Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.
The subject of libraries is near and dear to my heart. In a second life I may come back as a librarian – if there are any libraries left. My elementary school had a tiny little library; it was lovely. I looked forward to checking out books every week – sometimes I checked out books that were big and fat - books I couldn’t read yet, but books that gave me great pleasure to carry around while I periodically turned the pages.
Have you heard what's been happening in the ACT? Find out about the successful advocacy work that teacher librarians in Canberra have been achieving in recent years. This article delivers an overview of the ACT journey, identifies strategies for success and provides useful tips. It includes support materials and practical ideas to try in your local area.
The importance of grit, tenacity, and perseverance in education is not necessarily widely known, and stakeholders at many levels may not understand the importance of investing resources in these priorities.
This project aims to explore what can be delivered in face to face teaching versus what can be provided digitally and the range of resources available in Moodle; and will also discuss the value of engaging students in this work.
Despite the abundance of technology available to us now, many famous, professional writers have their own technology equation that works best for them to get their ideas on paper (virtual paper or physical paper).
The European digital literacy project, Emedus, has put up a series of short videos in which media literacy experts talk about the state of media literacy (mostly relating to their specific country), recorded at the European MIL forum.
Libraries get into technology exploration BurlingtonFreePress.com Myrick, 13, of Randolph was one of about a dozen others who joined Youth Services Librarian Jill Coffrin and Vermont Maker Instructor Dayle Payne in the e-textile Make It Glow...
"In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing."
We haven’t talked about learning analytics in awhile (at least not specifically), but that doesn’t mean learning analytics have missed the mark (last year, learning analytics were tagged as a ‘top trend’ in education). We talk quite often about blended learning and personalized learning, often times neglecting to consider that learning analytics are what really …
Karen Bonanno's insight:
Learning analytics drives the focus for project-, inquiry-, problem-, challenge-, personalised-based learning.
The report calls for every child in the UK to have a good library in their secondary school.
It makes four recommendations:
The Department for Education starts collecting figures about the number of schools that have a library and librarianThe Minister for Schools examines the full contribution that school libraries make to children’s education and developmentOfsted includes libraries in their inspectionsThe Department for Education has a lead staff-member for school libraries
Karen Bonanno's insight:
Quote from the chairperson: "We must make sure that children in our schools are encouraged to read, have access to exciting books and reading materials, and are taught research and digital literacy skills."
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …