This weekend, thousands of librarians will descend upon the city of New Orleans for the American Library Association annual conference. It's a big deal in our profession, and for the first time in ages, I'm not there. There's a number of reasons I decided not to go, but they all boil down to just... Continue Reading →
I miss blogging. I miss the community we had with blogging. I just published this blog post. And it felt great.
A few months ago I wrote a post about how I use TopHat to better engage students in my large classes. Last week I presented on the topic during one of our library's "Impact Through Action" workshops. The video below is a recording of my presentation.
This made my week, and definitely goes in the "save for a rainy day" file: I am writing to you to express my gratitude as a parent and my admiration as a fellow librarian. My son is in the business cluster this term and he shared your subject guide with me, because he knows... Continue Reading →
When a student gets your reference to an "old song," it makes you think the kids will make it someday.
Supposedly there's a decent-sized storm heading this way. All basketball games and kids activities have been cancelled for tomorrow. The fridge and freezer are stocked. The semester starts on Tuesday, and we're off on Monday for the MLK Holiday. Here's a few things on my to-do list for the weekend: Finish Harry Potter and the... Continue Reading →
"Well looky there, you learned something! You're 49% smarter than you were 5 minutes ago!" This aha! moment occurred while teaching over 400 business students this fall. Using Tophat in my business research instruction sessions, I was able to assess that my students did in fact learn something through my teaching. The Challenge Each semester... Continue Reading →