School libraries have the potential to be a vibrant hub for learning, information, reading promotion, creativity, student leadership and social interaction within their school community. From an equity perspective, the school library is one of few places in a school open to all students, teachers and parents. In addition to providing a congenial learning environment and ‘safe haven’, the school library often offers a venue for extra-curricular activities, as well as school community events and meetings.
Currently, this first draft version of the Web Literacy standard comprises the competency-level grid and descriptors. Further iterations will include more granular levels of detail at the 'skill' level as well as at the meta-level 'literacies' level.
In a widespread effort to support teachers and students in the tricky art of evaluating information, NoodleTools has made freely available its Show Me Information Literacy Modules:http://www.noodletools.com/guide/showme/
With a mix of vibrant images, visual annotation and text, the modules are designed by educators at NoodleTools to engage students in information literacy and the research process. What constitutes credible information? How does source type contribute to relevance, authority and point of view? How do I evaluate and cite born-digital images and online sources?
Over twenty full modules are available, addressing source and website evaluation, digital literacy skills, plagiarism prevention and ethical writing. There are three progressive levels to choose from (Starter, Junior and Advanced) for elementary through university students.
Includes slidecast: "Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks" PLS President's Program at the NYLA 2011 Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. Abstract: Imagine libraries are places to learn and create, not consume and check out.
Not only that, it is a space equipped with technology tools, something not all students have access to out of school, and it is a learning environment, free of many of the distractions teens face at home.
Why some school libraries have flexible schedules: School districts and administrators that know how 21st century librarians should be run, using ..., Carol Natoli (Why some school libraries have flexible schedules - by Carol Natoli - Helium
How will we save our profession? This is the question that I’ve been struggling with more than usual lately, as I plan for two days of Professional Development with the librarians in my district. I feel obligated to provide them with tools and...
When we are active online we are creating our own digital footprints. This area of the website will help you understand what that means and will link you to tools and resources for the ethical use of online media.
However, school and public libraries can enhance their value by providing a needed space for face-to-face collaboration. The buzz word for this is a “Learning Commons.” In today's schools, collaborative learning is touted as best ...
Recently ISTE solicited responses to this question (Should transliteracy replace language arts?) and in the latest (Sept-Oct 2013) issue of its "Learning & Leading With Technology" publication, it includes the point and ...
Abstract: In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes.
Keywords: Media Literacy, Curation, Civic Engagement, Digital Learning
Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.
1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.
2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........
An education funding issue that's easy to forget: school libraries. [If you don't follow the Labor Section of the Daily Kos blog, I highly recommend it.] This weekend on Daily Kos Labor, Mark Anderson writes about a ...
Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) is a partnership that helps Students, Educators, Advisors and Parents efficiently access high-quality online public education courses and programs, educational materials, and technology tools anytime, anywhere.
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.