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 31

Track E: Internet@Schools

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

E101. Supporting Tech Integration

10:15 AM2020-03-312020-03-31

Tuesday, March 31: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Come find out more information about grants available to help support technology integration in the library and classroom. Technology integration can help students communicate their ideas effectively by using multiple modes of communication. The Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region staff members present ideas on how to write grants that will help librarians use technology strategies that engage learners and develop higher-order thinking skills.


, Associate Director, Teaching with Primary Sources, Midwest Region


E102. Information Equity: Five Stories & a Call to Action

11:15 AM2020-03-312020-03-31

Tuesday, March 31: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty. Information equity often flies under the radar, but it is a critical element of social justice. For librarians, the recognition of information privilege, that one student has clear advantage over another, is a call to action, pointing to our responsibilities to reflect on the disparities in information access and information experiences that are present in our own communities in order to raise awareness and work to close gaps. Join us for a session of story-sharing and solution-building.


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


E103. Smithsonian Learning Lab & More!

01:15 PM2020-03-312020-03-31

Tuesday, March 31: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in diversifying student resources with free, quality collections, join us as we explore the wide world of the web. Learn how to explore, create, and share collections in the Smithsonian Learning Lab, and use content from other collections, including the Harvard Digital Library, PBS Learning Media, and the National Archives.


, School Library Media Specialist, Chappaqua Central School District


E104. Robots, Learning, & Play

02:15 PM2020-03-312020-03-31

Tuesday, March 31: 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

STEM, makerspaces, robotics—these words conjure up pictures of fun, activity, and excitement. And while all of this can be found, sometimes the challenge is to link the activity to learning and critical thinking. Students love to play with robots such as Dash and Dot, Ozobots, and Spheros, but moving the activity from play to learning is where the magic happens. There are resources and curriculum to support learning, and attendees can explore ways to integrate the skills needed for the robots to reinforce the concepts students are developing in the classroom. A list of resources is included and attendees are encouraged to share their own ideas and resources.


, School Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School, Osseo Area Schools and Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM)


E105. Building a Successful Library Team

03:15 PM2020-03-312020-03-31

Tuesday, March 31: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sometimes a good working relationship can feel purely serendipitous, but as with most relationships, luck is made, not magic. How can administration foster optimal teamwork? How can colleagues structure the critical elements of successful working relationships? And how do library assistants, interns, and others benefit? Learn some of the ways these librarians negotiate roles, support each other, and make room for inspiration. See the connection between happy and collaborative colleagues and new offerings and opportunities for users.


, School Librarian, Western Albemarle High School

, School Librarian, Western Albemarle High School

, School Librarian, Albermarle High School


Wednesday, Apr 1

Track E: Internet@Schools

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

E201. Augmented & Virtual Realities for Teaching & Learning

10:45 AM2020-04-012020-04-01

Wednesday, April 1: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

From virtual field trips offered by a range of agencies and institutions to teacher-led Google expeditions and greenscreen scene-shifting, technology is enabling new, location-independent content and responsive personalized active learning. This talk involves exploring Google Translate and Google Lens and using MergeCubes and QuiverVision for augmenting reality as well as processes for creating 3D experiences.


, School Library Program Chair, Jacksonville State University


E202. Students as Storytellers—Digitally!

11:45 AM2020-04-012020-04-01

Wednesday, April 1: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Storytelling as an art is as old as humanity. For generations, societies and cultures have told stories and passed knowledge from generation to generation. Everyone has a story to tell; allow your students to build and share their own stories. This session focuses on storytelling in the school library using digital technology, utilizing free and paid resources and best practices for storytelling via technology, and explores resources such as StoryCorps, Wixie, storyboarding, and more! It is geared toward older elementary on up!


, Teacher Specialist for School Libraries, Calvert County Public Schools


E203. Collaborative Podcast Projects: Teachers & Librarians

01:45 PM2020-04-012020-04-01

Wednesday, April 1: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Learn about how a yearlong science research project culminated with podcast interviews with scientists. Students learned to synthesize and expand their research while becoming proficient with GarageBand for editing, transcription tools (Sonix, Google) to provide accessible text transcripts, and Photoshop to create their podcast logos. Learn how to replicate similar projects and what tweaks make it more successful.


, High School Librarian, The Dalton School


E204. Librarians as Plagiarism Fighters

03:30 PM2020-04-012020-04-01

Wednesday, April 1: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The dominance of digital information has changed everything. The authorship and publication process has lost boundaries, causing students to plagiarize more, often unintentionally. Librarians, as the experts on sources, are in a professional position to teach students the skillset necessary to reduce plagiarism in academic work. Participants learn three instructional techniques to integrate plagiarism education into information literacy instruction: micro-paraphrasing, a more streamlined way to paraphrase; the “Anatomy of a Web Site,” an author- centered review of websites which also helps prepare students to use a citation tool; and Plagiarism Discussions, a way to unify an understanding of plagiarism. Come join the fight!


, Library Director, Loyola Blakefield


E205. Cool Tools You’ve Never Heard Of!

04:30 PM2020-04-012020-04-01

Wednesday, April 1: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Our popular and knowledgeable speaker amazes us once again by presenting useful and cool tools that teachers and educators have never heard of, but will definitely be able to use in their classrooms, libraries, and communities.


, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports

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