Social networking, especially via Twitter and Facebook, has become a major part in modern life for many millions of people. It therefore makes sense to show children how to use it wisely and how to get the best out of it – just as teachers and parents have always done with resources such as libraries and newspapers. Much better to guide and teach than to leave vulnerable children and teenagers to find out for themselves without warning them of the potential dangers, pitfalls and problems.
Jane Sowter-Maranion's insight:
Teacher Librarians need to collaborate with teacher colleagues to embed Digital Citizenship into curriculum.
This is a guest blog post by Alonzo LaMont. To contribute a guest blog to SciLogs.com Community Blog, contact Paige Brown @FromTheLabBench.These are hard times for libraries of every size, shape and literary persuasion. The universal clarion call to “downsize the library” now appears to be the official economic cure-all for budgetary sanity. Who needs another feasibility study when the ...
11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people...
Jane Sowter-Maranion's insight:
Teacher Librarians must be instrumental in driving Digital Citizenship programmes in their schools. Kids need to learn how their digital footprint can affect their future career prospects.
According to information released by the International Society for Technology in Education, 88 percent of social media-using teens have witnessed someone being mean or cruel online, 8 percent of youth between 8 and 18 years old are addicted to...
By Carol Heinsdorf and Debra Kachel In 1991, there were 176 certified librarians in Philadelphia public schools. This year there are 11 and only five are known to be actually doing what they were trained to do. Five librarians for the nation's eighth-largest school district.
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