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.
I love a conference that leaves me with a lot to think about. It sounds like you have many things to consider as a result of conversations about new learning. You might be interested in joining our Digital Maker Playground. There are several media specialists in the playground working on building maker spaces. You are welcome to join us: https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/106446188203455357151
Let me know if you have questions,
Thanks for the shout out! I am glad that you enjoyed the conference any my presentation. Have a great rest of your school year and I hope to see you next year in Seattle!
Thanks for joining this week. You learned a lot and took away some important ideas about using technology. I agree that the technology is only a tool. It can lead to creativity and literacy for this new age.
Learning never stops…