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Apps and websites kids can use to create a project that shows how libraries change lives in celebration of National Library Week.
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Libraries Change Lives Project

In celebration of National Library Week and School Library Month, you have the opportunity to create a video that shows how libraries change lives, and specifically, why the Rutledge Library is important to you.  Mrs. Uribe will create QR codes for the projects that are turned in, and those codes will be posted in the hallway to share with the whole school community.  This is your chance to have a voice, show leadership, and be creative!  If you choose to participate, you are thinking win-win by getting to learn a new tool, and by supporting the library.


1) Look at the examples below and select a tool to make your project.

2) Plan your work.  Brainstorm what you want to say and how you want to say it.

3) Make a creation that contains the following information:

  • Your first name
  • A personal statement telling why the library is important to you or how it has changed your life.
  • Make sure that it is something you would be proud to share with the world.

3) Copy and paste the link to your project into the Google Form, or have Mrs. Uribe help you upload your Sock Puppet Show to YouTube.

Be creative, and have fun!



With Blabberize, you can use an image of anything with a face, add a mouth, and make it talk!  It is best to use images that either you created or that are in the public domain (copyright free). It is important give credit to the source where you found an image if you did not create it.

Blabberize is a free web-based tool:  You may use the library account to create a Blabber (ask Mrs. Uribe for the login information), or you may create your own account with your Leander Google ID.  Click on share, copy the link, and turn it in to Mrs. Uribe so she can make a QR code for it.

Photography Links

These are some sources of images in the public domain.  It is considered fair use for a student to use another person's work in a school project, especially when you  give credit to the creator of the image.

  • 4 free photos
    Free Photos offers public domain and free stock images that are able to be previewed and downloaded (and used in presentations, handouts, etc.) at no cost.
  • Morgue file
    Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!
  • Wikimedia Commons
    A database of 1,815,754 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.
  • Book Covers
    Use the Destiny catalog to obtain images of book covers.
  • Picnik
    Photo editor that allows you to quickly put text on pictures. This is a great way to credit the creator of any images you use!

Libraries Change Lives Drop Box

Click on the link below to submit your creation to Mrs. Uribe.

Highlight the URL of the link to your creation, copy it (Command C) and paste it (Command V) into the appropriate field in the Google Form.



Voki is a free web-based tool that you can use to create an avatar.  You can type text or record your own voice to make it talk.  You do not need to create an account if you finish your voki at one time.  Copy the permanent link and share it with Mrs. Uribe so she can make the QR code for it.



Tellagami is a free iPad app. You can create an avatar, put in a background (either one of their backgrounds  or take a picture yourself), and give it a voice.  Turn in the link, and Mrs. Uribe will create a QR code for it.


Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets is a free app that you can use to create a sock puppet show.  Choose your characters, your background, and then record your own voice.  It will automatically change your voice for the different characters.

Create the video in the app, and then when you are finished, let Mrs. Uribe know which iPad number you used.  She will upload the video to the library's YouTube Account, and then create the link for the QR code.  If you are using your own device, you will need to get help uploading the video to YouTube, and you can turn in the link to Mrs. Uribe.


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