I'm pleased to be able to share access to Shannon Miller's Keynote address at AKLA 2013- Be The Change You Want To See In The World and it's a gold mine of information. Shannon is the Energizer Bunny of school librarians but full of tips and tricks for starting out slow and gradually adding to your repertoire of digital tools. In her afternoon session, Empower Your Students to Create Connect and Collaborate With Each Other, she took the time to walk folks through setting up Tweet Deck to make Twitter a manageable tool. That little tip alone was huge for us Twitter challenged folk. She also shared her 2012-13 K-12 Digital Citizenship, Technology, Library Science Curriculum and said anyone was welcome to utilize it, just give her credit. She also said she keeps improving it so check back often. I hope you'll all take a moment to check out what Shannon has to share.
I just finished a webinar with Michelle Luhtula, high school librarian from New Caanan, CT and Shannon Miller, District Librarian for Van Meter, Iowa (ie. K-12 librarian in a school of 600) in the Emerging Technology series offered by EdWeb and want to share just one of many exciting collaborative projects they discussed.
Check out the Animoto video Shannon shared on the blog she co-writes with another librarian, "Mr. Schu," 390 miles away, called Two Libraries, One Voice, about a collaborative project they did. It is a celebration of Dot Day all based around Peter Reynold's book, "The Dot." They did a week's worth of related projects, Skyped back and forth, and had an online contest.
While you're at their blog be sure to check out some of the other exciting projects they've done together with their students!! Katie
This podcast with pictures is a wonderful way to introduce people to your entire school. And so cute with the kindergarteners' narration in the style of a classic picture book!
Check out this project done with first graders in an elementary school in Palm Beach Florida. The students researched in books and online, drew pictures, wrote sentences with the facts they discovered, typed up their sentences AND were videotaped talking about their chosen animal. The culmination was an "Animal Zoo" which is shown in a short video. Very impressive for first graders!!