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Carol Koechlin's insight:
I have heard many great success stories from teacher librarians who develop a project based learning experience to invite students to help redesign the library space to better meet their needs. One way to demonstrate the power of student led research!
Libraries Add Multimedia Learning to Digital Mission Education Week News They are teaching technology-driven workshops for middle and high school students, providing hands-on activities for young children, and bringing their best practices into...
Carol Koechlin's insight:
Similar innovations need to take place in school libraries. Provide spaces and tools to foster learning literacies and spark creativity.
Bloom's Taxonomy is one of the major themes at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. They have been extensively sharing resources on it and have a separate section where you can access and check all the resources posted so far.
Play is one of the most effective ways we learn. Let’s imagine children playing in a sandbox. What happens? They are surrounded by various tools. A child will choose a tool to experiment with like a pail. The child might use that pail to hold sand, turn the pail upside down to shape mounds for a castle, or wear the pail as a helmet. We can take the idea of a sandbox to encourage play, experimentation, and creativity with some of our favorite web tools by creating a “digital sandbox.”
Great ideas here for creating places for students to play and experiment with digital tools on your virtual learning commons.
As the digital learner has emerged over the past ten years, we have noticed a significant shift in the student perspective on using technology for learning. To bring new insights and context to this digital learning metamorphosis, “From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Digital Learner” examines the current views of students from Kindergarten through 12th grade with a special look at digital learners in third, sixth, ninth and twelfth grades.
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.
A 2003 TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson discussing the subject of creativity reached over 5 million viewers. It discusses how our current school systems suppress creativity. He proposes that our current model leaves little room for divergent thinking.
Here are some ways then as educators that we foster creativity.
Being connected is not easy....on Twitter building relationships and co-moderating and participating in education chats. Constantly reading (and writing!) blogs; all this in the pursuit of being a better teacher. Although the time it takes to develop a network is substantial, the benefits of connection far outweigh the efforts.
After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.
Books of all kinds are often best when shared and enriched by discussions with others. Social media will make that experience available to everyone. There is great potential here for improved literacy on a global scale.
School librarians are uniquely positioned to collaborate with teachers to infuse technology to support learning, assessment and curriculum within a collaborative learning environment. Teacher-librarians are connected to current research and can assist with best-practice in effective technology implementation.
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