One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library. A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn. When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money. I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.
Sophia Capuana carries her own library card. She touts a growing collection of books in her bedroom, which she swaps out for newer models on a regular basis at Story Time Book Shop in Snyder. And she never tires of hearing the story about how the power went out at the hospital on the day she was bor... - The Buffalo News
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) …
The IFLA 2014 Satellite meeting on Information Literacy is co-organised by the IFLA Information Literacy Section and Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. This Satellite meeting aims to bring together library and information professionals, media specialists, policy makers, educators, employers and all other concerned stakeholders worldwide to exchange knowledge and experience, discuss current issues, challenges and developments about Information Literacy generally.
This year marked a very noticeable surge in technology investment and innovation in education--what I call “innovestment"--which plays an important role in stimulating a sector that is traditionally behind the innovation adoption curve...
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Nice to talk about what we could do better in technology investment, from 4 CEOs. There is more to embracing technology than just having the latest device.
My friends at Canada Education have just published a piece I wrote for them on why schools find it so hard to innovate. I'd really recommend that you read it in its original context (not least beca...
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Excellent article by David Price. What stops innovation in schools? "Doing the right thing or doing the required thing?" (Barry Schwartz) How many school leaders feel the fear and do it anyway? Innovation is a mindset.
It seems that Shia LaBeouf isn't the only one getting in trouble for 'being inspired' by the works of the others - French viral video site Minutebuzz is in hot water for selling plagiarized love story to Coca Cola
This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning. "..Our students have a natural inclination to go to the media centre; these are now the hubs of our schools..."