As education technology has evolved, so, too, have the kinds of digital tools that school librarians use with their students. More than 750 school librarians responded to SLJ’s survey, representing K–12 public and private schools across the country.
The United States no longer has a workforce dependent on operating machinery and performing repetitive tasks. Educators are therefore challenged to change the way students learn and to provide a workforce that is innovative and that has the ability to design new jobs. To do this, students must learn to be problem solvers, to create products that meet real needs, to demonstrate leadership in presenting ideas, and to connect learning to community imperatives. School libraries can help meet these challenges for all students.
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.
"Mobile devices today are introducing exciting new possibilities when it comes to digital learning. For-profit Corporations are jumping on board, but the educational industry is largely leading the way for innovation in this space."
“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.”
A world where anyone can create and share dramatically reduces our need to create content. Learning and performance professionals will increasingly function as content curators—to support performance by connecting workers with existing resources, both internally and externally. The old adage work smarter not harder. Curation helps you work smarter.
Reading is one of the major foundations of any student's studies. In any subject - including math - understanding how to read and being able to comprehend words on a page is a make or break in academics and in life more generally.
Badges fascinate me. I can picture librarians using them as "rewards" for people who attend their trainings. The staff can collect a backpack of badges to dispaly on their teacher website or other appropriate place.
The Best 15 iPad Apps for Teacher Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on My_eLearning curated by Charles Myers (The Best 15 iPad Apps for Teacher Professional Development ~ | @scoopit
In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.