Guest post by Rebecca Pfile
|Tips developed by training participants|
I was invited to host an information table at our community sharing supper at the Endeavor Elementary School. I took the opportunity to be a media mentor and share some of the training that I received at Growing Wisconsin Readers New Media Training in March. And it was a blast!
Most of the info on the info board was taken from www.commonsensemedia.org and www.joanganzcooneycenter.org. I also used some of the slogans that we brainstormed for the 'wall' during the New Media Training. Along with the info board, I printed out some info sheets that families could take home and also let them know which apps that I had downloaded for training and now have available for them to preview in the library. I also let families know that I will be showcasing apps during the summer reading program.
The photo collage below illustrates the library's info table and visitors:
(Left) This is a grandma and grandson playing the 1, 2, Buckle My Shoe app together.
(Top) This is me and a student playing the Martha Speaks Word Spinner app. This app is so much fun and a great tool for vocabulary practice.
(Bottom) Here I am with an eager young man, also playing the Martha Speaks Word Spinner app. He enjoyed the apps and one-on-one attention so much that he hung out for quite a while and tried out a couple of other apps too. He really liked the Sago Mini Monsters app and played on that one until his family pried him away so other kids could have a chance.
Becky Pfile, Director