One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library. A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn. When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money. I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.
As younger and younger children recognize and use electronic devices as sources of information and entertainment, what is the impact on their literacy skills? Largely a positive one, according to a study in the January edition of SAGE Open.
Despite many K-12 libraries finding themselves on the chopping block in the budget cuts of recent years, I believe this aspect of student learning is essential for academic and real-world success. Librarians, information ...
Imagine a school library bigger than the school it supports—with an auditorium, homework center, and a 6,000-square-foot teen room where hundreds of iPads and computers are at students' disposal. That's the reality for 9th ...
Philly.com Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant Huffington Post Many school libraries are already making strides to capture and maintain the interest of students, while others seem to always be trailing just a few steps behind.
We are honored to have co-authored a chapter with our founder, Keith Curry Lance, “The Impact of School Libraries on Academic Achievement,” in the new book School Libraries Matter. In addition to reviewing the school ...
As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.
Alison Hewett's insight:
Some interesting points, ignore the photo of outdated suites of desktop PCs for student use rather than BYOD or laptops.
"School librarians provide the all-important human connection between students and information, as well as between teachers and information. They promote a love of reading and learning. They curate collections that support a sense of wonder at the breadth of possibility in the world. Their human touch lifts information access from a rote and random activity to purposeful, meaningful learning." Taken from post.
Minneapolis Star Tribune Stacks of books are history at Benilde library Minneapolis Star Tribune While schools nationwide are scaling back their libraries for budget reasons, that wasn't the case at Benilde, a private Catholic school.
The term “blended learning” is fast-becoming one of the education buzzwords that you will hear at conferences and in news articles.
Some call it digital learning or “personalized learning,” which is another way of describing how teachers can work with students at their individual skill level and deliver real-time instruction as needed — with the help of technology.
This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
And after reflecting on conversations at the SLJ Summit and with librarians in the nationally recognized Mooresville (NC) Graded School District, I believe that a seminal opportunity exists for school library programs.
A few years ago, I wrote a post about a few school-library related conversations that I was tired of having. As I said at the time, I believe debate is healthy and, indeed, necessary to our continued survival.
The mission of school librarians in the digital age of information gathering and messaging has not undergone any real change of focus. Even though the ... to read, love to learn. Teacher Librarian in a PYP School in Australia.
I chanced upon a SIGMS session last year at ISTE and really enjoyed the comraderie, humour and sharing by this librarians' group. They lead the way using technology in learning. Although the session was directed at school ...
Teachers at Christchurch’s Riccarton High School believe schools have a tendency to ‘silo’ into learning areas. They decided to push themselves outside their own teaching boundaries to encourage their students to take more control of their own learning. Source: Article