Monday, February 13, 2012

Creating and Sharing Media Center Resource Lists

by Matt Schafer- HS Media Specialist

Examples of
1.  Expanding the walls of the classroom with technology.
2.  Being able to use technology purposefully within the classroom.

Not too long ago, I sat down with David While, a photography instructor at JIS, as he wanted to share some supplementary texts and websites with students in his IB photography course.  In the past, teachers have simply given students paper handouts and/or PDFs and distributed these through email.  Instead, Mr. White and I used Follett's Destiny software to quickly create a list that integrates with the high school library's resources.  Students are able to access all the bibliographical information, reserve the book, and see if it is available or checked out.  In addition, the websites Follett Destiny displays are prescreened by information professionals and deemed solid for formal, academic research.  Once Mr. White completed his list, he simply created a link to the resource list and shared with students on his course Moodle page.

The following pictures serve as an easy, step-by-step guide to building one's own resource lists.   

It really is that easy.  As always, feel free to hit me up with comments, ideas, and questions.


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