Choosing to Make A Game Out Of Reading

Choosing to Make A Game Out Of Reading

Part of our responsibility as educators and librarians is to remind students that reading isn't just about sitting in a circle listening to each other read, or reading something that is required in order to write a book report or complete a worksheet. The goal is to show them that reading can be both a means to an end and a pleasure in itself.

Packing up Y-City edcamp

Packing up Y-City edcamp

Our first edcamp event in this region of Ohio was - and I'll admit some bias - a success. We did not fill up an auditorium with 200 attendees, and no one made any money or signed any speaking deals. We had commercial sponsors with excellent products and services, but I doubt they felt an overwhelming spike of attention in the days following the event. Why was it a success, and who was it a success for?

Announcing... Y-City Edcamp in 2015!

Announcing... Y-City Edcamp in 2015!

I've been anxiously awaiting the chance to share this special announcement; since attending my first edcamp in Cincinnati, OH back in 2010, I've always wanted to host an event closer to home. There's something about the structure of an edcamp that speaks to me, and it's become a mission that I've paid a lot of attention to in the last few years. There are a lot of plans underway for 2015, but this is one that I'm personally excited for the most.