There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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USA Teacher Librarian Holly Clark on Critical search Skills - thought provoking....
Creating Readers: A reflective Guide for School Librarians and Teachers by renowned expert Prue Goodwin.
The book aims to help librarians and teachers: • consider the process of becoming a reader • revisit aspects of literacy teaching • challenge and question assumptions about teaching reading • initiate discussion amongst colleagues.
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.
But what do we mean by 21st century education? Things are changing around us very dramatically, very quickly. The world is becoming more interconnected, the environment is becoming less stable, and technology is continuously altering our relationship to information. Changing global conditions demand that we rethink what, but even more important, how and where we learn. We need education for the 21st century.
“iPad Cafe” spices up middle school library Lexington Clipper Herald Lexington Public Schools technology core team asked us what we could do to make our classrooms a 21st Century learning environment, one teacher had the idea of an iPad café at the...
«As the year draws to a close many of us start to turn our thoughts to the New Year and 2014 will mark a milestone in the information literacy (IL) world. Next year will be 40 years since the coining of the phrase ‘information literacy’ by Paul Zurkowski (1974). As we approach this anniversary, it is worth reflecting on how IL has developed. For many people a 40th birthday is often a milestone, a signal we have reached a certain level of maturity and a time to reflect on where we are in our lives. The 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, speaking of life, said: "The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary." When a discipline reaches a 40-year anniversary it is surely only right to reflect on its history, to celebrate the achievements and be ambitious for its future. IL still feels like a relatively new field that is defining itself and battling for recognition; however, reading Zurkowski’s paper now, I have been struck by how little has changed (...)».
Want to hang out with a bunch of really smart people? Spend a day at a convention of school librarians. That's what I did on Friday, November 15 in Hartford, Connecticut at the biannual convention of the American Association of School Librarians. What makes them so smart? They are exemplars of what the Opening Session speaker, Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, says the country needs if we are going to produce the many young innovators needed for our technology-driven new world order.