We’ve certainly come a long way but some things seem hauntingly similar to many years ago. For example, Thomas Edison said in 1925 that “books will soon be obsolete in schools. Scholars will soon be instructed through the eye.” I’m pretty sure this is exactly what people are saying these days about the iPad.
Is it important to curate content? How is the content on Sugata Mitra's SOLE cloud-based schools managed? True, we do not need to know everything, but we need to have honesty, safety, and truthfulness in our information. Is there a place for school librarians in this curation?
No one said this is easy - we are quantifying and redefining the age-old process of learning. Given the importance of doing this in the terms of technology, it seems we can use graphic representations to help us think clearly in the new dimension.
Many studies have shown the value of having a full-time school librarian. There is mounting evidence that this is so. The next step is for school librarians to step up the plate with knowledge of what they can do and the self-confidence to do it.
It seems that laying out a graphic organizer for specific topics should be obvious. The resources listed here will get you started. They also present the opportunity for a teacher to draw on their features to have learners create their own mind maps.
At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.
Tweet So I am turning on my crystal ball and attempting to take a look into the future, 2013, to give you a heads up on some trends that I think are going to appear in the coming year. The list is ...
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Peg Becksvoort's insight:
Tech trends that Maine librarians should know about.