1/6/14- Today I did this lesson with a 4th and 5th grade class. They were excited about the Little Free Libraries and had several good ideas!
1/7/13-Today I introduced LFL to a group of 5th graders. Surprisingly, many of them weren't that excited about it. They had a good list of pro's and con's but in general conversation many of them could care less or didn't want to have one. Just go to the public library they said. I will try and different approach with my 4th graders coming in and talk up how only 4th and 5th graders are doing this and the "little" kids will be able to see their hard work, etc. We will see how it goes!
1/7/13 4th grade. This group of 4th graders seemed to enjoy this idea more. Some of them had a good set of pro's to having on and one girl had used one in Topeka over the summer and loved writing the comments in the book. I think they will enjoy the design process!
1/9/14-5B-Went well, they had some great pro's and con's for having one.
1/9/14 4P- Seemed very interested in the idea! Did great!
1-10-14; 4th-5th; Little Free Libraries;
Both 4th and 5th did this lesson today; they were excited about seeing them and that there was one not too far away;
They were more excited when i told them Mrs. Harrison was working on coordinating this for them to help make them.
1/13/14- We did the LFL lesson today (Day 2). Most of the students knew how to do a basic "general search" on google. They had fun looking at all of the images of the Little Free Libraries. (We will have to tone it down a bit though- several of them want to build the "phone booth" size! :)
1/14/13 4th-5th- My 5th grade class didn't seem real excited about LFL but seeing the one in Hutch and then getting to look at different pictures to save seemed to excited them some. My 4th grade class was a little more confused with the advanced search, were 10 minutes late, and had a fire drill so we didn't get much time to actually save. Overall it went well and more time next week will be good!
1/15/14-5B & 4P- I finished this lesson today with advance googling. 5th grade only has 11 come to me due to math at middle school so they flew through it and had plenty of time to look. 4th has 21 and took a lot longer and a few who were unable to follow along. Overall it went well and I was able to help those behind. We were just more rushed for time. They all enjoyed seeing the different libraries.
1-17-14; LFL Advanced Google Search; In both classes, most students knew how to do the Basic Google Search; What they had problems with was, knowing where to click to save the image. On their computers, some of them had to go to, view image, then File and save as. We didn't get to the advanced, but will next time. They did find some interesting LFL's.
1/21/14-5M, 4C- Today we did the copyright advanced search looking for CC images. I lost the paper where I wrote down their computers so I just had them trash what was saved on the desktop and only save CC images. It went pretty good. Many of them (including myself) didn't know how to search for ones you can use. 4th grade is a bigger class so a little more crazy/lots more help needed. I showed them how to make a folder with their name and teacher and save the image then move their image into the folder to make it easier for them to find next week. It was a bit crazy because it was a little different steps then how I showed them on my computer. Overall-it was ok. Great lesson on copyright Amanda.
Oops I wrote in website and not in comment. 5B and 4P discussed copyright and really didn't know much about it. I had them create a folder with name and teacher on the desktop and then save their pictures there. We had to drag them in which was a little confusing but overall it went well.
1-24-14; Advanced LFL; Showed both classes "Advanced Google Search" and what to put in to make it copyright safe. I don't think the first few classes were doing the Adv. search, because their pictures were saying "may be subject to copyright". (For the videos and sound, my little speakers just aren't loud enough with open walls on both sides; people walking down the hall don't realize how much noise they make). FYI; some people seem to think it's ok to walk through at the front when we are having library classes, not only students, but adults as well.
We did not have enough time to get the posters done; hope we have another lesson with this or time.
1/29/14-5M & 4C- My first class did pretty good. They didn't all get finished and I had 1 who forgot to write down the ID but overall pretty good. One boy wasn't able to see the image when he viewed so I will have to check next week and see what I can do. My 2nd class is a lot bigger and not many finished. We defiantly need time to finish next week and then need some basic editing. Capital letters in a title and at the beginning of a sentence. Punctuation, etc. I will also throw in that they need to try and add a little more information about LFL so that people know what we are doing.
1-30-14 5B, 4P- Today we did day 1 on the poster maker. I made sure to tell them that if their pictures were deleted that they needed to go back into google and do the advanced search with the usage rights changed. My last 2 classes seemed to freeze when their pictures were gone. These 2 did better but we defiantly need another class period. My large class of 4th graders.....some didn't even get started because they were either A. to busy looking for a New picture because theirs was deleted or B. NOT FOLLOWING THE CHEAT SHEET DIRECTIONS
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