Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.
"Wherever you are as a person and as a professional, you are still a teacher. It's a high calling that we've gone after. Whenever and wherever you are, seek to model the best of your professional and personal self. Keep a sense of professional distance.
A professional persona.
Professional distance doesn't mean be a heartless, soulless automaton. Certainly, care and love and concern for the young people in our work is paramount. But it does mean be intentional and purposeful about the ways that you present yourself, wherever you may happen to be." ~ Bud Hunt
Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects.
Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today.
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"While young people have access to the internet and other media that any generation in history, they do not necessarily possess the ethics, the intellectual skills, or the predisposition to critically analyze and evaluate their relationship with these technologies or the information the encounter. Good hand/eye co-ordination and the ability to multitask are not substitutes for critical thinking"
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.
"During the June and July 2012 sessions of the 3 day workshop “iPad Media Camp,” I asked participants to post questions they had about our curriculum as well as related topics using a Google form. Instead of just answering questions in class, I created narrated slideshows using the iPad app “Explain Everything” and posted the videos to YouTube. This way these videos can be used in class (including upcoming sessions) as well as shared with others who couldn’t attend in person. Below you’ll find the questions addressed in each screencast video as well as the videos themselves."
84% of young people surveyed said they would benefit from learning how to judge whether online information was trustworthy, yet media literacy continues to be a low priority on school agendas. What does this mean for democracy if these issues are not addressed in the very near future?
Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and ParentsMindShift (blog)Online social giants YouTube and Facebook have taken big steps to attempt to provide guidance on digital citizenship for kids online.