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Teaching and Learning Spring 2018

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Volume 1, Issue 5                                                                                                                                                                    Spring  2018

Access to Technology, Intellectual Freedom, and 21st-century education

Writing                        Research                   Reading

For Webb Faculty: Celebrate the freedom and opportunity that comes with the ability to design and carry out a robust, rich, “independent” curriculum.

Library Stats

Students completed 4,237 research sessions this school-year in the LibGuides platform.

With 1,263 sessions on an iPhone, this is still the top access vehicle for LibGuides.  

We currently have 53 LibGuides with 6,521 views between August 2017 and May 2018. 

Here are just a few:

  • The Senior Capstone Project had 939 views
  • Harper Lee had 247 views
  • The Biome Project had 179 views
  • Mark Twain 87 views
  • Muscles Project 64 views
  • Democracy Research Project 48 views
  • Spanish Articles 29 views

Education Best Practices

Common Sense Media recommends several Device-Free Zones.

Guess what, the classroom is not one of them!

Ed-Tech Reviews and Resources from Common Sense Media

The Library Survey

If we want to prepare students for college, career, and life we must begin inserting more technology into our classrooms not less.  Our students need to use tech for more than recreation.

When asked - 

Where do you hear or read about Webb School news?  We found that students are not using online resources, instead, they are relying on Chapel Announcements and Word of Mouth.  The results for Local and World news were not surprisingly the opposite.  In fact, 17.6% of our students get their Local and World news from Snapchat.  You might think getting your news from Snapchat is horrific, however, the Snapchat Discover section offers articles from Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and National Geographic just to name a few.

Where do you hear or read about Webb School news? 

 


An overwhelming majority of students completed the Library Survey on their phone. 

 

For the full Library Survey Report contact the Librarian

Summer Break

 

We invite faculty to read for pleasure over the Summer break.  Here are just a few of the newly released books on our shelves.  Ask Hannah for a recommendation. 

Also, don't hesitate to make a request.  This is a community library!

Sneak peek ... 

Summer programming in the library "Libraries Rock™" July 11, 18 & 25 - Read alouds about Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles! #libfeet #librariesrock

YA Books - What the kids are reading

Non-Fiction Adult Bestsellers

Book Clubs and Beach Reads

Thrillers

 

The Webb School Library and Archives Phone: 931-389-5758