Final Vision Project Scope

Final phase of LIBE 477 – What to do? What to do? What to do?

Throughout this course I have encountered numerous ideas, new technology and amazing concepts.  With all of this acquired knowledge, the question is: What is my Vision of the Future? In the reflection blog last week, we had to state what resonated throughout Phase 2 and what I will  be able to use in the future. Collaboration and Connection are the key takeaways helped me decide what I am going to do. I am going to use the skills that I have acquired in this and other TL courses to build a website.

web-design

So…in this blog I am going to “think-out-loud” in order to consider what the “scope” will be of my final vision project. I am not a TL at this time (there could be opportunity for me down the road) so I am going to build a website that I can share with my TL and staff for now. In the future, I want my website to have the ability to connect to anyone, anywhere at anytime. The website will have the necessary information for the LC, but I also want to integrate technology, and showcase my library Makerspace.Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 4.20.41 PM

Although I am in the brainstorming phase of the website, I feel somewhat overwhelmed with what I want to develop within the website. I can see exploring information by using different pages within the website with dropdown menu’s.

Ideas for pages: 

Home – The home page needs to be attractive so that it intrigues the audience to explore and navigate their way through other pages of the website. The home page would offer information on what is happening in the LC during the week. I hope to have a twitter option link to the home page

Books – Destiny quest catalogue, popular books, Canada Book awards links, audio and ebooks and book blogs, for staff and students share and comment on.

Research and Resources – databases such as EBSCO host.Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 6.09.45 PM

Collaboration corner – not sure how this page would work but I would love to have a page to discuss and share ideas at anytime. This page would allow collaboration between TL and teachers, maybe through a Google folder or padlet. In the future I can see this becoming the page for my PLN globally.

Technology or Pro-D page – share Web 2.0 tools: start with symbaloo, padlet or other helpful videos. This could also have potential to be a place on the website for trouble shooting, technical issues or ICT skills for the TL. There are so many options here.9824718_orig

Makerspace – Makerspace has been a passion of mine since the beginning of the TL courses. There is incredible potential for inquiry based projects, critical thinking and 21st century student learning. I want to be able to showcase the LC makerspace on my website pages.

References

Audiobooksfree. (2011) Huckleberry Finn Chapter 1 (video file). Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/user/audiobooksfree

EBSCO (2015). EBSCOhost. Retrieved from https://www.ebscohost.com

Pike, B. (2015, Dec.). BC Book Prizes. Retrieved fromhttp://www.bcbookprizes.ca

Rendina, D. (2015). The Stewart Library Makerspace (Video file). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5VSLlG9jQk

Makerspace image retrieved fromhttp://renovatedlearning.com/our-makerspace-journey/

Web 2.0 tools image retrieved from:

http://www.ksslibrary.org/uploads/1/2/5/9/12593506/9824718_orig.png

Website image retrieved fromhttp://atthegates.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/web-design.jpg

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3 thoughts on “Final Vision Project Scope

  1. A good idea for your final vision. You’ve identified your goals, your key rationale and your potential audience for your vision and outlined some of the basic features and aspects. A good start to the planning process and a good description of what you hope to accomplish. It seems very achievable and very useful to your colleagues, peers and students.

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  2. Andrea

    Hello Kerrie,

    I love that you included a space for collaboration on your website design! I think that in our busy lives, sometimes we need to have the freedom to provide input at our own speed and in locations of comfort and thoughtful reflection. Maybe a simple place to start will be a school-based blog for sharing ideas. I also appreciate the idea to include Book Award Lists. I too am working on a website, and this had not occurred to me. If you scan through my blog at: http://madaboutlearning.weebly.com/library-studies-blog you can see what I have been collecting. I have a rather different way of organizing, but I think you will find something that might belong on your site too. Much of what I collected was inspired by other educators advice.

    Best wishes,
    Andrea

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  3. I love your idea of designing a website for library-related resources and I’m looking forward to gleaning some great ideas from your final project. Before reading your post, I had never heard the term “Makerspace” before and I thoroughly enjoyed the video you posted. I’ve seen many great examples of how to make 21st-century libraries more engaging, but the library at the Stewart school seems to be especially focused on providing opportunities for a wide variety of learning styles.

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