Among the AASL's best websites for teaching and learning of 2017, I found some sites that I can't wait to explore and try out in the classroom and the library. Best of all, they are all free! ClassHook: ClassHook uses current popular media clips that are already edited for classroom use. Using clips from current… Continue reading Staying Current
After having a chance to learn more about the technology that was open to us at the Summer Institute, I was able to answer a lot of the questions that I had before. Aurasma 1. How many images can you link to in one presentation? For each object that you add to your augmented reality,… Continue reading Summer Institute Technology
Wow! This was a whirlwind of an experience. There are so many moments that I don't even know how to put into words-- I learned so much, and I really loved getting to finally put names and faces together! Some of my favorite moments were: - Dr. Dickinson's call for us to "be the light",… Continue reading ODU Library Summer Institute Recap
Getting to explore new technologies is one of my favorite things! Below are 9 new tech tools that I am super excited to try out in the next couple of days. Ozobots: I love this tool! It's a great intro to coding, as the kids can practice and learn coding skills and then use them… Continue reading ODU Summer Institute Tech Explorations
I love using QR Codes in my classroom- I use them for parent contact on Back to School Night, I have a QR code outside of my door that gives students my contact info (email only!) if I'm out of the room, and I have even used them at stations to allow students to open… Continue reading QR Codes in the Library
As I mentioned last week, although I love using tech in the classroom and am really excited about the opportunities to use it in the library space, I am not great at understanding how it actually works. Spending some time learning about coding and how to approach these hurdles was miles outside of my comfort… Continue reading Computational Thinking
In our digital age, it's so important to have a website that is easy to navigate and read, aesthetically pleasing, and relevant to the users. Building a website, though, especially if you are like me and have zero experience with coding and web design, can feel like an impossible task. School libraries have to have… Continue reading Finding Your Home Page
We've all been in that meeting- when the presenter queues up a PowerPoint where each slide is filled with text that they proceed to read aloud to the audience for half an hour. Don't be that presenter. Please. There are so many new and awesome tools out there that can create so much more audience… Continue reading Presentation Programs!