Sunday, September 7, 2014

MCHS Library Orientations Underway!

If you know me, you know that I am a HUGE believer in the value of blogging. I promote blogging to both teachers and students, and I have two blogs: this one, and my library blog. My Google Teacher Academy is about blogging, so you will be hearing a lot more about that from me soon.

I have two blogging problems:

  • I never seem to be able to get to posting as often as I want, and I often end up "skipping" topics because I didn't get to them in a timely fashion and then decide it's too late. :-(
  • I regularly have the dilemma of not being able to decide which of my two blogs to post to. 
So, this posting isn't about how I solved either problem, although I wish I could! It is simply to tell you that I just did a posting this morning on my library blog I hope you'll read if you are interested in how I redesigned Day 2 of my library orientation this year to go completely paperless and to include several of the concepts I came away from the Google Teacher Academy with: 
  • have students work in teams (I had been doing that part already)
  • don't over-explain how to do things, 
  • make it fast-paced by limiting the time to accomplish tasks, 
  • and have students share out what they learned or did at the end
And, yeah, it also incorporates some great Google tools, including Google's latest, Google Classroom. 

And, standby for my next posting about the Somewhat Virtual Book Club. I'm going to do that one on this blog. Thanks for reading!

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