Technology

Information Bias

Bias: Left, Right, Center, Fringe, and Citing Snapchat Several months ago a colleague pointed out a graphic depicting where news fell in terms of political bias. On the chart, the prominent news outlets were placed as right-leaning, left-leaning, center/mainstream, or… Read More ›

Sketchnoting in the Library

Sketchnotes, visual note taking, allows students to creatively demonstrate their thinking and learning. Through this visual note-taking style, students can add text, icons, and drawings in a creative manner. To sketchnote, students can live sketch or post sketch. Live Sketching:… Read More ›

A Maker Family and Tinker Teachers

A Maker Family Meet Wooldridge Elementary librarian Elizabeth Mikeska-Benfield, her husband Patrick, the STEAM and Maker Space coordinator at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School (PreK-8), and their two sons, Memphis (10) and Jackson (8). I met the family when we gathered for  a… Read More ›

The Journey to Greater Access

Access is definitely a universal priority among teacher librarians. Technology has definitely made meeting patrons’ needs quicker in some ways, but there are many other things that school librarians do to make patrons’ library experiences better. Creating more access for my… Read More ›