Here are a few goodies I came across in the past few weeks as I was trolling through the ever helpful Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website. They all have to do with libraries. · 6 Great Search Engines Designed specifically for Kids: https://goo.gl/lDilGy · Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps [...]
Now that we have your attention, check out the following link to register for a virtual conference focusing on grade K-12 school libraries encompassing technology, social media, Pokemon GO! and many other topics. Registration includes full access to their archives. http://mediasource.actonservice.com/acton/rif/10574/s-0bdf-1609/-/l-029f:66902/q-02b1/showPreparedMessage?sid=TV2:MGhjnmisC Happy conferencing!
In this video, Caroll-Ann Steele, Documentation Technician, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, Lester B. Pearson School Board, describes how she approached students at every grade level to find out what services they hoped for in the school’s refurbished library learning commons. As a result of her informal surveys, laptops, desktop computers [...]
This short video is long on ideas for making a library, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century, a digitally friendly centre. Maria Cavaiuolo, Documentation Technician, at Macdonald High School in Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec (Lester B. Pearson School Board) shows how this bring-your-own-device school makes it easy for [...]
Principal Jad Deegan (Macdonald High School, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Lester B. Pearson School Board) enthusiastically points out the advantages of the newly refurbished library learning commons in supporting pedagogy at Macdonald High School. He highlights the advantages of having spaces for collaboration as well as student-friendly computer stations, and laptop or [...]
Hello, Are you looking for the presentations or list of resources from the various sessions at the 2016 Library Symposium? Well, here is the full list of links to help you out! Gwyneth Jones The links for all three of the presentations by Gwyneth Jones's can be found on [...]
Beth Holland: Transforming Libraries into Library Learning Commons or a Hogwarts Room of Requirement
If you’ve read the Harry Potter books, you may remember the magical Room of Requirement. This is a room where any need can be met. According to Beth Holland, in the Cape Elizabeth Library Learning Commons (http://capellc.cape.k12.me.us), a student looked at the new library learning commons and said to Library Information Technology Specialist, Jonathan Werner (@MaineSchoolTech), “You’ve given us a Room of Requirement!” This is the kind of excitement that a library learning commons can inspire. […]
These interesting suggestions from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning range from citation tools, to writing tools and collation tools. 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Librarians Photo Source: Twenty Days | LBPSB Library Resources
It's Digital Citizenship Week, and what better way to celebrate it than to highlight a film on everybody's favourite pet peeve, passwords. In this TED talk, Lorrie Faith Cranor, a computer security expert gives the lowdown on password security by discussing a study that she did on that very subject.
Richard Byrne is a popular blogger who, based on his teaching experience, creates films on using a variety of apps and online tools in the classroom. The Inquiry Process website has compiled many online tools and apps that allow students to present the information that they've found in very imaginative ways, [...]