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Universal design in instruction or learning (UDI or UDL) recognizes that designing the classroom for maximum inclusion of diverse learning styles and abilities, without sacrificing either standards or aesthetics, will bring ...
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.
As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition of school libraries and library media specialists.
Many of today’s students do not know what a card catalog is, and challenges lie not in locating information about various topics, but in narrowing it down and determining whether resources are trustworthy or not.
Here’s an interesting fact to get you started with: U.S. public library card holders outnumber Amazon.com customers by 5 to 1. Libraries aren’t dead yet and hopefully they will never will. For more information and data as to what a librarian is worth, take a look at this interesting infographic below.
"Below is a list of some of the best storytelling apps for your iPad. This is an updated list to the one I have posted almost a year ago. Some of the apps included below are ideal for elementary and secondary, however, regardless of the age group or grade level you are teaching, you will definitely find something that works for your specific teaching and learning environment."
Any while many of these apps are for students, the following list of apps from Sam Gliksman can be considered for both teachers and students, and an excellent foundation slew of apps for any 21st century teacher. From GoodReader and Slide Shark to Printopia and Air Display, all fill different niches of 21st century learning, and the many possibilities the iPad affords."
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.
In 2013 a new cataloguing standard for describing and accessing resources will be available for use. Resource Description and Access (RDA) (Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA, 2010) will replace the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules 2 (AACR2) (The Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR, 2005). Merely revising AACR2 was deemed inefficient and ineffective in keeping pace with the changing formats and technologies of the 21st century. Hider (2008, p34) says that updating, rather than reinventing standards, is too slow a mechanism to keep pace with the speed of technological advances, therefore it seems a paradigm shift was required.
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