Building upon research into literacy development in early childhood education, the past decade has evidenced an increase in the applications of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to support children's learning and development at home, at school and in the community. This article aims to look at young learners' information literacy (IL) through applications of ICTs, with an emphasis on the preschool period.
Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students. Technology can also help students better understand a concept and provide extra help for them. Educators need to start with good pedagogy and lesson objectives and activities and then look for technology that can enhance those lessons, improve teaching and learning, and help students learn.
This sketchnote was suggested to me by Dean Meyers.
Maria Popova, creator, blogger and curator of www.brainpickings.org, talks about the creative process, how old ideas are used to fuel new stories, ideas and designs, and the creative process which relies on curation.
Don't you also feel curation is part of the creative process?
Search competency is a form of literacy, like learning a language or subject. Like any literacy, it requires having discrete skills as well as accumulating experience in how and when to use them. But this kind of intuition can’t be taught in a day or even in a unit – it has to be built up through exercise and with the guidance of instructors while students take on researching challenges.
Welcome to another post rich in resources. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom that is coming in a future post. Perhap...
Via Leonardo Ornellas, Dennis T OConnor
A teacher librarian's story......I explain to him that it is vital that librarians shout about all the wonderful activities happening in their library. I do just that with this blog, the library website, twitter, email blasts, discussions with my principal, notices in the daily memo and articles in the school monthly newsletter. Since I became a librarian, I have used whatever media was available to advertise the library. I had to.
Meredith Farkas has written a good article for librarians involved with information literacy. She celebrates the advantages of incorporating participatory technologies into the information-literacy classroom.
It's difficult to ignore the tumultuous future of the print industry and I whole heartedly agree that the role of school librarians/media specialists are in flux. In my opinion, the classic image of the librarian should not exist in ...
"Check out how Twitter, mobile tech, and other social media is engaging and helping 1st-grade students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary in Glen Ellyn learn foundational literacy and typing skills in this Chicago Tribune article. In addition, through blogging and video sharing, these kids are also practicing valuable digital citizenship skills as they learn about our lives online."
How do libraries cultivate participatory literacy to disrupt what Paulo Freire calls the "banking" system of education?
About This Speaker
Buffy Hamilton is a high school librarian and teacher at The Unquiet Library in Canton, Georgia, who is passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for students and teachers, especially through technology integration.
C. Shoemaker, H. Martin, B. Joseph (2010) How Using Social Media Forced a Library to Work on the Edge in Their Efforts to Move Youth From “Hanging Out” to “Messing Around, Journal of Media Literacy Education 2:2 (2010) 181 – 184