A Little Backstory…
In November, I had the great opportunity to represent Edutopia on a speaking tour across Italy as part of the Associazione Italiana Biblioteche Progetto Invitro. They asked if I would talk about the transformation of libraries and learning here in the US. To be honest, I had limited knowledge of this concept when I agreed to go. What I did know came from an excellent talk from Martin Moran at last summer’s EdTechTeacher Summit.
Never fear, I cornered Jonathan Werner (@MaineSchoolTech) at the iPad Summit right before I left for Italy and picked his brain for a long time. Over the course of the week in Italy, I learned not only from Jonathan and the individuals who he referenced, but also Carolyn Foote (@technolibrary) and from reading Gino Bondi’s blog. By the time I returned, I was ready to write my post.
Now that you know how and why I wrote that post, go ahead and read it on Edutopia! Keep an eye out for a follow-up article in the coming weeks about how to transform your library on a budget (that has a different backstory all together).