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Human Booleans

Our classmates led a presentation using this activity, and we loved it!  Facilitators read a series of criteria, and ask students to stand up in response to anything that applies to them.  Along the way, they get a visual representation

Human Booleans

Our classmates led a presentation using this activity, and we loved it!  Facilitators read a series of criteria, and ask students to stand up in response to anything that applies to them.  Along the way, they get a visual representation

Information Scavenger Hunt

Create a web-based or bricks-and-mortar scavenger hunt for information or resources.  This might include books on a theme, library tools, credible websites, or data. Use in public libraries to encourage book discovery, or in K-12 settings as a library orientation

Information Scavenger Hunt

Create a web-based or bricks-and-mortar scavenger hunt for information or resources.  This might include books on a theme, library tools, credible websites, or data. Use in public libraries to encourage book discovery, or in K-12 settings as a library orientation

Post-It Brainstorm

In the post-it note brainstorm, students write reactions, ideas, concepts or other thoughts on post-it notes (one per note), then create a concept map by group notes that expressing similar ideas. This is a great, tactile tool for that caters

Post-It Brainstorm

In the post-it note brainstorm, students write reactions, ideas, concepts or other thoughts on post-it notes (one per note), then create a concept map by group notes that expressing similar ideas. This is a great, tactile tool for that caters

Twitter essay

Like the one-minute essay, this summary activity engages a familiar form for students and also teaches about effective communication. In small groups, pairs or individually, students create a 140 character summary of a salient point from a discussion.  Challenge students

Twitter essay

Like the one-minute essay, this summary activity engages a familiar form for students and also teaches about effective communication. In small groups, pairs or individually, students create a 140 character summary of a salient point from a discussion.  Challenge students

Concept map

In this activity, students visualize key points and create an image of their relationships.  Give students prompts for different parts of a map, or have them arrange information in a way that makes sense to them.

Concept map

In this activity, students visualize key points and create an image of their relationships.  Give students prompts for different parts of a map, or have them arrange information in a way that makes sense to them.

Citation Relay

This interactive teaching tool turns students into human components of a citation, and teaching the basic principles of forming a structured citation. Print strips of paper with citation components on them (last name, first name, publisher, year etc.  If you

Citation Relay

This interactive teaching tool turns students into human components of a citation, and teaching the basic principles of forming a structured citation. Print strips of paper with citation components on them (last name, first name, publisher, year etc.  If you

Classroom Transition Tools

Quiet Coyote – raise your hand and form fingers into a coyote shape to single it’s time to quiet down and turn attention to the the instructor. Use to bring a group back together from small discussions. Thumbs-Up for comprehension

Classroom Transition Tools

Quiet Coyote – raise your hand and form fingers into a coyote shape to single it’s time to quiet down and turn attention to the the instructor. Use to bring a group back together from small discussions. Thumbs-Up for comprehension