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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.

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Web 2.0 Tools to Support the Common Core

05/13/2012 Comments off

Great set of resources from Polly Farrington: lib20 / workshop-commoncore.

ALA Presidential Task Force on School Libraries

04/1/2012 Comments off

an explanation of the  ALA Presidential Task Force: Focus on School Libraries by Susan Ballard, in School Library Monthly.

This task force is charged with “leading a campaign addressing the urgent need for advocacy for school libraries, as well as the impact of the de-professionalization and curtailment of school library instructional programs on students and student achievement” (ALA 2011). ALA determined that the make-up of the Task Force needed to represent all divisions and key committees.”

Read about what’s been done so far, the five goals of the Task Force, and how the TF is spreading the word about the importance and value of effective school library programs.

What does ‘safe’ look like in a digital age?

03/29/2012 Comments off

What does ‘safe’ look like in a digital age?

Anne Collier explores the issues of:

  • what safety in not
  • from coping to confidence + compliance
  • space to learn how best to be safe
  • properties of online AND offline safety

all important topics for school librarians teaching digital citizenship.

NetFamilyNews.org.

TED Talks for Teachers

03/18/2012 Comments off

As a follow-up to the announcement of the new TED-ED “lessons worth sharing” initiative, check out this compilation of additional resources for educational use of TED videos:

TED Talks for Teachers from Edutopia.

ALA Presidential Task Force: Focus on School Libraries

03/6/2012 Comments off

ALA Presidential Task Force: Focus on School Libraries report by Susan Ballard in School Library Monthly.

 “This task force is charged with “leading a campaign addressing the urgent need for advocacy for school libraries, as well as the impact of the de-professionalization and curtailment of school library instructional programs on students and student achievement” (ALA 2011). ALA determined that the make-up of the Task Force needed to represent all divisions and key committees. In a letter reaching out to these groups to make recommendations for appointment, Raphael observed:

“From cities and towns across the country, we have been hearing increased reports of threats to school library instructional programs. Whether it’s the elimination of school librarians or budget reductions, it’s become impossible to ignore the impact that cuts of this sort could have on future generations…. Because libraries of all types depend on each other to develop and sustain independent learners in an information age, it’s clear that we need an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to this potential crisis. Therefore, I am enlisting members from all types of libraries to get involved” (Molly Raphael, letter to divisions and committees, September 6, 2011).”

Digital Citizenship and School Libraries

03/6/2012 Comments off