It was a great week in our library! Somebody on our Kentucky school library listserv posted a list of everything she did in one day. It made me think how hard it is to remember everything that happens in one day. I love the unpredictability of our library and how diverse the experiences are for...
Meet Dash, our new EDhub box turtle. She loves red peppers, berries, and super worms! Ms. Gilbert takes her outside every day to enjoy some sunshine. We inherited her from a high school biology teacher who recently left us. The kids love her and check on her every day!
Virtual reality is still kind of a new and developing technology. I jump at the chance to try every new tool and resource. YouVisit allows you to create your own VR tour by uploading your own 360 images, videos, and audio. I created a virtual tour of our new library space, the Eminence EDhub, recently....
A New Kind of Library
Although the quote near the beginning of this piece is not something that I said, I do appreciate our new library being featured in Kentucky Teacher.
This is a Google Photos Album of our new school library, the EDhub, Experimental Davinci Hybrid Ultra Bibliotheca.
EDhub Grand Opening
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The grand opening of the EDhub was such an exciting day! I’ve been so looking forward to this for over a year. It is not just a new space. You can feel the energy and positivity when you walk in the door. It is a dream library.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/uiwcMPMs4p8″ css_animation=”rotateInUpRight”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Kentucky schools and school librarians are lucky to have a highly qualified and dedicated school librarian at the state level, Kathy Mansfield. She helps coordinate initiatives, shares pertinent information, recognizes school librarians across the state, and makes sure school libraries and their impact on student learning are considered in every context. Thank you Kathy, for...
I loved having the opportunity to participate in this AASL webinar on Smithsonian’s app, Ripped Apart. I love the interactiveness of the app, and how it really puts students in the shoes of a researcher. Finding clues, viewing images closely, and a requirement to put the pieces together, are what makes this app so great.
Design Thinking Challenge
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My first full-staff professional development day at Eminence Independent Schools was a Design-Thinking Challenge! This place is awesome! Our challenge was to build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape. We built them at school and took a bus to a local pool. Some designs were more successful than others![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/fz4Pc-NoaBY” css_animation=”right-to-left”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
This was a day of professional learning that some fellow Oldham County librarians and myself organized this past summer. We had over 300 attendees! I created this WordPress website and some Google Forms to help organize the event.
PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator 2015
I applied and was named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. It was a great experience which included numerous online workshops with some awesome guest speakers. Thank you KET and PBS for providing this opportunity and for the many valuable resources for our teachers and students. Insider Louisville Post – December 14, 2015 KBSA Post –...
This is a Prezi that I used for talking points when I was a guest speaker for an EKU graduate level class in educational technology for Dr. MaryAnn Kolloff. We discussed tools and resources and how some are geared towards students, other teachers, and the librarian.
I helped these students create an alternative project for some math concepts they were exploring. I loved that I only had to show them the basics of Prezi, some video techniques including the green screen, and some tips on writing a script. Then they took off! Here is their finished project.