Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Using Research Projects To Teach Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship...A New Guide From Capstone

As librarians, teachers and parents, it is more important than ever to equip our children with the media literacy and digital citizenship skills they need.  As librarians and teachers, we look for ways to weave these skills within the curriculum and throughout each day.  

To help us with this process, Capstone has created a new microguide which will help us understand how to use research projects to teach media literacy and digital citizenship.  

The topics covered within the microguide include:
  • Defining project purpose
  • Source credibility
  • Copyright and plagiarism
  • Participation in media
You will find the guide here on the Capstone site, which you can download and print to use and share with your teachers and others.  

As a teacher librarian, I love using research project to not only introduce and reinforce these skills in the library, but to make them stick in the classroom and throughout other parts of their lives too.  

Flipgrid Is Now FREE FOR ALL As They Partner With Microsoft & Start A New Chapter!

Our friends at Flipgrid and Microsoft have announced something that will change education and amplify student voice in amazing new ways!
As Flipgrid announced yesterday on social media and their blog,

We are proud to announce that Flipgrid is now a part of Microsoft, sharing a mission to empower every student to achieve more. And just like Office 365, Flipgrid is now free for all educators and students.

This is going to give every library, classroom, and school community the chance to empower and amplify the voice of every learner through Flipgrid and the amazing tools Microsoft has created.

And again, one of the best parts....Flipgrid is now free for all librarians, teachers and students! 

Thank you Flipgrid and Microsoft for bringing such exciting news to all of us and making safe, engaging and wonderful learning spaces for our students and schools.  YOU all make such a special difference in the world.  


Monday, June 18, 2018

NEW ISTE and ALA Conference Collections For All Of Us To Curate and Share!

As we get ready for the ALA Annual and ISTE Conferences next week, we are thinking about and planning for all of the wonderful resources which will be shared, created and celebrated throughout each event.  

When I go to ALA and ISTE, I save events in a Google Doc, share and save using Twitter and write notes in my program guides.  I know that all of you have your own way of saving and curating things as well.  

This year I am going to use Collections by Destiny.  In fact, I already created a Collection for each conference to start saving things before they even start.  

I made the two Collections public and open so all of us can add resources as we collaborate and share.  Together, we can make these Collections awesome archives of the learning, collaborating and sharing that takes place this year during ISTE and ALA.  
You will find Our 2018 ISTE Collection here,  You can share using bit.ly/ISTE18collectionbydestiny too. 
You will find Our 2018 ALA Collection here.  You can share using bit.ly/ALA18collectionbydestiny too.  

Let me know if you have any questions.  I can't wait to see what everyone shares.  Please feel free to add your presentations, events and other resources.  

And for those of you who are #NotAtISTE or #NotAtALAAC, please follow and add too.