Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Symbaloo Webmix for 2013-2014 IA Goldfinch Award

In two of my previous blog posts ( and, I wrote about the Iowa Goldfinch Award, and how much I love reading the books from the nominee list with students in grades K-2.  I also wrote about the projects that students are working on to support each book, which I enjoy creating projects and activities to support the read aloud experience for each book.  I am extremely passionate about this award and the opportunities it has created for my students and myself.

To support the Iowa Goldfinch unit, I created a Symbaloo webmix for this year's 2013-2014 nominees.  My amazing teacher-librarian friends, from Dallas Center-Grimes, Sandi Ellis and Melissa White, and I are teaming up to find resources for this Symbaloo webmix.  Sandi and I have collaborated earlier this year to provide Google Hangout opportunities with our 2nd grade students.

(You can read about our amazing experiences by clicking on the following blog links written by Sandi: ,, and )

Sandi Ellis

Melissa White

Our 2013-2014 Iowa Goldfinch Award Symbaloo Webmix includes book trailers, authors' official websites, Teaching Books.Net, and anything else to support and enhance each book.

Students will use this Iowa Goldfinch Symbaloo Webmix, starting tomorrow, to access book trailers and video clips.  More to come about how that goes tomorrow...

In the meantime, check out ! It is a work in progress, but it surely will enhance all of the amazing books on this year's Iowa Goldfinch Award nominee list!

P.S. I post this webmix on my blog today, so it can help me become one step closer to becoming "Symbaloo Certified."  ;)