Your Resource for Information Literacy
Do you know the difference between digital and web literacies? If you’d like to learn more about these metaliteracies from a leading expert in the field, join us for a one hour professional development webinar on Tuesday, December 3 at 2 PM EST.Doug Belshaw, the project lead for the Mozilla Foundation’s Web Literacy Standards, will discuss digital and web literacies, and how they ensure that students read, write and communicate properly online. The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes innovation, participation and openness on the Internet.
Over 2,800 educators have attended our FREE bi-weekly webinars as part of our Professional Development Series, co-hosted by librarians, leading ed-tech influencers and educators, that cover a wide range of topics in the education space.
We want to know what topics you’d like to see in our PD Series and which days of the week work best for you. Share your thoughts in the comment box below and take our survey to let us know your preferences.Read More
We had a great webinar last week with Carla Beard, former teacher and current editor of WebEnglishTeacher.com. Carla presented on the art of storytelling, how it builds fundamental literacy skills across grade levels. Some of the skills highlighted in the webinar include:
Carla and our participants also had an active discussion about different resources you can use to apply digital storytelling in the classroom, including Animoto, WeVideo and PechaKucha. Thank you to everyone who took the time out to join us last week!
Did you miss the webinar? Fret not! You can watch the archived version here:
Many thanks to Carla for joining us again for a professional development webinar, and make sure to check out some more digital storytelling resources at WebEnglishTeacher.
Emily Gover is the information literacy librarian for EasyBib and ResearchReady. She is pumped for what will be a truly delicious Thanksgiving. You can find her on Twitter, @Emily_EasyBib, or posting news you can use at the EasyBib Librarians Facebook page.
Since the beginning of September, we have been offering free webinar training to ensure that our users have a more in-depth look at our products, EasyBib and ResearchReady. Due to popular demand, we are extending the product training into June.
The free live webinars will be hosted by our Education Technology Consultants and Customer Success Associate beginning at 1PM EST will last 45 minutes: 30 minutes of training and 15 minutes for questions at the end.
Last Thursday, the EasyBib team hosted our first conference mixer at AASL 2013! With so many educators from around the country attending the annual conference in Hartford, it was the perfect opportunity to spend time and relax with our educator friends and EasyBib fans.
From our outreach team, Brad, Brendan, Kalle and Wendy took the train to Hartford in the morning, Neal, Caity, Emily and I had a fun road trip up the Merritt Parkway! We talked about what we hoped to get out of the conference, the beautiful foliage outside of Manhattan, and traded some personal stories as well.
When we finally got to Hartford, we were all excited — I was personally thrilled to be there because a) I’ve never been to Hartford before, b) It was my first library conference and c) I was excited to enjoy our mixer!Read More