Looking Back @ Effective Use of Videos

Videos can introduce complex information and procedures better than nearly any other tool or strategy. Their most effective use is in short, 2-5 minute segments—certainly no longer than 15 minutes. Here are 5 short videos I’ve created to use with students. Feel free to use them with yours! #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #teachwithtech #videos Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Modeling Digital Literacy & Technology Tools

It’s crucial for school librarians—and teachers—to model technology correctly when delivering a lesson. Here are some modeling practices to build digital literacy with students, along with a lesson that integrates technology in order to enhance a student product and increase student engagement. Continue reading

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Looking @ JumpStart-ing Your Tech-xpertise!

If you feel, as I did, that you’ve fallen behind on the latest technology tools, you’ll love learning about JumpStart, an online course that will bring you up to speed with best practices for integrating technology into your School Library (or classroom). You can even be part of a wonderful professional learning community to support and sustain you through your endeavors! Read on to find out more… Continue reading

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