Shelley writes, "One of the best survival lessons I learned as a teacher was to engage parents. At the ISTE2016 conference I shared my tips and resources for engaging parents. Take this summer to create a plan for communicating with parents better. Trust me, if a parent is talking negatively about you at home, then you will have a difficult time getting the child to listen or behave properly in your class. However, if the parent likes you then you have an ally on your side! Engaging parents is a challenge."
Media and information literacy is a hot topic in media development today. And for those who don't know exactly what the term means and why it's so vitally important, we've put together this overview for you.
What needs to change when our students can publish to a worldwide audience? How does a teacher's role change when we can bring primary sources into the classroom? How do we define literacy in a world where we must not only know how to read and write but to edit and create and publish? Some answers.. Teachers need t
The library offers a unique opportunity for learners to shape their own experience and engage in a “learning expeditions”. Read David Jakes exploration of the great potential for libraries as change agents!
by Joanna Gerakios Has the saying “future ready” been bounced around in your professional circles recently? Does this term have special meaning for us as school librarians? As I initially began hearing “future ready” used in professional conversations, it seemed... Read More ›
We continue to hear about the lack of trained library staff in schools, despite ongoing research indicating that the presences of teacher librarians lead to improved learning outcomes and NAPLAN Reading Literacy results. Kay Oddone highlights the many benefits teacher librarians bring to their schools, and why their role is integral to both student and staff learning.
An essential component to becoming Future Ready, is making a digital learning plan before purchasing technology. The Interactive Planning Dashboard offers districts a five-step collaborative planning process. Upon completion, districts have a complete digital learning implementation plan, full of research-based strategies, including stakeholder input, local context, and district team leadership responsibilities.
The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.
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