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We Love Our Library: Using Your LMS to Promote Student Engagement

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Jennifer Lewis  
Discover how you can leverage the power of your LMS to engage your students in your media center program. Learn best practices for setting up your course, creating content and encouraging participation. Your students will love your new virtual library!

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: none
Topic: Library/media
Grade level: PK-5
Subject area: Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how librarians can leverage the power of a learning management system to engage their stakeholders, including students, parents, and teachers. I will share how to create, organize, and promote courses. I will also teach attendees about tools that can be used to create content for their courses. I will demonstrate how to integrate external content with tools such as Flipgrid, Nearpod, and Badgr and show how these tools promote student engagement. My district uses Canvas; however, many if not all of the ideas shared in this presentation will be easily adaptable to other learning management systems.

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Jennifer Lewis, Indian Knoll Elementary School

Jennifer Lewis has been an educator for over 23 years and is currently the media specialist at Indian Knoll Elementary School in Canton, Georgia. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Global Minecraft Mentor, Apple Teacher, Nearpod Certified Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, and Flipgrid Student Voice Ambassador. Jennifer was named Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year in 2018. You can follow her blog at http://missliberryteacher.blogspot.com/.

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