on doing what we ask kids to do…

I hope that this post finds you well. This month I decided to try to switch things up, and try something completely different and out of my comfort zone. Nicole, my librarian partner here at Mid-Pacific, has been having 6th graders in our Library and Technology 6 “exploratory experience” course create screencasts to show what they know and have learned. In the spirit of doing what we ask our kids to do, I decided give a screencast a try here.

My post is not intended to be slick, professional, or fancy. It’s just me talking about what we’re trying to do and trying to learn in our library of late. I stumble over my words, look down at my notes much of the time, and… Yeah… Kinda seem like a bit of a confused mess at some points, but I recorded this in one take and we’ve been SUPER BUSY in the the library for the last few weeks so it is what it’s gonna be. Please take this for what it is!!! 🤣🤣🤣.

Hope that someone out there in Libraryland gets something helpful from it!!! 🤞😃🤞

And sorry for my embarrassingly slow talking!!! 🤣🤣🤣

A screencast on what we’ve been trying in our library–warts and all!!! Trying to practice what I preach. A “learning vlog” doesn’t need to be perfect. We just want to communicate what we’re thinking and learning. With that spirit in mind, here’s the vlog. I normally would’ve done this 25 times, but we’ve been busy in the library so I recorded this in one take and now I’m gonna force myself to hit publish. It is, what it is… 🤣🤣🤣

In case you’re interested in what a 6th grade screencast looks like, here’s a pretty amazing screencast from Emma. I’m sharing her work here with Emma’s (and mom’s) permission.

Finding recommended websites in the World Book database.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

2 thoughts on “on doing what we ask kids to do…

  1. Finally getting back to school email – very nice job on this! You are very brave to film yourself 😉 but putting yourself out there sets a great example for your students.

  2. First of all, I think you are WAY harder on yourself, since I didn’t notice all the foibles you mentioned. Second, I couldn’t agree loud enough when you discussed creating your citations earlier rather than at the end of the research process!

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