You’re at the coffee shop. You need to access a file that has information about your work, but as you attempt to find the file you realize you saved the work on your desktop computer, but only have your laptop with you.
Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.
Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.
Just recently, in a post here on NovaNews: 10 skills every student should learn, I blogged about the importance of students being taught Information Literacy skills: Being able to fluently use technology is different to knowing how to manipulate...
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Last week my classes read excerpts from the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. While we were discussing his precepts on education, we turned briefly to a conversation about the current state of education.
"My school had a list of responsibilities in regards to using iPads in school. So I set about producing a visual version and recently tweeted it to a Tweep friend. The Tweet was popular and got a number of RTs. So I’ve re-titled the slides for general use and here’s the full PDF version you might want to use in your school."
Whether you're a librarian or just looking to learn, these are some of the best blogs on the planet when it comes to education. From 1 to 100, each blog has a different take on what you should know about today's libraries and learning.
"The wrong idea that many of our students hold about using media in class must change. They need to learn that something being accessible, downloadable and free does not mean it is ok to use it with no restrictions."
"Creating a presentation or slideshow is a staple of any 21st Century Classroom and a skill that every successful educator has and every successful student should learn. It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations. However, now there are lots of sites and apps that not only create stunning presentations but also make it easier then ever."