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Teacher Compiles Helpful List of 65 Online Picture Book Videos

Karen Tripp has compiled a list of 65 animated storybooks that can be found on YouTube. I’ve embed a few that are read (or sung in Bill Martin’s case) by the authors. See the full list at Picture Books on YouTube.

Just a Snowman by Mercer Mayer

Brown bear, Brown bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn


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Airmail Redefined…and Again

In case you have not yet heard, Amazon is promising half-hour delivery using drones.

Among the a plethora of parodies, British bookseller Waterstones responds by announcing its new O.W.L. service. (Only just thought about this morning.)


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Scrooge or Marley’s Ghost 1901 Film Adaptation

“Scrooge, or, Marley’s Ghost, directed by Walter R. Booth, is the oldest known film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel A Christmas Carol – featuring the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge confronted by Marley’s ghost and given by visions of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The film, “although somewhat flat and stage-bound to modern eyes,” according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, “was an ambitious undertaking at the time,” as, “not only did it attempt to tell an 80 page story in five minutes, but it featured impressive trick effects, superimposing Marley’s face over the door knocker and the scenes from his youth over a black curtain in Scrooge’s bedroom.” It was presented in ‘Twelve Tableaux’ or scenes and is thought to contain the first ever use of intertitles in a film. (Wikipedia)”

Public Domain Review


December 5, 2013 · 7:47 am

Why Camilla Loves to Read

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Simplifying Text for Younger or Challenged Readers

Rewordify is a free website that allows you to paste any text or website into an engine that replaces complex words with easier ones. Our Special Education teacher has recommended it for use with students who might be a bit below grade level in their reading skills, but any student or adult could use it to work on their vocabulary or to better navigate required reading.

The Rewordify for School page shows functions and other ways to us the engine in schools. For example:


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Social Media From Kids’ Points of View

Via: 22 Words

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Creative Commons Search

Whether for your website, your blog or student projects, it’s important to know that unless the creator has given permission for you to use their images, videos or other media, you Should Not Use it! It’s called Copyright! And although the rules vary internationally, it is simple common respect to only use someone else’s work if they have freely shared it. Even then, it’s always nice and sometimes required to acknowledge the creator. Find out how to search for shared work in this video.

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Video-Making Tools

This video was made to show some options for video creation specifically for YASLA Academy videos but is a nice overview of many of the tools available for any video project.

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Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Video Remade By Librarians

Via: My friend Doug (who has no idea how very UN-Dramaticly inclined I am) and Rolling Stone Videos.

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September 22, 2013 · 8:17 am

Betty Glover Librarians’ Workout Tape

Created in 1987 at Arizona State University.

It’s a shame that most of us will no longer have a lot of the exercize ‘equipment’ around. The VHS tape was only $69.95!


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