Thursday, March 25, 2010

Week 10: Tool Belt

Through the questions posted on the wiki page I have found that I have learned many useful tools that I plan to use throughout grad school and in a school library. I feel that students will become more involved when they learn what tools are out there and will become excited to have new tools to use involving the Internet and the computer. If learning tools can be implemented from the beginning they will find that research can be easy if you just have a good starting point. I think it is important to have students understand that they can have a solid approach to their research if they have their own "tool belt".

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Week 8... Effective Professional Development

This week was extremely informative and I plan to use much of the information I learned on professional development workshops when I become a School Library Media Specialist. The PowerPoint presentation was effective but covered a lot of information that will have to be reviewed multiple times in order to be fully effective. I wish that there was a printable bulleted outline to accompany the PowerPoint for easy reference and review.

Although the staff development workshop assignment seems extensive I am looking forward to completing the steps to finish a completed project. I hope that this assignment helps me to understand the complexity of the assignment yet give me a better understanding for further workshops.