American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
Robin Thompson's insight:
We have recently renovated an old media center space into a digital learning lab. I am still looking for ways to improve the space so that it continues to have the best technology and serve the needs of our students.
You only have to look at their overuse of WordArt and animated laser text in PowerPoint as evidence that software features does not equal creativity. Teachers need to provide good models of creative use of software so ...
"I have been very fortunate to see Bring Your Own Technology — BYOT — in action in schools in various countries, with learners of various economic backgrounds. While teaching in the U.S., Germany, Greece, Slovenia and Croatia, I used BYOT to teach my learners with technology when little to no technology was available to us. I have integrated BYOT with learners from the ages of 4 to 80 who came from various economic situations. BYOT integration worked effectively with all these groups."
Tablets, laptops and mobiles aren't there to replace traditional teaching tools, but designed to complement them. This article will help me in my attempt to get all teachers on board for 21st century classrooms.
Via Jen LaMaster
On the face of it you’d think that searching on a modern search engine such as Google is a pretty simple and straightforward skill. And mostly, you’d be right. It’s the exceptions that are interesting.