Concert in the Library What better way to share music in the library then to have a choral concert in the library. Perfect for beginning of the year orientations, holidays, book fairs, or parent nights. It may not be quiet but it will be beautiful.
Web 2.0 Tools Record the performances load them and share them on School tube or Teacher tube.
Songwriting Contest Have a songwriting contest where students can showcase their musical pieces in the library. Each piece could be performed live in the library for an evening performance, which could also include a night of storytelling, theater and poetry.
Web 2.0 Tools Use writing tools such as Thumbscribes. Use Answer Garden or Poll Everywhere to take a poll of the students.
Concert in the Library It may be difficult to have the entire band in your library but parts of the band, or small group bands can always play for events. Think how great it will be to have a band in your library and it will definitely draw a crowd.
Books and Instruments People are fascinated with those who know how to play an instrument. Set up students and adults throughout the library with their various instruments in their own listening and playing stations.
Web 2.0 Tools Skype in a musician to interview about their instrument. Have them play or perform a small concert.
Books and Bands Feature books from the library and have the band play songs that embody the particular time period of that book. (Ex. Jazz by Walter Dean Myers: Jazz Music). If a student reads a short or picture book afterwards a short piece could be played by the band.
Web 2.0 Tools Have students take pictures of the events. Load them on a power point and narrate the power point using Knovio.
Book Commercials Students can advertise books for the library through book commercials. These short commercials are simply student advertisements for books. They can do them alone, with a partner, or in groups.
Web 2.0 Tools Use 60 Second Recap to get ideas Record them on your own School Tube Channel
Reader’s Theater andStorytelling Reader’s Theater, Storytelling, and Puppets can be for many different grade levels. Have students turn their favorite stories and books into plays and perform them for their peers.
Web 2.0 Tools Use Zooburst or Storybird to create your own stories. Use a Smartboard or any board technology and share stories from International Children’s Digital Library
Book Posters Students can create their own advertisements for their favorite books and be creative while doing it. Have each student pick a favorite book and then create a visual representation that publicizes why other students should read that book as well.
Web 2.0 Tools Instead of paper posters use Glogster and create digital posters.
Library Color Schemes If your library is labeled by area; (ex. Non- fiction, Fiction, Biography, ESL) have your students help you paint and create a new color scheme each year for your media center.
Web 2.0 Tools Use Flockdraw to design ideas Use 42 Tasks or Todo ly to make a timeline of your tasks.
Book Dance Have students read a book and then have them turn it into an interpretive dance. It doesn’t matter the style, the music doesn’t matter either, it’s the imagination and creativity that’s important. Students can create these individually or in groups.
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Web 2.0 Tools Share the event live with Vokle. Let students describe the activity afterwards with word clouds using Tagxedo.
Dance Concerts Similar to Band and Choral Concerts, librarians can always open the library up as a performance space for dance. Invite parents, teachers, peer students, administrators, and other community members to a dance performance that will take place in the library.
Web 2.0 Tools Take pictures of concerts and share them in an Animoto or Slideshare slide show.
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