The Advanced Power Searching class will start
next Wed., January 23, 2013. It will run through February 8, and you can do the
work pretty much self-paced during the span of the course.
The course focuses on solving multi-step research questions, and was designed
with researchers in mind.
Please find more information here:
Register here: http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/course/aps
PD FROM YouTube
Amy Erin Borovoy from Edutopia has spent her own time putting together a tremendous You Tube playlist of instructional videos about using cool tools. When faced with one more PD class that is not useful for school librarians, take off on your own for YouTube and make your own PD using the link above.
Learning Ally, a nonprofit organization serving 300,000 children and adults across the U.S. who have visual, learning and reading-based disabilities, has transformed its website and launched significant new features and services to further benefit its members, as well as parents and teachers.
VOICEtext provides sentence-by-sentence highlighting of text on the screen in sync with audio narration. In initial stages, this feature will be incorporated into a limited selection of titles in Learning Ally’s library, will expand into more titles over time, and will benefit many individuals for whom a multi-sensory approach to reading is recommended.
If your school/district needs to create a Social Media and/or Bring Your Own Device policy, you’ll find lots of excellent resources and suggestions at this site: The Innovative Educator: Looking to create a social media or BYOD policy? Look no further..
Check out these free posters available for download/printing, to help your students understand appropriate online behavior:
available for download in various sizes from Grey House Publishing.
Caitlin Tucker provides clear and easy explanations of ways to use the free Google Docs suite of apps with students and teachers, at http://catlintucker.com/2012/05/making-the-most-of-google-docs-drive/
H/T to Kevin Jarrett for the recommendations
Download this free poster created by Joyce Valenza and Gwyneth Jones for Library Media Connection outlining how School Librarians are an integral part of the teaching process: http://preview.tinyurl.com/TLsTeach
NJSL and LibraryLinkNJ are offering two dates and two locations for a free summer EBSCO Boot Camp for School Librarians. Pamela Erickson, Librarian and Implementation Specialist for EBSCO Publishing, will conduct distinctly different morning and afternoon hands-on training sessions, emphasizing Curriculum Integration, student interfaces and database content that supports research across the curriculum:
- The morning session (Part 1) will explore the basic features and functionality of the interfaces including lexile searching, developing an activity, and content of the databases.
- The afternoon session (Part 2) will cover advanced searching techniques, including creating a personal folder, using alerts and search history.
Register for the either the morning or afternoon sessions, or both, by clicking on the links below:
- Tuesday, July 17 – Morris County Library, Whippany
- Wednesday July 18 – Seneca High School Media Center Lab, Tabernacle