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This is one blog post you must share with your Principal - it is written by a school principal who understands the importance of literacy, and shares the ways he communicates his values and expectations to his teaching staff and students. He demonstrates a clear commitment to improved literacy by his own actions every day. At his first staff meeting of the year, he asked teachers to write down the names of the books they had read over the holidays - explanation? If we expect kids to be readers, we had better be readers too. It doesn't get better than that. Please read. Please share. DW
1. Read, Read and Read
"Principals should not only be reading current research and resources about best practices in education, they should be reading children's books as well as reading for plea..."
On January 17, U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ, 7th), along with Representatives Rush Holt (D-NJ, 12th) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA, 6th) introduced the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLS) Act.
You create value for your library and your own position within it when you become an instructional partner to faculty and a mentor to student researchers. Starting with Course management system tools and citations lists, Buffy J. Hamilton will show you how to use free or inexpensive web-based tools to offer research instruction. By reaching out to students on the web, you will make instruction available when it’s needed. This workshop will help you start a conversation with your community of learners and keep it going.
Proven strategies for developing meaningful partnerships with instructors and students. How to support content standards and teach information literacy with social media. Toolbox tour—Google Apps, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, and more. Examples of how innovative librarians are applying these tools today.
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Talk about a revolution. Since Amazon unveiled the first Kindle in 2007, digital devices have dramatically changed the way kids read and even think about books. But it’s less clear how ereaders and tablets will affect libraries and schools.
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Hat-tip to BoingBoing for alerting us to a new Code of Best Practice in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, which is free to download from the ARL website (Fair Use in Libraries – A Best Practice Guide: When is it appropriate for a...
As we find ourselves surrounded by more and more technology in our profession as teachers, we see teachers react in strong ways. You have the embracers, the ones that think any tech tool will enhance their teaching whether it really will or not. You have those who are open but sceptic,.....
“Curation” may be one of the big buzzwords of 2011. As the amount of information accumulates thanks to the Web, it becomes increasingly important that we use tools to help us find information that’s relevant and useful.