Future Ready Librarians (FRL), formed by Future Ready Schools (FRS) a year ago, announced a micro-credential for librarians—“Empowering Students as Creators”— has been developed and will be piloted by
This SLJ article by Laura Gardner is an important read/share in the wake of the latest election and the outcry over fake news sites on social media.
Once again, we are faced with the fact that school librarians’ goal is to teach these lessons in critical analysis of online information and yet so few schools have a school librarian in place.
This is an article I plan to place in my admin’s mailbox.
Looking for some expert help with tech literacy? ALA is launching a new hub meant to provide resources for digital literacy. According to SLJ:
“The recommendations call for more investment in digital literacy, robust collaborations, and more access to digital literacy programming in educational settings. They also encourage school librarians to ‘identify opportunities to embed digital literacy skills in curricular and research activities.'”
Check out the full article here: http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/06/k-12/ala-launches-digital-learn-hub-to-support-tech-learning/
This recommendation comes to us from Charles Leckenby at our District office:
Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal
Click on the cover to learn more.
There is a website, but I could not get it to load. I will post it anyway, just in case it was a browser issue: http://realityisbroken.org/
My favorite bloggers posted an article about Digital Citizenship this week. While the article has some great links, I would like to take this time to remind everyone that DPS is partnered with Common Sense Media. They offer a strong curriculum including discussion points, quizzes, pre-and post-assessments, and our own district magician whom the children love!
At the High school level, I have some backtracking to do, which is why this is a great curriculum to use at the elementary and middle schools.
This article in the Committed Sardine blog is a real thought-provoking addition to the age-old wikipedia discussion…They assert that students who could care less about accuracy in their papers submitted to the teacher are much more concerned about it when submitting to the public domain. How might this affect your attitude toward Wikipedia in the classroom?