Would I Build a Library?| The Committed Sardine | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

If I had a green fields school, would I build a library?

The answer is absolutely YES, but what would it look like and function like?

Well, to answer that question I would look at the characteristics of the students I teach. We know that they are:

information savvy, but often struggle to validate the information they collect

 

technology savvy, but need direction and scaffolding to use these tools for learning

 

media savvy, but need support to interpret and understand, but enjoy visual media

 

impatient and often require immediate gratification

 

connected communicators and collaborators

 

like to customize and adapt their environment to suit themselves

 

value transparency, fairness, and openness

 

So given these characteristics, what would I include in my library? ...