Ambassador: Kristina Holzweiss

Inspired Minds posters are bright and colorful, but imagine making them even more fun for students.

Stick on scratch-offs and hide a message or a QR code behind the scratch-off. It’s a fabulous way to encourage students with a note that emphasizes their strengths and abilities. A positive affirmation for growth mindset.


Objectives Met:

  • Social and emotional learning
  • Positive affirmation
  • Encouraging growth mindset
  • Working on limiting beliefs
  • Showing appreciation

Make Your Own Scratch-Off

In this handy tutorial, Kristina shows how to create a QR code scratch-off.

Add fun to encouragement!

Kristina A. Holzweiss

Ed Tech Librarian

Long Island, NY






Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a National School Board 2016 – 2017 “20 to Watch” emerging education technology leader, and a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

She is also the winner of the 2015 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and 2015 Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award.  In 2015 she founded SLIME – Students of Long Island Maker Expo (

In 2016 she was invited to represent Long Island, NY in Washington, D.C. during the National Week of Making.  

Kristina is an international speaker on the libraries and the maker movement and has presented at conferences including ISTE, AASL, ALA, and NYSCATE.  She is the Long Island Director for NYSCATE.

Kristina is the co-author of Hacking School Libraries and is the author of two series of makerspace books published by Scholastic.


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