the ALA Midwinter Conference I will do another post to show you all of these.
For now, you will find the new Spring 2017 titles on the Cantata Learning website.

And guess what?

The Cantata Learning website has been updated with lots of new things too!
Let's start with the music for each Cantata Learning title.

It is all free online to stream and download.  You can even find the instrumental version of the song and sheet music free online too.
Also, take notice of the Search Menu on the left hand side.  This has been enhanced to serve all of the needs of the teacher librarians and teachers when bringing these wonderful materials into every part of the curriculum.

It is terrific to be able to search even the Music Genre categories that these books fall in, which will be helpful in finding the perfect match.  Music teachers will find this search feature especially helpful.
Another one of my favorite updates to the Cantata Learning site are all of the additions to Lesson and Project Ideas

We have added seven different lesson plans for the new Spring 2017 series.  If you click on the images,
it will take you to that lesson plan.

For example, I clicked on the Fairy Tale Tunes Lesson Plan and it brought me to the page with this lesson for the new series of four Fairy Tale Tunes including Little Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast.  I can't wait to use these with children!
You will also find the new search capabilities on the Lesson Plan page.

Teachers are now able to search these amazing lesson plans by Subject, Reading Level and Interest Level making it such a helpful place to find exactly what you need to enhance the curriculum with music and movement.
Lastly, I want to share a special place to submit your very own lesson ideas for using Cantata Learning.
If you have a lesson using Cantata, please send it our way by clicking here and using this form.
As the new Cantata Learning titles pop up on our shelves and into the hands of our little ones, use the website and all of these terrific updates to bring music, singing, movement and fun to your library and classroom too!