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Students sharing knowledge through GiggleIT

Easy instructions for teacher-librarians to help their students become globally published authors through IASL's no-cost GiggleIT Project for global student writing through school libraries
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Katy Manck

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Students sharing knowledge through GiggleIT!
What is GiggleIT?
GiggleIT was created as a safe online platform for students to share their stories, poems & jokes with the world through their school library,
How to GiggleIT
Students reflect & make notes
We help our students master skills that they need for their futures
Learning to work together to communicate and create joy, bringing their stories to the world
Your students introduce their school, town, and country to the world
What rocks your students' world?
Food?
Be brave!
Help your school and students
GiggleIT
with their personal knowledge, authentic voice, and collaborative creations for the whole world to see!

Share local color and flavor!
Yummy poems!
https://philtimes.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/lanzones-festival-camiguin-mambadjao-philippines/
What is GiggleIT?
Your students as experts with GiggleIT
share their knowledge & experiences
and fun!
Open wide the window!
Your students share their world
through the GiggleIT Project

Katy Manck
IASL.Giggle.IT@gmail.com
http://iasl-online.org/advocacy/GiggleIT
Sponsored by Children & Young Adult Literature Special Interest Group, Hosted on IASL website
celebrating students' personal knowledge and authentic voices in collaborative writing.
Who should GiggleIT?
Designed for students ages 10-14, GiggleIT is
GiggleIT was created as a safe online platform for students to share their stories, poems & jokes with the world through their school library,
So GiggleIT can be used at any school level successfully - it's fun and free!
http://iasl-online.org/page-1863088
http://iasl-online.org/advocacy/giggleit/oceania/kingaroy.html
easily adapted for younger gifted students,
special needs students,
and English language learners of any age.
http://pixabay.com/en/day-of-the-dead-mexico-skull-568012/
http://www.cherryblossom.com/about-the-festival/
Fun?
Festivals!
They tell their stories for all the world
to read through the GiggleIT Project
view this Prezi at http://bit.ly/1H1Svkw
Questions? IASL.Giggle.IT@gmail.com
"See things the way they are. But don't let it block your view of seeing things the way you want them to be." - Karen Salmonsohn
view this Prezi at http://bit.ly/1H1Svkw
practice real-life collaboration
use your library as creative laboratory
have fun while writing & learning
become globally published authors
...and knowing that your students' work can be read and shared anywhere in the world ROCKS!
p.s. it is all FREE!
A Letter to Faraway Friends
Students write a letter to kids everywhere, inviting them to your town so they can experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of a favorite local festival.
http://iasl-online.org/page-1863139#Letter_to_faraway
How to GiggleIT
Register with GiggleIT
Recruit teachers
Choose a project
(you can 'piggyback' on current curriculum)
Students select GiggleCritters
Students introduce your school
(remember, it's all free!)
Students research & write
Students edit & rewrite & rewrite
Why we cannot see our own typos: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/wuwt-typos/
You submit works in English to GiggleIT, signed only with students' initials
(and it's all free!)
Please be patient - We are volunteers!
Patricia
View online & celebrate!
http://iasl-online.org/advocacy/GiggleIT
Meet the New Japan GiggleCritter for IASL2016 in Tokyo
http://iasl-online.org/page-1863111
http://www.andrerieutranslations.com/news_and_Misc/carnival.html
Proofread or edit? http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2015/06/behind-books-editing-vs-proofreading.html


http://my.happify.com/hd/how-you-affect-the-world-more-than-you-think-william-james/
"Sometimes I hear that curiosity and creativity are killed by too many facts — but, actually, the opposite is true: The more you know, the more you want to know."
- Ian Leslie
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/06/17/ian-leslie-curious-rsa-animation/
"But stories aren’t books — books are just one of the many storage mechanisms in which stories can be kept. And, obviously, people are one of the other storage mechanisms."
- Neil Gaiman
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/06/16/neil-gaiman-how-stories-last/
"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries."
- Aldous Huxley
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain
"Being empowered means creating feelings of autonomy, confidence, meaningfulness, and impact."
-creativist.io
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/creative-teaching-starts-with-empowerment
"Is it possible to inject joy into today's test-driven school environments?"

- Dr. Mary Ann Bell, Sam Houston State University, Texas USA
US survey results: http://bit.ly/purveyjoy
Persuasive writing and clear communication are useful lifelong skills for students, even if "letter-writing" sounds old-fashioned.
http://iasl-online.org/page-1863139#Yummy_poems
Your students can share their favorite festival foods using poetry in many styles.
Y
es, I want some
A
nd I need some,
M
ake room for me in line!
P
ick a BIG piece -
I
just love it!
E
very fall is yam pie time!
http://www.yamboree.com
http://wwwhttp://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/gilroy-garlic-festival-gilroy?select=R97b7MxMhbCC8XM27usa9Q
We love turkey legs, yes, we do!
We love turkey legs - how about you?
2015 SPotlight
project
2015 spotlight
project
"...but I am not the writing teacher!"
Teacher-librarians teach every subject to every child in the school, so reinvent your library as a creative laboratory and a writers' zone that rocks!
find lessons & ideas at the GiggleIT site
& http://www.poetry4kids.com/
Poetry fun
A
C
r
o
s
t
i
c
haiku
Malted milk eggs, Peeps,
solid bunnies (eaten ears
first) hide in fake grass.
http://haikuadaydiary.com/category/food/
rhyming
free verse
diamante
Hot dog!
greasy, juicy
tempting, fattening, crackling
stomach, decision, willpower, diet
enticing, slimming, soothing
aromatic, lean
chicken sandwich.
Time for a poetry break
Blackout poetry
Draw a box around words on a page (newspaper or discarded book) to create a free-verse poem, blacking out all the rest with marker, crayon or pencil.
Who wants to share their blackout poem?
http://www.bitrebels.com/design/newspaper-blackout-poems-a-creative-way-to-write-poetry/
http://austinkleon.com/category/newspaper-blackout-poems/
time for a Poetry Break
Let's try a favorite festival food cinquain: 5 lines, not rhyming
Subject
2 adjectives
3 verbs (gerund form, end in - ing)
4 word phrase about feelings
summary word
Acrobats
Flexible, amusing
Flipping, twirling, jumping
They make me laugh
Performers
http://examples.yourdictionary.com/cinquain-examples.html
Who wants to read their cinquain to the group?
Write down some of your favorite festival foods on a sticky note.
http://my.happify.com/hd/free-happiness-is-always-at-your-fingertips/
interconnect school subject areas
Mathematics
www.teachthought.com/learning/4-stages-of-curiosity
Venn diagrams & graphs
http://thisisindexed.com/2015/04/everything-is-comparable-if-you-have-context/
Visualize Pi mural
http://elliebalk.com
Read aloud poetry about school subjects during library time.
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/makingbooks/index.htm
Can't find any? Have your students write their own books & eBooks!
Science
Word wall of science vocabulary
http://clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com/2011/08/word-walls-setting-up-classroom-series.html
Social studies & more
Your students create comic strips that teach dates, concepts & facts
http://www.donnayoung.org/art/comics.htm
Post them in halls!
In classrooms!
In the lunch room!
UncommonGoods http://bit.ly/1MPbih0
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150617134730.htm
Recalling positive memories reverses stress-induced depression
Questions? IASL.Giggle.IT@gmail.com
'like' GiggleIT Project
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-essential-rules-of-21st-century-learning/
http://iasl-online.org/advocacy/giggleit/
view this Prezi at http://bit.ly/1H1Svkw
"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Creativity takes courage"
- Henri Matisse
Our students look at themselves in the mirror as they write to provide windows into their lives for others.
https://openclipart.org/detail/220076/mirror-coloured
Your rock-star students can create windows into their world
Cotton candy! I just love it!
It's my favorite at the fair.
Sweet and fluffy, so delightful,
Made of sugar, smiles, and air.
http://cottoncravings.com/
"Wait, what's a...?"
Students need to provide definitions for regional terms and slang words - GiggleIT readers live all over the world!
donut with jimmies
http://www.yestoyum.com/2014/04/21/old-fashioned-chocolate-cake-donuts/
Thinking about their thinking = metacognition
http://nowiknow.com/the-curious-origins-of-cotton-candy/
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