I’ve always had the utmost of respect for teacher-librarians who are pushing the envelope and trying to lead the way within schools. Technically, a good teacher-librarian should have a head start on the rest of us as their training is in information literacy incorporating media of all types and they know how to pull it all together for the benefit of students.
So, it makes sense that the teacher-librarian group should take a leadership position as schools move forward with new information technologies. And now, they’re laying it out on the table for all to see!
From now until March 19, the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University is sponsoring a contest for the “New Librarian”. The task is to create a Pinterest Board to show how you define the future of librarianship!
I suspect that there are many, many teacher-librarians who are labouring away doing the best for their schools, colleagues, and students. This is an opportunity to pull it all together and show it off.
If nothing else, when the contest closes and the voting is over, there should be a wonderful sharing of resources as the top 10 submissions will be posted on their website.
Read all about the contest on the Information Space Blog.
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Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations
If you’ve been looking for a crash course in basic logic — or just want to explain to a friend exactly what a logical fallacy is — turn your attention to these simple, easy-to-understand videos, which lay out the basics of critical thinking.
WEJ Celebrates World Read Aloud Day 2012 | W. Erskine Johnston Public School
On Wednesday, March 7th, W. Erskine Johnston PS will join in World Read Aloud Day celebrations taking place around the world.
Cool Math & Tech Books for Free Download : Stager-to-Go
An old friend of mine, Dr. Barry Newell, is an astrophysicist who was once director of Australia’s national observatory. In his spare time (back in 1988), he wrote two classic books on Logo programming and mathematics, Turtle Confusion and the accompanying book for educators, Turtles Speak Mathematics. Turtle Confusion features 40 challenging turtle geometry puzzles in a mystery format and Turtles Speak Mathematics helps educators understand the mathematics their students are learning.
MIT opens App Inventor to all, launches public Beta — Engadget
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve already read this article. Truthfully, you pretty much already have. The software is the same (App Inventor), the milestone is the same (public availability), even the development status is the same (beta).
10 Finder Tricks You Should Try Right Now | Mac|Life
Most of us think of the Finder as just another part of OS X; the window that pops up to help us find our files. But it’s definitely got more use to it than just a file browser. Read on for a few tricks you can learn today to help you utilize Finder’s hidden features.
Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant
When a school leader neglects to allocate sufficient professional development time for newly-purchased classroom technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.
100 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest March 4, 2012 | Tech the Plunge
Welcome to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest—100 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed.
It’s really difficult to keep up with all that happens in educational technology. This is my attempt to make it just a little easier. I post a Treasure Chest every Sunday!
The growth of LibreOffice over Microsoft Office | Unixmen
LibreOffice after one and half-years as an open source office productivity suite has grown from being just a fork of OpenOffice.org (OOo) and emerged as an independent tool for those who prefer the openness and scope of work copyleft offers over claustrophobic copyright licenses and proprietary software. Following the game-changing split and backing by The Document Foundation (TDF) LibreOffice has over 25,000 code commits and 330 contributors. Secondly, it has over 15million Linux OS users, a further 10 million users are split between Microsoft (90-percent) and Mac OS X (5- percent).
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