This video made me smile this morning. Happy Monday!
Several MISD high school libraries hosted after school parties to celebrate the opening of Twilight: New Moon right before the Thanksgiving break. The parties featured activities such as photo ops with Edward and Jacob, art projects, refreshments and of course a viewing of the trailer! Enjoy pictures of the festivities below:
Partygoers at MHS can’t decide between Edward and Jacob!
Even the principal at MHS couldn’t resist a photo op!
NMHS Library displays new signage for the party.
Even refreshments went along with the Twilight theme.
A Twilight jigsaw puzzle!
New Moon grafitti wall at NMHS
Such fun in the library!
VoiceThread is a really cool web 2.0 tool that we did not get to explore in our Learning to Play the 2.0 Way program last year. It allows users to have a conversation around media – photos, images, video, screenshots, etc. Anyone can participate in the conversation by adding comments in text, audio, or video format.
Now Texas librarian, Tracy Mapus from San Antonio, has taken VoiceThread and introduced it to the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees for 08-09. Take a look at her creation, and in the collaborative spirit of web 2.0, leave her a comment.
As librarians, we sometimes get really caught up in the research and technology aspects of our jobs. After all, everybody knows that librarians are proponents of reading, so we don’t have to talk about that much. Reading promotion, however, is still one of the most important things that we do.
You may have read my recent posting about the NECC session that I attended called School Library 2.5. Embedded in that post were some fabulous ideas from Anita Beaman, librarian at Illinois State University’s laboratory high school, about promoting reading using web 2.0 tools. While everyone that presented had fantastic ideas to share, Anita’s were the biggest “a-ha” for me.
Image citation: 2008-01-03 020. Uploaded by acpl on January 8, 2008. Attribution-noncommercial-no derivative works license.