The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. While there are many local factors affecting libraries, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and common questions; it was with these questions in mind that this report was created.
We kindly invite school and teacher librarians, researchers in the field of school librarianship, educators, teachers, principals, school administrators, educational technologists, and all interested in the field of education, libraries, (media and information) literacy to submit a proposal for a paper, poster or workshop linked to our general theme and / or one of the subthemes.
An abstract of maximum 500 words is required for all categories. You can dowload the full Call for Papers below.
You are invited, but not restricted, to submit a proposal in one of the following conference themes:
The school library as a space and place: meeting, sharing, discussing. Collaborative learning and growing.The school library as learning environment: 24/7 access to materials, resources, teachers, electronic learning environment and more.The school library as laboratory: experience and discovery in science, arts and media‐education.The school library as a window to the world: reading, writing and communication.
Libraries in all Henry County Public Schools have “makerspaces” this semester, and last week, second-graders Jamarion Payne and Emilee Vaughan were among the students trying out the one at Collinsville Primary.
In this article I examine the perceptions of social media and Web 2.0 that influence the pedagogical practices of teacher-librarians. I argue that for many teacher-librarians, use of social media is seen as risky. This perception is exacerbated by the blocking of a range of social media, Web 2.0 and cloud computing tools by Australian state education departments. I show that teacher-librarians in some private schools are not subject to the same blocking practices and thus have more expansive views on the pedagogical affordances of social media and Web 2.0.
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Cindy Tschernitz's insight:
"We teach how to learn" how true is that. "If there is a School Librarian in a school the reading scores are always higher than when there is no-one". "Library's should be the epicentre of real learning" "Vibrant interactive place where kids can create"