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.
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.
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
Research and Resources – databases such as EBSCO host.
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.
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.
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:
Website image retrieved fromhttp://atthegates.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/web-design.jpg