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Daily MailAmazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken printThe GuardianDespite revealing that more than half a million Kindle books are priced at £3.99 or less, Amazon said a boost in ebook sales was not just about cheap books and argued that...
Article by Keeli Cambourne on school libraries being transformed to support literacy development in students. Features the changes school libraries are making to accommodate the needs and interest of 21st century learners, incoluding ebook collections, students creating book trailers, National Year of Reading initiatives and supporting struggling and reluctant readers. Also features the benefits of recent refurbishments to these school libraries.
According to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania and author of School Library Journal’s “Never Ending Search” blog, this is the golden age of librarianship.
Co-presenting a session at educational technology leader Alan November’s 2012 Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference on July 19 with Shannon McClintock Miller, district librarian and technology integration specialist at Van Meter Schools in Iowa, Valenza outlined five areas in which K-12 schools should turn to their librarians to empower learners with valuable 21st-century college and career readiness skills.
"In the last Digital and Learning Conference that took place in San Francisco, researchers and scholars cited an ever-widening gap between what they considered in-school learning and out-of-school learning. The abyss between the two types of learning is growing wider and wider as more and more students are having free unlimited access to all kinds of information online. For them school curricula are boring as they teach things that are not immediately related to their everyday lives. This is why disengagement, short attention span, and lack of motivation are among the most alarmingly challenging issues confronting every teacher today."
Interesting issues about in and out of school literacies, how to bring these together, Kuhlthau is using the term "third space" locating between the student and the curriculum. Greetings, Anu
HuffPost Book Club: A How-To GuideHuffington Post (blog)We've been running the HuffPost Book Club for the better part of a year now, and as both an editor and a book club member, I wanted to go back and go over a few things that have come up from...
Teaching in the 21st century is definitely not an easy task. Students are digitally focused and have more free access to information challenging thus the traditional prototypic picture of the teacher as the knowledge instigator.
A British Library report into research behaviour and information seeking habits finds that along with access to online resources, training in how to make best use of those resources, is lacking.
Although today's young researchers appear at ease in the digital world, a report published in 2008 provided early notice that all may not be as it seems. It told us that while young people were very familiar with technology, they often lacked the critical skills to assess and analyse the information they were finding in a meaningful way: relying too heavily on search engines and not reading articles thoroughly.
“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” -- John Dewey Rewind: The old way of curatio (RT @SBEducation: SmartBlog on Education -- Modern curation: How does it change teaching?
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