As the publishing world gathers at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, the book business sits on the brink of some major changes, with a wave of new services and devices poised to take digital publishing—and digital reading—to another level.
A nonprofit organization seeks volunteers and donations to support reopening libraries in public schools facing strained budgets.
Schools must be screened for entry into the program with prospective candidates demonstrating solid leadership, strong community support from volunteers who can commit to work during one to two days of operation, Brown said. Buildings also must be in good physical condition.
City, schools link libraries, share resources Port Townsend Leader Much like the Port Townsend and Jefferson County public libraries, those at Blue Heron Middle School and Port Townsend High School (pictured here) have removed cramped rows of book...
Beyond Google: Kids must learn to conduct research The Tennessean There is an assumption among digital natives that a quick Google search and a Wikipedia entry will give them all the information they need, says Carl Harvey, library media specialist...
The task force was charged with updating the information literacy competency standards for higher education “so that they reflect the current thinking on such things as the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the changing global higher education and learning environment, the shift from information literacy to information fluency, and the expanding definition of information literacy to include multiple literacies, e.g., transliteracy, media literacy, digital literacy, etc.”'
School libraries have a significant demonstrated effect in raising reading levels, providing learning opportunities, lifting achievement levels, and mitigating the effects of poverty. Advocacy is needed to raise awareness of their role.
How do educators keep current with the ever changing world of technology? How can Web 2.0 tools be used to communicate and collaborate with peers across the hall and around the world? This session will focus on some of the newest tools teachers are using to support their own professional learning goals. Find links to each of us in the sidebar to the left and look below for more suggested PLN resources and interesting links. We look forward to learning with you! If you want to think more deeply about learning networks and community, spend some time reading, listening and responding to the information at Bud Hunt's "Lie of Community" site.
Does information literacy mean anything after university? Is the concept recognised by careers advisers, professional and accreditation bodies, employers and others with an interest in know-how, skill and employability?
In advocating for our school library programs, we must identify our stakeholder priorities, develop a mission statement that aligns with our district and school mission, develop programming that will meet the needs of our stakeholders and collect data that doesn't just represent the number of books we check out each month, but really connects to the mission of our district and demonstrates how we support student growth.
Project-based learning, problem-based learning, and inquiry-based learning all three closely relate to the information processing approach. They all fit well with technology-rich learning environments where the focus is not on the hardware and software, but on the learning experience. In each case, technology is used to facilitate learning. It may be a tool to organize ideas (such as Inspiration), search for current information (such as an online news source), or present ideas (such as PowerPoint presentations). However the focus of learning environment is the student's excitement about solving a problem or addressing an issue they find meaningful.
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