School librarians play a critical role in today's schools--more critical than ever before. This report details some of their concerns.
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MORE than 10 million Australians are library members and there are more than 110 million visits to libraries every year.
School library staff support student literacy – not only reading, but also information literacy (how to find things) and digital literacy (how to find and use information online and in electronic formats).
They are the go-to for cybersafety, helping children stay safe online and they provide essential resources for teachers, based on their curriculum needs.
On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 'more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.' Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online.
"The news: Harry Potter's greatest feat might not have been defeating Voldemort, but teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice. At least that's the finding of a new paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, which claims reading the Harry Potter series significantly improved young peoples' perception of stigmatized groups like immigrants, homosexuals or refugees."
A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches. The pilot study led by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning placed a premium on person-to-person interaction, and found redundancies between in-class and online instruction.
E-learning has a whole range of advantages over conventional learning: It’s fast, easy to implement, easily repeated, quick to update and centralised. But it’s also a rapidly changing field, so it’s important to stay on top of the trends to ensure that your business competes at the front of the pack.
If the Game is Hide-and-Seek, Innovative Educators are the Clear Winners A Curated View Is social media the “big fake?” Fake because there is so much more than what we see; fake because we post only what we want others to see: the good pictures, the happy moments, the extraordinary experiences, maybe even devastating occasions …
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability.
"Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues."
James Klurfeld and Howard Schneider evaluate a news literacy program based at Stony Brook University. In examining this course, the authors offer ideas on how to train emerging journalists and consumers of news to be savvier and more discerning readers and reporters.