Joyce concludes with:"We are all about openness, communication, and accountability. At a time when we need to world to recognize our contribution to learning, we must be transparent. It should be our culture. Let’s make 2012 a year to be both fierce and transparent."
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
"Many are questioning the need for libraries to have digital collections, as access to information appears ubiquitous. With the answer to every question seemingly a ‘Google’ away, it is a common misconception that libraries and library staff are no longer needed. . . .
The provision of digital as well as physical collections provides not only what users need and demand, but also provides supports equity of access."
Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.
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.
Well said in conclusion: "Librarians who adopt these (listed) skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are." That's certainly what we all need to do!
"Younger adults are also more likely than older adults to use libraries as quiet study spaces, and are just as likely as older adults to have visited libraries, borrowed print books, and browsed the stacks."
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.
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
We're all in this together and figuring out how to encourage teamwork in school is something every administrator, teacher, and student should know how to do. The post 27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School appeared first on Edudemic.
"For the last couple of years Vimeo has offered free music to download and re-use in your video projects. Now YouTube is offering the same thing through the YouTube Audio Library. This library is slightly different than the free music available when you use the YouTube slideshow creation tool. The music in the YouTube Audio Library is music that you can download to use in projects online and offline. You can search the library of music according to genre, mood, instrument, or duration. You can listen to the tracks before downloading them as MP3 files."