Videos and QR Codes in the Library


From the User Channel Calypso Gilstrap, the two videos that I found the most useful were these two: and These two videos are how to instructions on using EBSCOHost and using the QR Researcher. As a librarian, students must know how to properly conduct research, and these two videos that students can use as reference will help them on their research.

From the User Channel The Unquiet Library, the first video that I like was In this video, a student tells of the website and why she likes using it. I think students would really enjoy this video because they get to see one of their own giving them “unbiased” information on a very useful website. The second video that I liked from this channel was this one: In this video, we see a group of students perform a project. I think this video is useful because it gives me the idea to have students present their projects through video, and now I have a great example to show them.

From the User Channel PikesVilleHSLibrary, the first video that I liked was This was the first of many student responses, and I think students would really enjoy this one because it gives them an insight on other students and what their views on things are. The second video from this channel that I like was this one: This video is a montage of the schools “Back to School Night.” I think both students and parents would enjoy this video because it highlights a memorable event so those that were not able to attend can still enjoy it in their own way.

From the User Channel bbmsmedia, the first video I liked was this song parody from the group Fifth Harmony: It’s a fun twist on a popular song that would really get kids interested and serves as a fun reminder to turn in your books. The second video that I liked was this one: It’s a how to video on using NoodleTools and creating a works cited page. A video that I myself found useful and could really help out students conducting research.

Book Trailer:

The Book Trailer that I have created, via Animoto, is for the book “Tomorrow, When the War Began.”

Synopsis: World War III becomes an unstoppable reality in the action-packed first installment of the Tomorrow series–an international bestseller in an eye-catching new paperback.

When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they’re leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something has gone wrong–horribly wrong. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured–including their families and all their friends.
Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight.

In my book trailer, I used some still images from the film that this book is based on, plus a few other images I found online. I chose this book because I believe it is very underrated in America. It’s not a new series, but still a great young adult series that covers the horrors of war. Here is the QR code for the book trailer I have created:


QR Codes: One of the many uses of QR codes in the library, or even the classroom, is to use them as vocabulary words and as they scan them, the code takes them to a website with the definition and they can write it down and continue with the codes. In an article form EmergingEdTech, I learned many other useful ways to use QR codes. Some of my favorite were ways to check their work. When they finish, they can scan the code, and check their answers. But of course,my all time favorite use, and perhaps the most truthful, is that this is just another way to go green. Instead of wasting countless amounts of papers on assignments, instructions, or announcements, all students (or even parents) have to do is scan their code.

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