Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Register Now For The New SLJ & ISTE Webinar Series, Top Tech Trends In K-12!

I am for the brand new webinar series, Top Tech Trends In K-12.

It is being hosted by School Library Journal in partnership with ISTE.  The series sponsor is littleBits.
There will be three webinars between September 13 and December 6, 2016.  
I am very honored to be a panelist in the second webinar STEAM, With An Emphasis On "A".  

This will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 3:00-4:00pm EST.
You can register now for all three of the webinars here.

We can't wait to see all of you!

Back-to-School Ideas Too.....One More Pinterest Board You Won't Want To Miss This Week!

Yesterday I posted a brand new Pinterest Board filled with Back-to-School Books.  

You can read all about this in the post Welcome Them Back-to-School With Books.

And today, Brianna and I created another Pinterest Board packed full of wonderful Back-to-School Ideas!  You will find it here.

Have fun looking through these ideas, resources and books....And Happy Back-to-School Time!  

The New "Buncee Buddies" Are Here....This Year Let's Celebrate Peace Together!

On August 26, the next Buncee Buddies project is kicking off!  

This year it is called Buncee Buddies: Celebrate Peace 2016!  
As the post on the Buncee blog states,

This project aspires to connect classrooms from around the world, to explore how they can created the U.N.'s International Day of Peace, all year long.  
Students and teachers worldwide can create Buncees responding to these prompts and share them with their "Buncee Buddies," and even meet their Buddies via video chat to discuss.  
This year the Buncee Buddie projects will address the four pillars of global competence listed above.

These are tied into the Celebrate Peace 2016 Prompt as well.
On August 26, Buncee Buddies will open up for everyone to register.  It will run until September 26. 

You will follow the steps above after signing up here.
As you work on the Buncee Buddies projects with your students, here are a few wonderful collaborative ideas to get you started.
When we participated in the first Buncee Buddies project two years ago, we had the best time coming together on Skype to meet, collaborate and share our projects.

You can read all about this connection here.
They have also brought together a list of important Buncee Resources.  These will be very helpful too.
I can't wait to see the messages all of the Buncee Buddies share this year in their creations and messages.

They are definitely going to make a difference in the world.