Friday, 14 August 2015

School Libraries in Today's Digital Word Curated on Educlipper

EduClipper is my favourite curation tool. Users can add slide presentations, PDFs, video files, Google Drive files, and images to boards.

The eduClipper bookmarklet lets users add "clips"  or bookmark to boards without having to leave the web site.

Educators can create class boards to share with  students and vice versa . Simply create a class with your eduClipper account. A provided access code lets students join the class. Alternatively, educators can  add students to the class boards through their eduClipper account. Educators control the content that is shared and the comments written on each board.  

This week, I facilitated School Libraries In Today's Digital World. The resources were curated using eduClipper.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

School Libraries In Today's Digital World

School libraries have always been my favourite places. As a teacher-librarian for more than a decade, I loved sharing stories and tools to help foster literacy and deep learning. This week, I facilitated School Libraries In Today's Digital World.



Makerspaces Curated on Educlipper

In an effort to help educators plan and create a Makerspace, Jana Scott Lindsay and I facilitated a summer short course entitled Tinker, Make, and Learn. We believe that deep learning happens on the way to creating something purposeful and of personal interest. 


Tinker, Make, and Learn

Makerspaces are increasingly being looked to as a method for engaging learners in creative, higher-order problem-solving through hands-on design, construction, and iteration (New Media Consortium Horizon Report K-12 Edition). 

In an effort to help educators plan and create a Makerspace, Jana Scott Lindsay and I facilitated a summer short course entitled Tinker, Make, and Learn. We believe that deep learning happens on the way to creating something purposeful and of personal interest. The workshop was described as:
Invent. Create. Make. Classrooms are being redesigned and changing to encompass creative environments, such as Makerspaces and coding. In this session, we will look at web-based tools and apps which can be used to build a place for creativity, collaboration, and connections.

Throughout the day, there were opportunities to build something with others and to share ideas and gain new insights through collaboration. The web tools and apps we shared are curated below: