The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s dry — but if you let ideas percolate, rather than racing to finish it, I think almost everyone would find the intersections of engineering and design really useful to their work. Things I will take away: the product needs […]
Students were empowered to use technology for their learning as they were ready, and it was the librarian’s job to be responsive to this need.
[This article was originally published in December 2019 edition of the Ontario School Library Association’s Teaching Librarian magazine] I am sitting in an auditorium in Buenos Aires, Argentina wearing headphones and a team of translators are converting every Spanish word spoken on stage for my benefit. As exciting as the journey itself has been, to […]
I’ve been watching this group Canada Learning Code for awhile and trying to summon the nerve to go to one of their workshops. I worried that I would be completely out of my element and that I’d feel really awkward in a group of people more advanced than I was in the content. I first […]
Author Rosemary Lehman joins me today to talk about her book Motivating and Retaining Online Students As you can see in my video, there are a lot of stickies on my copy of her book! It was a genuine thrill to speak with her today and being able to ask her questions deepened my understanding […]
Source: Rethinking Learning Spaces A trait that I admire above all things is someone who is a creative risk-taker. When Mark Carbone reached out and asked me to talk live about my experience with redesigning learning spaces, my introvert hesitated for about 15 nanoseconds, before I responded “yes!”! Mark and Jamie and I come from […]
Designing Space for Children and Teens in Libraries and Public Places by Sandra Feinberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars The traditional role of school libraries is no longer pertinent when reading and research can happen anytime, anywhere. Rather Feinberg and Keller maintain that the future success of high school libraries lies within our ability […]
The Third Teacher by OWP/P Architects My rating: 4 of 5 stars Upon finishing The Third Teacher, I immediately catalogued it and put it in our professional development resource section. The versatility of the experts that speak out for design in education in this book make it a rich read. It isn’t a how to, […]