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Welcome to School Librarians United, a podcast dedicated to the nuts and bolts of running a successful school library.  Tune in to learn all about the issues and challenges school librarians face everyday!  Feedback and episode suggestions welcome.  

Jan 17, 2021

Dustin McConnell shares strategies and resources for broadcasting from his library to build both a school community AND a community of readers!

Equipment and technology we use daily:

Green screen

Podcaster/ipad stand

Two Ipads



Google Slides

Google Classroom

Useful Apps-

Go Record Screen Recorder


Flipgrid (Great for including virtual students/ doing “Be on the news” type challenges

Useful Articles for Starting Up a News Program- 

Factors to Consider When Starting a Broadcast Journalism Program

Iphoneography: How and Why to Use Iphones for Broadcast Journalism

10 Essentials of Starting a Broadcast Program

Generic Weekly News Schedule-

Movement Monday (Dance moves, stretches, health and wellness feature, brain breaks, etc.)

Tik Tok or Tech Tip Tuesday (Chromebook tricks, funny tik toks, etc.)

Wednesday Wow (something “Wow” worthy happening in the school)

Thoughtful Thursday (Read alouds, trivia, book talks, interviews, etc.)

Feel Good Friday (a catch all, any of the above, or a youtube video related to the events of the week, game shows, skits, etc.)

Sample of  Nexton Elementary News Shows-

National Handwashing Week

12 Books of Christmas

Hour of Code/Tik Tok Tuesday

Curriculum Suggestions

ASB Classroom (reccomended by awesome journalism teacher @ajchambers) 

Broadcast Journalism Skills, Objectives, and Learning Outcomes