Nothing is tastier than a wholesome batch of fresh ideas that promote learning. Recipes For Change is the ideal spot to cook up great ways to transform your library. Check back often for new “dishes” from our Advocates!

Do you have a favorite recipe for change you’d like to share? Email it to us at tysl@mackin.com.

Meme Generator

Meme Generator

Wonder how to get those new classroom guidelines to stick? Meme them! This free tool is user-friendly and will add.

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Library Media Tech Talk August

Library Media Tech Talk August

Hello, friends! I have a few things I want to share as summer vacation ends, and we all prepare to.

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Literacy Tools

Literacy Tools

These tools are some of the tried and true resources we use on a daily basis throughout our district. You’ll.

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Library Media Tech Talk July

Library Media Tech Talk July

Hello, friends! I just got back from attending the ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas. It was amazing to see.

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Five Ways Positivity Can Help Transform Your…

Five Ways Positivity Can Help Transform Your…

Positivity is an essential ingredient of transformation. Here are five steps from SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year that. Read More
Library Media Tech Talk

Library Media Tech Talk

Hello, friends! This month I have some cool websites and digital tools to share! I learned about most of these.

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Fact Check Now Available in Google

Fact Check Now Available in Google

Written by Lori Gracey Fact Check by Google is another tool in our digital literacy arsenal that must be shared.

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STEM Challenge of the Month

STEM Challenge of the Month

Are you thinking about starting a Makerspace but have limited funds or just are not quite ready to take the.

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Assistive Technology And Accessible Library Services

Assistive Technology And Accessible Library Services

CHROME EXTENSIONS Select And Speak Select and Speak uses iSpeech's human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) to read any selected text in the. Read More
12 Days of Christmas with Microsoft

12 Days of Christmas with Microsoft

Written by Miguel Guhlin Microsoft has gifted us with 12 wonderful creativity presents that are perfect for extending learning in.

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A Springboard for Innovative Ideas

A Springboard for Innovative Ideas

If you’re an elementary or middle school teacher, I would encourage you to try the free website Wonderopolis. With a.

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What Common Core and OER Mean to You

What Common Core and OER Mean to You

1) My Favorite Research Sites UnboundED offers more than 5,000 free, high-quality standards-aligned resources for the classroom. Users can choose.

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My Elementary 1:1 Must-Haves!

My Elementary 1:1 Must-Haves!

This year we have embarked on an adventure that would make Captain Cook jealous. At Rock Valley, uncharted territory is.

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Top Five Resources to Help Get Your Makerspace Up and Running!

Top Five Resources to Help Get Your Makerspace Up and Running!

from Andrea Trudeau If you’re interested in creating a makerspace in your library but are overwhelmed or just unsure where. Read More
Top FIVE Free Websites to Promote Reading

Top FIVE Free Websites to Promote Reading

from Andrea Trudeau Pinterest--In order to make our printed pathfinders more modern, sleek, and visually appealing, we created a Shepard. Read More
Infographic: Mindset for School Library Innovators

Infographic: Mindset for School Library Innovators

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Hello Summer!

Hello Summer!

Hello TYSL Friends! Happy End-of-School-Year and Hello Summer! We hope you had a great school year and that you are. Read More
Animated Book Covers Slideshow

Animated Book Covers Slideshow

Feature your school library’s brand new books or a specific genre collection with this Animated Book Covers display. The display. Read More
Scannable

Scannable

This is an add on app for Evernote which turns your phone or tablet into a scanner that scans directly. Read More
Evernote

Evernote

This is my go to app for organizing and archiving. The tagging features allow you to set it up for. Read More