It’s Digital Literacy Sunday. Margaret links all the posts HERE.
This is a meme that I want to be more regular in participating. My job is in the midst of morphing into more digital literacy. This is a great place to reflect on how my job is changing.
This past week I attended the Northwest Council of Computer Education conference in Portland, Oregon. For five years, they have had a Teacher-Librarian Summit, I have attended two. It made my head spin. Here’s my take-aways:
Twitter: About 90 minutes was about creating a Twitter account and using it. Maybe it’s because I use it, I kept wondering how this would improve my day to day teaching. I totally find it useful to find articles and such but I wanted more about the operations in the new brave world of being a Library Information Technology Teacher. (LITT).
Finding Your Voice: Nikki D. Robertson presentation on Finding Your Voice had some meaningful things to consider. Most importantly is creating a MakerSpace for the library, a place to have kids be creative. Dang, I wish I hadn’t rid myself of all the Legos I had in the library. I can do this and I found some great post conference resources: Library Voice and All the Reasons Why.
One Note: I plan exploring this as a way to keep my lessons in a digital binder. Richard Snyder raved about it.
Infographics: I need to learn how to use these with fifth graders.
Google Classroom: Our district is exploring a LMS and Goggle Classroom is one that is being piloted. The presentation on GC was one of the best I heard for this reason: Technology needs to be in the background and the content is the foreground. Technology needs to be simple to use. Thanks to Jason for this presentation.
I think chewing on these five concepts will give me lots to consider.