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  1. 1. Arts, Learning and Web 2.0 Tools in your LibraryARTS 2.0
  2. 2. What might that look like?Arts in my Library?
  3. 3. Singing in the Library
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Web 2.0 Tools Record the performances load them and share them on School tube or Teacher tube.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Web 2.0 Tools Use writing tools such as Thumbscribes. Use Answer Garden or Poll Everywhere to take a poll of the students.
  8. 8. Band in the Library
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Web 2.0 Tool Share this event live on Vokle
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Web 2.0 Tools Skype in a musician to interview about their instrument. Have them play or perform a small concert.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Web 2.0 Tools Have students take pictures of the events. Load them on a power point and narrate the power point using Knovio.
  15. 15. Theater in the Library
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Web 2.0 Tools Use 60 Second Recap to get ideas Record them on your own School Tube Channel
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Visual Arts in the Library
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. Web 2.0 Tools Instead of paper posters use Glogster and create digital posters.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. Web 2.0 Tools Use Flockdraw to design ideas Use 42 Tasks or Todo ly to make a timeline of your tasks.
  25. 25. Dance in the Library
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. IS IT?
  28. 28. Web 2.0 Tools Share the event live with Vokle. Let students describe the activity afterwards with word clouds using Tagxedo.
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. Web 2.0 Tools Take pictures of concerts and share them in an Animoto or Slideshare slide show.
  31. 31. Arts Integration Poetry Slam  Art presentations for Living Museum  African American Coffee Shop History Month Performances  Women’s History Month  Hispanic History Month  Many More
  32. 32. Questions/Discussion
  33. 33. For more ideas visit This slide show is available at this site as well.