When you read about school libraries these days there is a mountain of information about how the librarian supports literacy and reading for pleasure. Wonderful librarians like Emma Suffield, school librarian of the year, do amazing things from their school library. Recently Emma was interviewed about her role where she demonstrates how she goes above… Continue reading School Librarians supporting inquiry-based learning in schools through FOSIL
Over the last few years, Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey has had a big focus on teaching and supporting information literacy showing teachers how the research skills we teacher links to the Bailiwick of Guernsey curriculum. Last year we made more of an effort to focus on our offer for literacy. We already offer book… Continue reading New initiatives for promoting literacy from our Schools’ Library Service
A quick video of how to use Q-Files
Elizabeth went to Cologne to present at the Practical Pedagogies conference at the beginning of November. This is an international conference for teachers who are all sharing their teaching practice. Click here to read her blog post about what she learned. We are excited to be planning how to use our big bag of… Continue reading Practical Pedagogies Conference 2018 #pracded18
We at Schools’ Library Service have been using several digital tools over the last few months and would like to share how we have used them, giving examples and hopefully inspiring you to use them too. Padlet What is Padlet? Padlet is a software people can use to make and share content with others. It… Continue reading 4 Digital Tools for the Classroom
One of our roles as librarians who support teaching and learning, is to find new and innovative ideas to help teachers and students use and engage with resources within a school library. Over this past school year, we have started to use Breakout, a game used to teach students the skills of collaboration, communication and team… Continue reading Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High
Elizabeth Hutchinson, Angela Etheredge and Stony Evans ran a joint session at the British Isles Google Summit that was held at Les Beaucamps High School in Guernsey. We were able to demonstrate that when teachers and librarians collaborate the student’s engagement increases. Elizabeth wrote a blog about the event that can be found here.
St Anne’s school library in Alderney has undergone some big changes in the last few months. Schools’ Library Service (SLS) supports this school from a distance as we are in Guernsey which is a short flight away. This means that we only visit twice a term. On one of our visits, last year, we discussed… Continue reading Inset training – How librarians can support teaching and learning.
I’m delighted to be joined by Stony Evans, a Library Media Specialist at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas who is a guest on our blog. We shared the pleasure of co-presenting at the Arkansas Association of School Librarians and here is our journey. Introduction (Elizabeth) Way back in January I was looking for information about Mystery Skype.… Continue reading International Skype Session at ArASL 2016
Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey, as with many library services across the world, are always looking at how we can use innovative ideas to enhance schools library use. Over the years we have tried many things and want to share some of the activities that worked best for us. Google Hangouts Book groups and book… Continue reading 4 ways we used technology to enhance our library programmes