November 28, 2015

Using Pear Deck and Nearpod for Individual and Collaborative Learning | Tech Tidbits

Teacher librarian Phil Goerner highlights two digital tools, Pear Deck and Nearpod, which educators can use to enhance individual and collaborative learning in the classroom.

One-to-One: Let’s Have One Librarian for Every 1:1 School | Pivot Points

One-to-One: Let’s Have One Librarian for Every 1:1 School | Pivot Points

Despite seasons of budget cutbacks, education leaders are spending again. One-to-one devices are a favorite. How might teacher librarians support the strategic work involved?

For 1:1, Content Is Key | Next Big Thing


Seven of the districts that I serve are implementing some level of 1:1 for 2014-15, however device implementation only works with great material, so be prepared.

SLJ Reviews the AWE Tablet: A fast device, delivering blended content to individual students


Chad Sansing assesses AWE’s tablet device, with advice on its potential use in the classroom.

Tablets in Schools—What’s Ahead in 2014


“Twenty thirteen was the ‘year of the tablet’ and good riddance,” says Christopher Harris. Time to focus on the real reason to invest in any tool for learning: content and pedagogy.

The Library as Genius Bar


In Mercy High’s iPad program, librarian Linda Behen offers tech support and more.

What Tech in Schools Really Looks Like


When it comes to the latest technology, some schools are more equal than others.