Over the weekend, Beth Lyons shared one of her current projects.
You can access the resource here:
There’s a lot to like about this resource. The content is all easily accessible from the navigation menu on the left. That makes it easy to navigate for teachers / grownups as they work their way through it.
Above and beyond the technical stuff, this is the sort of thing that we need right now. It’s specific and gets you quickly to the good stuff that you need.
We talk about the value of teacher-librarians but here’s an example of what can we done when the role is taken seriously and the desire is strong to put resources directly in the hands of the audience. In essence, it’s a portal to just what is needed but not too much that it becomes overwhelming.
Some of the resources are very specific to teachers and grownups in the Peel District School Board so it’s not a link that you can pass along to everyone in the province. However, it is an wonderful example for others to follow.
Above and beyond the content, it’s important to note that most of the content is available to anyone with an internet connection. It’s not hidden behind some security wall requiring a login/password just to access. That’s worth a million these days. We all juggle many accounts; who needs another?
This approach could be replicated by others, including subject associations whose worth is determined by the support they’re delivering right now during these challenging times.
Well done, Beth. I hope that this inspires others to create similar resources for their schools. It sends a message about technology and a more serious open message about support and williness to get the job done.