Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Project: Alabama Virtual Library
I am an Educational Specialist and one of my responsibilities is to educate the Mobile County faculty, students, parents and citizens about the resources available by the AVL. My first step would be to present this presentation to the media specialist and teachers at each school in the county during a professional development day. I would suggest that the media specialist would take time to present my presentation to the students during their computer lab time. If this is not possible, the teachers themselves could present the presentation during class time. My next step would be to provide the teachers with a handout for parents that would be sent home with each student. I would also like to email a copy of the presentation to each parent and encourage them to watch it so that they can assist their children with the resource when they are at home. I would also circulate flyers to Senior citizen centers, medical clinics, and libraries. I would set up a day at the local library when I could do a community presentation of my project. Before this class assignment I did not know that the AVL existed. I would like to make sure that everyone knows that this resource is available and how to use it. I don’t think that just presenting at school to teachers and students is enough to get the students to use it at home. I believe students will fall back on the search engine that is already easily available on their home computer.