Looking Back @ 5 Ways a School Librarian Can Improve Your PBL

Educators have known for years that student projects are great assessment strategies, but the current trend in project-based learning shows us that projects also provide superior learning environments for students—they are more engaged in critical thinking, their learning is contextual instead of disparate, … Continue reading

Looking Back @ Student Privacy & the School Library

In this age of measureless digital information and ubiquitous electronic access, it’s important for educators, including school librarians, to be aware of the 3 Federal laws governing student rights and privacy, especially regarding online access: FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy … Continue reading

Looking Forward 2> FREE Digital Curation Tools

For more than 20 years, the School Librarian has been regarded as a “tech guru” in education. We quickly brought digital devices into our libraries (computers, iPods, iPads, Kindles), we promptly implemented online information services (library catalogs, databases, e-books), and early on we … Continue reading

Looking Back @ Creating & Viewing Book Trailers

A Library Orientation establishes our year-long relationship with students and teachers, so we need an enjoyable and relevant lesson. Returning students in higher grade levels need a lesson that rejuvenates their interest in visiting the library and is different from … Continue reading