Inviting Student Participation in Your School Library Media Program (Online) (NEFLIN)

Thursday, April 7, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
How can you nurture student learning and creativity with innovative new tools? Begin to re-imagine the possibilities of a school library as a laboratory for real-life work by exploring Web 2.0 and cloud computing tools that you can use to nurture student participation — both for learning and for content creation — in K-12 school libraries! Participants will learn to use tools — such as Google Forms, digital storytelling, wikis and blogs, QR codes and online polling tools — to foster students’ creativity and enhance their assimilation of information literacy skills. Participants will be encouraged to share strategies and tools for building support for your school library media program using these new methods.  After this program, you will be able to:
  • Identify web 2.0 applications, cloud computing applications, and non-technology based strategies for engaging students in participatory learning
  • Choose web 2.0 applications, cloud computing applications, and non-technology based strategies for participatory student involvement in library collection development and promotion
  • Construct and share your own best practices/strategies for inviting student participation in your library program
For school libraries, K-12.
Virtual Trainer: Buffy Hamilton, media specialist/teacher-librarian, Creekview High School, Canton, GA and blogger at: http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com and ALA Learning

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