Internet@Schools Track at Computers in Libraries

Trying to keep up with events, mobile technologies, ebooks, other new channels for content and curriculum, the internet, apps, strategies, policies, funding cuts, and everything else that’s changing and affecting K–12 educators’ lives and those of their students these days can seem an uphill battle, but it doesn't have to be! Join us for Internet@Schools at Computers in Libraries for two-days of informative K-12 tech- and internet-related conference sessions focusing on the latest ed tech and school library technology trends, tools, and issues.

Those looking to concentrate exclusively on the K–12 education focus of our two-day track can take advantage of special Internet@Schools only pricing. Or, upgrade to our Gold or Full Conference pass options to attend the entire three-day Computers in Libraries conference, including Internet@Schools, to share and learn ideas and tactics from librarians, information professionals, and educators of all stripes.

 

Tuesday, Mar 26

Track E: Internet@Schools

Moderator:
Carolyn Foote, Librarian/ District Librarian, Westlake High School/ Eanes ISD
 

E101. Researching & Creating With Tech for Under 10

Tuesday, March 26: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

From kindergarten through the end of elementary school, students are using technology to research, cite their sources, and create presentations while learning invaluable skills in the school library. Hear about ISTE and AASL standards with young learners and how to utilize a research model with grades K–5 and scaffold the model for success. Best practices for technology integration with research projects in the school library are shared as well as interactive ideas and strategies for student- created presentations. Leave with a full research project that can be incorporated into the primary grades.

Speaker:

, Teacher Specialist for School Libraries, Calvert County Public Schools

 

E102. E-Portfolio Development & Tools

Tuesday, March 26: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

E-portfolios have become popular in education and have even moved to the collegiate level as a requirement for graduation. At All Saints, high school students choose a meaningful topic to research all semester and create a beautiful e-portfolio of work. Along this journey, students utilize web tools for remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Learn e-portfolio tool selection guidelines, how to evaluate and measure student learning using e-portfolios, and how the artifact of e-portfolios provide a powerful and comprehensive digital resume of the multiple intelligences of an individual as a linguist, a reflective learner, and a self-learner.

Speaker:

, Head Librarian, Digital Literacy and 3D Design Teacher, All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas and University of North Texas Adjunct Professor

 

E103. Hands on History: Unlocking National Archives Records

Tuesday, March 26: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to bring millions of digitized historical records into your school. In this how-to mini workshop, the National Archives Catalog Community Managers will demonstrate how you can use the National Archives Catalog to access primary sources. They will also demonstrate how students can unlock history through transcription of historical records. Participants will learn how the Citizen Archivist program works, how to create lists of records for your students to transcribe and strategies on how to use this program in the classroom. Activities can be adjusted for a range of grade levels and abilities.

Speakers:

, Community Manager, National Archives Catalog, National Archives and Records Adminstration

, Community Manager, National Archives and Records Adminstration

 

E104. Power of Interlibrary Collaboration

Tuesday, March 26: 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how a librarian and art history teacher collaborated with Smithsonian librarians to travel from Texas to bring a group of independent study students to use the Smithsonian Libraries and Library of Congress. Learn the logistics and benefits of this cross-library collaboration and how the local community library contributed as well.

Speakers:

, Librarian/ District Librarian, Westlake High School/ Eanes ISD

, Art History Teacher, Westlake High School

 

E105. Tools for Everyday Use

Tuesday, March 26: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our experienced and popular speaker shares his top tools and favorite tools. He always amazes with the range and value of the apps and tools he shares.

Speaker:

, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports

 

Wednesday, Mar 27

Track E: Internet@Schools

Moderator:
Carolyn Foote, Librarian/ District Librarian, Westlake High School/ Eanes ISD
 

E201. Fake News/Post Truth: News Digital Literacy in Digital World

Wednesday, March 27: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We are bombarded by news media in multiple formats—print, broadcast, internet, and social. The volume, velocity, and variety of information is growing exponentially. News literacy skills are essential to distinguish between fact and opinion in this ocean of data. How do you tell if a news story is true or false? If adults have trouble deciphering what is true and what is not, then how do our students fare? Moore shares teaching strategies she uses with her Digital Literacy class on critical-thinking skills for analyzing and judging the reliability of news and information, differentiating among facts, opinions and assertions in the media we consume, create and distribute.

Speaker:

, Head Librarian, Digital Literacy and 3D Design Teacher, All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas and University of North Texas Adjunct Professor

 

E202. Preparing Students for Academic Success: Gamified Strategy!

Wednesday, March 27: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

School librarians strive to prepare students for academic success. But what does this look like? How do we make the leap from AASL Standards to the ACRL Frames? Our experienced speakers discuss practical and engaging strategies to differentiate and personalize learning to ensure success at the university level. To scale these practices for learner preparedness, they are using a gamified strategy to bridge the divide and are developing a 23 Things-style prototype. Get a peek and share your input—join the conversation!

Speakers:

, Information & Technology Resources Dept. Leader, Kutztown Area School District and Rutgers University

, Assistant Professor, Master of Information Program, Rutgers SC&I

 

E203. Bring the World into Your Library

Wednesday, March 27: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Technology is a powerful tool to break down the barrier of distance. With the click of a button and an internet connection, we can bring the world into our libraries, connecting our students with others across the country and around the world. Learn about a variety of free opportunities for building connections with other teachers and students, as well as means of connecting with educational programs. Bery discusses events such as Dot Day and the Global Read Aloud and explores resources such as Google Groups, Skype a Scientist, Skype in the Classroom, Mystery Skypes, virtual field trips, as well as freemium resources such as Padlet, Seesaw, Hangouts, Skype, and Flipgrid, and explains how to facilitate their connections.

Speaker:

, Library Media Specialist, Carlisle Public School

 

E204. Munch ā€˜nā€™ Make: Uniting Students & Staff Through Experimentation & Play

Wednesday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Last year, Stafford High School piloted a lunch program based on the makerspace movement. We wanted to change the culture of our school by fostering a relaxed, highly inclusive library program. We felt that many of our staff and students weren’t fully aware of the range of skills, talents, and equipment we have to support them. Come see how this problem-solving program is opening up opportunities for collaboration throughout our school community and building supportive relationships.

Speakers:

, Librarian, Stafford HS

, Information Technology, Stafford HS

 

E205. Trending @ School Libraries

Wednesday, March 27: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Our experienced and popular “Games & Gadgets” guy explores the tools, tech, gadgets and robotics that are trending for school libraries.

Speaker:

, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

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