AASL Upcoming Webinars


Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Laura Fleming, Library Media Specialist at New Milford High School, and buncee team member Francesca Arturi will guide you through all the creative possibilities of buncee for your library! See how buncee is being used by students and teachers in all kinds of classrooms, libraries, and homes. Follow along as they share great creation ideas and show you how to use the Buncee for EDU iPad app and edu.buncee.com’s simple drag and drop canvas.
Wednesday, October 14 | 6:00 p.m. Central
iBiome-Wetland was named one of the 2015 AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. President of Springbay Studio, Jane Ji, and school librarian, Cathy Potter, will describe the app’s unique features and share how the inquiry-based app will engage learners. Participants will learn how the app uses a simulation to teach students about three different wetland habitats.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. Central
In this session, presenters Franky Abbott and Trish Vlastnik will introduce participants to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a national digital library project that is free to all and provides access to millions of primary and secondary source materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. The presentation will include an overview of the site’s useful features for teachers and students doing research, such as maps, timelines, and online exhibitions.
Thursday, Oct 29 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Ever wonder what it's like to work at the Smithsonian? Carrie Kotcho and Matt Hoffman from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and school librarian James Allen will show participants how their students can assume the role of a Smithsonian intern to solve puzzles, find clues, decipher documents, and explore cartes de visite photographs with this free learning game.
Tuesday, November 17 | 6:00 p.m. Central
Loose Strands is an adventure novel about tough choices, and uses its unique Choose Your Path interface to encourage readers to confront the consequences of their decisions. The story provides launching points for discussions about regret, censorship, and feeling trapped. This webinar shows how you can use Loose Strands (named by USA Today's Jinny Gudmundsen as one of the year's best apps for teaching SEL [social and emotional learning], an AASL 2015 Best App for Teaching & Learning, and winner of the 2015 Digital Book Award for best children's app) to introduce students 9+ to these themes.
Wednesday, November 18 | 5:00 p.m. Central
The new CIP Data Block which appears on the verso of the title page for print books and on the Copyright page for electronic books will be implemented by the Library of Congress during the summer and fall of 2015. This course will review all of the elements of the new layout and how they can be used for cataloging. New features will be highlighted including the permalink to the Library of Congress catalog which will allow users to locate a complete bibliographic record from the Library’s online catalog.
Wednesday, December 2 | 6:00 p.m. Central
Join us for a webinar where we’ll provide an overview and discussion on using Remind for libraries. Used by 1 in 5 teachers across the US, Remind is a free communication tool that helps teachers connect with students, parents, and staff. Remind helps school communities deepen relationships and engagement through instant and safe communication through text and mobile app messages.
Thursday, December 3 | 6:00 p.m. Central
The modern library should be the heart of the school emphasizing student voice and providing opportunities for young people to tinker, create and explore. Transforming the library into an innovative area is easier than you might think. All you need is a space, a positive attitude and a community of learners to invite!