This edWeb.net Emerging Tech webinar equipped participants with talking points to promote library programs, reframing librarians’ work with new language, and dispelling myths about librarianship.
The presenters addressed the power of Chrome user profiles and the Chrome app store, along with practical applications for newly “partitioned” mobile Google apps, such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
While New Canaan High School library has been packaging instruction for online consumption for years, it shifted its approach this year to increase personalized instruction.
In this webinar for the edWeb.net How Video Empowers Education community, presenter Shannon McClintock Miller, District Teacher Librarian and Technology Integrationist, showed how she integrates video into her library and school using digital tools, creative projects, and global connections. She shared how her students are creating and sharing eBookTalks, using augmented reality and QR codes to make interactive activities and displays of their book covers and book reviews.
edWeb’s Emerging Tech community held it’s latest webinar on eContent. Presenter, Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, held this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, in which participants learned about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging”, spending models, and content availability.
College & Career Readiness is defined at a new level – student performance at a level of synthesis and extended thinking. Kevin Baird shared concrete examples of student work and grading rubrics to support educators in evaluating learning synthesis.
While schools are aggressively slashing budgets to make ends meet, many districts still feel compelled to spend on professional development programming and accreditation review. Therein lies an opportunity for school librarians to help districts reduce costs while increasing the library program’s visibility.