Monday, September 3, 2012

Intro to the Library

First Day of School...Introduction to the Media Center

This year I decided to create videos for each grade level that the teachers would show prior to bringing their classes in for their first library checkout. It is always my goal to meet with each group, but I'm usually doing so much running around that I miss several of them. I decided that if i created a video and sent the link to them they would be able to show it and I would get to talk to every class, if only virtually.

Here is the video for the 3rd and 4th graders:

It is my goal to continue this procedure, using a "Flipped Classroom" (a Flipped Library!) model. I figure I can use these videos to teach library lessons in locating materials, using resources, accessing our Destiny catalog, and to highlight books and provide them with booktalks. I'm excited about this new way of reaching and teaching my students. I'll let you know how it goes!