school library, reading, books, elementary media center
You've landed your first library job--congratulations! All summer, you've looked forward to standing in the middle of your very own library, taking a deep breath, and reveling in all that library-awesomeness. Fast-forward to August. Today, you are standing in the middle of your library, feeling pretty lost. There are boxes...
In today's fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day. Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It is important that educators help students navigate through this new digital world they belong to with purposeful digital citizenship and media awareness lessons.
*FREE!* Here is a great way to encourage and reward readers. Over the summer I actually participated in an adult book bingo sponsored by my local city library. It was a lot of fun and really did push me to try some books that I wouldn't have otherwise. I was also really excited to finish up a complete bingo line and get a chance to win a drawing. Now it's your turn to bring that same excitement to your students! Enjoy!