Monthly Archives: May 2024

From “AI Skeptic” to Algorithmic Advocate

Why Our Students Need Critical AI Literacy As a part of my professional development project this year, I signed up for a wonderful course through Library Juice Academy called AI and Libraries, for Skeptics.   Though it was Keanu and dystopian futures I was envisioning, that really wasn’t what it was about. The focus of the … Continue reading From “AI Skeptic” to Algorithmic Advocate

Chapter Two Is Missing!

Today we read the hilarious book ‘Chapter Two Is Missing!’ by Josh Lieb and drawn by Kevin Cornell. Creative Writing Assignment Take 5 pieces of paper, fold, and staple the seam.  Write your own short missing-chapter-book mystery with a missing chapter.  Who knows where it will turn up?

The Books That Shaped Our Graduating Class of 2024

As they prepare to embark on their high school adventures, our amazing graduating grade 8 class is sharing the books that sparked their imaginations, ignited their passions, and maybe even kept them up reading way past bedtime! Get ready for a diverse list filled with tales that made them laugh, cry, and think.  You will … Continue reading The Books That Shaped Our Graduating Class of 2024

Grade 8 Working Workshop on ChatGPT

Grade 8 had a special library “working workshop” today on how to responsibly use ChatGPT to support their work.  Students used it to generate ideas and outline suggestions for their public speaking, and also learned how to use it to get invaluable feedback on their final piece of written work.  Students learned the repercussions of … Continue reading Grade 8 Working Workshop on ChatGPT