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This is where all my blog posts will be archived. Please go through them and feel free to leave a comment.

  • Blog post #10- Takeaways
    I would say the biggest takeaway for me this semester is the importance of utilizing technology in my library. In a school environment, it is important to be an educator as well as a student. Knowing how to incorporate new technology into lesson plans and how to use it to engage with students is important […]
  • Blog post 9 – VR in the classroom
    Going into this week’s blog post, I am excited to learn about new VR and AR tools and resources. I have seen VR headsets used for science and history classes, allowing students to see cells and look at a WWI trench among other things. The experience is highly immersive, and really brings the information students […]
  • Makerspaces in School Libraries Blog 8
    Makerspaces are a concept that has been of interest to me for a while now. School libraries in recent years have become more synonymous with learning and teaching than just books, and creating makerspaces within the library help cement this for students. A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, […]
  • Cyberbullying
    Social media is nearly impossible to avoid. We are more social than we have ever been in the history of mankind, and yet there are still ways we isolate ourselves. As the internet grows, and individuals discover how to best harness its power, we must stop and consider the impact this growing change will have […]
  • Social Media in Libraries – Instagram
    When it came to choosing a social media account for the (fictional) Ravenwood High School library, Instagram stood out as the best choice. I have not personally used Instagram much, but I have seen other libraries use it for various purposes, and it seems to be the preferred social media site for high school aged […]
  • Blog 5- Accessibility in School Libraries
    Many students use at least some tools created by Google on a daily basis, both inside and outside the classroom. Some schools are even using Google Chromebooks with their students to encourage new ways of teaching and distributing materials. For this reason, I wanted to see what other tools could be utilized by a student […]
  • Implementing Technology in the Classroom
    This week I am looking at technology hardware that could be potentially used in the classroom. There are honestly more options for technology implementation than I ever could have realized, and once I get settled in my own school environment for work and determine their specific needs, I am eager to see what options are […]
  • Utilizing Technology in the Classroom
    I was curious about what new types of technology I could find that could be utilized in the classroom as a way to enhance learning. When looking over different blogs to see what other librarians were doing, I found the blog EdTech Vision by Colette Cassinelli. Cassinelli works as a Library and Instructional Technology Teacher […]
  • Information Literacy and Information Diet: Why These Terms Matter to a Librarian
    I loved the way The Liturgist Podcast described the term “fake news” as it is most often used today. In recent years, the term “fake news” has been thrown around so much that it is sometimes difficult to discern the true meaning of that word, especially since quite often the word is not used correctly. […]
  • AASL and ISTE Standards from the Context of Adolescent Literacy
    The American Association of School Librarians, or AASL, create standards that are utilized nationwide by librarians to develop curriculum. These AASL standards are built upon 6 foundational principles: inquire, include, curate, explore, engage, and collaborate. These are the AASL Foundation Standards. To learn more about the specifics of each of these foundations according to the […]

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