My students need maKey maKey kits, Sphero robotics, and littlebits cloud to inspire innovation, encourage risk taking, and promote creating in education. Our library is a place where we expect the miraculous every day.
In the six months Mikael Jacobsen has worked as learning experiences manager at the Skokie Public Library, his days have come to include everything from teaching classes to producing movies and offering information about Microsoft Office products. He oversees the library's digital media lab, coordinates its digital literacy offerings and introduces ideas in hands-on learning for non-traditional items, such as video cameras patrons can check out.
Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer? Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app. If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.
A great post from Joyce Valenza aboutBrisbane's Mt Alvernia College transformation from a school library to a 21st Century iCentre - the hub is the school. What's more important is the rethinking of the role of the teacher librarian.
The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.
The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.
The Colorado School Library Survey is administered each year by the Library Research Service, an office of the Colorado State Library. Surveys are sent to traditional K-12 public educational institutions. Statewide estimates are produced by weighting survey data to reflect the universe of school libraries in Colorado. Survey responses are totals based on results from the school library staff who participated in the survey. This report highlights results from the 2013-14 Colorado School Library Survey. Printable version 2012-13 Annual Colorado School Library Survey Highlights
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.
With what I now understand to be a limited understanding of the teacher librarian's role in the school community, I've spent this year observing and questioning my school's teacher librarian, gaining an appreciation of the role's ...
In my weekly search for school library news, I found this encouraging article out of Montana. This is a district that clearly recognizes the changing landscape of school libraries and changing the role of its librarians to meet today’s student needs. Does your district recognize the need for evolving school libraries? As I’ve written before, I …