Future Ready Libraries – The Conditions for Transforming a School Library Program: Video

This summer I had the privilege of sitting down for an interview with Britten Follett about the conditions that support the continuous transformation of my school library media center. This video will be used in Follett’s professional development workshops for school librarians. Take a look at the final product:  

Great Reviews for “Digital Citizenship in Action”

Last week I was able to cross something off of my bucket list – I am officially a published author! ISTE released my new book “Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities” just in time for the 2017 Digital Citizenship Week. So far, people have had great things to say aboutContinue reading “Great Reviews for “Digital Citizenship in Action””

Bringing Digital Citizenship to Life in Your School

Last week I had the honor of kicking off Digital Citizenship Week by participating in an ISTE webinar entitled, “Bringing Digital Citizenship to Life in Your School.” You can view the archive here. You can also view resources shared by the participants! Kristen’s Resources Jamie’s Resources Nancy’s Resources    

ISLMA Virtual Maker Meet Up

Today I had the opportunity to share some of my MakerSpace journey with librarians around the state of Illinois in a digital maker meet up! The Illinois School Library Media Association does wonderful work to connect school librarians across the state so that we can learn and grow with and from each other. You canContinue reading “ISLMA Virtual Maker Meet Up”

Make Fabulous Bookmarks with Canva

I LOVE Canva. It makes me look like a graphic design superstar without much effort at all. This week I used the free online tool to create custom bookmarks that go along with our “Walk a Mile” reading challenge. The “Etsy Cover Photo” template inside of Canva is the PERFECT size and shape for bookmarks.Continue reading “Make Fabulous Bookmarks with Canva”

Walk a Mile Reading Challenge

Each school year, the reading specialists and I try to promote reading across our school through campaigns like One Book, One School or by celebrating students who read from our state library association’s recommended book list. This year, we were inspired to try something a little different thanks to Newsela’s A Mile in Our ShoesContinue reading “Walk a Mile Reading Challenge”

Chatting #DigCit with GoEnnounce and the EduTechGuys

  I had the opportunity to chat digital citizenship with Megan Davis, co-founder of Go Ennounce and the EduTechGuys during the Future of Educational Technology Conference.┬áCheck out our conversation on YouTube! You can also check out more from the EduTechGuys on their website.      

Want to be featured in an ISTE book?

I have some exciting news to share: I am writing a book for ISTE, due out later this year. I also have an awesome opportunity for members of my PLN: I want to share YOUR stories! Each chapter of my book will feature 2-3 spotlight stories from teachers and students in grades 6-12 who areContinue reading “Want to be featured in an ISTE book?”