Technology

Watch this free ALA TechSource hourlong webinar, Organization 2.0: Building the Participatory Library with John Blyberg and Meredith Farkas.

Learn how to create fun an engaging lessons for your students with augmented reality! Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world. Learn how you can create interactive experiences for your students by unlocking or creating layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device. This session includes how to implement augmented reality in all content areas.
Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
Cyberbullying is a form of online violence affecting many teens and adults. Cyberbullying has been discussed frequently in the popular media, but it is still a misunderstood issue. During this webinar, participants will be provided with a basic overview of cyberbullying, the impact of cyberbullying on victims, current trends in cyberbullying, legal and ethical considerations, and what librarians can do to help.
Participants will learn firsthand how to create online maps; how to properly use maps in library webpages; how to embed GIS technology into library projects (and the benefits of it!); and how to enjoy GIS and mapping technologies in personal endeavors.
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Check out a session on the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang where she has handpicked a selection of great sites just for librarians. In this presentation she discusses sites, how they can be used, examples from the field.
Students and teachers can have varying levels of engagement with technology in the classroom and library. Mobile technology adds new dimension to this experience. At what level is this technology being used to enhance student learning, and at what level is it being used to truly transform education? In this webinar, participants explore selected mobile apps from the past two years of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning and learn how to inspire and engage students with mobile technology.