McElmeel has written about the books and their creators, taught educators to enjoy and use the books in classrooms and libraries, built webpages to showcase the books and the authors and illustrators, and in general become an avid promoter of literacy.
Along the way, she has watched young readers utilize websites, and observed educators navigating the World Wide Web, seeking information useful to their work. She has developed some opinions about books, and periodicals, and websites.
"The World Digital Library is a database of more than 7,000 primary source documents and images from around the world. Sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, WDL can be searched by date, era, country, continent, topic, and type of resource. Search tools and content descriptions are available in seven languages..."
Providing our children with the best educational resources and empowering all our children to access, evaluate, and use information for academic and personal learning - this is the critical mission of school libraries and librarians.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) 2013 Conference in beautiful Bali, Indonesia on 26 ? 30 August 2013. The... conference provides wonderful opportunities for professional development, networking, renewing friendships, making new friends, experiencing a different culture, and an opportunity to visit beautiful Bali. You will also have an opportunity to meet IFLA President-Elect Sinikka Sipila who has has agreed to be our main keynote speaker. There will also be more than 50 professional presentations, workshops, research papers and posters being presented. In addition, there will be an exhibition, a gala dinner, and other social events. Preliminary information on the conference is available at the web site http://iasl2013.org/ If you have any questions or need specific information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you in Bali in August ! Best regards, Indri Pasaribu on behalf of the IASL 2013 Organizing Committee
You've arrived at the tip of the iceberg. There's a tremendous amount of free content, helpful resources and ideas on this site for improving the array of 21st Century Skills we call information fluency (others call it information literacy). To help you find what you need, here are a few tips for effectively using this site.
The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.
IJEDICT aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing countries (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed...
The Australian School Library Association (ASLA) is calling upon Australian educational decision makers to employ teacher librarians as part of the solution to improve national student learning and literacy.
ASLA Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bonanno said the industry’s final report, Future learning and school libraries, released today, highlighted the positive role of teacher librarians in supporting future learning within the school.
Teacher librarians’ knowledge and use of current and emerging digital technologies, together with a deep appreciation of literature, can transform teaching and learning within the school, Ms Bonanno said.
“With the avalanche of new and emerging digital technologies, the dynamics of how information is accessed and utilised for learning has changed.”
“As schools pursue world class 21st century education, then state and territory governments, and other education authorities, need to address the role and function of knowledge transfer at the school level. School libraries and teacher librarians are well placed to be the e-hub of the school and as the report outlines they should be empowered to support students to learn through a variety of technology.”
A summary of key points in the report include:
· a review of the global environment in which modern learners and educators are immersed,
the educational implications of trends affecting contemporary schooling,the means of evaluating education outcomes, andkey alerts on the critical role of the teacher librarian.
The report, which was backed by a review of the research literature and extensive community consultation with principals and education agencies, also includes global and national education trends.
Contributing author, June Wall said the paper presents the case that a future focussed teacher librarian contributes to student learning through school library services and programs.
“To enable teacher librarians and school libraries to fulfil their potential in advancing modern learning, there is an urgent need for funding to support future planning and provision of teaching specialists in school libraries”.
There is also a need for enhanced professional education and employment opportunities to ensure that all Australian students benefit from the professional knowledge, practice and commitment of a teacher librarian at their school.
Ms Bonanno said that it is time to invest in the employment of specialists, such as teacher librarians, and encouraged decision makers to review the report that adds to the ever growing list of reports that indicate the power of teacher librarians in student learning and achievement.
As strangers lined up for white ribbons and American flags to show their support, family and friends of Anne Smedinghoff mourned the loss of a young diplomat who was determined to see the world — and possibly beyond.
Lourense Das's insight:
Anne Smedinghoff, 25, of River Forest, was killed Saturday with four other Americans while delivering textbooks to children at a new school in Afghanistan
It is always interesting to find out that more and more of our younger students are becoming involved with the Internet and Social Media.
Due to their developmental age, most students have some kind of difficulty with self-management throughout childhood. But, this is to be expected with children. They simply lack the maturity, brain development, and personal experience to understand how to manage themselves in every situation in real life, let alone online.
A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators. Additionally, school librarians not only participate in but deliver professional development to peers, educators and staff in their schools.
One ebook, one device, for one child is not ideal for K-12 Schools. Digital book streaming may be one way to provide schools access do ebook libraries. StarWalk Kids Media is one company distributing ebooks to schools via internet streaming.