Book Week School Library Tour

Tour School Libraries for Book Week.

Welcome to Children’s Book Week.  You are invited to tour school libraries and see what they are doing for Book Week this year and take a peek into their library.

Various school libraries have added their details to the Google Form and these have been added to Google Tour Builder.

Select the link below to view the tour in your web browser (select – Play Full Screen).

Google School Libraries Tour

Navigate using the navigation buttons at the bottom of the Google Tour webpage (use link above). Alternatively, you can download the KMZ file (for Google Earth) and play it there.

School Tour how to

 

The JS School Library Tour 360

Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

 

Coding the JS Library with Emoji

Students explored the potential of images  as a way of  communicating through the use of emoji.

In Week 1 classes read the first shortlisted picture book.

Pirhana emoji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an emoji message of two book titles in the JS Library.

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Students also went on a Lit Trip using Possum Magic and the Google Map  organised around books and the continents.slide2


 

 

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and we have classified the Non-Fiction using Emoji.slide27

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Literacy in the JS Library Term 3 Activities Week 1

Week 1 Literacy Celebrations Term Three

READ AROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGE

We have been exploring the annual Book Week theme through the lens of the  PYP.  The theme is Australia My Story Country which we have adapted to exploring story through World Stories (using the continents as a way to organise these countries).

We have selected books from each continent that can be shared over the course of the term.

Week 1  JS Library Makerspace

Explore the world through BeeBots

Students programmed the BeeBots to travel the world after answering a series of country and continent questions in a group of their choice.  These students successfully were able to execute a programme and troubleshoot. The BeeBots and the world map are available each break for students to continue  their world exploration.

Additional Resources

Sort country names into continents

 

Classes read the first of the Shortlisted Books for sharing and review.

Week 1 Shortlisted Book 

Aaron Blabey Piranhas don’t eat bananas

Resources

 

BOOK WEEK 2015

Book Week is  almost over for another year.

The students

  • have read and voted on the Shortlisted Books
  • created their class lanterns and
  • participated in a variety of class and library activities around the theme of Light Up the World.

See some highlights below:
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The winners according to the students at St Andrews are

  • Early Childhood: Pig the Pug (by one vote)
  • Picture Books: Stone Lion (by one vote)

Picture Book Vote Early Childhood Vote

Teaching Notes for The Stone Lion

LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY: CIRCUITS

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS TO LEARN ABOUT CIRCUITS
Q: – What is an electric circuit?

INTRODUCTION: “Acting Out an Electric Circuit”

VIEW: Explaining an Electrical Circuit

SELF DISCOVERY

A) Small groups with materials to create an electric circuit.

B) Using the Brainbox and Snap Circuits to create circuits

C) Interactive games (see the Blendspace below)

* Other

Create your own circuit using aluminum foil, battery and light.


BLENDSPACE: TESTING AND CREATING ELECTRIC CIRCUITS

 

https://www.blendspace.com/lessons/iUfzYsiuCVjdxA/light-up-the-library-electrical-circuits?feature=embed

The term so far…. LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY

New activities this week ….
Green Screening and Animation using Apps

Students explored animation using the app PLASTIC.
It simplifies the animation process and makes 2D images into movies and GIFs.

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See more here.

Read a review for the PLASTIC animation app here.

In addition to this, students have begun to explore the simplicity of the DoInk Green Screen app. We have the green screen (purchased with P & F Funding) , iPad and tripod set up for anyone who wishes to learn.

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It will be available for the rest of the term. I am hoping that some inspired readers will create some BOOK HOOKS.

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CONNECT TO READING #BOOKWEEK2014 WITH TWITTER

TWITTER & BOOK WEEK

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I have posted a request on twitter for people to post their responses to this question “What is your favourite quote from a children’s book?” I intend to have these displayed as a tweet cloud on my interactive projector during lunchtimes. See example book quotes HERE .

 

If interested please retweet the tweet and/or post your book quote using the hashtag #bookweek2014 .

 

 

TWITTER TOOLS TO VISUALIZE THE TWEETS

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See VISIBLE TWEETS and TWITTERFALL as two possible tools that will allow you to display the #bookweek2014 hashtag.