Posts By sandi dennis

  1. DENbrarian Update- READ with us!

    Hi DENbrarians or potential DENbrarians (or folks who love to read…)  All are welcome read great YA titles with us, sign up to pin with us, follow us on Facebook, or even volunteer to pick the book for a month. Here are the links you’ll need to get started or to update your information in […]

  2. DENbrarian book selection for DECEMBER: Counting by 7s


     This month’s selection is brought to you by guest DENbrarian Donna Miller!  Donna is a Library Teacher at Prescott/OldhamElementary Schools in Norwood, MA.  Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!  Wanna join us?  We’re looking for  Media Specialists who would like to select the book for the monthly DENbrarian YA Book Club!  […]

  3. DENbrarian ‘Free-For-All Thursday’ !

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    Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!   Last month the lovely and talented Susan Gauthier from Louisiana selected the book to celebrate reading and all things Star Wars … and we read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. This month we’re taking a break from a selected book and posting […]

  4. Announcing the DENbrarian Selection for June:


        The DENbrarian selection for June is a great kickoff to summer reading!! Twofer: This book has a sequel coming out June 4- so you might want to order both! June’s selection: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy It’s 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie […]

  5. Announcing the DENbrarian YA Book Selection for May!


    Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!  Wanna join us? Welcome to our book club- EVERYONE is invited! You do NOT have to be a Library Media Specialist to join this group- …you just have to love great Young Adult books!  We began last month with The One and Only Ivan.  All […]

  6. Everything I know about rolling out a 1:1 iPad initiative: Post 3: Create Committees


    Everything I know about rolling out a 1:1 iPad initiative. Post 3: Create Committees We created 4 committees to help manage our 1:1 iPad initiative project.  Here are the committees and the major tasks each accomplished.  The steering committee members also served on at least one sub-committee. 1. Steering Committee- we called this “iPals” 2. […]

  7. Louis Sachar is visiting- Are you kidding me?!


    Decatur, Georgia is home to independent book store Little Shop of Stories. It’s a local and inter-galactic favorite.  Book fans of all sorts converge on Little Shop and Decatur each September thanks to our incredible book festival. The store’s fantastic On the Same Page initiative promotes one book per year that the entire community reads… […]

  8. Super Awesome Massive List of Websites You’ll Love!

     Super Awesome Massive List of Websites You’ll Love!  Thanks, edjudo, for compiling the original list that I enhanced.   You rock. 280 Slides– Create PowerPoint style presentations online (free) 4Shared- An online storage site allowing you to upload and share music, photos, video and documents (free 10GB) 5min Life Videopedia – Short instructional videos for every […]

  9. Show teachers the MONEY with creative fundraising ideas for classrooms and school programs!

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    Try some creative fund raising for your classroom! I know teachers who have had success with “Donors Choose“.  You can also post your classroom at “Adopt a Classroom“, or even set up “registry” supply lists at sites like Amazon or office supply stores.  Don’t forget Discovery Education’s Kathy Schrock who maintains a list of grant […]

  10. Treasure Hunting 101- Georgia State Historic Sites History Trail Geocaching Game

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    Summertime is TREASURE HUNTING Time! The Georgia State Historic Sites History Trail geocaching game is underway-  you can ‘Get Out.  Get Dirty. And Get Fit.’ in a Georgia Historic Site this summer! It’s time to grab your cell phone, comfortable shoes, and a buddy – let’s go Geocaching! A few weeks ago the Georgia Discovery […]

  11. DENny Awards- Go Team Georgia!

    I am so proud that I won a DENny award from The Discovery Educator Network– for my blogging work and help at Georgia DEN events. I think DEN member David Andrade said it best when he said the DENny Awards are the Oscars for Discovery Education. So once more– If you haven’t joined the DEN […]

  12. Pop My Video!

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    Creative Writing Teachers REJOICE!  Remember the good times we had watching “Pop Up Video” on VH1 (or am I totally showing my age…?)  The VH1 site has an option to make your own Pop Up Video subtitles to some popular videos-  but that might not work for most (read ‘all’) classrooms…. An alternative I found […]

  13. Georgia Children’s Book Awards 2012-2013– Grades 4-8 with Links to Author Websites / Blogs


                Here’s the list of 2012-2013 nominees and author or publisher websites/blogs. (N) indicates that the title is available on Nook reader.  Some titles are more appropriate for mature or Middle Grades audiences. Davis, Eleanor  Secret Science Alliance And The Copycat Crook Greenwald, Lisa My Life In Pink & Green […]

  14. Dear Diary 2.0- Penzu and NEW Penzu Classroom

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    Dear Diary 2.0 ~ with PENZU and Penzu is an online journaling program with numerous features for you or your students.  Some features are free, such as password protection for journals, and some advanced features (such as mobile device access) are included in the Penzu PRO 19.00 per year fee. After signing up- […]