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Technology and the school library: Ideas for projects and teaching

Continuing their series of articles looking at what your school library and librarian can do to support your teaching and lessons, Elizabeth Hutchinson and Clare Brumpton look at developing technology skills and ideas for using tech tools for specific projects


How often do you consider your school library and librarian when thinking about how to integrate technology into your curriculum?

After our last article about inquiry-based learning and the school library, we want to continue this journey through the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions school library guidelines (IFLA, 2015) and the five core instructional activities of the school librarian. These areas are:

As the guidelines state: “Technology helps to extend the reach of the library and its resources into the classroom and beyond.”

In this article, we want to discuss the different ways your school library can use technology across the curriculum, from using the library catalogue and ebooks to enabling collaboration across the world.

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