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The Daring Librarian

The Daring Librarian

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The Digital Shift — On Libraries and New Media, powered by Library Journal and School Library Journal 5 Tips for Makers on a Budget from a Teen Librarian By The Digital Shift on August 4, 2017 “Teen Librarian Toolbox” blogger and SLJTeen Live! panelist Karen Jensen shares some ideas and resources for low-budget maker spaces. The Chatty Librarians: Podcasting | Field Reports Using Videos in the Classroom to Amplify Learning Teachers are always striving to show more and tell less when introducing students to new information, concepts, and skills. Education researcher Pauline Gibbons tells us, “Rather than trying to simplify information, amplifying the curriculum means finding as many ways as possible to make key information comprehensible.” New teachers often struggle to find ways to amplify their curriculum.

When curiosity is sparked... deep cycles of learning can occur. Moving forward I will be using Friday's to write a simple reflection on five things that worked well in the "classroom" each week (distance learning or face-to-face) This post is meant to be simple, to the point, and may contain obvious realizations about teaching and learning. I apologize ahead for any redundancy in previous posts, and feel the need to reflect on the week in a concise way is meaningful for me, and hopefully other teachers, looking for empathy, insight, or ideas. 1. Having music playing while students enter Zoom set a relaxing tone.

Teaching for Learning – Erin Motola ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians Standard 1: Candidates are effective teachers who demonstrate knowledge of learners and learning and who model and promote collaborative planning, instruction in multiple literacies, and inquiry-based learning, enabling members of the learning community to become effective users and creators of ideas and information. Candidates design and implement instruction that engages students’ interests and develops their ability to inquire, think critically, gain and share knowledge. A primary role of the school librarian is to plan lessons and units that support curriculum as well as the development of information literacy skills. There has been a push toward using an inquiry based model in instruction in recent years. This movement encourages students to take the lead to discover answers they have about different topics as opposed to researching an assigned topic.

Finding Reliable Information Online Blog Google: “Latina Girls.” Go ahead. I’ll wait. What did you get? Author Interview: Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow – LITA Blog An interview with the author, Diana Silveira. You’re a consultant with your own company, Novare Library Services. How did you get there? I started out working for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, a large public library system in North Carolina then, after a few years, I moved to Florida where I worked for a multi-type library cooperative, Tampa Bay Library Consortium, which runs several statewide and regional programs. I still do training through the Florida multi-type library cooperatives and bring in speakers from other library systems throughout the country to present webinars for Florida Library Webinars.

EdTech Blog How to Integrate Project-Based STEM Challenges into Your Teaching What type of project-based STEM experiences do your students have access to this school year? STEM is more than just a buzzword. Blog What’s your tech personality? When it comes to new technologies, are you mainly a visionary or an implementer? Find out by taking this quiz. Tell us your results in the comments! read more How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. We could go around any room of educators, ask what they think blended learning means, and get hundreds of different answers. In the Pickerington Local School District, when we decided to modernize our teaching and learning methods and enhance those skills with technology, we knew we had to first properly define blended learning. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how these two popular blended learning platforms can improve K–12 classrooms. 1.

The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Bates Information Services One of the biggest challenges of a good info pro or researcher is to know when to say when. If we have five hours to spend on a project, we want to spend the entire time gathering information, evaluating it, seeing what’s missing, gathering some more, looking for more missing parts… you get the picture. Then, when our time’s up, we pull all the information together, slap on a cover letter explaining all the approaches we took and why we’re including what we have, and then proudly send it along to our client. This, of course, does a huge disservice to most clients.

How to Use a Split Screen to Increase Productivity in the Classroom Using a Split Screen in the Classroom Did you know that you can view multiple web pages and/or applications at once on your digital device? My friend, Jennifer Kimbrell from Tech with Jen, and I were talking the other day about Chrome extensions that make viewing multiple webpages easy for students. I discovered that my "go to" extension, Split Screen, no longer was available and I started to look into other options. Just like everything else involved in the world of ed tech, I am constantly learning something new. Therefore, I wanted to share with you what I discovered last week!

This is a blog that provides ideas for activities and skill-building exercises related to education technology and libraries. This is a great resource for a school librarian in a school system, whether private or public. by maddie1492 Mar 23