Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Tex...
Dr. Laura Sheneman's insight:
Wouldn't we all love to hear our principals and leaders say something like this? Happy National School Library month! I hope someone let's you know you are appreciated this month. If not, then let this represent all of the unspoken words and pats on the backs from the millions of students and staff we all serve daily. Keep up the great work! We are changing lives!
Don't pass this up! 100 free ebooks for PreK-1st. English titles, but audio available in multiple languages. Grab the MARC records from CLiC, and thereby obtain automatic links to the Unite for Literacy content.
Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less [...]
My keynote presentation at this years professional organisation for the New Zealand library and information management profession (LIANZA). My abstract: The opportunities to connect to audiences an...
Dr. Laura Sheneman's insight:
This keynote is dated 2012, but it still rings true. I like this idea. The internet is not a destination for people to go to and stay. It is an intersection or crossroads. People go there (to a website) and then travel off to other places from the website. Where does your website send your patrons? What connections are you making?
Excerpt from article written and curated by Master Curator Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia: "Many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them.
The most limiting factor of all, in making an effective selection when it comes to content curation tools is the lack of a proper evaluation framework, identifying the specific requirements and needs that need to be met by the content curation tool to be selected.
I am now publicly sharing this list of selection criteria, complemented by relevant questions to be asked when verifying the availability of these features to help both individuals, small organizations and companies evaluate better, and in a more systematic fashion, their ideal content curation toolset.
Here the features-list, organized into 21 groups. (*I have marked with HS those features relevant only to hosted content curation services.) 1. Import and Export functions 2. Content Organization 3. Clipping Abilities 4. Integrated Search 5. Content Monitoring - News Discovery 6. Filtering 7. Display formats 8. Arrangement 9. Navigation 10.Editing and Formatting 11.Ownership - HS 12.Collaboration - HS 13.Private Collections / Streams - HS 14.Intelligence - Memory 15.Crediting and Attribution 16.Preservation - Archiving 17.Distribution options 18.SEO - HS 19.Reach (for hosted curation platforms) - HS 20.Integrations - API - HS 21.Branding - White Label - Design Customization - HS..."
Buffer I came across a good post from JuastAdandAk the other day. it covers many of the the things we talk about on the blog and podcast. What I really liked though is their break down of the five core steps of curation (also the graphic is great as well) 1. Find : Track other digital curators to emulate / learn from. I had a call the other day with someone asking if we had a what I consider a listening platform in our tool. We don’t and we haven’t built on for 2 simple reasons. It’s easy (beyond easy) …
But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
"I have been sharing several visuals on Bloom's Taxonomy over the last couple of years but I never came across a graphic that captures the essence of the three versions of Bloom's taxonomy as the one below. Actually, Bloom's taxonomy comes only into two versions, the original which was created by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom sometime in the 1950s of last century. During the 1990s another group of educators and cognitive psychologists led by Lorin Anderson ( a former student of Bloom) updated the original version to make it convenient with the learning needs of the 21st century."
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…
"Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section .
As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Enjoy"
Whether you’re hearing about SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books (BoB) for the first time, or you’ve been a longtime fan of the virtual elimination contest that pits the best kids’ books of the year against one another, the online tournament can be a fun way to engage students, while increasing their literacy skills. Here are some tips for creating your own mock BoB.
Dr. Laura Sheneman's insight:
To find the Best Books at your library. Could be fun during school library month or national children’s book week.
Very proud! Page 38 of the March/April Library Media Connection features an article I wrote! An Extraordinary Partnership. It describes the resulting cafe and digital lounges that were created in our high school libraries in partnership with the departments of library services and child nutrition.