They said it was boring and it broke my heart. How could something I felt so passionate about be boring to my students? Creating citations is where it’s at! But still, my students labored through the inquiry process, looking forward to getting it over with.

I struggled with how to engage students in extremely important skills like finding, evaluating, and citing scholarly sources; weeding through J.U.N.K. to find gems; becoming global citizens; making informed actions; and exploring digital tools. Then in 2015, my teaching partner and I decided to go one step further with our learning management system. Instead...

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  • About the Author:

    Barbara Johnson is an elementary librarian teaching grades 3-5 in Colchester, CT. She is the vice president of CASL (CT Association of School Librarians), a member of the AASL Affiliate Assembly, founder of the @MakerMeetup2018, and a social media junkie! Follow her at @technojohnson