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jTitle: Action Jackson
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Elementary students
Summary: A visual slideshow of Jackson Pollack's works, including an interactive Notebook file to simulate his painting style
Format:​ Microsoft PowerPoint 2007; SMART Notebook v. 10



Title: Citation Practice: Magazines
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: 5th grade
Summary: After learning how to cite a book, students learn to cite magazines by manipulating parts of the citation into the proper order, then use the pen to add the punctuation.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10



Title: Computer Parts: Terms & Activities
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: Elementary students
Summary: A visual lesson to show students the parts of the computer while learning computer vocabulary and functions. Activity games at the end of the lesson are geared for various grade levels.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10



Title: Distinguishing Drives: Guided Lecture (with Rodents)
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: 6th grade
Summary: Visual accompaniment to a verbal lecture. Includes two assignments asking students to find and/or copy documents from the Shared drive to their own Home drives.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Emberley Birds
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: Elementary students - primary grades (K & 1), or upper grades for fun
Summary: A technology tie-in to Ed Emberley's book A Wing on a Flea: A Book About Shapes. After reading the book, students practice their skills using the Shape Tool in Tux Paint (or any drawing program) to re-create the shape-based illustrations. Older students will relish the opportunity to tackle more difficult illustrations, create their own Emberley-inspired creations, and may even write the rhyming text to accompany the project.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Genre Classification
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Elementary students - intermediate grades
Summary: Students can drag-and-drop images of various book covers to practice identifying and comparing genres.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Genre "Magic Paper"
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Elementary students - intermediate (text only)
Summary: This file is an example of how to create "magic paper" using contrasting backgrounds and matching-colored text. In this example, students brainstorm types of genres before sliding the text box to the right (over the blue background) to check for understanding.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: "Give Me 5" Storytime Etiquette Prompts
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Elementary students - primary students
Summary: This slide features five pictures and matching cues to prepare for storytime.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Collages Up Close
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Elementary students
Summary: Use the "magic pen" as a spotlight and/or magnification tool to identify the different types of materials used to create the illustrations in Janice Harrington's The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Define the Spine
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Elementary students
Summary: Move the different pieces to match what a spine looks like in the library.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Introducing Elephant and Piggie
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Elementary students; grades K - 3
Summary: An introduction to Mo Willems' latest characters, Elephant and Piggie, as well as the book There is a Bird on Your Head.
Format: SMART Notebook v. 10
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Title: An Introduction to Laura Vacarro Seeger's "Cut Out" Books
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Elementary students - primary grades (K & 1)
Summary: Learn about Laura Vacarro Seeger's creative style of storytelling and illustrating.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Fiction on the Shelves: Alphabetical Order
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: Elementary students - primary grades (1st-3rd)
Summary: Students can manipulate books onto a shelf to show correct alphabetical order. Slides progressively increase in difficulty.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Library True/False Game
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: Elementary students
Summary: After learning about library procedures and check-out rules, students answer questions by popping true/false balloons.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Parts of a Book Game
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: Elementary students - primary grades (1st & 2nd)
Summary: After learning the parts of a book, students will be challenged to demonstrate their knowledge by correctly matching books parts to vocabulary words.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: A Royal Adventure
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Intermediate students
Summary: Enjoy the book Princess Hyacinth by author Florence Heide and Illustrator Lane Smith while investigating a variety of geometry concepts (solids, nets, tessellations).
Format: SMART Notebook v. 10



Title: Step-by-Step Task Directions
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: All grades
Summary: Samples of simple lists using templates from the SMART gallery.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10



Title: Spine Labels
Author: Michelle Harris (harrism@husd4.k12.il.us)
Audience: All grades
Summary: A guided lecture about reading spine labels. Students can use sample books to write their own spine labels.
Format:​ SMART Notebook v. 10​



Title: Wordle Book Advertisements
Author: Amy Oberts (obertsa@district87.org)
Audience: Grade 5 students and older
Summary: Part 1 in the Series - Introductory File Provided
Format: SMART Notebook v. 10​


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