Tuesday, February 21, 2017

METC 2017 Sessions Resources

Once a conference is over, I always have good intentions on keeping all that wonderful information tucked away in a Google folder.  Time passes and then I'm wondering what was that great idea from Tuesday morning at METC?  This year I went down the session grid and searchable program to toss URL links into a padlet.

Some types of links work better than others.  Google Slides URL's work the best.  The slide pictures that appear on padlet are a little stretched out but you can recognize what the session is about. Once you open up the presentation, you can view it just fine in View Only. Websites are problematic, especially weebly sites.  They link but images do not show up so I grabbed an image shot and then the url link in the description. Joquette Johnson's LiveBinders showed up just fine since Padlet took the icon image for her binders and used those as the images.

Hint to all presenters:  please take time to add your resources at least by the end of the conferences.

Now I have my list to review the sessions I attended and new ones that I missed.

Click here for the direct link to METC 2017 padlet.

Made with Padlet

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Changing up the Library Spaces

Busy year changing up the library space with more changes coming next year at Northwest High School. My co-librarian Kim Hornkohl moved in this year and has worked hard to start changing the library space.  It's been a great time to work with her and watch ideas grow into real spaces and programs.

To show what has been going on and future plans check out our recent METC presentation from this past week.

Retro Rehab Library Learning Spaces

I'm moving on to new challenges since I'm officially retiring at the end of this school year.  If anyone is interested in working at a great high school in the suburban area just south of St. Louis County, please apply online.

I'm not heading to the beach next year.  I'm already signed up to facilitate Education Plus Library Media Specialist (LMS) Academy (2016-2017 calendar shown)for next fall. Looking forward to meeting new librarians and working with them to expand their professional careers.

You Are Invited for Learning & Sharing

You are invited to join me for the first monthly EducationPlus Library Media Specialist PLN here in the St. Louis area.  Check out the news...