The Internet@Schools track at Internet Librarian 2019 is a 2-day track created especially for library media and technology specialists and other educators who are using the internet and technology in K-12 schools. The track covers technology, tools, trends, and practical topics and takes place during the first 2 days of Internet Librarian on October 21 - 22.

Because it is fully integrated into the Internet Librarian conference as a 2-day track, Internet@Schools attendees can easily network and share not only with K-12 presenters and attendees but with the broader range of Internet Librarian attendees and speakers. Choose to attend the entire 3-day Internet Librarian conference to share and learn ideas and tactics from librarians, information professionals, and educators of all stripes, Or, concentrate exclusively on the K-12 education focus of our 2-day track by taking advantage of special internet@Schools only pricing. Either way, you'll have access to a wide range of ideas, tactics, products, and services, both in the sessions you attend and from education, library, and information industry companies and associations in the sponsor showcase.

Organized and moderated by

Carolyn Foote
Librarian, Westlake High School, Austin, TX 


Monday, Oct 21

Track E: Internet@Schools

Carolyn Foote, Library Consultant, Free Range Librarian

E101. Bull$h!+ Skills: Tools for Fighting False/Fake News

10:30 AM2019-10-212019-10-21

Monday, October 21: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Do you want to still be reading ALL CAP TWEETS in the future? Didn’t think so. How do you teach digital-age learners to powerfully and critically create and consume information and ideas? Learn about tools and resources to craft savvy knowledge constructors and information curators in your schools.


, Future Ready Librarians Lead, Alliance for Excellent Education

, Senior Project Manager, New America Foundation


E102. School Literacy Outreach: Connecting Through Reading

11:30 AM2019-10-212019-10-21

Monday, October 21: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Central Unified features three school literacy outreach programs. These programs are easily duplicated for those who want to share the love of reading and the importance of being a giving member of the community. Hear about strategies for launching a program and how to work collaboratively with teachers to ensure the success of the program.


, Supervisor, Library Services, Central Unified School District

, Teacher Librarian, Central Unified School District


E103. 3D Design in Education

01:30 PM2019-10-212019-10-21

Monday, October 21: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

How did a librarian with no 3D design experience start teaching a 3D design class that is now one of the most requested electives at school? You don’t have to know everything about 3D to create a successful and meaningful program. 3D design engages students in the design thinking process while creating opportunities to solve real problems by creating viable solutions. Moore shares 3D printer guidelines, tutorials, lesson plans, and websites that have helped make this course a success. You, too, can teach 3D Design!


, Librarian, Digital Literacy and 3D Design Teacher, All Saints' Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas, USA


E104. Open Education Resources

03:15 PM2019-10-212019-10-21

Monday, October 21: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Open education resources are freely available courses, textbooks, and more that are licensed for reuse. Incorporating them can save money, empower teachers, and provide students with relevant, high-quality content. Explore OER resources and considerations for successful implementation in your school. Learn how participants of the Reaching Out IMLS grant are utilizing OER and technology tools to provide high-quality content and impact student learning and professional development in their districts.


, Learning Specialist, Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE)


E105. Tools You’ve Never Heard Of!

04:15 PM2019-10-212019-10-21

Monday, October 21: 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our popular and knowledgeable speaker amazes once again by presenting useful and cool tools that teachers and educators have never heard of, but will definitely be able to use in their classrooms, libraries and communities.


, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports


Tuesday, Oct 22

Track E: Internet@Schools

Carolyn Foote, Library Consultant, Free Range Librarian

E201. Sustainability and Information Literacy: Exploring News Bias, Social Equity, and Environmental Justice Using a Case Study Approach

10:30 AM2019-10-222019-10-22

Tuesday, October 22: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


With the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report: “Global Warming of 1.5 Centigrade,” interest in and concerns over Climate Change has never been higher for students and the general population alike.

Throughout the presentation, suggestions will be made for how sustainability may be integrated into information literacy instruction across the curriculum.  In a similar college level course, students research and analyze a whistleblower case study, relating to a sustainability issue, with the goal of creating change. Students analyzed their case studies using the three “E”s: environment, economy, social equity and the perspectives of the stakeholders involved. Learn how these principles can translate into use in a high school library.



, Business & Economics Librarian, California State University, East Bay


E202. Media & Information Literacy Outside of the Classroom

11:30 AM2019-10-222019-10-22

Tuesday, October 22: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Librarians are fighting an uphill battle against bad and incomplete information on digital platforms. We can teach students mnemonic devices for source assessment and encourage them to use high-quality scholarly material when working on a research paper, but do these efforts translate into students’ day-to-day information lives? How can we help students navigate filter bubbles, conspiracy theories, profit-driven algorithms, and deteriorating trust in traditional metrics for authority? Join Roquet to discuss strategies for helping students make informed, reflective information choices both in and out of the classroom.


, Outreach and Programming Librarian, Yolo County Library


E203. Using Augmented Reality & Project-Based Learning

01:30 PM2019-10-222019-10-22

Tuesday, October 22: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Imagine collaborating with teachers to engage students in a digital world using augmented reality and project-based learning to empower a class of ESOL and inclusion students to design their own video games! Parents, students, administrators, and others engage with the interactive gallery walk where student ideas come to life in a burst of audio, video, and images as students express themselves in a variety of digital modalities. Using free mobile apps and software, students explore a variety of literacy standards and skills in this augmented reality project-based learning experience while collaborating with librarians from Catawba College, connecting students with real-world and college connections. Be inspired and get the playbook to try this in your environment!


, Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Librarian, Catawba College, USA

, Library Director, Catawba College, USA

, English Teacher, Salisbury High School, USA


E204. STEM, Robots, & Technology Integration

03:15 PM2019-10-222019-10-22

Tuesday, October 22: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

STEM, makerspace, robotics—the words conjure pictures of fun, activity, and excitement. And all of that can be found, but sometimes the challenge is to link the activity to learning and critical thinking. Students love to play with robots such as Dash and Dot, Ozobots, and Spheros, but moving the activity from play to learning is where the magic happens. There are resources and curriculum to support learning, and our speaker explores ways to integrate the skills needed for the robots to reinforce the concepts students are developing in the classroom. A list of resources is included, and attendees are encouraged to share their own ideas and resources.


, School Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School, Osseo Area Schools and Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM)


E205. Can Facebook Steal My Stuff?

04:15 PM2019-10-222019-10-22

Tuesday, October 22: 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) produced a flood of privacy notices on social media, but does it really protect your or your students’ rights to personal information? What about Pinterest pins or images on YouTube or Instagram? Or career info on LinkedIn or ResearchGate? Remarks posted to Twitter or Facebook? Learn what U.S. law can and can’t do to protect your intellectual property rights on top social media sites.


, Adjunct Professor, English Dept., George Mason University and AASL, Virginia ASL, NCTE, MLA

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