From “Design Thinking to Design Knowing” Webcast – Recording and References

Check out the recording of our webcast with Rachel Ivy Clarke on rethinking librarianship as a design profession. This post includes references on design and design thinking provided by Clarke. Continue reading From “Design Thinking to Design Knowing” Webcast – Recording and References

Cards, Dice and Boards: Supporting and Shaping Curriculum With Games

Recorded on Thursday, March 17, 2016 this webcast includes a presentation and discussion with Lauren Hays and Mark Hayse, co-directors of the library-based Center for Games & Learning (CGL) at MidAmerica Nazarene The CGL, a recipient of a 2014 IMLS-funding initiative, curates a collection of 300+ tabletop games for learning 21st Century Skills. 21st Century leadership demands expertise in skills such as communication, collaboration, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, innovation, and information literacy. Tabletop games function as powerful learning engines when they require players to practice these skills. Continue reading Cards, Dice and Boards: Supporting and Shaping Curriculum With Games

Dealing With Digitally Distracted Students

Student distraction is a significant problem. Well, a problem perhaps for the librarian-educator. Not so much for the students who have some interesting opinions about their use of the devices that lead to distraction. A new study sheds some light on the degree to which electronic distraction is happening, and it may encourage Blended Librarians to consider how to use their skills to keep students focused on learning, participating, discussing, and achieving engagement with the class. Continue reading Dealing With Digitally Distracted Students

The Road to 2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library Environment for a Shifting Future

Recorded on Thursday, April 2, 2015, this forward looking webcast examines the trends and emerging technologies that will impact higher education & academic libraries in the year 2020. Our panelists share their vision of what colleges & universities along with their libraries will look like as well as the trends they will have responded to in order to remain competitive in the new environment. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.) Continue reading The Road to 2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library Environment for a Shifting Future

20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom

On October 22, 2014 Sherri Hope Culver, Associate Professor at Temple University shared a wide range of apps and online activities that many teachers are using (or could use) in the classroom. Ms. Culver provides an overview of each app or online activity, showed the basics of their use, and shared ways each app could be integrated into numerous classroom activities and subject areas. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.) Continue reading 20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom