In many schools, bans on smartphones and devices are no longer in effect. In fact, students are now encouraged to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to school. How does this impact student learning and instruction? Are students prepared for functioning in a live, on-demand world? Are students using their devices effectively or just googling the answer? What types of supports can librarians provide? Join your colleagues for a hands-on workshop and discussion focusing on a variety of professionally vetted digital resources. Participants will learn how to use a variety of K-12 digital tools, discuss embracing Bring-Your-Own-Device policies, and explore ways to support digital natives who believe Google provides the answer for everything.
After this workshop, participants will be able to:
- provide instructional support to students in a BYOD environment
- teach information literacy and digital citizenship skills
- expand their professional digital toolbox with innovative websites and mobile apps
- deliver lessons that successfully infuse technology and engage students