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Challenges and Success with Online Programs? - Shared screen with speaker view
Heidi-Bloomfield
15:31
Still using Wandoo Reader in Bloomfield
Rebecca Ferrer
16:06
I was referring to support, but this too
Alessandra @ Weston
17:00
Summer Online
Rebecca Ferrer
17:00
I don't know Beanstack, tell me more
Margaret Girgis
17:15
we would like to know about readsquared in general, but also what has worked in general
Jennifer: Portland
17:17
Summer
Christina - Bristol
17:19
I’d like to hear about ReadSquared
abbeylynch
17:20
Looking for ideas to translate our offline program incase we need to go online
Lauren
17:23
summer programmin online
Alexandra Klaus
17:24
best practices for suddenly online programs?
Lauren Gledhill
17:25
more about programming
Michelle~Manchester
17:26
summer
Margaret Girgis
17:27
because digital has been a problem for us
April - East Hampton
17:27
readsquared
David - New London
17:33
Summer online, first year doing summer reading at this library so overview of the online software would be great
Deb
17:35
summer
paula ginter
17:37
summer online programs and ideas on how we can get our reading programs out to the kids
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
17:37
I’d love to hear more about beanstack
Ericka Bajrami
17:54
I think what's hardest is that we don't know if we need to do virtual "stuff" over the summer, and how much time we should spend on that vs. our traditional plans
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
17:54
and I agree with paula
Jessica Miller - Somers
17:57
I think that it would be good to talk about how to track "program" statistics in online formats not made to do that... so not ReadSquared, but more Instagram, facebook, etc.
Maeleah -Cora J. Belden Library
17:59
summer online but also being that it may be totally virtual additional issues may run into because may not be able to explain in person
Marisa Avon Library
18:01
programming in general. But also ideas of what to do online for summer reading program for teens.
deirdreajohnson
18:02
I’m trying to use Google Classroom with teens, but it’s challenging. Google hangouts works, though.
Rebecca Ferrer
18:13
What do any of these programs look like on mobile?
Jennifer: Portland
18:16
I want to use ReadSquared bc it's free, but I struggled with it last year. I would love to hear what others liked about it.
Saxton Little
18:18
I’m interested in: 1) what people are doing for ‘programming’ now (besides online ST’s) and 2) how everyone may be adjusting their summer plans - we have always used paper logs
Sharon Cerasoli
18:27
our patrons did not like beanstack.. would like to know more anout ReadSquared
deirdreajohnson
18:31
Also, we are trying to meet people where they live on social media - but teens don’t follow us on social media.
Margaret Girgis
18:34
and how to balance privacy with kids/teens programs in terms of social media. I'd love to reach uor teens via IG or Snap but I'm also hearing a lot of concerns about it
Alexandra Klaus
18:42
beanstack is pretty smooth on mobile
deirdreajohnson
18:56
This afternoon, I’ll be looking at Discord - has anybody used that?
Mary Beth Rassulo
19:25
we used google docs
Maeleah -Cora J. Belden Library
19:27
pros and cons of different online summer programs, know state one is ReadSquared but it seems like each system has pros and cons
Rebecca Ferrer
19:27
Discord is good for large numbers and discussion but requires close moderation
Deb
19:29
I used readsquared for adult summer reading and found it very difficult and geared towards children
Christina - Bristol
20:54
Deirdre I use Discord for personal use? How are you planning on using it.
Allison Whiston
21:03
What's the cost?
Alexandra Klaus
21:24
I used it as a patron at Middletown and investigated is as a wandoo replacement. it was clean and mostly straight forward. Some friction tracking time within the app
Ericka Bajrami
21:42
Can you track days in Beanstack?
Christina - Bristol
22:10
Ericka - it gives you a calendar view and you just tap the days you read. Very easy for tracking days.
Saxton Little
22:12
Is read squared free?
deirdreajohnson
22:14
Hi, Christina,
Alessandra @ Weston
22:27
ReadSquared is free through the state
Alessandra @ Weston
22:49
You just have to go to the website to create an account. If you are a public library in CT, it is free to use
deirdreajohnson
23:00
My teen gamers suggested it as an option. I took a quick look, and got the impression it might be a good way to stay connected with them online.
Kymberlee Powe
23:03
thanks Alessandra
deirdreajohnson
23:30
Talking about Discord above - sorry I didn’t specify.
Christina - Bristol
23:40
Deirdre - it’s more of a chat room, so it’s definitely good for staying connected. It would also be good for running a teen book club. I thought you were talking about using it to track books and all that.
Mary Beth Rassulo
24:05
we have paper option
Meg- Meriden
24:31
we used google forms for sign up
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
24:40
I use Google Forms for the Teen SRP
Mary Beth Rassulo
24:50
so did we
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
25:12
we use google forms for registrations, particularly for summer book buddies.
deirdreajohnson
26:22
Does anybody else use jotforms?
Jessica Miller - Somers
26:27
We used google forms for our teen volunteers to sign up to help out in the Children's room over the summer and as reading buddies
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
27:01
The folders are great
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
27:12
Who has to share info with the public schools at the end of the summer? Do you send them lists, stats, etc?
deirdreajohnson
27:19
That’s a great idea Jessica!
Christina - Bristol
27:39
Would you be willing to make a copy of your form to “share” with us?
Rebecca Ferrer
28:19
This is what Readsquared is kind of good for, the parsing of the data after
Judy Griswold Elementary School
28:26
Many schools require Google classroom now for distance learning so teens will probably be familiar with it.
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
28:39
I agree Rebecca
Judy Griswold Elementary School
29:37
Griswold and Montville Google classroom used grade 3 /4 and up.
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
29:45
just think it’s a great idea
Rebecca Ferrer
30:23
We set up a volunteer login separately than backend. With fewer permissions
Jessica Miller - Somers
31:02
^That's what we do, too. They can only see certain things when they log in
Rebecca Ferrer
32:05
We use hundreds of volunteers to input reading data
deirdreajohnson
32:10
I agree with Christina! Our directors are very concerned about privacy issues, too.
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
32:25
we only use teen volunteers as buddies for programs and set up. no private info.
Ericka Bajrami
32:33
Just our children's staff handles the program, and the volunteers help with programs, projects, etc
Allison Whiston
32:42
Teen volunteers have always just issued prizes.
deirdreajohnson
33:21
I think there must be different levels in Readsquared, as there were in Wandoo. Volunteers don’t see full information.
Alessandra @ Weston
33:47
On ReadSquared there is admin who has access to everything and then you can assign different staff levels
deirdreajohnson
34:22
Hi, Alessandra! I thought that must be how it worked.
Alessandra @ Weston
34:43
Hey Deirdre! Yes, you can set up "permissions" for different staff levels on readsquared.
Alessandra @ Weston
35:40
I think Google Classroom is only available for schools or workplaces that have g suite purchased
Rebecca Ferrer
36:02
I hope schools allow kids to keep devices for the summer, if they provided them
Lauren Gledhill
36:30
that's a good point, Christina
Rebecca Ferrer
36:30
This is a valid point
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
36:35
I’m hearing that parent frustration from lots of quarters.
Ericka Bajrami
36:39
We tried doing a paper log in addition to Read Squared last year, but since we didn't have a program "completion" (kids just read as many days as they could), we couldn't take advantage of the Quick Add feature, so it was very time consuming merging the data at the end.
deirdreajohnson
36:39
How do I raise my hand? I have a Google Classroom point, too!
Rebecca Ferrer
39:32
nope
Bina Williams
40:12
we offered paper to all. we entered a lot onto wandoo for them so we could collect stats in one place...
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
40:18
Deirdre go yo bottom of your screen and click reactions
Rebecca Ferrer
40:25
Better than Wandoo, imo
Margaret Girgis
40:40
readsquared: other languages?
Dayl Meninsky @ Eli Whitney Tech
40:41
Can't use Read Squared in schools
David - New London
40:56
Never used readsquared before, but can you use it all year around for other programs as well?
Rebecca Ferrer
41:02
YES
Bina Williams
41:06
and the we printed out the Jovernor's challenje document as well. offered a choice for those who wanted it.
deirdreajohnson
41:18
Thanks, Patti. I have a thumbs up and a clapping emoji - no raised hand? Or maybe I’m blind. ;-)
Kymberlee Powe
41:23
@Daryl, The state doesn't pay for Readsquared for school systems but school may be able to pay for it themselves.
Kymberlee Powe
41:48
@David yes you ca use Readsquard year round
Lauren Gledhill
41:51
@dierdre, I think we've been doing the clapping as a raised hand. That's technically another function somewhere
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
41:57
Deirdre I don't have raised hand either...
Dayl Meninsky @ Eli Whitney Tech
41:59
yes; I'm not sure what's happening on that
deirdreajohnson
42:14
Ah, I see! Thank you, Lauren!!
Kymberlee Powe
42:20
There are even build in Fall winter, and I think women's history month programs
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
42:23
...use wave hands
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
42:42
...I mean clapping hands
Rebecca Ferrer
43:17
That's what gives you that deep data, having to click each thing
Jennifer @ Cragin
43:17
Our families loved it
Jessica Miller - Somers
43:31
If you click on the participants button at the bottom of the screen, the list of everyone pops up on the side of your screen. Then at the bottom of that box is the option to unmute me or RAISE HAND.
deirdreajohnson
44:44
Thanks, Jessica, but that’s not working. Maybe it’s different on Chrome for Mac?
Christina - Bristol
45:44
I’m on a Mac as well, you have to go from the participants tab. It’s not the same as the Reactions tab.
deirdreajohnson
46:19
Yes, that’s what I did, Christina. It doesn’t open the list.
Christina - Bristol
46:25
Odd
Allison Whiston
46:53
I felt it wasn't as much fun for patrons as Wandoo. It was more difficult to add challenges. Our patrons had a lot of complaints.
deirdreajohnson
46:56
And now suddenly it works! Thanks again,Christina. This laptop is haunted!!
Bina Williams
48:31
it would be nice to link circ with reading records!
Bina Williams
48:39
circ system
deirdreajohnson
48:58
Bina, that’s such a great idea!
Ericka Bajrami
49:03
We disabled the family add
Christina - Bristol
49:04
@Bina - they don’t have an option for that but BeanStack does
Phillip Modeen-NHFPL
49:05
Thanks for explanation on 'raise hand'...last session I physically raised my hand
Rebecca Ferrer
49:36
Yeah, not every feature is for every library
Jennifer @ Cragin
49:51
It added the adults to our adult family program, so the numbers were higher for that program. - Our families to younger folks loved it
Christina - Bristol
50:03
You can change the ages to a drop down with 18+ the option for adults so they don’t put in their age.
Rebecca Ferrer
52:13
oh good
Ericka Bajrami
53:38
Just curious - does anyone do all online summer tracking and no paper option?
deirdreajohnson
54:05
We do, Ericka.
Jennifer @ Cragin
54:13
We do @ Cragin
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
54:21
yes, no paper
deirdreajohnson
54:25
But if a kid comes in with a piece of paper, we’ll add them in.
Jessica Miller - Somers
54:28
All online for kids and teens, all paper for adults
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
54:38
I do, (was the one talking about Teen SRP on Google Forms)
Jennifer: Portland
54:38
No, we have a lot of families who don't want their kids to be getting online.
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
54:42
we did it on purpose, worked thru ot
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
54:47
oh, yes,
deirdreajohnson
54:49
Oddly, some of the teens are nostalgic for paper!
Alexandra Klaus
54:50
yeah no paper, I would personally add any paper logs given to me
Alessandra @ Weston
54:52
We do paper for adults, online for children's and teens
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
54:53
paper for adults.
Heidi-Bloomfield
54:56
all online
Coralie~Henry Carter Hull, Clinton
54:58
`We ask everyone to register with ReadSquared but let them log i
Maeleah -Cora J. Belden Library
55:17
we did that last year but were thinking of doing paper and online this year but not sure will be able to do that this year. It was hard for the preK families to do only online
Alexandra Klaus
55:35
ScienceTellers offered an online program
Rebecca Ferrer
55:36
This month we are trying a zoom discussion
Maeleah -Cora J. Belden Library
55:57
doing Music and Movement and storytimes online with zoom
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
55:58
we are doing zoom and Facebook live Storytimes.
Lauren
56:36
we're doing an online poetry exhibit and social distancing bingo
deirdreajohnson
56:59
Lauren that sounds fantastic!
Christina - Bristol
57:06
Love this!
Jessica Miller - Somers
57:08
online storytime and question of the day on facebook
Allison Whiston
57:22
Good idea Erika!
Saxton Little
57:25
Story Times, Lapsit videos, with links to follow up activities, Zoom Book Club, register and participate in 1000 books from home
deirdreajohnson
57:31
Does anyone know a good source for creating fillable puzzles? My teens want to do puzzles.
Rebecca Ferrer
57:36
We area also doing micro storytimes, 10 mins or less for littles, can help with screen time concerns. On Instagram live
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
57:45
any copyright issues with doing music programs online?
Margaret Girgis
57:57
how are people reaching out to their teens? We are struggling with reaching them?
abbeylynch
57:59
we’re doing book talk videos for teens with materials that are accessible in our digital collections
Coralie~Henry Carter Hull, Clinton
58:07
Good question Patti.
Evelyn- Bristol Manross
58:07
lego/building challenges
Ericka Bajrami
58:43
Also forgot - our whole library is doing a Stuck at Home Challenge of activities, like Lauren is talking about
deirdreajohnson
58:43
We are creating a lot of content on video. I’ve done a couple of arts and crafts videos, and we are promoting a lot of our online resources.
Rebecca Ferrer
59:27
yep
deirdreajohnson
59:30
My colleague was doing Zoom story times, but we might be stopping.
Lynne (Lperrigo@westportlibrary.org)
59:36
@rebecca ferrar - I love the 10-minute idea for the littles
Lauren Gledhill
59:40
why stopping the Zoom storytimes?
Phillip Modeen-NHFPL
01:00:01
Music is tough, I reached out to Jbrary and they said 99% of the music they post is passed down orally with no known author, so it's free to use. Some special permissions were given to them to post certain songs (like Raffi, for example), but they mention this in their notes.
Rebecca Ferrer
01:00:25
Oh wow, simulcasts! Go Heather!!!
deirdreajohnson
01:00:26
Well, I’m not sure we really are. But evidently there can be security issues.
sharon Geer
01:00:37
I am asking if performers can present an online version if their programs that we have booked. Sciencetellers will have that option available. We are not actually doing any online programs right now but are sharing activities and sharing posts from performers doing online “performances” or live animal shows.
Coralie~Henry Carter Hull, Clinton
01:01:11
Thank you Phillip!
Phillip Modeen-NHFPL
01:01:12
Ah, I see
Bina Williams
01:01:14
I am with Heather...not in the library is a pain!
Phillip Modeen-NHFPL
01:01:16
np : )
Alessandra @ Weston
01:01:17
We are doing live and recorded storytimes and lapsit. I do a digital recommendations using our electronic resources live each week using a different resource. I do a recorded craft, a recorded fun fact video on different topics and recorded maker project each week. We are doing a mini reading challenge right now with readsquared. We do a photo challenge and lego challenge each week as well. We alternate staff members with the facebook chat each afternoon to answer questions and just chat with people for 2 hours. We have Nutmeg Voting and videos up for right now for them to do at home. Next week we are doing Zoom Fandom Event and Zoom Teen Game Night using Jackbox games. We created a goodreads group for book discussions for different age groups as well that will start next week.
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
01:01:24
What online programs are most popular with your 9-16 year old patrons right now? Need some ideas
Lauren Gledhill
01:01:24
@dierdre there's chatter on conntech and goodnight moon on how people are handling it. There are ways to do it and still show (if you're a municipal library) that you're providing services and justify working remotely!
deirdreajohnson
01:01:28
For teens to keep volunteering, they can record a story time or craft or other fun mini-program at home. We vet the videos before posting them on social media.
Judy Griswold Elementary School
01:01:41
update from Governor Lamont saying he is close to making decision on schools.
Bina Williams
01:02:06
Can we count prerecorded sessions/
Bina Williams
01:02:49
Count htem all. and their pets!
Amanda Welsh
01:02:59
we are going to have kids complete "spring break" challenges like drawing the library, and making a color wheel with at home objects. If they send us a picture of their completed challenge they are entered into a raffle to be mailed a book
Ericka Bajrami
01:03:13
And can we count the people who are interacting with us through email?
Bina Williams
01:03:24
yes Ericka!
deirdreajohnson
01:03:28
YES! For video crafts, people can do them whenever they want - but they are still participating, aren’t they?
Rebecca Ferrer
01:03:30
Count us all
Phillip Modeen-NHFPL
01:04:17
That's a fair point, you are reaching whoever views those videos whether live or not
Margaret Girgis
01:04:22
same here; our videos are pre-recorded then listed on youtube privately
Bina Williams
01:04:24
we have some prerecorded storytimes
Rebecca Ferrer
01:04:24
Like youtube, we may be in the views business for a minute
Margaret Girgis
01:04:28
per publisher requests
Mary Beth Rassulo
01:04:35
we count all attendees
Margaret Girgis
01:04:55
also for management reasons lol since there about 8 of us or so doing these from different locations...
David - New London
01:05:22
yep
Dayl Meninsky @ Eli Whitney Tech
01:05:37
must log out. Thank you. Many ideas to bring up with central office
Heather Baker, Canton Public Library
01:06:11
we’ve done that too! i love it.
Amanda Welsh
01:06:40
Thank you, Kym and everyone! Gotta go help kids with school.
Rebecca Ferrer
01:07:01
That will be very helpful. To know how to count
Matt - Westport library
01:07:07
Thank you, Kym!
Abbie Thompson - Putnam
01:07:09
Thank you for everything!
Mary Beth Rassulo
01:07:21
thank you all and Kym!!!
Margaret Girgis
01:07:32
Kym are there guidelines for teen social media engagement? I'm hearing a lot of good ideas but have definitely run up against concerns in terms of privacy and rules with minors online
Rebecca Ferrer
01:07:48
Ours will be as well, to make sur it goes up on time
Rebecca Ferrer
01:07:58
Pre-recorded content
Rebecca Ferrer
01:08:26
Yes, I agree. Views and interactions. Like Twitter shows interactions?
Lynne (Lperrigo@westportlibrary.org)
01:08:29
Thanks, Kym!
Lauren Gledhill
01:08:30
that's been a problem trying to count in the Zoom storytimes!
deirdreajohnson
01:08:34
I’m sorry I have to go - heading to another webcast. This was great! Thank you!!
Sharon Cerasoli
01:08:45
thank you Kym! it’s been a good day
Rebecca Ferrer
01:09:02
Save the chat! Great ideas in there for revisiting!
Saxton Little
01:09:42
I have to log out, thank you everyone!
Rebecca Ferrer
01:10:53
Thank you!
Alessandra @ Weston
01:10:55
We are keeping two sets of virtual stats: All viewings at the end of this when we reopen-the total number of views and then live views (the highest number it reaches during the live)