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Opening the Space: School Libraries as Sites of Participatory Culture (Knowledge Quest Webinar)

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A webinar provided in conjunction with the September/October issue of the American Association of School Librarians Knowledge Quest Journal.

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Opening the Space: School Libraries as Sites of Participatory Culture (Knowledge Quest Webinar)

  1. 1. Opening theSpace: School Libraries as Places of Participatory Culture Knowledge Quest Webinar October 9, 2012 Andy Plemmons, School Librarian, David C. Barrow Elementary, GA
  2. 2. Participatory Culture isgrounded in…
  3. 3. Relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement ~Henry JenkinsSource: http://bit.ly/opm6Ml
  4. 4. strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others ~Henry JenkinsSource: http://bit.ly/opm6Ml
  5. 5. what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices ~Henry JenkinsSource: http://bit.ly/opm6Ml
  6. 6. members believe that their contributions matter ~Henry JenkinsSource: http://bit.ly/opm6Ml
  7. 7. members feel some degree of social connection with one another ~Henry JenkinsSource: http://bit.ly/opm6Ml
  8. 8. Not every member must contribute, but all must believethey are free to contribute when ready and that what theycontribute will be appropriately valued. ~Henry JenkinsSource: http://bit.ly/opm6Ml
  9. 9. A space to create
  10. 10. Makerspace Culture….“a place where young people have an opportunity to explore theirown interests, learn to use tools and materials, and develop creativeprojects. The key is that it can adapt to a wide variety of uses and canbe shaped by educational purposes as well as the students’ creativegoals.” Source: http://makerspace.com/
  11. 11. Weather forecasts in PreK
  12. 12. Digital Storytelling in Kindergarten
  13. 13. Photo Story seasons projects in 1st grade
  14. 14. Regions of Georgia Commercials in 2nd Grade
  15. 15. Transliteracy rock exploration in 3rd Grade
  16. 16. Modeling 21st Century Learning in 4th grade
  17. 17. Documenting history in 5th Grade
  18. 18. Showcasing the Work
  19. 19. Blogging
  20. 20. Facebook
  21. 21. YouTube
  22. 22. Twitter
  23. 23. Displaying work
  24. 24. Honoring student voices
  25. 25. Connecting students toopportunities
  26. 26. Performing andConnecting with theworld
  27. 27. Painful Barrierscc image: http://www.fotopedia.com/items/2650esale76eg-91IrVPYATC0
  28. 28. What is known is passed on
  29. 29. Pairing older with younger
  30. 30. Expertise emerges
  31. 31. Pathways for connection
  32. 32. Students designing instruction
  33. 33. Students teachingteachers
  34. 34. Contributions that matter
  35. 35. Leader librarians…Learning the process it takes to makelibrary decisions for a whole school
  36. 36. Book Choice Champions…Designing ways to make all voicesheard in library decisions
  37. 37. Googleformsurveys
  38. 38. Surveying every gradewith iPads and Google forms
  39. 39. Analyzingspreadsheetdata
  40. 40. Assigning partners,categories, andbudgets
  41. 41. Making decisions
  42. 42. Studentsmarketing tostudents
  43. 43. Participatory Opportunities
  44. 44. Targeted opportunities
  45. 45. Inviting creativity…through contests
  46. 46. Celebrating success
  47. 47. Looking Ahead cc image: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/338499
  48. 48. Gaming to tap interests & learning styles
  49. 49. Planned vs. Spontaneous Participation
  50. 50. Q&Acc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/akshay012/2675109701/
  51. 51. Contact:Blog: http://barrowmediacenter.wordpress.comTwitter: @plemmonsa @barrowmcFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/David-C-Barrow-Elementary-Media-Center/128735320830Website :http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us/webpages/aplemmonsEmail: plemmonsa@clarke.k12.ga.us

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