Author Julie Darling

Author Julie Darling

Julie Darling is an author and teacher/librarian from Michigan.

Operating as usual

01/04/2024

Read | Write | Tech - April 2024 -

Read | Write | Tech - April 2024 One week from today, on Monday April 8th there will be a total solar eclipse in North America! Check out this NASA site for a 3D visualization of the path of totality.

17/03/2024

Just got my copyedits! Going through these is both overwhelming...and immensely satisfying.

14/03/2024

MACUL talk room change! I'll be speaking tomorrow about; my forthcoming books and teaching CSTA K-2 standards using games, songs and other engaging activities at 11:30 a.m. in the KENDALL room, which is on the 3rd floor of the Amway. Hope to see you there!

11/03/2024

I'm presenting at this Friday! I'll be speaking about Computer Science Teachers Association standards for K-2 students, my forthcoming book series from and other free resources for promoting diversity and inclusion in computer science. Hope to see you there!

23/02/2024

is the favorite part of my Thursday. We're learning together!

05/01/2024

I'm starting a newsletter! If you want to sign up, head to AuthorJulieDarling.com, scroll to the bottom and add your email! Each newsletter will feature lots of resources including tech tools, books I'm reading, books my students love, thoughts about writing and more!

28/12/2023

Truth! Also it's super fun. Bit of a surprise to see me (and two of my pals) in this...but I am presenting again this year! I would love to see you there.

22/12/2023
Rick Minton In The U-M Tunnels Under State St Near Michigan Union, February 14, 2000 | Ann Arbor District Library 28/11/2023

Trying to make my way back to my novel (dystopian fiction with maker/survivalist elements). Some ideas based on real locations (Ann Arbor/Detroit), including some secret steam tunnels:

Rick Minton In The U-M Tunnels Under State St Near Michigan Union, February 14, 2000 | Ann Arbor District Library Rick Minton In The U-M Tunnels Under State St Near Michigan Union, February 14, 2000 Published In Ann Arbor News, February 14, 2000 Caption University of Michigan steamfitter Rick Minton stands in a tunnel that runs under State St. near the Michigan Union. Year 2000 Month February Rights Held By Don...

Photos from Author Julie Darling's post 16/11/2023

Some student works in progress from the book arts projects!

04/11/2023

Presenting at the MASL conference with these two was an absolute pleasure. Hopefully there are more zines projects out in the world!

MASL 50 Annual Conference 2023: Breakout Session - The Zines Project 31/10/2023

I'm super excited to be presenting about zines at the MASL 50th Annual Conference this Friday (11/3) alongside two fabulous school librarians - Rachel Goldberg and Dana Friedman! If you're there - come say hi!

MASL 50 Annual Conference 2023: Breakout Session - The Zines Project View more about this event at MASL 50 Annual Conference 2023

27/10/2023

Spooky books for Halloween (for littles)!

30/09/2023

Some excellent choices for Hispanic American Heritage month for upper elementary students.

23/10/2022

Come check out the Maker Works open house today from 2-5! I'll be there and would love to see you.

19/06/2022

Leveling up origami.

Making is So Elementary - Make: 29/04/2022

I've been a HUGE fan of Make - the magazine, podcast and organization for a very long time - it's something of a dream come true to be featured both on the podcast (Make:Cast) and in Makezine: https://makezine.com/2022/04/28/making-is-so-elementary/

Making is So Elementary - Make: "The Kids Are Like Me." Until she got to college, Julie Darling didn't realize that sitting and listening to teachers wasn't how she learned best. She

LEGO String Winder Hints At Greater Possibilities 29/03/2022

LEGO inspiration!

LEGO String Winder Hints At Greater Possibilities Unless you’re an avid fan of 1997’s box office hit Mouse Hunt, or actively working in the string industry, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how those balls of…

What science tells us about improving middle school 20/08/2021

Great well-researched perspective on how SEL, maker-based education, and other systemic changed can improve middle school.

What science tells us about improving middle school Over the last 20 years, scientists have learned a lot about how the adolescent brain works and what motivates middle schoolers. Yet a lot of their findings aren’t making it into the classroom.

28/06/2021

Join me tomorrow, Tuesday 6/29 from 4:15-5:00 p.m. EST @ to discover resources for Using Makerspace Projects to Teach Students Social-Emotional Skills

12/06/2021

I am over-the-moon excited to share with you the cover art for my book, and an official release date - 12/15/2021!

Pre-order info coming soon.

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I'm starting a newsletter! If you want to sign up, head to AuthorJulieDarling.com, scroll to the bottom and add your ema...
Spooky books for Halloween (for littles)!
Some excellent choices for Hispanic American Heritage month for upper elementary students. #schoollibrarian #elementarye...
Teaching kids how to do school with gorgeous, funny picture books! #caldecott #school #booktok #teachers #teaching #elem...
3 books for integrating SEL into teaching! #booktok #elementaryeducation #authorsofinstagram #schoollibrarian