No data on school library closures are kept, but a steep drop in the number of certified teacher librarians employed by school districts shows students across the state aren't getting the library services they once had.
These are my favorite apps for demonstration projects and presentations. Click on the icon or the link to connect to the iTunes Store. HINT: I use many of these apps with screenshots taken from what we are studying. To take a screenshot on an Apple device, hit the home button and the on/off button at the same time and the device will automatically capture whatever is showing on your app’s screen. Need a photo of Abe Lincoln? Google it, zoom and frame it so it fits the entire screen, then take your screenshot. You can now import it as a photo into most of the apps below.
Rebecca Morrisis an assistant professor of library and information science at Simmons College, teaching courses in school library and curriculum integration, school library management, young adult resources and services, and storytelling. She has also worked as a middle school librarian and an elementary classroom teacher.In this edition of the EdCast, Morris describes the evolving landscape of school libraries and reframes the perception of the 21st century school librarian.
What are the most critical technology skills for students to learn? eSchool News recently asked readers this question. From having the courage to experiment with different technologies to possessing online literacy, readers said being a tech-savvy student in the 21st century is about much more than learning how to use a certain software program or device—it’s about being able to adapt to what’s constantly changing.