Note: this post originally appeared in Connected: a publication of the School Library Association of New Zealand. I was honored to be included and encourage you to read the rest of their great journal here!
School librarians are uniquely positioned to collaborate with teachers to infuse technology to support learning, assessment and curriculum within a collaborative learning environment. Teacher-librarians are connected to current research and can assist with best-practice in effective technology implementation.
With the increasing use of digital media, computers and mobile devices, you might think that libraries are not as relevant and vital as they once were. However, if you think that, you would be wrong.
Take a look at this infographic, and you will see that not only are libraries holding their own, they are thriving. Public and university libraries actually are at the forefront of technology in some ways, and they are changing to keep up with the evolving needs of patrons.
“Who do you look up to as a leader, and why?” Senga shares: It compelled me to really think about the attributes of a great leader and clarified my thinking around why certain names came to mind first. My own personal list of people I look to in my professional life for inspiration, superb ideas and sound reasoning is extensive, but I thought I would share just a few who have been consistently influential.
Welcome to the Digital Literacies Toolkit. This interactive learning tool was designed and developed by eLanguages in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton with support from the university Student Centredness Fund. The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students:
- Explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services; - Familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes; - Highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general.
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.
Digital literacy is the only fully technology-dependent literacy on the diagram. Critical, information, visual and media literacy are all essential components of digital literacy. Often, people will refer to digital literacy when ...
Illustration by Eva Vázquez In SLJ‘s recent “Common Core and the Public Librarian” one-hour live webcast, Olga Nesi, regional coordinator for the New York City Department of Education, Division of Library Services, and Nina Lindsay, the children’s...
At one time not so long ago, literacy was defined as the ability to read and write and the school library was a place where students came to check our books to read or to find information in reference books.
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