Thoughts from the Library Learning Commons

by: Jennifer Aston

Red Licorice for Breakfast

This past Spring, I was teaching my Grade 6 class online, while juggling my own three children, ages 14, 11 and 5, at home. We had 5 different schedules going on. My husband was working outside of the home most of the day. For the most part, we managed. My 11 year old thrived online but had occasional tears when she needed to figure out new tech or was stuck. My 5 year.. Read More

My First Online AQ

This summer, I took my first AQ (additional qualification course) since 2010. What’s been holding me back? Mostly the online format. Now, this might be surprising based on the fact that I am very comfortable with technology and generally like to try new things. However, for years I have been hearing from colleagues that you spend a great deal of time replying and keeping up with people’s posts online and that the learning.. Read More

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