Monday, December 5, 2011
We started allowing students to checkout iPads from the library today. Sigh--still having a hard time wrapping my mind around how they can work like this, especially considering students cannot personalize or download apps. But the excitement is palpable. Today's task as our students explored--leave a "note" using the note app on the ipad listing apps we as library staff need to download. LOL App store is available but the install is blocked at school, so I have to bring them home to review student requests and download. Remember I'm on a vision casting mission here. I want them to work so I have to figure out how to keep our kids interested. I want students to use them for research, productivity, leisure, and most importantly, learning! Experience and fun are byproducts!! Oh yeah, have to share that teacher reaction has been incredible too.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The library is sponsoring a book browse from Thursday, Dec 1 through Wed., Dec. 8. Each new book is spread out for face time, as books shelved just do not seem to generate as much interest. Classes are invited to drop in at anytime to browse through. Students are reminded that they may have up to five books at any given time. Books checked out between now and Christmas break will have a due date of January 3, our first day back after the holidays!