Last weekend I presented a session on Student Voice and Choice with Library Centers and Makerspace Centers at the PA School Librarians Association Annual Conference. If you missed it, though, you can still view my presentation below. Many of the resources shown are linked in the presenter notes as well.
During the session, I showed paper copies of each library center with all the materials I use at them. I also demonstrated how I’m using Google Classroom to manage the 3 types of library centers that I offer to students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades: Research Centers, Reading and Language Centers, and Makerspace Centers. This blended approach of physical center materials and digital management allows me to keep students accountable while still allowing choice.
More student choice during library class also increases motivation and student buy-in. When students have more voice in their education, they are more engaged too!
Check it out for links to freebies, screenshots, and other resources!
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