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Thing 23: Makerspaces

I think the idea of makerspaces aligns itself perfectly with the Common Core Standards as well as the Information Fluency Continuum that librarians use to guide their instruction. The idea behind Common Core is that students grow up to be … Continue reading

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Thing 30: Final Reflection

I’m going to start with the last few questions first in my reflection because it’s the reason that I’ve done this for the third year in a row. I love that I have flexibility to complete the assignments on my … Continue reading

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Thing 29: Student Response Tools

For this tool. I chose 5 tools: See Saw, Plickers, Google Forms, Quizlet and Socrative. I looked through a variety of tools but I skipped many of them that you had to pay for and chose the ones that were … Continue reading

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Thing 28: Emerging Tech: Scanning the Horizon

I thought I would be completely overwhelmed with this post but to my surprise I wasn’t. I looked over every link, spending more time on a few over the others but for the most part it seemed to address the … Continue reading

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Thing 27: DIY

I spent a few days thinking of a project that I thought would be most meaningful for my students. This year, with the addition of 8th graders to our middle school, has been a huge challenge. Not only that, but … Continue reading

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Thing 26: Taking the Lead: Connecting with your Stakeholders

I’m going to be honest and say that whenever I’m talking about library advocacy or learn new ways I can advocate for myself and this profession, I get super pumped! I make a list of everything I want to do … Continue reading

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Thing 25: Power up your browser

For this tool, Google chrome was my browser of choice. I had downloaded Chrome on my desktop computer at work and laptop over a year ago (I think because I heard it was faster) but had never explored any of … Continue reading

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Thing 24: Infographics

This tool was actually kind of challenging for me. I’m not a very creative person so the process took me a while to actually think of what I wanted the infographic to be and what it would look like. The … Continue reading

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Thing 22: Create a resource guide

I received an email from another librarian in the district sharing a resource guide that she had created using our district subscription to Libguides. Although we have a subscription, I had never looked into libguides until I viewed her guide … Continue reading

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Thing 21: Productivity Tools

I explored a few tools this week. The first thing I looked into were the tools for helping you maintain your to do lists. I write to do lists all the time, on post it notes scattered everywhere around my … Continue reading

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