Another arts organization is offering nightly streaming of their operas, on their website. The selection changes regular and can be found at their site. Check it out here.
Month: May 2020
MoMA Online Art Courses
A lot of arts and cultural organizations are offering activities, streaming shows, and other resources freely during this time. Here's an article which details some of the offerings of the Museum of Modern Art
Free Art eBooks
Are you interested in learning more about fine art? The Guggenheim Museum is offering over 200 free exhibition catalogs available to download. An exhibition catalog is a book published for each art show presented at a museum. Find more information here.
Pandemic Resources for School Librarians
The American Library Association has a number of resources for school librarians gathered at this page. Here's a bunch more links librarians might find useful, and to share with their school communities: https://nycdoe.libguides.com/COVID-19ebooks/free https://slsa-nys.org/resources/coronavirus-information-resources-2020/ http://www.nysed.gov/coronavirus https://www.buffalolib.org/subject-guides/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19 https://slsa-nys.org/resources/coronavirus-information-resources-2020/ https://esboces.libguides.com/COVID19 http://www.nysed.gov/postsecondary-services/covid-19-resources-families-and-communities https://www.e1b.org/en/about-us/novel-corona-virus.aspx# https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus
CDC Guidelines for Re-opening
Check out the SLJ article on CDC guidelines for re-opening schools here. It's a four step process that takes into account a number of factors, just as re-opening businesses does. Here's the article. Edutopia has a more detailed article on this subject here. And an important article on the implications of the current situation, according …
If you're a teacher or librarian, or even a student with a cool teacher :), you may have seen a cool bitmoji classroom. There's a bunch of tutorials out there, but I'm posting this one. Check it out! and make your own fun online classroom or interactive lessons. Here's a bunch more ideas in case …
NASA at Home
Ever since I watched the moon landing when I was very small (yeah, I'm *that* old), I've had a special interest in NASA, astronauts, space, and the universe. I love seeing photos, movies, video, and stories about all of the above. Now NASA has created a home page just for families to explore their vast …
Library Dept. Pages Update
If you're a teacher, librarian, student or parent in my district, you may be interested in checking out our newly updated library department web pages. I/we will be adding more content over time, but for now, the basics and some interesting other resources have been updated and added---student resources, parent resources, teacher and librarian resources. …
Library Book Return
My philosophy is people are more important than books at this time. I'm not alone, according to a School Library Journal poll. Do I want all the library books returned? Sure, of course. Will the library survive without them all? Again, sure, of course. Should anyone get more stressed worrying about returning their books this …
What are you reading?
I know it's been awhile since I've posted here. I've been heavily involved in library department activities, primarily updating and overhauling our entire library department website (I'll share the link in another post). I created a little Padlet awhile ago, asking the question: what are you reading? If you're out there reading these posts, add …