- word clouds
- and accessing more video resources
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Google Logo. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Oct 2013. http://quest.eb.com/images/158_2456205
"Think of yourself as Sherlock Holmes and you need to search for clues and you have a feeling whodunit." -Alison Head providing the metaphor for research
Head, Alison. "What Is It Like to be a College Student in the Digital Age?." OLA SuperConference. Ontario Library Association. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto. 31 Jan. 2013. Address.
Jones, David. "Sherlock Holmes". N.d. Photograph. Haiku Deck. Flickr. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.
During the first week, we've been exploring what it means to be a BYOD school. One class told me where they struggle with their learning. My response each time was: "There's an app for that."
For example, I had a group of girls who were afraid of making presentations. Together, they learned how to use:
For additional ideas, check out: "Six Visual Learning Tools".
There was a gaggle of boys who said that they hated reading. I asked them: "Do you like being read to?" They said: "YES!" They learned that if they changed their iPad/iPod/iPhone's accessibility settings, they could get their device to read to them:
First, go to "Settings" and select "General". Click on "Accessibility".
Next, go to "Speak Selection".
Turn on "Speak Selection". You can choose a dialects (accent) and adjust the speaking rate (speed).
Students were given a chance to explore and experiment with these (and other) apps, features, and online tools. We were amazed at how focused they were on the task. We were equally impressed with their mini-presentations afterwards: They shared what they had discovered with their classmates. In fact, each student became the "expert" for other students to go to to learn about his or her particular tool.
Class Presentation. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 8 Sep 2013.http://quest.eb.com/images/139_1918369
Two Apple IPad 2 Tablet Computers Desktop And App Store On Their Displays. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 8 Sep 2013.http://quest.eb.com/images/167_4036507
For back to school advice, click on: Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian
Can you believe Lego used me as their model for their librarian mini-figure? Is this plagiarism or flattery?
Librarian bio on Lego site.
Müller, Joachim S. Librarian. Taken on July 30, 2013. Flickr. Web. 20 Aug. 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/joachim_s_mueller/9399833506/>.
I'd like to hear YOUR opinion on why you think Einstein said the following:
"Cool Einstein quote library location." Retrieved June 2, 2013 from http://themetapicture.com/the-only-thing-you-absolutely-have-to-know/
Mrs. McVeigh is your teacher-librarian. She values being unpredictable.