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So you have another snow day! Sounds like the perfect opportunity to catch up on Game of Thrones, right? Even though you might be tempted to waste the day away, snow days are great opportunities to grow professionally. Here are some things you should check out while rocking some sweet jammies or a Snuggie in the comfort of your own home.Read More
Assign your students a research project and there are usually quite a few groans. But at a school library in Iowa you’ll hear nothing but cheers. Shannon Miller, a rockstar librarian at Van Meter School, really knows how to put together an awesome 21st century research project. We were there to witness it all…and are still buzzing from all of the excitement.
Welp. It was only a matter of time.
I’ve been working at Imagine Easy Solutions for over two years now. Fortunately for you, most of the time I’ve been hiding behind the written word, save the occasional announcement on YouTube or pseudo stock photo on our websites (yep, that’s me holding the laptop).
But no more. I present to you…
Considering I spend a good chunk of my week scouring the Twittersphere for relevant news stories in Library Land and ed tech, it seemed like a natural segue for me to share these stories with you in a video blog.
So, without further ado, I present to you my first attempt at video blogging. This “In the News” vlog provides a quick summary on some of the top stories that have piqued the interest of my professional peers over the past few weeks.
Be gentle, please.Read More
Caity, Michele and I have been hard at work creating educational ResearchReady videos about the research process, which explain tricky concepts in a fun and simple way to students. I’ve blogged about our videos on the structure of a URL and top-level domains recently, and this week we’re migrating over to inquiry-based learning.
This video explains the “Connect” stage of Barbara Stripling’s Model of Inquiry and helps students understand how to approach the early stages of the research process, such as: