Search on SLJ.com ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
Neverending Search
Inside Neverending Search

Working together is working smarter [Infographic]

workingtogether

Based on a report recently released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE), Working Together is Working Smarter, visually demonstrates the role of school librarians as highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators.   The infographic reveals our dedicated, voluntary leadership in the delivery of [...]

Recite this for inspiration

reciteme

I was wondering how folks have been making those simple, little quotation posters that I’ve seen around the Web. Until this morning, my dear friend Shannon Miller, shared Recitethis. Recitethis is a super easy and elegant tool for generating motivational images/posters.  Enter your favorite quote or message and select the most fitting or most attractive design [...]

PowToon + Katie = even more awesomeness (Updated!)

katiepow

I am a big fan of the talented, adorable and slightly wacky author/illustrator/kidlit blogger/podcaster Katie Davis. I am also a big fan of the slightly wacky, digital animation tool PowToon with its cool themes, props, animated characters and transitions. So what happens to the equation when a popular picture book author/illustrator partners with digital, comic-based presentation/video maker platform? [...]

Not just about citing images (so much more to embed from NoodleTools!)

citingimages

A Guide to Citing Images, a new infographic from our friends at NoodleTools, offers a MLA-aligned flow chart to guide researchers through a variety of image citation situations.  But it is not just about image documentation. It asks learners to ask themselves a few important questions before using and documenting images that were born digital.   [...]

A very handy CC poster

foter

We’ve been relatively successful in spreading the gospel of using of Creative Commons and public domain work in student products.  Our Copyright Friendly LibGuide is one of the most used of all of our Guides. I recently added this handy infographic Creative Commons: free photos for bloggers by Foter to our resources and hope to [...]

Focusing in on authors who pin

katiepins

We’ve followed their blogs and tweets.  Now many of us are following their boards. Through Pinterest, some of our favorite authors are sharing fan art; previewing book covers and chapters; allowing us a lens on the inspirations for their writing; illustrating the background and locations for their books; suggesting literary extension activities; revealing their hobbies [...]

Sandy and media literacy

. . . one of the things that’s now becoming clear is the major role that social media played during and after the storm. Sites like Twitter and Facebook were, for some, incredibly useful tools. They were ways to keep up with friends and relatives and neighbors in a stressful time, but they were also [...]

Google’s Search by Image: Something to look at

kiss

You may not have seen it yet, but Google recently added a few powerful features to its image search. Look for the little camera icon on the right of the Image Search box. Search by image allows you to drag in, upload, or paste a URL for any image and search the picture instead of [...]

The Picnik is over, but . . .

picmonkey

I’ve been mourning my beloved Picnik. the photo-editing tool that closed its basket and moved to the Google+ Creative Suite.  We can use Picnik there. When we’re there. Happily, we have several other free options for when we’re not. I am kinda falling in love with PicMonkey.  In addition to basic edits, you can add: [...]

Postering with new tools

blockposter

I thought I’d share a couple of cool tools I’ve been playing with to make posters for student projects and to promote library services and events. Currently in private beta, Smore may be the easiest way ever to create and share a quick online poster or flyer.  Here’s the poster I just pulled together to [...]