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Talk Techie To Me: Technology Tips and Tricks for School Librarians

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 5
Experience live: All-Access Package

Participate and share : Poster

Amanda Jones  
Sarah Sansbury  
Student Sophia S.  

Are you curious about new ways of incorporating innovative technology into your school library program? Examine how innovative technology such as green screening, augmented and virtual reality, open educational resources, virtual author visits and more in the school library can transform collaborative lessons to meet the ISTE Standards and core subject standards.

Audience: Library media specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: iOS, Windows, Android
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Library/media
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
Related exhibitors:
, Canva for Education
, Wakelet
, Screencastify
, Kami
, IPEVO, Inc.
, Qball

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will examine new technology to enhance student understanding of standards and enable them to collaborate in school libraries with core teachers in new and innovative ways.

We will showcase:
Virtual Trips (examples and how to create own), Digital Escapes, virtual author visits, OER's, Wakelet, live animal webcams, stop motion animation, green screening, and more.

Evidence of Success: View publications about our library programming at


I. Why technology is an integral part of a modern school library program.
II. Meeting the standards (ISTE, AASL, core subjects)
III. Technology has a tool and not the main focus
IV. Examples, resources, and links with photos in action (poll/audience participation)
A. for student use
B. for educator use
C. for community use
V. Exploration of the technology
VI. The benefits of these technologies
VII. Questions

Supporting research

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Amanda Jones, Live Oak Middle Library

Amanda Jones is a teacher-librarian from Watson, LA. She was named one of EdTech Magazine's Top 30 K-12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2022. Amanda is the 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year, a 2021 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. Amanda is the President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, an AASL Social Media Superstar, and a member of the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Committee. She is passionate about school library advocacy and promoting the love of reading. Find out more about her at

Sarah Sansbury, Dunwoody Elementary
ISTE Certified Educator

Sarah Sansbury is a Teacher Librarian, who loves finding ways to incorporate STEM with literacy learning and the humanities. Her academic pursuits include a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist degree in Instructional Tech / Media Design. She currently is working on a Doctorate that focuses on School Improvement. She lives in Georgia with her husband, three kids, and her dog Blue.

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