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Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books

Maya Lin

This article by Tom Bober offers some great ideas and advice for using picture books and Primary sources to teach in your library.

With advice on finding sources and how to frame your pairings, This is definitely worth a read.

 

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Infographic creator

Do you love infographics as much as I do?

Have you thought about having your class create some infographics but are not sure where to start?

Easel.ly is a free online space that makes infographic creation easy.

It’s still in beta right now, so there may not be as many bells and whistles as you might like, but it is an engrossing way to spend time presenting information.

http://www.easel.ly/

Diagrams, Flowcharts, Graphs

Looking for a great online tool for students who need to create visual aids for their presentations?

https://www.lucidchart.com/ is a tool that works with Google apps. Students can create and save flowcharts and diagrams to their Google drive in order to collaborate online on the project.

Another great tool is Create-a-Graph, from NCES. Students can choose bar, Line, Pie, Area, or XY graphs to create and then add them to their presentations easily.  Highly recommended.