Learning Village Library featured in School Library Journal

Over on School Library Journal today, STAB Computer Science Coordinator Kim Wilkens and I are talking about Foiling Fake News, a unit we developed for fourth graders to help them to put their digital literacy and computer science skills to the test. We had a blast while helping our fourth graders to sharpen their critical thinking […]

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Coming Soon: Spring Robotics SKOLA Sessions

In case you missed it, I’m offering two Robotics SKOLAs this spring! Learn the basics of computer science in a fun, supportive environment with hands-on activities. Groups are limited to ten and there are only a few spots left, so make sure to register soon! You can find registration forms in the Learning Village Office. See […]

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Quest: So You Want to Learn Guitar?

The final product of my Winter Quest group, called Learn the Guitar: But How? The group of five 7th and 8th grade girls chose a Taylor Swift song and created a custom musical and vocal arrangement, recorded the guitar track, recorded the vocals, edited the combined musical track, filmed the video clips, and edited the […]

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Google Home in the School Library: FAQ

Since sharing the news of our Google Home with the St. Anne’s community and my community of educators, I’ve received a lot of great questions regarding the system and the way it works logistically in our library. Check out the video above to see some the ways that we’re using the Google Home in our […]

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Coming Soon: Google Home in the School Library

Thanks to a generous grant from the St. Anne’s-Belfield School Parent Association, I am excited to introduce you to our newest library tool – Google Home. What is Google Home? According to the folks at Google themselves: Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do […]

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The 12 Days of Tech-Mas 2016

The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be difficult to plan for. As a specialist working with a six-day rotation cycle, I only get to see students twice, three times at the most – and with sugarplums and candy canes dancing in students’ heads, that short hour or two that we get together can feel […]

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Pop-Up Makerspace Next Tuesday, 12/6!

Exciting news, St. Anne’s-Belfield middle school families! Next Tuesday morning, middle school students can celebrate the holidays AND Computer Science Education Week with a holiday-themed Hour of Code Pop-Up Makerspace in the LV library. Code is hard work, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, too! We will be opening the library early for students […]

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