New for May 2016
Reason2Smile is a 501c3 registered non-profit whose mission is to support the Jambo Jipya School and Children's Home (23 orphans) in Mtwapa, Kenya. It sponsors students from kindergarten through 12th grade and provides them an education, two meals a day, school supplies and a uniform. R2S has created elementary level curriculum trunks that include a variety of teaching tools to introduce and enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of Kenyan life. They are free and available upon request.
Submitted by Donna Rosenblum, Library Media Specialist, Floral Park Memorial Jr/Sr HS
New for April 2016
Family and Consumer Sciences Resources, by Patti Barrett, Library Media Specialist, Long Beach High School
The Family and Consumer Sciences department uses the library throughout the year to jumpstart their Units of Study. In the Culture and Foods class students are required to research origins and uses of various spices and ingredients and the history of pie. Their research allows them to appreciate the origins and uses of specific ingredients throughout the world. The resources are good starting points for lessons on various food topics such as; Spices, Pies, and Alternative Diets.
New for March 2016
A 2015 AASL App, Kahoot! is another way to integrate technology into your Library curriculum to extend student learning. It works on any device with an Internet connection; no accounts needed; connect and play! Free. Submitted by Claire Mitchell, Teacher-Librarian
Kahoot! One of AASL’s Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2015
Another way to integrate technology into your curriculum to extend student learning is through Kahoot! Appropriate for K-12+, it is a game based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time where multiple-choice questions are projected on the screen. On Kahoot! you can create a quiz or a survey that your students respond to through any device that has a web browser (iPhone, iPad, Android device, Chromebook).
You can also launch ready-made Public Kahoots. There are many Library topics from Library Lingo, call numbers, and the Dewey Decimal System to MLA citations, plagerism, Digital Citizenship, and the OPAC.
Students do NOT need to have an email nor do they put in their name. They go to Kahoot.it on their device and simply sign on with a “nickname” and input the pin.
New for February 2016
Carolyn McGuire, Librarian at Rockville Centre HS created a LibGuide on Citing Sources. She provides information on what to cite, when to cite, parenthetical citations, APA, MLA and more.
She has also created a Wiki containing a bibliograpy of Theatre resources used in the South Side High School International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
New for January 2016
Meeting the Needs of all our Students, Large Print Books in the Library, By Gail Limmer, Library Media Specialist, Uniondale High School Library
New for December 2015
How can you read the next “hot book” before it lands in your library? Feed Your Readers' with NetGalley, written by JoBeth Roberts of The Wheatley School, will tell you how.
New for November 2015
The following is an article written by LISMA Board Member Justin Mirsky. For the past three years Justin has been organizing "Sewanha-Con" a Comic-Con event for his own district.
This article goes into depth regarding how the Con was organized, and what steps you can take to organize a Con in your school district.
New for April 2015
On April 22. 1970 the first Earth Day, millions of Americans mobilized to draw attention to a looming environmental crisis brought about by toxins and pollution. Forty-five years later, Earth Day has become a national day of awareness, but the environmental crisis still looms, focused now on climate change.
Earth Day Resources, a list of print and online resources compiled by Patti Barrett, Library Media Specialist Long Beach High School, will help students make informed decisions about the environment.
A LiveBinder of Earth Day Resources, compiled by Nadine Paduano, Library Media Specialist, contains websites, lesson plans and activities to celebrate Earth Day
New for March 2015
WATER, A WEB LIST TO SUPPORT ELA MODULE 1 A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, compiled by Victoria Puccio, Library Media Specialist West Hempstead Middle School.
Water is essential for life. This month's featured rescource is an annotated list of recommended online resources to support investigations into the politics of water, the water cycle, water as a nutrient, and global environmental and energy issues relating to water.
New for February 2015
Black History Month Library Ideas for the Secondary Library, compiled by Paige Rowse, Library Media Specialist Syosset High School.
This month's featured resource is a collection of activities, book recommendations, ideas for speakers, and more,
New for January 2015
Forever Footprints: Raising Digital Citizens compiled by Jennifer Bleicher, Library Media Specialist, Howitt Middle School.
This month's featured resource is a powerpoint presentation that was used for a "Parent University" and contains links to websites and videos.
New for December 2014
New for November 2014
ESL Book Talk Discussion by
Justin Mirsky & Joseph Nola – Librarians at Sewanhaka High School
New for October 2014
FIRE SAFETY RESOURCES Compiled by Regina DeMarco, Library Media Specialist
Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11, 2014. The resources presented are helpful in planning units and activities on this important topic. They are primarily geared toward lower elementary grades, although some website content can be used for grades 3-5 and possibly middle school. Many resources are aligned with the Common Core standards.
New for September 2014