Archive for the ‘Prof Learning’ Category

Howard Rheingold on web literacies as essential survival skills

05/22/2012 Comments off

Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills:

  1. attention,
  2. participation,
  3. collaboration,
  4.  “crap detection,” and
  5. network smarts.

“As we’ve become more sophisticated in the ways we use the web, we need to adjust how we use it, being able to tell fact from rumor and able to call on the skills and resources of a community to help answer our questions.”


from Nieman Journalism Lab.


Twitter for Professional Learning

05/15/2012 Comments off

from Mark Anderson: “ A collection of my blog posts, CPD materials and screencasts on using Twitter as a place to learn, network and gain CPD from your peers.” How To Use Twitter If You’re A Teacher – MentorMob.

Taking it to the next level

05/7/2012 Comments off

Excellent advice from Dianne McKenzie about points learned from Brian Matthew’s white paper “Think Like a Startup.”

via Library Grits: Taking it to the next level.

Understanding introverts

03/18/2012 1 comment

Understanding introverts. a fascinating essay by K-M the Librarian, and well-worth reading by everyone.

Her comments on the push for “collaboration”  as the universal panacea are valuable for their insights into many aspects of education.

New Seth Godin title on education includes his take on libraries

03/6/2012 1 comment

Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning | Edutopia

02/16/2012 Comments off

Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians

02/2/2012 Comments off

Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians by John Farrier in Library Journal:

Clay Shirky put it simply: “It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.” That’s why, in the past few years, the act of quickly finding and explaining new information on the Internet has emerged as the profession of digital content curation. It is a task for which librarians are well-suited and a potential source of employment.”