Using Technology and Digital Products with Effect in the School Library
- Created By Sarah Pavey
- Last Updated November 29th, 2022
Using Technology & Digital Products with Effect in the School Library
|Delivery Model||Online Face to Face session|
|What is Included||
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 7th December
Wednesday 11th January 2023 &
Thursday 12th January 2023
PRIMARY and SECONDARY School librarians who have responsibility for choosing technical and digital products for use in their school library or who wish to find out more about how it might be used.
This course draws upon that experience looking at the application of digital initiatives for the learning environment and takes some examples from her recently published book. Sarah is passionate about the use of technology within school libraries and believes that library staff can be the drivers of innovation and inspiration. The course will provide a taster of how this might be achieved.
- A better awareness of products that could be used within the library
- A knowledge of when use of technology is important and when and why it fails to have impact
- An understanding of how to put technology use into practice and how to overcome potential barriers to its implementation
With the COVID 19 pandemic, the past two years have focussed on delivering library services in a virtual world. It has given us cause to think more deeply about how we might use technology to more effect. But there is so much to choose from – how do we know in what we should invest our time and what might be just used as a one-off gimmick to gain attention? This course will consider how we can impact on our school community through the use of carefully chosen software and hardware within information literacy and reading for pleasure. We will also look at how technology can be used within physical and virtual libraries to encourage use outside the curriculum.
Live Sessions using ZOOM
Impact of using technology in the school library
What types of product have the most effect on our library service?
How do we know that a product will be effective?
Challenges of technology provision and the barriers we may face
Technology for media and information literacy
What are the features to look for in this technology?
Using your Library Management System effectively
A look at products to support media and information literacy and research skills
Exercise will be set to be completed overnight
Technology for reading for pleasure
Feedback from the set activity
What features are important for this type of technology?
How can we work with potential barriers such as access to social media platforms?
A look at products to support reading for pleasure and raising literacy attainment including the use of reading scheme software.
Technology for extra-curricular time
How can we use technology to promote our library service?
How can technology be used to enhance our displays and hand-outs?
How can technology be used to encourage students and staff to make use of the physical and virtual library spaces.