Like it or not, Wikipedia is here to stay. Dr Nicola Davies explores current Wikipedia trends and advises how teachers can make Wikipedia work for them without the risk of students becoming reliant on it.
A large part of the school experience is reading a metric tonne of books (or a terabyte, for modern pupils). But how do our reading habits reflect upon a child’s? Jane Jackson of BookSpace examines further.
Chances are, you’ve read, listened to or seen a version of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Here, teacher and author Lisa Jane Ashes applies themes and characters from Douglas Adams’ sci fi classic to look at how teachers can best create great questions.
Tricia Adams's insight:
Very useful question construction grid - could have an application in libraries too
Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Digital book talks or digital storytelling are examples of 21st century information skills in practice.
Employability is an ongoing and current concern for Higher Education institutions, and the marketisation of Higher Education has meant that data about graduate destinations is increasingly a tool to market institutions and inform the choices of prospective students. In response, SCONUL has produced a literature review on current practice in the development of employability skills. This report collates and reviews the literature on current practice with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of graduate attributes, situating libraries’ traditional information literacy role in the new broader academic skills landscape.
Implications for school libraries too in relation to IL